By Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
I built the following map of the United States (shown below) identifying the 276 cities in the United States with populations greater than 100,000 people. I then drew a 300 mile diameter zone circled around each city (150 mile radius). Here’s why…
I chose the 150 mile radius as a distance which in my estimation approximately represents ‘the Zombie hordes’ potential extension beyond the cities following SHTF collapse while in search of food, water, perceived safety and survival – all which is variable of course, depending on factors such as these:
UPDATE: Re-posted for your benefit and comment.
The majority of the hordes, on average, will probably get no further than about 150 miles for some of the following reasons.
-most people will believe the government will save them
-most people have no plan for evacuation
-most people will not leave the cities and MSAs while they can, having nowhere to go
-most people have no survival kit, bug-out bag, 72-hour kit, a plan, etc..
-most people only have one-half tank of gas or less in their vehicle