Episode 684: Making Due

Zombie Cliche Lookout: No Time to Worry Leadership is a difficult, often thankless task, and will likely be even more so during a zombie outbreak. People are going to be upset, or tired, or hungry, hurt, or afraid. They’re not going to want to keep moving. They’re not going to want to be productive. They’ll… Read more »

Episode 683: Modern Conveniences

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Side Effects When healthy people lose power in non-zombie outbreak conditions, it’s usually an inconvenience. They might lose things in their refrigerator and freezer, and have to call into work, but they’re able to get by without too much trouble. That’s not so true for people with health problems, many of whom… Read more »

Episode 682: Best Laid Plans

Zombie Cliche Lookout: (In)Comprehensive Planning Planning is great, but in a zombie survival situation you often won’t be afforded the luxury of following a plan, let alone time to conceive one of any merit. While loose planning for contingencies will still be beneficial, a good survivor is one who can quickly assess a situation and… Read more »

Episode 681: Will You Be Bringing a Guest?

Zombie Cliche Lookout: New Membership As we have discussed many times during the tenure of this comic, working with other people will be absolutely essential in a zombie survival situation. That being said, there are a lot of caveats to that piece of wisdom. First, every new person you add to your group increases the… Read more »

Episode 680: Why Do You Need All That?

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Favors The zombie apocalypse will have a profound effect on pretty much every aspect of our lives and society. Generally speaking, we focus of the more obvious and visceral things. We lose power. Food is increasingly hard to come by. Law enforcement and public order is completely destroyed. Oh, and all your… Read more »

Episode 679: Getting Lucky

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Luck and Survival People love making zombie apocalypse survival plans, and who can blame them? After all, it’s a ton of fun. But when we’re imagining things, we’re usually giving ourselves an abundance of resources that we will likely not have in reality (the reality with zombies in it… shut up). Odds… Read more »

Episode 678: Breathing Room

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Multitasking Managing people is an important part of any emergency situation, and the zombie apocalypse will be no different. That’s why police are always on hand at fires and car accidents: to keep interested and impatient citizens safe, and to prevent them from getting in the way of the people who are… Read more »

Episode 677: Short Term Shelter

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Nothing is Safe If there’s one truism about zombie fiction, it’s that nothing is ever truly safe. Indeed, the illusion of safety is one of the most dangerous things survivors have to face (along with the zombies, hostile living humans, lack of clean food and water, poor medical care… I could go… Read more »