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10 tips for surviving a zombie outbreak

By: Katherine Butler on April 15, 2011, 11:20 a.m.
First aid kit

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Get your survival kit in order

Think about a simple survival kit. First, get a regulation first aid kit. Max Brooks, son of Mel, is a seminal zombie-survival expert and the author of the best-selling book, "The Zombie Survival Guide." He says you should set aside enough water to provide three quarts a day. You will need water replacement filters and a cistern for collecting rainwater. Among other items, Brooks suggests you set aside iodine tablets, three cans of food per day, a bicycle-powered generator, rechargeable batteries, flashlights, an extensive tool kit, emergency flares, fire extinguishers and earplugs. Why earplugs? You'll need these to help you sleep when you're surrounded by moaning zombies.