Are you prepared for anything? Here’s some links you WILL need!

All of us here at Don’t Get Bit get a lot of shit from our friends, family and even strangers about the whole “Zombie Survival” schtick. The truth is that none of us here really believe that deceased humans will get up and walk around someday. We do however believe that if you take the Zombie out of Zombie Preparedness you are just left with Preparedness.

With all of the disasters that we have witnessed over the last few years from Japan to the hurricane a few weeks ago we see Survivors. Sometimes it’s just blind luck that get’s you through a disaster or terrorist attack, but what you do afterwards makes you a Survivor. In a recent post I highlighted the CDC’s attempt at a tongue in cheek look at preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse, but what they were actually trying to do was put a new package on their message of “Be Prepared”. The exact same message we preach here every day.

So take a few minutes and look around you. What would you do if one minute you were sitting on your couch and the next everything in every direction was wiped off the face of the Earth. What would you have ready to save your friends, neighbors and family? Take some time this week to check out the following links we are providing you and get your house prepared. For the cost of a single night out on the town you can be a Survivor of any disaster, be it Zombies or a terrorist attack. Stay vigilant my friends.

– What is a Bug-Out Bag and what should go in it?
– The CDC webpage for Emergency Preparedness.
– PDF Checklist for what’s in my Survival Kit.
American Red Cross Preparing and Getting Trained.
– State by State Evacuation Routes and Emergency Numbers.
– World Health Organization’s Disease Outbreak RSS Feed
FEMA Map Service Center

“Credible” Terrorist Threat in DC & NYC… Are You Prepared? Links that could Save Your Life.

A “Credible” threat in NYC & DC has Homeland Security, the FBI, Police, and National Guard working overtime to stop what could be a series of bombings on the east coast on the 10 Year anniversary of 9-11.

Federal and local authorities have beefed up security after receiving intelligence about a credible threat. The alleged plot by al Qaeda involves detonating car bombs on bridges and in tunnels in New York and Washington D.C. to coincide with the anniversary of 9/11.

All of us here at Don’t Get Bit get a lot of shit from our friends, family and even strangers about the whole “Zombie Survival” schtick. The truth is that none of us here really believe that deceased humans will get up and walk around someday. We do however believe that if you take the Zombie out of Zombie Preparedness you are just left with Preparedness.

With all of the disasters that we have witnessed over the last few years from Japan to the hurricane a few weeks ago we see Survivors. Sometimes it’s just blind luck that get’s you through a disaster or terrorist attack, but what you do afterwards makes you a Survivor. In a recent post I highlighted the CDC’s attempt at a tongue in cheek look at preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse, but what they were actually trying to do was put a new package on their message of “Be Prepared”. The exact same message we preach here every day.

So take a few minutes and look around you. What would you do if one minute you were sitting on your couch and the next everything in every direction was wiped off the face of the Earth. What would you have ready to save your friends, neighbors and family? Take some time this week to check out the following links we are providing you and get your house prepared. For the cost of a single night out on the town you can be a Survivor of any disaster, be it Zombies or a terrorist attack. Stay vigilant my friends.

– What is a Bug-Out Bag and what should go in it?
– The CDC webpage for Emergency Preparedness.
– PDF Checklist for what’s in my Survival Kit.
American Red Cross Preparing and Getting Trained.
– State by State Evacuation Routes and Emergency Numbers.
– World Health Organization’s Disease Outbreak RSS Feed
FEMA Map Service Center

Survive The Apocalypse on $20


Over at The Best Article Every Day they have an article on how to Survive the Apocalypse on just $20 and the stuff in your apartment. It’s a good read but I think the $20 part is B.S. but I’ll let you decide. Head on over for a good read. I’m going to do some math and see if the $ part adds up. I’ll update below the quote that is the best advice I’ve seen in a long time…

This one is surprisingly easy. Put a single two liter bottle of water in your backpack—that’s it. Here’s a secret: every single house and apartment in SF comes with a built in 30-gallon supply of water, earthquake proofed. It’s called your hot water heater, and each has a little tap to get at that clean, filtered H20 right on the bottom. Each is also required to be anchored to the wall, so it’s unlikely to be damaged in a quake.

UPDATE: The key line in the article is that once you go through the stuff on their list you already have, the rest should total around $20 including the $3 Goodwill backpack.

Go through item by item, and put all this stuff in a pile. Then, put it in a backpack. Turns out, you already have almost everything you need squirreled away somewhere. For about $20, you’ll be able to get all the key items that you don’t already have.