Recently, I came across a post called “How do you outlive the zombie attack” in a forum. These are my answers, which might give you a small insights in my thoughts on prepping.
I feel guilty though, since I dont know if I even can bring here along. In a zombieattack its every man for himself. If going alone, one dont need to be paranoid about peoples scrathes, wounds or other signs of infection.
First of all, if you’re alone you are in so much more danger. I’d say never move in smaller groups than two individuals, at most four, mainly because that way you can utilize their manpower, their skills and their assistance and help. Four people will almost always fit in anything designed by and for humans, that might protect you. From a more egoistic point of view; more people that is not you means more zombie food that is not you. Remember that all everyday issues like crossing a street might be a dangerous situation.
1. How do you prepare, asuming you knew its coming? Or do you roll like me, always a zombiesurvival kit ready and packed just in case.
I would consider myself a prepper. Not a full blown yeee-haw hillbilly with a shotgun; more of a sensible everyday prepper with a clear base in reality. I have a little more than one month worth of food and water for 2 people, and means to cook them completely off the grid. This is a basic preparedness everyone could and should take, regardless of what catastrophe might happen. If something would happen, I will quickly stock up for a longer time period on the first warning signs. I am currently putting a new revised bug-out-bag together, for the classic 72 hour setup. I have a roomie with an obsession for knives, and as soon as I’m completely clear with the weapon laws of this country, I will add a few simpler handheld ones (no guns) to the arsenal.
2. Where do you go? For me, the mayham will unfortunently hit me the middle of an average city.
At first, I would stay put. My door has deadbolts, and most of my walls are 30cm thick concrete. Times two. Whatever would hit this city, keeping safe and warm for a few weeks with no or minimal physical contact with the outside would raise the percentage of survival tremendously. After that I would move away from the cities – yet again crucial regardless of what threat there might be – to a pre-known location where I quickly can become at least mostly self-sufficient. I would travel by car, steal and kill if I have to.
3. Who do you bring? Some friends and family may prove a serious risk, ie mody girlfriends or dogs (Barking and running away when you least expect it) etc. And as previously stated, a huge risk when trying to survive is the “relative/friend akwardly and unexpectedly turing howling beast on you”
I would bring anyone that I can rely on, and that is fully aware of how to handle the situation. If I had a dog it would be trained for this. If I had a girlfriend she’d better be trained too, otherwise I’d show her my pimp hand. Jokes aside, I’d kill anyone at any time to survive, blood or not.
4. Stuff? Weapons, motorcykles, food, medecine, weed (dont count on tv and free onlinecontent still working for entertainment) and clean underwear? Remeber weapons and bikes, may need some training beforehand. Join a club for firearms today.
Yes, firearm training is crucial, but there will be times where you need to kill or hurt without being heard. Also, guns need bullets. Get yourself a real pro slingshot with an arm/hand brace instead, with a small rock they are lethal. Even if your flesh happens not to be rotten. They are also fairly easy to build yourself with everyday items. On a GTFOD scenario I would supplement my BOB with several bags of food and water. I also keep a simpler 24h kit (food, blanket, water, hose etc) + medical kit in my car at all times.
5. Anything else to remember? Martial-arts class, a posetiv mindset etc etc
A logic mindset. Feelings are great, but for survival you need rationality, logic and a way to supress your eventual issues with for example killing someone else. Paintball, especially CTF/siege scenarios is very helpful, like any military tactics and/or physical and mental training. Don’t forget to love, fuck and hug alot to balance all the weird shit up.