6. Hunt for food
If worse comes to worst, fresh meat is back on the menu. However, this same goes for other people. Suddenly, everyone is hunting for food. Then, there will be scarcity of food. Other people will be looking for deers and other animals to eat.
What to do:
Stock up on food and supplies. Competition will be fierce during a zombie apocalypse. People will not only fight the undead, but other people as well, for survival. Learn about other sources of food like edible fruits and vegetables. It will be helpful to know which plants are poisonous. This type of knowledge is beneficial for survival.
7. Going outside alone
When we are fighting for survival, we often think that other people will weigh us down, but when we are sick or need to defend ourselves, we realize that we need others. The worst scenario could be coming face-to-face with zombies alone.
What to do:
We often hear, “there is strength in numbers” and “no man is an island”. We need others in order to survive. Go in groups wherever you go. Learn from RPG games to make a party, surround yourself with people that could be helpful to everyone’s survival. For example, one might be an expert in designing and using weapons, the other is a nurse or a doctor, and another could be a cook.
Experts claimed that zombie apocalypse is not entirely impossible despite it sounding like from a fiction novel. Since there is a possibility, it is best to know which strategies will work on your advantage and which will lead to your untimely death.
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Since the influx of zombie films and TV series, several survival tactics are found online to keep you safe in case of emergency. Various websites give different survival tips. However, the main questions remain the same: where to go and what to take?
In a state of panic, you may make hasty decisions that will worsen the situation. Below are the seven popular survival tactics during apocalypse that will get you killed. These hacks are not exclusive for zombie-related incidents but to other emergency situations as well.
1. Going to the gun store
In case you didn’t know, zombies die by destroying their brains or removing their heads. Thus, you need high powered artillery that can do the task. Getting a gun on the day of the zombie apocalypse will not work as most people will think the same thing! Hundreds of desperate people will run to the gun store to grab a weapon. You may not be killed by a zombie but by other people trying to survive.
What to do:
Preparation is key! Stack up on your weapons and ammo. It pays off to be prepared so you have weapons at hand whenever the undead (or other disasters) strike. It is important that you do not buy guns only. It is best to acquire knives, hatchet, and even baseball bats for when the ammo runs out.
Make sure that you have weapons for different fighting ranges. Long range arsenal may include machine guns and crossbows. Close range weapons could be handguns and shotguns, while knives are perfect for hand-to-hand combat (check out our review on the Top Ten Survival Knives).
2. Evacuate immediately
One of the biggest mistakes that most people make is panicking when in an emergency. Even if it is a zombie apocalypse or an earthquake, try to remain as calm as possible. If zombies are attacking your city the first thing might will come to your mind is to leave and escape the city. Everyone will think this way and there will be a huge traffic jam as cars will leave the city through the main roads. People trapped in traffic are like a buffet for zombies.
What to do:
Have an evacuation strategy with your family. Put together a survival kit, that includes essential items like food, water, clothes, first aid kit, and tools. Make sure your car has enough fuel to get you to your safe location.
Do not leave immediately. Wait for the commotion to die down before escaping. Make sure your home is well-stocked with food with long expiration dates, while strengthening your home defenses. When the time is right, be prepared to leave.
3. Staying indoors
When zombies arrive, the initial reaction is to lock the doors and to shut the windows. Some people decide to turn their houses into a fortress and strengthen their home defenses. They will most likely stay indoors for as long as they can until help and rescuers arrive. But, your supplies will not last forever.
What to do:
Zombies are almost immortal unless you aim on the right place. Learn the back roads to escape the city when the time is right. All family members must learn this escape route.
4. Confronting the zombies
While it is true that zombies are limping and crawling and do not have good reflexes, confronting zombies might not be the best idea. Eventually, you will get tired from fighting them or a swarm of zombies will mob you.
What to do:
There is one thing to do – run! Learn from Rick in “The Walking Dead,” avoid confrontation with the zombies as much as possible. Rush to a safe place. It is best to start doing cardio exercise so you will be prepared when you need to run for your life.
5. Aim for the head
Everyone knows that the zombies’ weak spot is the head. However, it is hard to aim and shoot for the head unless you are an expert shooter. If you keep aiming for the head, you will run out of ammunition to ward off the zombies.
What to do:
Aim for the pelvis or legs. The hip bone is bigger making it easier to aim. Shattering the hips or legs will disable the zombie from walking.
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