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10 tips for surviving a zombie outbreak

April 15, 2011, 11:20 a.m.
A fortress against zombies

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On the defense? Build a fortress

Once the zombie outbreak is confirmed, you'll need to decide if you'll run or take a stand. As one expert suggests, if you're dealing with a traditional slow zombie, you may want to make a run for it. But if you choose to remain in your home, Brooks offers some key suggestions.

Brooks recommends that you immediately install steel or iron gates on your windows. You can even back your car up against a bank of windows. Once zombies know about your hiding places, be sure to destroy any staircases inside and outside the building. Consider fleeing to an apartment building. Since there will be more people, you stand a greater chance of finding skilled survivors like carpenters and medical professionals.