Rule #8: Safety in Numbers

Posted: January 29, 2012 in The Rules
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Rule #8: Safety in Numbers

There is a reason that most living things live in packs, herds, flocks, schools, colonies, etc.  It’s because the more of you there are, the less likely YOU will be killed if a predator comes along.

The same goes for humans during the zombie apocalypse.

It all boils down to statistics.  If there are 10 people in your group and  a zombie wanders into your camp with the result of 1 person being killed by said zombie before it’s put down, you have a 1 in 1o chance of being killed.  If there are only 2 in your camp you have a 50% chance of dying.  So, your chances of survival are increased as you increase the size of your group.  Unless you are surrounded by idiots, then your chances probably decrease unless you have the mindset to use them as zombie bait…

Some people out there have the mindset of every man for him/herself.  That philosophy is dangerously flawed when it comes to scenarios that involve a predator as ruthless and plentiful as the zombie.  The fact of the matter is, going it alone will only get you killed (faster).

Probably not a Phlebotomist

Another advantage to adding numbers to your survival group is skill sets.  We each have certain skills, knowledge, and abilities that can be useful, even if it’s as simple a skill as being able to lift heavy things.  With each individual you add to your group, you also add that persons skill sets which you and others can benefit from.  And you never know when a french speaking Phlebotomist who likes to dabble in late 18th century expressionist pastels might come in handy.  Actually, a Phlebotomist would probably be a pretty handy person to have around.

The more people you have in your group the better you can defend yourselves against marauders, zombie hordes, and other threats.  You can organize hunting parties, scavenger hunts (not the fun kind), and round the clock security for your camps perimeter.

The cost of adding more people to your group?  Each individuals needs for food, water, shelter, and security.  The more people you have the more resources you need, so make sure everyone is pulling their own weight and if they’re not…well, we can always go back to the zombie bait idea.

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Comments
  1. I would just like to say im writing down every bit of this and using it. it would mean a lot if you would check out my blog about zombies as well.

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