I have to admit, I’m a huge zombie fan. I think my interest morphed from an interest in the post-apocalyptic genre as a teenager. I consumed every book that I could and watched every movie that was available (on VHS.) That curiosity peaked as I started to watch “The Walking Dead” series. Did you know that there’s a huge zombie subculture out there? It ranges from the simple fan to those that embrace it completely and dress the part for zombie walks.
Since the introduction of zombies to western culture through William Seabrook’s 1929 travelogue The Magic Island the popular narrative has remained that they are mad, bad and dangerous – soulless humans who are technically ‘dead’, through either control of a bokor (witch doctor) in traditional Haitian folklore or, as created by George A. Romero, in the 1968 classic film Night of the Living Dead, literally a reanimated corpse! [^1]
It’s thought that the zombie subculture is driven by our natural human fear of loss of cognition, mortality, apocalyptic destruction and the coming pandemics. So, I know what you are thinking. These people are nuts or deeply paranoid. There are definitely several misconceptions about those that are deep into the zombie subculture. One of the biggest misunderstandings is that all these people believe the zombie apocalypse could actually happen. That’s just is not the case. Many are just into the genre and partake in it as a release to have a little fun and let go.
In talking with zombie enthusiasts another one of those misconceptions is that they worship death. That too is just not a reality. The majority of zombie fans have the same healthy fears and concerns that we all have with mortality.
Now that that’s clear let’s get to the meat of the post. The 10 safest countries to live in and survive the zombie apocalypse. Talking about zombie subculture there is actually a group out there called the Zombie Research Society[^2]. The Zombie Research Society produced the research to assess the viability of survival in countries with a population greater than 5 million.
I had to sigh with relief as I live in one of the top 3 countries that increase your survival rate for the coming zombie apocalypse.
Top 3 Countries
- United States
You can read the analysis of the top 10 countries on their site and watch the video below.
10 Safest Countries during a Zombie Attack – ZombieResearchSociety.com
Will you survive the zombie apocalypse? What else can you do to increase your chances?
Every good zombie survivalist needs a good buggout bag. Now, if you are going to survive the apocalypse you might as well go out in style. Here’s a kit that I found called the Z.E.R.O. (Zombie Extermination, Research and Operations) Kit by OpticsPlanet[^3]. It’s on sale at the moment for a mere $19,718.99. A real steal.
To be fair, it’s one hell of a kit. It’s missing the actual AR-15’s but it has all the accoutrements that you would need if you happen to own those weapons. The kit is really for sale if you want to shell out the coin.
I’m not too worried about the coming zombie apocalypse especially knowing that I have a better chance by living in Canada. What about you? How well would you survive the zombie apocalypse?
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[^1]: Dipple J. (2015) Rocking with the Undead: How Zombies Infected the Psychobilly Subculture. In: Hubner L., Leaning M., Manning P. (eds) The Zombie Renaissance in Popular Culture. Palgrave Macmillan, London