Guide to surviving a Zombie Apocalypse

At this point, it certainly seems as if society will end with a zombie apocalypse.

The big question, of course, how will you survive it?

According to, it appears some folks will be better off than others when stuff hits the fan.

The company delved into the macabre reality of who in America will be left after the undead hordes have their way with us.

Turns out, most of the Heartland might survive a zombie apocalypse.

Zombie Apocalypse

Apparently, the most survivable area of the US is the Midwest thanks primarily to its widespread food production.

Cable TV pulled data on self-reliance through agriculture, weapon ownership, solar energy, and climate to find the best place to survive the apocalypse.

You’re lucky if you already live in a Zone 1 state. Illinois ranked No. 5 on the survivability list, Missouri came in at No. 12.

Areas you really should avoid are Nevada and most of New England.

Prepare Now

No matter where you live, you might want to prep your bug-out bag.

That’s the advice from the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency.

“This is serious business. Although we have never experienced a Zombie Apocalypse here in Franklin County, we have been affected by flooding, severe storms, tornadoes and other major emergencies”. The Director added that the risk of a zombie apocalypse may be minimal, but “you never know, and now is the time to prepare for the next major emergency.”


Start with an emergency kit.

It’ll cover you on a lot of bases: a zombie apocalypse, a tornado, flooding, or a pandemic.

Your bag should most definitely include:

  • Water (1 gallon per person per day)
  • Non-perishable food items you eat regularly
  • Medications, especially prescriptions
  • Tools and Supplies (utility knife, duct tape, battery powered radio, etc.)
  • Sanitation and Hygiene (household bleach, soap, towels, etc.)
  • Clothing and Bedding (a change of clothes for each family member and blankets)
  • Important documents (copies of your driver’s license, passport, and birth certificate to name a few)
  • First Aid supplies (although you’re a goner if a zombie bites you, you can use these supplies to treat basic cuts and lacerations.)

In the event of a zombie apocalypse, these items should get you through the first couple of days before you can find a refugee camp.

It will also by you some time if a natural disaster strikes.

CLICK HERE for a full list of items to include.

Once you’ve made an emergency kit, you’ll want to come up with some sort of plan that includes where you would go and who you would call if zombies started appearing outside your doorstep.

  1. Pick a meeting place for your family to regroup in the case zombies invade your home…or your town evacuates because of a chemical spill or other emergency. Pick one place right outside your home for sudden emergencies and one place outside of your neighborhood in case you are unable to return home right away.
  2. Identify your emergency contacts. Make a list of local contacts like the police, fire department, and your local zombie response team. Also identify an out-of-state contact that you can call during an emergency to let the rest of your family know you are ok.
  3. Plan your evacuation route. When zombies are hungry they won’t stop until they get food (i.e., brains), which means you need to get out of town fast! Plan where you would go and multiple routes you would take ahead of time so that the flesh eaters don’t have a chance! This is also helpful when natural disasters strike and you have to take shelter fast.

Even better: this same plan can be used if there is a flood, earthquake, or other emergencies.