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My Bio:When I started thinking way too much about zombies: After seeing 28 Days Later, my thoughts on zombies went from general interest to obsession. The idea that the infected could run brought the concept into a whole different light.
What started my zombie fixation: The idea of chemical weapons in the early 2000's was terrifying enough but once it came to mind that a z-apocalypse could truly become reality by way of chem-warfare took me from obsessed, to devoted.
Favorite zombie book: Grants Pass: A Post-Apocalyptic Anthology
"Editors Jennifer Brozek & Amanda Pillar present twenty tales set in Kayley Allard's post-apocalyptic universe loosely tied together by the concept of Grants Pass as a final bastion for people wanting safety and security in a world that has quickly descended into barbarism. Naturally this last beckon of light will also attract the sociopaths and less desirable survivors. Lets trudge through the wastelands." - Read Scaryminds full review.
Favorite zombie movie: The Walking Dead (not a movie, sure, but definitely an epic) & Resident Evil.
Survival Plan:My “handle” should others look for me on the radio waves or web: Bishop
My location: Grants Pass, Oregon (Latitude: 42.44 N, Longitude: 123.33 W)
The Rogue River, Downtown Grants Pass & Surrounding
7th Street - The Rogue River
Is my plan dependent on zombies in your home town, or anywhere? The specifics of my plan are based on staying near my home town. Though the principles could be applied to any town that contains all the basic day-to-day necessities.
Will I be staying in my home or headed somewhere else? Ideally, I'd wish to stay in my home. It's where the heart is, right? But as supplies dwindle, medical help becomes required and most likely, the structure and/or defensibility of my dwelling becomes compromised I'll be forced to find refuge at a more functioning location.
If I'm heading out, how do I plan to get there? Regarding transportation, I'd like to quote Sam Elliott in We Were Soldiers, "Time comes I need one, sir, there'll be plenty of 'em lying on the ground."
How will I communicate with the outside world, or do I plan to go the hermit route? Ham & Short-wave radio.
What’s my weapon of choice? Do you need to reload that thing? Gotta plan for that? Different situations call for different weapons and load-outs. But two things will never leave my side; my Ka-Bar and my Beretta. Be sure that in addition to ammunition for whichever firearm you may carry, to keep a good sharpening stone and gun-cleaning kit in your pack. A deficient weapon isn't a weapon at all.
Got a survival philosophy? Do what it takes to stay alive, but not at the expense of your humanity.
Am I willing to hook up with other survivors? I'm absolutely open to the idea of pooling resources with others but just like in everyday life, there are people who will take you for what you're worth. Two words to live by; caution & trepidation.
As many of us will likely use firearms for both our primary means of safety, combat and also food-gathering, it should almost be mandatory to become intimately familiar with their assembly, function and application beyond the scope of "reading the manual." I encourage each of you to value training & practice what you've learned until it becomes as natural as breathing.
Below are several resources which will offer further understanding of these principles...
Train You Body:
More important than any firearm, strategy, tool or survival knowledge, is your body's ability to perform any and all tasks.
Latest page update: Apr 6 2012, 1:14 PM EDT