Are You Prepared for Anything (Even Zombies)?

Whether you live in Seattle or Saratoga, being prepared is always important. Enter the Esurance Zombie Sweepstakes for your chance to win an emergency car kit with all the must-haves.

This week’s sweeps has ended. Comment on the most recent zombie blog post to be entered in the ongoing sweepstakes.

Zombies are coming!

Last week, we launched the Esurance Zombie Sweepstakes.* Tell us what you think should be included in a zombie survival kit and be entered for a chance to win your own emergency car kit, useful in a variety of unexpected situations.

Though we can’t say with any certainty that walkers will one day wreak havoc on the world, we can absolutely guarantee that winter is coming and with it, all kinds of crazy weather. Are you ready?

Why you should be prepared

If you take a look at this map from the New York Times, you can see that Mother Nature poses some kind of threat no matter where you live. From hurricanes on the Eastern Seaboard, tornadoes throughout the Midwest, and earthquakes on the West Coast, anywhere you hang your hat has some potential for crisis. In fact, the U.S. receives more severe weather than any other country in the world.

There have already been 538 confirmed tornados in the U.S. this year. Plus, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting that 2013 will be an “extremely active” hurricane season on the Atlantic. And, according to Farmers’ Almanac, the upcoming winter will be cold, cold, cold.

So whether you’re in Raleigh or Topeka (or even somewhere in the shaky state of California) everyone everywhere should be prepared. It can’t hurt, right?

The Zombie Sweepstakes

We can help you get ready. At Esurance, we always do our best to provide useful info, so this month (National Preparedness Month), we’re giving away 100 emergency car kits to arm you with some of the basics you might need to survive anything from a hurricane to a blizzard to, yes, the undead.

To enter, just comment below telling us what you think is the most important thing to have in case of an emergency (aside from food, water, and some type of weapon … for the zombies).

Each week in September, we’ll give away 25 premium emergency car kits. Comment on the most recent zombie blog post to be entered in that week’s sweepstakes.

Plus, your comment will also automatically enter you for a shot at the grand prize — a trip for 2 to zombie training camp in Portland, Oregon, $2,000 in travel money, and 2 nights in a hotel.

Comment to enter

Comment below to be entered and check out last week’s conversation regarding what’s important and what’s not when it comes to the end of the world. And hey, if you don’t win, come back next week and try again.

Sorry, New Yorkers! You aren’t eligible to win due to regulations in your state. But we encourage you to create your own emergency car kits to be prepared for anything.

Stuff our legal team makes us say

*No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. The “Sweepstakes Period” begins 9/3/13 at 12:00 p.m. PT and ends 9/30/13 at 12:00 p.m. PT. This Sweepstakes consists of four (4) independent weekly sweepstakes (each a “Weekly Sweepstakes”) beginning 9/3, 9/9, 9/16, and 9/23 and ending at the start of the next Weekly Sweepstakes. Subject to full Official Rules. Open to all of the U.S. (excluding New York) 18+. Limited to one (1) entry per person, per email address per Weekly Sweepstakes. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by Esurance Insurance Services, Inc. 650 Davis Street, San Francisco, CA 94111. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.

442 Responses to “Are You Prepared for Anything (Even Zombies)?”

  1. Avatar for Heidi Wallis
    michael nguyen
    September 18, 2013 #

    If you watched zombieland, you want a loaded redneck and a bat. LOL!

    As for as natural disasters, you always want a backpack. You'll need it to scavenge all the things you come along.

  2. Avatar for Heidi Wallis
    Nicole B
    September 18, 2013 #

    a weapon, first aid kit, and a change of socks

  3. Avatar for Heidi Wallis
    September 18, 2013 #

    duck tape and a pair of vice grips is all I need ….bring the zombies on

  4. Avatar for Heidi Wallis
    September 18, 2013 #

    1. Machete
    2. Lighter
    3. Water

  5. Avatar for Heidi Wallis
    September 18, 2013 #

    flashlight, headlamp, matches, candles, blanket, canned goods, water, battery operated radio, flares, rope, knife, meal replacements, first aid kit

  6. Avatar for Heidi Wallis
    hugo .m
    September 18, 2013 #

    Water and a 45

  7. Avatar for Heidi Wallis
    Jason P.
    September 18, 2013 #

    Lemon Pledge, because there's going to be a lot of cleaning up to do.

  8. Avatar for Heidi Wallis
    Jensine Chapman
    September 18, 2013 #

    Water and iodine tablets, canned and dry food for at least three days, first aid kit including large bandages, candles, a lighter and a kinetic powered flashlight, a kinetic powered radio, a knife, and a hatchet

  9. Avatar for Heidi Wallis
    Kellie EEsterline
    September 18, 2013 #

    In winter…water, coffee can with large candle and matches, high protein snacks, heavy blanket, shovel, kitty litter (in case you get stuck – put under tire for traction), winter boots.

  10. Avatar for Heidi Wallis
    Friend R
    September 18, 2013 #

    Duck Tape, Duck Tape, Duck Tape, bottle water, energy bars, emergency blanket, knife, first aid kit

  11. Avatar for Heidi Wallis
    September 18, 2013 #

    a "What if" PLAN but most important is to actually implement your plan and do regular drills to insure you and your family are prepared both mentally and phyically… thus being prepared not to panic but to take action quickly and safely.