Preparing For a Zombie Apocalypse
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. With global doomsday theories like total economic collapse, massive superstorms, and pandemics, some people look away from the protection of the government and turn to safety by their own means.
These people are known to the media as “preppers,” but you don’t need to be a full-blown prepper to be prepared in a disaster scenario… even if the situation is a zombie apocalypse.
With a few simple preparations, the average person can go from being a victim, to becoming a survivor in a post-zombie world.
Experts say the average person should stock up on non-perishable food and water. Everyone should have at minimum enough supplies to survive for at least 30 days on their own if grocery stores had to shut down.
Harvest Reserve Food is a Grand Junction based disaster survival food store. The owner says it’s the simple things people forget in a disaster scenario.
“Have the supplies you need in your home: the water, the food, personal sanitation, first aid, you need light, heat, and the access to communication,” says store owner DJ LeBaron.
In the event of total social collapse, LeBaron says people will do anything to survive if they’re not already prepared.
Basic survival skills and weapons could be the difference between life and death if zombies begin to overtake Grand Junction.
Sales associate at Top Shot Troy Nuss urges people to read up on basic survival skills. “There are simple things you can do. If you don't have a can opener, how do you do it? You can go out on the concrete and use that abrasive of the concrete to take the lid off your can so you can eat,” says Nuss. He says he also carries around a lighter in his pocket even though he doesn't smoke just in case he needs to light a fire.
So experts say follow these basic steps of self-sufficiency and the Grand Valley will survive the undead.