Step 6: Gathering Others/ Finding a Stronghold...

Ok now that we have learned the basics for supplies we need to go over whom we can bring with us and where we are going to go when or if they arrive.

Building your army: when doing this you need to consider the following: Who is the most important to me? How far away do they live? Do they have any particular skills that make them more valuable? Are they able to get where I am and are they sick? And other questions like these. I understand some of these are pretty hard questions, especially when you thought you were just going to call up all of your family and friends and invite them over for a pleasant zombie survival day. Well you need to strongly think about all the questions. 1 who is most important to you? Well that would be family and friends for sure. Now consider this, how far away are they? If your girl friend lives an hour away well than you don’t want to be sitting there for an hour while you could be getting a head start on your evac. Limit your loved ones (as hard as that might seem or be at the given time) to a maximum half hour away from your house. Anyone you can reach or get a hold of in this range you should invite as fast as possible. If they don’t pick up the phone after twice, three times max you should consider them dead or close to. Don’t be a hero and endanger yourself and others trying to get over to someone’s house because they mean so much to you. They could be infected and you could have fallen clean into a trap and endangered your whole group. Now that you have contacted the ones within the half hour mark consider anyone with skills like an electrician, blacksmith, carpenter, medic, engineer, and martial artist, also anyone that may be a bit weird or have a creative mind. Yes that sounds dumb but they don’t think like others and are great at coming up with plans and are usually unaffected by what is going on around them as easily as say a straight minded scientist. Any other creative and skilled trades people should be considered and if valuable enough should try to be contacted, instead though tell them to meet you at where you are going and not your house this will ensure that you get out as soon as possible.

Now we should cover strong holds or bases to consider.

Base: think of it like this if and when you do gather your group where should you go. You can’t exactly board up your house with a possible 20 other people in it. There would be no room for anyone to move around and people would start to go crazy. Think of the safest most secluded place you know. If you live in the middle of damn near no where than just sitting it out inside your house would probably not be such a bad idea. You probably know how to do just about all that you need to survive and don’t really have anyone close that lives around you. Any other case though the ideal place would be somewhere high up like in a mountainous area above the snow line. Still not everyone has these options. Here are some suggestions.
+ A near by school
+ A secluded house in the woods that has been abandon for some time
+ An old underground bunker or storage seller (the most ideal)
+ A large house with stone walls and few windows
+ Any relatively good sized building that has thick walls and is easily fortified. When choosing this building think about the following. dose it have large windows, how many entrances/ exits are there, is it easy to fortify, dose it supply my group with enough room and protection, dose it have generators or dose it have some other alternative source of energy, dose it have any useful supplies that may be valuable to our survival. These are all important questions to ask your self when coming up with a hold up.
Now other places should be avoided. When considering a places to stay away from think of the most important places in your city/ town. Town hall, your local high school, a church or even the police and or fire station would be a great place to stay away from because they are considered hot spots for people to show up at. Also other places like big chain supermarkets or stores like Wal-Mart and Costco would be great places to stay away from because you probably won’t be the only one running around trying to gather supplies and find somewhere safe to stay. There will be other people looting and trying to find stuff or a place to hold up in. if you come into contact with another group at your location, try to work things out without violence. You will find that people will be much more willing to join than to cause trouble in the beginning. They just want to get somewhere safe.
Now that we know some pros and cons of some of the places I should also tell you not to listen to the news when they say go to the designated safe zones. These will be the hotspots for future groups of zombies to attack. Plus if the infection is in the camp itself, it will spread faster than you could react.

Now that we have gone over those I would just like to tell you my plan as of so far. I have narrowed down my select group of people and I live no more than a few hundred yards from a middle school. All the people I have chosen are actually friends and family but still they have skills and other useful thing that make the ones I have chosen very valuable to have with me. Plus the middle is not really a main hot spot for activity. It has large stone/ brick walls, bullet proof double pain half inch glass windows that are easily coverable with papers or desks, not to mention the big safe steel doors that line the building and the surveillance system. All of which make it a relatively easily spot to convert into a bunker/ safe house.

