Despite my penchant for post-apocalyptic knowledge, I’m still a huge geek at heart. I watch a lot of youtube videos and spend a lot of time on the internet. I’ve watched Geek Beat TV since it was Geek Brief and recently they’ve been branching out to things not so tech related. For instance, the above video shows (in much better detail than I could show you) how to weld. I’ve written before on welding, and I feel like it’s a skill that could be helpful today as well as in an apocalyptic scenario.
If you haven’t been under a rock for the last 5 years, you’ve been privy to (or involved in) the zombie apocalypse craze. People are fascinated with what would happen in a zombie apocalypse. How would it spread? How would you survive? The website Map of the Dead gives you some answers. On a macro level it shows you danger areas – places that will have a higher level of outbreak mixed with higher population density. On a micro level, it shows you important places to you if you are trying to “survive” – clothing stores, medical facilities, sporting goods store, etc.
While this is ultimately a whimsical look at a fantasy future, it does show a few things that should interest you Armageddon survivors out there:
The red zones it shows on the macro level show outbreak danger zones, regardless of what the outbreak is. Be it zombies, superflu, the black plague, SARS, swine flu, or any number of other disease. If a pandemic starts, it’s more likely to spread to these places and more quickly.
The locations of interest the map displays at a micro level are actually places that you should be aware of. These places are the places that you need to scavenge at to get needed supplies. Unfortunately, many other people know about these places too, so they could already be cleaned out or you may have to fight over resources. This is why I always stress preparedness.