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7 Ideal Places to Hunker Down Against the Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse

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I’m a survivor. I’m not going to give up, even in the face of a zombie apocalypse. In fact, I’ve been scouting locations to hunker down when the inevitable hits. Below are 7 places I’ll gladly share with you, provided you play fairly.

7 Ideal Places to Hunker Down Against the Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse

Wiltshire’s Secret Underground City

Nuclear survival was on everyone’s minds in the late 50s, so there were a lot of fallout bunkers built. But none of them had the scope of the one built in the UK.

This secret underground city had an underground lake that supplied fresh water and full provisions that would allow 4,000 people to survive for up to 3 months. Now decommissioned, this place was legit, fully sustainable with underground hospitals, canteens, kitchens and laundries, plus storerooms of supplies and full accommodations.

The bad news in a zombie invasion is that one infected person could potentially infect all 4,000, creating an underground zombie tomb like ‎Menzoberranzan or something. Read more about the Wiltshire Secret Underground City here.

An Amazon Fulfillment Center

This takes an entirely different strategy toward survival, namely that, hey, at least you’d have every product you’d ever need to battle zombies. Sure, most of the places on this list are historical or cultural landmarks, but in capitalistic America, a shipping center as big as 28 football fields is about as cultural as we get.

There are 15 million items inside the AFC in Phoenix, Arizona, so surely you could piece together some anti-zombie body armor or really anything else you might need. And AA batteries might be currency during an apocalypse. Those are simply an add-on item in the AFC.

Think about it. Learn more about Amazon Fulfillment Centers here. .

Alcatraz Island

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Hey, nobody could get off this island, so maybe zombies couldn’t get onto it, huh? Plus, you’d be sharing history with some of the most notorious convicts ever, which is nice.

Sure, things didn’t work out well at a prison for the cast of The Walking Dead, but Alcatraz is a wholly defensible structure. Transportation of supplies to and fro would be difficult, but there wouldn’t be a more secure locale once you were hunkered down.

Learn more about Alcatraz Island.

The Greenbrier

The UK wasn’t the only country to have a secret nuclear bunker, but the United States hid theirs in the mountains behind a genteel facade. The Greenbrier is a 700 room hotel in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia.

But like Xavier’s School for Gifted Children, the Greenbrier houses a secret bunker underneath. This classified, underground facility was named “Project Greek Island” and was completed in 1962. Now since decommissioned, the bunker was kept stocked with supplies for 30 years.

You could house a lot of survivors in a 700 room facility and even play at some normalcy during the zombie invasion. Then if things got bad, you’d head to the bunker. Learn more about the Greenbrier here.

Maunsell Army Sea Forts

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Standing on pillars in the water, these forts were built to serve as anti-aircraft support to defend the the UK. We could use them to defend us against a zombie invasion.

The forts were decommissioned in the late 1950s but were later used for pirate radio broadcasting. Survivors could fish and eat sea gulls and there would be no way a zombie would show up on your doorstep. Pirates, however, might be another story. You can learn more about the Maunsell Army Sea Forts here or here.

Korowai Tree Houses

This is another location on stilts. Built as high as 114 feet into the canopy, these tree houses won’t be approached by zombies any time soon.

These tree houses are built by the Korowai people of Indonesia in part to protect them from the swarming mosquitoes below, as well as troublesome neighbors. And the single notched pole that serves as a ladder is positively zombie proof.

Also, the Korowai are known for being one of the last active tribes of cannibals, so when it comes to zombies, they’ll give as good as they get. Learn more here.

Great Wall of China

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Just as the Chinese wanted protection from the Huns, the wall could also protect from zombies. A consistent patrol from atop the wall would also allow survivors to fully understand where threats were coming from at all times.

With troop barracks, garrison stations, and signaling capabilities through the means of smoke or fire, the Great Wall could also serve as a transportation corridor. Just think of your new zombie-proof home as being one long hallway.

It’s one of the most impressive structures in human history, folks, so take the time to learn more here.

Be a survivor, nerds. Start thinking about the locale you’d use when the inevitable zombie apocalypse hits us.

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