Is a Zombie Apocalypse Possible?
Many people wonder, can a zombie apocalypse happen? Science says no, but you never know. Reanimating a dead corpse into a flesh eating cannibal monster is unlikely, although the effects of some infections and substances mirror the effects. There are the street drug known as “bath salts” which were blamed for their abusers running naked and trying to eat other people. One instance had a guy eating the face off a homeless man. The drugged up person was so insane, hostile, and strong that the police had to kill him before they sustained terrible injuries.
Then there’s rabies. Ever see a rabid animal? They attack and bite for no reason. I know, I was once bitten by one and had to get treated.
There are conspiracy theories out there that some government bio warfare lab has re-engineered rabies to be kind of like what you see in fictional zombies, but there’s no real proof. How this would be useful in war is beyond me, since you wouldn’t be able to control such monstrosities. I guess it could have been an accidental creation through some other endeavor, but this is all just hearsay and rumor.
As for a viral infection that could take over society? Is a zombie apocalypse possible in the real world? Well, that is far fetched, but it makes great horror movies and also great intellectual exercise. So those who search out an answer to their question of can a zombie apocalypse happen, they can probably rest easy that that one won’t actually play out.
The US military does use the idea of a zombie apocalypse to train responders who would respond to an out of control plague, since that part is totally realistic and horrible. Whether from zombies or a virus that just kills people the way Spanish Flu did, it’s a real scary prospect and the training to prevent and contain would be somewhat similar.
How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse – Prepare
Well, if you’re wondering how to survive the zombie apocalypse, then you can use many a horror movie and cinematic camp fest to form your blueprint.
Weapons galore. In a real life zombie apocalypse, there is no gun control or any police to arrest you for carrying, so you can loot the local gun shop and walk freely with your weapons. I’d say that in this scenario, many of the living will also be as dangerous as the zombies. In a lawless society, many will revert to a tribal and anarchist existence. Call it a Wild West scenario, in which weapons are garnished freely and openly and if you get in someone’s way they’ll off you without as much as a second thought. The criminal element will love this, and testosterone fueled “aggressives” will feel right at home.
I’ll take my chances against a mindless zombie who can’t actually operate weapons or machinery over another human who can think and shoot me from a concealed location when I don’t even know what they’re up to.
This begs the question, who’s the real monster here?
For those who are determined to learn how to survive the zombie apocalypse, be ready to BUY lots of guns and ammo before the stampede starts. You wonder whether gun store owners who know what’s going on would even part with their munitions, knowing that money will soon be worthless, but I’m sure some will be clueless in their greed and sell you whatever you want.
The next would be food and wheels, and a plan for shelter.
Get out of the cities and overpopulated suburbs.
This is where you survivalists, hunters, and doomsday preppers can make your stand. You’re much better off out in the woods or a place that is sparsely populated and you can see who’s coming from every direction. You do not want to be in a well populated area where you can be overrun. So don’t get the idea to lock yourself in a mall like they did in the Dawn of the Dead movies. That’s a BAD idea.
I guess that you could opt for an armed road trip to Bill Murray’s pad like they did in Zombieland. They took their chances but stayed mobile and well armed. Of course if you have a controllable madman like Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) on your side then you’re in pretty good shape.
So I’m not going to list it all here. It’s much more fun to go rent a boat load of zombie flicks and you can get some pretty good ideas. While you’re at it, get some zombie video games too. Playing it out will act as training and you’ll know how to survive the zombie apocalypse in no time.
How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse – Head to the Rockies
There are really smart people who think about this stuff and write scholarly papers about it. No, really.
Think of the Sheldon Cooper types.
Yeah, that’s what I’m talkin about.
Cities would fall very fast, reads the “large-scale exact stochastic dynamical simulation of a zombie outbreak” from Cornell University in New York state.
It would take weeks for a zombie plague to infect rural areas, and months to reach the Rocky Mountains, says the highly mathematical study.
Pop culture says, “if there is a zombie outbreak, it is usually assumed to affect all areas at the same time,” said Alex Alemi, one of four graduate students in theoretical physics who spearheaded the research.
“But in our attempt to model zombies somewhat realistically, it doesn’t seem like this is how it would actually go down,” he is quoted as saying.
“Even four months in, remote areas of Montana and Nevada (would) remain zombie free,” says the study.
“We are largely doomed.”, it goes on to say.
The study, titled “You Can Run, You Can Hide: The Epidemiology and Statistical Mechanics of Zombies,” was presented in February 2015 at a gathering of the American Physical Society in San Antonio, Texas.
So, how to survive the zombie apocalypse is answered by really smart people and the US Military.
Start reading, start learning, and start prepping.
Fill your brain now so that it’s not some “thing’s” snack later.