The Walking Dead, Survival Rule Of The Week: What to avoid

The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 4 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 4 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /
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Cooper Andrews as Jerry - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 11 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Cooper Andrews as Jerry – The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 11 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /

5) Panicking mobs

In the first “Men In Black” movie, Tom Lee Jones’ Agent K famously said: “A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals.” Frankly, I don’t think that statement is wrong.

In large crowds, people have a tendency to act…differently than they do individually or in small groups, and, usually, that difference isn’t good.

During a zombie apocalypse, especially as people in cities discover that walking corpses are going around eating people, it’s likely that panic ensues. People will start running around erratically, trying desperately to get away from a situation they can’t wrap their heads around.

This can lead to disaster. In their panic, people won’t care about the people around them, this will result in people getting trampled, maybe even killed in the process. Worse still, in large crowds, you may not know where zombies might be around you. They could be at the periphery of the crowd, or deep in the middle of it. If someone were to turn while in the midst of a big crowd in a building…that’d be a catastrophe.

How to avoid it?

While in a city, a town, whatever, you need to stay away from places where large crowds gather: Arenas, stadiums, train terminals, subway stations, airports, clubs, movie theaters, anywhere where large crowds gather. Most of these places should be fairly obvious, and, therefore, fairly easy to avoid.

If you are unfortunate enough to be in one of these places when things go sideways, the best thing you can do is stay away from the crowd. If that means hiding in a broom closet for half an hour, do it. So long as you don’t draw the attention of zombies, staying away from the crowd might just be your best bet for survival.

Survival in a zombie apocalypse can depend on a lot of different things, but, the smartest thing you can do is avoid problems before you even encounter them. As the old saying goes: “An ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure.”

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And that, sort of, our Survival Rule Of The Week. Hopefully, you’ve gained a little insight into all the various things you’ll need to avoid in a zombie apocalypse and how to avoid them. If you like this and want to find out more tips to survive the zombie apocalypse, why not pick up a copy of my book, The Rules: A Guide To Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse! You can also get it at Amazon here, on iTunes here!