Think heading north is a good idea when faced with a zombie threat? You might want to think again.
Whether or not zombies freeze in cold climates, humans most certainly do. If the coming outbreak results in a large influx of refugees to Alaska and Canada, there will be no available shelter to protect you from the cold. That’s assuming you can even get there in the first place, as transportation corridors will be clogged and fuel will be a quickly vanishing resource.
Research physicist and longtime Alaska resident Marcus Mooers has extensive experience with the challenges of arctic survival. He explains that a single mistake at temperatures that cold can be fatal in minutes, and the specialized gear needed to withstand extreme northern winters is often not even available in the lower forty-eight states, because there is no market for it
Mooers further argues that the locals wouldn’t necessarily welcome strangers with open arms either:
“Supplies here are already limited. With no new infusions of food and medicine, residents are likely to feel protective of the supplies at hand. In fact, new people could wind up not as food for zombies but for other survivors!”
Of course if you already live in a cold weather location, then you may want to stay put. But for everyone else, play it smart and go south, where you can grow your own food, survive outside, and move about freely. Or better yet, stay where you are. The most important concept to embrace in the coming zombie plague is that all survival is local.
You must be ready to survive where you are, because expecting to magically be whisked away to a new and better location at the first sign of the undead is a fool’s bet.