50 States and DC ranked by Zombie Apocalypse survivability

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8. Idaho

Let’s talk potatoes. Anyone who thinks it’s cliche to talk about Idaho and potatoes must remember that Matt Damon’s character in The Martian survived on potatoes. Now, that might be a fictional scenario, but we’re talking about the fall of civilization after the dead rise from their graves. The only constant in these situations is that potatoes are a great staple food that will yield a huge crop with only a few plants. Seriously, potatoes are a huge deal.

The reason that growing potatoes is so important in Idaho is that the state is full of beautiful and scenic parks like Yellowstone, Sun Valley and all of the splendor that is Coeur d’Alene. These are all places with plentiful hunting and fishing during an apocalypse, so having potatoes to go with your meal is important. It’s also worth noting that these places are also part of the state’s protected wilderness, so that means there won’t be a lot of people around. Stores will be hard to reach, and by the time you get there it’s likely that looters will have pilfered most of the goods.

Potatoes, then, will save you in the apocalypse. Just make sure you get some ketchup for your apocalyptic tater tots.