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This assistance might include consultation, lab testing and analysis, patient management and care, tracking of contacts, and infection control including isolation and quarantine. Not only would scientists be working to identify the cause and cure of the zombie outbreak, but CDC and other federal agencies would send medical teams and first responders to help those in affected areas I will be volunteering the young nameless disease detectives for the field work.

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I might suggest adding a baseball bat, preferably aluminum, to your emergency kit as well. I love this post! My friends and I were discussing the zombie apocalypse after watching Zombieland. The discussion revolved around what would we do and how would we do it. It then dawned on us that what we were discussing would be extremely practical in real-world scenarios as well. I hope your article sparks many more discussions in many more homes across the country!

This is the stuff we preach on a daily basis. Our goal is to prepare the masses for impending doom, with a smile. Being prepared for zombies is exactly that, being prepared. I love that you covered the issue this way! You might interested in a group called Zombie Squad that is centered around exactly this idea -using the coming zombie apocalypse to get people interested in general emergency preparedness.

I did an interview and profile with the group on my blog a while ago. Using the zombie apocalypse is a fun way to get people thinking about the basics of being prepared for an emergency. My tax dollars funding CDC nonsense? Give me a break. Writing garbage about a zombie apocalypse? One important point that is left out of many survival kit discussions is medicine expiration.

If I take expired pills of a given medication, will it hurt me or just not be effective? Evacuation packs are not updated frequently, and prescription medications cannot always be hoarded — so there needs to be a way for people to figure out what expired meds are safe to take. Selenium is an element. Auto-correct fail. I have to be the one to point out that selenium is an element in the periodic table and solanum is the zombie virus?

Forgot the guns. Major caliber for preference, but a few thousand rounds through a. Also though im sure that the Men and Women at the CDC are hard working Doctors and researchers and general all around medical gurus im not too sure the cure rate you guys have is so high maybe 2 or 3 in 50 years or so and besides everyone knows the only real cure for a Zombie is a bullet, or something into the brain matter. This makes me so happy inside that the CDC is finally preparing for this!

I love this article, Is it alright if we post something about this on our zombie website? Zombie Informer Also is it alright if we can use the badge you guys have? Thank you, CDC for a list to get started with. I would strongly recommend both a rifle and a pistol for both long range and close range. Vehicles are also an essential, trucks preferably diesel that lasts the longest and is the least commonly used, and pedal bikes for those involved in your escape plan.

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And please, spread the word! It really depends on the zombies. Running zombies change everything. We are a prepping household. Might cut down on a few problems…. This is genius. Probably also appealing to a subset of the population that had never before thought of making an emergency kit. Seriously, guys. Everyone knows that the refugee camp is the LAST place you want to go in the event of a zombie apocalypse. If the popularity of this cute little article is enough to overload your servers, then what will happen when a real emergency occurs and ppl cannot access your website for information.

It looks like you are under prepared yourself. Please fix that as soon as possible. I just want to know how much these moments cost us. I have bad news, it is too late. Unfortunately all one has to do is look at Congress and the RNC and see that the Zombie apocalypse has already started. The CDC should have acted sooner to prevent this travesty of nature, my only recourse is a small hut in the valley in the Himalayan range where I can wait this out then work to repopulate the earth. The Zombie Preparedness book is already out! We at Zombie Training have been training for years. But for the real deal check us out, we will educate your brain, not eat it.

This is a great step towards defeating zombies as a potential threat. If every household would have these supplies, they could hold out longer. There is a lot of good resources on the internet too about protection from zombies. Does this mean that the Fema camps that are being prepared for us will be safe from the Zombies? So all of my supplies that I have been storing for years are worthless…maybe I will just buy an AK47 and rig it with a powersaw just in case. So does this mean all of my supplies that I have been storing for years are worthless…maybe I will just buy an AK47 and rig it with a powersaw just in case.

If you want to learn to survive the undead horde enroll in ZombieSchool. The corpus of work on Zombie Apocali is abundantly clear: effective preparation requires extensive weaponry and large structures that lend themselves to rapid fortification such as a mall or other large building. Seriously though, thanks CDC for having a sense of humor on an otherwise important subject. Such great advice. I also think the baseball bat is a necessary addition to this kit.

I do wonder if the person who wrote this is in need of an assistant? I would enjoy working for such a forward thinking and unique individual. You lie to the public about the dangers of vaccines, about how safe fluoride is in our water, you use us a human guinea pigs in your experiments and all the while push BIG PHARMA. If there are zombies it is because you created them. Bo Yes, we all know that writing a blog post about emergency kits takes at least man hours and over tax dollars and has nothing to do with public health matters.

