Have you ever spent an evening watching The Walking Dead and thought: “What if the zombie apocalypse actually happened?”
You could take refuge in a mall or set off across the desert with a small band of your closest friends, or you could prepare now to make your home as safe as possible. Here are some tips:
Reinforce Doors and Windows
Stainless steel doors are affordable and attractive. Tempered glass windows and wrought-iron security bars are also a must. Don’t rely upon having time to nail up scrap lumber at the last minute; be prepared ahead of time.
Build a Good Fence
Good fences make good neighbors, and this is especially true during the zombie apocalypse. A sturdy fence can keep zombies at a safe distance.
Stockpile Food and Water
No matter how strong your home is, don’t forget that most people get eaten by zombies when they leave the house to run to the grocery store. So make sure to keep a good supply of food and water in case of an emergency — such as a zombie apocalypse. And don’t forget first aid supplies.
Keep your Tools Handy and Sharp
Last minute upgrades, creative zombie killing and repairing zombie-ravaged structures all require a good supply of tools. Keep them in good repair, since a rusty set of hedge clippers is basically useless.
Utility companies rarely function after a zombie apocalypse, so look into getting a power generator for emergencies. Get one that runs on solar power if you can.
As silly as preparing for a zombie apocalypse may seem, many of the tips above will also help you in case of a natural disaster such as an earthquake or a flood. So don’t neglect these techniques. Your home is your castle (or zombie-proof fortress), so make sure it’s the best it can be.
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