Like Redbull on steroids, its pure adrenaline so only use this when you really have to because too much will stop your heart. You should always have at least an epi-pen though because a horde of zombies snacking on your brain isn’t much better.
Most likely, the same person who shows up driving the school bus will inevitably be proudly sporting one of these, giving you yet another reason to ignore them. Chainsaws are loud, messy, and they require gasoline. In a zombie apocalypse, this is a death sentence. Don’t say we didnÕt warn you.
These should be pretty self explanatory but generally speaking you want to see the zombies before they see you.
See the guy wearing 60 pounds of riot gear? Yeah, don’t be that guy. It will only slow you down and extend your death when the zombies inevitably catch up. It would be a good idea, however, to find yourself a good helmet considering that your brains are now in high demand. Besides, helmets can always double as bowls.
See those zombies all around you? Do you how they got there? They got there because naive people decided to pack matches instead of flint. Matches break, they get wet, and they never work when you need them. If you want to get through this though, you will need fire so flint is non negotiable.
Your gun will break, your monster truck will fall apart, the traitors you tied up in the barn will scream obnoxiously and on and on and on. It sounds awful but there is an easy fix to all of these problems – duct tape. Trust us, it will make your life easier.
There is probably nothing in your arsenal more useful than a good shovel. Not only does it make for an effective weapon but it can also double as a hammer, which is critical considering that one day you will eventually have to rebuild civilization. Moreover, you will probably be doing a lot of grave digging which is no fun with your bare hands.
A zombie apocalypse is like a relationship…communication is important. In fact, without it you will most likely die a brutal and lonely death when your hideout is overrun by zombies. If you want to survive this you will need to find some amigos, which brings us to…
When you do finally meet the other survivors, choose your companions wisely. While everyone else is going for the chainsaw toting bus driver, you are looking for someone that will actually increase your chances of survival. Which leads right into our last item…
Heart of Steel
Sooner or later those slow friends you picked up along the way are going make themselves useful. It’s also at exactly this moment that those of you cried at the end of The Notebook are going to literally lose your minds. Surviving a zombie apocalypse requires you to be hardcore and that means you don’t have time to feel sorry for people when they become zombies. Good luck.
More information on what a typical zombie apocalypse survivor might look like can be found here.
David is the editor-in-chief of List25. He has a Masters degree in International Business from University of Florida. He loves to break dance, do flips, play guitar, and everything else that is fun. Follow him on Twitter @iamdpegg