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About Me:When I started thinking way too much about zombies: Back when i was in the Marines me and a few buddies got together for a night of drinking and zombie movies. Ever since we have had a running discussion about the zombie apocalypse and survival.
What started my zombie fixation: Long conversations over way to many beers that eventually turned into serious discussions about SHTF scenarios and survival
Favorite zombie book: Not quiet sure yet still thumbing through a few but I'm open to suggestions if any one has them, i do a lot of reading
Favorite zombie movie: Right now Zombieland only because its one of the few zombie movies my wife will watch with me and, to be honest, watching with her makes it better. But favorite of all time would have to be the original dawn of the dead....probably because it was my first introduction to the genre.
Favorite quote in any zombie movie: I may have to get back to you on that one.
My Survival Plan:My “handle” should you look for you on the radio waves or web: Well everyones taken to calling me "Papa Bear" so that sounds good enough for me.
My location: I am currently living in upstate New York about 30 minutes north of Syracuse (thank god).
Is my plan dependent on zombies in your home town, or anywhere?: Well considering the fact that I am in a relatively rural area i don't expect there to be a mass outbreak right away. My plan is to monitor the city of Syracuse and look for signs of infection there. On top of that i also routinely scan through the local news looking for signs of trouble as well.
Will I be staying in my home or headed somewhere else?: I will be heading out as soon as i seen the warning signs. I have a Small camp that me and a good friend bought a few years ago that we use for hunting. Its isolated and well built with plexiglass windows (mostly to deter break ins). Its 2 stories with stairs that can be easily destroyed if need be.
If I'm heading out, how do I plan to get there? : I have a vehicle that is made for offroad conditions (lifted Jeep Cherokee). The location itself is a short 12 minute drive from my home through back roads and off road trails only accessible to 4 wheel drive vehicles.
Got anyone I want to take with me? : Definitely my wife and kids would be my first priority. I own the property along with one of my good friends so I'm also going to assume that he would make his way there to though he is a bit further away than I am. Aside from that I'm under the assumption that the rest of my family, who lives in an even more rural area than i do, will bunker down in their home.
How will I communicate with the outside world, or do I plan to go the hermit route? : I would assume that the phone/cell phones would be pretty much useless though i do have an old ham radio at the camp and a police scanner i would bring along.
How am I planning to get food and water?: Between me and my friend we have stocked up enough food (mostly MRE's and canned goods) and bottled water to last 6 people roughly 2 months. On top of that the area is relatively full of game and we have both been hunting the area for about 20 years.
What’s my weapon of choice? Do you need to reload that thing? Gotta plan for that? : My weapon of choice for patrol is a Stag Arms model 2 AR-15 and a S&W Sigma .40. I would also be carrying an EDC blade which i am still researching. As far as ammunition goes ive been stocking up on rounds for as long as i have been stocking up on food. Every time i buy ammo for the range i usually pick up an extra box to toss in the safe.
Got a survival philosophy? : Plan Prepare and Bunker down. I hold no delusions that the hordes of the undead will remain in the city and away from my little camp in the woods but the longer they do the better the chance for me and my family to survive. While in one place we will have the opportunity to plan our next move, gather supplies, connect with family and friends, and mobilize safely. i have always been a firm believer that it is easier to plan out a proper strategy when you actually have a little bit of breathing room.
Am I willing to hook up with other survivors? : Definitely. I know there will be people out there seeking to take advantage of the situation and that is something i will always look out for. For the most part however I have found that people, at least in my area, tend to come together and are more helpful after a tragedy.
Latest page update: May 31 2012, 3:40 AM EDT