The Ultimate Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide
May 31, 2012 9 Comments
A couple of our writers and contributors at ZazenLife.com like to call themselves “zombie experts” because of their experience in the field of slaying zombies.
Their resumes consist of playing Call of Duty: Nazi Zombies, Resident Evil, Silent Hill and House of the Dead for a majority of their childhood.
George A. Romero created the “zombie” and showed us what can happen if a zombie apocalypse does break out with his series of Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead. The hit series The Walking Dead also gives us a good idea on how a group of people can possible survive a zombie outbreak.
After all of the strange “zombie-like” occurrences in Florida this past month, some people might actually start to question if a zombie apocalypse can really happen.
What if all of these movies, shows and games were all purposely made by the government because they knew that a zombie-like virus would spread one day? What if they were preparing us for a War against zombies?
A little far fetched, but anything can happen, right?
George A. Romero would go down as the smartest guy to ever walk the planet, or..God.
Now that we have proven to be a credible source for zombie survival, lets get started.
Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide
So lets say the guy who decided to eat the other guys face off turned out to be carrying a zombie-like virus and it started spreading all over the state of Florida. All of these rashes and viruses spreading in schools and airports of Florida were the result of this deadly zombie chemical. The insane doctor that went crazy in the back seat of the cop car was in fact slowly turning into a zombie.
One morning you wake up to a panicking news reporter on the television:
” Good Morning, we interrupt this program to inform you with this important news bulletin. We are receiving unconfirmed reports right now of severely gruesome acts of violence and mass murder all over the cities of Miami, Jacksonville, Atlanta and Charlotte. There seems to be some sort of mind altering virus or chemical spill that is turning our people into psychotic animals. Oh my god.. we just have received multiple reports from cities now on the west coast of people eating other people.”
Your television quickly switches to the president of the United States as he urges everyone to stay in their homes and lock themselves in. He explains how the highways are packed with cars trying to leave the cities, and there is no where to go.
This is when you have to start making quick life or death decisions.
Who to Call?
We’ll lets say you have time to contact all of the people that are most important in your life and you would really like to take them on your journey of survival.
Obviously you want to save all of your loved ones, but this is where you make your first mistake. Everyone wants to be a hero and save everyone, but chances are this will slow you down.
Grab your immediate family and take charge. Try and string together a group of people that you know will make an impact against these maniacs. Those people will bring their immediate family too, and hopefully their cars as well.
Now you have a team of (5-10) strong and intelligent people that will help lead the way.
Identify the person in charge ASAP
Like any successful civilization, there is a strong leader that makes decisions. When making all of these quick decisions in the beginning, you have to remember one thing.
The human race is being threatened. People are going crazy, and there is no more control.
For your group to stay calm and safe as possible, you will need one mentally and physically strong leader. If you are a fan of The Walking Dead, you see how Rick takes charge of his group and makes the decisions. Right now, they are all still alive so a good leader is probably a good idea.
Where to go?
This is the most important decision.
Some people may feel safest in their boarded up home, but how can this be safe at all?
Eventually you will run out of food and supplies and people will have to make trips. Your main concern is to find a secure place with the best shelter and a large supply of food. There is no point in leaving the city because you will just end up in another city with the same problem.
Take your group to a mall, a Target, or any kind of large complex that has plenty of food and a variety of supplies.
My favorite choice is a mall (Thank you George Romero) because of its variety of supplies.
A mall offers:
- Food Courts
- Vending Machines
- Vitamin stores
- Clothing stores
- Sports stores (possible weapons and tools)
- Gun Stores
- Stock rooms with more food and supplies
- Refrigerated areas, stoves and home appliances
- Gated off areas
There is a good chance that other people had the same idea and are occupying the mall as well. This is when the strength of your group is tested. Take charge and protect your group. Remember, there is no more order, no more laws and no more authority. Become the authority and take control.
Do what you have to do.
This is the one flaw of a shopping mall.
There are so many ways in and out, and there is a lot of ground to protect. Start by boarding off the outer perimeter. Use anything that you can find.
Every store has gates that you can pull down, and the main entrances usually consist of double doors, or rotating doors that have strong locks and pull down gates.
Make sure EVERYTHING is locked and gated off, and then board it even more.
Have look-outs that take shifts on and off at all entrances. It would be nice for them to have guns (if the mall provides), but any kind of weapon is better than none. There should be a sniper or look-out on the roof with either a rifle or a pair of binoculars. They can keep track of what is going on outside.
What happens next?
What happens next is up to you and your team.
The mall is not going to last forever and further plans need to be made fast.
Make the supplies last for as long as possible, do anything that needs to be done to keep your group safe, and blow off some zombie heads!
Please feel free to leave a comment on some of your zombie survival ideas!