Using Your Storm Shelter for the Zombie Apocalypse

zombies attackingNowadays, it is best to be prepared for anything, because you simply don’t know what will happen tomorrow. For instance, several years ago, the thought of a reality television star becoming the leader of the free world was inconceivable, yet…here we are. That is why you should prepare yourself and your family for a zombie apocalypse. Hey, …it could happen; the website for the Center for Disease Control even says so. There are many theories on how to best protect your family against the attack of zombies. While conventional weapons might do the trick, eventually you will need to sleep, and that poses a problem. How well you prepare ahead of time might also be the fine line between being alive or being a lunch. While it may seem laughable to prepare for an event like this, if you are prepared, you’ll be the only one laughing if the zombies attack—or any other disaster strikes. Check out these underground bunkers! There are several tips on how you can make it through the apocalypse, and it all starts with major preparation. If you are unable to secure all the items at one time, you can start to acquire them one by one. The latter may be the smarter way to go; you don’t want to tip off any potential zombies to your preparation plans by grabbing everything all at once! Having a plan is the most important part of your prepping. First on the list should be securing food and water. Canned food and bottled water will be your best bet if you intend to last for any length of time, at least a few months. Don’t forget a can opener, pots, plates, and utensils to eat your food; just because it’s the apocalypse doesn’t mean you shouldn’t mind your manners. A generator should be high on the list, too, because more than likely, electricity will be scarce. Stockpile any medications you take regularly, and some basics like aspirin and bandages. Have some weapons on hand, like several guns along with bullets, and a knife. Make sure you know how to use these weapons; zombies don’t go down easily. Plus, you will need to know how to use these items to hunt for food. While you may have several months of canned foods available to you, you will need to be able to supply your own food. Pack a pillow and a blanket, along with some long-sleeved shirts and pants. No need to tempt the zombies by flashing too much flesh. You will probably need a duffle bag to transport your items and a bike; you may have to flee quickly. Gas and conventional vehicles may be unavailable and you will need a backup plan. Think logically and pack accordingly. Batteries, matches, candles, flashlights, a battery-powered radio, and rope are all excellent items to have on hand. You may want a map, some paper, and a pen, as well as a first aid kit and an ax. If you can pack a camp stove and propane, you will have more options for serving your food. Additional items like glow sticks, sunglasses and boots might come in handy, and duct tape. You can never have enough duct tape. underground survival bunker While you are planning ahead, think hygiene. Prepping with a toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, soap, garbage bags, menstrual products and many rolls of toilet paper. If you wind up stuck with your family in a confined space for an extended period of time, they will thank you for your forethought. While it is an excellent idea to be prepared, it is even more important to have a place to go. To truly plan in advance, you can start to stockpile your items in your safe place. You can retreat to your home, but zombies have a pretty good way of breaking down doors and climbing through windows. A much better option is to purchase and prepare a subterranean storm shelter, large enough to fit your family friends, depending upon whether or not they are zombies. An underground shelter is less conspicuous, and zombies aren’t very bright, so they probably won’t be looking for human underground. While this leaves everyone else you know above ground at risk, those you choose to accompany you should be safe in your keep. Fighting zombies will undoubtedly take a great deal of energy, so setting up a comfortable place to sleep at night will be high on the list, too. You can prepare your underground lair with pillows and blankets to keep you warm, and set up a separate area to eat, depending upon how large of a shelter you purchase. You will want to ensure that the shelter you purchase is one that you can easily install underground and is air tight, water proof and insulated. You might be spending a lot of time in it, so make sure it is study and large enough to move around. Look for something reinforced and insulated with heavy duty solid steel construction. Consider a solar panel, or a skylight, one that can be easily hidden and defended, if necessary. An additional escape hatch is a good idea, as well, in case the zombies are able to penetrate the entrance. A series of tunnels to other underground shelters might serve you well, as a place to escape if you need to. You will want to test it all, too, to ensure that it is safe during an emergency and that you are able to easily get in and out of it at a moment’s notice. Recognize you will have to forfeit many of the comforts of home, and that will include television and computer use, so stocking your shelter with books, especially how to and survival books would be worthwhile. The extra benefit to having this zombie apocalypse escape shelter is that it can protect you against storms, as well. If you happen to encounter a hurricane, tornado, or other natural disasters, your underground shelter can help to protect you from the elements. If you’re really lucky, the storm will wipe out the zombies, too.