Experienced survivalist and Mojave Desert native Zoe Mora notes that seeking out an isolated zombie survival spot that is too warm and dry can be deadly.
Though most people have a basic understanding that deserts are hot and that water is hard to come by, few truly understand how desperate the situation can become. In the summer months, desert creeks are dry, water holes evaporate, and even the few cacti that hold drinking water will be empty.
Mora explains that if you’re not fully prepared for the realities of desert survival, you are most certainly going to die.
“The desert is harsh and cruel. It’s easy to think a 120° weather report on television sounds hot. It’s another thing entirely to be out under a blazing sun, with scorching wind literally tearing the moisture from your body so fast you don’t even think you’re sweating.”
Much like Alaska on a winters night, being active in the summer desert heat can be quickly fatal. The only sure way to survive is to know where you will find your water ahead of time and to have a good map that shows the rivers, canals, and lakes.
Short of that, you’re toast… literally.