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Nothing like killing a couple flesh eaters and kocking back some beer after!

Imagine being trapped in a building and being unable to leave because there are blood-thirsty zombies surrounding you at every entrance. Your first thought probably isn’t going to be, "Oh man, I have nothing to drink." You’re probably going to be more concerned about how you’re going to survive this ridiculous disease that has swept the world and created a real-life apocalypse. But if all your lifelines are used up and you have barely enough food to last you a month, the major concern will become what to drink. How do you find potable drinking water when zombie corpses are traipsing through rivers and streams and contaminating your supply? Scary thought, huh?

"You’re definitely going to need water, but you need something that’s going to replace the electrolytes you’re burning through by killing zombies on a regular basis" In this instance, you’re going to need to gather major amounts of bottled water. How much bottled water is out there? According to National Geographic, "In 2011, total bottled water sales in the U.S. hit 9.1 billion gallons — 29.2 gallons of bottled water per person." That’s a lot of bottled water. If you can’t get your hands on bottled water, your next option is going to be rain water. If you’re in a building that has a roof, chances are you’re going to have to create a way to collect rainwater on the roof. That leads us to the next problem — can you just drink rain water? Apparently you can, as Science Daily reported on a study that showed that there was a very low risk of illness when rain water was consumed unfiltered.

Both of these options seem viable. But we’re taking a great leap here assuming you’re holed up in a mall with all the necessary resources for survival at your fingertips. What if you’re in a Walking Dead situation where you’ve hit the road and you’re surviving on your basic primal instincts? You’re definitely going to need water, but you need something that’s going to replace the electrolytes you’re burning through by killing zombies on a regular basis, too. You need to think about hydration! Sports drinks are too sugary and you may have raided all of the local gas stations of their Powerade and Gatorade, so now you’re stuck with the produce section of the grocery store. Remember to take your silencer when you’re shooting grocery-store zombies in the head, because you’re going to need pineapples, oranges, limes, and lemons, because these are viable sources of hydration and a great source of energy (and vitamin c).

It would be ridiculous to think you'd have an actual juicer on hand during a zombie apocalypse, but we’re assuming you have a really sharp knife if you’ve made it this far, so slice that fruit in half and squeeze! It’s the best way to produce a natural beverage that will offer hydration and energy — two things you cannot live without during a zombie apocalypse. We came up with a couple of drinks that are necessary to survive any zombie apocalypse!

Zombie Soda

Sure zombies may love eating brains, but what will you serve them to drink? Hosting the undead just got a lot easier with Zombie Sodas! You won't just survive the zombie apocalypse, but enjoy it, too.

These are great for your regular mortal friends and kids as well. I love making these, and it's a super easy way to carbonate a beverage and send a glove flying across the room at the same time. It also doubles as an accidental lesson in states of matter and freezing points, too. Oops! Science!

Never has communing with the netherworld been this tasty.

  • What: Zombie Soda
  • WHAT. It's ALIVE!
  • Concepts: states of matter, sublimation, gasses, zombies
  • Time:

  • Plastic Cups (wide-rim, SOLO work well)
  • Straws (thin elbow straws are great)
  • Dry Ice
  • Nitrile Gloves (latex also works, but watch out for allergies)
  • Juice (orange, lemonade, apple, POG, anything!)
  • Hammer or Mallet (optional)
  • Thick glove (optional)

WARNING: Okay, so dry ice. While totally safe for zombies and ghosts, it needs a warning with mortals like us. It's cold stuff! No good for the long touchy. Please exercise caution when using dry ice, especially with children. If you touch it too long, it can burn (freeze burn). If you put it in a container and seal it, it can blow up (which if done safely, is fascinating). Especially with dry ice beverages, please only use big chunks of dry ice with very narrow straws to avoid possibility of ingestion. If you want when you're ready to drink, you can scoop the dry ice out of the cup for extra safety. If it has frozen in to the cup, that'll make it extra safe, too!

Prepare for the zombie apocalypse — Top Tips for Crafting in Zelter

The apocalypse is nigh as Zelter, the “cute” survival simulation from and G1 Playground, will be coming to Early Access this October. We know getting started once the world has ended can be overwhelming, but never fear — the team at G1 Playground are happy to guide you through your first days in Zelter! Here are just a few tips on what you should immediately craft in-game to ensure your long-term survival and keep yourself from becoming a zombie’s Lunchable!

