Why you probably won’t survive a Zombie Apocalypse

By Frans Snackers

Even though you might have an elaborate plan of action already set up in your mind, or maybe even have made actual preparations, I have quite some reasons to believe there’s a big chance you’re still going to be one of the walking dead faster than you would ever have imagined. The scenario of the zombie apocalypse has become a hot topic on various platforms of social media, with many unlikely supporters who for the sake of self-preservation should stay far away from supporting a possible zombie scenario. It takes a specific type of person to survive a zombie apocalypse. Overweight hipster kids, who browse different kinds of silly forums on the internet and watch pictures of cute, anime zombie cats all day, are not that specific kind of person. To be frank, it’s likely you’re not that specific kind of person either. Not that there is any shame in that. In fact, you might be a more valuable member of today’s society because of it. You see, to survive a zombie apocalypse, and to keep surviving, you will have to throw out any social conventions you previously had on aspects of charity, compassion, sharing etc. While many people will be able to conform to these notions in due time, fact of the matter is, you won’t have a lot of time. Especially the first 24 hours after the outbreak will be hectic.  What’s going on? Are my friends and family ok? Where do I go? What do I bring? These are questions that will all pop in your mind. They won’t pop into the mind of the true survivor. He immediately assumes his family is dead.  He knows his friends are eating each other in the hallways of their housing unit. He knows going to the places the government has indicated as safe zones are likely death traps. He knows what to bring, in fact, he has had his bag packed, full of basic utilities and survival gear, and has been ready to go for a couple of years now. He has a plan to get out of the densely populated areas, and several contingency routes. He is dedicated to do whatever it takes. He is the person everyone thinks of as crazy, but who they’ll be begging for help when shit hits the fan. Being a survivor is not for everyone, certainly not for those who try to romanticize it based on their favorite television show. Most of you will be better off dead.


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