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Old 08-25-2013, 05:09 PM   #26
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:36 AM   #28
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There are some very interesting suggestions listed here. The "duct tape suit" idea was hilarious (though if the Zombies vs Vampires episode of Deadliest Warrior is any indication, it won't help). Admittedly, my suggestions are all for the "ideal survival plan". Although a more realistic approach might be to fortify my second floor apartment. I had taken the first step almost as soon as I moved in, replacing the non-locking doorknob with one with a security lock on it (before I had just a deadbolt, admittedly the better lock, but every additional barrier helps in home security). I would also stock up on canned & dry foods (chili, soup, Chef Boyardee, stew, condensed milk, skim milk powder, flour, yeast, pasta, Spam, bottled distilled water, fruit coctail, etc). In fact I'm going to start filling up my storage room with cases of these things over the next several weeks (not to prepare for a zombie apocalypse specifically, but I am woefully ill prepared for any emergency). The tough part will be fortifying the building itself. Like many apartment buildings, mine has big glass doors & windows leading into the lobby. At best they will slow down a zombie horde, not stop them. And there's no way to board it up. Thus I would try and contain the walkers in the lobby. My building has a lot of fire doors. Ideally I'd replace all the non-locking doorknobs with security lock doorknobs. However, if I can't for whatever reason (the s**t hits the fan before I can get to a hardware store, etc), then I'd get my neighbors to remove the privacy locks from their bathroom doors and use those instead. They won't keep looters out, as they can be picked with a butter knife or fountain pen, but zombies aren't smart enough to know that. Then hopefully ride it out until I get rescued or I HAVE to find a safer place. If I must travel, I'd wait until winter so that the walkers will be less of a threat (although with our typically mild Vancouver winters, that won't necessarily be helpful).

Oh, two other items I'd stock up on in preparing for the long haul. Charcoal brickettes for my barbeque, and firewood for my fireplace (yes, the apartments in my building each has a fireplace in the living room, which is one of the reasons I chose to live here). When the power goes out, I'll need some way to cook my food.

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Old 09-08-2013, 01:30 AM   #29
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Guess with today's military, is it still such a sure thing that they'd all be wiped out by zombies? Seems to be par for the course in most zombie stories told. I mean the first few skirmishes, I could see some heavy losses til they figured the trick to taking them down, but would the worlds military fire power really go down so quickly? Cause if not, a military base still may not be a bad choice to go for shelter.

Works in theory. But there's a reason that the world's military are typically wiped out during the zombie pandemic in these Zombie Apocalypse stories (aside from the more interesting storylines of ordinary people being called upon to do extraordinary things to survive).

1) A zombie pandemic would take the world be surprise. The first few attacks would be written off as "isolated incidents". After that, the walkers would be seen as people who are "sick" and can be "cured" (much as Hershel saw them in the beginning of S2). They would be contained and studied. Likely it would be believed that they contracted some newly mutated form of rabies. The first people to figure out that these "rabid people" are undead would likely be written off as crazy. Honestly, how would YOU react if someone came up to you and said that the dead were rising up and eating the living? You probably think he's been smoking too much weed while watching Romero movies. By the time the authorities realize the truth, it'll be too late. Likely their quarantined "patients" will break loose and tear into everyone they see, increasing their numbers astronomically.

2) Soldiers are trained to aim for the area most likely to incapacitate/kill their target. That means the torso, everything from waist to neck. Stomach, liver, kidney, heart, or lungs. Shoot a man in any one of those and even if you don't kill him, you'll take him out of the fight. They generally don't go for head shots as it's a harder target to hit, and if they miss they could give away their position. This has been drilled into them until it becomes second nature. Even when they understand what they're dealing with and how to stop them, the soldier's instincts will always lead him back to his training.

3) Even if the soldiers were to be aiming specifically for the zombies' heads with every shot, soldiers will tire and have to stop to reload, while the zombies will just keep on coming. If the horde is large enough, the soldiers could run out of bullets before the horde runs out of zombies.

4) Early in the pandemic, many recently bitten victims would seek medical help at military bases. That would put the enemy behind the soldiers' defensive position before the horde even attacks. The base could end up being overrun not from without, but from within.

Anyway, a military base might be a good place to scavenge for supplies after the fact, assuming the walkers aren't just milling about there. But I don't think you'll want to be there when the s**t hits the fan.

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Old 09-09-2013, 02:31 PM   #30
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Should go for Costco. All the ones I've ever been to seem to have the same building design with roll up steel doors at the one main entrance. Easier to take and hold from zombies at least. Another survivor group would just need to plow a vehicle through it.

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Old 09-24-2013, 07:19 AM   #31
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Should go for Costco. All the ones I've ever been to seem to have the same building design with roll up steel doors at the one main entrance. Easier to take and hold from zombies at least. Another survivor group would just need to plow a vehicle through it.
Not a bad idea. I've never actually been to a Costco, but by the way you describe it, that would be an ideal place to baracade yourself in.

Another, similar suggestion would be K-Mart. They'd have groceries there (mostly canned & dry goods), though not nearly as much as Costco would. But they also sell guns and ammunition out of their sporting goods section.

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