25 best cities for surviving a zombie apocalypse

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Grand Rapids, MI

The food supply is going to indeed be one of the more prominent deciding factors when it comes to how long people will be able to endure during an apocalypse filled with hordes of the undead. Grand Rapids, Michigan happens to be the number one ranked location excelling in this field over 52 other cities with more than 1 million occupants.

When watching The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, and Fear The Walking Dead, it’s apparent that zombies aren’t the only things to worry about during an outbreak. Food is a big priority because if there isn’t enough, people will start to do crazy things when they get hungry, including developing a hunger for flesh that rivals the living dead. Also, fatigue from hunger impairs motor skills, response time, and decision making, so it’s good to keep up everyone’s energy up by keeping their bellies full.

The reason Grand Rapids is an ideal place to secure a robust food supply is due to the fact its home to some of the nation’s largest food manufacturing companies that make products for General Mills, Quaker Oats, Frito Lay, and several others. The Michigan city has a substantial amount of food warehouses, and there is plenty of game to be hunted as well as numerous spots to fish.

There is no denying that despite its low scores in other areas, Grand Rapids is the place to be for those looking not to go hungry while attempting to survive situations that look similar to what happened in movies such as 28 Days Later or World War Z.