What would you do to ensure your survival during the zombie apocalypse?
I think I have answered this before or a question like it. I’m not really interested in trying to find my old answer so I’ll type it all out again.
I don’t think someone can survive any sort of apocalyptic event by themselves. It would really suck to be alone. So I would certainly opt for having my favorite people survive with me if at all possible.
IMO, Hollywood really doesn’t think things through very well. All the zombie movies involve people running around and killing zombies until they themselves, or people they care about, get ultimately killed. It all seems like a crazy way to live out the apocalypse. So let’s ignore the Hollywood bullshit and stick with things that would actually work. If you want to survive zombies you have to find a way to get far away from them and hunker down. Avoid interacting with them in any way and give the plague some space to kill itself off. Then give it a few years for biological decay to take over and you should be in the clear. I guess I just don’t understand why Hollywood finds it acceptable to go prancing around the streets of a major city infested with any zombie virus. It is plain idiotic. I also don’t understand the zombie fascination with sports arenas and airports.
The ultimate survival situation would be on a nuclear powered navy vessel. But those take loads of people to operate. If you have a few thousand people who need a temporary home then fill up an aircraft carrier with food and ship out. You have your own power, water filtration, and basically most of the comforts of everyday life. But the reality is you probably don’t have that many people let alone people who are competent enough to operate a nuclear powered vessel.
So then we come to the next reasonable solution, which I believe would be to secure a large distribution center. Something like a Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Costco, or even an Amazon distribution center that would be fully stocked with food and water, as well as other various sundries, to get you through the long wait. Of course you would close all the doors and preferably weld those fuckers shut. You could observe the world from the roof but avoid taking shots at zombie passerby’s because you don’t want them to know you are there.
The next option, although less ideal, would be to go into survival mode and build a suitable shelter deep in the woods, away from airports and sports arenas, with running water and relatively easy shelter from zombies. This could be an underground bunker or some sort of tree house that dumb zombies couldn’t stumble into.
Finally, if all else fails, move your ass north. Get yourself some extreme survival gear and trek out into the frozen tundra. Live off the land in the frozen north while asshole zombies freeze well before they get to you.