West Virginia February 19, 2018
11 Undeniable Reasons Why West Virginians Would Easily Survive A Zombie Apocalypse
If a zombie apocalypse were to strike, many states would be overrun. But not West Virginia. Here are 11 reasons why.
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1. Gun Owners
Many of us are gun owners, so when the zombies arrive, we will already be armed.
2. Military Presence
This is very important in such a circumstance. Since WV has 39 citizens in the military per capita, the military presence here is not too shabby.
Hunting is a big recreational activity here, and the ability to hunt rather than be hunted is key. We can stay still and silent for a while so as not to scare our prey. This is also key.
Almost everybody owns a dog here. Seriously, there are dogs all over the place. This is good since dogs have an exceptional sense of smell and hearing, making them great warning alarms. They will smell a rotting corpse and its moans way before you ever will, and preparedness is important in such situations.
We are good at surviving long winters without power for several days or even weeks. Survival is important, as the power grids will likely fail. No problem - been there, done that. Perhaps not in the long term, but no American city knows about long term power outages anyway - at least we have a leg up on most.
6. Outdoor People/Campers
We love to go camping, especially in backwoods areas where there are not a lot of people. And a zombie apocalypse would basically force us to become long-term campers. Also, the ability to build a fire in the cold months will be especially crucial.
It's pretty simple: lots of trees means lots of places to get out of reach. Pick 'em off one by one from the relatively security of a tall tree, just like hunting. You might even get lucky and find a tree with a blind.
Paintball is a popular game here, as there are 26 paintball players per capita. This game is based on strategy and the art of battle. While your paintball guns will be useless, your skills acquired from the game will not.
No, we are not a state known for our triathletes, but we actually have 21 per capita, which definitely doesn't hurt.
10. Rural Areas
The first places to be overrun will be the big cities where too many people are packed close together. The zombie virus will spread like wildfire in those places, so living in a largely rural state is a definite advantage. Places like Charleston, Huntington and Morgantown won't fare so well, but in a state that is mostly comprised of woods, survival is a much more likely prospect for us.
Put quite simply, we don't take trash from anyone. It doesn't matter what state of decay you are in.
How do you think you would fare against a zombie outbreak? Feel free to comment below and join the discussion.
To learn more about West Virginia Zombie survival, check out the
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