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Postby Paper Sprite » Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:54 am

It's a classic discussion but fun so.....How do you plan to survive the coming zombie apocalypse. For the purpose of this discussion we're talking zombies from the Walking Dead world.

I live relatively close to the coast so the obvious move is to grab a few long blades, a few sturdy poles to push back any zombies, and as much food as I can stick into a small bag. No hanging around, grab it and be gone within 10-15 minutes. Cycle rather than car to the harbour and hop on the nearest boat. I'm going to have to gamble that i'll get there first and cast off before overwhelmed by refugees. Then head north along the Scottish coast ideally with a goal of coming right around to Orkney. Plenty of crofting types who will be relatively self sufficient and with enough isolation to avoid swarms.

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Postby Mefpan » Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:58 am

Survive the apocalypse?

As in - it's guaranteed it'll spiral out of control as opposed to Patient Zero being shot and killed by authorities and infectees who are clearly showing symptom they cannot ignore hoping to turn out miraculously Immune despite the fact that necrosis is gnawing at the arm that was bitten earlier?

Yeah, fuck that. In a world where all semblance of common sense has died, I'd probably just find a nice, tall building and attempt to fly to the moon by jumping off and flapping my arms really fast.
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I don't intend to survive. After six hours on General, I welcome the prospect of becoming a brainless zombie.
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Postby Ifreann » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:02 am

I'd go along with any emergency plan enacted by my government and make a point of washing my hands a lot. I'd also post on NSG, mocking the people who had ran off to the wilderness with a backpack full of tins of beans or charged into the street in a longcoat looking for zombies to 360 noscope with their akimbo 1887s.
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Postby Paper Sprite » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:03 am

Ifreann wrote:I'd go along with any emergency plan enacted by my government and make a point of washing my hands a lot. I'd also post on NSG, mocking the people who had ran off to the wilderness with a backpack full of tins of beans or charged into the street in a longcoat looking for zombies to 360 noscope with their akimbo 1887s.


Wooo more people to get a headstart on.

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Postby Great Nepal » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:05 am

Mefpan wrote:Survive the apocalypse?

As in - it's guaranteed it'll spiral out of control as opposed to Patient Zero being shot and killed by authorities and infectees who are clearly showing symptom they cannot ignore hoping to turn out miraculously Immune despite the fact that necrosis is gnawing at the arm that was bitten earlier?

Yeah, fuck that. In a world where all semblance of common sense has died, I'd probably just find a nice, tall building and attempt to fly to the moon by jumping off and flapping my arms really fast.

Just make sure not to fly too close to the sun and you should definitely make it in this hypothetical world...
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Postby Mefpan » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:05 am

Ifreann wrote:I'd go along with any emergency plan enacted by my government and make a point of washing my hands a lot. I'd also post on NSG, mocking the people who had ran off to the wilderness with a backpack full of tins of beans or charged into the street in a longcoat looking for zombies to 360 noscope with their akimbo 1887s.

To be fair, the premise was "The apocalypse has already happened," i.e. no one washed their fucking hands in a fit of common senselessness because fuck that deadly disease making the rounds. I admire your sane approach to a silly zombie outbreak, but we're clearly supposed to assume that sanity doesn't work in this hypothetical world.
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Postby Opeleope » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:07 am

I live very close to Atlanta, so I would probably attempt to copy Rick from The Walking Dead, without getting shot and falling into a coma. I would also replace his revolver with either a Colt 1911 or a Beretta M9.
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Postby Dominated Earth » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:07 am

Let the army deal with it.
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Postby British Prussia » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:09 am

Obviously the solution would be to manufacture and get as many people into cheap tanks like the Soviet T-54, and simply crush, and blast the zombies to death...

However, if we're in mid-apocalypse... We'll just have to treat it like some sort of Fallout 3/New Vegas scenario. Survive, arm yourself, and join a hurriedly assembled army.
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Postby Ifreann » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:11 am

Paper Sprite wrote:
Ifreann wrote:I'd go along with any emergency plan enacted by my government and make a point of washing my hands a lot. I'd also post on NSG, mocking the people who had ran off to the wilderness with a backpack full of tins of beans or charged into the street in a longcoat looking for zombies to 360 noscope with their akimbo 1887s.