Read on to stay ahead of the curve and make sure you’re prepared for the zombie hordes waiting for you in Zelter:

Food: This may seem like a no-brainer, but hunger and thirst are more dangerous than any undead attacker. Anyone looking to survive in this post-apocalyptic future must make food and drink a priority. While some players may survive by scavenging apples and other fruit and eating what they find out in the world, smarter players will take the time to grow their own foods, cooking them to perfection to make them more tasty and nourishing. But don’t forget hydration! By bringing a cup of water with them on their scavenging trips, players can get an instant refreshing burst of energy to tide them over until they make it back to safety.

Weapons: While running and hiding may seem like smart choices, in Zelter, that will only delay the inevitable conversion to zombie snack (or, you becoming one with the horde). So, take the time to gather the resources needed to craft some sort of weapon! Knives, crossbows, and even machine guns are all effective against the undead, and the more powerful the weapon, the more likely you are to survive. But to get started, grab some stone and some wood, and set about making an axe to help with zombie head-busting — and hey, it doubles as a handy tool for chopping down more trees.

Workbench: Although simple items can be crafted with your bare hands, a workbench is essential for making complex items. In Zelter, there are many different types of workbenches, from ordinary wooden worktops to forges that can melt hot iron. If you want access to the best tools and weapons, then don’t forget to put a workbench together immediately.

Storage: Your backpack is only so big, and if you really want to get ahead of the competition and the zombie hordes, storage is very important. Not only will it allow you to safely store items that won’t fit in your bag, but it will also let you organize them and even share them with other NPC survivors. To begin with, you’ll only be able to craft a drawer to store your items. As the game progresses, you’ll be able to craft larger chests which will allow you to keep your items secure overnight.

Defensive Tools: In the dark night, zombies will surround your shelter, looking for weaknesses and ways to get in. If they raid the shelter while you’re away, you’ll lose your valuable companions along with the items that you’ve worked hard to gather or craft. So, as soon as you can, set to work on building fences, traps, and gun turrets around your perimeter to keep you safe while you sleep and prevent incidents of “You snooze, you lose (your life).”

Zeltertakes a cute pixelated art-style, adds a dash of upbeat music, and mixes it all together for a post-zombie-apocalypse crafting and survival experience like no other. Use your skills to craft tools for survival and defense, start a farm, and head out into the world to scavenge supplies while saving lives. Zombies will come for you eventually — so prepare yourself and your home by getting your defenses ready and your machine gun turrets fully loaded. After all — a zombie apocalypse is tough to overcome, even if it’s in a charming pixelated universe.

Zelter will arrive on Steam’s Early Access on October 22, 2020.

How to Eat—and Eat Well—After the Zombie Apocalypse

There's two things in this world that we can be sure of: We'll always want to eat well, and the Zombie Apocalypse is definitely going to happen. (Definitely.) The seeds of our nigh-universal destruction have almost certainly already been sewn in some unscrupulous South American science lab and the only warning we'll have is a series of strange and disturbing news reports before all hell breaks loose.

But there are a few people who will not only outlast the hordes, ravaging the nation, eating brains and possibly mowing the lawns, but who will do it in style. Shane Hobel is an elite tracker and the founder of the Mountain Scout Survival School, which offers classes on wilderness and urban survival in upstate New York and Central Park. He's been known to spend several weeks in the wilderness with little more than his wits to get him through. More important, he likes to live comfortably, and wouldn't go long without a decent meal just because the world was ending. Bon Appétit was lucky enough to spend some time with Hobel to learn not only how to survive Doomsday but to thrive afterward.

Do you teach people to make bows and arrows, or do you stick to: "You're in the woods: here's how you find shelter, here's how you get water"?

At first it's all basics. First thing is learning how to build a small shelter, called a debris shelter. It's not fancy, but it'll keep you alive, even if you're soaking wet in the middle of winter. And you don't need a fire.

But that's all most people think wilderness survival is: hardcore, struggling, hungry, barely making it. That's only the beginning. Next we introduce fishing spears, and lashing techniques, and other skills that allow you to improve your life by gathering materials from the landscape. We show you how to make rock-climbing quality rope, and fishing spears, and string for bows and arrows, and to hunt and trap. Each of these skills lightens the load a little bit. Soon you're not just surviving, but you're living. And that's the idea.

(Credit: Courtesy Shane Hobel)
Even in the winter?

