A few years ago, everyone and their dog had a zombie prep plan. The zombie genre was HUGE! Between The Walking Dead, World War Z, Warm Bodies, Shaun of the Dead, Z Nation, and others, people were surrounded with the undead. I only noticed the lack of zombie content lately because the best zombie game, State of Decay, has a sequel coming out this week, and the release date for Zombieland 2 was announced as October 2019, and I realized I haven’t seen any zombies lately.
Zombies were so popular, that there were other great apocalypse shows on TV, like Revolution and Falling Skies. The main reason we lost it, is because Hunger Games came in and made the wave of Young Adult Dystopian movies.
But it’s still important that you go back and take a look at your zombie plan roughly once a year, to make sure everything is up to date.
“But Sean,” you say “zombies aren’t REALLY going to happen, it was just for fun. I’m not a doomsday prepper or anything.”
You’re right, zombies (probably) aren’t really going to happen, but that doesn’t mean the whole thing is pointless.
In 2008, the whole world took a financial hit, and it really messed up a lot of stuff. This was nothing compared to the Great Depression of the 1930’s, but it does prove that the economy is constantly in flux, and we are still not immune to huge crashes. What this also means, is it’s entirely possible to have an even bigger crash. While unlikely, the entire world economy could disappear. If that happens, you need to know how to find food, water, medicine, etc, because your savings account won’t be around for that rainy day.
Lets say we have a biological outbreak! FUN! Something that combines all the worst diseases, and it spread all over the place. As contagious as H1N1 (Swine Flu) with the danger of H9N2 (Avian Flu). Guess what? It already happened. If this were to spread to the public, we’d have another Black Plague on our hands.
You’d bet that all your preparation of living in a secluded area, with clean food and water is going to help. Because it’s going to get rough.
Regardless of your political opinions, we all agree that America is talented at creating our own villains. We make so many powerful and angry countries mad at us…constantly. Who’s to say one of them doesn’t decide to finally go full Red Dawn on us.
And if you’re reading this outside the US, I’m sure you know that if someone were to invade us, we have WWIII on our hands. Then you are all in the same boat as us.
Lastly is the nukes! Same as the invasion, once one is thrown, the whole world is going to have trouble. If you live in a city like Washington D.C., or London, you won’t have to worry about this, because you are dying quick in a heatflash. But let’s say you live in Louisville Kentucky, or Manchester, you aren’t a direct target, but you will still be affected.
So no matter how you turn it, it’s always a good idea to be ready for zombies!