There are a select few people who are preparing for an upcoming zombie apocalypse. Those individuals will no doubt already know everything I am going to say. For the average zombie apocalypse survivor however; it would be nice to know which items would be the most useful. Money will likely become worthless, so people will turn to bartering. The question becomes what items would be the most valuable in a post-apocalyptic zombie barter economy? Well that's what we're going to talk about!
An unfortunate truth of life in a post-zombie world is that there are zombies. Many, many zombies! While those in the country will be better off than their urban counterparts, everyone will need a weapon at some point.
This guy thinks blunt weapons are the way to go, and while that may be the case, using one still involved you getting up and personal to a brain starved zombie to do any damage. Guns will likely be the most valuable weapon simply because no one wants to get close to a zombie if they can help it, regardless of a weapons efficiency. Of course flame throwers would be ideal.
Lets face it, aside from those lucky enough to get their hands on a generator, the majority of survivors are going to be without power. This means battery operated lanterns and flash lights are going to be critical for survival. Items such as lights, cooking equipment, and radios that would normally need to be plugged into a wall socket could be rigged up to batteries instead as well.
2. Medical Supplies
So you're bitten on the neck by a zombie, what do you do? 99% of the time your going to turn into a zombie and shamble the streets along with the rest of the undead. Even though you're doomed, you try using all the medical supplies you can, alcohol, gauze, anti-bacterial/viral meds to try and stop the zombiefication process.
Regardless of zombies bites, people are still going to get sick and injured as they do today. In all likley hood the hospitals and pharmacies are shut down, and getting medication for the flu, or bandages for a burn could be difficult. Doctors and nurses that raided their hospital as the zombie-apocolypse took place would be extremely well off individuals (by zombie survival standards).
Especially if the zombie disease is water-borne. If this is the case, you can expect a fresh bottle of water to be worth it's weight in gold in a post-apocalyptic zombie economy. This is especially true in an urban setting, where access to clean drinking water would be limited.
Thats it! If anyone else can think of something that would also be valuable, feel free to leave a comment below!
In other news, Plants vs Zombies 2 is going to be released pretty soon! Perhaps you could grow an army of flowers to protect you when the zombies hit instead of investing in AAA batteries?