Zombie Apocalypse

Like most people, I enjoy zombie movies, zombie games, and, well, the horror genre in general. Even the bad ones. But zombie films are my favorite. And like most people who like zombie movies, I’ve given a lot of thought about what to do in the event of a zombie apocalypse.

Lots of people will, of course, snicker at the absurdity of such an idea. But the way I look at it, if you’re prepared for zombies, you’re prepared for just about anything. Given the way the economy and stuff is going now, being prepared for anything is probably a good idea..

So, yea, if you ask a dozen random people what they would do when faced with an army of the shambling undead, at least two or three of them will tell you the gun store will be their first stop. Either for looting or for shopping. The problem here, for the uninitiated, is threefold.

  1. Gun shops usually have *drumroll* guns. Which means they will be able to shoot any unarmed people who try to loot the place. Especially in free States or countries where the employees can open carry a pistol.
  2. Even if you intend to buy, rather than loot, chances are the employees will have already either departed with all the goodies, or they will have fortified the shop.
  3. All the other people who thought it was a good idea to do some last minute shopping will either beat you there or arrive at around the same time. At best, this just means the store will have sold out already. At worst, you will have to compete with a panicked group of the living and the undead.

Unless you’re the absolute first person to know of the zombies (or any other catastrophe), someone at the gun shop will almost certainly be the second to find out after the first person goes there to stock up. Thus placing all three of the above points into play. This, in turn, brings us to my first rule of surviving a zombie apocalypse:

Have guns and ammo on hand before a zombie apocalypse.

Just thought I’d share that..