The only thing more disturbing than the CDC posting this nonsense is the number of people who seem glad that they did. Now I know how Bush was elected to two terms. Now this is Government transparency we can believe in. While the CDC could safely lock themselves in the basement of the CDC, they choose rather to education the American people to prepare themselves for the Zombie Apocalypse. It is forward thinking people like the CDC and of course Louisville Slugger who will ensure the continuation of the human race. Check out zombiehunters. Our overall goal has been to raise awareness of not only zombie related threats but also emergency preparedness.

We urge every one to be prepared for any emergency and to always have a plan. I personally have a room stocked and ready for the zombie apocalypse. Whether or not you believe in zombies and the threat they pose this article stresses the importance or emergency preparedness which everyone should take very seriously. CDC — You just made government cool again. Applause for having the courage to actually do something creative to draw interest to an important subject, disaster preparedness.

Well Done! My favorite Zombie survival tip from Max Brooks — First ascend the staircase, then destroy it. What matters is that more people will be thinking about protecting their families in a pro-active manner. As a 17 year old boy, this article really appeals to me. Not only were ya able to get your message out for GENERAL preparedness, you were able to appeal to a generation about zombie preparedness.

You guys did a great job. Keep up the good work. Everyone in major cities, evacuate immediately! I never understand why in all of these disaster preps no one in the government ever recommends including a basic firearm. Katrina witht he loot gangs and rogue police officers is a prime example. In all seriousness, if people have the means to prepare for an uncertain future, and they dont do it, then they are going to be kicking themselves. Faced with all the evidence, people would rather keep watching American Idol and Entertainment Tonight, then face the fact that natural disasters can and do happen.

I dont worry about things, because I prepare. I cant believe it. They failed to mention firearms and amunition. Thats the basics when you leave any location for new surroundings. While this is all good basic information, the University of Florida officially posted their preparedness exercise a couple of years ago. It has since been removed from the official site, but it is still available in pdf form from one of their departments:.

A utility knife is just too weak. Our 72 hour kits includes a small hatchet, saw and a knife. James, thanks for reading! Sorry, that kit is an epic fail. Nor is there anything in it to seal the house. If there are zombies in your house, there are zombies outside. You have fewer options for a good zombie defense outside of a structure. Or even good spots to hole up for a few days to get your stuff together. Now I will be able to get ready.


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Way to make emergency preparedness an interesting topic. I think this is an excellent campaign for the CDC to breathe life back into disaster preparedness. The levity behind this is something that will interest my teenage boys…something that is so hard to do in this day and age unless your a pixel, perhaps. Anyway, I really like this campaign, because it presents a disaster in a manner that I can actually entice my family into discussion; and it will provide some assistance for any potential disaster as well.

Awesome job! Worthless without a recommendation for a means of self defense. Does the CDC think that those mindless zombies with a taste for living brains are going to leave everybody alone just because they are carrying a bag with a gallon of water and a couple of sandwiches in it? Are zombies going to meekly scratch at the door and wait for somebody to come out to check the mailbox? And are the cops really going to respond within a reasonable amount of time when the zombies are chewing on your children? What a waste of our tax dollars. I notice quite a few people posting about the usefulness of a baseball bat in the event of a zombie apocalypse.

If you read the Zombie Survival Guide, it explains with gruesome detail exactly what happens to the guy with the baseball bat. You specifically. Yea, you, I see you reading this post. Articles like this draw attention from a generation that would normally not consider emergency preparedness. While I personally am a member of such a generation, the state I live in Florida makes it abundantly clear that emergency preparedness is not something that should be taken lightly.

While this article is somewhat light-hearted, it draws proper attention by a demographic that would not normally think of such preparedness techniques. I certainly hope those making statements like this are purely trolls sent over by Fox News as otherwise, you are imbeciles. An article on preparedness without the word zombie would not attract the public eye as much as one that would. I, for one, have never even been to the CDC website before today and this exact article lead me here, further proving my point and allowing me to respond to your unwanted criticisms.

In a zombie-like scenario, bunkering is the best strategy for the common person to survive given an adequate stash of supplies. Obviously, the standard, non-couponing household will have a limited supply of up to a month not considering fresh water but a much longer supply is needed to allow for basic zombie degradation depending on region and population density. Weapons are more likely needed against pillaging neighbors than from unwanted advances by the undead. Normally a strong offense is the best defense but in a case of being extremely outnumbered, this is definitely not the best motto.

