10 Important Facts That People Seem To Ignore in Zombie Apocalypses

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If a zombie apocalypse was upon us, how would you fare? Many have the uttermost confidence in their survival, while others do not. In an online forum, many discuss numerous things people need to consider. And many are hard truths or valuable knowledge that would be beneficial not to ignore should the world becomes overrun with zombies.

1. The Need For Medicine

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I may not have seen as many zombie films and shows as some. But I’ve not often seen people with specific medicinal needs in the ones I have. Beyond pain relievers, insulin, and antibiotics, many rely on other meds to function daily.

One person notes, “If you’re dependent on meds to keep you going, you’ll probably be the first to go.” Without access to or no one to produce my daily thyroid pills, I would be at a significant health risk and could even slip into a coma.

2. Dangers of Small Things

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It’s easy to be fearful of zombies solely when imagining an apocalypse. But another thing many ignore or don’t think about is that it’s much more likely that something innocuous would lead to your demise. Someone brings up the idea of a rusty nail without an up-to-date tetanus shot or having an allergic reaction without access to an Epi-pen or hospital.

3. Islands

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There may be more practical solutions for survival, but getting to an island during a zombie apocalypse is a concept that is never brought up. And it isn’t easy to understand why, given how much it could keep you safe.

An astute reader asks, “Do you think zombies have the brain power, let alone energy, strength, and knowledge of how to swim or operate a boat?” The answer to this is a resounding “No!” Of course, if zombies are real, you can’t rule out the existence of cursed pirate skeleton crews akin to Pirates of the Caribbean walking out of the ocean. Aye, best be not forgetting that. Savvy?

Also, how would you get fresh water? Think about that for a second.

4. The Four Essentials

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Some may think the number one priority to survive a zombie outbreak would be weapons to fight. But if conditions are horrible, there are four essentials not remembered enough. One bright individual claims these are “Water, shelter, heat, food. In that order. ”

Water is essential for survival, and we take the ability to source and filter it for granted. They also point out how imperative shelter is to protect us from nature and animals and that heat is needed for warmth and preparing food.

5. Protective Clothes

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One of the essential survival techniques seems obvious. But it is something rarely seen or heard in zombie movies or discussions. As a forum member suggests, what you wear can prove crucial: “Motorcycle riding clothes are the best clothes to wear. [There is] no way you can bite through all that armor and leather.” Even if it’s warm out, it would be worth it.

6. Tree Houses

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Much like the strategy of getting to an island, there may be more practical options than living or sleeping in tree houses. But it’s an incredibly clever idea.

Zombies are not strong or intelligent enough to climb trees. So long as the entrance is not accessible to them, you will be safe up in the trees. And it would make the situation more bearable to be surrounded by nature’s beauty. Just imagine you’re living in the Swiss Family Robinson tree house.

7. Zombie Facts

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Why don’t people or media ever discuss what being a zombie entails? Yes, they are fictional. But there is a consensus about what they are like. They are dead, which means “their muscles cannot regenerate,” so they would tear and “would eventually just fall apart.”

Another asserts how both weather conditions are damaging to zombies. “If it’s hot, they will be gone in a few days or simply be walking skeletons with little connective tissue to keep them together, making them really easy targets. If it’s winter, they will freeze solid, and it’s easy to dispose of them.”

8. Non-Believers

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The world is rife with differing opinions and beliefs. Even with historical examples, we don’t consider how that would affect a zombie situation. Many remarks how much of a problem some would be, specifically those who would deny or not believe in the outbreak and “get bit on purpose” just to prove a point.

There would also likely be severely misguided do-gooders trying to protect the rights of zombies. I perish the thought, but all these scenarios are plausible.

9. Vision and Dental Care

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Much like various medicines, we take access to vision and dental care for granted. But these are things people rarely acknowledge in their zombie apocalypse scenario discussions. And do we ever see characters needing glasses, contacts, or dentistry in these movies or shows?

As one contributor laments, “Got glasses? Better hope your vision stays the exact same and you never break them.” As a glasses wearer, this would be a great source of anxiety.

10. You’ll Probably Be a Zombie

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The last thing that most ignore about a possible apocalypse is that most of the population will be a zombie in a situation such as this. You won’t have to worry because, by definition, you’ll likely be infected right away. At least the stress of survival mode will be gone.

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10 Safest Places To Hide in Canada if There’s Ever a Zombie Apocalypse

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The most important piece of advice I hear whenever I enter discussions about a potential zombie apocalypse is that you should find a location as remote as possible. Recently, someone asked a Canadian online forum, “What’s the safest place in Canada if there’s a zombie apocalypse?” Well, Canadians came to the thread with their responses ready!

10 Safest Places To Hide in Canada if There’s Ever a Zombie Apocalypse

12 Most Unusual Items These Prepper’s Carry In Their Bug-Out Bags

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Economic collapse. Electric grid attack. Nuclear attack. Invasion by foreign forces. Invasion by domestic forces. Invasion by aliens. Natural disaster. Do I need to go on? Here are 12 unusual items preppers swear by in their bug-out bags!

12 Most Unusual Items These Prepper’s Carry In Their Bug-Out Bags

25 Songs Voted Would Save the Planet if Aliens Demanded Only Our Best

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What song would be our salvation if aliens came down to Earth from another planet? That is the question that many are pondering on a popular forum. There are several to consider, and music taste is subjective. But here are some songs that could captivate visitors from another planet.

25 Songs Voted Would Save the Planet if Aliens Demanded Only Our Best

If Aliens Invaded Earth: 10 Cinematic Aliens People Pray They’d Never Be

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If aliens ever decided to invade Earth, it’s safe to say that people would be more than a little concerned. Hollywood has long been fascinated with the idea of extraterrestrial life and has created many alien creatures ranging from the friendly to the downright scary. According to a film forum, these are the 10 most feared cinematic alien species.

If Aliens Invaded Earth: 10 Cinematic Aliens People Pray They’d Never Be

10 of the World’s Most Dangerous Cities: Where Crime Rates Are Off the Charts

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There are many ways to measure the danger of any given city—robberies, physical assaults, and even the number of fatal work accidents. However, there is one universally-accepted metric for gauging danger: the homicide rate. Based on the most recent statistics, Mexico, Brazil, and South Africa have a disproportionate number of high-violence cities. We’ll limit this list to one city per country to avoid piling on.

10 of the World’s Most Dangerous Cities: Where Crime Rates Are Off the Charts

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Marianne Paluso

Marianne Paluso is a freelance writer and artist and holds a Masters Degree in English and Children’s Literature. Inspired by her favorite films, television, theme parks and all things pop culture, she especially loves Disney, classic films, fairy tales, period dramas, musicals, adventures, mysteries, and a good rom-com. She joined Wealth of Geeks in 2021, and has also contributed to The Nerd Machine, Catholic News Agency. She writes on her own website TheGirlyNerd.com, creates art that is sold on Redbubble and Etsy, and also partakes in the occasional Disneybound, cosplay, and YouTube video.

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