Tuesday, June 26, 2012

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

With recent events hinting towards a zombie outbreak, what better time than now to be prepared just in case something goes down?  Now I’m not saying it’s the beginning of a zombie apocalypse, but when a man bites off another man’s face and has no reaction to being shot, then I THINK we should at least consider it.  Here’s how to survive:

Stay In Shape

The first people zombies go after are people out of shape.  They’re easy to chase down and they’re more to eat.  With zombies roaming around it would be impossible to get to your gym safely every day.  So since most people won’t have access to weights during an apocalypse, I put together a quick, full-body workout that will allow you to kick zombie ass at a moment’s notice.

  • 10 Jump Squats x 3 sets
  • As many Pull-Ups as you can x 3 sets 
  • As many Sit-Ups as you can x 3 sets
  • And as a finisher Bodyweight Complex: 30 Mountain Climbers, 20 Push-Ups, 10 Groiners, 5 Burpees.  Do this complex 3 times with a minute rest in between sets.
You will have PLENTY of time to get in shape during an apocalypse, NO EXCUSES!

Team Up

If your name’s not Chuck Norris, then you will not survive the zombie apocalypse by yourself.  Get a group of survivors and stick together as a team.  Watch each other's backs, solve problems together, and stay alive.  Also getting a group of people together will keep you sane.  Living a couple months all by yourself in a post-apocalyptic zombie world doesn’t sound too fun now does it?  And don't forget to join our new Readiness & Survival Facebook Page where you can team up with survivalists, learn some new survival information, and get a couple laughs.

Be Equipped

Food stock is important!  With zombies roaming around every corner, rolling up to your local Taco Bell late night to get a Cheesy Gordita Crunch should not be in your thought process.   Weather you plan to barricade in a house or backpack to the nearest survivor camp, you NEED food.  Something compatible and high in nutrition is your best bet.  My first option is Meal Ready-to-Eats (A.K.A. MREs).  They're lightweight, extremely compatible, and give you the proper energy and nutrition to get through the day.  My second option would be to cook.  That’s right, I said COOK!  Too many times I’ve heard people say I went to McDonald's because I didn’t have time to cook. BS!  Being a recent college student I know exactly what it’s like to be too tired to cook.  But if you take 20 minutes out of your Sunday and grill a ton of chicken and vegetables, your dinner is set for the week!  Sure it might not taste better than a Big Mac, but it might keep you alive if the zombie apocalypse happens.

Weapons are important too!  These zombies aren’t going to kill themselves!  My weapon of choice would be the AR-15.  It's user-friendly and very light with moderate recoil which allows for rapid follow up shots.  Aim for the head and conserve your ammo.  Also Rothco’s 14" Burriquito Machete, Zombie Slingshot, and Pepperspray could come in handy for those just in case situations.

Have Hope

Never lose hope.  Always have something worth living for whether it's finding other survivors, finding a place to live out your years, or finding a cure to save humanity.  The person with nothing to live for will be the next zombie. As Andy Dufresne from The Shawshank Redemption once said, 

"Hope is a good thing.  Maybe the best thing. And no good thing ever dies."

Peter Azzarone @ Rothco 

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