Zombies vs. Preppers How to identify the zombies from preppers
Zombies are a novelty with preppers and yet they are a very real threat to them. It's not the zombies of Hollywood that preppers have concerns about. Instead, the threat that looms in the minds of preppers is the people who haven't prepared for uncertain times. In mad desperation, these "zombies" will be the ones scavenging, foraging and demanding food and supplies from preppers when the "stuff hits the fan" (SHTF).
The funny T-shirt, right, reads "Warning: if zombies chase us, I'm tripping you!" And yet it rings with a bit of truth. It's not a happy thought, but a prepper must protect his home from intruders should the unthinkable occur and civilization has no food or water for the masses. How does a prepper protect food, water and supplies from zombie intruders in a world without law enforcement? Clever planning! Before you can learn how to protect your home from zombies, you'll need to learn how to identify them.
What does a real zombie look like? To know a zombie is to first find out what motivates them. So what motivates zombies? In one word: hunger! It's a very real threat and not far off from the Hollywood version where zombies want to eat you. In an apocalyptic situation, a zombie is motivated by hunger pangs. People with extreme determination can live as much as 8-12 weeks without food as long as they have water. These people are the zombies. In the crazy phase, zombies are much more than irritated or angry, and they are well beyond being sad, they simply go mad! They have nothing to lose, and this desperation motivate crazy behaviors in an attempt for food. So how can you spot them? What can you do?
How to identify a zombie
Zombies will come in all shapes and sizes:
Hungry neighbor zombies: The first zombies to appear at your door will be hungry neighbors begging you for food. Have a plan, which may include a charitable contribution or barter. Whatever your tactic, do not disclose the extent of your supplies. If you've read the contents of this Web site, you know the first rule of Prep Club, is to not talk about Prep Club. Focus attention on them and their plans. Do not disclose.
Children zombies: Beware that children may be a decoy! Desperate people will go to desperate measures. They may send children to the door and then take you out. Don't trust children coming to your door. Again, have a plan. Possibly you'll throw some candy out the window and instruct them to leave along with words to discourage return. They will be back again. You'll have to have another plan.
Law enforcement zombies: Beware that there will be clever zombies who impersonate law enforcement to get into your home. There will also be real law enforcement trying to take civilian firearms without the use of warrants. It happened during Hurricane Katrina, and it will happen again. Trust no one. Do not disclose the extent of your reserves.
Gang zombies: There will be gangs and raiders when things go bad. Gangs will gather to raid homes of food, and nothing but bloodshed will stop them! You may be helpless unless your home is a compound of several individuals.
So now that you now how to identify the kinds of zombies that there will be, you'll need to learn how to protect your home and family.
How to protect your home from Zombies: Where there is a will there is a way! So you must first face the facts: if zombies want to get into your home, they will find a way. If you have the will to defend your home, you will find a way too. All you can do is to deter them. Wearing them out by attrition is a good tactic until you're able to secure your supplies. Remember, as a prepper you will have ample food supplies and this means you will have more sustaining energy that the desperate zombies who may come banging at your door. Right, the Zombie Survival Guide will help you in the know.
10 Reasons Zombies Don't Prep It will be Zombie versus Prepper during an apocalypse and you'll know who's who, but how can you find who's who today? It's easy, Zombies just don't bother prepping. There are people who prep, and then there are the zombies. The difference is one believes in self reliance and the other believes in fairies. Here are 10 reasons zombies just don't bother preparing for the unexpected:
1. Zombies believe in the grocery fairy. It's the grocery fairy that makes all the necessary food and supplies magically appear on the shelves, right? That's what Zombies think. Preppers know how fragile our food system has become. It takes three days to stock shelves, supplies can be gone in a matter of hours.
2. Zombies believe in the electricity fairy. If the power goes out, it will be back in a couple of hours, right? That's what Zombies think. Preppers know that an EMP could take humans indefinitely off the grid. 3. Zombies believe in the water fairy. They don't understand that the water fairy needs electricity to pump water to our homes. If the grid goes down, so does the water supply. Preppers have water reserves and know how to find water sources and filter it. 4. Zombies believe in the dollar fairy. In the dollar they trust. They don't know what an Amero is or believe it will ever become currency. Bartering will be the new currency. 5. Zombies believe in the credit card fairy. They believe that in an economic crisis their credit cards (and debit cards) will continue working. Zombies are slaves to their credit cards. 6. Zombies believe in the government fairy. Zombies trust the government will save them. They plan to go to FEMA camps, but that's where many will die. 7. Zombies don't believe in zombies. Zombies are just classic Hollywood horror stories, right? Most people don't know that they are the zombies. If you don't prep, you're destined to be a zombie. 8. Zombies think their neighbors will feed them. Zombies believe it's their right to have food (even if they didn't prep for it). No food and water? No problem! Zombies plan to get food and water by stealing it or maybe even killing for it. And why not? They'd be dead pretty quickly without it! 9. Zombies don't believe the world will end. Zombies just don't want to think about anything bad happening. It's uncomfortable thinking about what could happen. They don't get that it's their world that could end. Life will go on for some in The End Of The World As We Know It (TEOTWAWKI). 10. Zombies believe Preppers are crazy. Preppers are hoarders, doom and gloomers, and gun happy freaks, right? Well, only two of those three statements are correct. Preppers hoard food and guns, yes, but we're not going to be the ones who are gloomy and doomy should the unthinkable occur. We're the ones who'll have food, guns and ammo to keep us Happy Preppers.
There are plenty of Zombie Novelties ideal for prepper fun. Have a gag gift to share? Join us on Facebook or Twitter and tell us about it. Do you have a preppers list? Write us.
Smile! We are not Doomsday Preppers. We are Happy Preppers! We believe that the happiest people on earth will be the ones who've prepared should the unthinkable happen. Take it from us, the happiest emergency preparedness planners on the planet, that you can thrive with a positive mental attitude. Connect with us on Twitter and Facebook!
Happy endings... Zombies are real. They are the walking dead -- the sheeple who avoid prepping. Be happy that you are prepared to live happily ever after. Planning for disaster keeps the zombie virus away!
------------------------------------------------- Revised 02/17/17 (C) Copyright 2012-2017 by HappyPreppers.com. All rights reserved. The site happily targets concerned citizens who are self-reliant survivalists, preppers and homesteaders with original content on survival following societal collapse. You may link to our site, but you may NOT reproduce any part of our content, or store our content in any retrieval system to represent it as your own. Further, you may not transmit content in any other form or by any means, including (but not limited to) electronic, photocopy, mechanical, or recording without written consent. HappyPreppers.com makes no warranties.
HappyPreppers.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com, amazonsupply.com, or myhabit.com. Amazon is a great place to buy emergency supplies. In other words, we recommend prepping gear sold on Amazon. It's a great place to shop.