Quick Escape Bag
You also want to make sure that this bag is light and sturdy because you will likely be moving a lot in the next few weeks. Pick something that is comfortable to travel with so that you can travel as far as possible each time you are traveling.
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The supplies you pack now are what is going to keep you alive while the dust settles. Someone that takes up room in their bag for a cell phone does not know how to survive the apocalypse. Pack things that are going to keep you alive and keep in mind that you will likely loose electricity.
If you look for a list of supplies in any “how to survive the apocalypse” book, they are all going to have a few thing in common. You will want to pack a fire starter, first aid kit, and canteen. Non-perishable food is also a great thing to pack so that you don’t have to stop and forage or hunt the first few days.
Weapons are going to be the most important consideration when discovering how to survive the apocalypse. You will need to have the weapons to defend yourself from the start. Then eventually, you will need the right weapons to mount and attack on the Zombies that threaten the world.
These are great for close range combat with the much slower Zombies. You will be able to get a couple shots in before the Zombie makes its first move on you. If you keep moving while using a knife, then you will have a significant advantage in combat.
Survival knives ares also great because they act as a great tool when you are not fighting. They can be used to cut cordage, skin things, hunt, and all sorts of other vital activities. In a world where you need to pack light, having thing that cover two needs are great resources.
Hatchets are great killing weapons because they are still quicker than a Zombie and deliver a significant blow. If you practice with your hatchet, you can also use them as a throwing weapon to increase your range and deal more damage if under attack.
Hatchets are great because they are not as heavy as full axes, but can still be used to chop down tress and split lumber. Firewood will be a huge resource in a world without space heaters!
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Bows and crossbows
Where to go
The most important thing to know about how to survive the apocalypse is knowing where to go in the beginning. You want to remove yourself from civilization while the dust settles. The Zombies are going to take over the populated areas very quickly, so you will want to get out. When the time comes, grab your bag and start moving as far away from people as you can.
If you know of some deep and tick woods, this would be a great place to go. The harder it is for you to get there, the harder it will be for the much slower and less coordinated Zombies to get to you. Get as deep into the woods in the first few days as you can so that you can stash your belongings and set up a small camp.
Mount an attack on the Zombie infected area and save whatever survivors you can in the process. You will need as many people to help fight as you can find, because there will be a lot of Zombies to fight.