Screen shot of the CDC's "Zombie Preparedness" site

On Saturday, March 31, The Loft Cinema is screening George A. Romero's "Night of the Living Dead." Harvard's Dr. Steven C. Schlozman, zombie expert, will be on hand to discuss all things zombie and his book, "The Zombie Autopsies: Secret Notebooks from the Apocalypse".

But before that you can chat with Dr. Schlozman on StarNet. On Friday, March 30 at 4 p.m., StarNet will host a live online chat with Dr. Schlozman. He will answer your questions about all things dead and living dead.

Leading up to Friday's chat we'll offer up all kinds of zombie fun every day. Today we give you some tips on surviving the zombie apocalypse from the CDC.


Are you worried about how to survive the zombie apocalypse? Well, good; you should.

Where does one turn for advice and survival tips in such a situation?

Much like the survivors on AMC's "The Walking Dead," you go to the Centers for Disease Control.

Yes, the CDC. 

On the CCD's website,, you will find a section titled "Zombie Preparedness."

Here are a few items the CDC says you should make sure you have handy to survive the zombie apocalypse:

  • Water (1 gallon per person per day)
  • Food (stock up on non-perishable items that you eat regularly)
  • Medications (this includes prescription and non-prescription meds)
  • Tools and supplies (utility knife, duct tape, battery powered radio, etc.)
  • Sanitation and hygiene (household bleach, soap, towels, etc.)
  • Clothing and bedding (a change of clothes for each family member and blankets)
  • Important documents (copies of your driver’s license, passport, and birth certificate to name a few)
  • First aid supplies (although you're a goner if a zombie bites you, you can use these supplies to treat basic cuts and lacerations that you might get during a tornado or hurricane)
The CDC also suggests planning your evacuation route and picking a place for family members to meet up in case you get separated.
If you're also worried that much like on "The Walking Dead," the CDC will end up being useless during the zombie apocalypse, the organization says "have no fear" because, "Not only would scientists be working to identify the cause and cure of the zombie outbreak, but CDC and other federal agencies would send medical teams and first responders to help those in affected areas."
Feel better now?

And if you want to do more you can always join the CDC's Zombie Task Force.

Call him "Dr. Zombie." Steven C. Schlozman is a Harvard psychiatrist and a zombie expert. He can throw down terms like ataxic neurodegenerative satiety deficiency syndrome (ANSD) - the virus that turns humans into zombies in his freshly released book "The Zombie Autopsies: Secret Notebooks from the Apocalypse" - and wax poetic about "Night of the Living Dead."

The avid horror fan is speaking at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at The Loft Cinema's "Science on Screen." He'll also participate in a live chat on StarNet on Friday, March 30 at 4 p.m. at

To celebrate his visit to Tucson it's all things dead and living dead this week on StarNet.

Sunday: Zombie books, games and movies.

Monday: Zombie-inspired fitness.

Tuesday: Survival tips for the zombie apocalypse.

Wednesday: Mmmmm brains. It's zombie party time.

Thursday: Caliente's interview with Schlozman.

Friday: Chat live at with Dr. Zombie, who will answer reader questions and maybe help us all better understand the walking dead.