To be one of the few survivors of the zombie apocalypse, you will have to be not only crafty and a good survivalist, but you will have to be prepared. You do not want to be the person who has to depend on someone else to survive. granted friends and family stick together, but during the zombie apocalypse it will eventually become every man for himself even if your with a group of other survivors. When you can no longer provide your own means of survival you will become the essential human baggage to drag around, which means your survival is not a likely priority.
You will need food and water. You have to take into consideration what is causing humans and animals to become zombies took hold of them somehow. Tap water is off limits; Keep an ample supply of bottled water as chances are the disease; if not airborne will most likely have began its spread through the water system. Your food supply should be limited to only canned food and sealed boxed food as there will be no way for these items to be contaminated.
Where will you go when the swarm of zombies make their way to you? Chances are you will be in your home, which can be both good and bad. In your home you have everything you own, perhaps a lot of items that can be used as tools and weapons. Unfortunately your home will be far from the safest place you can be. There are a lot of windows and entry points that can pose a serious threat. Your best move would be to travel away from your home with only necessities for survival; you television and your computer will be of no use to you when the power grids begin to fail from lack of continuous maintenance. You want to find someplace that allows you higher access as you have a better chance to seclude yourself from the zombie attackers.
Weapons will once again be one of your key tools for survival. I recommend stocking up on firearms and ammunition immediately as this along with adequate practice and training will be a vital part of survival. How will you make it from your home to a true safe point without a way to “put down” your zombie attackers? Remember all it takes is a bite or scratch to become infected, so the more fire power you have the better. Make sure to keep at least enough firearms and ammunition to make it to a local gun shop where you have an well organized cache of weapons and ammunition to claim and use for your survival.
There are only a few vehicles that will be suitable to use as a means of safe travel. Cars and small trucks will prove to be useless as they are not that strong and may ultimately lead to an untimely demise. The bigger the better, I recommend acquiring a large truck with a long bed as you may need to transport other survivors as well as survival gear, weapons, and wood for boarding up holes and windows. I would also assume said truck would need to have a hitch installed; there will be an ample supply of trailers for the taking as most people will have fallen victim to the infection, the more room you have to haul things the better off you will be.
This guide provides the bare minimums to keep you alive during the first 24 hours of the attack. Keep in mind the U.S. Government likes to cover things up and take people captive under so called “quarantine” so make sure to avoid any and all contact with government officials. In times like this the government will have no rule and anarchy will set in. There is also a strong possibility the government will be responsible for the disease being spread in the first place. You will have to be smart and trust very few people. Always watch for suspicious activity as some will attempt to hide the fact they have been bitten or scratched. There is also a strong possibility weapons of mass destruction may be used in an attempt to quickly end such an infection, so I recommend staying away from highly populated areas, the further away from population the better. There will be fewer zombies and the possibility of being captured by the government or terminated by their weapons of mass destruction will be minimal. Keep your friends and family close because there are strength in numbers, however always be suspicious as the likelihood of betrayal will multiply ten fold during the apocalypse.
Hopefully this guide will provide adequate preparation principals to allow the human race to survive and rebuild, however it is impossible to determine just how widespread the infection will be and human casualties will most likely be world wide and very high in numbers. Use this guide to your advantage and take every step you can now to prepare yourself for when the zombies come. Good luck in your survival, you will need it.