The Walking Dead, Survival Rule Of The Week: Surviving The City

The Walking Dead _ Season 1, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: AMC
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
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How to get out of your zombie-infested city.

Most people know how to get in or out of their cities via highways (Including bridges and tunnels) or trains. The problem with this is that these routes will, at best, be extremely dangerous and completely impassible at worst. I can already imagine what sort of chaos the Zakim Bridge would be, or trying to cross the Charles River. The T? The less we think about that, the better.

So, where do you go? I’d take my chances by trying to go south, clinging to the marshes overlooked by I-93 and trying to follow underneath the highway as best as I could until I got home, but that’s just me.

As for everyone else, the best advice I can give is to, at least, learn your area and how to navigate it both by car and on foot. I especially say “on foot” because I legitimately expect that you may not be able to get out of most cities in a car, and, once you lose that, your only other option is on foot (On a side note: I might be a good idea to train yourself to be able to walk or maybe even run several miles, just in case your trek is longer or more harrowing than you anticipate).

Now the reason I say “learn” is because, if you constantly rely on GPS or your phone to give you directions, it can become a serious problem if you lose access to those, which I’m betting you would in the outbreak, as either you have to abandon your car, or the internet goes down.

If you know how to navigate the city by memory, you don’t have to worry about it going down or being left behind at some traffic jam two miles back. The more you can do on your own, the more likely you can survive.