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Adician's Survival Plan
A little about myself. I live near Camp Lejeune, a Military base on the East coast. I've spent the past few months reading over this site, and it got me thinking. A few of my hobbies are Parkour, Freerunning, and Mixed Martial Arts.
One allows me to get through an environment quickly, the other allows me to effectively disarm a soft opponent.
I believe there's a scientific reason behind everything, which also affects my view on "Zombies". There's a good possibility of "Rage" zombies, but not so much the slow walking type. Like the phase of rabies that makes whatever's infected attack anything that moves, for instance. Thusly, I bought some armor that I think would help in the event of something or someone trying to rip me apart with it's bare hands. It consists of an assortment of riot gear, air seals, and a camel hydration suit that's custom made and covers my entire body. Also cooling me off so I can wear this armor during the summer without sweating.
In all reality, I don't know if the virus is going to be airborn, so I have to be ready for anything. It could even be transmitted days after. The masks I've accumulated and altered will filter out almost anything bad, with the equivalent of a painters mask that doesn't have filters that need to be changed. I've taken extra care with eye ware, and decided that full coverage was best. Nothing that fogs up, something that can I can still see the sights of a gun with. I realized that all this armor would probably make it near unbearable to move in the summer, so I had to figure something out. I came to the conclusion that if I'm tired, I need a drink of cold water. With this, I thought "Why not kill two birds with one stone?" So I picked up two thin wetsuits. I made a baglike container on the inside that works all over the body, and what it does is keep all the water stored there cool like a thermos.
As well as making me able to drink it. Now with room temperature water, I have a sixty degree full body suit that keeps me sweat and fog free. But, on to the actual suit itself.
British riot gear leg gear, Combat and running boots (Water Proof to prevent rot), Work pants that can stand up to my hacksaw well enough, and numerous belts and riggings. Two combat ready knives with a combat ring so they stay in my hands (mounted on my boots) and of course half the suit under it all, keeping me cool.
A thermal longsleeve shirt designed to prevent ripping and tearing, Gloves with small composite armor on the back of the hands (small enough to easily fit any trigger housing.), British Riot arm gear, and a Molle tactical vest that covers all the soft areas. I modified it, sewing composite knee pads that fit perfectly on my shoulders to the rig. It has a holster on the chest that doesn't protrude too far and can house my USP .40 as well as two magazines. The riot gear already has pads for the knees and elbows, so I'm covered there. I also have two large bowie like knives with serration and fighting rings for my forefingers.
The most important part of the body is covered first in the top of the wetsuit, then a balaclava with surgical filter masks sewn inside. On top of that, a Caberg Reverso Helmet. It's got full face coverage, but it's not flimsy like the riot helmets always seen in movies.
Rigging (Holsters and the like)
I have the aforementioned holster and magazine housing on the front of the Molle tactical vest, and a quick draw holster for my Glock composite pistol that mounts on my right thigh.
I have two weeks worth of MRE's on quick stash, as well as all the water in my suit and a one liter bottle in my bag. The reason I chose MRE's is because I only need one a day, and I can find them all over my military town.
All and all this comes to twenty two pounds. I ran on a treadmill with all my gear on and the longest duration I could run was four and a quarter miles just over jogging.
Tell me what you guys think!
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I am very interested in the Cooling system. How again does that work. If you had two wet suits and a blatter in between them, they should still absorb your body heat and there in also match said body heat. Now after sprinting that water could get pretty hot and not cool you off all that well. not to mention that you will be wearing two Wetsuits Riot gear Weapons a mask and probably a pack. Water or not thats going to get hot. Wet suits seem generally seem to do the opposite effect than what you have made them for. To keep you warm not cool, because it smoothers the skins pores.
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|PedroAsani||Comments (page: 1 2)||35||Jul 21 2009, 12:41 PM EDT by PedroAsani|
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Starters. Don't debate the scientific merits of one type over another. Enough back and forth has been done, and each type is likely, based on various factors. Prion disease can cause violent moods and affect co-ordination. Unless you are from a science background, don't debate the science of science fiction.
The Runners are a more immediate hostile threat. They can close the distance, they almost have a kind of pack mentality, and they have liquid body fluids that can cause infection even before they are wounded. But they are like a fever. They burn out after a short time unless they can infect other people.
Shamblers are less immediate, but longer term threat. You can run away with ease, even walk away. But they are relentless, and pervasive. They can last five years (Solanum) or even longer (DOTD).
You have got enough armour there to do the job of protecting you. But if you are trying to escape runners, how fast and how long can you sprint wearing it? What is your field of vision like with the mask on? Can you get enough air if you are running full pelt until muscle failure?
This plan is very much geared for the immediacy of the outbreak and Panic. So what do you have in mind for longer term?
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