Tips for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse


Graphic by Nicole Leith


by Darick T. Earney
Staff Writer


On March 30, 2014, AMC aired its fourth season finale of the hit TV series, “The Walking Dead.”

Upon viewing the highly anticipated conclusion, fans who tuned in had one question: “How does one survive a zombie apocalypse?”

Consider the following: a defensive place to stay, a dependable weapon, and a source of nourishment. Some apocalypse survivors however, prefer to think outside of the box.

According to ABC News’ website, the American Chemistry Society (ACS) has developed a new cologne, “Eau De Death.”

This cologne was specifically designed for the zombie apocalypse by imitating the scent of a dead corpse. Those who smell like the dead have a lesser chance of getting caught.

Another way one could prepare for a zombie apocalypse is by getting a comfortable pair of running shoes. According to the Huffington Post website, a good pair of running shoes will aid anyone hoping to get a good run in when the dead rise.

There’s no time to be out-of-shape during the apocalypse. It’s best to keep those feet as cozy as possible.

It’s difficult to say where the perfect place to hide during a zombie apocalypse would be. However, Lewis and Clark’s Security Department ensures the safety of each student with their Run, Hide, Fight procedure.

If a zombie apocalypse does break out, the security staff would like to utilize each step with caution: evacuate the premises if there are no threats detected, secure the building and block all entries, and as a last resort, fight.

“Preparedness is next to Godliness,” L&C Campus Operation Assistant Director John D. Nell said.

L&C Security also offer free self-defense classes, and a certification in Community Emergency Response Training (CERT).

Lewis and Clark uses the LC Alert program to send out calls, emails, text messages and emergency updates for local disasters, which might include zombie apocalypse.

“Often, a school is your best bet, perhaps not for education but certainly for protection from an undead attack,” said Max Brooks, author of “The Zombie Survival Guide,” on Good Reads’ website.

There’s no evidence yet that a zombie apocalypse will happen, but it’s always best to be safe and prepared.

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