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Name: Dalton Dakota Barber
Markings: 3 tattoos all capable of being hidden under a normal t-shirt
Past Experiences: 3 years of MCJROTC in High School, 2 years of Raider teams, 3 years of Rifle team, 3 years of Drill team.
Future Plans: Currently attending Austin Peay State University
Hometown: Hendersonville, TN 37075
Current Residiency: Clarksville, TN 37044
When I started thinking way too much about zombies: It has been on my mind for awhile, but the closer we get to 2012 the more and more likely it seems this could really happen.
What started my zombie fixation: 28 days later.
Favorite zombie book: Monster Nation
Favorite zombie movie: Shaun of the Dead
Favorite quote in any zombie movie: "Ok, so here's the plan"
My Survival Plan:My “handle” should you look for you on the radio waves or web: Straight Silver
My location: Clarksville, Tennessee 37044
Is my plan dependent on zombies in your home town, or anywhere? Anywhere
Will I be staying in my home or headed somewhere else? Roaming around, but close to a secure location.
If I'm heading out, how do I plan to get there? On foot, a vehicle would make way to much noise.
Got anyone I want to take with me? Girlfriend and bestfriend, may try and contact friend out of state for a link up.
How will I communicate with the outside world, or do I plan to go the hermit route? I will offer my aid, and services whenever possible, just cause humanity seems to have lost itself, I won't lose my humanity.
How am I planning to get food and water? Finding a clean source of water, and acquiring some water filtration tablets.
What’s my weapon of choice? Do you need to reload that thing? Gotta plan for that? Weapon of choice will preferably be the M16A4 service rifle, being located close to Fort Campbell and Fort Knox, and praying I can acquire one it will be my weapon.
Got a survival philosophy? Working on it.
Am I willing to hook up with other survivors? Yes
Is my plan based on a book/movie/blog/scientist other survivors may have heard of? Not that I know of.
Skills I possess: Basic Land navigation skills, Information and Technology repar, Few military knots (wireman, square, figure 8, figure 8 retrace), Knows how to make a rope bridge and tie a swiss seat (ranger seat) I can teach marksmanship lessons to others as I learned from a Marine Gunnery Sergeant and Master Sergeant, Basic Survival skills from what I've read (never implemented these.)
Skills I wish to possess: Mechanical engineering (reparing machines and vehicles), Communications technology, Medical skills, Trained survival skills.
Physical Fitness: I believe this will be very important in the future as long periods of stress will wither away the body, as I belive myself to be in good shap I would like to post say a few of my workouts ranging from levels "new" to "experienced" and will seperate workouts that require weights and those that don't. First a list of equipment that will be helpful. It took me 3 years to get my body in the shape it is, but most people will see improvement within weeks.
Home Iron Gym: It is this weird shaped series of bars that hangs from the top of your doorway, I bought mine for a low 22 dollars at walmart, very cheap and extremely useful for all upperbody and core strength.
Perfect Push-up: If you are willing to fork out the money for this it is worth it, I bought mine with my christmas money and have not regretted it, using them my max push-ups were 43, instead of my normal 92, they do work and they will cause your arms to sting.
Resistance Bands: This piece of gym equipment is normally overlooked by most men, finding them to be womanly or useless, but attatch them to sides of your barbell and you will feel the difference, buy one around your weight class, they range from 10-20 lbs 20-30lbs and 30-40lbs, just stand with your feet slightly shoulder length apart and curl (bend arms at the elbow bringing your hands towards your shoulders)
Dumbells: Simple weights ranging from 5-40lbs (that is all I use), these can get quite pricey and take up space if you don't buy the space saving dumbell.
Pyramid: This workout requires the Iron gym, or a set of pull-up bars and a chair. Start at 1 pull-up 2 push-ups, 2 dips (put the iron gym on the floor flipped upside down so it presents an upside down "u" shape, sit with your back to it and place hands on the raised bars, have knees bent 90 degrees and raise your body up and lower it back down)(with a chair place hands on chair and feet on floor with your legs flat, lower yourself till your butt touches the floor and then raise back up) after the dips do 20 sit-ups, on set 2 do 2 pull-ups 4 push-ups and dips and 20 more sit-ups continure this patter till 10 pull-ups 20 push-ups and dips and 20 more sit-ups. If you still have plenty of energy do this process over in reverse, after finishing going up to 10 you will have completed 55 pullups 110 push-ups and dips and 200 sit-ups.
