Most reasonable adults admit that the re-animated corpses called zombies aren't real. But when it comes to products and services aimed at surviving a zombie apocalypse, reality doesn't seem to matter.
The sentiment, "there are no zombies yet" often rises in conversations, in books such as Max Brooks' "Zombie Survival Guide," and in products and services like the 10 that follow.
In this way, the zombie apocalypse has already come. An invasion of walking dead has gripped the public imagination and is busy chowing down on pop culture.
Even the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention got in on the fun last year with its Zombie Preparedness campaign, which it says began as a tongue-in-cheek campaign but proved an effective platform for educating about preparedness for all hazards. FEMA agreed in a recent webinar.
Aside from any redeeming emergency preparedness effects of zombie prepping, some businesses might just be capitalizing on a trend. For example, Sportsman's Warehouse has a page dedicated to Zombie Survival products—consisting of everyday weaponry and outdoors gear.
Whatever the intention behind these items, it's Zombie Awareness Month, so let's take a look at 10 zombie items and experiences.
By Colleen Kane
Posted 19 Oct. 2012