For those that might not be aware (those like me) Discovery is airing season two of a very interesting and pertinent series titled “The Colony”. According to Discovery, the premise behind this series is as follows:
“THE COLONY is an experiment that simulates a post-apocalyptic world in which volunteers are tasked with surviving and rebuilding everything from scratch, using only raw ingenuity and supplies they scavenge from their environment. Here’s your destination to learn more about these bold experiments into a dark future that holds the promise of hopeful regeneration.”
Their season premier caught my eye immediately.
But the show is not about zombies, right?
Correct. It is not about zombies. However, when the undead walk and pillage the earth, would that not be a global catastrophe? Surely many, if not most, of the issues the colonists in this television series face could apply to a post-outbreak world. The basic concepts of survival and pushing beyond such a horrific event would still apply. How do you know that your way of finding out about the attack would not come from some type of instant quarantine where you have very little control over how you react?
Despite what many believe, when zombies attack, it will not be as simple as grabbing your fully automatic shotgun with unlimited ammunition and hopping into the tank that is parked in your backyard. You will most likely not find yourself in a totally secure area with loads of basic supplies. Chances are you are not an excellent marksman with years of training as a survivalist.
Chances are, you are a regular Joe. If that is the case, how would you survive. And not just that, how you would move forward?
So while this series is fictional and not surrounding a zombie-centered plot, The Colony is great research for gathering and collecting survival tips for when we are finally face to face with the zeds.