Wednesday, May 18, 2011

CDC Warns Public to Prepare for 'Zombie Apocalypse'

Sometimes you just want to accept the headlines just for the thrill of it all  :-)
CDC Warns Public to Prepare for 'Zombie Apocalypse'
Published May 18, 2011

Are you prepared for the impending zombie invasion?

That's the question posed by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention in a Monday blog posting gruesomely titled, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse." And while it's no joke, CDC officials say it's all about emergency preparation.

"There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for," the posting reads. "Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That's right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you'll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you'll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency."
The post, written by Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan, instructs readers how to prepare for "flesh-eating zombies" much like how they appeared in Hollywood hits like "Night of the Living Dead" and video games like Resident Evil. Perhaps surprisingly, the same steps you'd take in preparation for an onslaught of ravenous monsters are similar to those suggested in advance of a hurricane or pandemic.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Emergency tool

Interesting bit of kit.
Wouldn't want it to be my primary tool/weapon, but as a backup in a pinch it would be better than a simple claw hammer
From Gizmodo...

The Crovel Is the Only Multi-Tool Shovel You’ll Ever Need

The Crovel Is the Only Multi-Tool Shovel You'll Ever Need

Like the Chinese military shovel before it, the Crovel is a multi-tool shovel that doubles as an axe, triples as a crowbar, quadruples as a hammer, and does even more. Bottle opener? Check. Saw? Come on, of course. Paracord grip? Uh, duh. The Crove88l has thirteen different tools jam packed in its sexy body and each is more menacing than the next.

I'm a fiend for Swiss Army knives and multi-tool Leathermans but there's no way in hell my bite sized, blunt  knife, toothpick carrying, usb holding, might as well be a children's toy, multi-tool can hold a candle to the Crovel. I'm not worthy. $85