An impending zombie apocalypse is no laughing matter: the threat is actually commonly believed to be real, and there is a plethora of information and books out there for surviving the invasion of the undead. Here we provide you with basic tips for escaping an undead onslaught – if the occasion should ever arise.
Surviving A Zombie Apocalypse: Have An Emergency Kit Ready
There’s nothing worse than being stuck in an impending apocalypse without some crucial essentials on hand, and sellers on Amazon have even begun selling zombie survival kits. The CDC lists the following as vital:
· Food (non-perishable)
· First Aid Kit (though it wouldn’t really help if you get infected by the zombie)
· Hygiene (soap, towels, hand sanitizer)
· Utility supplies including batteries, knife, can opener, torches, and matches
Don’t forget to add a phone, keys, map, enough gas in the car, and the main item that will ensure survival: a weapon. Rifles or shotguns tend to be the weapon of choice, but knives, axes, machetes, shovels and baseball bats are also effective (though they usually involve getting too close for comfort to the zombies). And for guns, don’t forget the ammo.
Surviving A Zombie Apocalypse: Devise An Emergency Plan
Ensure that you’ve identified a safe assembling area and the easiest route to get there. Also, make sure to locate your closest hospital, gas station, grocery stores, bank, and other buildings of importance, and make a list of emergency contacts. But the number one rule? Know every exit out of your hometown and the quickest way to get there. Oh, and have a map in hand.