We’ve already touched on the possibility that zombies don’t freeze in cold weather. Now ZRS Researcher, Chris Quinn, is looking at differences and similarities in zombie survival across varying climates and geographical regions. His preliminary report suggests that we may need to completely rethink our notion of what is a safe destination in a zombie pandemic.
Quinn graded various regions of the planet in three central categories: 1) ability to sustain human life, 2) ability to repel a zombie threat, and 3) ability to avoid the danger of other humans. He found that although Alaska scores high in 2 and 3, it can be a very difficult place to survive without supplies, training, and years of on-the-ground experience.
“Colder climates have long and harsh winters, where the lack of available food and warm shelter could prove to be a deadly combination for many refugees. The population density in the great white north is low for a reason.”
Deserts also do well in zombie defense and human avoidance, but falter when it comes to ease of survival because of their extreme heat and lack of abundant water.
So what’s the best place to go according Quinn? Tropical climates with ample rain, mild temperatures and plenty of naturally growing food are ideal. Not only will a swamp or jungle retreat provide isolation from other humans, but also allow for the building of strong zombie defenses.
What do you think is the ideal zombie survival region? And do you have a plan to get there when the zombies come knocking?