My family has a few TV shows that we love. Such shows include Downton Abbey and Sherlock, as well as The Amazing Race and Big Bang Theory.
Another of our favorites is The Walking Dead. Actually, my 11-year-old sons does not like it. It is too gruesome for him. However, my 13-year-old son and eight-year-old daughter love it.
The other day, my wife Lyndee wondered aloud how long we could resist the walkers (the Walking Dead term for zombies) by staying in our house. The walkers are not very intelligent. We have high walls around our house because we have a pool and such walls (with a locked tall gate) are required.
Of course, windows would need to be reinforced.
The loss of electricity and other utilities would be rough. The absence of air conditioning would be brutal here in Las Vegas, particularly May through September. But the zombie apocalypse will change how we define comfort in many ways.
The lack of food and water would be our greatest problem. This is especially the case since food and one need that might cause us to leave our relatively safe dwelling in search of resources.
As Mormons, we are ready for the zombie apocalypse.
Mormons have food storage.
Okay, my family does not have that much food storage. We do have some canned dried foods in the garage, but a that much. However, if we did have a years worth of food and water, we would be set for the zombie apocalypse.
Well, at least for the first year of the apocalypse.
We do have some heavy buckets of wheat somewhere in my garage. I have no idea what one would do with those. I am thinking they will be great for reinforcing doors and walls against zombie intruders.
How many cans of Diet Coke does one need for a year-supply? My count is 1424. I think four cans a day will be sufficient.
While we sometimes hear that people stock up guns to protect their food supply from other people. This is misguided. It is not people, but ZOMBIES that we need to prepare against. The good folks at Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters have shown that swords and axes are more effective than guns when taking on a mob of zombies. To each their own, but you do not need to stuck up on guns. Swords and axes are what you need.
Get working on your food storage. You might think this is silly, but Sheriff Rick Grimes would have thought this was a silly scenario at one time, too. When the zombie apocalypse comes it will be too late.
Also, you might want to consider practicing your Michonne skills as part of Family Home Evening. We usually DVR The Walking Dead because it airs too late on Sunday for our school ages children. We sometimes watch it for FHE. We might need to add Michonne training. After all, having the stash of swords does not help if you do not know how to use them.
Food storage and family home evening will save your family in the zombie apocalypse. When the zombies are coming down the road, you will feel bad for every time you rolled your eyes during a sacrament meeting talk about food storage.
The Walking Dead midseason premiere is tonight on AMC. Are you ready?