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End-of-the-World Survival Tips
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What if you were the last human alive on earth? If everyone else has been turned into zombies, vampires and cyborgs, what will you need to survive?

Obviously you’ll need some weapons. The quantity and variety is up to you, but if you’ve seen any disaster/zombie/epidemic movies, you’ll know that a flamethrower and a tank will come in handy.

In your downtime, you might want some distractions. Assuming that all technology is wiped out, what’s left?

You could finally learn a musical instrument. Something like a flute or harmonica is lightweight, portable and less likely to be damaged while being used as a weapon. Plus, maybe your awful playing will keep the vampires at bay.

It couldn’t hurt to have a companion. Snuggle up with a volleyball, or a tennis ball if you want something fuzzy.

You might also want books. After all, they are sturdy and don’t require batteries. In a pinch, you can sacrifice a few pages to start a fire.

For tips on surviving in any climate against any odds, you’ll want the “SAS Survival Handbook” by John Wiseman.

You should also memorize “The Zombie Survival Guide” by Max Brooks.

And how about the longest novel ever written? “In Search of Lost Time” by Marcel Proust is several thousand pages long. For the average reader, that will take at least 100 solid hours to get through. You’re welcome.

To fully prepare for this end-of-humanity scenario, go into the woods with a group of friends and select one person to be the last human. Act out the possibilities, sans weapons. Try to remain friends afterward.

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