I'm currently reading RR Haywood's masterpiece of zombie books which are called The Undead. Seriously, if you like zombie films you need to read these books as they are awesome! Moving on...the books are about a supermarket manager who is relaxing at home when the zombie apocalypse hits.
Being a huge fan of zombie movies and now books it's got me thinking, what would I do during a zombie apocalypse, and what would Sikhs, in general, do to survive.
So, here is my list of things that I believe Sikhs would do in a zombie apocalypse and how we would survive.
1. Armed and Dangerous. Baptised Sikhs by right are already armed with a dagger/sword called a Kirpan. All baptised Sikhs carry one with them at all times and UK law has also given exception to Sikhs making it legal to carry one for religious reasons. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirpan
2. Food. You may or may not know that Sikhs eat a lot of Roti (chapatties if you're used to eating in Indian restaurants). In every Sikh house, you'll probably find an endless supply of atta (chapatti flour) that will feed a small army for around 2 years. As this magical flour lasts forever, we're in no danger of starving.
3. Gas. I can hear you thinking... but there will be no gas to cook this on??. Ah, you are wrong again. Just take a step into any self-respecting Indian's garage and you'll find a giant Calor gas canister and a cooker (I kid you not!) - perfect for cooking fresh food and even boiling water for cha (tea)!
4. Seva (selfless service). Seva or selfless service is one of the core principles of Sikhi. An example of this selfless service can be seen at any Sikh gurdwara (temple), anywhere in the world. People will come to help cook, clean, wash up and serve food with nothing expected in return. I believe that this core Sikh principal will be the key to surviving a zombie apocalypse, ensuring everyone does their part to meet people's basic needs.
5. Safe zones for the community. Sikh gurdwaras around the world will naturally become fortified safe zones as Sikhs will flock to protect the place of worship. This was demonstrated during the 2011 UK riots, where Sikhs guarded gurdwaras to ensure that they were not overrun by rioters. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2024358/UK-RIOTS-2011-Sikhs-defend-temple-locals-protect-pubs-Britons-defy-rioters.html
Sikhs will also help to ensure that other places of worship, i.e. churches, mosques, synagogues and others are safe. This was also demonstrated in the 2011 UK riots where Sikhs and Muslims worked together to guard each other's places of worship.
You can download RR Haywood's The Undead Day One from Amazon (link) or for free at http://rrhaywood.com/the-undead-series/