This is not a discussion about whether zombies exist or not, or its rationally impossible for a zombie apocalypse to happen. Although, we all know the concept of using a baseball bat against zombies would be a field day for some. Hypothetically saying, if it were ever to happen any time soon or later in the future, what would be the most strategically apt places to hide? We made a list of 15 places that you can possibly use for hiding.
We all know the safest place to go is a bank. They have metal doors, CCTV cameras all around and their doors are automatic. It is the best electronically secured fortress. If the outer walls are not safe enough then the inner vault totally can be. However, the downside to this is that banks are always located in areas that are populated. We all know, you can’t starve yourself in a vault.
Searching for food may become a problem and you will eventually succumb to becoming food yourself.
Another good idea is a mine, considering that it isn’t a dangerous one. Usually mines are far from populated areas and while a zombie outbreak is taking place, there will be less zombies around this area. However, you can’t be careless about entering a mine, some might not have air ventilation or light. They also have multiple entrances, we don’t want you sleeping to be surprised by a zombie trying to eat you. However, the food problem can be sorted and mines are usually next to farms and you will be self-sustained. This can also help you growing stuff on your own as well. Doesn’t sound like a bad life, eh?
Much like mines, we can also find caves. However, we would suggest that you go for the ones that are fully explored as you don’t want to end up in a ‘the decent’ type situation either. It can be a very beautiful place to hide in considering that you fortify its entrances. The best advice while doing this would be that you make sure it’s not already someone else’s home, preferably bears.
A place that does not have a high temperature will protect you from zombie issue. However, considering life on a mountain will pose food shortage problems. It would also incapacitate the dead and this is one area that will not populate by undead people.
The whole purpose of reaching out for a lighthouse is that you have a good view to look out from, not for the beautiful sea but for zombies. They do not have the capability to swim and water will surround from all sides. Although, after some time you will realize you do not have enough space. Therefore, you have to decide who will accompany you on this survival journey. Or you can always go ‘this is Sparta’ from the top of the lighthouse. Now let’s pray that if and ever this happens, the zombies are dumb enough not to learn how to swim.
This is a great alternative to save you, keeping the ‘water sicknesses out of mind. You are surrounded by water and majority of the ships now have water desalination equipment. Therefore, the only time you would have to confer with ground is to collect food. That can be dangerous, as you don’t want a horde of zombies to aboard your ship. I would suggest this the second time around though, that it is very important that the companions you choose to keep with you on this ship are not even 1% infected.
Now if you want a large space, a bridge with its both ends blown off would make a great space. Its isolated and the undead cannot jump and eat you. It will also be near sources of food – like shops, malls and supermarkets. Food is something you can’t live without, and you would have to build some sort of shelter from the weather. Rest you are sorted for.
The closest thing to a bunker is a missile silo. This provides you with multiple floors and a space that in not on ground and secure. All missile silos are placed in nature with less population around it and completely and fully fortified. They also have many beds and living space available as they are created for scientists and army officials. This can also sort your food problem for a while, but one has to make sure you find one that is abandoned and in good condition.
How can we forget about safe houses? They have the perfect features to protect us from zombies like metal coverage for entrances and windows. They serve single purpose that they will provide maximum survival rate for you in extreme conditions. Now, not everyone is rich enough to own a safe house, but if you are lucky and make it in time – you can totally take over someone else’s.
It’s a hard job to build a wall (Well, not for some blonde presidents) but if you manage to cordon off a farm, then you are good to go. Farms are mostly located in the outskirts of a city, have less population, and a good food source. Make sure you have a water source to give to yourself and your crops though. This will make a great safe place during an outbreak.
Much like a missile silo, military bases are great places to hide. Considering you have no issues eating canned food – but then again ‘beggars cannot be choosers’. And added advantage of a military base is that you have an ample supply of weapons and can help you protect yourself fully. These bases are not located in populated areas to begin with. They say ‘Guns kill people, people don’t kill people’ – so make sure you don’t end up having another crisis inside your safe place.
Now people in history were smart, they already made structures that would keep them safe from hordes of – well bloodthirsty enemies. Therefore, if you can find a castle, you can protect yourself from zombies and fulfill your fantasies of being King/Queen. You are also self-sufficient as castles are pretty much farms with walls around them. This way you wouldn’t not have to spend so much time in building walls and can spend the same time growing food.
Now we all know that jails are safe and have a tight security. Many people can fit in it, as they are spacious. If there is an outbreak then the only thing you need to figure out is that how you are going to make the inmates leave?
If you know how to fish, and are somewhat passionate about it then the most suitable place to crash would be a sea platform. These are man-made for oil extraction purpose and located in the middle of the sea. They are not near the coast and cannot be destroyed that easily either. The only issue is that most of these places can only be reached by a plane and are constructed above water level.
Now, keeping your team working ability – you can look for an island that is already inhabited and self-sufficient. You need to work on your PR skills and make sure these inhabitants like you to allow. They would be clean from the infection and provide you food and space to live. Most of these islands do not have multiple entrances and there are so many islands in the world that have not yet been touched by man that you have a variety to choose from.