We love zombies. More specifically, we love the idea of easily killing zombies, as they are traditionally the easiest of all monsters to destroy. Their slow and plodding nature makes them easy targets and anything big and blunt becomes an honorable weapon of survival. Unless, of course, you happen to be an over-confident military leader, or a doubtful member of a lone survivor's party, or, perhaps worst yet, a backstabbing traitor, then you probably won't survive too long. Clichés aside, it's important to be honest with yourself about what you'd do if the zombie apocalypse ever came to your neighborhood.
Reddit user, u/thanoslobster, wanted to know what's your fallback plan for an undead uprising when they asked:
If you knew that a zombie outbreak is going to occur tomorrow where do you go and why?
Honesty Is The Best Policy...Giphy
If there was a zombie outbreak I would be one of the dudes in those movies who dies in the opening scene so that everyone else knows they are now in a zombie movie.
"Hey guys, you won't believe the day I had. Some crackhead bit me on my way home! Oh well, I'm going to bed. See you tomorrow!"
...Sometimes To A Sad Degree.
My birthday party.
No one will find me there
Has There Ever Been A Medieval Zombie Film?Giphy
I'm just going to wear a suit of armor and go about my usual business.
This is the kind of spirit I like to hear, soldier!
Stay home. I live in the mountains already.
I have so many connections about internet speed and cellphone reception up there
if a zombie outbreak happened, internet would crash and reception would no longer exist since theres no one to operate the servers and towers. even power would be an issue
Time To Get...SeriousGiphy
I have a multi-stage plan for this:
- Go to Flathead Lake and live on some of the islands. They have cabins and mansions on them, are close enough to shore to go there and hunt, and is a very secluded area.
If that falls through then...
2) Go to Kodiak Island. It has a small town, little people= Little zombie population. Lots of natural resources and is a very wild and expansive area. The winters might help with zombies as as well.
Now if that falls through then...
3) Go to the Faroe Islands. Very few people know about them and their small towns and wide spaces are good for hunting, fishing, and survival.
If that falls through then...
4) The final attempt is make it to Pitcairn Island. The most secluded place in the world will probably operate as normal because nobody goes there anyhow.
The reality of this plan is that it gives constant hope. No matter what place falls you will have hope of a better place. You'll keep on pushing and fighting to find somewhere better and maybe die hopeful on the way. Hope is the only way to survive a zombie apocalypse.
Gotta' Keep That Blood Where It BelongsGiphy
Somewhere with no mosquitoes.
Oh sh-t. Mosquitos have never once crossed my mind when thinking about zombies. Why is it never mentioned more?
Iceland is the place your looking for or Antarctica one of those two
You mean Greenland?
At Least There'd Be One In Every Town
I'll buy two months worth of food and water, and boards and nails to seal my house.
Unless the zombies are because of magic, their bodies will begin to break down in a few days from dehydration. Realistically, sheltering in place for a week would be more than enough to save yourself.
Perhaps Even Better Than The Previous!
Think about it lol...supplies, food, shelter. You could literally survive for years in a Costco.
They Can't Break The Ice
Everything around the line of Russia Scandinavia. You can hunt but the zombies can't get there. They will freeze... Even if they are immortal: No moving=no biting
Grab All The Essentials
First place I'd go would be the water/gas place down my street. Load up my car and drive back and forth for a while, until I had enough water and propane to last me a good long while.
Then I'd go to the hunting/camping store and buy what I could from there. Whatever is available.
Then I'd sit at home. Gated community, check. Bars on my first floor, check. Heavy triple locked metal door, check...
A Spot Built On History
Los Alamos, NM.
It was a Manhattan Project site for a reason.
It's isolated, there are only a few ways in, and also it's high and dry enough that there aren't mosquitoes.
We All Have That One Friend. Right?Giphy
My neighbor's farm.
They have a garden, tons of animals, secured property and guns. They are also extremely tough. I'd head there immediately.
The Ocean Has Your Back
I'd go to an island in Maine.
Year-round source of fish, shellfish and birds, along with a short but productive growing season. Burn driftwood and dried seaweed for fuel. The coast is cooler in summer and warmer in winter than inland, so more comfortable than other locales.
Cold enough in winter to freeze zombies, so you can do clearing and foraging in winter.
Cut Yourself Off From The World
I'd take a ship, supplies and a group of people and i'd sail to an island. It would have to be big enough to do some farming and build a couple of houses and just sit out all the zombies. They'll have to run out eventually and that's when we'll get back to building civilization.
Perhaps The Only Time You Want To Go Back To High SchoolGiphy
The local high school has spiked fences and metal shutters, as well as some solar power, plenty of indoor and outdoor space.
It's close enough to shops that supply runs would not be an issue, but not somewhat many people would go, meaning there'd be less people to argue about supplies.
Back On The Weapons
Stockpile food and medieval weapons and armor in Mont Saint-Michelle. From there and a big enough group you can organize raids on the mainland and gather supplies. If the group is small enough fishing+farming on island can be enough. I have a little experience with longswords and know where to get manuals on sword and axe (more useful against zombies) usage against lightly armored foes (read zombies).
To get food and supplies I can use my savings and to get the medieval supplies it should be easy enough to raid a few small museums, as long as I don't get immediately caught there is no worry of police coming to catch me.
TL,DR: Find a small island with a plentiful source of food or highly defensible position.
Block All The Pathways
Why do you think I live so high up? I'm just gonna go grocery shopping like mad and then steal all the shopping carts to block the stairwells.
What are my neighbors gonna think when they come home and the stairwells are all blocked? Well, they're gonna thank me, of course, once they use the elevator and are save in their apartments.
And this is how I saved everyone.
People Are Trying To Get Out, And You're Going InGiphy
...get sent to prison. You've gotta imagine between the armed guards, the defenses and, as a last resort, all the hardened criminals it would be one of the most secure places to be.
I Think We're All Overlooking The BEST Plan
The Winchester, and have a nice cold pint and wait for it to all blow over.
New Plan- Pick up mom, kill Phillip, save girlfriend and the to the Winchester, and have a nice cold pint and wait for it to all blow over
SPOILER ALERT: The Answer Is A Pawn ShopGiphy
- The windows are barred up
- They're usually in strip malls so close to food
- There's always a sword there for some reason
- And a sh-t load of books
- Nobody expects you to be at Cash Converters
Cash Converters, man
What's a cash converter? Like pawn shop?
It's a magical place where you convert old TVs into money until you've earned enough to convert your money into a sword.