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ZhunterD's survival plan
3 minutes ago | Post edited: 3 minutes ago (edit my post)I have just put into place the final part of my zed outbreak plan, and would welcome comments/criticisms about it. I plan to post it in multiple parts, and will able them to be easy to follow. My plan is actually design to be used, due to my location and experience (see the intro below)
Due to my location East Houston Tx, I have actually had to ride out quite a few natural disasters in the last few years (Hurricanes Rita, and Hurricanes Ike) Both incidents left conditions similar to a zed outbreak. After having to deal with two major disasters in a 3 year time span, I decided it was time to create a insurance policy or sorts.
My recent disaster Examples:
A large number (3+million, the largest evac in USA History) of the population tried to evac at the same time, which lead to gridlock. (like in many apocalypse movies, the great panic in World War Z , etc. there were fights over fuel, place in line, and all kinds of other BS) I was one of the evacuees. A typical trip that would have taken me two hours, took 14.
During this Hurricane, I decided to bunker in place at home, after the disastrous nightmare experience of evac during Hurricane Rita. I rode out the Hurricane (think of it as a mini initial Zed outbreak), after boarding up the glass windows and doors. (Home fortress in a ZED outbreak anyone!) After the Hurricane passed, (Zed Aftermath), I went outside to do a preliminary damaged survey. I decided to bunker in place for a while, because I thought infrastructure would be back up quickly. Two weeks later, I still had no power, and water flow went out after the Hurricane. There were also incidents of gas stations opening, and being totally swamped by people who had not prepared, and used up all of the gasoline in their cars. out of found this valuable. Do you find this valuable?
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3 minutes ago | Post edited: 3 minutes ago (edit my post)Plan intro part 2:
FEMA rolled into town fairly quickly, but it was still 72 hours before FEMA really got its act together. I finally decided to evac, after everyone who left began coming back to the destruction. I knew things would get worse when they all came back to no power, and spoiled food. This time the two hour trip took two hours.
Recent Real world experience has taught me that one needs to be prepared, and not depend on the Federal Government in a pinch.
My Plan, part 1:
I intend to bunker in place for two weeks, by reinforcing the structure of my home, putting in impact resistant, energy-efficient green/insulated windows and doors(subsidized by the federal government, thank you very much)
I have already secured three weeks of MREs, purchased a HAND-PUMPED! water filter, and keep in storage a estimated 3 weeks of drinking water. I have also built a couple of generators from power inverters, car alternators, small diesel engines, large fuel storage containers, and parts and pieces. (Learn to love CRAIGSLIST, and disregard all of the negative news about CRAIGSLIST,(which is because Craig will not sell his site to the same parent companies of the news outlets.) I have gotten some great deals,(even free!) from the site.)
Part 1: Bugging In
[This is the section where you detail how you will fortify and defend your current home, and prepare your Bug Out Bag]
Part 2: Bugging Out
[This is the section where you detail how you wil escape to your Bug Out Location. What vehicles you use, the routes you take, etc]
Part 3: Digging In
[Here you detail your BOL. If it is an existing building, any modifications. If it is something you intend to build, then show us the designs, the reasons for each addition, etc]
Part 4: Living
[So you have escaped the plague, you are in your BOL, and now you have to do the hardest task of all: cope with your new daily life. What is that like? How long will you be doing that?]