Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Zombie Survival Guide

From the TV series The Walking Dead
So I've been reading a lot of zombie books and watching zombie movies lately. Not really sure why, but that's what I've been doing. And I happen to think that I am extremely prepared for the inevitable zombie apocalypse that is to come.

So I came up with the brilliant idea to share the knowledge of that will be needed in order to survive the zombie takeover.

First the zombie assumptions:
  1. They eat humans and only humans. Not animals.
  2. They are fairly slow. Taking on one of them wouldn't be too big of a deal, you could definitely outrun it, but more than a few and you're in trouble!
  3. In order to kill them you need to smash their heads in. 

The Survival List:

  • Food
    • Start by getting a lot of canned food, and I mean a lot! You're going to need it. 
    • But canned food just isn't going to cut it, you're going to want some kind of plant that grows easily and doesn't take a lot of maintenance. Just to stay on the healthy side of things I would recommend getting some wheat grass seeds. Once they sprout the grass is ready to eat in a matter of days and it just keeps on growing! Tip: I think a greenhouse might come in handy. 
    • I think getting a chicken or a few would also be a good plan. They can lay some eggs and then if you're desperate you can eat them for meat. 
    • Water, water, and more water. 

  • Land/Location.  
    • You are going to need somewhere to live. As tempting as it is to stay in your own house, that could be dangerous. Unless you live somewhere remote, and with a lot of land. You need to live somewhere where there's wild life. 
    • This location also needs to be somewhere close to running water, possibly a river or stream? Bonus: If fish live in the water you can eat them! 

  • Mode of transportation. 
    • Cars are awesome, yes.  But let's be honest, do you really want to get stranded in the middle of nowhere with nothing but an empty tank while zombies are coming at you from all angles? Didn't think so. I'd say it's best to invest in a good bike. Maybe grab some extra tires and what not while you're at it. 
    • I also recommend getting an RV. That's what you are going to want to live in once you find your new living location.

  • Weapons.
      • Now I know guns are awesome and easy. But let's face it, guns are dangerous, they run out of bullets, and accidents happen - some people can be a little trigger happy. Not good. 
      • Knives are the way to go. Big ones. And you really can't have too many. Just make you separate your cooking knives from your killing knives. You don't want to go getting yourself infected now. Wouldn't you feel silly?
      • Bats and clubs are also handy.
      • My choice weapon: Pickaxe. Second runner up: Shovel.

    • Defense.
        • In order to properly protect yourself there is a few things that you are going to need. First, fencing. Once you've found that piece of that land that you are about to call your own, you are going to want to build a big fence around it. And i mean big. A tall, thick, and sturdy one. You don't want those zombies getting through now do you?
        • Second, gloves and goggles. Possibly even a face mask of some kind? If you're bashing in those zombie skulls you don't want the blood to come back at you and have it get in your eyes. All that hard work will have been for nothing, because you are headed for zombie life. Gloves will be good since little cuts on your hands are likely to occur.

        Matches. Bonus: They're waterproof!
      • Supplies.  
        • Hope you are ready to do some work around the house! Things are going to break down and need fixing. So I sure hope you brought your toolbox and are a quick learner! 
        • It's going to get cold during those winter months! So you better prepare yourself and bring some extra blankets and towels. Pens, pencils, and paper would also come in handy. 
        • Think of anything you use on a daily basis. Can't live without it? Bring it along. I just hope it's not your cellphone. 
        • Matches and/or lighter. I really don't think this one needs an explanation.
        • Medical supplies. Expect injuries. 

      • Books.  
        • Now as much as I love reading, and I would love to spend my days reading cheesy teen girl novels that's not really what I mean by bring books. I mean educational books. Gardening books - maybe a book on edible wild plants in you area. Books about building stuff. Anything that you can think of that might come in handy. 

      • Power.  

        • Now this one is a little tricky, but if you've got any solar panels or something maybe a little wind turbine, I suggest you bring it if you can, because chances are a little electricity is really going to help. 
        • It would be really helpful if one of those books that you decided to bring was about alternate sources of energy, then you'd be golden.

        Hope you enjoyed my survival guide. And I hope that one day, it will save your life!
        Got anything to add? Post your suggestions in the comment box! 
        Still from The Walking Dead

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