In the final part of the disaster series, I thought we should consider the area that we all fear the most, the eradication of mankind due to a Zombie Apocalypse.
Zombies may be slow-moving creatures with an unquenchable thirst for blood but get caught without an escape route and you will be condemned to living your final moments on this earth being eaten alive. And worse still, get scratched or bitten by a zombie and you will become one of the undead horde yourself.
So…what should you ensure you do if the proverbial hits the fan?
- There may be better hope outdoors than in a small house with a lot of windows. While zombies are not creative, they will certainly smash their way in eventually and you will be trapped. Unless you have a fort, be aware of your escape route.
- Ensure you have weapons that are capable to destroying the brain of the zombie. Either by decapitation, blunt force trauma or a bullet to head. I recommend a sharp axe or a 44-Magnum.
- Until petrol supplies are lost, you may be able to make for isolated locations in a car. Be warned that if you have a car which has a self-closing boot (like a Nissan Murano), a quick getaway or the ability to get to weapons quickly can be hampered. The less gizmos that can scupper your journey, the better.
- Your best bet may be a boat. New Zealand has a lot of water and a lot of boats so get out of here! Zombies are not known for their swimming prowess but do not chance walking around barefoot in the shallows as zombies do not need to breathe either. Of course be aware that other countries may have similar issues.
- Ensure you have people with you who are slower than you. This way, in a chase scenario, they will get picked off first. Show no mercy and don’t do the British “after you” thing!
- Keep quiet. You don’t want to draw attention to yourself. This is no place for children so ensure they know that noise = death.
I hope these tips are useful. There are many things you can and should do in survival scenarios and who knows how any of us will react unless we are unfortunate enough to be in one…I know one thing…I would rather be a long way away from a disaster or not given time to escape…than to have the terror of dealing with the aftermath.
Be careful out there!