Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: How I’d Fare in a Zombie Apocalypse

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Hands clutching tree trunks menacingly. The rest of the people's bodies are standing behind the trunks out of view. This is one of those topics I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about.

On the helpful side, I’m young, intelligent, healthy, and physically fit. There are very few foods I dislike, so I’d eat the canned lima beans or whatever else it is that others can’t or won’t eat.  I have shot a gun before, and my current fitness regime includes plenty of cardio and weightlifting every week. My understanding of first aid is basic but solid. I’d easily be able to outrun slow zombies or come up with a creative escape plan if the fast ones tried to break into my home.

On the unhelpful side, my milk allergy could make it hard to find safe food for me to eat after some time has passed. A lot of shelf stable food has some form of dairy in it unless we’re looking at plain cans of beans or dry pasta. I’m also short, petite, and not-at-all what anyone would call intimidating. And while I have a shot guns before, hitting targets reliably isn’t something I’d count as one of my skills.

I think I’d survive well in the short term. Whether I made it longterm would depend on if I could link up with people whose strengths complimented my weaknesses. Maybe they could do the shooting and the heavier hand-to-hand combat and I could scavenge for more food and bandage up any wounds other people received?


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38 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: How I’d Fare in a Zombie Apocalypse

  1. I’d survive well. If the zombies leave me alone and if they don’t carry guns. I really don’t care for guns.

  2. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who has given actual thought to this subject! I think we’re definitely going to have to stock up on the dried good, hunker down somewhere safe and generally keep away from people. You know, completely unlike the world today. 🙂

  3. At least you’ve thought about it. That’s half the battle–having a plan. Good post!

  4. Sydney Winward

    Great idea about joining up with other people. It would make it easier to survive, that’s for sure.

  5. Ashley Martinez

    It always a heard one. I’d like to think I’d survive well but who really knows until it happens lol

  6. Mary Morgan

    It would appear that finding others who had knowledge and/or firearms would be essential to survive a zombie apocalypse. Enjoyed your post, Lydia! 🙂

  7. It’s good that you have a plan! Great post!

  8. I feel like good teamwork and community support really would be key to surviving a zombie apocalypse, so you’re probably fine.

  9. Lydias, I’m similar to you regarding dairy sensitivity. We need to get close to a Dairy Assist supplier if we find ourselves having to rely on dairy.

  10. Forming a team is a good strategy! I think you’d do well. This was also a very thoughtful answer.

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  11. LOL, this is an amusing post!

    You can have my canned lima beans. I think I’d do okay food-wise (especially since I have lots of experience cooking in different circumstances due to backpacking as a Girl Scout) but fitness-wise I’m not as great off. Running has never been a strong suit, partly due to my asthma. I think the biggest thing in my favor is that I’m too risk-averse to do anything truly stupid and get myself caught that way.

  12. This is a fantastic prompt! Glad to hear that one of us would have a chance of making it out alive. I’d probably be dead within a few weeks! I’m also the owner of a milk allergy and I can confirm that it is not fun. Even though I do yoga I have no endurance whatsoever ♡

  13. Well I’ve seen a lot of horror movies so that’s got to count for something right!

  14. You’ll be fine, Lydia. There’ll be plenty of people to help.
    Such a funny topic this week.

  15. You sound like you’ve got a plan. Luckily I have no allergies so I could eat whatever I found.

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