Fear The Walking Dead, Survival Rule Of The Week: Know What You’re Getting Into

Lennie James as Morgan Jones - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 15 - Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC
Lennie James as Morgan Jones - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 15 - Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC /
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Maggie Grace as Althea – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 9 – Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC
Maggie Grace as Althea – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 9 – Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC /

2) Once You Know What’s Coming, You Gotta Prepare For it.

Once you have a reasonably good idea of what the zombie apocalypse will be like, you can start trying to prepare yourself for it.

I can’t cover everything (I’ve got a book for that…), but I can give you a quick general idea of what you might need (In no particular order):

If you plan to stay at your home or some predetermined safe place, you’ll need means of fortifying it against attacks, so you’ll need lumber, fence posts, chain link fencing, wire, electrical wire, nails, screws, bolts, and fishing line. Then you’re going to need tools to help you do the work, like hammers, wire cutters, bolt cutters, saws, corkscrews, pliers, a utility knife, axes, hatchets, drills/automatic screwdrivers, shovels/spades, post-hole diggers, screwdrivers, ratchets, wrenches, files, awls, electrical tape, a nail gun, a fire extinguisher, knives, and car batteries. This might seem like a lot, but if you’re trying to make your home difficult for zombies or hostiles to break into, setting up fences (Perhaps electrified ones), ditches, spikes, walls, etc., will probably be in order. You’re going to need this stuff to do it, plus, any extras you got, you can put towards repairing other things…it’s not you’re going to be able to call a handyman anymore. I have multiples of a lot of things here because you’d probably need them sooner or later and may not get a chance to get more.

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Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia Clark – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 14 – Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC /

Since you’ll probably have to travel, get maps (Physical maps, your phone probably won’t last), compasses, good sneakers and boots, clothes for summer and winter, spare tires for your car, spare batteries, fluids (Anti-freeze, motor oil, transmission fluid, gasoline, etc.), a tire iron, a compact jack, an emergency windshield breaker, spare oil and air filters, a machete, binoculars, books on what plants are edible and what animals are poisonous, matches and lighters, and a flashlight. You’ll need to know where you’re going, how to get there, and what to watch out for while you’re out there, and, if you’re driving, since there won’t be any mechanics to stop off at, you’ll need the means to fix what problems you can with your car, because it’s your best means of putting distance between you and the dead, and, if you lose it, it may be a long time before you get another.

And, you might have noticed some of the tools I’ve mentioned — Hatchets, axes, hammers, knives, tire irons, nail guns, machetes, awls, screwdrivers — yeah, all of those can also work as weapons to kill zombies with. The fact I suggested all of those tools is not a coincidence; I did so because they also doubled as good weapons. On top of those, if you can get a bow, crossbow, or some guns (And make sure you know how to use and maintain them), that would be nice to have, too. The more means you have of killing zombies, the better off you’ll be.

Lastly, you’re going to need food. Stock up on food that can last you a long time: Dried pasta, dehydrated foods, canned food, jerky, pickles, and foods like that. You’ll obviously also need lots of water, so stock up on as much as you can and collect as much from the tap (If it’s drinkable or you have a filter) as you can before it runs dry. It would be smart to look up and write down what you need to do to grow vegetables and raise chickens, ducks, turkeys, and rabbits, too, so that, if possible, you can eventually grow/raise your own food.

There’s plenty of other stuff, but, those are the basic things you’ll need to survive, all of them are things you can buy (Albeit not necessarily cheaply, but you can buy them), and all of them are things you can buy right now. So, now that you know what you’ll need, you got no excuses.