With Halloween less than two weeks away, many of our thoughts are turning to ghosts, witches, vampires, and America’s favorite monsters, zombies. Do you ever wonder how you’d survive if America were hit by a zombie apocalypse? Do you contemplate whether you would be better off hitting the road or staying put? Thanks to the staff at CableTV.com—who pulled data on self-reliance based on agriculture, weapon ownership, solar energy, and climate to figure out the odds of surviving in each state—you no longer have to wonder about the best place to survive a zombie apocalypse.
If you’re lucky enough to already live in a Zone 1 state, there’s no need to hit the road in search of safety. But if your state falls on the list of Zone 4 states, better get your bug-out bag ready to avoid the undead! See below…
Turns out, your odds for survival are greatest in California, and lowest in Nevada. Despite being neighbors, the states will fare very differently in a zombie attack due to California’s agriculture and solar energy.
Looking at it from a regional perspective, the most zombie-survivable area of the U.S. is the Midwest. Thanks primarily to its widespread food production, it’s home to a cluster of Zone 1 and Zone 2 states. The entire New England region, unfortunately, lands in Zone 4.
Finding food (besides other humans) will be critical during a zombie apocalypse, and two of the most shelf-stable foods around are Hostess Twinkies and instant ramen. Sure, the nutritional value of these foods is questionable, but beggars can’t be choosers and living on junk food is surely preferable to being condemned to a future of feasting on human flesh.
If you’re in search of Twinkies, Hostess has three Twinkie bakeries in the U.S.:
- Emporia, KS
- Columbus, GA
- Indianapolis, IN
If instant ramen is more suited to your survivalist diet, here’s where you’re least likely to run out, based on demographic data from Maruchan:
Read more about how to survive a zombie apocalypse and CableTV.com’s doomsday data here.