Of course. This time of year most people think, Oh no, there's no more edible plants. But it's just the opposite! The autumn and winter plants are coming in now and you've got a real abundance. Acorns are dropping walnuts, chestnuts, and pine nuts are here. The squirrels are plump and juicy.

Squirrels are good?

They're delicious! They're like little mini filet mignons of the woods. Just two days ago I took a deer with my bow and arrow. And I cooked up a backstrap filet with crushed dried wild berries and a hazelnut reduction. Everything was collected from the landscape.

That sounds delicious!

Now, did you make this over a stove?

Yep. If I'm taking something small like a squirrel, I'm not going to bother taking it home. Which, by the way, the reason squirrel meat is so incredibly tender and delicious is because they feed almost entirely on nuts. They're so succulent and they have all these omega-3 fatty acids that our bodies crave.

I'm kind of salivating.

Deer and squirrel are incredibly healthy. As soon as I catch something, I drop down and make a traditional fire—no matches—I make a little skewer, put the squirrel on it, open him up. I'll find some herbs: maybe a little yellow sorrel and sassafras spears. I wrap the squirrel meat around the herbs, and cook him slowly over the fire. While it's cooking I'll crush some walnuts into a powder, and then sprinkle those over the glaze of my squirrel, which gives it a nice crust. It's just ridiculously delicious.

Is there anything that you bring into the woods with you, like a cast-iron pan?

The only utensil I need is a large knife. It's handy for defense, but I can also make a cabin and build a bow and arrow, and split logs with it. You can do a multitude of things with a knife. I do tend to bring another smaller knife, like a paring knife. This is for doing delicate skinning and butchering work.

In terms of carrying skillets, that's just additional weight. What we do is teach people to use native food methods so you don't need those things. The one that's still around, and that's probably the quintessential ideal for cooking is the steam pit. Steam pits have been around for 50,000 years. The technology is amazing. Steam pits are like Mother Earth's idea of a crock pot: you can never overcook the food.

Do they take a long time to build?

Well, this is the thing about survival. If the zombies are right behind you, you need to move quickly. You can only grab the things that don't require deep cooking or preparation. There are certain edible plants that you can just grab and go: nuts and berries, some plants. But some you have to steam, or cook, or leach.

Right! I've read this about acorns.

Exactly. You have to leach the tannins. That's a good example. Let's say that you've gotten far enough away from the zombies that you can take some time, then acorns are fantastic. You leach them using cold water (that's always healthier). Shuck them, put the meat in a pot. Pour cold water in it, and then you make tea. That brown tea can be saved for later use, by the way. Once the water runs clear, dry the nuts out on a rock, and then you can eat them on the go.

Though what I prefer to do is to crush them into a powder along with, say, walnuts and pine nuts. I like to make a flour. I add a little water and some herbs and berries and make great pancakes. Warm up a little pine-pitch and drizzle it over them. Oh my goodness.

So pine pitch is edible?

So you can make flour. You can get sugar. But I know I'll be missing my extra-virgin olive oil, my red wine vinegar, my finishing salts. Are there analogues for these in the landscape?

Yes! Animal fat is a great oil substitute—it's great for cooking with. But for salt, you have to find your way to the ocean. You can then distill or render out the salt from the sea water.

After the zombie apocalypse, you're either running and there's no time for preparation, or you've settled down a bit and you can enjoy the fruits of primitive cooking skills, and find ingredients or make tools, some of which are just like what you have at home. You know, the mortar and pestle is just a rock and a rock.

There are so many different tools that mimic everything you might need without needing to carry it with you. If you do have the pleasure of chilling out, if the zombies are a few miles away.

Well, these are going to be the slow, shambling zombies. No runners.

Thank goodness! So then Dakota fire pits and steam pits are fantastic ways of cooking. Adobe-style ovens are also really easy to make from the landscape, and they cook wonderful breads. I baked pheasant with herbs in an adobe oven the other day. It was brilliant.

Survival Skills

In a real-life zombie situation, survival skills are a must. Today, most people fall into one of two categories: those who are over-confident in their abilities to survive without modern conveniences and those who don&apost care how unprepared they are because they have modern amenities. A hundred years ago, the majority of the population knew some basic skills. It could be sewing, cooking, hunting, making a fire, or how to find locations via landmarks. As technology began to fill the average person&aposs home, many of these skills were no longer seen as needed. They were no longer taught and have mainly gone by the wayside.