Now I will tell you how to fortify and or get your base up and running.
if i snap there neck (i do ninjutsu) wil they die and ombies probably will get problems with scavangers insects flies and general decomposing not to mention that the muscle will be stiff and and there blood no longer liquid even further imobilizing them a big deal might be the stench after a few summer days... and its not just uncomfortable i have helped getting a body out of a crack in the rocks that was there for 5 hot days i thought i would die
Dear God, One you are a Terrible liar, Two I highly doubt authorities got a civilian to help remove a dead body, Three you can barely spell or use correct grammar, Four All these facts combined considering ninjutsu was developed so that the practitioners would be Intelligent, athletic and good at deception I highly doubt you actually do Ninjutsu, But Props for spelling it correctly.
<p>yay a smart person</p>
<p>Dear Mr. GET_STARTED,</p><p>I am afraid to inform you of the fact that you are the most idiotic waste of cells I have ever heard of on this planet. If my brains were brutally smashed and mutilated and put into your skull, they would have more intelligence than you do now. If there ever is a zombie apocalypse, you would definitely not survive.</p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Alek</p>
<p>Nope no zombies but something much worse.................................... Tax collectors </p>
<p>p.s. You got a little red on your shirt</p>
<p>its good but you mist alot of things that would of cept you alive even more longterm, first you carnt do ANY of this by your self. so many people think team work does nothing, slows you down, gets you killed, well there wrong think of a bully or bullys thay would always have more than one or two people ganging up on you, think of the military without soldiers we would be nothing but dead bodys and dust, you think we could win a war with just one man..... NOO, team work has saved so many lives and it works all the time it dosen't matter if you dont like that person its a matter of life or deth. you find ANY one in that area you take them even if its a child you need numbers in a zombie out break, team work could be the most powerfull thing a human could ever do. so... now you see how team work is... you have a team you are done. Thank You</p>
<p>ever since the cave man time, it is the pashon of HUNGER, stright away the dead body gets up and starts walking looking, looking for what i hare you may say hes looking for food, us we are there food. THERE WAS THAT GOODEN ENOUGH. you guys who dont belive well theres more. the possiblity of a zombie out brake in the ner future is...40% and it rises evry yaer by 2 too 4%. there is somthing out there and its coming!</p>
<p>you guys must be the most stupid people ever!!. ok ok im here to explain how a zombie outbrake (CAN) happen. frist after deth your brain is still alive aleast for a hour or sothats enough time for the body to reanomate. wen you die the cells die to. the virus that holds the kye to being a zombie can reanomate your cells, now there have been many humans who have lived without a haert beat, strange right well it gets better, the virus can still grab a hold of your brain, your brain norel system will still be working there for the virus can take over and reanomate a dead body, its just a dead body nothing else.. well that what you would think, the brain funcshon has repering reanomateing the dead cells, your DNA in the cells never die out so the virus takes hold of the DNA and changes it, now your DNA can say evry thing about you, you can laern evrytning about broken bones to damaged teshue, so the virus re rights your DNA and what is all left is one thing what has always cept us alive what has breing us to here</p>
i offer my services as a black belt in karate unknown inventor and a part time blacksmith
This is a great idea. If the zombies come im calling you realchemist.
Not much use to us here in the UK... we don't have a zombie problem - they are all kept in the houses of parliament
Also learn how to make fire with no tools like getting wood and making embers then putting the embers in hay and start a fire
ok, has anybody here ever actually been in a zombie outbreak? i think not. zombies dont exist. however, they are pretty good intertainment.
Dude have you read the news lately there is this guy who is making a zombie like army and they eat the flesh off people
uh huh. sure. heres a thot. if he was howd he get them to not eat him
Well yeah i didn't say he was a smart evil scientist
<br>in that case, he couldnt hav made mor than 2 or 3, and i hardly think that qualifies as an &quot;army&quot;
And no that's no prank!
Actually, there was a zombie outbreak in some city. It was just people in costumes though but it scared the living daylights out of people :D
that is the most epicest prank
Totally :D
Great job i hunt many things being a vampire (read my profile for more details) <br>but I've never hunted a zombie by the way i don't think zombies are smart enough to run after people since half of them won't have heads/legs to run after you or see you
That's the problem you see, i'm faster by myself and others will only slow me down...... loved ones should be forgotten and all emotion should be fully concealed. The only thing i would need is a safe haven, my 357., and my 22. rifle i've tested myself and the longest i can go without eating is 9 days and 3 hours after that i begin to vomit. <br>
Made in china is OK
Message to zombie in the first picture: Nice hoodie!
Also, when seeking out people, find your nearest military or national guard base. they'll probably be the best suited to help you. A note on places to hide, go to Colorado or New Mexico, and find a ski lodge. no way a zombie getting up that hill. Head to another continent if possible. Down Under would be good.
We get zombies here in Australia as well, tho. But if you do come here, there are plenty of islands to hide on if they do follow you. Zombies can't swim. Only problem coming here would be bringing your weapons&nbsp;and foodstuffs&nbsp;in through Customs. It's illegal to have any firearms here without a gun license.
what if fish get mutated, eh?<br><br>p.s. if it's an zombie apocalpse, i highly doubt that people will be worrying about<br>gun licenses, if they do then well... no comment.
First, just because the fish are mutated, doesn't mean that getting to an island is out of the question. You just use a boat (duh).<br><br>Second, while, true, no-one would take licenses into account during an apocalypse (unless there's no such event here), the requirement for the licenses makes them a rather inconvenient weapon, since there is a significant lack of suppliers in Australia (and the risk trying to get them through customs).
