Thursday, October 15, 2009

Preparing for the Zombie apocalypse... Is your boat ready?

Doing a blog on boat stuff leads you to all sorts of interesting places you'd never think of...

Case in point: a couple of weeks ago I started noticing that Boat Bits was getting a lot of visits from the Zombie Squad forum... The "We make dead things deader" folk.

Zombie Squad?

Yes, Zombie Squad! Apparently it is a forum devoted to survivalist types awaiting and preparing for the future zombie apocalypse.

Sure, why not? As forums go, it is kind of interesting (they even do good works and charity stuff!) but I don't expect much in the way of trouble on the zombie front for us sailing folk and boat dwellers...

Everyone knows that Zombies can't swim!

I'm more worried about threats of the Vampiric variety... I for one, remember very well what happened when Dracula took that little sea cruise on his way to merry olde England!

Of course, the whole secret to this boat gig is what they told me just before they drummed me out of the Cub Scouts... Be prepared! A simple message we can all live by and whether it is dealing with holes in hulls or Zombie apocalypse and things that go bump in the night, it is important to be ready!

For those of a like mind, may I offer up the TruPlug... A replacement for those old wooden plugs we all carry around... Truth be told, this is really a very good idea and while being made of foam cannot be sharpened like the wood plugs to do double duty as a Mr Pointy stake for vampirac excess but they do seem to be the bee's knees at keeping water out of the boat!

On the other hand, I should also point out that there are some excellent deals on Vampire killing kits from time to time. De rigueur for travelers in the 1800's and just maybe not such a bad idea these days... After all, take a long hard look at the last VP of the U.S.of A... Things Do go bump in the night!