Thursday, April 23, 2015

6 Important Tips on How to Survive an Australian Zombie Apocalypse

Anyone who has seen The Walking Dead will no doubt have already played out zombie apocalypse survival scenarios, whether in their own heads or with a group of friends, discussing the best way to survive the – inevitable – rise of the dead is not only a lot of fun; it might also save your life.
The staff at Beamly have talked at length about what methods would maximise the chances of survival in the land down under when the end times arrive. For our faithful Beamly followers we have compiled a list of the top tips to help improve your chances of being among the lucky few to still have higher brain function the morning after the night of the living dead before.
Ranked in order from what you should be doing right now and what to do when the first corpse stands up, this survival guide should be kept handy at all times to increase your chances of survival.

1. Start planning

The number one key to surviving the zombie apocalypse is the same anywhere you happen to be in the world, and that is to start planning right now!
Start scoping out your neighbourhood and look for high spots where lumbering walkers won’t be able to reach you, learn the layouts of nearby supermarkets that you can raid if you need to, begin stocking up on canned goods and water and create a zombie survival pack.
Preparation is the key to survival.

2. Find your signature weapon

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While this could have been included in the above point, we thought it worthy of its own spot on the list.
While guns are going to play an important role in your survival, nothing will keep you alive longer than your signature weapon; Rick has his red-handled machete, Michonne her katana, Daryl rocks his crossbow, even Tyreese had his signature hammer – point being; you need a signature weapon to survive.
When choosing a signature weapon we suggest something with range and preferably a sharp blade attached.

While getting out of Dodge may be easier said than done, if you want to stay breathing then the earlier you are out in open spaces the higher your chances of survival.

4. Watch out for the wildlife

Once you get out of the city you will need to be aware that zombies are not the only creature capable of killing you; the Australian countryside is full of snakes, spiders, crocodiles and numerous other animals that wouldn’t give a second thought to ending you if you move through their territory.
Try and stick to roads and avoid bush-bashing as much as possible lest you find yourself a member of the walking dead after being bitten by a brown snake.

5. Find guns

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While Australia lacks the loose gun laws of the United States – thank god – that doesn’t mean there are no guns to be found.
If you don’t know anyone who owns a gun you can try and profile people you think would hunt for fun; they can usually found driving utes with cow skulls strapped to their bonnets and Australian Made stickers on their bumpers.
Watch out for a trail of XXXX cans leading to a ute and you will probably find a gun inside.

6. Find a farm on a hill

The final thing you should do from our must do list is find an elevated property, preferably with a barbed wire fence or fences that has a 360 degree view of the surrounding area.
From here you can begin fortifying your new home with bigger and better walls, begin farming crops and – if you’re able to find them – raise cattle and chickens.

While this list is far from exhaustive, it should be enough to heighten your chances of survival when the worst happens. If you have any tips we missed, sound off below and help your fellow Beamly-ites survive the coming fall.

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