Only the paranoid survive. – Andrew S. Grove
You do not have to believe in zombies to be prepared to survive. You just have to be sufficiently paranoid to hone your survival skills. Whether a zombie apocalypse comes to pass or not, you really have nothing to lose by preparing yourself. The readiness and instinct to survive that you have honed may even prove handy in times of emergencies or natural disasters.
Keep an open mind and prepare for the worst
If you are not into zombie movies or books, now is a good time to start catching up. There are many good quality zombie movies you can watch not to mention the popular TV show the Walking Dead. Many of the best zombie-related films and TV shows can give you ideas or insights on what to expect if walkers start to exist in our world. Remember to keep an open mind as you get through the amount of materials you can learn from.
Stay in the know
The last thing you want when a zombie apocalypse occurs is to have no idea of what is already happening out there. Stay in the know by checking online news, social media sites, and tuning in to the radio.
Know where to get your supplies
Ideally, you should have a stash of supplies specifically for emergencies. Your supplies should include food, water, first-aid kit, flashlight, and all the essentials that will keep you fed, safe, and warm – if needed, for at least three days. You can take this level of preparedness up a notch or two by knowing where to get all the supplies you will need should walkers suddenly begin invading your area.
Stay in familiar territory
Your first instinct upon seeing zombies walking around in your area would probably be to get as far away as possible. You may even think that going anywhere is better than staying stuck with a horde of the undead around you. But you may want to resist the knee-jerk reaction to immediately flee without a solid information and plan. Unless you have somewhere really safer to go, you might as well stick around in familiar territory.
When it comes to finding supplies, don’t follow the crowd
Following the crowd in a zombie apocalypse scenario may not be the wisest thing to do sometimes. One of the times you may have to do that is when you are fleeing to safer ground and with people responsible for crowd control. But if you are foraging for food or looking for supplies, you may want to avoid places where people go. With fear and panic close to the surface, there is always a risk of violence especially when everyone tries to get their hands on a limited supply of food and other necessities.
Let’s face it. The idea of a zombie apocalypse happening soon can be quite scary.
But you know what’s scarier? It’s the idea of a zombie apocalypse unmasking people for who they really are.
You see, being in a zombie apocalypse is not like going to bachelorette parties hardcore, pretending in everything with those on board the venue. It’s more like going to alcoholic meetings hardcore, revealing everything with those on board the venue.
And that’s why 2016’s Korean box-office hit Busanhaeng (a.k.a. Train to Busan) captured the hearts of people…
Now, let’s take a closer look on what Busanhaeng teaches us:
The Real Meaning Of Family
Main character Seok Woo (portrayed by Gong Yoo from the highly acclaimed Korean drama, Guardian: The Great and Lonely God) was a divorcee, as well as a workaholic and father to Soo An. As divorce themes pretty much goes, Soo An is still having trouble coming to terms with her parents’ divorce – making her a bit aloof with Seok Woo. But thankfully, she was able to convince Seok Woo to go with her to Busan – for her birthday, in order to see her mother.
A zombie outbreak later ensued on the very train both were in. But thankfully again, we finally got to understand Seok Woo for who he really is: a caring and protective father to Soo An. This was further cemented by the movie’s ending scene, where Seok Woo gave up his life to prevent Soo An from getting bitten by a zombie – the one responsible for every conflict between the survivors.
BONUS: There are still good people in this world.
Daddy-to-be Sang Hwa was initially a little bit of a villain, hurting the first impressions between him and Seok Woo in the first part of the movie. But as the story progresses, we got to see how much of a good-hearted individual he really is when he helped both Seok Woo and Soo An escape from the zombies at the train station, despite having a pregnant wife to look out for and despite having a bad impression on Seok Woo – going as far as collaborating with the latter after being separated with the others in the second part of the movie.
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