if they are mutated to a point then a boat wouldn't help much.<br><br>p.s. what about mutated kangaroos or even more terrifying... mutated kuala bears<br><br>:P<br>p.s.s. serious about the kangaroos.
we already have mutant koalas. they're called drop bears. large, vicious creatures that fall from trees and eat people. somehow, I don't think a zombie virus would actually mutate fish to the point where they could, for example, eat through the hull of a boat. if anything, they would simply become zombies like the humans, only they wouldn't last as long, since they don't have as much body mass to fall off and the water would slowly strip it as they swim. kangaroos, on the other hand, would be slightly more problematic. although, I think they may be more likely to moan &quot;graaaass&quot; than &quot;braaaains&quot;, what with them being herbivorous and all.<br><br>I'd be more interested to see what would happen with zombie drop bears, actually...<br><br>also, hate to be nit-picky, but it's p.p.s. not p.s.s. (post post script rather than post script script). just clarifying.
Great guide man!
to start i thought you were just going to be some nerd who was copying a game or something. as i read on i was going holy s##t this person actually has some pretty good legit advice. a few pages later i was like if there ever is a zombie appoclpse im going to ingnore that first advice and chill with this person. awesome and thorough. good job 8) <br>
thankya very much sir hahaha i wrote this so long ago its not even funny but wow people still read it cool, yeah i read all the others on her and they all sai <br>&quot;get food, have a shotgun, shoot them in the heaad&quot; blah blah blah, they never were legit or anything you know so i thought id try and do one for real and i spose i did alright, i could go through and add some extra stuff revise a little, but i greatly appreciate the good review :)<br>
If you dont want to be stressed you could just kill yourself...
most ideal stronghold would be an abandoned military bunker or nuke shelter <br>ofc zombie rule #1 is gather supplies stay in the hole and wait for things to blow over ... wait for 3- 5 months n the carcasses r rotted
step 5 is enough to make urself killed or infected<br><br>fishing lines is a no no expect dead bodies on seas or rivers and for that fishes might get infected with virus<br><br>
umm a bit skeptical bout u saying that walking dead can't do even the simplest of tasks. example the zombies from left 4 dead or 28 weeks, though they can't sneak in a window, a large number can still bring down the door(and possibly the wall)
Akshuly, i think that you would have moar chance of surviving, if you keep moving. I think, that cargo vans with some modifications(spiky armor, bigger fuel tank) would do their best in that role.
yeah see this is where a diesel car. from there you can use alternative fuels like bio fuels which are usually easy to make. good way to keep moving and cheap and easy to make.
if you run out of gas, try to refuel in an infested area, crash, a tire falls off, or can't get out of your van because the zombies are swarming outside the van, you're dead. and if the spiky armor severs the spine, there will be crawling zombies, which you don't want. they can hide in tall grass, pipes, and other places.
oh and i tend to become a mindless brutewho can break evry bone in your body even tough iam very young i am strogner then many adults but very hard to control if i feel threatened it will result in agression oh and wath do you do if annimals are infected as well such as birds or even rats... i think that the end
if you lack projectile weapons it might pay off to have long impact weapons like baseballbats preferably fast weapons like a sawed off broomtick about arm length with a spike in it to pierce skulls or to avoid getting stuck in a head just weighten the end to crack skulls i just watched the anime highschool of the dead and it inspired me to make anti zombie weapons one of them being a kukri knife securely taped to a 50cm handle and a rock gleud and then taped secuely o nthe end of a strong branch but its an ice plan but wy would you be in charge... is wath most peaple will probably say -.-
when shooting a zombie aim for its heart or head to kill it... never try to kill one by the stomach
i think the best weapon would be a pistol and a shotgun. i remember having seen a shot-pistol... a revolver that shoots 0.50 shot gun cartridges. anyway. it would be best if you had a grenade launcher, or a flaregun if you see a horde of them, shoot your flare far away from you... that way they'll be led away by the flare b
Its funny, most of the Zombie movies I've seen, no one thinks about armor. I was kinda thinking chainmail, like the shark bite armor. But i was also thinking of armor like Iron Man's, only not so technical, power consuming (unless u use solar power), and heavy. Aluminum is pretty light wight and in the hands of a proper metal worker, might make a pretty sweet, light wight, and tough armor. By the way maybe fire cocktails can use full as well, like fire grenades or napalm (which would be bitter, but don't think its availible to civilians). Flame thrower would be good to for killing zombies and desposing of bodies. As far as Zombies not being able to do much, i saw a movie that showed them learning how to use weapons. Plus sometimes the virus doesn't take long to over come the host, look at 28 weeks later. And the Flood from Halo who kill and infect at the sametime and being able to use the host imidiatly after, but that might not count since its a parasite, plus we would better off with normal zombies then fighting off hundereds of infection forms and dealing with &quot;zombies&quot;, i guess they could be called, that not only learn how to open doors but learn how to use vehicals and weapons, they use or own knowledge against us!! Don't even get me started with Gravemind. If something like Flood where to happen, we probaly wouldn't last long unless we deal with it before it gets to serious.
i guess you could wear chain mail and over that a sort of iron man armour that way you could lie down in the middle of the street and fall asleep ... hten when you get tired of zombies scratching your suit you could walk inside your house and grab a snack .... if you can take a few zombies jumping on you while you do so
Haha, thats funny, but i would probaly toss a firebomb outside before closing the door. :)

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