The Walking Dead – Outpost 22
Against the Walking Dead or the living, for that matter, there’s strength in numbers.
I said I’d get to why splitting up was a bad idea, didn’t I?
Let me just go right out and say it: Things are better in a zombie apocalypse when you have backup. Zombies are going to outnumber you a million to one, and all it takes is two for you to get into trouble if you’re alone. While you’re busy trying to fight one, a second can come up behind you, forcing you to divert attention from the first. It doesn’t take long to see how this can go south on you. This is why you should be part of a group.
As for hostiles, unlike zombies, they’ll be smart enough to sneak around and try to ambush you; This becomes a lot tougher if there’s someone else watching your blindside.
Of course, I always talk about these advantages, but if I repeat myself on this topic, it’s only because it is such a key advantage to have in the apocalypse.
This brings me back to the whole “splitting up” idea Rosita had. I will always contend that a true survivor should be capable of going it alone in case they have to, but if you’re choosing to take that route, you are intentionally leaving yourself unnecessarily vulnerable to the dead and playing into their greatest strength. That’s like choosing to cut off your arm when you don’t need to just before a boxing match!
We will always be outnumbered by the things out to get us in a zombie apocalypse, but the more of us there are together, the more capable we are of fighting back and surviving. When faced with such huge numbers of enemies, the more we can close the gap in those numbers, the better off we are.