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
    Marcia King
    September 12, 2013 #

    Living near the Gulf of Mexico and with tomorrow being the 5 year anniversary of Hurricane Ike, you better believe we are prepared, food, batteries, water, generator etc.

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    Linda F
    September 12, 2013 #

    Flashlights are a must, but don't forget the batteries!

  3. Avatar for Heidi Wallis
    September 12, 2013 #

    My kids are the most important thing

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    Dana Wilder
    September 12, 2013 #

    a sword!

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    Joyce Harrell
    September 12, 2013 #

    I think a waterproof beach blanket would be beneficial and have so many different uses.

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    michelle asselin
    September 12, 2013 #

    any kind of large piece of plastic, like a tarp or rain jacket. You can use it to gather dew for water, protection from the elements etc.

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    andrew glencross
    September 12, 2013 #

    quiet comfortable shoes a lot of walking and running

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    Jack Ripple
    September 12, 2013 #

    I think the most important thing to have is a crossbow. :)

  9. Avatar for Heidi Wallis
    Jack Ripple
    September 12, 2013 #

    Oh wait, OTHER than a weapon I'd say sunglasses. That way, you wouldn't have to squint if it was sunny.

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    Vikas Samineni
    September 12, 2013 #

    No one can be truly prepared! But, I will take the kit just in case:-)

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    Angela W.
    September 12, 2013 #

    A group of stable-minded people, that you trust, by your side!

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    Emily Lim
    September 12, 2013 #

    I'd say be prepared not only with supplies, but mentally, you need to stay sharp, make sure to sleep whenever you can safely.

  13. Avatar for Heidi Wallis
    Jason Burdullis
    September 12, 2013 #

    first-aid kit, light, water…

  14. Avatar for Heidi Wallis
    September 12, 2013 #

    Don't need to be alone-bring a buddy!

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    Dorin Brandusa
    September 12, 2013 #

    Count me in for safety.

  16. Avatar for Heidi Wallis
    September 12, 2013 #

    A hoodie, a Swiss army knife and night goggles should be included in a zombie survival kit.

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    Kevin McDaniel
    September 12, 2013 #

    I need snacks to keep going.

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    Katie Rysz
    September 12, 2013 #

    I think the most important thing to have in an emergency, aside from food, water, and some type of weapon, would be shelter and some good company.

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    Amber Soucek
    September 12, 2013 #

    A ninja. Unless I could get batman…

  20. Avatar for Heidi Wallis
    Tim Barnes
    September 12, 2013 #

    Zombies HATE water!!! Plenty of Super Soakers and containers to gather and keep water…..And of course the usual Flashlights and Fire starters for us…. Can't kill em if you're not comfy yourself! :)