As a geek, it kind of feels like it’s my duty to freak out about what seems like the start of the zombie apocalypse.
Don’t know what I’m talking about?
1. The naked guy in Miami that ate another guy’s face and didn’t stop after he was shot the first time.
2. The guy who ate his roommate’s brain and heart.
3. The guy who threw his intestines at the police. Okay, maybe that guy was just off his rocker in his own weird way.
4. This list.
5. This illness affecting children in Africa.
And to keep even better track, GOOGLE IS MAPPING ZOMBIE INCIDENCES.
Probably over nothing. Let this serve as a PSA against the drug known as “Bath Salts,” which aren’t actually the salts that you put in the bathtub to make your skin softer or whatever. It’s a synthetic hallucinogen that really effs people up, as you can tell from the above stories. Moral of the story: Drugs are bad, m’kay?
Especially because they make living zombies.
That’s the issue with this particular epidemic. These flesh-eaters are completely alive and are in no state of decay, have experienced no physical death, and are simply under the influence of some REALLY CRAZY SHIT. So I guess the question is if they count as zombies if they aren’t undead?
Regardless, this is horrifying. The only thing that prevents this from being straight out of the movies is a government cover-up, and I’m sure there are conspiracy theorists out there who would say I’m being blind and naive to NOT see that there is probably something being covered up. Whatever.
Anyway, it’s as good a time as any to mention how important it is to have a disaster preparedness kit for whatever disasters may befall your region. I mean, I live in California, so for me, disaster preparedness is really earthquake and tsunami preparedness. If I were in tornado alley, it would be tornado preparedness, on the Gulf Coast it’s hurricane/tropical storm preparedness – you get what I mean.
A right proper emergency kit (links to Ready.gov) should be stocked with food and water for at least 3 days, first aid equipment, flashlights, a battery powered radio, batteries, a few basic tools like wrenches and screwdrivers, dust masks, clothes, and sanitation supplies, regardless of whether or not a zombie apocalypse is impending.
Now in the context of a zombie apocalypse, I know 3 days doesn’t sound like much, but it will at least buy you some time to make contact with people or aid organizations, and worst case scenario, scavenge. But that’s the worst case Walking Dead type scenario.
Not that that could ever happen. But it’s never a bad idea to be prepared.