According to Allen Baler, founder of Food4Patriots, the zombie mania that’s taken over American culture could teach us a thing or two about how to prepare for disaster. With the widespread popularity of shows like The Walking Dead and a slew of hit zombie movies like World War Z and 28 Days Later, there’s no denying that zombies are a consistent theme, and maybe there is a good explanation for this phenomenon.
Zombies are a hot topic among cultural theorists, who have presented countless explanations for the fascination. But perhaps one reason consumers are so obsessed with them is because of the interest in apocalyptic scenarios and the idea of surviving disaster. While the end of the world may be far off, natural disasters, pandemics, and economic disaster are real possibilities. If we prepare ourselves as if there is an impending zombie attack, we’ll be ready for whatever may happen. Read more