I will admit that I’m a bit obsessed with zombies and catastrophic events lately.
Maybe it’s The Walking Dead. Maybe it’s unknown biological weapons. Maybe it’s preparation for events unknown.
Sometimes I’ll find myself sitting by the window all zen and daydreaming while looking out at the garden and the trees, admiring the way the sunshine sparkles on the water when all of the sudden I think:
Remember that movie? Sky full of parachutes raining down from the sky with the enemy attached to them, taking over the country. Smart and prepared country guy sends his sons to the wilderness because he knows he’s prepared them to survive there from the time they were little.
Yeah, that’s right. Prepared.
Maybe being a writer with a vivid imagination has made me a little more paranoid than some, but if Russians start raining down from the sky or zombies start eating my neighbors ~ I don’t want to be caught with my pants down.
In the off chance that something like Red Dawn would happen ~ it would be helpful to:
- have a place in mind to escape to
- know how to build a fire
- know how to gather food
- know how to find water
- know how to fight
Same thing with zombie preparation.
In the event of a zombie apocalypse, these would be my weapons of choice:
- A gun with a silencer. Why a silencer? Because noise will attract more zombies and I might not be able to get away.
- A crossbow. It’s silent, accurate and you don’t have to get too close.
- A long sword. We’re talking a Samurai or Lord of the Rings sword. Can you tell that I don’t want to get too close?
What’s my point in telling you this? How could this be relevant in a sane person’s life?
My point is: Be prepared to protect yourself. It can help you in any and all situations big and small. Learn self defense and how to handle a weapon of some sort.
You can’t prepare for everything that may come your way, but you can prepare as much as you know and it will likely carry you through.
To quote my funky animated friend Edna Mode from The Incredibles ~
Luck favors the prepared.
So, tell me people ~ are you as paranoid as I am? Do you prepare yourself for danger? How do you do it?