Basic survival skills are often seen as gimmicky hobbies. Why know how to hunt and prepare a carcass when it&aposs easier going to the store? Why know which local plants are edible when there&aposs a fast food place on every corner? What need is there to know several ways to purify water when you can get potable water anywhere you go? What is the point of knowing how to read a map when GPS is so much better and faster?

While there are large percentages of the population who know one or more of these skills, they are still in the minority. Those who live in cities don&apost tend to grow their food. They will be out of luck when the grocery stores are filled with rotting meat and produce. Many people camp, however, most tend to drive hundreds of pounds of gear to their camping location, stay a few days, then pack it all up again and head home. These people probably won&apost live outdoors long in any comfort without their sleeping pads, six-room tents, and coolers.

Overwhelmingly, the general population does not have the skill set to survive and thrive without modern conveniences. Adding to the stress of constant life-threatening situations, most people would struggle to learn survival skills and fail to thrive.

Learn to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse at This Booze-Fueled Summer Camp for Grown-Ups

On June 28 in Pittsboro, N.C., Wild Yonder launches the first summer session of its food-centric camp for grown-ups—or as its founders call it, “summer camp with cocktails.” Wild Yonder launched this spring, run by a trio of rising-star North Carolinians: event planner Heather Cook, architect Meredith Pittman, and a Food & Wine vet, writer and editor Kaitlyn Goalen.

Partly fueled by summer-camp nostalgia, the three women also seek to spotlight the thriving foodways of their state. For the upcoming one-day session, “Survival of the Wildest,” camp counselors include star North Carolina chef Ashley Christensen, who will lead a discussion about food and community while hosting the cocktail hour. Local musician and outdoorsman Stephen Mullaney will lead a course on how to survive a zombie apocalypse.

Here, Goalen talks about founding Wild Yonder, the camp experience and goals.

Heather, Meredith and I have been friends for a long time. In the summer of 2013, were reminiscing over beers and fried chicken at a bar, and this idea just came out. We were motivated to make it a reality by all that’s going on in the Triangle Region. There’s so much growth going on, so many young entrepreneurs starting so many exciting projects, but it’s not as nationally recognized as it deserves. A lot of the entrepreneurs are friends of ours. We saw the opportunity to create something that celebrates that, and how freaking gorgeous it is here.

We don’t consider this “glamping” in any way. You get dirty. It’s not superficial. But it’s meant to be fun and relaxing. We’re not trying to push people that far out of their comfort zone.

Music is also important to us. The Triangle area has some unbelievably talented people doing really cool stuff. We end every camp with a campfire, led by a local musician. In June it will be Phil Cook of Megafaun, who’s also Heather’s husband. In the future we may do an entirely music-themed camp.

I can’t wait for the zombie apocalypse class. Stephen is the type of guy who can survive in the woods for two weeks with a nail file and a book of matches. He’s going to show us things like what you should take first if you have to pillage someone’s house. (It’s nail polish, because you can use it to quickly start a fire.)

Two sources of huge inspiration for us were El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas, and Camp Wandawega in Wisconsin. The Camp Wandawega folks have been incredibly generous with their experiences.

Our ultimate goal is to have a permanent space in the woods. These day camps are pilot projects for us to figure out what works. We didn’t have any start-up funds to buy a big piece of land. So while we write the business plan and court investors, we decided to build the brand and get people excited about it. We’re looking at a bunch of sites, all within an hour’s drive of the Research Triangle. The idea is to have a variety of options, whether you want to camp out with your own gear or stay the night in a teepee or a bunkhouse, host a wedding or hold a corporate retreat. We’ll offer à la carte visits, and some weekends we’ll offer themed packages. We’re not hyper-local: In the future we plan to bring in folks from outside the state. One thing I can say for sure, if I can make a living running a summer camp for grown-ups that has cocktails, I’ll be the happiest person on the planet.

Clean drinking water in the Zombie Apocalypse

Last time we stopped in a house by a river in the woods We have enough food for a week, but what about water? There is enough in the river, but is it safe? It could be contaminated with the zombie virus or other bacteria or any other substance that might kill you. In this post i will teach you how to make clean drinking water.

First things first, ALWAYS assume the water from the river or any other source than the tap or a sealed bottle is UNSAFE. Therefore all water you drink should be purified. The only way to be sure the water is free of any pathogen is by boiling it.

