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Whether or not you plan to go it alone at any time post Z-Day, you should think about solo sleeping situations after you bug-out.
I have decided to write this page not to instruct, but to promote thought. While thinking about this subject, I have realized that there is no "perfect sleeping spot" in the wilderness during a zombie outbreak. I have compiled below what I consider to be the most likely thought of sleeping situations PZD and given you my thoughts. If you want to add another one to the list, feel free. If you aren't a Writer, but have a suggestion, PM me.
Sleeping Up a Tree:
- The zombies can't reach you.
- You can get a safe night's full rest.
- The leaves from the tree(s) you are in can block you from view.
- There's only one way out: Down. How you get down is optional, but no matter what, you can be effectively boxed in. A loitering zombie could a) Delay your departure or b) Force you to kill it, drawing attention to you.
- If a raider spots you, you're toast.
Best way of accomplishing this: IMO the best way to sleep up a tree is by stringing a hammock high up between two tall trees, or between two branches. You do want a lightweight hammock that you can carry for as long as you want, though. A good example of one such hammock can be found here. The adaptations that you can make to it to make it bug proof/rain proof are cheap and easy. You can also find information about sleeping in a hammock here.
Sleeping in a Thicket:
- You're very well hidden.
- There are multiple was of escape, if need be.
- Nobody (Not even a zombie) has any reason to walk around a thicket.
- Your escape will be hindered, if you have a need for one.
- If somebody knows you're in there, the only thing you can really do is shoot him while he's still trying to figure out your exact position.
- It will not be a very comfortable night's rest.
- Some other animal might already be living there. Maybe even a nest of fire ants/hornets. Thinks about that one.
- If it starts to rain . . .
Best way of accomplishing this: I'd say just crawl under the bushes until you find a space large enough to lie down somewhat comfortably in, and then just fall asleep. Hopefully nothing will crawl into your clothes while you reside there for the night.
Sleeping in a Tent:
- It offers reliable and high quality shelter.
- It's bug-proof, waterproof, and wind proof.
- We make them for a reason.
- You can't really hide a tent.
- It takes a while to set up/dismantle.
- When inside it, you can't see what's going on with the rest of the world. A zombie could sneak up on you no problem.
- If a zombie does sneak up on you, it takes a few seconds to get out of the tent and get situated. And then what? You've left your tent behind.
Best way of accomplishing this: Try to find the hardest-to-acces, most-camoflauged-by-shrubbery place to set up your tent. Make sure to scout the surrounding area visually for any immediate danger.
Sleeping in a Bivy Sack:Pros:
- Easily concealabe.
- Small, lightweight, and warm.
- Probably the smallest form of shelter you can get.
- As with the tent, visibility of the outside world is null.
- Also as with the tent, it'll take a while to get out of the thing if you need to move fast.
Bet way of accomplishing this: Buy a small, lightweight bivy sack (Here's a good one - Expensive, though). When setting it up, look for a clump of bushes that you can set it up by to provide some camoflauge.
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|alcon-fay||sleeping alone in a town or city (page: 1 2 3 4 5 ... last page)||235||Oct 11 2012, 10:52 AM EDT by White76Knight|
|ScattergunBob||Sleeping (page: 1 2 3)||40||Mar 16 2012, 5:09 PM EDT by Brainzzzz|
Thread started: Oct 1 2011, 12:38 PM EDT Watch
I always imagined that getting any sleep would be difficult for a couple of weeks, especially if you were going it solo. I mean, society has just fallen apart. Rotting cannibals are constantly looking to devour you, people are looting everything, and mass panic has set in. I'm pretty sure I would have several sleepless nights in the woods before I could acclimate to the constant threat of zombies.
That said, I believe I would carry a sleeping bag and a tarp wherever I go. The tarp could be used in a lot of areas to provide a humble temporary shelter. Maybe you could compliment your sleeping area with tripwires? Or something similar to let you know when something is in your camp.
|Uzzgub||You should never be alone!! (page: 1 2 3 4)||77||Nov 8 2011, 11:24 AM EST by White76Knight|
Thread started: Sep 1 2011, 8:51 PM EDT Watch
Personaly i dont think you should ever be on your own (unless you REALY have to be) because A-you will want some one to watch your back B-sleeping on your own means that you can snuck up on (if your like me and are a heavy sleeper you wont wake untill its to late) C-if you get ill or injure yourself you aint gunna be able to look after yourself so haveing some one else around to look after you is going to increase your survival chance and D-its always good to have some one to talk to
so if you are gunna 'walk the earth' kung-fu style make sure you got some one else with you, and rember its always better to have a roof over your head, thats why humans made huts/houses and even better a fort to keep you, your stuff and your team around for as long as possible, also sleeping under the stars in a hammok sounds great up untill it rains or snows
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