Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness

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"What is zombie apocalypse preparedness?" you ask. Why, it's disaster preparedness, capped off with a trip to the rifle range and booze, of course! --- Here's what I thought might each be a fun Sunday afternoon/evening:


Course Work

Italics shows the Zombie Apocalypse media reference
Initial letters denote Zombie reference or Apocalypse reference

  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • Amateur radio ARES/RACES usage ZA - I am Legend, Neville often tries to contact people via HAM
  • Brewing and distillation of alcohol (we probably oughtn't run a still in the space, however...)
  • Water distillation and purification
  • Penny stove building workshop: http://www.csun.edu/~mjurey/penny.html
  • Electricity generation
  • Tinkering: fabricating unavailable yet critical tools or devices out of items you might find in a common house or office
  • Chainsaw maintenance
  • Salvage and safe use of common demolition/mining explosives - A - Tremors, blowing up Graboids
  • Defensive driving
  • Archery/fencing/sword/other-running-out-of-ammo-disaster-skills
  • Reloading, nothing like making your own ammo
  • Methane gas production A - Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Bartertown's power source
  • Hand printing, copying, and cipher methods
  • Semaphore signaling
  • Scripture cheatsheet for whipping up/controlling dirty masses of post apoc. fundies
  • Bee keeping
  • Animal husbandry (keeping chickens, goats, rabbits and other edible pets)
  • Urban gardening ZA - I am Legend, farming in NYC
  • Food preservation
  • Tunnel digging techniques
  • Trap door construction (for escape hatches and booby traps)
  • Barricading techniques ZA - Night of the Living Dead, et all...
  • Sharpshooting ZA - Night of the Living Dead, a shot to the head kills a zombie

Field Trips

  • A trip to a rifle range (ie: not just small-bore handguns)
  • A trip to a batting cage



Dynamic Entry

* Coordinator    : Jonathan Foote

Brewing Workshop

Trolling Defence with Knives

* Coordinator    : San Mehat
* Materials      : One sharp knife - serrated, and one dull knife, unserrated
* Opt. Materials : Salt, Vinegar, Fava Beans, a nice Chianti
* Test subjects  : <TBD based on mailing-list/irc channel content>

How to Build a Disaster Kit

* Coordinator    : 
* Materials      : 
* Opt. Materials : 
* Test subjects  : You!

Field Trips

Rifle Range

Shannon volunteers to do the calling around to find out about hours, group rates &c at local rifle ranges.

Batting Cage

Shannon volunteers to do the calling around to find out about hours, group rates &c at local batting cages.

Interested Parties

Put your name down if you are interested in attending any or all of these. We can get more specific on each event later.