This is how you survive… Matt Mogk shows The Talking Dead audience what you need.
The Talking Dead recently featured Zombie Research Society founder Matt Mogk as he hosted an incredibly informative segment that sets out to undo some of the damage that pop culture has created by providing actual survival tips that help us not only prepare, but also thrive, during the inevitable zombie apocalypse.
During this week’s installment, Matt stresses the importance of proper rummaging and picking the right supplies to take with you when you come across them. Nothing is wasted; and understanding how to use certain items is just as important as what you actually find. It may be something as simple as choosing what food to eat and what to take with you. Or realizing that everything you find has the potential of being transformed into lifesaving material.
His example regarding the potential uses of a simple bar stool (fire kindling and skin protection) proves that it will be outside-the-box thinking that could make the difference between life and death. The importance of understanding the possible uses of what we find as we wander through the post-apocalyptic wasteland also helps us to decide not only what to take, but how often we might come across those items.
Is it important to take kindling if we know we will be in an area where seat cushions and bar stools are plentiful? Does it make sense to drain the water from a hot water heater in the first house you see if there are rows of homes for several neighborhood blocks? The choices we make while scavenging for food and supplies can make the difference between staying within the ranks of the living or joining the undead!
Make sure that you tune into The Talking Dead on AMC after each and every episode of The Walking Dead for more of Matt Mogk’s tips on surviving the zombie apocalypse. And don’t forget to pick up an autographed copy of his book Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies from the Zombie Research Society gift shop to read more life saving tips plus other useful information about the undead.
Contributing author Alfredo Torres is an adjunct professor of communications at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA where he wrote his master’s thesis on the metaphoric representation of zombies in the films of George Romero.