Your To-Do List If The Zombie Apocalypse Happens

Zombies ApocalypseWe all have that person. You know the one. The one that says if the Zombie Apocalypse happens they are coming to your house. While I do not advocate this and will not have the debate of your personal preference, there are some people you have to take in like your mother, your children, or in my case, the sister-in-law and niece.

I reluctantly agreed to this but with one huge condition. They would have to follow my rules and use my list to support themselves when they come banging on my door, all while being chased by the undead. The following is the list given to them with instructions:


If the zombie apocalypse happens this is WHAT TO BRING:

Grab a large kitchen garbage bag or suitcase and go to each room getting these items and put them in your car or carry them with you.


  • ALL Canned Foods
  • ALL Cabinet Foods (even opened ones)
  • ALL Pantry Foods (even opened ones)
  • ALL Kitchen Knives
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Bottles of Water (unopened)
  • Dog Food

If you can drive car: Freezer Foods in a box or cooler – NOT REFRIGERATOR ITEMS


  • ALL Toilet Paper
  • ALL Medicine Cabinet Items
  • ALL Prescription Medicines
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Neosporine
  • Band-aids
  • Medical Tape
  • Vaseline
  • Cotton Balls
  • Q-Tips
  • Shampoos
  • Soaps
  • Feminine Products:
  •             Pads
  •             Tampons
  •             Etc.


  • Lysol
  • Bleach
  • Matches
  • Lighters
  • Candles
  • Plastic Bags (trash and Ziploc type)


  • 2 changes of clothing including UNDERCLOTHES
  • 2 personal items (phone doesn’t count) – picture, memory book, etc
  • Glasses
  • If they had them, I would add weapons/ammo to the list.


  • Refrigerated foods
  • Friends

One question you may ask is why not refrigerated items and it is fairly simple to answer. You do not know how long their journey is or whether they will have a way to cool them so they could spoil before getting to your house. Additionally, refrigerated items HAVE TO BE EATEN FIRST or they will go bad. This is a limiter you cannot afford to have in unknown conditions.

This list can be debated as to what you might add or remove but it fit for my sister-in-law and my niece. In fact, my niece is the one that holds the list because she has a calmer head in this type of situation.

If the zombie apocalypse does happen, do not come banging on my door as you might find a rude awakening. However, if you have that person in your life that insists on you taking care of them and there is no way around it, offload some of the pressure and put some of the responsibility back on them.

Until then,

Use your instincts to survive

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