Tanvi Misra is a staff writer for CityLab covering immigrant communities, housing, economic inequality, and culture. She also authors Navigator, a weekly newsletter for urban explorers (subscribe here). Her work also appears in The Atlantic, NPR, and BBC.
When (not if) the zombie apocalypse is upon us, these posters can guide you to safety.
In the not-too-distant future, the walking dead will roam the earth. When they come crawling into your city, clamoring at your gates for a taste of your brains, you will want to be prepared.
There are only a couple of options for when this happens: stay and wait it out, fight them, or run.
Staying is only recommended if you live in one of these solid shelters. You could try to fight it out if you're brave, but they will outnumber you and eventually overwhelm you.
So you will have to run, and when you do you'll need an exit plan. If you think you're going to be able to call an Uber or route your escape on Google Maps, think again. The zombies will obviously have taken down the wireless towers and the internet will be out. All the Uber drivers will have already been turned.
It'll all be over, unless you have with you something simple, easy to remember, easy to carry—like this poster showing the route out of your city to the safe zone.
Each poster includes a map, with step-by-step directions at the bottom. To help plan accurately, the posters mention the length of the journey and the time-frame. The coordinates, temperature, height above sea-level and the kind of food sources at your destination point are also included.
Make sure you take supplies, and remember that no place is ever completely safe while the threat lives on.