Butcher shop

A fairly large butcher shop with furniture that could be used as barricades

A butcher shop is where meat such as beef, pork, poultry, and sometimes fish, are sold.

These are a medium-risk, medium-reward location.


Butcher shops commonly contain various items that could be useful, such as a vast assortment of knives and other things that could be used as weapons. Also, butcher shops usually have foods that do not spoil as fast as unpreserved meat, like canned goods and bottles of water and soft drinks. Not many people will think to hold up in a butcher shop or loot it, so these items have a good chance of still being salvageable.


Butcher shops are usually filled with meat, which will quickly deteriorate in a zombie apocalypse. The smell will be absolutely horrendous. Also, there may be a dense presence on infected dining on the rotting meat, and they may get a chance to feast on some fresh meat if you or your group aren't careful. Butcher shops may or may not have many windows and entrances, so be wary of what you're dealing with. It is best to know thoroughly what you are going to do before you do it.

Base Modifications Needed

  • Remove all perishables from the immediate vicinity, but keep close by if desired
  • Barricade most windows and doors with metal bars, wooden planks, or heavy objects found in the shop
  • Consider leaving a couple of exits unbarricaded, but guarded incase a quick escape is needed
  • Set up outside defenses like barbed wire fences and sand bags