You’re probably not a soldier, nor are you an expert at surviving in the great outdoors. But if the zombie apocalypse is coming, you better start thinking like one. The worst thing you can do is go into this unprepared. In this beginners guide, we’re going to give you some tips and tricks for surviving this apocalypse, and hopefully save your life.
Have a plan.
You should have a plan for where you will go and how you will get there.
- Make sure that your friends, family, pets and/or other loved ones know where they should meet up with you if they are separated.
- Know alternate routes to get out of town, if necessary. If the roads are blocked by zombies or traffic jams, what alternative routes can take me home?
- Have a contingency plan for what I will do if I get separated from my group at any point during our journey: can they come back to find me? Or should I stay put? What is the safest place around here right now? Will it be safe once night falls? The more prepared we are for these situations ahead of time, the better our chances of surviving!
You’re not going to make it out alive if you’re not in good shape. It’s that simple. You need to be strong and alert, and the best way to achieve those things is through physical activity.
If you live in an urban area, then you’ll want to find a place where there are lots of stairs and buildings in close proximity (so you can run up them). If your city has hills or mountains nearby, even better! These will help keep your heart rate up while also giving you a great view of your surroundings—which could mean the difference between survival or death.
Be sure that whatever exercise routine/training program that you choose is challenging enough so that it’s difficult but not impossible for you complete each task safely and efficiently every day without injury or burnout over time due to overexertion (this means no sprinting up stairs!).
- Eat a balanced diet.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Exercise regularly.
- Take vitamins if you don’t get enough from your food and drink.
- Get enough sleep when you can, even if it’s only an hour or two at a time. Try to keep a regular sleep schedule as much as possible, even on the weekends!
- Practice good hygiene and keep your teeth clean by brushing them twice daily for 2 minutes each time (a timer helps), flossing once daily for 20 seconds (use dental floss or an interdental brush), and rinsing with mouthwash after meals/snacks if desired. Also, don’t forget to trim your nails every few weeks so they don’t scratch or irritate anyone else when they’re near you! And remember: use deodorant on sweaty days; otherwise people won’t want to come close enough for fear of smelling bad themselves later on down the road…and then what would happen during those fateful zombie encounters?
Use social media.
As you know, social media is an incredibly useful tool for staying in touch with loved ones and learning about the latest news. But when it comes to surviving the zombie apocalypse, there are a few more ways that you can use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to your advantage:
- Communicate with other survivors: If you’re like us here at SurvivingtheZombieApocalypse.com, then chances are that you have a lot of friends who also want to live through this mess. You could make plans with them using Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp if they’re on your phone’s contact list (and let’s be honest—most of them probably are). It will be easier than ever before to keep up-to-date on group whereabouts and safety concerns!
- Keep up with new weapons/zombies: Not sure what kind of ammo will work best against those pesky zombies? A quick search through Twitter may reveal which weapons other survivors have found most effective against the undead hordes as well as what kinds of ammunition seem most effective from different firearms, including shotguns, rifles and pistols!
Don’t hoard supplies.
You’re not going to survive the zombie apocalypse with your baked beans and granola bars, so don’t hoard supplies. Your goal is to live, not wait until you can eat again. The same goes for water—don’t pack your backpack full of it because you’ll need to move quickly in order to outrun zombies.
Weapons are a bit different, though. You do want some sort of defense against lunging zombies (and even from humans), but don’t go overboard here either. Maybe take one knife or machete as your main weapon and then maybe another just as backup if possible (but not necessary). Anything more than this will just slow you down when trying to run away from those ravenous undead monsters!
Learn your weapons.
If you are going to use a weapon, get familiar with it. You need to know how to use the weapon safely and effectively. Some weapons are easy to carry and use, such as guns or bows. Other weapons require more practice or experience in order for them to be effective in battle, such as swords and clubs.
Some weapons can be difficult to maintain if they break while you’re fighting off a zombie horde. For example, if your sword breaks during combat when you had planned on using it as your primary method of defense against zombies who want nothing more than your fleshy body parts (and perhaps even your brain), then what do you do? The same goes for guns: if they break while firing on zombies and there aren’t any replacements handy, then what will protect you from getting eaten alive by the undead hordes?
It’s important that the person who plans on wielding any kind of weapon knows how it works and what would happen if something goes wrong with their chosen item during battle time which leads us into our next tip…
Train like a soldier.
- Train with a buddy. If you want to survive the zombie apocalypse, you’ll need someone who can watch your back. Find someone who has similar skills, training and interests as you. The two of you should train together in case one of you were injured during combat (or if there was no way out). It’s important that everyone on your team is prepared for each scenario!
- Train with a weapon: No matter how good of a soldier or soldier-in-training one is, it’s always best to have the proper gear for the job at hand when facing an enemy like zombies. If possible, get yourself some weapons such as guns/ammunition and any other items necessary (such as knives) before heading into battle against these creatures from hell! This way there won’t ever be any surprises when confronting these monsters which could lead straight towards death itself… unless…you’re lucky enough not getting bitten by one then perhaps being able to live through this experience without getting infected yourself so don’t forget that too!
Remember, you’re the real hero.
Remember, you’re the real hero. Through your actions and decisions in these trying times, you will decide whether or not humanity survives. You’ve got this!
You have to be prepared and stay smart in the zombie apocalypse if you want to survive.
Now, this isn’t to say that you need to be a muscle-bound warrior from the start. You just need to stay smart and prepared, like we discussed earlier. But if you want some more specific tips, here are some ideas:
- Stay fit. Zombies are slow and shambling creatures who have difficulty moving around on their own two feet when their brains are not fully functional; however, they can still run at full speed when motivated by hunger or fear of death. If you’re in good shape physically, it’ll give you an advantage over the undead monstrosities in terms of speed and endurance—and it’s much easier for someone out of shape to die once they’ve been bitten by a zombie than someone who has been training hard beforehand!
- Use social media wisely (or not). Social media may be useful during an outbreak situation because it allows people across wide areas access each others’ opinions about how best to handle particular situations—but remember that if there is no Internet connection available after an apocalypse has begun then this method won’t work anymore! Instead try posting signs outside stores with helpful information on how long stocks last (since expiration dates aren’t always right), or even better yet make sure everything edible gets eaten before going outside since no one wants their food stolen/eaten by other survivors looking for something easy but nutritious enough so as not kill them off too quickly either way unless said survivor(s) also happens know how hard life was before modern technology came along.”
Remember, the zombie apocalypse won’t happen overnight, so you have time to prepare and get ready. And even if it does happen quickly, you can still be prepared by staying smart and using what’s around you.