Sunday, February 12, 2012

Surviving the pending Zombie Apocolypse

I was chatting with a friend the other day when I asked him, in the event of the inevitable zombie apocalypse, who would he eat first, me or a mutual friend of ours. Without hesitation he replied "you". NO hesitation, not even a courtesy pause! At that moment it became clear to me that my post-apocalyptic survival skill set is severely lacking.
Now, truth is, I'll probably never learn to weld, make my own shotgun shells or fashion working generator out of discarded bicycle parts, but it seems only prudent to pick up a few worthwhile skills.

It was time to take stock. I made a list of the practical real world skills that I currently posses:
  • Knitting - should survivors need socks and be willing to wait a few years.
  • Canning - I could probably put up enough food to last for the winter...though I can't necessarily promise that some survivors won't succumb to botulism.
  • Soap making - ok...I don't really know how to do this, but I read a book once.
  • Childbirth - ok, so I'm sort of pushing it at this point, but there will be the need to repopulate and I have some past experience is this field.

So, clearly there are some holes in my apocalyptic planning so I've made a list of skills to acquire.
  • Sewing - just because zombies are roaming the streets doesn't mean that the survivor shouldn't sport the latest in brain smashing fashion.
  • Gardening - an apple a day keeps the brain eating undead away. 
  • Chicken keeping - Gotta have protein!
Hmmmm..ok, so that's all I have for now.  I'm open to suggestions. 

I'll keep you updated on my progress.  In the meantime, here are some pertinent links to help you too be ready for the zombie apocalypse:

CDC - Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse
The Undead Report
Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse


  1. Are you back? That would be great.

    Completely unrelated, I feel like I'll see you at Wegmans or the mall sometime, but it hasn't happened yet.

    1. You must not go to wegman's at the right time....because I'm ALWAYS there!