Friendships are among the most important commodities in a crisis situation. Close friends are like chocolate and pets: comforting, soothing and non-judgmental. Really good friends are with you during the best moments of your life, but also during the worst moments. It’s pertinent, therefore, to develop and / or retain close friendships. If you have to evacuate your home during the upheaval, a close friend will take you into their place. If your close friends are also your neighbors, you can help each other take care of the community; guarding it against looters, zombies and any hip-hop artists who might survive. In the chaos of the aftermath, there are few better people to have around than a close friend who understands your problems; will care for you if you’re injured; can help you protect your family and pets and won’t criticize you if you have to kill an uncooperative member of your posse. Besides, a really good friend won’t eat all your chocolate!