No matter how well stocked and fortified your zombie safe house is, chances are you’ll eventually find a compelling reason to hit the road. And with gas a dwindling resource in an undead world, sooner or later your feet will be what carries you. Along with proper gear and planning, to stay alive it’s vital to remember a couple essential travel tips: move at night and off-road.
Despite what you’ve seen in apocalyptic movies and books, traveling in daylight and sheltering at night is exactly what you don’t want to do in a zombie survival situation. In the summer, nights provide a cooler climate for physical activity and no risk of suffering ill effects from exposure to the sun. In the winter, night hiking keeps your blood circulating and core body temperature up. But most importantly, moving under the cover of night allows you to remain undetected by those who would do you harm.
Furthermore, staying off established transportation arteries can also help to keep you out of sight. Though slower than mechanized transportation, traveling by foot allows you to adjust more easily to changing terrain, making it an excellent method of stealth movement. A car on an open highway, or even a noisy motorcycle along a dirt path, is an invitation to every living and undead threat within earshot to seek you out for attack. Even walking down a paved road puts an unwanted target on your back.
So when you find yourself surrounded by zombies and on the move, remember to stay dark and dirty. Traveling undetected is the best way to avoid lurking dangers, and safely make it to you destination.