Zombie Cliché Lookout: Uh oh…
When you’re barely getting by day to day in the zombie apocalypse, hearing a gunshot in the distance is generally a bad sign. While it could sometimes be an auditory signal, or evidence of people hunting for food, hearing a gunshot almost always means that someone has come into contact with zombies, and had to dispatch one. Not only did someone off a zombie, they couldn’t even do it quietly, which means that they were probably in a tight spot. And if you heard the gunshot, that means you’re fairly close, which in turn means that you’ve got a potential zombie problem on your hands. Good luck.
To further complicate things, let’s say that you’re waiting for someone, who should be back shortly. Hearing that gunshot means that the person your waiting for is probably in trouble. Better still, it’s a damn good bet that (s)he’ll be bringing that trouble with him. You might want to get right to fight, run, or both.
Discussion Question: Grab and Go
The zombie apocalypse is here. Your town is being evacuated by the military and police, but you have no idea where you’re going. You have about ten minutes to get your stuff and go before you’re dragged out of the house. Assuming you can carry a backpack and little else, what do you take?
Bear in mind, there’s a very good chance you might not ever get to return. Any items of particular sentimental value could be lost forever. By the same token, you’ve only got so much space and time, and survival essentials might be more important.
This begs the further question: do you have anything prepped and ready to go in case of emergency, zombie or otherwise. Zombie Squad recommends a bug out bag with food, water, first aid, and tools to survive up to three days. Might be a good place to start.
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