Zombies have captured our imagination unlike any other creature of the horror genre. Theories about the possibility real-life zombie apocalypse run rampant, and while they might seem silly and a bit ridiculous, it’s never a bad idea to be prepared for the worst. Here’s what you’ll need to survive the impending zombie proliferation!
Food and Water
This might seem a bit redundant, as you need food and water to survive all the time, regardless of whether there’s a zombie apocalypse or not. However, when society crumbles around you, so does access to these basic necessities. It’s a good idea to keep a supply of food and fresh water on hand to get yourself through the immediate aftermath. Invest in a water purifier and iodine tablets so that you can ensure you’ll have access to drinkable water in the long term. As for the food—you’re going to have to scavenge or hunt, which shouldn’t be too terribly difficult once you’ve mastered the art of zombie killing.
Weaponry (Gun, Bow and Arrow)
In a post-apocalyptic world, weapons are an absolute necessity. You need to be able to defend yourself against any number of dangers, and you’ll also need to learn how to hunt. Add roving hordes of zombies to your run-of-the-mill apocalyptic scenario and weaponry becomes even more essential. There has been a good deal of debate as to what the ideal zombie apocalypse weapon would be: gun or crossbow? The gun has obvious advantages such as power and ease of use, but has one serious drawback: they need a constant supply of ammunition, which could be hard to come by. That’s why some zombie experts advocate the use of a crossbow; they’re relatively powerful, not too difficult to use, and you can easily make your own ammo AND reuse it.
The prospect of a zombie apocalypse is scary for two reasons: not only will survivors have to fight off zombies, but all the creature comforts of society will have evaporated as well. Everything we modern humans depend on for survival will be gone, including heating, ovens, and lighting. During the apocalypse humans will have to become more familiar with our ancient friend, good ol’ fashioned fire. Fire will cook your food, fire will keep you warm, and fire will light the dark, spooky night—so make sure you can actually start one! While matches are a good idea, even better is a flint fire starter, which backpackers and survivalists use to get fires going in the wild. Better yet, learn how to start a fire without any implements.
Swiss Army Knife
Swiss Army knives sure are handy; they’ve got can openers, corkscrews, nail files and, obviously, knives, all in a tiny, easily transportable package. These tools could mean the difference between life and death for someone in the throes of an apocalypse. Even if there is no zombie apocalypse, it’s probably a good idea to have a Swiss Army knife on hand anyway—they’re just so darn useful!
Of course, the worst of the apocalypse will have to die down eventually, and society will hopefully be able to rebuild itself. In this period of recovery, the economy will be fundamentally altered, and it’s likely that currency as we know it will have no value. Because of this, it might be a good idea to consider investing in some gold. Gold has held its value throughout the millennia, in countless different cultures and all around the world; it’ll undoubtedly hold its value even after a zombie apocalypse. If you already have a gold and silver IRA or some other precious metals investment account, you could take your gold out of that.
In case you needed yet another reason to get in shape, consider this: you’re going to be doing a whole lot of running if you want to survive the zombie apocalypse. Of course, being fit is a good idea even in non-apocalypse times, but when you’re escaping ravenous zombies you’ll be extra glad you put in those extra hours at the gym.