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About Me:When I started thinking way too much about zombies: I can't explain what compels me to think and act as if the improbable is as inevitable as certain death. As far back as I can remember, post apocalyptic viral-oriented slow zombies, (not living dead, but brain dead) have been the hobbies of my conscience and sub-conscience alike.
What started my zombie fixation: The dismal outlook of our poisoned planet and its dwindling resources.
Favorite zombie book: "World War Z" - Max Brooks. One of the greates books I have ever had the pleasure of reading is James Howard Kunstler's "World Made By Hand", a compelling look at our very near future when the life support systems of our society bite the big one. Worth your time!
Favorite zombie movie: George A. Romero's "Day of the Dead"
Favorite quote in any zombie movie: "I will eat your brains and gain your knowledge"- Planet Terror
My Survival Plan:My “handle” should you look for you on the radio waves or web: DweezieOToole
My location: Dickinson, Texas
Is my plan dependent on zombies in your home town, or anywhere? No, pretty much any social-dynamic shifting event or apocalyptic catastrophe will cause me to activate my Survival Plan
Will I be staying in my home or headed somewhere else? Depends on the event, I am prepared for both eventualities.
If I'm heading out, how do I plan to get there? Depends on the mobility of the reason to leave, fast or slow? If fast, vehicle definitely. If slow, scooter, bike or the old shoe-lace express.
Got anyone I want to take with me? I would help any and all along the way willing to accept the gift.
How will I communicate with the outside world, or do I plan to go the hermit route? CB, Short-wave, HAM Radio
How am I planning to get food and water? Purified rain water and personally canned or tinned goods, dehydrated meats. Any able bodied adult has the ability to grow and raise more than enough food for a large family. The proper steps for long term storage are just waiting to be rediscovered and utilized again today as they were a century ago.
What’s my weapon of choice? Do you need to reload that thing? Gotta plan for that? Blades do not need reloading, great for a slow moving adversary. Guns tend to be a little safer, they offer a comfortable distance if infected is fast or contagious and zombies will not be your only enemies! You will more likely face a greater danger in your neighbors than any infected. Firearms have multiple pros- but equal cons, such as ammo shortages, misfires/jambs, quality of piece, noise level if it attracts other victims. I am a firm believer in natural barriers as defensive weapons, high mountains and sheer cliffs are your best friends and the best weapons you could utilize.
Got a survival philosophy? Eat and drink often, "An army marches on its stomach"- Napoleon Bonaparte. Essentially that is what we will become, small armies acting with a united cause- survival. Sleep as often as possible, the "no rest for the weary" pace will only get you into trouble, no time to think and act rationally.
Am I willing to hook up with other survivors? Certainly, what society could we ever hope to salvage if we pick up where we left off?
Is my plan based on a book/movie/blog/scientist other survivors may have heard of? More like a compilation of ideas that I find greatly benefit the subject of survival while leaving as small a footprint as possible. Ideas come from as varied sources as "The Army survival Guide" to pop culture movies and books to the PBS show The Victory Garden!
Latest page update: May 24 2010, 11:14 PM EDT