We’ve already discussed the importance of having a zombie emergency kit filled with essential gear, but maintaining a positive attitude in a catastrophic undead outbreak is just as vital to your survival. Depression and despair already cause negative side effects in tens of millions of people worldwide. In a zombie pandemic, these same mental obstacles will often be the difference between life and death.
Fortunately,a commonly recommended wilderness mental survival kit can be easily modified for use in an undead disaster:
1) Learn and Adapt – Anyone who tells you they know exactly how zombies will behave, and exactly how to survive them, will likely be the first the get eaten. You must be ready and eager to learn from your changes situation, and adapt your strategies as needed.
2) Do What it Takes – When the dead rise, you may have to do things you never imagined. From eating disgusting foods, to living in horrid conditions. You need to unflinchingly embrace your new reality, and forget about your old home, room, clothes, and other comforts of a world that doesn’t exist anymore.
3) Stay Positive – Nothing will turn out the way you hope in a zombie survival situation. Failure will be the new norm. If you allow negative thoughts to enter into the equation, they’ll eat your brain faster than any zombie horde, leaving you exposed to mortal danger on all sides.
4) Visualize Success – No matter what, you must not lose sight of your ultimate objective of establishing a safe and stable life over the long term. Your family and friends may all be gone, but believing in the possibility of a brighter future is the only way to make that future happen.
Ultimately, your survival depends on a combination of luck, circumstance, preparation, and mental ability. If luck and circumstance go your way, and you’ve done what is needed to be physically prepared, don’t risk getting killed by zombies or hostile humans because your head’s not in the right place.