Title your map Zombie Escape Plan and enter any information you may need to reference in the Description area. Mark your escape route with Place marks for any points of note or importance as you go (i.e. water sources, population numbers, natural borders and fortification, vegetation, and wildlife).
Taking advantage of natural water sources along the way will give you the opportunity to replenish your supply (fresh water only), and given a real knowledge of the local vegetation, the opportunity to stock up on any edible plant life. Because zombies don’t need to breath, they will keep coming…and depending on the water depth, pile and climb on top of each other until their goal has been met.
This will increase your chance of survival, especially if you can find an isolated area to drop anchor, only coming ashore for supplies when absolutely necessary. Natural borders are great, as long as they don’t compromise your ability to leave that area (in case of attack or the need for supplies).
A decent alternative to Costco, for example, would be a private warehouse. Of course, you’ll have to do your research to find a warehouse that would actually be beneficial to you and your survival. Just make sure that your supplies allow for long periods of time between restocking if you’re planning a sea voyage.
Taking risks WILL lead to your demise, not to mention putting the rest of your party in harm’s way. Becoming physically familiar with your escape plan will not only take a source of anxiety out of the equation, but depending on weather and other possibly chaotic conditions and influences, help to get you out safely and in a timely manner (because it WILL BE a time-sensitive situation).
Note: Familiarizing yourself with the means to hunt, fish, trap, as well as how to grow your own food, will ensure your survival and help sustain you when the zombie apocalypse is upon us. 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.
· 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). 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. 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. Here’s hoping that you can either barricade yourself in or drive out of town, but in case you can’t, you’re going to have to be fit enough to run away.
You’ve always got to be able to patch a wound (so long as that wound isn’t a zombie bite) or perform CPR (just make sure you’re not performing CPR on someone who’s already been infected). If by some unfortunate chance you’ve taken all the precautions but still find yourself face-to-face with a zombie, whatever your weapon of choice, always go for decapitation.
If decapitation is impossible, aim to dismember them, crippling them enough to give yourself time to escape. There’s nothing worse than taking on a zombie invasion all by your lonesome, so make sure that you have a crew.
It’s usually best to have one or two other people with you, but do avoid large groups (you’ll just attract too much attention). When choosing the best person to buddy up with, obviously make sure it’s someone strong, smart, resourceful, and courageous.
At the same time, slow and not-so-bright buddies will make for perfect zombie bait–and give you a better chance to escape unharmed. Well, the answer is simple, but that doesn’t make it any easier to bear.
But if your ultimate aim is survival, neither option is that good, unless, of course, you manage to discover a pub or mall in the middle of nowhere. Their results indicated that the best place to avoid infection is in remote, sparsely populated locations.
In the hit movie “Zombie land,” the main character, Columbus, is one of the few survivors of the zombie apocalypse and lives by a strict set of rules to stay alive. Though “Zombie land” is intended to be darkly comedic, it’s also a great way to emphasize what’s necessary for survival when it comes to disasters or apocalypses.
Another key rule for surviving a zombie apocalypse or similar emergency event is having a plan. Creating a family emergency plan will ensure everyone understands what to do when the undead take over.
It’s also a good idea to set up a friend or relative who lives in a different city as an emergency contact. Family members should understand quick and safe escape routes in case the home is threatened by brain-hungry zombies.
Additionally, adults should know evacuation escape routes to reach safety if staying local is not an option. Families should set up specific meeting spots near home, outside the neighborhood, and in a distant location, so everyone knows where to go in case of separation.
The zombie apocalypse is here and unless you plan on getting eaten alive, you are going to need to know how to survive. Build up your cardio since the majority of your day will be spent running from zombies.
Train in parkour, which can help you navigate a hazardous or obstacle-ridden environment. You should also have an emergency contact who is out of state to keep your family updated on your status, assuming all technology hasn’t been destroyed.
You’ll find strength in numbers and a good team can help you gather supplies and fight off zombies. People who are unprepared to deal with the zombie apocalypse are prone to freak out and act irrationally.
You’re also going to need a survival kit: clean drinking water, 1 gallon per day; food, either canned or non-perishable; a first-aid kit with bandages, rubbing alcohol and any prescription medication that you might need; and utility items like a knife, duct tape, a flashlight with extra batteries, and a radio. In an urban environment, the best places to look are abandoned homes, gas stations, military surplus outlets, and outdoor stores.
After you have confirmed that the room is clear of zombies, bring a large backpack or duffle bag and raid the place. But before you wander too far into the woods, mark the trail with spray paint or duct tape.
But if you can’t find those, catch rainwater in an empty bottle. In a cold climate, note that snow or ice works great too.
Bring the water to a boil for a minute, and it should be safe to drink. If you don’t have access to fire, find some clean chlorine bleach and mix in 8 drops per gallon of water.
The ideal shelter is made of a sturdy material like brick with few windows that can potentially serve as entry points. Dams, power plants, water treatment facilities, or any government buildings serve nicely.
But don’t venture too far or spend too much time looking for the perfect spot. You might think you should hold up in a mall or a big box retail store to be near supplies.
But according to Zombie Research Society founder, Matt Monk, that’s a terrible idea. Stores are the first place most people will go, and the more people there are in a contained area, the quicker and easier it is to spread the virus or disease that caused the zombie outbreak in the first place.
This means that a boat would keep you safe from an attack unless you are in shallow water. A strong leather jacket or Kevlar motorcycle gear are ideal.
Not to mention the fact that a loud engine would tip any nearby zombies off to your location. It’s a much more versatile and effective means of transportation in the new zombie infested world.
Neuroscientist Bradley Vote created a model of what a zombie’s brain would look like and found that damage to the zombie’s central corpus would give them terrible short term memory. The best part is, these weapons are basically silent and won’t attract attention from any other nearby deadlines or zombies.
Here is another thing to consider: don’t think that you’re used to playing video games, and it will help you score headshots when it comes to killing zombies. Studies have shown that in life situations, trained police officers have a shooting accuracy of just 25%.
Alright, you’re now in good shape to stay alive in a zombie apocalypse. Now just follow my advice for the rest of your life, and you’ll be good to go.