Swine flu, bird flu, SARS and now the zombie apocalypse? Are you ready? Did you update your emergency plan? Let me make something clear here. We really don’t think a zombie apocalypse is going to occur – at least not like in the movies, but that’s not what companies would have you believe. Just stop in any Bass Pro Shop or Cabelas and you are sure to find a battery of zombie stoppers. It’s capitalism at its best.
Major companies are even holding zombie apocalypse training courses. It won’t be long before safety trainers everywhere are trying to sell you on these zombie specific products and training courses. That being said, one disaster event that your organization should have a plan for is Pandemics.
What is a Pandemic
According to Merriam-Webster, “pandemic” is the 7 most frequently looked up word online. “A pandemic is basically a global epidemic — an epidemic that spreads to more than one continent,” says Dan Epstein, a spokesman for the Pan American Health Organization, a regional office of the World Health Organization.” ~ webmd.com
Just think H1N1, swine flue, bird flu, and the like. The 1918 flu is probably one of the most famous pandemics and something like this could certainly happen again. That may be why so many people are jumping on this zombie bandwagon and gearing up for the coming apocalypse. However, spending valuable resources, especially educational dollars on zombie stoppers is a waste of valuable resources. But that doesn’t mean your school shouldn’t be ready for a pandemic.
Don’t forget your supplies
You can get a list of supplies using our online supply calculator.
Fun and Serious Zombie Stopping Items
I thought it would be a lot of fun to start a catalog of all the zombie defense items on the market today. You can add your own images and links by commenting below.
One thing that you will notice is the neon green color on everything zombie. The sales literature from Optics Planet.com states that zombies are afraid of this color. Has it really been proven that Zombies are afraid of the color green? If so, how??? I want to see the research on that one.
Enjoy the list and click on any picture to see the full screen view.
Update from 11-1-12
More info on Zombies http://thespot.ljbinc.com/2012/10/30/tilt-up-protects-against-the-zombie-apocalypse/
The CDC is even in on it http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/zombies.htm
A very cool house that you need to read more about
Claim that Zombies are afraid of Green