You wake up one morning, and turn on the news. It’s all over TV. What is it? It’s the zombie apocalypse. What do you do? Well, look no further, I shall give you Ryutora’s Zombie Apocalypse Survival Rules. There is no real order to these rules, the rule that is most applicable at the time automatically becomes number one. This list is a work in progress, and I will update this post as necessary.
- Stay out of populated areas (cities, towns, hospitals, police stations, military bases, etc). *
- If you have guns don’t waste ammo. If you can run, it’s better to do so, ammunition will become very scarce. **
- Don’t carry too much around. It’s your mobility that will save your butt in the ending.
- Hook up with and stay with people that you trust.
- Never get complacent. The next zombie or other threat could be just around the corner.
- Travel in during the day. Just because at night you can’t see the zombies, it doesn’t mean that they can’t see you.
- Look out for the people that cracked under the pressure of the apocalypse. You don’t want to turn into someone’s meal, or worse. ***
- Conserve water. Drinking water will become like gold. With most of the population now in the undead masses, there’s no one to operate the water supply machinery.
- Learn to love eating out of cans. Canned goods stay fresh longer and won’t go bad.
* More people = more zombies so its best to stay away from heavily populated areas. Going to a hospital may seem like a good idea at first, but with all the sick and dieing, that’s all the more zombies that there will be there. The police and the military… Very good ideas, but they’re not trained to deal with zombies, and can easily be overrun. Why, just take the reference of the Resident Evil series of games and Dead Island as well.
** Ammunition… There isn’t going to be any companies turning out ammo during the apocalypse, so it will become scarce guns are worthless without ammunition so use it only when necessary.
*** The Walking Dead Season 1 game from TellTale Games, shows us people can crack and lose their minds because of the apocalypse. Even the Dead Rising series of games. Look at Season 4 of AMC’s The Walking Dead show as well.