Who Are The Zombie Hordes?


Some preparedness websites will sometimes refer to ‘Zombies’, ‘Hordes’, or ‘Zombie Hordes’. A question is, what are they talking about? What’s their definition of a Zombie?

Zombies became particularly popular following the hit AMC TV series, “The Walking Dead”, in which the $hit had hit the fan, the country had collapsed and some sort of virus/plague/? would turn those who died into flesh eating mind-numbed Zombies. It became a battle of survival for the living – versus the Zombie hordes.

Due to the subsequent popularity of the term Zombie, many have been using the word in varying context, including the preparedness sites.

When we happen to use it here, it is to represent some wide generalizations…

Zombies represent those who have not prepared, and have reached a point of desperation.

There will also be those in the same category who have not prepared, but will not become Zombies because they will find a way to adapt and manage to survive. However they will certainly not be a majority of the unprepared.

To become a Zombie, it will be the unprepared who will have not had the ability to adapt and survive in a SHTF world. They will reach a point of desperation which will cause one of several things to happen…

Some Zombies will wither away, unable to help themselves.

Some Zombies will be given some help by the goodwill of others, and will remain reliant on them for their continued survival. Some in this category will be able to provide some services in return, while others will not be so able.

Some Zombies will venture out in a non-threatening way, in search of solutions for their survival. Some of them will succeed, and many will not.

Some Zombies will venture out in a threatening way, and ‘take’ what they need by force. Some will succeed, and many will not.

So… when we happen to reference the word, Zombie, it could mean any of the above. It is a generalization of those who have not prepared for a SHTF scenario, and what many will become afterwards.

By referencing Zombies or a Zombie horde, it does not mean that we would not help a Zombie. That would depend upon many things… Not all Zombies will be ‘bad’. Some even useful. However, many will be ‘bad’.

The Zombie hordes reference those Zombies who are branching out from their origins, in search of survival. Some of them will be organized, some not. There will be varying sized groups. Some will be essentially harmless, but many will not be. A desperate Zombie could be a very dangerous Zombie.

If TSHTF, there will be many hard choices to be made with regards to Zombies. Some easier than others.

Don’t be a Zombie. Get prepared now, so you won’t turn into one…

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  1. Ah, the zombie hordes. I believe they are the land walruses we see lumbering around in Wal-Mart with their mountain of junk food in the bascart, filing ditifully up and down the lanes of the store mindlessly buying shit the TV told them would be magically delicious. The zombies are the ones you see on the freeway every day, texting their every move while driving 80 mph on their way to their zombie job at the Super 8 motel, where they sit on their fat zombie ass and watch the inevitable TV behind the front desk, eating up those Cheetos and washing them down with a Super Big Gulp of some soda pop or another. They are the idiots who camp out in line the week of Thanksgiving so they can be first in line to buy some cheap crap or another that will be on sale for Black Friday, eschewing their job for a week to save three hundred bucks on one of the five TV’s the store actually has. They are the mindless group-think idiots that will trample you to death over a pair of frigging sneakers so they can be the first ones to “Be like Mike”. They are the ones on th3 five o’clock news bitching about “Where’s FEMA”? “Where’s my check”? They are the ones who are never, ever prepared. Here in Florida, they are the ones who run out of gas on I-95 during a hurricane evacuation because they didn’t top up their tank before it hit the fan, and now there isn’t a drop of gas to be had because, just like themselves, three million other zombies weren’t prepared.

    The zombie horde is in fact quite likely to be, your neighbors.

  2. Definition so true. Just add one of many that people can come up with. Relatives, many of mine are present day zombies, waiting for their full outing. One daughter who was raised knowing better made an off hand comment that her family would be heading my way when things happen. Her cupboards are bare, no reserves, but electronics however has no money for rice, ammunition, or a reserve of anything that will get them through. If known in the family structure that you prepare, expect freddy freeloader family to be heading your direction. Already told my group that if they make it, they will work the gardens, chop the wood for cooking and work off the excess fat they have developed with their present lifestyle if they want to be able to eat and have access to items that will protect them.

  3. I got something for them when or if they get here,and it ain’t food!They can lumber down the road or be planted here.Be prepared and ready.Keep your powder dry.

  4. Today i had to commute to london before 8.30am,whilst on the train the workers going to work sitting around me all into their mobile gadgets,so erie nobody talking,these people having full bellies were harmless,lol.
    I thankyou for your survial knowledge i am buying food stuffs and reading more about the SHTF and me thinks its nescessary to start stocking sustaining food:)

    1. Years ago all the train passenger heads would have been buried in newspapers.
      Now it’s the electronic gadget. I have to admit being one of the guilty party. I read the news on my iPhone while train commuting.

  5. I think almost everyone should expect some zombie family and/or friends knocking on their door. I know of several zombie family members who will be gracing our home, no doubt. I’ve even heard my zombie co-workers talking about what they will do if “it” hits… One said “oh, we’ll just go to our friend’s home – it’s a couple of hours drive away, and they said we could live with them if anything happens”… In the meantime this same co-worker spends her money on cruises, designer purses, and the latest iPhone game app. She’ll be a joy at her friend’s home, I’m sure.

  6. wondering how many of those same said zombies have belittled/berated/dissed/quit talking to friends / family who made efforts to be at least somewhat prepared…

    bet a lot

  7. What keeps me awake at night is the idea of Zombie children.
    Turning adults away is one thing but children?
    Nope cant do it.
    With that in mind I have begun to prepare accordingly.
    hopefully it will never happen but I know my limits and zombie kids is where I draw the line.
    Whats your limit?

  8. Sue,

    Zombie children..maybe yes, maybe no…it would seriously depend..If you are a ways out, and “zombie children” made it that far, they are not likely to be your typical Sunday School children…Chances are, any kids that make it that far, will be tough, street hardened kids, and you may indeed have to face the reality of winning over/fighting off something akin to war hardened child soldiers…If these are the type of zombie children who make it to your door, one should be ready for the reality.

  9. “zombie children” may not be alone. Some will have their zombie parents dragging them about scavenging for food. Do you feed the kids and not their mom? Do you feed the kids and their parents? Do you turn them away? Do you shoot the whole family and feed them to your dogs? So many questions….such a moral dilemma.

  10. Zombies are Democrats, or maybe I should say “Democrats are Zombies”. In essence, those who expect the government to take care of all their needs.

  11. The truth is it will be a dog eat dog world!Your family will be your pack just like wolves.And like wolves your family will have to protect your hunting grounds! And when I say family its not just relatives,your family will be the ones who prove you can trust and depend on them.

  12. I wouldn’t say that Democrats are Zombies, I know Liberal preppers ( I know that sounds like a contradiction…) It is those people who are already strapped in to the chair of dependency and hooked in to the IV line of entitlement, subsidies, and free money. I myself have some Liberal viewpoints ( I am pro choice to a degree, and find nothing wrong with gay Marriage for example) but I believe in working hard and providing for myself, prepping, and I am a staunch supporter of 2A.

    I don’t think we should demonize political parties, but judge people on the example they portray.

    As Buddha said ( His last words in fact) “All Things in this world are changeable, be a lamp unto yourselves, and work out your own salvation with diligence!”

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