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Surviving the Zombie Apocolypse…or Whatever

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I have always tried to “be prepared”.  Even back in college, I was the one who took ALL of my textbooks to school in my backpack  on the first day of school “just in case” I needed them.  My roommates harassed me about that for a while. 


I am early for almost everything (if I am late you know I really don’t want to be there…lol).  As a mom, I try to be prepared for contingencies (annoys my teenagers sometimes), but when it comes to emergency preparedness I always feel like I am a little lacking.  That has been on my mind a lot lately. 


I would like to think it is because we live almost on top of a fault line and are “overdue” for a massive earthquake or because of the fact that self-reliance gets discussed a lot at my church, but the truth is that I am pretty sure it mostly has to do with watching Rick and Daryl and Carol and Maggie and the rest of The Walking Dead gang as they struggle to survive in the zombie apocalypse!  I don’t want to eat squirrels and bugs.  I am a geek.  I know. I know.


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I don’t feel like my family and I are as ready for a real emergency as I would like.  We have some food storage, we garden, we do some canning, we have a 72 hour kit…although I don’t think it is complete. 


I have some water supply.  I have a ton of half burned candles and a few flash lights (I probably should check their batteries).  We have a few months supply of our medications.   We even have our chickens to supply us with eggs (as long as we continue to have food for them so that they don’t starve!).



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My husband hunts and fishes and he is very knowledgeable about survival, so in that regard we are okay.  But what if something happens and he is unable to get to me and the kids?  Or what if there are supplies we need that we don’t have? 


I have felt the need to start doing some serious research and get us ready so when the zombie apocalypse…or The Big One (earthquake) comes…or whatever emergency…where life as we know it ceases, temporarily or permanently, we will be ready. 


So…I have decided to write a series of posts to address some of those things and share what I learn.  If any of you have comments about what you and your family do, I would love to hear them!  Please share them!


Update:  Check out some of my emergency preparedness posts!

Emergency First Aid Kit Essentials You Need if You Have to “Bug Out” of Your Home  


How to Make Your Emergency Water Storage Portable  


How to Make an Emergency Plan for Your Family  


What You Need in Your Bug Out Bag    


Food Preservation Tips to Make Food Last Longer  


How to Build Your Food Storage Shopping By Case Lot Sales  


3 Must Haves for Your Bug Out Bag  


How to Have Fresh Organic Eggs Without Going to the Store  


8 Things to Know When the Power Goes Out  


Water-Emergency Preparedness Essentials…Your Water Supply  


How to Build a DIY Budget-Friendly Rocket Stove  


See you next time!



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Thursday 30th of October 2014

My husband and I want to get more prepared. I think we are okay with things in the house but if something horrible happens and all stores shut down we will be screwed. I want to move out of the area we live, and get some land to set up a house. Where I can have a garden and live stock. I want to be able to provide for my family in case anything happens and I just wouldn't be able to do that in my current situation.

Hopefully one day my dreams will come true and hopefully before anything happens!


Sunday 2nd of November 2014

I know exactly what you mean, Alison! That is one of the things that is often on my mind, which is why I wanted to make it one of the focuses of this motivate ME! lol It's so funny, but watching the Walking Dead makes me think about this stuff!!! How would I feel my kids...not that there is going to be a zombie apocalypse or anything, but you know...if something happened that I couldn't just go buy whatever it is that I need. I hope I can share some more things that will help you, too! Thanks for commenting!

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