What would a zombie apocalypse be like in your city?

TWD MOOC Header R2One of the students in my online course (Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead) posted an interesting questions. (I am going to greatly paraphrase it)

What would a zombie apocalypse be like in your city?

12 Rules: How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

12 Rules: How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse (Photo credit: rmatthendrick)

My own response had me thinking that I chose a great place to be if (when) this happens. Though I do think Arizona and New Mexico have tons of pro’s as well. The Southwest is pretty ideal in surviving the inevitable end in regard to space and protection. Maybe not necessarily for a sustainable agriculture. Overall. I feel Texas (preferably Central Texas) would be a pretty ideal spot to hunker down and survive.

So … Austin definitely has pro’s and con’s. The population of the city has grown so rapidly and it the roads and highways haven’t properly adjusted to the expanding population and everyone panicking and leaving at once would be an absolute madhouse.

But once you left the city you would have tons of wide open spaces with lower populations (as long as you kept out of the other big cities!). The weather is relatively mild in Central Texas. Also, it is Texas so there are guns. Many, many guns. There are multiple shooting ranges of all types close by so obtaining an effective weapon should be relatively easy. Getting out of the Austin area the people would be more likely to act quickly and efficiently when defending themselves. There are also a lot of very large trucks.

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