However, by using an improvised charcoal filter you can remove sediments, potential harmful contaminants and improve the taste of the water. You might think: why charcoal? Charcoal is already being used in many household water filters. There are of course many other ways to create a filter, but this is by far the easiest and most effective filter you can make primitively.

A clean container as big as possible

In this first example we will use a bottle. First you start by grinding the charcoals as small as possible, You can do this using a rock or anything you can find. Then you make a small hole in the lid of bottle, around 3-4 mm in diameter. You will take the peace of cheesecloth and put in over the lid and then attach the lid to the bottle with the cheesecloth in between. Cut off the bottom of the bottle and start filling it up with charcoal until it is around 1/4 full. Then add a layer of sand also around 1/4 and lastly a layer of gravel to stop the sand from eroding. it should look something like the picture on the side.

This isn’t the fastest way, but it is safe. you can easily make multiple small ones of these and you are good to go. You can also make a big one if you a large barrel at your disposal. The only thing you need to add is a hose and make a water tight connection between the barrel and the hose, but the principle is the same.

Another way to make clean drinking water is by making some sort of distillery. The disadvantage is that it needs constant attention to keep the fire going it needs. You need a fireproof container in which you collect your dirty water. This you put on a fire so the water boils. Attached to the container is a water tight hose in which the steam produced by the boiling water will cool down until it condenses to clean water. This will then drip into a clean container of drinking water. This process takes longer than the filter system above, but it is certainly a safe one! The only thing you will be drinking is pure water.

I hope this will keep you surviving for a little bit longer! I hope you enjoyed this post and as always: Support me by liking me on Facebook, let me know what you think in the comments & happy surviving!

How to Make Fake Brains and Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

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Therefore, we watched Zombieland 33 times to make sure we understood Columbus’s 33 rules for survival when the zombies attack. Columbus comes up with these rules to keep himself and his companions safe while trekking across the country. Because they work, we’ve gathered them all here in one place for you.

We explored every nuance of the film and distilled it to this list, expanding on the rules with helpful suggestions. While you may want to watch the film, once, twice, or even three times – reading, memorizing, and living this list will keep you safe.

These rules offer practical guidelines.

In the apocalypse, nobody has time for uselessly vague rules like “follow your passion,” “lead with your heart,” or “put your best foot forward.” Consider this a crash-course in zombie survival – with training on conditioning, safety, and knowing who you can trust. We only offer practical advice, such as the proper way to execute a zombie, staying focused, and changing your underwear.

Post these rules on your bathroom mirror. Memorize them. Make sure you can execute them. Have your zombie go-bag packed. When the apocalypse hits, remember the rules. They may save your life.

Rule #1: Cardio

The faster you run, the further away you can be from a zombie.

Most zombies are slow, but there’s a whole lot of them to run from. Plus, you may find yourself needing to outsprint a faster zombie, or even the dreaded zombie dog! If you can’t be faster than the zombies, at least be faster than your friends. Log some miles and run some sprints. Your life depends on it!

Rule #2: The Double Tap

Never assume a zombie is dead.

Always make sure with a clean shot to the brain. But stay out of arm’s reach as you execute the double-tap. You don’t want a zombie’s hand on your ankle as you shoot. It may throw off your aim and mess up your pants leg.

Rule #3: Beware of Bathrooms

Zombies can be sneaky.

Always be cautious when entering the “facilities”. They like to sit on the basin with their feet on the bowl, waiting to grab you as you open the door or stand at the sink. Make sure the restroom is clear. Better yet, use a tree outside.

BONUS Rule: Remember To Have Fun

At some point, you look forward to a zombie-free life, or at least a break.

You need to remember how to have fun without twitching at every noise. Escape Room Z is the best way for you and your buddies to unwind after a long day of escaping zombies. It also gives you a low energy way to improve your anti-zombie skills. (We played Escape Room Z and had a blast! Check out my review)

Rule #4: Wear Your Seatbelt

There will already be enough to worry about, with the living dead running around.

Make sure you’re buckled-in secure, just in case. Getting ejected from a car will turn you into zombie fodder faster than you can say “brain dead.” And you don’t want the last thing you ever see to be the mouth of a zombie as he pulls you off the steering wheel and out the window. Buckle up! It saves lives.

Rule #5: No Attachments

Here today, zombie tomorrow.

