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Toolstation have teamed up with apocalypse experts to create the perfect Zombie survival guide because after the last 18 months you never know…

Apocalypse expert Lewis Dartnell has provided his expert commentary on how to survive a zombie apocalypse- from the dos and don’ts in an apocalypse; what equipment and tools you’ll need and how to maximise your chances of survival.

A zombie apocalypse will probably never happen, but what if it did? Fictional stories of zombie apocalypses have always been popular- from Resident Evil games, movies and TV series to The Walking Dead- zombies are everywhere in pop culture.

Toolstation wanted to investigate how their tools could be of aid in the event of a hypothetical apocalypse, putting together a guide on how to survive.

Collaborating with apocalypse expert, Lewis Dartnell, author of ‘The Knowledge: How to rebuild our world after an apocalypse’ Toolstation have produced the perfect go-to guide if you do ever find yourself in a survival situation. The tool provider has provided information on what gear to have, who to team up with and exactly what to do to survive.

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What to do in the immediate aftermath

Step 1: At the start of everything, you will want to lay low. Make sure you are prepped with a few days’ worth of food and water and stay inside. It would be wise to blackout windows with bin liners and barricade doors or any other entry points.

Step 2: Plan your route out of your town or city, a crowded area is the last place you want to be, so getting out is necessary. Plan a route that avoids main roads and use the darkness of night to cover yourself. Try to stick to your route but be prepared to adapt if anything goes wrong.

Step 3: Find yourself a good set of wheels, ideally a sturdy 4×4 that can take some damage and handle off-road driving. You’ll need a vehicle to travel for supplies and relocation, we recommend putting a long-range radio or walkie talkies in there so you can communicate with your fellow survivors.

Step 4: Find a quiet, rural spot to settle down. Away from crowded areas, this is the perfect place to survive. Settle near clear, running water, find a place with a fireplace so you can use wood to keep warm and try to find somewhere with fertile ground so you can grow your own food.

Step 5: Think about defence, a wall surrounding your settlement combined with some floodlights is what you want. This keeps out any unwanted visitors and allows you to keep eyes on the surrounding area.

Step 6: Scavenge what you need, the world is now yours to scavenge to survive. Keep an eye out for medication like antibiotics, iodine tablets can make water safe to drink, and supermarkets will contain canned food that will stay good for years after.

Step 7: Once settled, you can re-establish the infrastructure that you need. Establish an off-grid supply of electricity, this can be done via home-made wind turbines. Also, fuel can be made using rendered animal fat, allowing you to keep your vehicles running.