I’ve repeatedly heard people say that in case the zombie apocalypse every happens they are just going to go north. The reasoning is always the same;
– there are fewer people up north
– the zombies will freeze or at least slow down in the cold
– no one else has thought of this.
I honestly don’t think people who say this sort of thing have thought it through.
First of all let me tell you, everyone has thought of this. So you’re not going to be the only one “heading’ up north.” You’re going to be stuck in traffic and eaten right there on the jammed highway. Assuming you do get up north, where are you going to stay? Probably in a home that was abandoned leaving you no better off than the people who abandoned it. So now you’re going to have to “dig in” in totally unfamiliar territory, surrounded by people you don’t know and with a lack of familiarity with where to get food and the quickest ways around town.
You could have stayed in your neighborhood surrounded by friends and family willing to pull together and dig in and have a fighting chance on home territory. But no, you decided to go north.
Up north is also where the mythical, “safe place” is. “I heard about a place up north. They’re taking people in. It’s safe!” If it is out there it’s going to be overrun with survivors or zombies. The chance that it’s really out there is slim the chance that it’s out there and lives up to what you hope it is, is even slimmer.
As for zombies freezing or slowing down. It’s true, they might. But so will you. And you’ll be starving, running out of supplies that can’t be regrown in the cold or replaced due to societal collapse. Go ahead, light a fire to keep warm and draw every walker to you in the area.
As for me you can probably tell where I’ll be in case it all goes down. I’m already here. Safe and sound in my own home that I’ve prepped for the end of days. A rooftop garden and big balcony set for growing food, tons of plants inside doing the same and well stocked long term emergency supplies. Stairs doors and windows and a multilevel home mean never having to say, “Let’s go up north.”