I thought this to be a culturally relevant and FUN way to express the importance of emergency preparedness. Obviously, zombies are not real yet but the effect of disaster on infrastructure is very real. A good way to get an idea of how life might be in the event of a widespread disaster is to look at how survivors in zombie horror movies… well.. Their first concern is often a safe haven… shelter. This is not much different if at all than those displaced by natural disaster or affected by widespread disease. For those of you worried about government spending, this blog was going to be written regardless of whether or not Dr.

The fact that you think this blog costs extra demonstrates that you have probably not been to the blog before, which has been in existence for quite some time now. CDC asked Dr. Khan to make the topic of this blog about emergency preparedness and he did just that. A blog that normally gets 3, hits over a period of weeks as received 50, hits in a matter of days. Does the CDC normally work alongside religious professionals such as priests, ministers, and rabbis? Ali, the real question is how does a resiliency framework hold up in the zombie attack? In this post self-sufficiency remains an important component of the resilience framework, but how does the rest of the resilience framework hold up in a zombie apocalypse.

I agree with the CDC that being prepared for an emergancy is top priorty, but what i dont think anyone relizes is how real this could be. We all must be prepared for natural disaters but i believe the undead walking the earth will be a glorious day for us zombie hunters. Well done CDC. If I may suggest: 1. Try to avoid crowded areas. Try not to draw attention. Hooray for the MIW men in white!

Thanks again CDC. Kudos CDC! A large part of your function is advertising and education to increase the public awareness. This particular advertising scheme was pure genius. Also for helping me plan to survive the zombies. Helps fend off the zombies, and makes your food tasty! I have means of protection for my companions and I, too.

What a great idea! Would have never looked up an article about emergancy preparation had it not been approached this way. Love it and glad to know how to get prepared! Thank you! Think of all the little things, you enjoy and take for granted. There would be roving bands of living thinking humans whom, without the threat of law, would be more than happy to rape and kill you just to take what you have, and to enjoy whatever sick twisted fantasy they cook up on the spot.

I love the idea of linking preparedness with current pop culture and getting the message out through social media. I think that most folks will take the humor in it to prepare their own family plan. This photo may also lead viewers to leap to the conclusion that folks with phobias and delusions are the ones who may take preparedness seriously. I am also concerned that there may be some negative feedback from the religious community who may give the Agency negative feedback by the linking of Zombies to preparedness.

Many religions associtate Zombies to Satanic worship, and this linkage may relfect somewhat badly on the Agency. But you forgot to mention for preparation for a real zombie apocalypse, we have to be armed to the teeth! But its probably not very responsible of the CDC to encourage weaponizing the United States citizens…. Sanitation and Hygiene — Why bother? Clothing and Bedding — Why would you need clothing? Important Documents — Dont bother with all this stuff, its a zombie apocalypse, the first thing youll be thinking is getting out of there alive, just take whatever you got in your wallet and book it.

Hope this helps you all. Now i think that the CDC has gone crazy. If someone is dead that means their body organs stop functioning and the brain controls everything you do and the heart provides the blood for the brain to function correctly and if if the heart stops then the brain stops and can not be made functional again because no blood means that your body cant do anything. Zombies are pure fiction, the dead cant rise and chase us because the bodies have probably decayed and when you die you DIE and nothing can bring you back.

Now that is fact and zombies are fiction. Its common sense. It was a test of the CDC servers, which could well have failed if this had been a real emergency. I would hope that CDC has learned something from this and taken steps to support sudden and massive traffic spikes. Thanks for reading our blog and posting a comment. We did learn a lot about our blog servers during this campaign, however we would like to note that:. CDC is prepared to handle large volumes of Web traffic that may result in public health emergency. Great Information! The CDC is on the right track with this campaign… It brought a lot of awareness to an important subject… Whoever thought it up should get a raise!!!

The existence of the tact taken in writing this blog proves one thing: The zombie apocolypse is already here, and the brain-dead have already been re-animated at the CDC. Just have to say, the basic preparation that the CDC is giving us, is more than adequate in any fall down of the earth. You need your basic materials just to survive and if say a tsunami hit us, we would be prepared with the necessary supplies to survive. The CDC is only telling us what we should already know and have set up for when the world is taken over by zombies or by each other. I have been prepared for a zombie outbreak ever since I first watched Shawn of the Dead.

Tip 1: As we have learned from zombies in movies, games, and books. Tip 2: Large groups will slow you down and will raise the chances that the disease will infiltrate your group and within days the whole gang will be undead. On the other hand wandering around by yourself in post apocalyptia will leave you vulnerable and lonely, which can be death sentences around the living dead.

So tip 2? And most importantly, make sure that you get along well with each person in the group so that there is no fighting within the group. Keeping yourself clean will help fight off things like flu, the common cold, pink eye, pretty much anything that you could sick from before the zombiepocolypse you can get sick from after the zombiepocolypse.

