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About Me:When I started thinking way too much about zombies: A few years back, probably when I was thirteen.
What started my zombie fixation:I always liked the idea of survival, so my fixation isn't just zombies, it's any post apocalypse
Favorite zombie book:max brooks survival guide, although some of its facts are a bit sketchy
Favorite zombie movie: probably I am legend
Favorite quote in any zombie movie:never thought about that
As you can tell from my picture, Im a hiker, not like some people who practically live in the woods but I'm very comfortable in the mountains and woods, and know how to make myself hard to find. I'm trained in karate and kubodo, actively practicing in both, so I'm fairly good in close quarters. I have knowledge of water treatment, more specifically waste water, but I have a basic knowledge of drinking water, and am in the process of developing a small scale waste water to drinking water system for a colony using basic tools and common items. The plan is to disappear into the mountains with a few trusted people, but if something better comes along il take it!
My Survival Plan:My “handle” should you look for you on the radio waves or web: for the initial shock, I will have no communication, and that will continue for a while as I lay low. But if I do set up a radio my calling card will be grasshopper, il also use this as a code name, so if any of you hear someone called grasshopper, I'm not a bandit!
My plan continually changes so this isn't the final plan, just how it stands now.also, it should be noted that this isn't just a zombie plan, it's a plan for any scenario where the SHTF. Especially a pandemic. But il talk in the context of zombies because this is a zombie sight
BUG OUT BAG
BAG- Large A.L.I.C.E. bag. It's very big, comfortable, and it won't give away my position like a bright colored civilian backpack.
SHELTER- Army four piece sleeping system, it includes a cold weather sleeping bag, a three season sleeping bag, and they can be combined for a super cold weather bag. They all zip together with a goretex bivvy sack (a waterproof shell around the sleeping bag, negates the need for a tent) and comes with a good stuff sack. All together the combination becomes less than a cubic foot when compressed, better than any tent I've seen. I have a fold up sleeping pad to insulate me from the ground (and its mo comfortable). And finally a compressible pillow, compresses about the size of a water bottle, and although its a luxury, it's mo than worth it.
FOOD/WATER- Hand pump ceramic water filter, I've used these for years when mountaineering, they can make clean water from a footprint in the mud. Four nalgene hiking bottles, adding up to almost four liters, that's about a days worth including making dinner, and in the white mountains you are never usually more than a days hike from water. For food preparation I will have a camping stove with two lighters to start it.(haven't purchased yet, not far off though) and a titanium pot to cook in. Il carry fifteen days of food (rice and beans) and some spice along with a bottle of tobasco. That, and a bunch of those coffee tea bag things. Other than that the plan is to hunt, fish, and trap for food long term.
CAMPING ODDS AND ENDS- in my mountaineering experience, there are a couple little things that make a big difference. Mole skin for example, stops chaffing and covers any blisters, I used to struggle with both, not so much any more but it's a good precaution. A couple survival blankets, in case I fall into a river during the winter or something similar, they can save your life. Hand/foot warming pads, same purpose. Two flashlights with extra batteries. A trash bag to water proof equipment, some camping silverware, so I don't eat like a barbarian. A knife sharpener, bug spray, a hundred feet of paracord, and a map of the white mountain national forest.
FIREARMS/AMMO- I will be bringing my mossberg 464 rimfire rifle. It's a .22 lr lever action, grey powder coated steel finish, greyed wood stock. In my vest I will carry 900 rounds, that will be plenty. I chose this rifle for many reasons.
A. Rugged and reliable. I don't trust a semi auto longterm, not in the harsh weather of the white mountains anyway, a lever action is much more durable.
B.22 lr is a lightweight, and relatively quiet round. Especially in the thick forests of New England my shots won't be heard far off.
C. Not threatening. Nobody will mistaken me for military or militia, this will make me look less like a threat to the good people.
OTHER WEAPONS- I don't plan on using a melee weapon much at all, it simply doesn't have much of a place in my plan. My rifle will be in my hands while on the move and always close by when at camp, so I won't carry one in my hands. I will have a knife on my belt in case I lose control of my rifle or don't have it for some reason, and a small concealable folding knife hidden on my person just in case. Otherwise, I have about five years of karate under my belt so I can create distance with a good kick fairly easily, as well as throw any zombies to the ground if grabbed.
OTHER- a collapsible fishing rod with hooks and extra line, plus some lures if I can't find live bait.
The main idea is to gather a group of survivors, friends, family, ect. Not exceeding eight people, and head up north to the white mountains in new Hampshire. I've been hiking in those mountains for almost as long as I can remember so I know the area and terrain fairly well. Once there, we will set up a temporary and mobile camp. In a hidden and sheltered location. Our primary source of food will be hunting, fishing (although it is a bit of a haul to get to any fishing spots, it's an option and if they are plentiful enough we could make camp there, hence the portable camp) and trapping, with a last resort of going into town and scavenging. Water is a non issue as there is plenty of clean water in the area I would camp in, The forest there is thick, almost intraverseble for people, so I'm expecting zombies to have a lot of trouble with it. And the terrain of the mountains there is rather rough too, even on trails. I will make camp somewhere more than a days hike from any road or town, so that if somebody finds me, it's either because they where looking for me and knew where to look, or where remarkably lucky. I would however most likely see anybody before they see me as I would Always have people scouting the mountains. In the winter, wich is cold enough to turn any zed into corpsicles, I can still hunt, however il probably stockpile food during the summer and smoke it to preserve it. After things stabilize, maybe after a couple years or more, il make my way out of the woods, and search for people. Il stay in new England, and be very weary of other people, but generally mind my own business and try and make either a permenant home, or join an existing colony if they'll take me.
I have a few skills that I would like to believe would be useful in a zombie apocolypse, but not as many as I'd like to have.
COMBAT, I have good training in okinawan karate and kubodo, my preferred weapon is the staff, or bó as we call it. The one I use is one inch thick and made out of white oak, it's solid as a rock. As for my empty hand technique, I'm good at punching and kicking, and my favorite is takedowns. That being said, I would get my butt handed to me on the ground by an mma fighter or jujitsu guy, I just like staying on my feet. As for ranged I'm alright with a compound bow, although that's just target shooting, no hunting (yet), and I'm a decent shot with a rifle.
WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, I'm not and expert in any way at wilderness survival, but I know the basics, and am very comfortable in the woods. I've been hiking in the white mountains since I was six years old, and my father (former green beret) has taught me some of the basics of survival.
WATER TREATMENT, I've completed a course in wastewater treatment with the university of Sacramento, worth nine continuing education credits, have worked full time as an intern in a wastewater treatment plant over the summer, and have a working knowledge of drinking water. I'm currently designing a small, drinking water system for a flow of around 100-130 ish gallons of wastewater a day, using things like fish tanks, buckets, PVC pipe, sand, and bleach so that it could be build post apocalyptically or on a budget. The design isn't complete yet, but it almost is.
I'd be happy to accept suggestions to my plan, as it is a work in progress, I had a forum for my plan, and took many Suggestions and ideas from that forum into consideration with this revised plan. Please note that many of the specifics are not laid out (group members, exact mode of transit, ect.) because there is simply no way to guarantee any of that, so I leave many details open to change with the situation.
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