The Walking Dead, Survival Rule Of The Week: Surprises suck

Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC /
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Ryan Hurst as Beta – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
Ryan Hurst as Beta – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC /

4) SURPRISE! …There’s no supplies.

Now, this is something of a misnomer, because, for a little while, at least, there will be supplies, if you’re diligent enough to find them, but what will come as something of a shock is that those supplies…are the last shipment of supplies you’re going to get.

You see, while, yes, things are shipped by air, and by sea, at the end of the day, most goods get to stores via trucks. Normally, this is fine, and has been working fine since probably 1914 or something, however, once the zombie outbreak hits, do you think any trucker with half a brain is going to go anywhere near a place that has zombies in it? Hell, no!

In fact, no smart trucker will go near a place suffering the affects of a zombie outbreak even before people know it is one! If truckers hear about a city or town going completely haywire with violence, they’ll avoid the place as best as they can, for fear of their own safety, and, once they hear that violence includes cannibalism, yeah, they won’t go within five hundred miles of it. As if that doesn’t make things complicated enough, if a place like New York (Be it the city or the state) were to come down with the zombie virus, it might be deemed so dangerous that all of New England might get cut off from much-needed supplies, as the truckers bringing those supplies decide that the journey is too perilous to risk trying it!

With this being a possibility, you need to realize just how many vital things this could cut you off from, the most important being food. To make sure you don’t wind up starving to death, you need to learn to provide yourself with as much of your own food as possible. The thing is, this isn’t that difficult. Plenty of stores carry packets of seeds for growing fruits and vegetables, farm supply stores sell chicks and ducklings that you can raise, and it doesn’t take a marine biologist to know how to fish. Yes, it does take a little time to learn how to properly care for certain fruits and vegetables, as well as raising chickens and ducks, and how to properly gut and clean fish, but, luckily, there’s nothing stopping you right now from learning how to do those things.

There are certain things, like clothes, that could pose a problem, but, if you can find crafts or fabric stores, you can learn to knit and sew, so you can make and repair your own clothes if necessary.

Now, obviously, you can’t just make everything you might need if supplies run out, but, it pays to learn what supplies, food, and goods are made/grown in your local area so that you have some idea of what you’ll potentially have at your disposal should the worst happen.

Ultimately, when it comes to supplies, and either getting, making, growing, or raising your own, knowledge is your best tool, and you need to expand it if and whenever possible. Luckily, you have time…for now.