Escape from New York: City Dwellers Prep for Doomsday

Apocalypse By Tia Ghose

From: LiveScience.com

SAN FRANCISCO — Quick: In the event of a zombie apocalypse, how would you make it out of New York City alive?

If you’re like most New Yorkers, you probably have no idea. But a small group of folks in the city are gearing up for the next doomsday scenario by prepping survival gear, planning escape routes, and training to get out of New York City — even by inflatable kayak if necessary.

These urban doomsday preppers look very different from the stereotype of the rural, gun-toting conservative depicted on shows such as “Doomsday Castle,” Anna Maria Bounds, a sociologist at Queens College, City University of New York, said on Monday (Aug. 18) here at the 109th annual American Sociological Association meeting. Continue reading

Zombie experiment comes to Baton Rouge

Zombie ChickBy: Jeremy Marshall

From: The Daily Reveille

The time has come for students to put their zombie apocalypse survival plans to use.

Beginning its international tour this week, “The Walking Dead: Escape” is a multi-sensory experience. Ordinary folks will be taken from the streets of quiet Baton Rouge and plunged into everybody’s favorite “What If?” scenario.

David Isaacs, organizer of the event and president of Skybound EXP, specializes in turning the fantastical imagery of twisted imaginations into gruesome reality.

“We want to take this to the next level,” Isaacs said. “If there was really a zombie evacuation area, The River Center could very well be where you would end up.” Continue reading