Sunday, December 23, 2012

Surviving the Zombie War, Part 2

Now that the apocalypse has happened, it's only a matter of time until there are zombies. So it's best you prepare yourself. Don't want to end up like the twinkie, do you? Everyone thought they'd last forever too. Share these teachings on the internet (until the grid crashes), memorize them and spread the word verbally to as many people as will listen. Hopefully the illustrations will help to break the language barrier, but if not you may have to translate it wherever necessary. This will save lives, so it’s your duty to get the information to everyone you can.

What is the Zombie War? Actually, this term is a misnomer. The zombie outbreak will destroy any government or military infrastructure within a matter of days or weeks. After that the human race will be its own army and anyone left alive will be a soldier.

And the only way to win this war will be to stay alive.

The First
48 Hours

Most zombie stories are about the initial outbreak and are good cautionary tales about the first 48.

Most people will not survive the first 48 hours of the outbreak.

First off, you won’t know it’s happening for the first couple of hours, which will eat up critical response opportunities.

Add to that the initial denial due to normalcy bias and some early rookie mistakes like crashing your car into a telephone pole or boarding yourself up in a farmhouse and you’ve lost four hours of good travel time.

Meanwhile the zombie threat is spreading exponentially:

In the first 4 hours, there will be dozens of zombies in your area. That’s when you’ll probably start understanding the scope of the problem.

By the end of the first 24 hours there will be hundreds, which is why people who board themselves up on the first day aren’t able to run by the second.

By the end of the first 48 hours there will be thousands of zombies in a well-populated area, because by then 50% or more of the population will have been turned.

Another 30% of the population will probably be dead, because the purpose of zombie attacks is not infection, but predation. That will leave the zombie population ravenous and enraged, with a swiftly diminishing food supply.

By the time they run out of food they will be in large enough numbers to successfully lay siege to any fortification and wipe out anyone still living in it. Critical mistakes in the first 4 hours of the outbreak lead to most people not surviving the first 48 hours.

Your best bet is to get out of the area while there are still other people around for the zombies to eat.

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