Let’s admit it. Silently, we have all hoped for a zombie apocalypse at one time or another! It just so happens that the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention, has official documentation for just such an occasion. This tongue and cheek preparedness course however, does offer some good pointers for surviving any disaster, Zombie, or otherwise.

Food & Water

Enough food and water for 72 hours. one gallon per person per day.

Remember the Medicine

If you take daily prescriptions, have enough on hand to get you through.

Bug out Bag

Extra clothes, batteries, emergency radio, flashlight and first aide kit.

Once you’ve made your emergency kit, you should sit down with your family and come up with an emergency plan. This includes where you would go and who you would call if zombies started appearing outside your door step. You can also implement this plan if there is a flood, earthquake, or other emergency.

Center for Disease Control

So, your kit is ready, you’re stocked up, and ready to run out the door. Now what? As with any good survival kit, you should have a survival plan ready as well. Sit down with your family, and discuss such things as:

  • Where to go in the event of a natural disaster or emergency (Common meeting place)
  • Who would you call, and in what order to alert the necessary parties that an emergency is happening
  • What evacuation route should you take? This may be dependent on the emergency at hand, don’t assume that all major highways will be available.
  • Practice, practice, practice. In the event of a real emergency or disaster, nerves will be rattled. Go through the motions and practice your plan, so when the first wave of zombies appear, evacuation will come natural!







In any emergency, you should always follow the rule of Survival 3’s. That is, you must find a clean water source, a shelter to protect you from the elements, and a source of food. Usually, in this order. The type of emergency, may dictate the final order of this list, but as a general rule of thumb, the above is a good list to follow.

In extreme conditions, you can live 3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water, and 3 weeks without food.

What is your ultimate Bug out Plan? Let us know in the comments below!