How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

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Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Photo by Jamie Trueblood / Paramount Pictures

An impending zombie attack is no laughing matter. In fact, there is a plethora of interesting books and helpful films to allow you survive a zombie apocalypse and provide you with zombie facts. Before you check those out, here are some basic tips for escaping an undead onslaught.

Survive A Zombie Apocalypse: Have An Emergency Kit Ready

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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:

· Water

· Food (non-perishable)

· Medication

· 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, enough gas in the car–a tent might help–and the main item that will ensure survival: a weapon. Rifles or shotguns tend to be the weapons 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.

Devise A Plan

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Don’t simply stand there and scream. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Photo by Jamie Trueblood / Paramount Pictures

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.

Zombie-Proof Your House

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If escape or living in a ridiculous zombie-proof house is not an option–although we strongly suggest that it should be–you’re going to need to make some modifications to your house. Zombies aren’t the cleverest bunch, but they are super strong, so it’s important that you have enough barricades to stop them from breaking in. Push any furniture and heavy objects in the pathway of doors and windows. Also, aim for higher ground since zombies have trouble climbing.

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And always be careful of open windows. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Photo by Jamie Trueblood / Paramount Pictures

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and works as a reporter/producer for DNAinfo, as well as a graduate researcher at The New School.
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