Zombie survival: dealing with nuclear fallout and avoiding tunnel vision.

I have a new article up over at Shit Zombies Say.  I once again take the time out of my busy life to make save some god damned lives.  You’re welcome.

If you’re smart, you’ve thought ahead of time about where to relocate.  Maybe you’re on the east coast and you’re going to hop a boat and sustain yourself for quite some time between your water purifier and your skill with a fishing pole.  Or maybe you’re going to retreat into the lush forests of the Ozark mountains, far away from what used to be the major hubs of humanity (which are now where most of the once-living are still massed).  Even with these plans, your tunnel vision may cost you your life.  Sure, you’re as safe from zombies as you can relatively be, but that doesn’t mean you’re safe.  Here’s a map of all of the nuclear reactors in the United States along with their fallout radii compiled using information from the Chernobyl disaster.

Odds are you’re in one of the red circles.

You can read the full article by clicking the link above.  This is not optional if you want to survive.  You can thank me later for being the guy who saved your ass.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • BionicWoman

    Wyoming has always been my optimal choice. No one lives in Wyoming (and those that do probably hate living in Wyoming, It’s Wyoming), lower zombie population! Now it has less nuclear fallout too. :D

    • Yoav

      On the other hand Wyoming has a relatively high population of Dick Cheneys, I don’t know about you but I would take a zombie hoard over that any day.

    • Silent Service

      I have relatives in Wyoming; all supporters of the Freemen movement from 10 to 15 years ago. Expect them to shoot anybody on sight that isn’t a relative in the first 25 years of the zombie Apocalypse. Stay low and be heavily armed. Wyoming will be a wild wild west when world war Z starts.

  • Kevin R. Cross

    I have to say, this sort of propagandist crap really angers me. That map is totally worthless – they say, clearly, that it’s based on Chernobyl’s effects – a reactor accident that simply CANNOT occur with a properly built nuclear reactor with a containment dome (as ALL US reactors have).
    There are reasonable arguments against fission power plants. We do not need inaccurate, reprehensibly stupid pieces like this.

    • Laury Plant

      I…kinda touched on that in commenting on the article and on FB. It’s a pretty big pet peeve of mine too, the misrepresentation of nuclear technology.

      • Kevin R. Cross

        Thanks. Nice to know I’m not the only one.

  • Verimius

    From my atheist point of view, zombie fascination is another way of expressing our wish for life after death.