Zombie Preparedness…REI style

by on Nov.11, 2012, under Syndicated from the Web

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Last week I had the pleasure of attending REI’s Zombie Preparedness Class at their Cary, NC location and it was a blast.  Employee Si Wilson and his two zombie visual aides did a fantastic job teaching this full class how to have the upper hand when the SHTF.

This class follows the same train of thought as the CDC, Homeland Security, and the military.  That is if you’re prepared for the zombie apocalypse then you’re prepared for anything.  All major disasters were covered, whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, earthquake, disease, nuclear, terrorist, or zombies. 

Anyone who preps for anything probably knows the basics and I’d like to think that I know a pretty good bit about surviving on my own but I definitely left the class with some new knowledge.  Take maps for instance.  Most people probably have a map and a compass included in their bug-out-bag and can probably read a map fairly well but do you know how to give someone actual grid coordinates to your location using only a map and compass?  What about food?  Eventually all the food you brought with you will run out and you will be forced to find other means of nourishment.  No matter where you live there will be plenty of plants that you can use for food and medicine and probably and equal amount that can kill you.  Do you know which plants in your area are usable and which ones to stay away from? 

Do you have a plan for where you are going in the event of a zombie apocalypse or any disaster really?  I do and I’m sure most people do but what I didn’t take under consideration is how my plan relates to the situation.  You should have multiple plans for different situations and know all these plans inside out in case you have to implement them at a moments notice..

If I had to take one thing away from this class it would be to have a positive mental attitude.  Finding something positive about everything you do can make the wost situations seem not so bad and you are always at your best performance moral is high.

Thank you Si and the Cary REI store for and awesome class.

http://www.rei.com/stores/cary.html

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