So make sure to brush your teeth, clean your clothes, and wash behind your ears! Tip 4: You never know how long it will be during the zombie outbreak before you can restock supplies such as water, food, ammo, or medicine.

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You may need to stock up supplies for as long as months. Running out of food, medicine, ammo, etc… will cripple any chances you have at long term survival in a zombie apocalypse. Well other than the obvious infection the answer is: depression. Depression will lower your immune system, cause stress, and cause you to be tired constantly. I know that it would be hard to not be depressed when your friends and family have been turned into flesh eating zombies, but you need to try your hardest to keep up a light attitude.

Those are my tips. So I hope this helps for when the Zombpocolypse hits. I have been preparing for this day for a long time im glad others are taking it seriously lest our entire civilization be wiped out when they rise. My biggest concern is fresh water, where to find it how to keep it drinkable and how long will the water supply be down if we DO avoid armageddon at the hands of the zombie hordes.

What a creatively comical way to address a number of issues — bravo! A little levity does go a long way, and using popular culture to facilitate thinking about preparedness was innovative. Spoil sports! I have had a zombie invasion readiness kit in my vehicle for awhile now. Being stranded without supplies sucks, zombies or not!!!


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You have made your agency a joke. How could anyone take this seriously? Maybe you should keep your focus on real life disasters and refrain from commenting on science fiction! The best zombie apocalypse survival guide show is the Walking Dead, and in the seasons last episode, we saw how valiantly the CDC kept up the efforts. Good job, guys. Thank you CDC, the person in charge of this add was thinking outside the box. It seem as if most government agencies try to avoid this type of thinking. I know your sight must have had a lot of hits, and more people are now thinking of being prepared for some type of disaster.

Even if it is not a Zombie attack they might be more perpared for an earthquake or any other type of disaster.

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Thanks again, Herman Garcia, Captain,U. Forest Service. I think it wouldnt happen if well humans took care of Earth more often and there was less polution and nucleor weapons out there…Less of the things that shouldnt be here like cars and stuff that arent healthy for the planet we practically poison our own planet every year…People Recycle and start living a Healthy Life Style…Before its too late…I dont want to be Zombie food…. I am surely not too accustomed to this subject matter but I do prefer to check out blogs for layout tips and intriguing topics.

You honestly described a matter that I in most cases really do not care a great deal about and manufactured it highly fascinating. I currently bookmarked it for future reference. It really angers me to see people complaining about there money being a waste as it goes to places such as the CDC.

Can you not read between the lines?! This list aids in the survival of any of those things, does it not? Stop being whiney. Let me be the first to say: Bravo! I totally agree; until I saw the word Zombie, I was not interested in how to prepare for an emergency. Although we do have plans in place I say this loosely we would have to scramble around looking for all of our stuff! So once again, I will thank you for having me look at this in a totally different way!

And be better prepared…. Obviously you guys are missing the point. So as someone said before its a way to attract peoples attention and awareness of what to do if a natural disaster happens. The most common ones that CDC mentioned were hurricanes and tornadoes. And about wasting money i dont really know what your talking about any person with any common sense could write this, all it takes is a little of time. It provides some really helpful information which can also be used for natural disasters. One thing that they forgot to mention was a portable generator or portable propane gas oven, this is very helpful for cooking canned food or disinfecting water when your on the move.

The Zombies have asked that we all refrain from using the Z word. It has very negative connotations and feel it hurts there cause. I think this is awesome, using humor to actually teach something. If it can work in the class room why cant it work for a government agency. Is there any scientific or factual evidence that could possibly explain how a zombie apocalypse or why a zombie apocalypse might occur.

While I respect their opinions, as they are entitled believe whatever they may want to, scientifically based or not, it is a bit annoying when the CDC posts something that lacks proper support on a logical and scientific field. Zombies dont just eat brains a true master of zombie know it all would know that.

I cant believe there are still folks out there that believe that just because they are zombies they automatically just go for the brain, because really they go for whatever they can sink their teeth into. Why dont you go and get up to date on your zombie info because god knows you reallly need it. Can you imagine going through life without the ability to discern and enjoy all things funny?

What small, sad lives they must lead! I feel sorry for them. They deserve our pity. I loudly applaud your approach! It works! My hat off to you! Is the CDC stupid!? Telling people to worry about having their papers ready to present to the government, but leaving the most important thing out of post-disaster survival?

Which would be having a means to defend yourself from looters, government soldiers post martial law, as in hurricane katrina trying to force you to concentrated locations to be under their control, and of course zombies. If there is any such disaster similar to the one described above, my first thing in the list of my survival kit is my AK. The survival kit above looks like something some girl-scout or gay feminist would have, not a true survivalist.

