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Desperate times call for desperate measures. I don't know about you but I would need to be extremely desperate to go to Antarctica. There are probably few places that could keep you safe from zombies as well as Antarctica. For one, it's really not an easy place to get to. It's also very cold. You would probably have a hard time surviving there, so it may not be at the top of your list but I would say you could easily put some distance between yourself and the limping crowd of dazed zombies.
Here are some interesting facts I found at worldatlas.com. " Antarctica, almost 98% solid ice, was finally considered a continent in 1840, and not just a group of isolated islands. Today it has active territorial claims submitted by Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom." Do you think you have cold Winters? Check this out, "Antarctica is the coldest and windiest spot on the planet. In fact, the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth was recorded in Antarctica (-129.3ºF) and the mean winter temperatures range from -40º to -94ºF. Winds are commonly measured at up to 200 miles per hour."
If you were to take refuge in Antarctica, I think zombies would be the least of your concerns. There are several research stations there though - manned by various different countries. You might be able to take refuge at one of them. From what I understand, one of them is green, so you might be able to survive in it.
Here's a couple to check out: http://www.antarcticstation.org or http://www.usap.gov.
I've personally never been to Antarctica (I hate the cold), but if you love adventure, there are different expeditions you can join. One that sounds interesting is through a company called Expedition Trips. According to their site, the trip includes a "cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula and surrounding islands aboard a stylish state-of-the-art expedition ship with outstanding guides, kayaks, underwater dive master, and National Geographic partnership." The site has a picture of people in a raft checking out penguins. That's kinda epic I guess if you prefer penguins to zombies... unless they are zombie penguins, which would be kinda freaky.
If Antarctic is on your post-apocalypse bucket list, you may want to book a per-apocalypse trip with one of these expedition companies to check out the turf. As for me, I'm going to stick with my deserted island plan.
What do you think about Antarctica? Share in the comments below.
-Tim (The Adventure Guy, except in this case because I hate cold weather.)
There is no debating the monumental presence of the Grand Canyon. To stand over it and look into its depth of color and complexity is to view a work of art on the canvas of the Earth's landscape. It's rugged nature makes it a great temptation for adventure junkies. From its raging Colorado River to it's shear cliffs, The Grand Canyon beckons you to a challenge.
Since most people view zombies as brainless beings who can't do much more than drag themselves around, the same sense of danger promised by this great U.S. monument could provide refuge to those who can make it to the bottom. A raft could provide a quick escape when needed and someone who is trained in survival could manage to wait out the apocalypse in one of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet.
Don't wait until something happens to enjoy this wonder. Take a trip to the Grand Canyon and experience its beauty for yourself. If you are in for an adventure, book a rafting trip or enlist yourself on a mule trip on one of its scenic trails.
-Tim (The Adventure Guy)
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Tim McSwain is a freelance blogger and published author. Tim grew up traveling and has a passion for seeing the world. This blog is Tim's way of sharing what he has learned in his years of travel.