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REI hosting ‘zombie preparedness’ classes

ZombieSEATTLE — Are ready for the zombie apocalypse? REI’s got your covered.

The outdoor gear store is hosting a series of zombie preparedness classes nationwide. Instructors will teach you the valuable survival techniques that could save your life if the world is overcome by the un-dead. These same techniques could be invaluable during any emergency.

REI says a zombie invasion is similar to a natural catastrophe, such as an earthquake, hurricane or tornado. There would be power outages, food and water shortages and injuries. It’s recommended that you have crucial supplies on hand like flashlights, water purifiers, first aid kits and dehydrated food.

The idea for the zombie survival class came from an REI employee in Los Angeles. The course content is similar to educational material offered by the Centers for Disease Control.

Classes are being offered at the REI stores in Seattle, Issaquah and Olympia for free.


11 Comments to “REI hosting ‘zombie preparedness’ classes”

    Scott Simkins said:
    November 16, 2013 at 6:25 AM

    There will actually be a time during the Tribulation when the dead in Hell will be loosed to roam the earth. They'll be in various stages of human decomposition. Rev. 6:8 states 'And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell (personified/zombies) followed with him (on the earth). And Power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

    Scott Simkins said:
    November 16, 2013 at 6:34 AM

    Maybe that's why there is such a fascination with zombies. The 'prince of the power of the air (devil)' knows his time is coming to an end and he's preparing your mind. You can escape by trusting the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour and you'll be 'caught up' before this 7-year Tribulation period even starts. Romans 10:9 – That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

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