Guns are good in all disasters not only for defense from looters and other enemies, but good for hunting and putting food on the table. I think the reason they left out guns, is because it is typical of the U. Great piece. The heroes are epidemiologists from the CDC—woot! Give yourselves a hand! What about animals I have five horses and five dogs to think about and I aint never leaving them even if I had to die in the process!

For all of you people complaining about the government spending money on zombies, you are missing the point. Typical bureaucratic bull. Unlike a single event, being a natural disaster, widespread illness, chemical or biological weapons atack, a zombie apocalypse forces people to see emergency preparedness from a more global standpoint. Kudos to the CDC! People really……. Bush did plenty of that way before this article was written. As a mom with 2 teens that love the zombie culture, have just attended their first zombie walk in Boston and are both playing left for dead right now…….

Ive never visited until now and its because my sister told me that someone told her this article was here…and im gonna tell. Others and my kids have already texted their friends…so how can it be a bed thing?? Look at how many people will take being prepared more seriously. I love it: years is never too late for the US government to learn that humor is an effective communication tool! And to think this is the same organization that banned prairie dogs as pets back in Bravo to the creators of a disaster preparedness guide that will not only be read with enthusiasm, it will be forwarded and shared in the social networks.

You guys do realize the cdc only did this to raise natural disaster awareness. They discovered that after after the word zombie appeared on twitter the audience spiked. Unfortunately, for sometime, they were so successful that the page crashed and were rendered ineffective. Even thou you joke about this subject be aware of the problems around us.

Study your history my friends. A warning of a Zombie Apocalypse!!!! I will end you as fast as any other zombie! Thanks for the question Sissy. Pets are an important part of your emergency plan. Make sure to include food and water for your animals when putting together your emergency kit and any additional supplies like medicine or toys. When planning your evacuation route, you should make alternate housing arrangements for your pets in advance, since pet-friendly shelters may not be available during the emergency period. Identifying pet boarding facilities that are located along your evacuation route and outside of the danger zone are important steps to ensuring your pets will have a safe place to go.

When evacuation orders are issued, you should call the boarder to ensure that they have availability. Ill wear a hat or something. Use your common sences. If someone walks up to you, looks like death warmed over, your not going to stick around and find out if they are dead, your going to kill it and run.

Just like a flood. If there is warnings that your house is going to float away, you better get your stuff and leave. CDC is going to find out about any diseases that is going on and help the population. This whole thing is to let people know to be prepared. So just do it. Really people? This is the Most outrageous thing i have ever heard…. I am saying this as i am sucking in air and rolling my eyes around…. I absolutely loved this post! Cause we all know to get away you might have to take some zombies out!

Thanks to CDC for this useful article, although some stupid ppl would just laugh and make fun of it …. Very well written. What a genius way to get people interested! Other government agencies need to take note that this is exactly how you get potentially boring but extremely important information out to the masses. Got your attention, no? But please, while the rest of us are being vigilant and preparing for any number of possible emergency situations, you go on and keep complaining about where your tax dollars are going.

I think this is a great idea. Although I see tax dollars being spent like Bo said in his post, I however see it being spent in a good way. And to be honest, I did see a bunch on Ninjas hanging out at our local mall last week. Every one the CDC will try so will other agencies. But no use all would be over run, they would have to leave lavatories and camps, we have hope.

But we have no hope on other but are selfs and the people who r with us. I wasent sure about zumbies but yes I allways prepare with food in cans watter, medicine and tools like lamps radios cell phones, and not just me but allway try to tell my family to be in case of an emergency for any kind of dessaster. Was the site hacked? And, if it were a disease, it would be immediately quarantined upon notice by paramedics. I hope whoever wrote this was fired! I forgot! Even though you had to do it in what others call a silly scenario or a waste of taxpayer money.

I thought it was brilliant using a Hollywood Zombie scenario since so many are brainwashed with Hollywood these days. Just another sad truth about our world today. I should have been a fiction writer huh? I wonder if I could get a job on the scifi network? Heres another scenario. This creates panic because the tsunamis shut off all electrical power in the world. They cause further devastation because crops die and people start starving.

All life in the oceans is wiped out from the poison that was growing on the broken planet and that starts stinking all over the world big time. Causing disease and pestilence. People start looking at each other as food. Thus the Zombie scenario again. Not as elaborate as my first scenario but another good example of what could happen to make a zombie scenario a reality. Way to go guys. Great PR to restore your tarnished credibility.

