Secondary routes to your BOL/2nd BOL.
I've scouting around on google maps around my BOL and found something interesting.
My BOL is fairly close to home, but to get to my secondary BOL it normally requires me to move on a highway. If I wasn't going to use the roads I'd be bushwacking my way through miles of thick forrest with many hills and other obstacles.
Any of you guys who remember me talking about my bugout plan will probably remember that there's a small river running through the edge of our family property. I didn't realize it before because of all the curves in the river, but the river actually intersects a property fairly close to my secondary BOL, which would normally require highway use to access.
Furthermore I found that if I keep going down the river I can actually access what I know to be a lake that has really good fishing, as well as access to waterways that spill out a few towns away.
I'd probably need to go down the river myself to see if it's entirely accessible by boat/raft to travel, but I'm thinking this could be a good way of escape for us should we have to abandon our primary BOL, and migrate to the other bit of family land.
We've got some boats on the property, but I'm not sure if they'd fit through the most narrow part of the river. A set of small rafts might be in the near future for us.
Have you guys planned or found any routes like this to get to your secondary locations?
Sep 27 2012, 6:10 PM EDT by
Animals, pets, during buggin in and buggin out.
So a good question is, if you have a dog, or cat, or bird, what do you do if it is making too much noise, you see, my Chihuahua dog would have to go, because you can't draw attention of any kind when bugging in or out. Tell me what yall thnk.
I personally think that large stores and buildings should be avoided. Simply because Zed can't open a door and the odds are that large superstores and malls are going to be crawling with Zed if you can find a small food market with a pharmacy next door and try to hole up in there do it. simple fact is they are easier to clean out than a superstore and much easier to barricade and protect than a superstore.
May 7 2012, 3:54 AM EDT by
How would you barricade yourself if you decide to Bug-In?
First your need to scavange for wood, sheet metal etc. Then evaluate your furniture (do I really need this table?) If you dont then its added to the barricade.
Make sure to have an ecape or exit incase the zombie break down your barricades or raiders for that matter. The exit could also be easly used for going out for supplies.
Barricade yourself by barricadeing the ground floor first.Lock all doors and windows before you start. Then if you have any building materials left, barricade the 2nd floor, zombies shouldnt be able to get past the 2nd floor even if they pile up. Back to the first floor. Make sure there is a heavy item or peice of furniture nearby every door, and use the rest to renforce the ground floor,.
Mar 25 2011, 9:16 AM EDT by
Is one way glass and mirrors the only protection you need?
What would a zombie do if confronted by its own reflection? Would it get confused and stumble away or wildly lash out and destroy it or simply do nothing? Would fitting one way glass windows to your house be the only protection you need from the living dead? Tell me what you think.
Bugging in - VS - Lying Low
Asuming Zeds are the dumb animals most people think they are thenall of this armouring should not be nessesary. Let me explian, a standard pain of sealed unit double glazing (toughened glass) can with stand hits from kicks, hammer blows, and even thrown brick. Therefore a starndard Zed armed only with its fists doesn't stand a chance of breaking through. Now assuming Zeds only retain the inteligence to walk, smell , see or hear prey atack and eat, then they are not likly to be that fussed about trying to get into to a building unless you make it obvious that its ocupied. So my question for you is this, is the best choice to heavily armour your house and risk the attack of armed human raiders or to simply lie low in an attic or similar room and let everyone human and Zed asume the house is empty?
May 18 2010, 4:54 AM EDT by
Go pick up a baseball bat, and find a wooden 2x4, or 4x4. Now, hit the 4x4 with the bat. Repeat 15 times.
Elbow hurt? Muscles tired? Bat bent or broken? Now go pick up a crowbar and do the same.
Crowbars are heavy, and you have the chance to hit yourself if you miss the swing.
I would suggest a .22 revolver or compact/collapsible rifle. M1 Carbine or Browning Grade 1 semi .22 are both great choices. Also, for ammo for the .22, pistol or rifle, get Winchester .22 shotshells. Much less penetration, so you wont hit anything behind it, but it WILL bounce around the skull. Much less noise than a 9mm too. (I understand UK/Europe laws are much stricter than US about firearms. Having a BOB with a firearm might be harder in Europe?)
And of course, I always suggest the Kukri :)
Random Comments:I like the idea for a dive knife. You will just need a small maglite. Have replacement batteries. Buy some US Mil MRE's off of ebay. about 15-17 dollars (including regular, not interational shipping,) per 6 MRE's. Or, you can get Shure-Pak MRE's, civilian, and cost more, but easier to get internationally. Get an aluminium mess kit. Looks something like: http://outersports.com/aluminum-mess-kit-p-888.html?currency=USD Remember to get dynamic rope. DO NOT GET STATIC ROPE! You will also need a harness, or you can make a swiss seat WITH STATIC ROPE! youll need 15 feet of it. Really good and easy skill, google it.
(Might I join you, if you get your massive defense castle up? I can offer quite a few guns, and actually am a good shot. Your plan is amazing.)
PedroAsani's Survival Plan - Part 1: Bugging In
(Time to completion: TBD) Current residence: Manchester. I expect to be here for: one month. My stockpile is: minimal. Time to purchase permanent location: Three months. Once a purchase is secured, I will document the alterations needed to mak
Nov 19 2011, 6:01 PM EST by