Monday, April 22

What You Need to Do Now to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse (Guest Post)

There will not be any warning signs for the zombie apocalypse. We're not dealing with North Korea here: Zombies won't announce their intentions and make threats for years to come. Instead, you'll wake up one day and find a flesh eater climbing through your window trying to get to you and your family. What will you do in that moment?

Thinking about your escape plan or your strategy for survival isn't enough. You have to start preparing now for what life will be like in such an apocalyptic situation. Here are a few things you need to do now in order to survive the zombie apocalypse:
Get in Shape
If you can't run around the block now, how do you think you are going to run from hoards of zombies for days on end? Your future is nothing but walking and running and fighting and work. You need to be in the best shape you can be if you expect to make it. If you run out of breath or need to stop for a break, that could be the end.
Learn to Shoot
Most people have never even shot a gun, let alone know how to shoot it well. Zombies need a clean head shot to take them down. Scatter shot that lands on an arm here or a leg there isn't going to save you. You have to learn how to shoot now, and you have to learn how to shoot well. When the zombie apocalypse breaks out, you can't use that time to practice. Make sure you're ready when the show starts.
Start Gardening
Agriculture and industry are going to come to a halt when the zombie apocalypse begins. You won't be able to go to the grocery store and pick up what you need. You need to learn how to grow your own food so that you have a steady supply of nutrients. Scavenging for food will put you at risk of being attacked by a hoard.
Learn How to Start a Fire
The electricity won't be on when the world has turned into zombies. If you want to eat something besides raw brains, you need to learn to start a fire the old-fashioned way. If you didn't learn this in the Boy Scouts, it's time to learn it now.
Learn Basic Medical Care
A bite from a zombie is going to be fatal, but there are plenty of other injuries you're likely to sustain while you're running and jumping over things that you need to learn how to treat. Without proper care, these injuries could become infected and be fatal. Learn basic medical care, such as tending to wounds and administering CPR.
Whether it's zombies that come for us or something else that brings on an apocalyptic situation, you can't wait until it happens to start preparing. These are some of the basic skills you will need to survive the zombie apocalypse or any other severe emergency situation.
About the Author:
Bridget Sandorford is a freelance food and culinary writer, where recently she’s been researching the unlikely subject of gross food. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, painting and working on her first cookbook.


YeamieWaffles said...

This is such a well written article and everything here makes sense. I'd never considered the lack of electricity for some reason during a zombie apocalypse, that alone makes it kind of scary for me, not going to lie.

Hey Monkey Butt said...

Good stuff :)

T. Roger Thomas said...

I have been meaning to try to start my own fire using nothing more than a little wood and a piece of twine to make a fire bow. The fact that this could help after a z level event is all the more reason to move forward with this project.