Other disasters you can, but not zombies. Hollywood is getting ready to start filming World War Z now. I am sure that movie will be a welath of information! Ignore the naysayers. I have a 19 year old son. I could not get him- or his friends- interested in the Earthquake kit until now. I beleive for starters, everyone should watch Zombieland. It puts out some good useful pointers.

Next, the outcome of there actually being a zombie apocalypse is unprobable, sadly i do say so. I wish there could be one…. All of this is just basic emergency survival know-how that the average American can use to protect themselves against REAL emergencies. The use of Zombies is a way to garner attention from the public who would probably ignore this if it were a typical hurricane or earthquake survival guide and it is going to save lives, and taxpayer money, in the end when more people read this and follow these basic steps.

Please stop being so ignorant and just be happy that someone in the government has at least a sense of humor. I have been practicing for a zombie apocolypse, as in routes, safe havens, safety packs, weapons, and advantage points. This might be the only way to get lazy, media-crazed teenagers such as myself to think about being prepared for a disaster.

Should we be part of a co-op farm outside the city in order to afford food?? I felt my intellect declining the more I read. Whats next, a vampire apocolypse?! As if the CDC has nothing better to address than impossible and fictional events. Glad my fellow Americans have their priorities straight, no wonder we are going down the tubes!!!! I am so ready for a zombie attack. I think it is cool other than all your friends and family and possibly even you dying.

Most people think it will never happen, but guess what people it may not happen in your life time but it will happen sometime. What a wonderful application of social marketing to encourage preparedness among individuals who might not have actually considered it prior to the article. Public Health discussions are now taking place among entirely new populations, including youth, gamers, and others. By framing the discussion in a manner that appeals to this group, important information is delivered, understood and acted upon.

Now think it throu all those people that are just doing this because its the only thing they know, i mean come on a zombie apocolypse?? HA mabey in your dreams but if its true then all i can say is dont be foolish cause they are people with souls so every one that you kill spends all eternity in HELL. Great Job CDC and all the people that actually read the article and gave it this much thought. The last thing anyone wants to do when they are on the run from zombies or a tornado, is leave the furry ones behind. The family survived in the basement, and by the grace of God the pup was back without a scratch the next day.

But how aweful is that to know your dog is out there by himself during a tornado? So I will be stocking on the Beneful and along with the ramen noodles, and figuring out a backup plan for where they can stay if the zombie stuff really hits the fan. I am proud of the CDC for their creativeness in getting out some very useful information in a format which draws people in and keeps their attention… Bravo!!! I love zombie movies and all that stuf, but when it realy happens no one wil be ready becous we neva faced anything like that before.

I have been planning my own course of action since I saw Night of the Living Dead years ago and it scared the beejezus out of me. Your list missed good running shoes, cell phone, lighter, keep your vehicle in good working order never less than half a tank of gas ever and make sure to bring the pets! Last thing we need is zombie Fido or Kitty…. Sorry to say this but all you guys are either gonna die or be completely unprepared when the apocalypse comes. None of you have any idea what you are talking about.

Do something more productive with your time and our tax dallors. Great job guys! Anything creative enough to get people thinking about disaster planning is money well spent. Congratuations CDC for thinking outside the box. Time to dust off the crowbar and stock up on Spam. This is a fun and inventive way to get a new group involved in emergency preparedness.

Great idea! Great communications tool. Congratulations on a unique and attention getting campaign. This is NOT a waste of money!!! Excellent job guys!!! Way to get the word out on being prepared for a disaster. Thanks, my zombie plan and kit is in place and will forward this as well. I am retired from the Army and Current Army Civilian Employee and we have been preparing for the worst since I can remember.

You got to be ready for anything, Zombies, Anthrax, terrorist. As for the the kit that CDC listed, too basic. Spend the money on quality flashlights, radios, medical kits. Get ready now, tomorrow might be too late. I also have bets on the Aliens will get you before the zombies do! I would suggest chain mail. I could go on as I have thought quite a bit about zombie apocalypses happening but. You know. How about some make-up so you can look like a zombie?

Escape to where? We are all going to die anyway. May as well go out happy. When there is no more room in hell, the dead shell walk the earth. Terminator, minus the time travel is way more possible than a Zombie attack, so tell me what the CDC is going to do about that. I am about to forward the url to all my friends but I think that it great that a government body somewhere on earth is finally starting to take the threat of a zombie invasion seriously because I seriously hate scary movies and a zombie invasion would be the most terrifying thing on the planet! Nice to see that a government organization that has one of the most serious of jobs, can show that their people and have some fun once in a while.