That’s the way of the world in the apocalypse. So don’t get too attached to your travel buddies. You may be blowing their brains out in the end. No matter how many times you promise each other, in heartfelt tones over cans of pork ‘n beans, to blow each other’s brains out, you may hesitate a second too long when the time comes. You’re in this to survive, not make the next Lifetime movie.

Rule #6: Cast Iron Skillet

Sturdy and portable, this household item makes a great zombie deterrent.

One good swat to the head, then a double-tap. Best recipe around.

Rule #7: Travel Light

Only carry the necessities.

You never know when you’re going to have to pick up and go in a hurry. No framed pictures, no teddy bears, and no trophies from 10-year-old baseball. Sentimental feelings get you killed. If it does not keep you alive, ditch it.

Rule #8: Get a Kickass Partner

Always good to have an experienced zombie killer on your side.

Chuck Norris works best. Zombies see him and kill themselves. If you can’t find Chuck, find someone with a few notches on their belt (and gun, and water bottle, and backpack).

Rule #9: With Your Bare Hands

Always have some kind of weapon at the ready.

Do you really wanna touch these undead freaks with your bare skin? You would touch a zombie with a 10-foot pole, but not with your hands. The farther away they are when they splatter, the better.

Rule #10: Don’t Swing Low

Despite how some females feel about men, all brains are located in the head.

That’s where you wanna aim. Remember, zombies don’t feel pain. They’re either dead (a good zombie) or ‘alive’ (a bad zombie). Go for the kill shot.

Rule #11: Use Your Feet

Running, jumping, kicking away zombies.

Your feet are always something you should take full advantage of. See Rule #1. Your feet can save you, but only if properly trained. Also, see Rule #9. Running beats kicking a zombie any day.

Rule #12: Bounty Paper Towels

When it comes to the undead, you can never be too clean.

Always carry these for messes, big or small. They’re the quicker picker-upper. They handle blood, gore, and puke better than other leading brands.

Rule #13: Shake It Off

Whether it be bad thoughts, shock, or a zombie, you gotta shake it off.

Stay focused. Stay in the moment. Only worry about what is right in front of you, especially if it is a zombie. Anything else, shake it off, forget about it, and move on. Your survival depends on it, grasshopper.

Rule #14: Always Carry a Change of Underwear

You never know when you might need it.

See Rules #12 and #30 as well. Once you’ve escaped the zombies, you might prefer a more relaxing, fresh feeling.

Rule #15: Bowling Ball

While it may not kill a zombie, it can definitely incapacitate a number of them at a time to set up for the Double Tap.

Just watch out for the 7-10 split. If you focus too much on the leader of the pack, the ones on the outside may run you down, split you open, and leave you in the gutter.

Rule #16: Opportunity Knocks

And whenever it does, make sure you answer.

But only answer opportunity, not a zombie. Be sure you know what is on the other side of the door before you answer. If you see a zombie and have to answer, do so with a gun or black iron skillet.

Rule #17: (Don’t) Be a Hero

Unless it’s a matter of life and death, there’s no need to show off.

No high score exists in the zombie apocalypse. You will not find a leaderboard. There are no points. You win by staying alive. Showing off eventually leads to your gruesome death.

Rule #18: Limber Up

Nothing will slow you down like a pulled muscle.

And a pulled muscle will end with you pulled apart. Stretch constantly, like a cat. Zombies will not wait five minutes for you to complete a warm-up routine.

Rule #19: Break It Up

It’s always good to blow off a little steam.

If the zombie apocalypse has you all stressed out, just break something. Just make sure it’s not anything important. Break a stick, a clod of dirt, or the framed picture of your Aunt Linda that you should not have in your pack anyway (see Rule #7). Do not break weapons, water bottles, or your travel companion’s noggin.

(Looking for a less-destructive stress-release to pass the time? Try a thrilling zombie escape room adventure!)

Rule #20: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Unless it’s time to sprint… then sprint. And sprint for your life.

Hopefully, you performed your cardio workouts. If not, this could be the shortest (and last) sprint you ever run.

Rule #21: Avoid Strip Clubs

While a brainless environment may seem like the perfect hiding place, strip clubs distract you.

Without seeing what dangers surround you, you could easily fall prey to a zombie… plus… it’s way more ‘icky’ in there now that everyone’s dead…

Rule #22: When in Doubt, Know Your Way Out

Always have an escape route.

