Are You Prepared To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse? Experts Discuss Survival Tips

When the zombie apocalypse comes, will you be prepared enough to survive the hordes of walking dead?

The good people over at the Zombie Research Society put together a number of survival tips to help guide survivors through the end of the world.

Remember, zombies are more likely to eat the unprepared.

Stay calm

When survivors of the zombie apocalypse are forced to live on the road or huddle together in unsecure compounds it will become increasingly important to care for your mental health.

Survivors who lose their heads in the heat of the moment are unlikely to survive for long during the zombie apocalypse.

Zombie survival guide
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 17: A zombie character poses at the booth for the television series 'The Walking Dead' during Comic-Con International 2013 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 17, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Choose a good major

For the university minded academic student choosing the best major during a zombie apocalypse could mean the difference between life and death. As a college student your chosen major will be important in helping you survive the apocalypse and get a good job when the smoke clears.

Agricultural and Animal Science majors will have a better chance of creating a safe and secure area to live in, according to the people at Remember the safest place is away from the cities.

Biological scientists, meanwhile, will be important in discovering a cure for the zombie pandemic while a degree in military strategy will help you lead the an army of survivors in reestablish society.

Gear Up

A few essential items are needed if you’re going to survive the zombie apocalypse so head to store and stock up now.

A water filtration bottle will allow survivors to top off their drinking water supplies from local lakes and streams without the fear of contamination from bacteria and diseases.

Experts recommend zombie survival tips
BERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 27: Zombie enthusiasts practice being scary before setting out on a 'Zombie Walk' in the city center on October 27, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

If you can, get a Satcom device as it will help survivors keep in contact with each other and there’s safety in numbers. A portable solar generator can help keep those electronic devices powered and won’t attract zombies or other survivors.

Don’t forget to arm yourself with the latest in zombie repelling weapons. A gun is invaluable, but even a bat or knife can help keep you alive.

Zombie proof your home

Remember the best place to survive the zombie apocalypse is away from the cities, but even the most remote outpost will eventually encounter the walking dead. A metal door represents a much stronger barricade than a wooden one and a strong lock will help keep it closed.

Consider adding strong iron bars and replacing your windows with stronger tempered glass; a thick blackout curtain will help keep your position a secret and ensure your continued survival.

Remember to keep a large stockpile of food and drinking water on hand as venturing outside to go shopping during the zombie apocalypse is hazardous to your health.

The best tip is to be prepared and plan ahead.

[Photo by Marco Secchi/Ethan Miller/Sean Gallup/Getty Images]