When the virus first breaks out the first thing you need to do is become mentally prepared for anything that comes your way. The best way to do this: detach yourself from everything. This is vital. If you do not switch off your emotions instantly, you are prone to becoming a walker.
This is where a lot of people hesitate and end up getting infected. They are so connected to their possessions that they try and take too much with them, or stay to protect what they have. Realize that you won’t need to do this; When you are one of the few people left on the planet, basically anything is yours.
People are also, naturally, attached to their friends and family. It’s Normal. But when you see one of them chasing you, growling, or doing anything else a rabid animal would do… Kill them! It’s no longer your best friend or your mom. It no longer has gender, a facebook account, or an app to tell it how to walk like a zombie. It will attack you. It will kill you. It will not think twice about who you are. Do what they do and don’t think twice.
When Z-Day comes, I hope you survive.
Tip #2: Secure yourself
Shortly after detaching yourself from everything like we talked about in Tip #1, we need to find ourselves some basic security.
Typically, any house, apartment, townhouse, etc.. will do just fine. It doesn’t need have concrete walls with a barbed wire fence all around it.. It just needs to have walls to dimmer the sound you naturally make, and materials for weapons and food.
If you’re not inside, get inside the closest residence! (Careful, the people who didn’t detach to their homes will be very protective over it). Take a moment, think about all your exit strategies. Think to yourself, “If I was attacked by a horde right now, which exit would I use?”. Got it? Good. Now find a couple weapons. A large knife works, but can get very messy. A crowbar or bat-like object works too. And the first hit to the head never leaves splatter (less chance of infection, and can cause brain damage or death).
Remember: ALL areas you travel to are temporary. Even if it feels permanent just think of it as temporary.
Now that you’re in the mindset that every place is temporary, when you leave you need what?
Food. Grab something that won’t rot and is high in carbs; a can of baked beans.
Water. Get a bottle and fill it with water.
Now we wait… This sounds stupid, I know… But wait, and recognize the patterns of the zombies as they walk by the house. Everything in nature has a pattern (habit), including humans and rabid animals. Most animals stick together. As of right now, they don’t need to group together because there is so much food (Your friends), but they will most likely stay within sight of each other. So keep a keen eye for when there is a considerable less amount of zombies in your area. Once you see the right time (and your gut will know), you leave – quickly and quietly.
But.. If we had security, why leave? Because when zombies start to run out of food, they create large groups called hordes or packs, and can get into almost anywhere with enough time. It’s best to get out of dodge now.
Where should I go?
Out of town, but avoid major exits. No freeways, no secondary highways.. Take a dirt path. If you come across any Walkers, take them down silently and continue on quickly.
Everywhere you go, follow the main premise of this tip. Secure the area, know your exits, new weapons, food and water.
The first few days are going to be the hardest – this should be the end of the first day. You made it! You have a good chance of living through this now.
See you at the end.
Tip #3: Be Quiet
Try not to ever make noise. I know this can be challenging at times, but it’s vital to your life that you stay quiet.
You can talk and converse, most of the time, but don’t go around shooting your gun. In fact, it’s better to use silent weapons. Melee weapons (hand held) might not be a good idea since it causes blood splatter, and raises your chances of becoming infected significantly. Try using a crossbow. This is usually the best way to go. It gives you distance AND it’s fairly quiet.Driving can be lethal as well. Unless you’re travelling a far distance, walking is your best choice. Again, because it’s more quiet. The last thing you need is to be driving 3 blocks, look behind you and find out your surrounded. Look ahead.. Surrounded! No vehicles for short distances!Children are often a burden. Don’t dispose of them though; train them. You need to make sure they don’t cause a lot of ruckus. This will be difficult, as kids very naturally like to play and be loud. They scream when they are scared, cry when they hurt themselves, and sometimes laugh loudly at small things.
Some people will try and take their dogs with them too. Bad idea! Dogs tend to bark and growl at things that are unnatural or scare them. One good bark from mans best friend could mean man is food.
While travelling, if you can avoid it, do not kill a zombie just because you can. This will be tempting for most of us. And even if you think you can do it quietly.. Think about the good thwap sound a corpse will make when it smashes into the cement. It’s best to let one zombie be, than to take the chance of a horde hearing you and having to deal with that.
These are just some examples of making noise. There are hundreds more. But a good rule of thumb: