It’s the zombie apocalypse! Do you
know where your escape plan is? If you’ve got one of these snazzy and practical
posters, you’re all set — it’ll be hanging on your wall. Toronto-based art studio
Design Different has created a series of Zombie Safe Zone Maps showing you
exactly where you should go and how to get there when The Walking Dead becomes reality. For nine major cities in the U.S.
and Canada, these maps not only give you directions, but also tell you how long
it’ll take to get there; furthermore, they give you the lowdown on what sorts
of resources you’ll find when you arrive. Because let’s face it: When
civilization collapses, Google Maps won’t really be an option anymore, will it?
You’ll find a lot of national parks and other similar areas as the destinations; this makes rather a lot of sense, as such spaces not only have tons of natural resources like food and water, but also the right terrain to hide and/or defend yourself as necessary. It’s suggested that New Yorkers go upstate about four and a half hours to Moose River Plains; at an elevation of 2,700 ft., it features natural springs, good fishing, and average high temperatures of about 75 degrees Fahrenheit:
Those living in Dallas would do well to head to Sabine National Forest, about three hours and 45 minutes away from the city. Although its elevation isn’t as high as Moose River Plains (only 315 ft.) and its high temperatures are a little toasty (94 degrees. Ugh), it, too, has excellent fishing and natural springs. Water and food? Not a problem:
And of course there’s an escape
route for Toronto, from whence creator Ryan McArthur and the other Design Different
masterminds hail. If you, like McArthur, live up north, hie thee to Algonquin
Provincial Park, which has an elevation of 1,900 ft., natural springs, and
fishing and hunting (anyone else sensing a trend?). It’s about three and a half
hours away from the city:
There are plenty of other cities
to choose from; you can even have Design Different customize your own town for you.
Of course, once you’ve got your escape route in place, you still need to come up with a plan and make sure you’ve got the tools you need to carry it out. This includes having a readily accessible vehicle, first aid supplies, your very own Daryl Dixon, and pretty much everything in the Open Company’s Go Bag. Also, I’d recommend brushing up on these disaster preparedness tips; not limited to zombies, they’re applicable to any wide-scale disaster you can imagine, from tornados to sharknados. It never hurts to be ready for anything.
To take a look at the rest of the maps and to buy one yourself, head on over to Design Different’s website. Happy zombie hunting!