Skip to comments.CDC Warns Public to Prepare for 'Zombie Apocalypse'
Posted on 05/18/2011 2:42:21 PM PDT by Kartographer
Are you prepared for the impending zombie invasion?
That's the question posed by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention in a Monday blog posting gruesomely titled, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse." And while it's no joke, CDC officials say it's all about emergency preparation.
"There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for," the posting reads. "Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That's right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you'll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you'll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency."
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The whole zombie apocalypse started as a joke - the idea was to be prepared for whatever happened, no matter how bizarre or seemingly unlikely.
Mrs. Prince of Space
One of the nice things about living a rural life is the fact that we’re already free of all that urban “help”.
I am hoping for traditional zombies and not the newer “rage” zombies. The traditional ones are slower and easily killed with a cricket or baseball bat or some other club.
Did you notice that they never mentioned a gun for protection? What would be the best gun for protection from the zombies?
That’s what they want you to think.
I’d go with a sawed-off 12-gauge myself...
I would hate to be living in a large city in these times.
“My son (age 29) and I use that euphemism to describe my preparations for when the SHTF.”
My daughter and I as well (she is 22). She asked me why I bought a place in the country with acreage. I told her; chickens, turkeys, cows, rabbits and a big-ass garden. In case of zombies (civil order disruption, food riots, martial law) me and mine will be ready to take care of ourselves and some of our neighbors.
I use the term “zombie apocalyps” to describe what happens when Obama loses the 2012 election and his brainless supporters take to the streets to “take back the country Obama game them.”
My son and I have this discussion frequently because I’m a prepper and he plays zombie video games. My theory is whatever hold the most bullets. You don’t want your arm chewed off while you’re trying to reload (I stole that quote from a list of things to have in a zombie attach.)
I lot of people I know use that euphemism to describe their preparations for what happens when the welfare checks bounce.
The zombies aren’t coming. They are already here. They’re called liberals.
Personally, the “rage” type zombies represent, at least for me, a greater challenge. :-)
Just don’t make me sit through “Dead Girl” again...
Screw the challenge, I’d rather live. I just ain’t that quick.
Apparently the CDC is run by zombies...how juvenile of them.
If we have to do this, couldn't it be vampires? The sexy kind with ultra good looks and low cut nightgowns, that leave you in ecstasy even as they bite you. Not the uglier than zombie kind, that's just an excuse to spray blood everywhere.
On a serious note for those who maybe just starting to ‘prep’ might like to take a look at my Preparedness Manual which thanks to Freeper eaker is available for free download at:
USA Today says that the world is coming to an end on the 21st. This is a full page ad from some kooks out in CA. Makes me not want to go to the grocery store any time soon....don’t want to waste my time and money.
actually, I’m better prepared for a zombie apocalypse than I am for a tornado. and I live in tornado country.
I’m more worried bout Steel Robots.
The katana will be the preferred weapon against zombies. It takes heads and limbs off nicely and it never runs out of bullets. I have 4 katanas. just to be safe.
This is symptomatic of a government that wants to control your life and refuses to believe that the US Consitution actually means what it says with respect to the Second Amendment, that wife-beathing and spousal abuse is a criminal problem with a potential health related outcome, and that McDonalds and other junk food purveyors are forcing this food on the people they are really worried about - minorities.
As for actual diseases their track record with Swine Flu SUCKS! The volatile cocktail they concocted in the 70s caused more harm than any distinguishable good that has been documented. They are worthless.
Laughing my ass off over your post!!! But then I thought that “actually, I”m better prepared for a zombie apocalypse than I am for a forestfire. And I live in forest fire country.”
Some things are tougher to prep for.
Banjos have been known to work in a pinch.....
Well thats good. Because that is where most of the urban folk think they are going to eat.
A real man can never have to many katanas!
A shotgun is the wrong weapon, the ammunition is large and heavy, target aqusition is slow and labor intensive, reloading, and the wear and tear of the shooting would consume time and wear you out.
AR-15s are ideal, they are built to quickly engage multiple targets, have 40 round magazines, and are meant to reload in 3 or 4 seconds.
Remember, the object is to pop their heads, not ‘blow them away’
Will you survive a zombie invasion? Take the test:
[Hints: hunting rifle, and do NOT trust the dog.]
See post 38.
That’s what they want you to think.
If they’re willing to work, they’ll eat. If they aren’t willing to work, they’ll be repelled.
They are pretty repellent already!
Best primary weapon for all zombie types would be a sound suppressed firearm mounted with an optical sight, preferably a sidearm that allows you to carry a suitable amount of ammunition without too much encumbrance and is ready for hasty action when necessary.
Shrieker zombies (the freshly-dead zombies not in advanced states of decay which still maintain heightened states of sensory perception) can and will alert a throng of common Shamblers to the location of gunfire and other high decibel organic noises, so this type will have to be eliminated first without alerting other nearby Shriekers.
Eliminating Shriekers means you'll need a firearm that suppresses very well, is economically suitable for your carry load, and is accurate enough for short range headshots so as to not require unnecessary follow-up shots because of misses or indistinct hits to the zombies' non-vital animation control system. This points to a suppressed pistol firing large caliber subsonic rounds: .45 ACP and a well-mounted industry grade sound suppressor. The need for illuminated Tritium night sights and even a small red dot LED-style optic should be obvious.
While you'll certainly need heavier firepower spread out amongst your band of survivors, the sort of silenced pistol described above should be regarded as the primary Shrieker eliminator at ranges up to 50 meters, and possibly out to 100 meters. Remaining Shambler types of zombies, including those in advanced states of decay which have little to no sensory perception at all, can be eliminated with regular gunfire and hand combat weapons once the Shriekers are downed.
Hunters and Boomers/Vomiters can be bypassed or eliminated from long range using tactical rifles while you're perched in a hardened safe position from the zombie horde.
Remember, all you have to do is make it through the expected three or four weeks of the zombie pandemic before even the zombies in the least state of decay start to de-animate and become no longer a threat to living biologicals. You do not need to engage and eliminate every zombie if you know how to minimize your presence.
Banjos have been known to work in a pinch.....
Not the first weapon I’d pick.
I’m assuming zombies can’t swim and I could easily last 3 weeks on a pontoon raft out in the middle of the lake.
Your pontoon raft would be 'less' in this case, but only compared to the following example of 'more':
Zombies wouldn't have a flippin' chance against that fortification, presuming you cleared the keep of any zombies (probably just tourists) which may be inside.
On the prepper question regarding food:
a second shot each from close range once they drop, just in case,
and enough practice that you can hit a non-moving squirrel in the pick your target (head, neck, chest) at 10-20 yards (and are therefore more than good enough for zombies)
With an air gun, serving-sized fresh meat is readily available and almost unlimited. Store grain, vitamins, and a means to cook, and you’re not quite set but at least well on your way.