How to Get Fit For the Zombie Apocalypse

With doomsday coming closer and closer we take it that you are taking active measures in preparation of the event. You might already have sorted out the basement with tinned cans and food supplies as well as ample communication materials, not to mention your security systems that should be in place. But the question is, are you physically ready?

Even though preparation is key, you have to consider that you might be in a situation where you will have to physically defend yourself or be on the run for days on end. It is not too late to get your body in shape and your experience on par. Since the adrenaline will kick in when you run for your life, you will need to fine tune your climbing and jumping experience as well as work on your endurance. Both these activities will enhance your fitness and have great health benefits, but keep in mind that you will probably be doing these activities with your survival backpack and accessories. We will also give you some tips on choosing the best bag for doomsday.

Start Hiking as Endurance Training

One great positive about hiking, is that everyone can do it. This is a great way of getting your entire family in shape and fit for what lies ahead. Hiking helps with losing weight and it is clinically proven that thirty minutes of cardiovascular exercise will improve your heart’s health. You want to stay strong and determined when the day comes, so take your family for a hike at least twice a week for about 30-60 minutes at a time. Walk at a fast and steady pace and use this time to educate the family on other aspects of the apocalypse. Being in nature also does wonders for the physique and with doomsday around the corner it is important to be in the right frame of mind.

Start Rock Climbing for Confidence and Experience

Being able to climb walls and rocks might just be what you need to get out of that sticky situation. Even though Zombies are able to do just about anything that humans can, being agile and light on your feet might give you that added speed and edge. Rock climbing will make you strong and give you experience which will help cancel out the fear when you find yourself in a climbing situation. Rock climbing uses your leg and arm strength to drag you up, forward or sideways. Apart from practical training your can also do other arm and leg exercises to strengthen these parts. Be sure to invest in shoes with a good grip and include some rope and hooks in your survival bag. Rock climbing also helps with problem solving and strategizing, which will come in very handy when you are in that dangerous fight or flight situation.

Packing for Survival, messenger bag as a viable alternative?

As mentioned previously, it would be wise to have your survival pack equipped with everything you might need and securely fastened before D-day. And to be clear, your basic sleepover bag or handbag will definitely not suffice. Your backpack would be the safest bet and if you have it handy, when disaster strikes by all means stick with it. If you opt for something in the line of a messenger bag, that fits around your shoulder similar to courier bags. Why? Because you can take it nearly everywhere without people or security personnel giving you trouble and when all hell breaks lose you will have at least something nearby.

Messenger bags are an ideal alternative to backpacks when you are in a ‘grab and go’ situation, in which you will most likely find yourself in this case. These types of bags are ideal for the task at hand, especially for the individual that will be traveling or hiking. The messenger bag’s sling across the chest area can contain a few necessities such as a torch light and weapons. The way you accessorize the bag is up to you, but its design allows for optimum comfort weather the load is bulky and heavy, or light. The Messenger Bag is also an ideal additional bag to your backpack so that you will be able to carry the basic necessities when you have to leave everything else behind.

These are just a few steps that you can take in preparation of Doomsday and the Apocalypse. The main aspect is to stay educated on all the factors and possible scenarios that you might encounter. Staying fit and making sure that you are agile and have enough endurance is just a small part of surviving the Doomsday attack. Take up hiking and rock climbing as soon as possible and be sure to have a fully equipped messenger bag for everything you might need because, time is running out!

Author Bio: Simon is a Blog owner and regular contributor for various Blogs from Europe and likes to write in various topics and fields and prides himself in being a versatile professional writer. This post was written by Simon from on behalf of their client

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3 thoughts on “How to Get Fit For the Zombie Apocalypse

  • March 16, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I never thought of a messenger bag – thanks!

  • December 9, 2012 at 7:56 am

    I think they are a viable alternative but the backpack would be more logical for long hikes, etc.

    Jill McHale


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