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Hey guys, I'm J.D. I'm 23 years old, and I research and try to over-prepare for everything. I lived in Michigan during the NE blackout of 2003 which left us without power and drinkable water for several days. During this time I saw exactly how desperate people can be, and what to expect during a mild emergency situation. We survived by having a propane powered stove, boiling water, eating canned foods, and staying in.
During that time the grocery stores went empty, the price of bottled water and gas, rose over $10/gal, and the roads became littered with vehicles that had run out of gas. As such, I don't plan on being able to really travel outside of my city limits easily. And I don't really plan on being able to use stores to buy/loot things.
Since the blackout I've learned some valuable lessons. I've learned to always keep an emergency stash of non-perishable foods, a supply of water, and several survival items such as crank flashlights, survival knives, matches/flint. These were some of the things that made it semi-comfortable to survive without the conveniences of the modern world. I believe that having to suffer through this blackout helped to force me into always thinking about emergency survival preparations.
This is the Emergency kit I'm in the process of buying for my car. Not all the tools in here a specifically Z-day related, but many of them could be useful at my BOL:
When I started thinking way too much about zombies: I start to overprepare for the next emergency situation
What started my zombie fixation:Probably the Resident Evil franchise, it gave me a new scenario to plan on how to survive.
Favorite zombie movie: 28 days later
Favorite quote in any zombie movie:"I can't profess to understand God's plan,but when Christ promiseda resurrection of the dead, I just thought he had something a little different in mind."
My Survival Plan:
I'm a bunker kinda guy, regardless of the emergency my basic plan is the same. I find a location with many exits and few entrances with access to a natural flowing water source that I can fortify against nature and anything else.
My “handle” should you look for you on the radio waves or web:Anom
My location:Columbia, Missouri
Is my plan dependent on zombies in your home town, or anywhere?: Will I be staying in my home or headed somewhere else?: If there truly is a Z-day. I have no desire to get caught up in the chaos of people leaving town. I'll be headed to my BOL and bunkering down.
If I'm heading out, how do I plan to get there? : driving/walking
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? : I'd like to be able to take my dog with me, but in a true survival situation, he's another mouth to feed. A 2-way radio will be my way to communicate with the outside world.
How am I planning to get food and water?: I store food and water now for emergency situations, which should last me until I am able to establish a small garden for food, and a hand-pump pipeline to the closest creek.
What’s my weapon of choice? Do you need to reload that thing? Gotta plan for that? : Ideally, I'd want a folding recurve bow, I haven't shot in years, but I was the best shot of anybody in my boy scout troop as a kid. Trajectory just comes natural to me weather it be volleyball, bowling, or competitive shooting.
Got a survival philosophy? : Am I willing to hook up with other survivors? : I wouldn't be opposed to hooking up with others, in fact, if I felt them to be responsible level-headed people I would encourage our synergy.
Anomoly Ultimate BOBEach component separated into the individual pouches within my BOB
The "Floating" pouch consists of items not places in a pouch, but allowed to float within the main compartment or are attached to the outside of the BOB.
2-way radio AA powered
air horn noise maker keychain
mini bike pump
high vis safety vest
AM/FM radio AA powered
Solar Panel AA recharger
inkless metal pen
8gb Flash drive with scanned IDs
War and Peace (Hardcover)
w/2 extra bands
flexible cutting board
detachable kitchen shears
~~~~~First Aid Kit~~~~~
finger nail clippers
wrist and ankle brace
emergency food bars
crank UV water filter
mini titanium crowbar
resealable zip ties
100-200' static rope
ratchet strap hand puller
1/4"- 1/2" plastic tubing
reusable space blanket
-20 degree socks
inflatable life jacket
--------------First Aid Kit-----------------
Assorted Zip-Lock bags
AMA First Aid guide
Cotton tipped applicators
exam quality Vinyl gloves
4" plastic tweezers
metal nail file
disposable thermometer sheaths
**sterile 4.5" nickel plated scissors
Antiseptic cleansing wipes (sting free)
Alcohol cleansing pads
Antibiotic ointment packs
Insect sting relief pads
burn cream packs
extra strength non-aspirin
plastic bandages 34"x 3"
fabric bandages 3/4"x 3"
junior adhesive plastic bandages 3/8"x 1-1/2"
adhesive plastic bandages 1" x3"
fingertip fabric bandages
knuckle fabric bandages
elbow & knee plastic bandages 2"x4"
patch bandage 1-1/2"
Moleskin squares 2"x2"
medium butterfly wound closures
finger splint 6" x 3/4"
first aid tape roll 1" x 5yd
Instant cold compress (2+)
Gauge dressing pads 2"x2" (6)
Gauge dressing pads 3"x3" (4)
Gauge dressing pads 4"x4" (2)
trauma pads 5"x9"
2" conforming gauge roll bandage
3" conforming gauze roll bandage
First aid guide
36" triangular sling/bandage w/ 2 safety pins
mouthpiece for CPR
Hydrocortozone cream (1%)
Sharpie all weather pen
wound powder (fly repellent)
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