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9 Practical Tips for Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse

Last Updated: October 11, 2019
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When the zombie apocalypse strikes, will you be ready?

How can you prepare now to survive the undead onslaught?

Here are 9 (fun) practical tips on how to survive a zombie apocalypse.

How To Prepare For A Zombie Apocalypse

1. Zombies Are the Least of Your Worries

That's right! 

It's bad enough that you have to deal with the zombified masses, who are tireless, feel no pain, and greatly outnumber healthy human beings.

And can you guess what's worse than zombies? 


Perhaps even more deadly are the humans who simply can't cope with the new world order.

It's best if you keep a psychologist on hand who can identify and subdue such persons before they embark on a murderous rampage that makes the zombies look as ferocious as fluffy kittens.

2. Are Animals Friend or Foe In A Zombie Apocalypse

Animals can be invaluable allies at the end of the world, but the zombie infection could render them more hazard than help.

If the zombie plague is viral, it can infect any living cells, causing even the most inhuman animals to exhibit flesh-craving symptoms.

Would you rather fight off a zombie human — or a zombie lion?


3. Avoid The Windows

I mean, it's fairly common knowledge, right?

Steer clear of malls, coffee shops, and boutique outlets in favor of Costco, BJs, Sam's Club, or any other large warehouse.

Zombies have a nasty habit of crashing through glass windows, so it's best to choose a hideout with as few ground level windows as possible. 

But if you find yourself trapped in your house, it's best to hightail it up to the attic, which the uncoordinated zombies will have trouble reaching.

Basements, even windowless ones, spell trouble.

4. Never Turn Your Back on the Enemy (Especially Zombies)

Shambling isn't just for zombies.

Three live humans can stand with their backs together and carefully rotate through the room, ensuring that all eyes are facing outward and no one falls victim to a surprise attack.

Don't forget this tip if there's a zombie apocalypse!

5. Use This Special Tactic

For those lucky enough to amass a relatively large army of live humans, the Fine Line is the best way to fend off roving zombie hordes.

Here's how to properly do it: 

  1. Simply form two lines of armed persons, one line in front of the other.
  2. Have the front line shoot while the back line holds.
  3. When the front line runs out of ammo, the back line steps in while the front line reloads.

6. Choose Your Weapons Wisely

Not all weapons work for all people, and the trendiest zombie-fighting armaments aren't always the best.

 When in doubt, melee weapons are a fine tool against the undead, but think twice before picking up that giant hammer.

As satisfying as squishing zombie skull may be, swinging the hammer creates a sizable arc that gives zombies plenty of time to nibble at your armpits.

You should invest in a machete, which is cheap, lightweight, and neatly separates a zombie's head from its bodies.  Here 9 of the best survival machetes on the market (Ans surprisingly, they have other uses than simply just killing zombies)

Bolt action rifles are both powerful and accurate, without the ammunition restrictions of the close-range shotgun.

You could also use spears, or the brutal cousin of the spear, the halberd.

Get to an elevated area, and strike downward with a long weapon, and repeat until you've cleared out the area.

I think that was one of the big tactics in WWZ, and I'm sad that that tactic hasn't really broadened out into the rest of zombie media. (Maybe it will now that this secret weapon is out)

7. Don’t Forget The Dress Code

Perhaps the best way to prepare for the day the dead rise from their graves is to assemble the perfect zombie-fighting attire.

Avoid brain spray-back by wearing goggles and covering your face with a non-porous material.

Use plate mail or leather to create a bite-proof body suit.

Kevlar gloves (provided to some food industry workers) can be worn as is or refashioned into impenetrable sleeves, allowing you to fend off zombie bites by holding up your forearms.

Riot shields also add an extra layer of protection and make the zombie head squishing that much easier.

8. Have A Bug Out Vehicle Ready

An SUV with a sun roof could be much more practical than a Prius (duh).

Being able to have a person shoot and protect the vehicle from the sun roof is a big advantage, while a person is standing there they are almost unreachable.

I would not want to have to hang out the side of a car window to shoot zombies, it puts you in grabbing/biting range of the zombies.

Also, in a zombie situation, you're not going to have to worry about the cost of gas and there should be gas readily available.

The amount of gas being consumed would fall off sharply as most people would either be dead or zombies.

And if the gas stations run out, you can siphon all the deserted cars that will be everywhere.

I know that getting gas won't be easy. However, it beats the hell out of pedaling your way through a zombie horde on a BIKE!

Blog Related Post: The Ultimate Bug Out Vehicle Checklist

9. Avoid This Man At All Cost In A Zombie Apocalypse

Avoid this man at all costs.

He is a mediocre leader with questionable judgement.

(And he may also have to kill you to keep him alive...)

Last Words

I'm sure you agree with me on this...

I figure the fewer people that know these things the better (apart from family and friends)... more people to trip while I make it to my heavily armed fortress.

The world will be left to the survivalists, well, Zombies and  survivalists.

What other survival tips would you add to this list? Comment in the section below.

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