I’m not sure what it is, but I’ve always had a fascination with Zombies. Maybe it was because I remember watching “Night of the Living Dead” when I was around 6 years old, or maybe I’m just always preparing myself for an inevitable zombie attack. One thing I’ve learned from countless of hours of research, is to always be aware of your surroundings. Where would I hide? what could I use as a weapon to defend myself from said Zombies? How can I best optimize the flow of zombies so that I’m not overrun?? These are the types of things that go through my head on a daily basis. Which brings me to the point. If you were stuck in your office what could you to survive and fend off a  zombie attack?

How Can you Survive the Zombie Apocalypse in Your Office


First things first. Security. Assess whether your office is in a secure location. Can you control all entrances and exits? can you blockade doorways effectively? are there escape routes? For me, my office is on the 7th floor of a building. That means we’re not close enough to the ground for multiple escape routes, but not high up enough where we can still be zombie bait. For the sake of this argument, let’s say I choose to stay my ground on this floor (I would totally try and make a break for it in real life).

There are certain issues that need to be first addressed. Stairways. All of them need to be blocked in case “Walkers” make their way up or down. Next, elevators. What if zombies hit enough buttons to make it up to my floor? how do we address this? Answer. Get those elevators to your floor immediately. Dispose of any walking dead, and hit the emergency stop on each elevator and prop something in between the doors to keep them from moving. Now you have a more or less secure stronghold.

Food and Water

My office has several gallons of water, but that will quickly run out once you divide it amongst the survivors. If water goes out then we’re not in an enviable position. For water, the strategy here would be to take any trashcan and empty jug bottles, any type of container or bags, and fill them with as much water as possible. Use bathroom faucets, water fountains, etc. Stockpile as much as you can.

For food, it’s safe to say GrubHub and delivery will be out of the questions. Sorry, but Amazon and Whole Foods won’t be able to bail you out of this situation. Take inventory from your office, and then go to the offices around yours, get all of the food and snacks and figure out how much you’ll need to survive. If the number looks low, then you may need to find a way to make provisions runs.

Survival Gear

Look for miscellaneous objects that you can leverage for protection. That old printer you have in the office – rip off the plastic casing and use that for armor to prevent against bites. Look for first aid kits as well. Every office should have one. Additional items to look out for: matches, lighters, tools, batteries, flashlights, etc.

Zombie Defense Objects

As great as a crossbow would be in this situation, let’s be real. You’re not going to find one of those in your office. This is where random tools come in handy, or even brooms or mops. I also recommend taking the slidey rails from your file cabinets and repurposing anything you can. Like I said, I’ve spent way too much time thinking about this.


This is where it pays off to have good tight knit team. If you’re all stuck together during a zombie infestation, then you have to be able to trust everyone and make sure none is going to run off with all of the supplies. Have you watched the “Walking Dead”? You must have noticed how Rick and the crew have some unspoken, telepathic communication. That type of closeness amongst a team is what separates the survivors from the zombie snacks.

What do you think? Do you agree with my tips to survive an office zombie attack? What would you do different?