Making calls from a cell phone will be impossible during the first hours and days of the coming undead pandemic, but bandwidth friendly text messages may prove invaluable when trying to locate your zombie survival team. Now CNN contributor, Amy Gahran, recommends owning a second cell phone to be used in just such an emergency.
Gahran points to the limited battery life of most popular web-surfing brands as a serious problem in a prolonged disaster. She suggests that a simple backup phone that can hold an extended charge is in order.
“During Hurricane Katrina, text messaging saved lives and was a key coordination tool for NOLA.com, according to Online Journalism Review.”
Many discount phones lack the energy-sucking features of your favorite model, but can hold their charge for a month, with up to 200 hours of talking time. For around $20, it could be the essential tool that saves your life and the lives of your loved ones in an undead crisis.
Gahran closes with a reminder to program your essential zombie survival numbers before the dead rise, because it’s, “better to give them a head start early, than a head shot later.”
(Thanks to ZRS Advisory Board Member, Bradley Boytek, Ph.D., for his contribution to this article.)