Scenario–oh, no! You’re in a zombie apocalypse! First things first, GET OUT OF THE CITY ASAP. And in other random zombie apocalypse survival tips, I’ll discuss how to go about doing that.
I know this one seems obvious, but I’ve discovered in casual conversations with people who perhaps are not zombie apocalypse aficionados like myself that perhaps it’s not all that obvious. So here it is:
AVOID FORMERLY HEAVILY POPULATED AREAS, so if you’re in a city when there’s an outbreak, your first order of business is to get armed and get out.
But for now, let’s just focus on why you need to bail from a city.
Think about it. If you’ve been watching Walking Dead, you know our hero went to Atlanta in search of help/his family. Well, Atlanta was a heavily populated area, and sure enough, it stayed heavily populated in the apocalypse: with zombies. Oh, and with other non-zombies who maybe aren’t taking this apocalypse thing so well. You need to avoid them, as well.
Assuming you’re not in a city and you’re avoiding them, your best bet, to get more food and supplies, is rural areas with smaller former populations. If you must venture close to a city, stick to the outskirts (strip malls might be good for something, after all). Avoid structures with lots of windows. Zombies can see you, and they have this tendency to crash through said windows. Big warehouse stores are better bets for supplies (CostCo or Sam’s, e.g.) than stores with big windows.
And if you have an extreme apocalypse in general streak, check out Rudy Reyes, Apocalypse Man.
Next random tip: how to get out of a city in a zombie outbreak. Because if you’re already in a populated area, well, obviously, you can’t really avoid it. But you can go Boy Scout and Always Be Prepared! Just don’t help old ladies across the street. They might be zombies.