How to Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse

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What would you need in case of the worst?  Flesh-eating living dead walking the earth?  We’ve actually talked about this a great deal in our household and these are the things that we’ve decided we should do to prepare:

  • Stock up on canned goods.  And water.  You can last a whole lot longer without food than you can without hydration.  I’m not about to drink out of the Mon even if I am met with dehydration.
  • Stock up on weapons and ammo.  Practice using those weapons before the infection spreads.
  • Maybe get a book like this one for those situations you didn’t think to prepare for.
  • First aid kit.
  • Get over any paralyzing fears we (more appropriately, I) might have.
  • Get good boots.  He’s always about good footwear.  And the zombie apocalypse is no exception.
So we’re a lot of talk, mostly.  What do we actually do?  We get an extra canned good for storage every time we go to the store.  And a thing of water.  We build up the storage slowly but surely.  I think we have a first aid kit.  The fact that I’m uncertain means I undoubtedly need to update it.  I got boots for Christmas last year.  But like all of my shoes, I wore them relentlessly and tore them up beyond repair.
What do you do to prepare for the end of the world?  Zombie apocalypse, Mayan calendars, the human race killing itself off with its own warfare, global warming, or simply getting laid off…there’s a lot of scenarios and a lot of ideas on how to get ready.  Let’s share.

22 thoughts on “How to Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse

  1. Meredith

    I think I would just curl up in a ball and give up– I am such a wimp. The one time I saw Walking Dead, I was completely terrified. Go your for preparedness! Very wise move.

    1. femmefrugality

      Oh, my gosh! Me, too! I tried to tough it out last year for the boyfriend…I’ll watch one creepy movie/show around this time of year for him. But I just couldn’t do it. I think I woke up in the middle of the night crying and he decided one episode was enough.

  2. Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy

    Timely post, as I just finished watching The Walking Dead (over a huuuge plate of nachos, too, which makes it even more disturbing.)

    Stick me in with the wuss crowd—I’ll be nestled against the liquor getting sauced before I am nibbled alive! :p

    (In the event of a serious disaster, I do try to have an awareness and educate myself on how to find edibles and clean water out in the wilderness.)

  3. Miss Caitlin S.

    haha, if I had the room- I would definitely start a stock pile of water and food! I just don’t have enough space for that right now. But I do agree it is a good thing to do!! A few members of my family have a little stash in case of emergencies and I always feel better knowing I can reach them 🙂

  4. John S @ Frugal Rules

    My plan is to find the nearest, largest bottle of vodka and just watching it all unfold…Seriously though, we don’t have a whole lot planned. We tend to buy in bulk when there are good sales and generally have enough on hold to get us through a few weeks.

    1. femmefrugality

      I heard a thing on the radio today that you can actually get scared to death. I’m pretty sure that’s what would happen to me, so I don’t know why I’m even worrying about provisions.

  5. CF @ OutlierModel

    I’m trying to convince Brian that we need an inflatable boat in case we need to make our escape via water. Other than that, we get a flat of bottled water when it goes on sale for $1 (we use it up throughout the year for road trips and such), and we always try to have a variety of canned goods like soup, veggies and beans.

    I’m also thinking of learning how to shoot…

  6. KK@ Student Debt Survivor

    Well I’m not sure about a zombie apocalypse, but we are preparing a little bit for the “Frankenstorm”. I don’t think we’re in real danger, but we’re going to buy a few extra bottles of water and check to make sure our flashlights work. We have a huge supply of non-perishables and candles thanks to my crazy couponing.

    1. femmefrugality

      True story! Being prepared for an emergency doesn’t just include the fantastic. I hope everything stays calm where you’re at! I heard a guy on the radio today refusing to evacuate because it wasn’t as bad as they said it was going to be last year. ???? Ever heard of Katrina????

  7. Monica

    Oh boy. We need to be more prepared over here! Thanks for the reminder about the first aid kit. We need to head out tomorrow morning. I’m sure it will be a consumers zoo out there! Thinking of you, from NYC – xx – Monica


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