If your local community becomes a toxic zombie environment there may be no way to make yourself truly safe. With this in mind, here’s a simple way to evaluate their own city’s chances.
The Regional Outbreak Survivability Rating, or ROS Rating, takes into account three primary factors when predicting the level saturation a zombie outbreak will achieve in any given urban setting.
- Combat Readiness – What is the population density in your area? What percentage of the citizenship owns a firearm, or has combat training? Are there available military resources stationed nearby?
- Critical Infrastructure – Do the area’s roads offer many different travel routes in and out? Is the local climate and typography a strategic advantage? Can abundant natural resources be easily accessed?
- Civil Response – Are police, fire and rescue services highly trained in emergency preparedness? Is the local population psychologically ready for disaster? Are there ample hospitals?
For example Los Angeles, California, scores relatively low in Combat Readiness because of it’s high population density and average ownership rate. Despite a favorable climate its Infrastructure score is also low because transportation options and water resources are horrible. Finally, its Civil Response score is high because emergency training is excellent, and the threat of earthquakes has created strong cultural preparedness for disaster.
Combat Readiness: C+
Critical Infrastructure: C-
Civil Response: B+
Overall Score: C+
What is your city’s ROS Rating?