The zombie apocalypse or Z-Day is a particular scenario of the end of civilization that involves a widespread rise of zombies hostile to human life.
The zombie apocalypse usually starts by some kind of outbreak of a ‘zombie plague’ due to an infectious disease. The zombies are usually bestial, motivated by a need to consume living humans or at least fulfil an imperative to retransmit an infection by biting or clawing their victims.
Those killed by or infected by zombies usually turn into zombies themselves. The plague spreads quickly, exponentially, and is unable to be controlled.
Usually the authorities are slow to understand the true nature of the threat, first responding with inaction or inappropriate tactics and thus giving it time to grow beyond hope of containment, leading to the panicked collapse of civilian society.
Often the specific cause for the reanimation of the dead is indeterminate or, if known, cannot be controlled by broad countermeasures with available technologies. In either case, there is no way to stop the dead from rising after the phenomenon has begun.
The survivors barricade themselves in protective shelters and are forced to scavenge for food and supplies in a world reduced to a pre-industrial hostile wilderness.
Thanks to large number of films and video games, the idea of a zombie apocalypse has entered the mainstream and a lot has been said and written on how to prepare for the hypothetical future zombie apocalypse.
The following chapters will help you cope not only with a Zombie Apocalypse but any other kind of apocalypse scenario such as an alien invasion or natural disasters that could lead to the same collapse of the economy and society.
If someone is prepared to survive the complete breakdown of society due to an uprising of the living dead, then he or she will be prepared for almost any real-world disaster or emergency conceivable. The advent of H1N1 Swine Flu in 2009 is a reminder that, despite our technology, the civilized world is vulnerable.
The time to prepare for a zombie attack is now. Training your body, obtaining the proper weapons, and having proper training with chosen weapons takes time.