Safest Zones in the Philippines When a Zombie Apocalypse Strikes
Whether or not you believe in the inevitability of a worldwide zombie takeover (thanks to pop culture hits Walking Dead and Train to Busan), it’s better to prepare a survival strategy to put your mind at ease for that worst case scenario—even if we’re pretty much doomed in our overpopulated urban centers. Here are a few local places you could seek shelter in to avoid the army of the undead.
It’s common sense to escape to high ground when an outbreak occurs as these places are mostly uninhabited and hard for zombies to reach. Mount Apo is your best bet among all mountains because, other than being the highest peak in the Philippines, it has steep and slippery trails, thick forests, and giant rock boulders that make it a challenge for the mindless undead to climb. That isn’t to say it won’t be a challenge to you too, though. Better start making mountain climbing your next hobby!
If you can’t go up, then go down. Caves are easy to fortify and are likewise far from urban areas. In Samar alone, there are a hundred caves to hide in making it harder for zombies to spot you. The presence of underground rivers is also an added defense against them.
A Private Island
Remote, uninhabited, and surrounded by bodies of water. Having your own private island might just be your greatest investment in surviving an outbreak. That is until zombies learn how to swim, at least. But let’s just hope it never comes to that.
If you really would not like to risk staying on dry land, you could escape to the seas via cruise ship which you can find a ton of along Manila Bay. You’ll be in constant transit and away from the ground, only going down to replenish your supplies (while hoping that there aren’t zombies lurking around when you do).
It has the benefits of being at a remote island but more accessible to urban dwellers. It’s surrounded by water, you’ll be on high ground, and you can live off of fishing and farming crops from the rich volcanic soil.
Assuming that animals can’t get infected by the disease, you can try your luck at the largest zoo in the country. If you’re fortunate enough, maybe the lions and tigers could feast on the undead bodies before those zombies get to you first.
You’ll have to get here before the epidemic spreads across EDSA, but it’s a risk worth taking. A military base is a great hideout because of ensured security and protection by the country’s armed forces. You can’t expect, though, that our forces will hold off the hordes of zombies that will attempt to infiltrate the camp for a sustained period, but at least you’ll have access to various weapons in the event that you’ll have to fight the undead on your own.
Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas
When all else fails, lock yourself up inside a bank vault! It’s 100% zombie and disaster proof. You may not be able to get back out so easily once you’re in and living there for an extended period is clearly impractical, but it could buy you some time before heading out to the warzone once again.
Where else in the Philippines do you think would be safe against a zombie apocalypse? Sound off below!