Whether you believe in a idea of an  Apocalypse of any kind (e.g. zombie, natural disaster, Mayan 2012, etc. ) or just would like be prepared for the possibility our site will provide you with helpful survival tips and tricks.

The Scouts have a motto most commonly used as Be Prepared, and it is no coincidence that this motto can be shortened to B. P. and Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the movement, used to shorten his surname into B.-P.

In the third part of Scouting for Boys Robert Baden-Powell explains the meaning of the phrase:

The Scout Motto is: BE PREPARED which means you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your DUTY.

  • Be Prepared in Mind by having disciplined yourself to be obedient to every order, and also by having thought out beforehand any accident or situation that might occur, so that you know the right thing to do at the right moment, and are willing to do it.
  • Be Prepared in Body by making yourself strong and active and able to do the right thing at the right moment, and do it.

“To do the right thing at the right moment” can be extreme:

“Where a man has gone so far as to attempt suicide, a Scout should know what to do with him.”
“BE PREPARED to die for your country if need be, so that when the moment arrives you may charge home with confidence, not caring whether you are going to be killed or not”

The first handbook for Girl Guides, How Girls Can Help to Build Up the Empire by Agnes and Robert Baden-Powell, similarly explains:

The motto of the Girl Guides is “Be Prepared”. Why is this? It is because, like the other Guides, you have to be prepared at any moment to face difficulties and even dangers by knowing what to do and how to do it.

United Stated Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Preparedness 101: Zombie ApocalyseThe CDC provides information about how to prepare for and respond to emergencies of all kinds.  Even most recently the posted a guide for what to do in a zombie apocalypse.  In fact, the guide crashed their website when over 30,000 people tried to view the guide on Wednesday May 18, 2011. You can see more about the story on the Washington’s Post’s website.

The CDC provides a links to emergency response guides through their CDC Public Health Matters Blog.

Of course we provide a link to the Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse here because we want you to consider all types of emergency response situations…including how to deal with flesh eating zombies.