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The most improbable of all the doomsday concerns has to be the outbreak of some sort of “virus” that turns people into flesh-eating, zombie-like creatures. These terrifying creatures have seen a resurgence in their popularity. With shows like the walking dead its easy to understand why.
In the prepping world, zombies represent something very different. They are a horde, they are a mass of unprepared and desperate people who trod the fallen world like the walking dead. They did not prepare and while they are not looking for human flesh, they likely want everything else you have.
Preparing for these hordes is such an important part of what we do as preppers and survivalists. In most cases, we look to escape them. The bug out is how we handle that. Nothing can replace a well-oiled bug out plan. It’s just not possible.
The popular zombie series has inspired some prepping tactics that you might like. You see, its all hypothetical until it goes down.
Understanding how to avoid these hordes and how to build back a community is such an important part of disaster recovery. Remember, it doesn’t end with surviving. We all have a responsibility to build back what was lost.
Of course, the question is: Where to start?
While prepping for the horde of zombies or the unprepared is a big deal, without recovery survival is impossible. Whether it’s gathering a collection of survivors, finding a great new place to rebuild or even just managing food and water, it may all come down to you.
Pooling skills to meet the demands of a single type of disaster is dangerous. Instead, consider setting a baseline of preparedness. This should give you all sorts of things to consider but stick with the basics and they won’t let you down.