Sure, we’ve seen some really impressive inventions to prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse, chainmail gloves to prevent hand bites, retrofitted sedans with all the bells and whistles to fend off the horde and even bicycles tricked out with chainsaws. But whether you are a hardcore prepper or the average citizen, sooner or later you’ll need to seek out a hideout. Here is a top five list of possible hideouts to keep your limbs attached and to keep you from joining the legion of undead.
Ah, a supermarket. Plenty of food and water, four walls to keep out the baddies and lots of space. Seems like the absolute best place to hideout from zombies, right?
Not so much. You are not the only genius with this idea. Others will gather to this spot, if they haven’t already. Remember Y2K? Before anything happened, gas stations and supermarkets were inundated with doomsday preppers gathering supplies. A supermarket should only be a last resort, as even days and weeks after the zombie apocalypse has begun, people will still be going to the market to see if there are any leftover survival supplies and food. This place will attract regular Joes and raiders alike. And human activity will attract zombies. That’s why a supermarket is number five on the list, because of the dangers involved with this hideout.
I give this hideout idea one star on the survival meter- if you have to go to a supermarket—make it a quick trip.
A cave can be a decent place to hideout for a while. If it’s up high on a hill or mountain, it can be a deterrent for outsiders. While providing shelter from the elements and giving an element of safety, a cave can provide a level of defense from zombies and outsiders. You would likely only have to defend from one side which will prove to be advantageous. The drawbacks to a cave are—well, it’s a cave. In addition to the creepy-crawlies already dwelling there, there is no plumbing and you’d have to protect yourself from wildlife that may want to invite themselves to your cave. If picking a cave, try to keep the length of your stay to a minimum, if possible, only because of the energy needed for cave survival.
I give this hideout idea two stars on the survival meter, because while it is better than nothing, cave living is still a little too much work. You can probably do better.
Hiding out in a cabin can be a really great option. It can offer most of the comforts of home, warmth, comfort, supplies—like pots and pans, maybe even electricity, and let’s not forget—a water source. The fact that it is out in the sticks, actually adds to the benefit of a cabin. With a little perimeter defense, you can dig in here and hideout for quite some time.
I give this hideout idea three stars on the survival meter for comfort, and sustainability.
A boat can be a solid hideout keeping you isolated and safe from flesh-eating zombies. Outsider issues should be at a minimum. As long as you know how to fish and the water supply hasn’t been contaminated, you can stay fed and hydrated. If your boat works, you can try to head for an island or other area and see if it’s all clear. But travel with caution, my seafaring friend, approaching other boats or land masses could be the end of you.
I give this hideout idea four stars on the survival meter because the life of a sailor could help you outlast.
When it comes to hideouts, a farm ranks high. Not only do you have all the advantages of a cabin, but depending on the type of farm it is, there should be a perpetual food source. Whether it's cattle, hogs, corn or potatoes, there should be something that can provide a food source. Additionally, there would be plenty of room to add more crops and then you can really get to farming and keeping you and anyone in your group secure and well fed for a good, long time. So long as you don’t call too much attention to yourself and you take security measures, such as a perimeter fence, and guard duty, you could be just fine. Remember, the more you have, the more you have to lose. You’ll need to be really careful at securing your perimeter and selective about who you let in.
I give this hideout idea four stars on the survival meter for sustainability and having the comforts of home.
*Until the day comes when scientists develop a zombie repellent, good luck and stay human! Jeannie Rae out.
I am Jeannie Rae, not so plain & almost never simple. A person who is just as flawed as I am skilled. One who loves my family with all my heart in good times and in bad – through celebrations & times of tremendous grief, achievements and disagreements. A woman who knows how short