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How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Updated on May 11, 2017

Zeds All Around

  With the approach of Halloween around the corner, some people may be wondering:How DO You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? With a lot of people actually left contemplating this very question all year long, the quick approach of the spooky season really brings this question to the forefront of everyone's mind. Lets take a look at some of the ways it is possible to survive.

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Make a Stronghold

Finding a good place to hide is always a good idea. Having a place to go to that you can safely return to, or just stay at is a good place to start. It needs to be somewhere that has preferably no windows, or windows boarded up to a point where no entry can be made. This is usually the downfall of most strongholds... they are never strong enough. Having one to two entrances is good. One preferably off the main entrance is best because in case of enemies crossing your front lines you have an escape route. The option of setting booby traps...i.e...the movie I Am a good way to safeguard your headquarters. Keep yourself well stocked with none perishable items. Obtaining these from a place close in proximity is good, but always have a secondary plan when supplies run short.

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Avoidance Is a GOOD Thing

Generally if you see someone walking down the street hungry for brains and covered in blood you wouldn't  want to run up and hug them. You should always know how to identify a zombie, Identifying is key! If you see a person running toward you with a look of fear in their eyes screaming for help a good general rule of thumb is they are not a zombie. Coming in contact with a person like this isn't always a good thing though, as they usually are running FROM a zombie. A good point of reference is, if you are in a stronghold and you were spotted as from a distance if they were bit, clawed, or if blood was swallowed. If there was a transfer of blood in any form it is usually not safe and therefore a secondary escape plan for said person should be made.

Always Be Suspicious

Just because something is cute and fluffy or tiny and adorable doesn't mean it doesn't have the potential to attack you. Small psychotic dogs and rabid raccoons are good examples of things that may not be zombies but still do this. Being able to distinguish zombies by tell tale characteristics may come in handy. Usually covered in blood, lumbering along slowly and moaning annd grunting are major dead giveaways (pun intended).

Do not be fooled, Babies can be zombies too.......

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Plan For Attack

Having a plan in case of attacks is essential in the case of a zombie apocalypse. Always know your exits, have quality weapons on hand and make sure to be on your guard and ready for anything. Sharp objects, blunt instruments and tools that give you a wide berth and good swing are essentials. Items that can be repeatedly used and are harder to break are the best choices for the job. Having guns of any type is a fantastic idea but are short lived as they are only good for long range, and you will eventually run out of bullets.

Remove The Head, Or Destroy The Brain

This is the magic phrase of the evening. With this knowledge you are well on your way to becoming a super awesome zombie survivalist. If you do not find yourself capable of doing any of these things, your next best bet would to be find someone who can. Otherwise, you're basically screwed.

Life After The Zombie Apocalypse

If you find you are one of the lucky chosen few, CONGRATULATIONS! You survived your first Zombie Apocalypse! Life after the Zombie Apocalypse will usually consist of rebuilding and finding other survivors. If you were a total wimp and unable to do this on your own give the person who carried you a well deserved pat on the back. If you were the one doing all the work, then you have the right to declare yourself mayor of the New Zed-Free Zone. If not all the zombies were destroyed, rehabilitation may be in the works. An attempt to reintroduce zombies into the working world will be on the agenda.

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    • SognoPiccolo profile image

      SognoPiccolo 7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      I totally agree, Romero is pretty awesome and has come out with some of my favorite movies but Dawn of the Dead was my favorite out of the series so far. And Shaun of The Dead was hilarious and I have watched it tons of times. Think I may watch it again now. lol

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      ..well let me see now ... I work with a lot of zombies ... some of my neighbors are zombies ....we even have zombies prowling the dark corridors of Hubpages.

      ...but it's always handy to know how to survive a zombie attack ....and this hub just might save my life one day!

      By the way my favorite zombie movie is George Romero's Dawn of the Dead - and that English comedy Shuan of the Dead is funny too!

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      SognoPiccolo 7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      I've had many a paranoid friend.. I actually know people with a zombie apocalypse plan ready to set in motion... sadly thats not a joke... but I love them anyway, at least I know I'd be covered lol

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      OrlandoC 7 years ago from Glen Ridge

      Nice Hub. You know your stuff.

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      SognoPiccolo 7 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio


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      Sunny Robinson 7 years ago from Tennessee

      This is awesome! By the way, my result is The Ultimate Zombie Apocalypse Machine. Hmm, cool. I might have a chance of surviving better than I thought.