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Under construction - more like an essay map or collection of thoughts and not the finished product.
About Me:When I started thinking way too much about zombies: Believe or not, when I encountered this site. I was already thinking about how to survive a disaster or an apocalypse ranging from the fall of the US to a 6 mile long meteor striking the Earth. In addition, becoming self sufficient and less reliant on businesses and/or government. My thinking is balanced between Going Green and self sufficiency. Balance is the key to the universe.
Favorite Quotes: "There is no better friend... and no worse enemy than an United States Marine"
What started my zombie fixation:
Role Playing Games, Romero's work and remakes, Resident Evil, 28 Days After.
Favorite zombie book: WWZ (World War Z), TWD (The Walking Dead Comic), ZSG (Zombie Survival Guide),
Favorite zombie movie: The Walking Dead (AMCTV Series), Resident Evil series, Day of the Dead, Dawn of the Dead remake, and Zombieland. World War Z has potential.
Favorite quote in any zombie movie: "You gotta love Rednecks!" - I know other members have this quote. However the first time I watched Zombieland, I laughed at this cut.
Favorite Survival Websites: ZSDW and Survivalblog.com
My Survival Plan:
My “handle” should you look for you on the radio waves or web:
Frag-12 (since everyone here has gotten to know me by this alias) or Cujo (My Marine Corps nick name given to me for my, "I am not going down without a fight" attitude).
Is my plan dependent on zombies in your home town, or anywhere?
I am making my plan dynamic to cover all past, present, and future disasters and apocalyptic events. It will not be dependent only on Zed-poc.
Will I be staying in my home or headed somewhere else?
My current home will be a death trap especially the longer I wait. Eventually, I want to make a home where I can be relatively safe from most events and be self-sufficient with a dynamic escape (bugging-out) plan just in case I am ground zero for a 6 mile meteor or whatever. My number may be up at any time but I am not going down without a fight.
If I'm heading out, how do I plan to get there?
Vehicle (currently my own) and or by foot. All other methods are either not currently available to me or could prove worse than being on foot. I am an accomplished horseman (cowboy) so if I come across an abandoned and tamed horse, I will redistribute the asset to me.
Got anyone I want to take with me?
How will I communicate with the outside world, or do I plan to go the hermit route?
HAM radio - HAM operation (license for now) and equipment still needs to be researched.
How am I planning to get food and water?
BOB pack and survival reference (FM-21 and SAS Manuals)
Future includes survival training and self sufficient fortress complex.
What’s my weapon of choice?
1) Colt\Para-Ordnance Gold Cup - .45 ACP w/100 rounds (Not mine)
2) Baseball bat.
3) Cold Steel Tanto Combat Knife.
Planned - prior to Day-0
1) More Ammunition
2) Shotgun - Top Choices - 12 ga.:The following shotguns are the best suited for my family and I...
a) Saiga-12 similar to this one excluding maybe the sight and a tactical light with smaller footprint.
b) Beretta Xtrema 2 - The only two things that will be added to the base model is the extended 11 round magazine tube (11+1) and tactical light. Doing anything to the stock will degrade the extraordinary recoil system this shotgun is known for. The only real set back for this weapon is cost.
c) Mossberg 930 Roadblocker with an extra large charging handle, folding stock, and tactical light. Normally, I would have moved the M930 into the 2nd choice position but the recoil system for the Xtrema 2 is incredible. The Roadblocker's recoil isn't bad as well with that big .50 caliber sniper rifle looking compensator on the end.
3) Carbine - Top Choices - Since I am the only one who will have the carbine, the following are my top choices. Why bullpups you ask? Two of the three allow for ambidextrous shooting, they can be used both in open field battle and CQB if you use Boat Tail Hollow Points for the 762s, and it uses the 7.62x51mm or .308 Winchester cartridge which is a popular cartridge size in the US.
a) Kel-Tec RFB - 7.62x51mm NATO - The below example is how I want my RFB to look like. This model will require a class III tax stamp. The only three additions I want to this RFB is a tactical sling, forend picatinny rail with forend grip, and a tactical light. The sound suppressor not only quiets the 7.62 rapport, it also acts like a compensator by reducing the recoil.
b) M14 or M1A with SRSS Bulldog 762 Conversion kit - 7.62x51mm(.308win). Now this puppy will be expensive but battle proven in wars past and present (Vietnam and the Middle East). This rifle will easily run you over $3,000 ($1,400+ for M14/M1A, $1275 for the Bulldog 762 conversion kit, and $$$ for optics and other accessories) unless you already own a M14 or M1A. The kit also comes with a bi-pod and forend grip. Unlike the RFB, this weapon is not an ambidextrous weapon.
c) FNH FS2000 - 5.56x45mm NATO. Yes, another bullpup rifle! The FS2000 is mostly ambidextrous and it uses the popular 5.56x45 NATO cartridge. This weapon is probably the second most expensive. This weapon probably will do better in CQB because the round has less kinetic energy and at the same time less killing power than the 7.62x51mm NATO. Possumblaster did an awesome review of the FS2000 ... here.
4) Civilian tactical accessories - researching the most ROI items and legal to civilians.
Research class 3 licensing. Can not count on the Sheriff signing off on the class 3 license, however it does not hurt to make the attempt.
Do you need to reload that thing?
Yes, all firearms need to be reloaded.
Gotta plan for that?
I do have extra rounds
Future will include stock piling, reloading equipment, and reloading supplies.
Learn how to make bows and arrows in the field just in case ammunition becomes a problem for whatever reason. There is a survival course in my survival plan that will teach how to do just that. My team or I may just use bows and arrows on the undead and firearms for either the living or undead (last resort when the arrows are clearly failing).
Got a survival philosophy?
"The Future Belongs to those Who Plan, Prepare, and Adapt."
Am I willing to hook up with other survivors?
I am willing to meet up with like minded survivors.
Is my plan based on a book/movie/blog/scientist other survivors may have heard of?
It will be based on continuous research until Day-0 when my then current plan will need to be realized and make adjustments according to any possible changes. To be dynamic and move out on a moments notice.
My first zombie_class_quiz after being here for a while and reading some of Max Brook's The Zombie Survival Guide.
Zombie Class Quiz
Your Result: Zombie Killer 1st Class
You are the badass of all badasses. Everyone should be like you if we want a chance of survival. Many people will follow you into the remote location that you have made prior to the zombie war. And you are smart enough to have sniffer dogs at your front gates. You have no mercy for the un-dead and will shoot any infected person that tried to make it into your compound. Your face will be on the 20 dollar bill for the world to see. Your chances of survival are amazing, 10:1.
My survival plan is ... here
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