Tips for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

It’s becoming a vital need to prepare you for the zombie apocalypse, so when the time comes, you are able to defend yourself. The world is rapidly changing and there have been various reports that certain parts of the world have seen outbreak of zombies. These zombies are the walking dead – average people that have become infected from our government’s virus research gone bad. Follow these 5 tips and you have a chance at survival.

1. Choose Your Weapons Carefully


Know that weapons you choose depend on the situation. Hide first, run later. When you run, you need weapons that you can carry or that fit in your backpack. When you hide, step up your game and bring some more heavy firepower.
Your weapons of choice could be anything from a knife (not recommended, Rambo) to fully automatic machine gun, to a flamethrower. Although the flamethrower seems appealing at first glance, remember that zombies don’t die easily. You’re going to need to go for head-shots, so choosing a weapon that can fire bullets with would be wise.
Where do you get all these guns you ask? There must be a local gun shop you can raid. Steal a truck, back it into the store’s front window and take all you can. Get back to your location fast and hide the vehicle.

2. Gather Food

While you’ve got the stolen truck, get to the grocery store, grab carts and collect as much dry food as you can. You’re not going to have electricity, so don’t bother getting microwaved meals. Zombie apocalypse, remember? You won’t have to worry about paying for any of this either since the zombies already decimated the city. Bring as much as you can and be prepared to ration it until help arrives (whenever that is).

3. Get Your Hands on a Medical Kit


Haven’t you ever played Call of Duty!? Everyone knows that when you’re bleeding out on the floor, you can come back to life if you have a med kit handy. Acquire lots of them. If they’re in stock, your local sporting goods store is a great choice. If you need to build your own, rip off some backpacks and head to the local hospital. Items to include:
– Non-serrated knife
– Adhesive tape
– A splint
– Soap
– Antiseptic wipes
– Elastic bandages
– Sterile Gauze

4. Build a Fortress

You were great at this as a kid. It’s time to use what you’ve learned. Use anything you can to lock down your location so that nothing from the outside can get in. Heavy objects, such as a couch or a refrigerator make great barriers when propped against doors and windows. Once you’re in, no one leaves, for any reason. Everyone tries to run and look what happens to them. If you have an idiot in the group that insists on leaving, restrain them for the sake of the rest of you. Your group needs a leader, so it’s time for you to take charge.


5. Hold Position


Sit tight. Yes, this part always sucks, but now you have a chance to get to know each other. I hope you brought some people of the opposite sex. Diverse groups make for a better time. Too much testosterone or estrogen in one place makes everyone nuts. Keep in mind there are going to be a number of different personalities, some that may clash, all in one spot. Lucky you! Try to understand that everyone doesn’t handle death and destruction as well as you do…and they didn’t read this survival guide.
Inevitably, the zombies will come for you. Position the large weaponry in front and hold the line. Kill as many as you can. Each head-shot it worth 10 points, but whose keeping tracking.
Once the zombies overwhelm your location, it’s time to run.

6. Run

When there is no option left, you have to run away. This is the everyone for themselves part of the plan. Stick together where possible, but eventually the zombies will catch up. There will come a time when it’s either your life or the life of someone else. Be selfish and survive. Don’t pretend that you’d sacrifice yourself for some person you just met a few hours ago. Instinct will kick (thanks Darwin) and you’ll keep going, faster than before.

7. Find the Safe Haven
Think I Am Legend.  You are not alone in the world. You are not the only one that will be facing the Zombie Apocalypse. There are other survivors as well. Finding them is the problem. Get your hands on a radio. Look for lone survivors. Somehow, one of them always know where the safe haven is yet he or she always has a terrible sense of direction. Acquire them into your group and fight your way to freedom.
I sincerely hope this helps you survive the zombie apocalypse…if you even see it in time that is.


This is obviously fictional. Don't sue me :-)