Aeroboxing: This workout does not require anything unless you want to add a portion of jump roping into it. Pretend to strike at a punching bag for 3 minutes straight, don't stop (an actual punching bag or speed bag will help so your muscles have contact) straight after the 3 minutes are up do 15 push-ups and 30 sit-ups twice, upon finishing that run for one mile (add 3 minutes of jump roping here if you would like) do this entire process 3 times, your body will be sore afterwards and you will have blasted through hundreds of calories.
Weightlifting: If you have acces to a gym, home gym or a place like the Y then this will be of great use to build upper body strength and endurance. Using a barbell (bigger bar than dumbell that you slide weight plates on) put about 80% of your max weight on their, if you don't know what that is but believe you have good upper body strength try 35lbs weight plates, if that is too much do 25lbs, but no less. Make sure you have a spotter. This is a simple endurance building workout that will improve your biceps and pectoral muscles, Do 4 sets of 5 lifts (make sure you bring the bar to your chest and then all the way up) if you want to work out the lower part of your pectoral muscle put your hands as wide as they can go otherwise they should be slightly larger than shoulder width. After this use the dumbells (this part can be done at home) grab a weight that will strain your muscles but still allow 5 reps. Put your back flat against the wall and curl and twist your arm as it comes up so instead of your palms facing each other (neutral grip) they will face you at the top, do 4 sets of this.
Running: I myself do not enjoy running at all, my body was not built for running but for some of you, this is the easiest way to improve fitness, it is for me but I'm not willing to put the effort into this. I would suggest having a good pair of running shoes for this beforehand. Most highschools have a track which is the best place to practice this as they include bleachers. For the sprints portion have a partner time you. For a warm-up do a slight jog for two laps so your legs can stretch out, do not attempt to stretch them yourself in a postion as the non-moving stretch cause a faster build up of lactic acid (causes the pain which is where the acid is restricting muscle movement) after your jog set up to sprint from one inzone to the other and have your partner read you the time, your goal is to be within 4 seconds of that time on the sprint back. Rest for 2 minutes and then Run a mile (4 laps on most tracks, 11-12 laps on an indoor track at the Y) on the last lap of your mile include the bleachers, run up one set of stair and run across the top of the bleachers before coming back down the other set of stairs, safetly of course). Do this 3 times and then walk around the track until your heart rate returns to standing levels.
Core: This workout will push your abdominals (all levels) and your lower back along with your quads. Simple crunches are great for muscle strength and size but can cause stress on your back if done poorly. So instead we will do other excersizes, the first one we will do is call a flutter kick, lay on the floor with your hands curled into fists under your butt, right where your legs merge into it, raise both legs 6 inches off the ground, as it is a 4-count excersize every 2 times your left leg goes up (since we will start with our right) it is 1 rep, begin with your right leg and alternate raising one leg up and lowering it while raising the other until you get to 25, later progress to 50 and then to 75 (eventually), next get in the push-up position and get in the bridge form (forearms on the ground so from your hands to your elbows are contacting the surface) raise your body off the ground so just your forearms and toes are touching the ground, hold for 30 seconds before lowering your self back down. Next do the hello dolly exersize, get in the same postion as a flutter kick, but instead of having your legs go up and down they will move in opposite horizontal motions (both legs go out, both come in) every second time your feet touch is 1 rep do 25 of these aswell and repeat with another bridge exersize, next do some shadow boxing, you will take up a boxing stance and contract your abs (flex) like you are being hit, do this for 1 minute before doing another bridge. To end this workout you will do a cobra stretch, lie face down on the floor with your fingers interlaced underneath your chin lift both your hands and head along with your legs up so just your abdominals are holding you on the floor, hold for as long as you can before resting for 1 minute, repeat 3 times.
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