And the preparedness kit they describe really is a good emergency preparedness kit in general. Good job! Some scenes involved the CDC. It will happen hopefully not in our life time though. It even says in the bible that the dead will rise from there graves. So if the CDC is backing it up along with bible it has to be true. The best place to start you preperation is the nearest army surplus store,they will have every thing you need. But if push comes to shove you and your own come first.

Your supply list is very good and has helped me with my plan. My plan is to round up about 20 people head to Wal-mart baricade evry entrance with shelfs and anything else heavy. If anyone else has any ideas how do make my plan better pleas let me know. What a great way to get younger generations to pay attention to the importance of emergency preparedness! Federal funding well spent.

Cudos to all involved. This is genius, if you want to educate the under 30 crowd about emergency preparedness this will do it! I was pretty entertained by this, until I wondered how many tax dollars were wasted in the preparation of this article. I envision a project manager, a task force, dry-erase boards, spreadsheets… awesome use of government time and taxpayer funds! We hope you enjoyed the article and understand the importance of being prepared for any emergency, especially real ones like hurricanes, floods, or tornados.

We used existing staff, resources, and communication channels. We are really proud of the number of people we reached on a shoestring budget. Wow, i love how the CDC trys to down play the fact that tere are Zombies. I am sure they are a bi product of some government testing gone wrong. This is a 48 hour survival kit listed in this article, and contains everything you MUST have to survive 48 hours on foot.

Make one in a large backpacking bag and keep it in your garage. This is absolutely an EPIC post! Definitely sharing. Thinking I am totally insane for even considering a Zombie Apocalypse as a possibility. Hey Man.. I would rather be prepared. And guess who will be calling me once zombies are knocking down their door.

Even the CDC thinks so. Thanks so much CDC! For showing the judgemental unbelievers, it is possible for a Zombie Infestation. Listen people. For all of you morons who are complaining that the government is wasting money on this, please read it. This is about natural disasters. They are using the zombie angle to get people reading. Just substitute bird flu for zombie apocalypse and this is a very good article. I for one have never gone to a CDC page and read anything except travel advisories until this, so it captured my interest.

The bird flu of aka Spanish flu killed more people than WWI, so it is still a real danger. Thank you CDC for still looking out for us. Nice little posting, however: Most likely if there was a Zombie outbreak you are looking more towards Night of the living dead, Shaun of the Dead and Last of the living Zombies, they would be slow moving because of muscle deterioration and loss of a lot of mental capacity including movement.

What if there were to be a virus spread genetically that activated in the 10th year or any year of life, so nobody could prepare for it? When was the last time you got so many hits on your blog? Good job CDC. You have got to be kidding me. No one knows when the end of time will be. An all powerful being would never let the little guy know when the final day is coming. Why would He let you prepare. You might as well sit and suffer thinking you are going to be tortured by zombies and waste you money in the resession on your zombie kit because your zombies will be your family, friends and neighbors coming to kill, steal and distroy what you do have after the rapture does come and the anti-christ is the one controlling everything left in the world.

What you eat, do, say, buy. What a crock! I am sure you people just suck! Amazing, just before finding this post I had made a game out of making a survival kit with the family. The one we had need to be updated and refreshed. The kids loved the post. Thanx for the humor but for the real world common sense. Evacuation in any bio-hazard situation should be immediate.

My friend wants to be a proffesional zombie killer when she grows up. If a zombie bite a polar bear and it becomes a zombpolbear then i guess your …. Anyone who wants a great training course for themselves and their family shoot us an email. Ask yourself why they would need an vaccine if there was no virus?

And why was the vaccine not mentioned in this article? Well they made the zombie virus and they are working on the vaccine in a top secret lab but the scientists have not been successful yet. So there will not be a zombie outbreak until they have the vaccine. For all you people out there talking about how we are wasting our tax money on talking about zombies- live a little!

And for all you idiots out there freaking out about how there really will be an apocolypse- get a life. Seriously lay off, if you wanna be prepared then cool but stop stuffing your opinions down the throat of others. This is coming from a 16 year old girl, and I make more sense than all of you paranoid people. Brilliant campaign. Definitely reaching a segment of the population that would otherwise not EVER care to read anything like this. I would love to know how many people have actually read this post that would not have bothered with a normal post… Finally the CDC is providing to the level of a missed audience….

Do you know how many times I have had to explain and interpret emergency warnings to functionally illiterate individuals? Ignorance will be the leveler of the playing field. Or are you going to deny me this comment also? It is complete protection from the living dead. Prepare now…….. Slick PR campaign to catch peoples attention!

