Some of these places might seem like a great place to hold up when the zombies are claiming the streets, but you may want to give them a second thought. Read on survivors to check out my Top 5 list of places to avoid.
#5: Police stations
A police station sounds like a safe enough place, right? There are likely weapons contained within, and it would seem like a secure enough building. This is one of the big reasons to steer clear of this place. Like apartments and banks, others will have this idea and head on over, bitten or otherwise. The more people head in your direction the more dangerous. Just one infected person can really ruin the day. Plus- it is a police station, their weapons (if they haven’t already been taken by the officers that once occupied the station) will likely be locked up tight and might even have additional trigger locks on them. So unless you are a locksmith, you might not even get any of the weapons left behind to work. While it may seem like a great idea to stick it to the man and use the police’s cache to supply your weaponry needs, you might not want to get caught in a police station.
#4: A Bank
Most of us would love the idea of digging in at a bank. You think that you could stay warm by the heat of a stack of hundreds burning at night—after all, that’s about all money would be worth in the apocalypse. You could sleep in the vault—if you had access to it and the ability to open and close it. But those glass walls... Those glass walls will likely keep out the undead. But would they keep out raiders and competitive scavengers? No way. In fact some may even think that they whole zombie apocalypse thing will blow over and they could stash away some cash for when things get back to normal. A bank is a high risk place, and other than lining your pockets with useless paper, there aren’t really any advantages to being there.
The dank, spooky, apartment building with about a thousand places for baddies to hide and nooks for zombies to pop out on you. Oh yeah, apartments are as bad as they get. There are too many variables when it comes to apartments. You want to be in a place where you can control the exits and the perimeter. Apartments will look like a shining beacon to others and raiders as well, looking for goods and supplies—and all that activity will draw in zombies. Just say no to apartments.
#2: High-rise buildings
A high rise would seem like a good place to go, they're off the ground and away from the hysteria. You head up flight after flight and are pretty sure you have access to your floor blocked off. You’re all set, right? Well, you are going to need more food and supplies at some point. Let’s say eleven stories up you realize you're trapped with no way to get down. Sure, if the elevator is out, you could use the stairs—unless they are overrun by zombies. Okay fine, take the fire escape—oh wait, there are raiders headed up to take what dwindling supplies you have left? Well, you could channel your inner spider man and leap off the building and hope for the best. What might be best—is to skip high rises at all costs.
You’ll want to leave the city in your rearview mirror as soon as possible in the zombie apocalypse. Dangers can lurk in every window and in each dumpster. Cities have too dense a population to stick around for long. Imagine sneaking around a corner with your little group of say—four people, only to stumble upon a horde of fifty. Game over. Get out of the city. Travel through the smaller towns or better still—on the outskirts of towns and keep your exposure to zombies at a minimum. Don’t forget that in the zombie apocalypse, zombies aren’t the only ones you have to be weary of. Raiders, looters, robbers—or whatever you want to call them, can be an even larger threat to you than zombies. Travel light and quick, my fellow survivors and stay away from these places. 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