Rule #1: Be Prepared for the Worst

Posted: December 17, 2011 in The Rules

A rule that we have spent most of our lives adhering to is: “Expect the worst, hope for the best” and while you glass half-full types might see that as a rather bleak existence, we are rather fond of it.

Many non-zombie enthusiasts out there have been shouting THEY’RE NOT REAL! at us lately as if we’re all a bunch of kids living in fantasy land.  What they’ve failed to realize though is that while we’re preparing for the (inevitable) zombie apocalypse we’re also preparing for any and all disaster scenarios that might befall us.  SO TAKE THAT YOU BORING UNINSPIRED DULLARDS!

So, here are a few things that will help you prepare for the worst:

  • An Oh Shit Bag
    • A backpack (or something similar) filled with basic clothing, essentials, and tools for survival if you would need to leave your home.  It is best to have one ready at all times in your home and your car.  We will go over the desired contents of such a bag in a post to come
  • Learn how to protect yourself
    •  Learn how to throw a proper punch and then increase your knowledge of hand to hand combat (you might have to fight more than zombies)
    • Learn how to shoot!  It’s a lot harder than it looks.  Don’t limit yourself either.  Learn how to shoot a pistol, rifle, and shotgun.  Probably a good idea to learn how to shoot a bow too and if you need inspiration just think how hot you’ll look wielding a bow
  • Get in Shape (Ugh, my least favorite of all but nevertheless something that can not be ignored)
  • Stock up on Supplies
    • Have enough drinking water & food stored to last at least a week.
      • Think high protein foods with long shelf lives.  Contrary to what a lot of people think, canned good do not last forever, so check the expiration dates on your supplies and make sure you restock accordingly
    • Stock up on ammunition.  If the shit hits the fan, every other asshole out there is going to be lining up to get their hands on guns and ammo and supplies will run dry quickly.
      • HINT: Don’t advertise to everyone what and how much of it you have.
  • Have a Plan
    • Make sure that you and anyone you love and/or live with knows what to do or where to go if you can’t get back to the house.  Have three meeting places that you agree on and know how to get to easily
    • Map out multiple routes on how to get to your safe places in case roads are blocked or congested.

We’ll be discussing these items more individually as time goes on but I wanted to get them out there now so you can start thinking about what you need to do to prepare for the worst.

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