This episode represents another in what is basically the theme of the latter half of season four: everyone scattered and attempting to survive and find each other in the wake of the fall of their stronghold at the prison.
If you suddenly discover a cache of supplies in a societal collapse situation, there will be no way for you to know if it has been abandoned or if someone will be returning for it. It won't be like it is now. You may find yourself sheltering in an abandoned home and find food in a pantry, the cabinets, or a cellar. A good rule of thumb to remember is to look for dust. If the things have been left undisturbed for any amount of time, they will have gathered dust. If there's no dust, someone has obviously only placed them in that location recently. In such a situation, I will leave it to your own morals in the moment to decide whether to take the supplies or not, but I will say that if I took anything, I definitely wouldn't take all of it.
And lastly, if you find yourself needing to survive in a town during a societal collapse situation, this episode would preach the wisdom of seeking out a high building with clear sight lines as your new home. And, admittedly, that would be an awesome option in the event that mindless zombies are the threat, rather than other people. In a more realistic scenario, though, I would argue that it would be better to keep your shelter more hidden unless you boast sufficient numbers to be able to defend whatever you have. Even in the event of a small group with a more clandestine home, it would still be a good idea to seek out these high vantage point buildings and placed lookouts there with means of signaling the main headquarters of your group.
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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