The list author says: "Seriously though: I know that the threat of a Zombie apocalypse is fanciful & possibly even a little elementary, but the threat of disaster does exist. Look at Katrina & our government's response. It is a very real possibility that something very similar could happen in your own back yard leaving you & your family on your own for three or more days. I myself live in a sleepy little town in Southeast Missouri, which has the distiction of being only 40 miles from one of America's largest fault lines, the New Madrid fault, which caused the Mississippi river to change it's course in the early 1800's. So take the time to strategically collect materials & work out a contingency plan for your own safety. At least make your own bug out bag. Of course I also recommend that you be an armed & responsible citizen. And if you're worried about a friend thinking you're crazy, don't tell them. So ignore the zombie fiction & focus on the gear.
Also, if your worried about armament & aren't firearm savy, check Google the Mossberg JIC."