Zombie Cliche Lookout: Transportation
In an apocalyptic zombie scenario, people will quickly begin to miss many of the conveniences that we enjoy today. I want to draw a distinction here between items that are necessary for peoples’ survival, such as the medicine we hit on previously, and the little things that we’ve been spoiled on over our comfortable lives. I think we’d be surprised about all the little things we take for granted. A microwave to quickly heat up a meal, access to instant communication via telephone and internet, air conditioning to keep us cool on uncomfortable days. Most of us live in the absolute lap of luxury, especially compared to what the average person enjoyed even a couple hundred years ago.
Now some of these luxuries could pull double duty as essential survival gear in the right circumstances. Reliable transportation, for instance, helps us cross large distances quickly and conveniently. It could also, for instance, keep people safe from any zombies between point A and B.
About this Episode:
Cheryl jokes again to lighten the mood here, but the all know the score. Without a vehicle, getting to Tara’s and then out to Murphy’s cabin would be incredibly time consuming and dangerous. The trip would likely take a whole day if they were able to walk beginning to end, but odds are they would need to stop to rest and avoid wandering zombies.
Discussion Question: Enjoying the Little Things
Keeping on theme for our discussion question, what’s one very inessential thing that you would really miss if you had to give it up? To be clear here, I don’t mean anything that has potential survival uses, just comfort, convenience, and entertainment items. Your GPS wouldn’t count since it has loads of potential survival uses, but your deck of Magic cards certainly would.