The CDC wants you prepared for a Zombie Apocalypse

Steven H
2 min readMar 10, 2021


Yes, you read that right

Just in case you start seeing zombies wandering around, the CDC has issued guidance for how to be prepared in such an event. I have to stay I find this story amusing. Obviously, the CDC is using this as a tongue and cheek way of getting people to think about being prepared for any natural or man made disaster. Here is a link to the story

This story still makes me chuckle a bit. Especially the part that talks about having enough water and food stored up for at least 3 days. Umm pardon me, but for most prepper type people, 3 days of provisions is the bare minimum at any given time. Think at least 6 months!

So a few days is enough time to allow authorities to investigate the zombie outbreak and solve the problem? I don’t think so.

Is it realistic anyway?

I know it’s talked about often and people seem to have a fascination with zombies. This has been the case for many years. But let us be serious here for a moment?

How realistic is a real zombie apocalypse?

In my book, it’s close to 0% probability. Maybe that’s just me and I may be wrong on that. I can think of several other more probable scenarios that would bring about the apocalypse for humanity.

Nuclear war, complete financial collapse, super volcano eruptions and widespread long-term power outages are a few that come to my mind.

But in the very rare event that a zombie apocalypse actually happens, I just pray the zombies are slow moving! If they are fast moving like the ones in the movie World War Z, we are done! ;-)

So, a question for you. What is the most probable SHTF event? Worldwide nuclear war? Super volcano eruption? Super lethal pandemic? Or something else I have not mentioned here?

Would love to have your feedback!



Steven H

We live in an uncertain world. Preparing for the unexpected is my passion. I also have extensive experience with job readiness, coaching and mentoring.