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I have just put into place the final part of my zed outbreak plan, and would welcome comments/criticisms about it. This plan is actually being implemented, and 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.
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.
Part 1: Bugging In
I intend to bunker in place for two weeks, by reinforcing the structure of my home now, by 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.)
I already have for weaponry:
1. Mossberg 500 shotgun
2. Saiga 12 shotgun
3. 2 AK47 with folding stock
4. 2 1911 .45
I am planning on buying a few Mosin Nagant rifles for sniper use, since they are currently on sale for $79 each. I am stockpiling ammo for each, with a goal of 1000 rounds each. ( I was in the military for 7 years, so I have training on all of them, and try to stay current).
Part 2: Bugging Out
After two weeks I expect everything to have calmed down, from a survivor standpoint. I do expect major problems from ZED(there being 4 million people in the Houston Metro Area. So I have purchased a DIESEL powered off road crew cab truck(dodge ram). It is designed for heavy duty work, and has fittings for a snow plow, which I also have, (dirt cheap here in Houston, where we get 1/2 inch of snow every 4-5 years)a cb radio, and a ham radio.. I can use the truck with my current business, so I can write it off on taxes. (Thanks Uncle Sam)
I plan to evac after two weeks to a close rendevous point, (about 10 miles away, but fairly rural.) I will live from the truck for three days, while I wait for my pre-approved Bail out Buddies.(we individually have jokingly made arrangements already.)
After three days, whoever has made it by then will travel with me to our BOL.
Part 3: Digging In
After searching for a few years for a good location for a BOL. (from Hurricanes, and a possible ZED outbreak) I have found a pretty good spot, I believe. After leaving the rendevous spot, I will go to my BOL (backroads).
MY BOL Property Features
* Farm/Ranch Property
*Exterior construction: Pier & Beam Foundation
* Horse(s) allowed
* View: Fields, Panoramic
* Waterfront property
* Waterfront features: Creek/Stream
* Lot features: Fenced, Public Maintained Road
* Approximately 273 acre(s)
* two oil wells currently producing (mineral rights will transfer)
* within 1 mile of a military training reservation, with a material storage depot, but a small security detail.
* frontage to a fairly major high way
I will close on the property in about a week. I will build a fortified residence there, in addition to the one that is already there (2 bed/ 3bath farmhouse), and later expand it to include underground facilities. I will stock it additional weapons, and ammo, and enough food (MRE) for about a year. By then I hope to have producing agriculture/crops.
I will have a family member live on the property (she has expressed a interest in running a farm), and I will get revenue from the oil wells, maybe running the fortified residence as a bed and breakfast, and a country restaurant that she will build on the major highway frontage.(she has experience in running a restaurant, and that will give me access to wholesale food companies). That revenue should pay for the property. I also hope to put in a grass runway later.
Part 4: Living
I plan to expand the agriculture of the BOL site, and possibly add livestock,(cattle, chickens, and fish). Defense will be done by watches, and everyone will be assigned battle stations.(sniper locations, defense posts, etc.) everyone will be drilled on fall back procedures, and evac procedure from the BOL. (which would include a rendevous point, and in the future, a secondary BOL in west texas.)
I will plan on stocking dvd movies, cd/hard drives of music, and other entertainment(music instruments, etc.) to keep us from going crazy. I also will initiate a re-population plan where women would be highly encouraged to have many children, and older non-child bearing children would be tasked with helping to raise them. Children will have to be highly educated in all areas, including the arts.(I think cutting arts programs is a big mistake, because a person with education in the arts bring creativity and joy de vivre
We will send out scouts every day to gauge the environment, and find supplies,(including as many books as possible)