The Walking Dead, a TV show based on a comic book, is intensely popular—indeed, so much that people all over North America are following the adventures of Rick Grimes and his ragtag band of survivors as they venture throughout a world that’s been tainted by a zombie apocalypse. But The Walking Dead is not merely a fun show to watch—it’s also chock-full of tips that are useful for preppers and survivalists. In this article, we’ll look at some of the most important ones.
1- Develop friendships and relationships with others.
Where would we be without our loved ones? Not as far, that’s for sure. Our loved ones support us, no matter how angry or sad we are, and they help us in our efforts to accomplish our dreams and make the world a better place. In a survivalist context, naturally these capacities are very important. However, strong relationships with friends and neighbors are also important for another reason—they can help you when you need it. You can swap resources with them, and you can provide them with shelter when their home has been broken or destroyed. They can also share resources and keep each other informed.
2- Stick together with those friends.
Similarly, the importance of sticking together with your friends is another lesson we can draw from the show. Survivors are safer if they band together. By working together, it’s easier to find food and other resources, and to start again if you’re in a new place where you know no one.
3- Never forget to prep.
A third lesson we can draw from The Walking Dead is that prepping is incredibly important. The characters have often had to risk their lives as they walked through zombie-filled settlements to get the resources they needed from pharmacies and stores. You yourself can avoid a lot of this trouble by gathering up all the resources you’ll need beforehand. Of course, when it comes right down to it, you might regardless have to go through dangerous areas to get the goods you need—but, if you get your stuff ready in advance, hopefully you won’t have to.
4- When in the wild, use safety techniques.
Fourth, the show teaches us the importance of using proper safety techniques when out hunting or foraging. You never know when a wild animal might sneak up on you and threaten to attack you. If you’re in that kind of situation, it’s vital that you know what to do, since your life’s at stake.
All in all, those are some of the survival lessons we’ve learned from this amazing show. This article was a bit depressing, so we’ll finish up with an interesting tidbit. On The Walking Dead, it often takes people a disproportionately long amount of time to realize a zombie is coming up behind them. Although this could be due to bad script writing, many fans have theorized that it’s actually because the characters are going deaf because they hear gunshots all the time. I’ll bet you didn’t know that!