Let’s face it: whether you like it or not, zombies are everywhere. The most successful video games are about zombies (like DayZ, or the award winning The Walking Dead), we have tons of zombie movies (from the great classic Night of the Living Dead, to the not so great World War Z), we have books about zombies, we have big hit television shows about zombies, even board games about zombies.
This is all good, it’s all just fun and games, you may think, but when somebody starts to eat another guys face, or people are throwing their insides at one another, maybe it is time to start preparing yourself for a real life zombie apocalypse.
So we thought it would be nice to gather all the info to one ultimate zombie apocalypse survival guide, to help you out. If you are looking how to survive in the wild – click here!
You know… just in case…
#1: The first and most important rule in our zombie apocalypse survival guide is pretty obvious: don’t get bitten. If you do get bitten, then you have two choices (well… at least if you don’t want to end up as a brain eating, mindless undead): you can take care of yourself if you have the balls (a bullet to your head will do the job), or you can ask your friends to do it for you.
#2: Shoes. You need some good, comfortable running shoes, because you will run a lot. Most of the zombies are slow, and you can outrun them pretty easy, but you will get tired, and the more tired you are, the easier you make a mistake. And when you need to use a zombie apocalypse survival guide, all you need is one mistake to make a zombie’s day.
#3: One of the first things you must get in a zombie apocalypse are protective clothes. If you are lucky you can get a shark suit, which will protect 95% of your body against bites. If this is not possible, then get a leather jacket or a Kevlar motorcycle gear. Those are also hard to bite through. If you prefer safety over mobility then you should get a full face helmet, a decent pair of combat boots, a pair of work gloves and a neck protector just to be sure…
#4: This will sound horrible to some of you, but you must avoid fat people. They cannot keep up with you, they will slow you down, and get you eaten alive. If you are a chubby one yourself, then it is time to get into shape. Do some exercise, and start a diet, before it’s too late.
#5: To survive a zombie apocalypse, you also need food. Non-perishable food specifically, like canned goods, dehydrated foods and energy bars. If you don’t eat on a regular basis, you will lose all your energy, and you will be (un) dead soon. Stock up on all the food you can during the first few days of the apocalypse, because it will be much harder to get it later. You also need water, so gather as much as you can, or find a way to collect rain in a barrel if you don’t want to die of thirst.
#6: Weapons. This would be a terrific zombie apocalypse survival guide if we wouldn’t cover this topic. First of all, you need a blunt weapon. An aluminum baseball bat is a good choice for example, but any hammer, hatchet or crowbar will do, if you can smash some heads with it. The point is that it doesn’t require any ammunition, don’t make a lot of noise, and can be very effective when you need to clean a path through hordes of zombies. You also need firearm, but nothing extreme. A simple pistol will do. It’s small, lightweight, and perfect for the job, since you can kill any zombie with one headshot. Although use the pistol only as a last resort if you don’t want to alert all the zombies in the area.
#7: Over time you will need a place where you can live. But in a zombie apocalypse it is hard to find a good shelter. You might want to think about getting a boat and find a deserted island if you want to survive. With some luck you may find a decent place to live, and since the zombies can’t swim, this could be a good idea.
#8: Bunkers and bomb shelters might seem like a good place to live, but think about it for a second: what will you do if you are surrounded by zombies? The food and the water will run out, and you have to come out sooner or later. Any decent zombie apocalypse survival guide will tell you, that only use bunker or bomb shelters if you really don’t have any other place to go, because it easily can turn into your tomb.
#9: Have a backup for everything. Not all zombie apocalypse survival guide mentions this, but this can be the difference between life and death. Always have a Plan B, because if the shit hit the fan, there will be no time to waste. Back up water source, food, ammo, first aid kit, emergency exit, generator, batteries and so on… Always check everything twice and never do it out of habit.
#10: Last but not least: use common sense. This can’t be stressed enough! For example, choose your group carefully. It is better to be alone, than to be with a bunch of psychopaths. If you are in a group, don’t split up, ever! Use a bandana, to protect your face from splashing blood, don’t shoot the gun every time you see a zombie, find a defensible building, never let your guard down and maybe you will live long enough to see all your friends and loved ones die, or turn into a living dead.