First of all realize your probably going to die and if you don’t die you’re likely to spend the rest of your life starving to death or will end up being murdered in your sleep by a fellow human who wants what little possessions you have left. Basically anything besides dying horribly is a bonus from this point onward.
You’re going to wake up in your house one morning with no idea what has transpired in the world. Depending on your marital status you might have to kill your spouse and kids soon after that. If you have a roommate and their not infected, include them in the plan so they can be your human shield later. After securing the perimeter lock the doors, close the windows and check your supplies. You want to check for canned goods and bottled water or softdrinks. Don't be a dumbass and take out grilled chicken and a fruit salad.
Gather all these, if possible allocate 1 can of food and 1 drink per meal. Again, if possible, set together enough food for the next 3 days plus 2 extra days in case you need to use food to bargain with later. Don’t forget to put in a can opener and a spoon or fork.
Place these in a gym bag or any other bag you can easily carry. Then place this bag centrally, preferably an equal distance from exits. In fact if possible pack 2 bags and put both in different areas. If the location is compromised you can simply grab the bag and head to any of the exits.
Once this is done it’s time to focus on other supplies. Gather up all the medicine you have available, everything from cough syrup to headache pills. Place these in your food bag.
Next, you want to avoid smelling like a human, you smell like a human, you smell like dinner. Take a look around for disinfectant, oven cleaner, etc. Anything with a relatively strong smell. You’ll later spray your clothing with this to mask your scent and conveniently forget to mention this to your roommate.
Finally it’s time to grab or create a makeshift weapon to defend yourself. Always have two weapons on you at all times and carry one in your bag. If your lucky enough to have guns, obviously…take those.
The following might be available in your house:
- A hammer
- Screw drivers
- Kitchen knives
- Baseball bat
- Broom / Mop
For a convenient weapon you can take the two biggest knives you have and tape them on the front of a broom/mop after removing the broom/mop part. This gives you a convenient spear, which won’t kill a zombie but might slow them down.
Don't go being a dumbass and think that a can of deodorant and a lighter is going to work as a flame thrower, you'll set the zombie on fire and he'll eat you while your both on fire.
Place your weapons with your bag and prepare for the next step.
Okay obviously you have to leave your house eventually and the truth is even if you stay put the problem outside will just get worse the longer you wait. You’ll also run out of food so it’s best to relocate while you still have supplies and have strength to relocate yourself.
First decide where you’re going. Everyone has the idea of heading to the mall. Don’t go there. Instead remember what’s near your house.
Are there any of the following?
- Small supermarket
- Hardware Store
- Laser Tag Arena
Depending on what’s nearest to you, that should be your choice. Bear in mind that restaurants always have store rooms filled with food and that Drugstores and Hardware Stores usually have snacks and vending machines. A Hardware store is also a prime location to equip yourself with new tools and weapons or create new ones.
Once you’ve made your choice decide on a route, preferably one that can avoid people and make sure your roommate understands he has to run behind you.
Wait until night. Once outside avoid any and all contact with humans, stick to side streets, alleys and dark corners. Remember zombies have the same senses as humans, if they can’t see you or smell you, you should be fine. Remember to spray yourself with whichever scent mask you have available (as mentioned earlier).
Once you reach your destination it will probably be locked, if you have a hammer use it to force your way inside by breaking locks or a window. This might attract attention so you might want to run away and hide for a while until going back and actually entering your new location.
The New Location
In the likely event that your location has humans in it prior to your arrival, negotiating with them might help. Negotiate using the food or weapons you have in return for your needs.
That's why we packed extra remember?
If your location is empty, search through it for zombies, kill any you find and close the point of entry to your location. Now it’s time to bunk down and gather what you need until tomorrow night when you’ll repeat the entire process over again.
Long Term Survival
Zombies are only as good as their food source. Eventually there will be less zombies, eventually there will be less humans. You can expect it to be over in about 6 months with only a few wandering zombies and marauding humans left.
The most important thing to remember is; in the long term zombies won’t be your enemy. Humans will be your prime concern and danger. With most of the human population destroyed law will fall away and humans will act on their needs with no regard to your well being. To ensure long term survival it would be best to travel from town to town on foot. Trust no one and if possible never interact with other humans. Offering your roommate as a sacrifice also helps.