This is awesome! For all you people who think this is a waste of money….. You never know what will happen and it did not cost a lot of money to put this page up. Well, except draw ratings on Monday nights, apparently. DX does their version of Vince and Shane. Should have been higher. Howard Finkel takes on Harvey Wippleman in a tuxedo match. Seth Green guest hosts RAW. His talking head appears to have been shot on the same night he did the show. Gene Snitsky punts a baby. Shawn Michaels turns on Hulk Hogan. Vince McMahon trains for the Royal Rumble.

Edge beats Matt Hardy in a ladder match to send him to Smackdown. What a weird feud this was. Vince debuts his newly bald head after the Trump match. The Rock delivers a eulogy for Steve Austin and reveals the stolen Rattlesnake belt. This should have been WAY higher, and it was edited to nothing as well.

And did we need Jerry Lawler narrating what we could see on screen? Santino upsets Umaga for the IC title in Italy. Edge retires and vacates the World title. This far down the list? Hugh Jackman punches Dolph Ziggler. This is an all-time guilty pleasure one for me, as Eugene is guest GM and books musical chairs to get a title shot.

Flair shoving Stacy Keibler out of the way to get a chair is classic, and they even do a funny dramatic music cue for the finale between Jericho and Tomko. Big Show debuts and immediately jobs to Steve Austin. God bless Vince Russo. Cena is barely even breathing heavy. Perfect beats Ric Flair in a loser-leaves-town match. DX reunites! For the first time in , for those who have lost track of all the times.

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CM Punk cashes in the briefcase on Edge. Luckily, things got better for him…now he has a DVD. Stephanie fakes a pregnancy and HHH leaves her at the altar. So Stephanie has to do a narration, in character, about how she faked this pregnancy, while simultaneously representing the person married to HHH in real life.

This is making my head hurt. Bret Hart engages Steve Austin in a street fight during the thick of the Hart Foundation angle, and Austin hijacks an ambulance to write Bret out with a knee injury for a while. Big Show brawls with Floyd Mayweather. I was literally not paying any attention to the product at this point and only kind of came back to watch Wrestlemania.

They changed their mind pretty quickly on this one. Jericho throws Shawn Michaels into the ridiculously expensive Jeritron , kicking off their awesome feud. Shawn Michaels says goodbye after retiring. The Rock makes fun of Toronto. He said Toronto! This was masterful. Bob Barker hosts RAW. I wish they would have intercut with Eric Bischoff over on Nitro giving away the payoff in advance. Steve Austin throws the IC title off a bridge.

Way too low. We are blessed with a Billy Gunn talking head here. Miz cashes in on Randy Orton to begin our national nightmare. The USA v. Canada flag match in Halifax.

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Not sure why they never came back to the Maritimes again after this for TV, because the crowd was incredibly hot. Ric Flair retires with dignity. And then mortgages that dignity afterwards for no reason I can fathom. Lita v. Trish Stratus main events RAW with a great match in Dude Love makes his debut and helps Steve Austin win the tag titles. Kevin Federline beats John Cena. And of course it went nowhere. Cena of course calls him a good guy in his commentary. Goldberg debuts and lays out the Rock. Disc Two Brock returns in Grown men were losing their minds over this guy.

And then he lost. Evolution forms in The one this time. Shaq attacks the Big Show. Again, went nowhere. Mankind attacks Jim Ross during an interview in , thus turning him into a star and setting up the debut of Dude Love. The Rock challenges John Cena to a match one year away. Bret Hart flips out on Vince McMahon and cuts an angry bitter promo. This gave us the 7 second delay on USA, evil Bret, Vince as an onscreen presence…just so much brilliance.

Vader debuts and attacks Gorilla Monsoon. Vader himself does the talking head here! Jeff Hardy does the swanton off the Titantron onto Randy Orton. Steve Austin storms the arena in a Zamboni. Mike Tyson joins DX. Batista quits the WWE, from a wheelchair and wearing a sling. How is this not like 3? Vince Russo takes credit for coming up with this. D-X forms. For the first time in The Nexus debut, get hugely over, and then were nothing again by the end of the summer. Edge and Lita have a live sex celebration.

Edge reveals tha he was more worried about shrinkage in a cold hockey arena than anything else. This aspect is not mentioned at all for some reason. The Rock challenges Hollywood Hogan and Hogan tries to run him over with a truck. Thankfully they omit that second part. Steve Austin stuns Vince McMahon. People in MSG were jumping up and down in their seats with excitement at this.

DX invades WCW. Again, way too low. Monday Night RAW debuts. Oddly, the package uses recycled footage with the WWF portions blurred out. Mae Young gets powerbombed through a table by the Dudley Boyz. Way too high. The ECW guys debut as part of the Invasion, kicking off a million crappy rebooking scenarios here on the blog years later.

The Rock returns in Vince McMahon is in the hospital and gets attended by Mr.