Wooo more people to get a headstart on.

You're more than welcome to a head start on either wasting your own time and money, at best, or getting yourself killed, at worst.
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Postby Paper Sprite » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:13 am

Ifreann wrote:
Paper Sprite wrote:
Wooo more people to get a headstart on.

You're more than welcome to a head start on either wasting your own time and money, at best, or getting yourself killed, at worst.


The options aren't quite as simple as choosing between needlessly wasting time and money or getting killed. There's the option of survival because of appropriate legging it.

You're more than welcome to wait to be taken :p I'll be chilling out drinking some Orkney Best.
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Kill all people and feast on their remains.

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Postby Scandavian States » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:21 am

List, in order of priority.

1) Acquire an AR and about 1,000 rounds. Find a suppressor. if possible.
2) Acquire a 1911 in 10mm Auto and about 1,000 rounds. Find a suppressor, if possible.
3) Acquire NVGs and enough batteries to power them for a year.
4) Find a full-size truck.
5) Load said truck with ammo, MREs, camping gear, camo netting, and a battery-powered radio.
6) Go way out into the boonies and find an elevated position with good sight lines and set up shop.
7) About three months after everything goes dark, conduct a raid to find a good sniper rifle, ammo, and hard armour vest. Also suppressor for said rifle, if possible.
8) Go back out into the boonies and find an isolated house with good sight lines, clear it, and fortify.
9) Maintain a fallback position where the truck is loaded and ready to go, covered with camo netting.
10) Begin a hunter-gatherer lifestyle.
11) Avoid people unless absolutely necessary and never reveal primary or secondary positions.

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Postby New Kvenland » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:26 am

Take some weapons and long-lasting food, hijack a car, and make like hell to the Mojave. If need be, I'd raid a grocery store in San Bernardino.

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Postby Ifreann » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:31 am

Mefpan wrote:
Ifreann wrote:I'd go along with any emergency plan enacted by my government and make a point of washing my hands a lot. I'd also post on NSG, mocking the people who had ran off to the wilderness with a backpack full of tins of beans or charged into the street in a longcoat looking for zombies to 360 noscope with their akimbo 1887s.

To be fair, the premise was "The apocalypse has already happened," i.e. no one washed their fucking hands in a fit of common senselessness because fuck that deadly disease making the rounds. I admire your sane approach to a silly zombie outbreak, but we're clearly supposed to assume that sanity doesn't work in this hypothetical world.

If I found that a zombie apocalypse had already happened and civilised society had collapsed all without my noticing then I would reject that reality as impossible and get eaten by zombies.


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Ifreann wrote:You're more than welcome to a head start on either wasting your own time and money, at best, or getting yourself killed, at worst.


The options aren't quite as simple as choosing between needlessly wasting time and money or getting killed. There's the option of survival because of appropriate legging it.

Legging it wouldn't be appropriate. Realistically any reasonably stable government would be able to handle an outbreak of a disease that makes people ridiculously violent.

You're more than welcome to wait to be taken :p I'll be chilling out drinking some Orkney Best.

And when you run out of that you won't be able to get more. When I run out of my tipple of choice I'll head down the shops.


Scandavian States wrote:List, in order of priority.

1) Acquire an AR and about 1,000 rounds. Find a suppressor. if possible.
2) Acquire a 1911 in 10mm Auto and about 1,000 rounds. Find a suppressor, if possible.
3) Acquire NVGs and enough batteries to power them for a year.
4) Find a full-size truck.
5) Load said truck with ammo, MREs, camping gear, camo netting, and a battery-powered radio.

Do you have any plan for how you're going to acquire these things?
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Postby Paper Sprite » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:33 am

Ifreann wrote:Legging it wouldn't be appropriate. Realistically any reasonably stable government would be able to handle an outbreak of a disease that makes people ridiculously violent.


