The undead apocalypse has begun. Thousands of undead corpses are chasing people on the streets, eating their flesh, and turning them into new brain-eating creatures. Humanity is on the brink of extinction. But luckily for you, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 safest places for you to hide, so you can wait for all this to blow over.
The undead are decaying human corpses. And they’re driven by their insatiable hunger for human flesh and brains, as pop culture has taught us.
They most likely turned this way by getting infected with a strange disease. And if they bite you, you’ll get infected and turn into one of them.
Fortunately, since their bodies are rotting away, they’re not that strong or smart. But they are very aggressive. They’ll do anything to eat out your juicy, tasty brain. Yummy. So, you’ll need to find a shelter to protect your thinking device.
Why could escaping by boat be a bad idea? Where is the safest place in the U.S.? And how long can humanity resist?
Number 5: Rural Areas
The first thing to do is to get out of the city. Like any other infectious disease, undeads will spread more quickly in big and crowded cities.
A study conducted by Cornell University found that big cities like New York City would succumb to the undeads in only one day, while it would take the undead months to reach rural areas. So, start packing your camping equipment. One key tool you should bring is a portable water filter. You’ll always need fresh water, and bottled water will be hard to come by when society has broken down. A portable water filter removes bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens from any natural water resource you stumble upon.
Number 4: A Boat
Water can be a great defense against these biting corpses. Remember, their bodies are decaying, and they don’t seem to keep their former human abilities. So it’s unlikely that the undead could swim, especially through swirling water.
If you do manage to get on a boat, make sure you load it up with tools and equipment. The fewer trips you have to take back to shore, the better. One essential tool you’ll want on board with you is a set of solar panels. With your own power source, you can cook, boil water, use lights, and so much more. But before you set sail, make sure everyone with you is healthy.
An undead outbreak on the sea would become an absolute nightmare. In 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began, many cruise ships were stranded at sea because they had infected passengers on board, and no ports allowed them to disembark.
Some crew members spent up to six months in the ships, and with a surge of brain-eaters on board, it’d be a terrible trip.
Number 3: A Deserted Island
If you manage to get on a boat and everybody is healthy, you’re safe, but not for very long. You’ll run out of food and drinking water at some point, so head toward a deserted island. Then you might be able to grow food and find drinking water.
It shouldn’t be that hard. There are millions of islands in the world, and only 11,000 of them are inhabited. Make sure you have a good set of binoculars in your toolkit. These will help give you an idea if an island is already inhabited without docking there.
Number 2: An Abandoned Prison
A prison can provide you with advanced security systems and defensive equipment, maybe even some food, and soil to start a vegetable garden, but you’ll need to find one that’s been abandoned.
Remember, the more crowded a place is, the greater the chance that you’ll get infected. With thousands of undeads attacking everyone, it should be possible to find an abandoned prison.
Lock yourself and your companions inside, and equip yourselves with defensive weapons and tools. You might need them. An excellent tool to have here would be a shovel. It’s a quiet, effective weapon that doesn’t attract the same attention as the loud bang of a gun. And when you’re not using it to battle the undead, you can use it to start digging that new vegetable garden.
Number 1: The Rocky Mountains
The Cornell University researchers found that the best place in the U.S. to hide from an undead apocalypse would be in Glacier National Park in the northern Rocky Mountains of Montana. It would take the brain-eaters months to arrive there.
And when they do, you can find places to hide, and outsmart them. Also, there are historic chalets where you could stay and establish your new home. You could even start an orchard, make traps, and hunt for food.
But make sure you pack an extensive first aid kit. You still have to deal with the natural hazards of the mountains, after all. And you’re a long way from the nearest town for a supply run.
According to a study conducted by University of Leicester students, it would take only 100 days for the undead to wipe out humanity. But there would still be a few other survivors out there.
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