My number one zombie survival rule is “Have a plan.” This is because trying to survive a zombie apocalypse by the seat of your pants is a tragically stupid idea.
If your response to seeing zombies appear is to run around like a chicken with its head cut off, you’re not going to last very long. To actually survive, you need to have some kind of plan in place for what you’re going to do, and where you’re going to go, and that is where having maps comes in handy.
Yeah, sure, you can just check your phone to figure out where you’re going, but…how long do you think that will last you in the apocalypse? If you’re thinking more than a couple of weeks, you’re going to be in for a rude awakening.
When society collapses, the electricity powering the servers the internet runs on will shutdown, meaning if that was your source for getting maps, you’ll be screwed.
Having physical maps of where you live and the places you’re likely to go is a great way to learn not only where to go, but also, how to get there! Think about it: Morgan used one to travel from Atlanta, Georgia all the way to Alexandria, Virginia!
Knowing where to go is half the work of getting there.