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Greetings fellow zombie survivalists.
I'm a 25 yr old male from Sydney Australia. I live about 10kms from the CBD so obviously when (for lack of a better term) SHTF I'll need to GTFO. I'm no expert in anything to do with weapons or combat, but what I do claim to have is a cool head and plenty of tact. Having once been a boy scout, I'm all about "being prepared". I'm here to learn as much as I can about Zombie Survival, and hopefully share some opinions of my own.
About Me:When I started thinking way too much about zombies: I've always been fascinated with zombie fiction, even from an early age. My father always accused me of having a "morbid fascination"
My "Plan" is based on many of the above mentioned things. Books, movies, tv, other peoples ideas mixed in with some of my own. Regardless, no amount of planning and scheming, will set you up for what lies ahead. I expect to make a lot of hard and impromptu decisions when things don't go to plan. You never plan to fail, but you can always fail to plan!
What started my zombie fixation:Video games mostly, then movies and books
The resident evil series (Games, not the ridiculous Mila Jovavic movies) played a huge part in my interest.
Favorite zombie book:Can't pick just one! Max Brooks Zombie survival guide.
And the zombie combat manual by Roger Ma. Do the walking dead comics count?
Favorite zombie movie: I can't really pick just one. The most notable ones would be Zombie land, dawn of the dead 28 days / weeks later (even though they run) Also, the walking dead BEST SHOW EVER
Currently none. Undertaking archery lessons, and plan to obtain firearms licence in the future.
I would like to own (specifically for ZA)
Primary: Browning BL22 Lever action rifle
Capacity: 14 Rounds
Smith and Wesson Model 617 Revolver
Capacity: 10 Rounds
Cold Steel 7" recon tanto knife
Hanwei tactical katana
Cold Steel Magnum kukri machete
1x Woodland camo fatigues
1x Pair of S.W.A.T tactical boots
1x Pair of cowboy boots
2x Pair wool socks
2x Cotton socks
2x Pair of Bonds briefs
2x Plain black t-shirts
2x Long sleeved shirt
1x Tactical vest (not owned)
1x Driza-bone riding coat black (not owned)
1x Leather gloves
Inside a Maxpedition Tactical Toiletry Bag
2x Bars of soap
General grooming tools, nail clippers, scissors, comb etc
Food & Water:
Several mayday calorie food bars.
1x Camel back 1.5litre
1x Army canteen 2 litre
2x cooking / eating pans w/handle
1x CRKT Eat'N tool
1x Dry fuel hexamine stove
1x Pack matches
2x Flint striker
1x Zippo light + fuel
1x Bic lighter
1x 2 man light weight dome tent
2x emergency ponchos
1x moon mat
1x moon pillow
1x Leatherman Charge Ti
1x Swiss army knife
Maglight XL100 LED
Harmonica (I realise the danger of this, but it's use is infinite)
Needle and thread
Fishing hooks and line
Mouse traps (courtesy of Braydon)
First Aid Kit:
St Johns personal leisure kit
Currently none besides cellular communication.
In the market for CB, 2way radios
Carrier or Bag:
Maxpedition Monsoon Gearslinger
Need another, bigger bag
2x Survival kits (home made)
1x Flint strikers
1x Bic lighter
1x Signalling mirror
1x 8hour candle
Mini first aid kit
My Survival Plan:
My “handle” should you look for you on the radio waves or web:
Is my plan dependent on zombies in your home town, or anywhere?: My plan revolves temporarily on the low density of population in rural areas not too far from my home. As a fall back area, it will serve useful on escaping the immediate danger of the CBD
Will I be staying in my home or headed somewhere else?: Living so close to the city, staying home is NOT an option, at least, not long term anyway.
If I'm heading out, how do I plan to get there? : Timing will be everything, leaving too soon will get me caught up in the panic evacuations, unless I canpre-empt that and leave before that happens. On the other hand, leaving too late will leave me outnumbered by walkers, or runners. GOD I HOPE THEY'RE WALKERS...
Motorbike or boat will be my ideal modes of transport away from home.
Got anyone I want to take with me? : Since my family already lives in rural Australia, it wont be a problem bailing out quickly and efficiently. Since many of my friends think it's a joke to be prepared for such an event, they will suffer their ignorance.
How will I communicate with the outside world, or do I plan to go the hermit route? :
At first, communicating with the outside world will be very risky. People will be in such a panicked state that looting, raiding,pillaging will be an immediate danger to my party. Eventually, once a permanent sanctuary or fortress is established, scouting out will be viable.
How am I planning to get food and water?: Self sustaining methods such as rain catchment and agriculture will hopefully be enough to provide. (More study is required)
What’s my weapon of choice? Do you need to reload that thing? Got a plan for that? :
I plan to join a gun club and obtain a handgun through legal methods. I'm thinking small calibre for
ease of weight reduction of ammo, less noise, bigger clips etc
Also, archery takes my fancy. Becoming a marksman with a bow is silent and deadly, with almost infinite ammunition when recycled.
Got a survival philosophy? :
I'm not much of a philosopher. I think the trick is to just stay alive, isn't it?
Am I willing to hook up with other survivors? :
Yes, within reason of course. People are more dangerous than the walking dead!
Half the reason I joined ZSDW, was to see how many other people out there are planning for survival.
Is my plan based on a book/movie/blog/scientist other survivors may have heard of?:
Latest page update: Apr 30 2012, 12:18 AM EDT