You're obviously very trusting of societies ability to cope with mass outbreak. Good for you.

You're more than welcome to wait to be taken :p I'll be chilling out drinking some Orkney Best.

And when you run out of that you won't be able to get more. When I run out of my tipple of choice I'll head down the shops.


I don't know if zombies head down the shops for a drink

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Postby Mefpan » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:36 am

Paper Sprite wrote:
Ifreann wrote:Legging it wouldn't be appropriate. Realistically any reasonably stable government would be able to handle an outbreak of a disease that makes people ridiculously violent.


You're obviously very trusting of societies ability to cope with mass outbreak. Good for you.

We haven't seen mass outbreaks of anything worse than the common cold for quite some time in the "civilized world" - and that's with subtle diseases.

Zombies, on the other hand, are very incredibly noticeable, loud and clumsy unless you happen to be in a dark area and your only role in the reality show is to get your face eaten to demonstrate anyone can die provided their character is unimportant enough.
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Postby Arcanda » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:36 am

Either stay where I am, in a sparsely-populated area, or try the one-hour long car trip to the seaside and hop on a boat for a deserted island.They're abundant where I live, the only problem is food.I'd need to survive on herbs and small fishes.

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Postby Dominated Earth » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:38 am

We are talking classic zombies that can only transmit their virus through bite aren't we?
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Postby Mefpan » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:40 am

Dominated Earth wrote:We are talking classic zombies that can only transmit their virus through bite aren't we?

Don't forget the offscreen mitosis that would require zombies to reach a threatening number.
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Postby Dominated Earth » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:42 am

Mefpan wrote:
Dominated Earth wrote:We are talking classic zombies that can only transmit their virus through bite aren't we?

Don't forget the offscreen mitosis that would require zombies to reach a threatening number.


Nothing that can't be solved with lots of violence and an attack helicopter.
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Postby Ifreann » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:43 am

Paper Sprite wrote:
Ifreann wrote:Legging it wouldn't be appropriate. Realistically any reasonably stable government would be able to handle an outbreak of a disease that makes people ridiculously violent.


You're obviously very trusting of societies ability to cope with mass outbreak. Good for you.

Why wouldn't I be? Governments and police forces and emergency management people will already have plans for dealing with large scale disease outbreaks. They'll also have plans for dealing with civil unrest, which murderous zombies would basically be equivalent to. Some even have plans for dealing with zombie outbreaks. There's really no reason to expect that society will break down as it does in zombie fiction.

And when you run out of that you won't be able to get more. When I run out of my tipple of choice I'll head down the shops.


I don't know if zombies head down the shops for a drink

Well while you're out camping in the back arse of nowhere, the rest of us will have dealt with the zombies and be going about our lives more or less as normal.
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Postby Ashmoria » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:44 am

im going to stay home here in the sparcely populated desert southwest on the even lightlier populated east side of the rio grande. ill stock up on supplies, get a bow and arrow, and do that sharpened spike thing that morgan did in the walking dead so that the few zombies that are attracted to my quiet house will impale themselves until I can go out and kill them.

why doesn't Alexandria have a nice series of pickets to keep zombies away from their walls?
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Postby Shuggy555 » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:45 am

I'm a prepper and a member of the SCA medieval sociaty in which i'm a heavy fighter that use's a glave and i ride a motorbike too and from uni.

As such, i think i would be far better off then most.

I have about 4 months worth of canned foods and pasta, a workshop out the back and a large water tank, my bike leathers id imagine would make excellent armour against zombies and i know how to properly use my glave, which is basically a sword on the end of a long stick. And i'm not to bad with a bow and arrow.
I also have a vegi patch that i could expand in size to fully feed myself.

Id dig in, secure my home, id keep a face mask on and wash my hands frequently, collect as much food as i can from local stores before it get too bad and if the situation goes beyond recoverable, when the number of zombies close to home is low, i'll start slowly clearing out the place with my glave and spike traps and then hide when a large group goes by.
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