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21 February, 2016

REVIEW: The Walking Dead: Season 6 - Episode 10 "The Next World"

A number of plot points will inevitably be revealed in the course of these writings.  My intent is to review this program from the perspective of the Doomer / Prepper / Survivalist community, but, to do that effectively, some things have to be explained in greater detail than I might normally prefer in a review.  As a result, spoilers will follow.  You have been warned.  In truth, you might more accurately describe these posts as in-depth discussions of certain aspects of each episode with an emphasis on how the character's actions might be applicable in a real-life societal collapse.  I hope you enjoy.

Ever wonder if there's anything to be learned from survival Doomer fiction like The Walking Dead? I think so. Here's what I mean...
This episode begins with a couple of characters heading out on a supply run beyond the confines of the survivor's stronghold established within Alexandria. This kind of venture is something you've heard me talk about before here on Backwoods Survival Blog, because I consider occasional outings to forage for supplies as something that will quickly become a fact of life in any situation resulting in the collapse of modern society. Just think about right now how often you need to run to the store to pick up this or that item; that need isn't going to necessarily go away, even though it may take another form or require adjustments. Imagine also that your money is now useless and the store itself may or may not exist anymore – hence, supply runs. Get used to the idea. 

Possible sources for foraging are all over: abandoned stores and homes, vending machines, agricultural supply depots, etc. Really the only thing I didn't care for about the way they portrayed it in this episode is that I would personally consider it a bad idea or two people alone to go out. Granted, two is better than one, since each of them have someone to watch their back, but I think a slightly larger party (3-4 people at minimum) should be considered a rule of thumb whenever possible and whenever the manpower can be spared away from defending the home stronghold. A larger party means more muscle for quickly loading the things you find, and it gives you the opportunity to have someone standing guard while the others load. 

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]

The Walking Dead: The Complete Fifth Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]

My previous reviews for the prequel series "Fear The Walking Dead":
Episode 1 - Episode 2 - Episode 3 - Episode 4 - Episode 5 - Episode 6

My previous reviews for this series can be accessed by clicking the links below:

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