Zombie Cliche Lookout: Risks V. Reward
In a zombie survival situation, you’re not likely to run into a completely safe option. No matter what you do, you’re going to need to evaluate the potential rewards, weigh the risks, and look for ways to mitigate the latter. Do a poor job of this, and you’re zombie food. Do well, and you get to keep doing it a little longer.
The problem, of course, is that the longer the timeline, the higher the chance of making a mistake. People can’t run at 100% for very long, and have to depend on help from others and a little bit of luck to get them by. When both of these things are in short supply, a person will likely feel the clock ticking against them.
About this Episode:
Barb’s huge combat shotgun is likely not the best weapon to take with her while she scouts around finding out what the zombies are up to, and potentially the best course of egress from the house. I’ll have to have her swap it out for something a little smaller and a hell of a lot quieter. That’s okay though, because I’m kind of sick of her walking around with that giant thing.
Discussion Question: A Top Ten List
Another fun one from BrickVoid: What are the top ten things you’d be least likely want to get from the food section of the supermarket in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, and why? Example: Curried ingredients would definitely be high on the list of ingredients not to get, for myself, because I’m going to be the person in some group that doesn’t like that kind of food, because my intestinal tract has issues dealing with that kind of food.
What kind of food do you want to avoid or leave behind for others with a stronger stomach?
I’ll play along (in no particular order):
1. A first aid kit
2. A box of strike-anywhere matches
3. Zip-loc bags for quick waterproofing
4. Water purification tablets (if available)
5. Multi-vitamins (I don’t want scurvy)
6. Beef jerky
7. Cliff bars or other protein bars
8. Freeze dried soup mixes
9. Small aluminum pots (2)
10. Trail mix