As I stated in the previous review, much of the consternation that will no doubt follow the evacuation could have been mitigated by simply setting a rally point a few miles down the road, where any survivors of a rout like the one we witnessed at the prison could meet, regroup, and form up once again together. In the absence of such a plan, the best thing that one can do is to attempt to watch for tracks or other signs of egress in order to reconnect with the group members from which you find themselves separated.
foraging could teach you in deep trouble because it is considered looting, but rather we are discussing how to handle things in an all-out SHTF / TEOTWAWKI / societal collapse. In that sort of environment, abandoned homes and cars could both contain supplies one might find useful as well as guarantee protection from the elements. If in an automobile, try to choose one in an out-of-the-way spot or move it there yourself, so that you are less easily detected. In a residential dwelling, be sure to secure the door, pull all shades, observe light discipline after dark, and be as quiet as possible. This should help you lay low until such time as you are able to move on.
If possible, try to group together with at least one other survivor in your attempts to reconnect with your group. Surviving alone adds a higher level of difficulty to the entire situation. Not only is there no one to watch her back, but even something as simple as falling asleep would be very dangerous without someone to keep watch. Such situations are far more easily endured when two or more people can sleep in shifts with at least one of them keeping watch at all times.
And, lastly, with respect to a survival situation where children or adolescents are involved, it becomes your responsibility to help them build confidence in their own instincts. Teach them how to survive, including having your children join in on the things you are doing right now, so long as they are old enough as to not frighten them. Even as you help them gain their feet as young men and women in an uncertain world, however, always understand that they need you for emotional support.
The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]
The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]
The Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]
The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]
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