The Walking Dead And Preppers: Is This A Sneak Preview?

I really enjoy watching The Walking Dead on AMC. Since the first season, I have been completely hooked. Although I do not believe that zombies are going to come for my flesh anytime soon, I do believe that folks can take away something from this show for their preparedness program.


If you have not watched it yet, I would highly recommend doing so. Even though some are not into the zombie craze, you will see glimpses of what would truly happen during a SHTF situation. The chaos and disorder are expected. But what I am intrigued by are the personalities and interpersonal relationships that have formed during this event.

One of the main characters, Rick Grimes, who was an LEO prior to the virus, displays some good leadership skills. But the one aspect of his persona that keeps me tuned is his compassion and humanity. This is something that is rarely displayed in these types of shows. It is mostly about shooting the zombies in the head and such.

The reason I bring this up is that during a crisis we have seen those who have compassion and those who truly don’t give a damn. As Rick’s character progresses, you see him go through stages, but he remains pretty level headed.

Now for Rick’s friend and co-worker Shane Walsh (who is now deceased), this is a different story. We have seen his character turn into an undesirable one. Acting out with Rick’s wife, Lori Grimes, after they thought that Rick was dead is one thing. I know in the heat of tragedy, people act out of the ordinary. This is expected but he seems to go off of the deep end. Stress can do wonders to the human psyche, but you have to find self-control somewhere.

I will not get into each character as it is time consuming. What I am trying to convey is that while there are no “zombies” trying to break down your door, you may want to work on mental preparedness.

Whether you are a leader or a follower, by keeping your emotions and actions in check, you will be able to make it through the worst case scenarios.

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