Zombie Defense Plans
If you are looking for the right ammo to have on hand for the Zombie Apocalypse, this may be just the stuff you are looking for.
The video says it all.
From Hornady. Remember, this is LIVE ammunition, not a toy, not a joke, but the real McCoy, and meant to be used only on Zombies, or maybe at your local gun range against paper targets.
One of the best things about writing Liberty SF is when I am handed a golden opportunity to combine both politics and SF Fandom into an article. A recent blog post on the Center for Disease Control’s blog has presented me with just such an opportunity. I got wind of this last night via Facebook, but the CDC site would not load due to increased traffic volumes. Same has been holding true since it hit FoxNews. Why the traffic? The CDC blog has published a piece on preparing for the impending Zombie Apocalypse.
The article on the CDC starts off simple enough with the history and origins of Zombies. It’s short, but sweet, and straight to the point. Once you get through that part, you get into the meat (or brains?) of the article.
So what do you need to do before zombies…or hurricanes or pandemics for example, actually happen? First of all, you should have an emergency kit in your house. This includes things like water, food, and other supplies to get you through the first couple of days before you can locate a zombie-free refugee camp.
Okay, good start. You need a disaster preparedness kit, bugout bag, or some such survival set up, because when the Zombie Apocalypse comes, all hell (literally) will be breaking loose, and you don’t want to be caught with your pants down like some city boy living in Haight-Ashbury.
What does the CDC list for your kit?
Water (1 gallon per person per day)
Food (stock up on non-perishable items that you eat regularly)
Medications (this includes prescription and non-prescription meds)
Tools and Supplies (utility knife, duct tape, battery powered radio, etc.)
Sanitation and Hygiene (household bleach, soap, towels, etc.)
Clothing and Bedding (a change of clothes for each family member and blankets)
Important documents (copies of your driver’s license, passport, and birth certificate to name a few)
First Aid supplies (although you’re a goner if a zombie bites you, you can use these supplies to treat basic cuts and lacerations that you might get during a tornado or hurricane)
A good start for general preparedness, but lacks a lot of essentials in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse (or even a more realistic Red Dawn scenario when the ChiCos come to foreclose on the USA). Even clicking through the links to extended list of survival gear, it is still lacking something: guns and ammo! Yep, how do they expect us to survive a Zombie Apocalypse without at least a good Glock that is ready to rock? Heck, even in California, prior to the Leftie takeover of the statehouse, they used to list having a 12-gauge shotgun and 2 boxes of shells as part of your earthquake kit (to deter looters). Sadly, that particular recommendation was eventually stripped. I wish I had an archive of that page!
Seriously, though, everyone knows that if you are serious about wanting to survive the Zombie Apocalypse you have to have guns and ammo. At a bare minimum you should have a baseball bat, or a broadsword, or some other implement with which to beat back the masses of living dead that want to eat your brains. Yet none of these are listed. Not even a chainsaw.
But we are living in the world of Leftie gun control.
Imagine, if you will, if Patton were president and the CDC published a DP guide for the Zombie Apocalypse. What would be on the list: guns, ammo, knives, flamethrowers, more ammo, swords (preferably the M1913 Saber), chainsaws, and, yes, even more ammo. No beating around the bush if Patton were in charge. And that would be the right approach, because in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse, the walking dead will stop at nothing to make a meal of your brains.
And as for the listing of first aid supplies, useless in a Zombie Apocalypse, cause if you get bit, you become one of THEM.
But the scariest part is what we can expect from the CDC in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse:
If zombies did start roaming the streets, CDC would conduct an investigation much like any other disease outbreak. CDC would provide technical assistance to cities, states, or international partners dealing with a zombie infestation. This assistance might include consultation, lab testing and analysis, patient management and care, tracking of contacts, and infection control (including isolation and quarantine).
Investigate and isolate? By the time they take to the field, zombies will be munching on your neighbor’s brains. And licking their chops for yours.
On the serious side, I have to give kudos to the CDC for coming up with a novel and creative way to raise disaster preparedness. And for giving me something fun to write about.
Now excuse me while I go out and pick up some extra ammo, just in case the Zombie Apocalypse really is imminent.
A little early for this year, but it is always good to be prepared for the inevitable Zombie Apocalypse.
Over on Game Informer, they have this Survie the Zombie Apocalypse flowchart. What are the odds of your surviving? Not good, and if you survive round one, it will probably get you in one of the subsequent sequels. Click on the image to see the full sized version.
Remember, don't trade your ammo for a typewriter ribbon!