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How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse at Vulcan Village

This Sunday, February 12, 2012, Vulcan Village is holding a Walking Dead Season 2, Part 2 Marathon. Bring your friends and enjoy free snacks, prizes and “The Walking Dead.” This all starts at 1:30pm, so see you there.

With the premier of Season 2, Part 2 of “The Walking Dead” on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 9:00 PM, we thought we should talk about the possibility of a zombie apocalypse. Do you have what it takes to survive a Zombie Apocalypse here at Vulcan Village? If not then you have come to the right place. Below you will find some useful tips on what to do if you find yourself or those dear to you in peril. However, before we go any further we have to cover a few basics, especially the type of zombies that we could possibly be encountering.

First and foremost the use of the term “Walkers” will be used quite frequently throughout this basic survival guide. The term “Walker” is nothing more than slang for a zombie. Now that is out of the way, when people think of walkers, they conjure up thoughts of people coming out of the ground, especially out of graves. While this is a very “George A. Romero way” of thinking, zombies are much more sophisticated than that. In fact, most people don’t realize that the living dead is a result of a viral affection, one that is easily taken care of with a few substantial blows to the head. No matter what your train of thought, walkers are literally a hazard to our health. So if you are out by yourself or with a group of people take precaution of your surroundings you never know where they could pop up. Remember to look out for one another.

Perhaps one of the most useful tips you will find in here concerns noise. Walkers are highly sensitive to noise. So when out and about or in the safety of your own apartment, make sure you take heed with how much noise you make in your apartment. The last thing you want is to walk out of  your apartment, into a breezeway crawling with the walking dead.

In the case of a zombie apocalypse it extremely important that we all as a community conserve energy. This includes water and electricity alike. No one would want to go out in a walker infested community to fetch a pale of water and run to risk of dying would they? So in order to conserve water, which is the basic necessity of life, follow these easy tips:

  • Turn the water off when brushing your teeth.
  • Shower instead of taking a bath.
  • When shampooing and conditioning your hair turn off the water.
  • If you feel the need to do laundry, which wouldn’t really matter since everyone is dying off, but combine everyone’s laundry in the apartment and do one load.

When it comes to the electricity, remember to turn off all your lights when you are either not in the room or your apartment as the walkers are attracted to isolated light. Also refrain from the use of candles as this not only emits light that can attract walkers, but could be a potential fire hazard. Which brings us to the final tip.

In case of a fire, our property has fire extinguishers in every apartment as well as the fitness center and clubhouse. To use these, just remember the simple rule PASS which is Pull pin, Aim, Squeeze handle, and Sweep. Not only is this a useful tool to put out a fire, but in case your having an issue with a walker, the fire extinguisher makes for a good blunt object to re-kill the thing.

Above all else, remember to be a good leader among your community, you never know when someone may need you.

Of course there is tons more to cover when it comes to keeping yourself safe during a zombie apocalypse. So as we wrap this up, I ask all of you to share your ideas and thoughts about keeping our community safe during a zombie apocalypse. The first three people to comment on this blog post and stop by the office on Sunday the 12th will get a free “Zombie Survival Kit.”

Once again as a reminder: This Sunday, February 12 starting at 1:30pm in the clubhouse. Vulcan Village will be holding a “Walking Dead” marathon which airs on AMC. Bring your friends and enjoy snacks, prizes, and the living dead!


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