Where To Take Shelter During A Zombie Invasion



So, the zombies have taken over, you fear for your safety and the people you know that are still surviving – but what do you DO?!

One of the first steps you need to take is to find a secure location to call home, and eventually turn into a headquarters to fight the horde from.

When looking for a shelter, you need to consider the following: visibility, security, resources, size, and comfort. One of the top locations on my list is a "home improvement warehouse" type store, like Lowe's or Home Depot.

My local Home Depot is ideal – here's how it breaks down:

Visibility: The parking lot is huge. A couple people on the roof will be able to see a pack or a lone zombie coming from a long way away, giving us plenty of time to prepare.

Security: The building is metal. You need to pass through 2 sets of doors to get inside. The ceilings are ridiculously high, with metal racks going all the way up in some areas, giving us the ability to always have the "high ground" in case the location has been breached.

Resources: The darn place is full of building supplies, electrical equipment, packaged food, and power tools (they're pretty much the best weapons!) Also, I'm sure there's a large enough section with solar stuff that I could rig together so we would be set even if power was cut to the building.

Size: Again – it's huge.

Comfort: Refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, stuff to build beds – I can't think of a more comfortable place to seek refuge.

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15 Comments »

  1. kim (39 comments) said,

    Home Depot has lots of food?! where?

    July 22, 2009 @ 9:53 am


  2. sparx (887 comments) said,

    Oh hell.. I'm getting it confused with Menards. I guess just the stuff by the register. But Menards is nearby and was my second choice for shelter – they have a "grocery" area.

    July 22, 2009 @ 9:56 am


  3. kim (39 comments) said,

    True… Although.. Home Depot would have some of their food stuffs in the back storage area… But it's probably mostly candy bars and soda.

    Or just hijack a semi delivering food and take it along!

    July 22, 2009 @ 10:01 am


  4. sparx (887 comments) said,

    There won't be many semi's delivering food after the invasion begins.

    July 22, 2009 @ 10:04 am


  5. spudart (897 comments) said,

    Can't you just like, punch a zombie in its face, and it'll turn to dust? Why hide from those wimpoids?

    July 22, 2009 @ 3:22 pm


  6. sparx (887 comments) said,

    Umm.. no, you cannot do that spudart. That's absolutely ridiculous.

    July 22, 2009 @ 3:29 pm


  7. Cactus Joe (98 comments) said,

    spudart might be confusing zombies with mummies.

    the weakness i see in this locale is in fact the size issue. if a pack of zombies gets in, they can hide a lot of places. what happens if you miss one and fall asleep? i suppose you can always have someone on guard.

    but then there are the runners. they scare me the most.

    July 23, 2009 @ 11:13 am


  8. Cactus Joe (98 comments) said,

    back stories are so easy on zombie films. i wanna make a short film. who knows a home depot manager we can ask about getting in after hours?

    July 23, 2009 @ 11:14 am


  9. Richard Smith (1 comments) said,

    I'm looking for the packaged food at Home depot as well :-).

    July 30, 2009 @ 2:57 pm


  10. sparx (887 comments) said,

    I think Home Depot just has candy and jerky and stuff near the checkouts.
    I was thinking the grocery section of Menards. sorries! 😛

    July 30, 2009 @ 2:58 pm


  11. mike (1 comments) said,

    You're going to need some sharp-shooters on the roof. Zombies can only be taken out with a head shot. Anything less just pisses them off. If it's a rampage, it will be hard to keep them all out.

    August 1, 2009 @ 9:27 pm


  12. sparx (887 comments) said,

    Of course the roof sentries would be equipped with long range weaponry. I just didn't mention it.. because… ummm… it's advanced material and this is a beginner's level intro to zombie preparedness.

    August 1, 2009 @ 11:24 pm


  13. mr_showtime (1 comments) said,

    I would think a huge camping and outdoor sports store would work best.
    A place like gander mountain still has huge size, it would have dried, canned and any other type of food that will last for a long time. The best part, however, would be the knives, guns and large amounts of ammunition

    August 4, 2009 @ 1:15 pm


  14. spudart (897 comments) said,

    What about when the Decepticons invade?

    August 17, 2009 @ 7:45 am


  15. sparx (887 comments) said,

    That's silly. There's no such thing as Decepticons!

    August 18, 2009 @ 9:02 pm


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