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Zombie Apocalypse

I’m somewhat of a “prepper”.  Most of you will understand what I mean by that.  For those of you that don’t, a prepper is someone who prepares for a disaster.

I don’t go to extremes, but I see nothing wrong with being a good Girl Scout or Boy Scout and preparing yourself for an emergency.

I’ve mentioned this to people in the past and they scoff.  I don’t understand this.  What’s wrong with having a flashlight and batteries on hand or an extra can of beans and some water?

People that refuse to have even just the bare essentials in preparation of an emergency just baffle me.

I know there are people that go to extreme.  I like to think I fall in the middle somewhere.

What’s your take on this?  Are you a “Prepper”?

Originally posted in 2017.  Still as important today as ever!  Copyright (C) Penny Wilson


Penny Wilson is an international writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

17 thoughts on “Zombie Apocalypse

  1. I shake my head at those who don’t keep the basics at home, who have no back up for things, who freak when the power is taken out from a storm and doesn’t immediately come back on. When did the idea of having a backup or a rotating pantry go out of style? Prepping doesn’t mean Mad Max style living, it just means you are ready for those hiccups life can throw into your daily routines. None of your favorite TP at the store? Not a problem if you don’t wait until you are down to your last square before shopping! 💞


  2. I didn’t know the concept “prepper”. Though I can relate to that. I’ve lived and/or travelled in 30-40 countries, on many corners of the world, and when I see the current state of things just about everywhere… I am getting utterly worried for my daughters and grandkids.
    Should I start stocking?


    1. It’s not just the state of the world. What about fires, floods and other natural disasters? I lived in a small town years ago that was on a well. The town’s pump for that well went out. What I didn’t know until that happened was that they were using their Backup pump! The main one had died long before and they never got around to replacing it. The town had No Water! They did eventually truck in water for the town, but I was one of the few households that had a stash of water. When COVID hit, everyone was low on toilet paper and water, remember that? Things happen. Yes, stock up, be as prepared as you can. Thank you for visiting and commenting!

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      1. Oh yes! All that is part of the state of the world. Some days, (like every day? 😉) It’s like nothing works. I understand in South Africa theyr’re having major problems with electricity. Cut off for hours. Then what happens? No water…
        Take care Penny.


  3. Im a very very mild to low prepper. I live in a city with numerous grocery stores and there’s convenient stores in most of our neighborhoods. I do keep a couple flashlights, extra batteries, candles, and some matches on hand though. 😁


  4. ive a minor stash of tinned goods and tea and such which might last a week or so. If we werent hungry, but it in no way means I am prepared for anythimg major.

    I do hough know in what order I would finish off the neighbours in case things got really rough, where I need to park vehicles to make it more difficult to get to my juicy brain, and absolutely have a plan for how to get out of town if things get really dodgy My van has solar too so thats a bonus and am soon putting offroad tyres on it …so whilst not prepared, I dont intend to go down without a fight.


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  5. Hi Penny, I am also a midpoint prepper. You’d be mad not to be prepared in South Africa where the electricity can go off at any time and there are constant water shortages and disruptions to supplies of goods. I keep a month’s supply of meat and other groceries, diesel, gas, water, and medications.

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