Presented by Twin Suns Comic Books & Game Center Reasons Why New Mexico Is The Best Place To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse By KaylaSawyer 07/24/2013 Albuquerque News Survival of the impending zombie apocalypse is almost completely dependent on where you are. Guns and gear are an obvious necessity, but if biters are popping out of a dense forest — good luck turning around and attacking before they take a bite from your shoulder. This is no time for surprises. If you're going to mount a tactical offense and establish a strong resistance against the undead, you want your geography to be a gymnasium. Number one is the terrain. via Kayla Sawyer With wide, open spaces like the mesa, dense hills and the desert, we'll see those undead bastards coming miles away. Presented by Twin Suns Comic Books & Game Center 10% off when you mention this story. Twin Suns Comic Books & Game Center 6301 Riverside Plaza NW Suite L-1 Albuquerque, NM 87120 505-433-9490 Zombies are poor mountain-climbers. via Kayla Sawyer Even if they attempted one of Sandia's gentler trails, at some point during their hike they'd shuffle over the edge and hopefully smash their brains on the way down. Although it may be ground zero, we can use Sandia and Los Alamos National Labs to quarantine people and find a cure. via Sandia National Laboratories We'd fail, of course. Water would be scarce, but New Mexicans are used to that. via Kelly Glasscock for The Wall Street Journal Have we ever not been in a drought? And when it does rain, the stormwater runoff coursing through the arroyos should be strong enough to sweep away any lingering zombies. via Spinello and KRQE Unlike those idiots on The Walking Dead — hanging out in Georgia for no good reason — our state has significantly fewer trees and forests for zombies to pop out of. via AMC Swipe a rocket from Spaceport America. via Vyonyx Ltd We have the first purpose-built commercial spaceport ready to jettison (some of) us into space. Beyond that I'm not sure what the plan is, but I bet the government has a secret base on Mars. We already keep our pets inside so they aren't eaten by coyotes and mountain lions — so no worries about your furry friends becoming zombie chow. via Warner Bros. Or having to smother them like Will Smith in I Am Legend. New Mexico is a very gun-friendly state. via Kayla Sawyer Our cacti are about as weaponized as vegetation can get. via globetrottergirls.com The narrow, stone passages of Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks make the perfect zombie trap. via commons.wikimedia.org Taos' energy-efficient earthships are more than ideal. via Kayla Sawyer Underground. Off-the-grid. Reliant on the sun. On the outside they look like a spaceship. And the interior? Gorgeous. None of that "roughing it" bullshit, if that's what you were thinking. We're riding out the zombie apocalypse in style. But if you do have to camp out and drink your own filtered urine, you can at least do it in the vestiges of a once-fortified pueblo. via Kayla Sawyer Although any sight will be an improvement to the flaming cars and mutilated bodies we'll be accustomed to, it's nice to know that our ancient pueblo ruins come with a view. Hide in the Gila Cliff Dwellings. via William Song The six caves were undetected for centuries, thanks to the topography of southwestern New Mexico. We've got missile silos and alleged "secret underground facilities" like the Dulce Base. via UFOTrax The opportunity to make a Wizard of Oz-style exit is too good to pass up. via Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer More folks here own hot-air balloons than you'd think. Maybe New Mexican zombies won't eat us without green chile. via Getty Images Subscribe to get the best Albuquerque stories delivered free right to your inbox. Yes Please! Thank you for subscribing!