When suddenly caught in an undead outbreak you or your loved ones may not be able to make it back home to regroup. And with lines of communication down the last time you ever see the most important people in your life may pass by before you even know it.
FEMA’s guidelines on emergency readiness suggest that predetermined rendezvous points be established, so a core group of friends and family will know where to find each other:
“In the event of an emergency, you may become separated from family members. Choose a place to regroup nearby your home. Then choose another location outside of your neighborhood in case you can’t return to the area.”
You may also want to develop a series of protocols for your group to follow. Who is assigned to search for missing members? Who is tasked with staying put in a safe location? If you’ve ever tried to find someone in a mall with no cell phone reception you know how valuable protocols can be.
Remember that real zombie preparedness depends not on how many shotgun shells you have stashed under your bed, but how realistically you’re willing to prepare for the coming crisis.
That ideal zombie survival team you’ve assembled is useless if you lose contact with them at the first sign of trouble.