You never know when you might have to run. Never, never, hole up in an area you don’t know. Research your terrain. Before doing anything, make sure you find the nearest exit. Remember, the nearest exit may be behind your seat. Failing to know how to escape may prevent escape.

Rule #23: Ziploc

Those little bags are for more than sandwiches.

They help keep moisture out, so it’s always good to have them handy. Put your phone in one to keep it dry when you cross a creek. Put your snack bars in another. Your copy of How to Survive Zombies Without Looking Like One in another. Never your weapon. You need it available in case you get surprised.

Rule #24: Use Your Thumbs

Ours were made opposable for a reason.

They’re useful for grabbing things, like guns and black iron skillets.

Rule #25: Shoot First

You don’t have to ask zombies anything anyways.

What are you planning? Will you place the zombie under a bright light and play good cop/bad cop? Are you looking for the location of the hidden zombie plans for world domination? Will you ask the zombie to take you to its leader? Shoot! Then, shoot again!

Rule #26: A Little Sunscreen Never Hurt Anybody

Do you really wanna have to worry about sunburn, too?

Besides, the smell of sunburned flesh will summon zombies faster than flowers attract bees.

Rule #27: Incoming!

Always be on your toes.

You never know what could come out of nowhere. You need eyes in the back of your head. No headphones or loud music. No white noise. No binging zombie shows on Netflix. You need to be alert 24/7.

Rule #28: Double-knot Your Shoes

You don’t want to trip over unsecured laces while running from flesh hungry zombies, now do you?

Velcro laces work well too. You don’t want to see, in your last moment on earth, your untied shoestrings dangling while zombies bite your legs. Safety first!

Rule #29: The Buddy System

The more, the merrier. Never go it alone.

See Rule #27. At some point, you will need to sleep. One of you must always be on guard. If you try to go it alone, you could end up with a zombie alarm clock.

Rule #30: Pack Your Stain Stick

For those tough, ground in bloodstains.

Zombies can smell blood, so you don’t want it on your clothes. Also, you may not be a zombie, so you certainly don’t want to look and smell like one, right?

Rule #31: Check the Back Seat

As stated before, zombies can be sneaky.

Check before you enter the car, not after. They’re sneaky, not bright. A quick glance should tell you whether you can enter. A failure to glance and your head will be facing backward not long after you hit the gas.

Rule #32: Enjoy the Little Things

It’ll help you keep your sanity.

Just because the apocalypse struck, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy life. Take in the blood-red sunset. Stop and smell the flowers. Play games with your friends (like this epic zombie escape room game). However, if you see the red dripping off of the roses, run.

Rule #33: Swiss Army Knife

Multitools are always a good idea.

While you will not want to fight with it (see Rule #9), you can eat dinner with it, whittle stakes with it, and use it to build traps to warn you of incoming zombies. Best of all, it takes up almost no space (See Rule #7).

What other rules would you add to this impressive set regarding survival during the zombie apocalypse?


If you find yourself surrounded by zombies or if you're just visiting Japan for pleasure or business, here are some great reasons why a 7-Eleven store in Japan is a great place to survive.

DISCLAIMER: No, I was not paid by 7-Eleven to write this post. I just like Japanese 7-Eleven and this article will show how you can literally go through all your daily life events in a 7-Eleven store.



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If you fancy for some ramen or noodles, they have an entire isle full of instant ramen. These are not just your typical cup-o-noodle type ramen. Some are called "premium" that they have vegetables and meat that you just have to add hot water from the front counter. If you want ramen but not the instant type, the have the pre-cooked stuff too with all the fixins. Just nuke it and go. You're gonna need all that energy to run from these walkers eventually.

Of course no zombie apocalypse meal is complete without ice cream. If you're having a sweet tooth or it's too hot out during the summer, you can find cold deserts from ice cream, ice pops, slushies and parfaits. It just makes all the worries of a zombie apocalypse melt away.





Ready for a night cap? How about some wine with your dinner? Pre-gaming for a fun night out? Need to sanitize that zombie bite? They got you covered. 7-Eleven sells all sorts of alcohol depending on your alcohol binging requirement. They have beer, liquor, wine and even sake in a cute juice box. And let's not forget about CHU-HIs. Whatever your flavor is, they have it here. Please drink responsibly.

IN SUMMARY: There you go folks, my top 10 reasons why 7-Eleven can be your safe haven to lock yourself in during a zombie apocalypse or for grabbing something you need on your way out to explore Japan.

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