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My gear will remain largely the same no matter which method of survival I choose to execute, be it stay in one place or keep on the move.
I would wear:
-Tactical Vest (Marpat)
-Knee & Elbow pads (Black)
-Cargo Pants (Camo)
-Compression Top or T-shirt
-Combat Boots (Black)
-Balaclava (OD Green)
-Tactical Goggles (Black, either clear or shaded lens)
-Biking Gloves (Full finger protection)
-Boonie Hat (Camo)
I would wield (initially):
-Standard Machete (sheath on back of vest)
-Smaller Machete (No sheath, can be clipped to my pants)
-Small Pry Bar (hooked on back of vest, spare weapon, difficult to access)
My Survival Plans:
*Disclaimer: My exact actions will depend on my location, time of day, situation, etc. The main key is being able to adapt. Below are a couple of different plans of actions I have.
Situation 1: Staying put, fortification, stocking up on supplies, etc.
The following will detail my plan for if me and my family are all at home when it becomes apparent that an outbreak has occurred.
We are all relatively healthy and in decent shape which should prove useful. To give you an idea of what I am working with we live in a 2-story house (3 if you count the full attic) with a full size basement. We live on a hill so there is a set of stairs leading up to our house, and there is a side path on each side of the house. Gun wise my dad has an old single-shot .22 rifle, minimal ammo. As for melee weapons we have 2 standard machetes, 1 smaller machete, and a couple other potential melee weapons (metal baseball bat, prybar, hatchet, hammers, etc.).
Now my first priority (after arming myself and my family) would be to secure my family in the attic, blocking off the stair case and setting up a ladder to access it from the deck on the floor below. This would then function as our base, home, whatever you want to call it. I would then start moving basic supplies up to our new home (water, non-parishable foods, etc), as well as other weapons. I would also make calls to some of my friends who I could coordinate with, as well as have my mom alert some of our neighbors etc via phone. I would then make getting firearms a high priority. Some of our neighbors have guns, if they are still alive and well I could get extras from them, if they are otherwise than I would deal with them as necessary and hence acquire said firearms.
Although I wouldn't necessarily be in charge, and would be open to suggestions, I have the most expertise in this area of anyone in my family and would thus be making a lot of the decisions. I would also arm my family of course, and establish certain rules. Basic rules like:
-never go anywhere alone (unless you have to)
-never go anywhere at night (unless you have to)
-food and other essential supplies are to be rashioned according to the needs of the individual
-silence is golden. no unnecessary loud noises
-always be armed, with at least 2 weapons if at all possible
-always have your B.O.B (Bug-Out Bag) ready and know where it is
-have several basic escape routes planned
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Situation 2: On The Move
This is my plan should relocating and presumably staying on the move appear to be the best option, primarily for use if outbreak appears to be getting too large to simply stay in a fortified building, think Resident Evil: Extinction. (Another reason for needing to leave the area could be if the government realizes that the outbreak is to large to control, and they decide to "cleanse" the area. However this would only be an issue if the initial outbreak were to occur where I live, which is unlikely.)
-Rope (100ft or so)
-2x Hand Warmers
-2x bottles of lighter fluid
-1x 2 liter bottle of water, + 1x 24oz bottle of water
[more to come]
When I started thinking way too much about Zombies: I can't remember exactly, but I just remember one day waiting for the bus to go to school with my friend and somehow the topic zombies came up and he mentioned that he had The Zombie Survival Guide and I had never heard of it [gasp! I know] and so I just thought that was the coolest thing ever and he said I could borrow it sometime so he lets me borrow it and I was hooked. This was sometime around my Sophmore year I think. Well, that's my story. What's yours?
What started my zombie fixation: The Zombie Survival Guide
Favorite Zombie book: The Zombie Survival Guide
Favorite Zombie movie: The Resident Evil movies and 28 Weeks Later.
Favorite quote in any zombie movie:
My score and score summary on the non-lame zombie survival test:
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