In case you live under a rock and missed it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidelines for surviving the coming zombie plague.  Here is a link to the full article on their blog.


  1. I must be living under a rock. I just heard about/started visiting this site, and this is the second article that started out by telling me I’ve been living under a rock. Sigh!

    Oh, and the link isn’t good. :/

  2. the link to the article is dead, any chance on getting a new one?

  3. Though I am thrilled at the idea of the CDC giving voice to the upcoming zombie apocalypse, upon closer inspection, their advise seems better suited for a more ‘natural’ disaster, such as a flood or hurricane.

    Hunkering down for the zombie apocalypse in an urban center in anything less then a fortress seems inadvisable, and following the masses to the evacuation centers seems equally so (where are all the zombies headed? toward the food … where are all the bitten people going for help? the evacuation centers …). For the survivalist on the go, lugging around lots of food and water will make you not only slow, but also a target, which leads me to a key item (not surprisingly) absent from CDC emergency kit: a firearm. This is not for use on undead (of course, ammo being limited while running for your life) but rather for when, after 2 or 3 days walking around with your water and food and non-blood soaked clothing, the ‘have nots’ and ‘ill-prepareds’ start looking at you funny. Unlike the undead, most will still have a healthy fear of 9mm rounds. I am surprised this crucial eventuality isn’t discussed more often (as it was in Blog posting ‘ZOMBIES MAKE PEOPLE CRAZY!’). This offers yet another example of why urban centers are less then ideal places to wait out a zombie apocalypse.

    With the inevitable breakdown of social order, I can understand why the CDC would not want people to panic. With the addition of a potentially contagious, infectious agent present, I can understand why a government agency would want everyone to remain calm, stay relatively together, and follow instructions. However, it is important to remember that what is good for the CDC is not necessarily good for the survivalist.

  4. They reported on this on our local news, I was jumping up and down telling my wife “I TOLD YOU! I TOLD YOU! WHO’S CRAZY NOW, WOMAN?!?!”

  5. what should you do in an outbreak when you have three kids under the age of 5 ?

    • you need to gather food and supplies. pack light and bring only what you need. find a group to stay with and a safe place to stay.

    • Pack light but make sure you have pacifiers/sippy cups!, strap them (two youngest) to your front and back and put the third and supplies in wagon or stroller if you have no vehicle and look for an uninfected group and safe haven.

  6. Very nice. I’m glad to see that the government is supporting the spread of survival knowledge in an emergency situation, as opposed to something stupid, like, say, convincing people to drink breast milk from cows.

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