How to Survive an I Am Legend Scenario the Right Way

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Introduction: How to Survive an I Am Legend Scenario the Right Way

lets be honest. will smith did a good job in the movie, but his character lacked common sense. hopefully, this instructable should help you if you ever find yourself in his position.

Step 1: Materials

military vehicles: there should be plenty of humvees and tanks left in the city from the
former military presence. don't take the Robert Neville approach, and
take a crappy station wagon.

sports cars: leave the ford mustang. its not worth the repairs you will need to make,
especially when it breaks down miles from the shop. take a ferrari

guns: a sniper rifle does have its advanteges, but a rocket launcher works much better
for large groups. also, dont only take one grenade.

food: forget the food in stores, it will probably go bad in a couple of months. there are
probably plenty of military foods with a shelf life of about 30 years.

computer: dont use a macintosh.

Step 2: Food

for food, dont just go around to random houses and take their food. even if they are ether dead or infected, it is still stealing. also, you dont know how long that food has been there. for all you know, it could be years past its expiration date. usually, tanks carry excessive MREs for the crews, so of course, with the former massive military presence, there should be plenty of extra food.

Step 3: Keeping Yourself Sane

if you are going to try to keep yourself saner in this post apocalyptic world, dont surround yourself with dressing store mannequins. it will just add to the image of insanity.

Step 4: DONT TRUST FRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

if you feel the absolute need to have mannequin companionship, dont trust fred when he moves across the city. he is definitely working with the infected to kill you. look how well it worked for will smith.

Step 5: Home Defense:

this is one of the few points in the movie he did somewhat well on.  rigging the cars outside to blow was a good idea.  to better protect yourself, though, i would also have a very high electric fence.  the infected are still alive, no matter how much they seem like dawn of the dead zombies, so a good sized electric fence should keep them out.  or a high voltage electtric moat.

Step 6: Dont Steal the Alpha Males Mate.

will smith did this to find a new test subject. long story short, the alpha male got ticked when he realized he lost his woman, and neville ended up getting blown up for it.

Step 7: Read the Book.

if you are in this kind of situation, it might be a good idea to read Richard Matheson's book. it is basically an instruction manual on what not to do. it might also give you some helpful ideas.

Step 8: Go to Vermont.

follow the idea to go to vermont much earlier. it is nice up there, and full f people who are not half braindead zombie-like creatures. (no offense to the half braindead zombie-like crteatures who are sitting behind their computers all day. get out of your room and do something.)

Step 9: More to Come Soon.

this is only the beginning of the instructable. there will be more as soon as i think of more ways to keep yourself alive for more than 3 years after the collapse of humanity.

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This is hysterical and made me laugh. All great ideas and comments. The only thing (other than what others have already mentioned) is that if you go in people's houses to take the food you WILL know how old it is because cans have expiration dates on them. Even though the date might be expired, depending upon how old, you can still eat some food (not soup). Figuring I might be starving, I might chance eating the food from an expired can.

The movie lost me when he is standing next to a jet and doesn't jump in it. Why didn't he just fly himself the hell outta there? We all know he is as an ace pilot, remember independence day?

the jets on that aircraft carrier were obviously decomissioned (there were velvet ropes)

He didnt fly the jet because it was decmoishiond,had no fuel, engine and such were removed, and was on a decomissioned ship. ps. if the plane was newer and not deccomishiond and he flew away it would ruin the movie because it would be mabey 10 minutes long showing will smith jumping into a jet and flying off into the sunset :)

They do not remove the engines from ships anymore as there is no need to reuse them.

The MREs are a good idea.

Electric moat or fence will not work without power. In real life, there would be NO power.

I think the real moral behind the movie is that Macs don't get viruses. Also, in step 2 you say that taking food from empty houses is considered stealing, but you don't worry about taking a tank or Humvee that's left behind?

hes in the military. the tanks are his anyways

If you really want to be picky... those tanks and humvees are paid with tax payer's dollars... and you pay taxes... so in theory... you already own the tank and Humvee... and personall... I would take something a little more fuel efficient, you are in a decaying city, with no way of getting more gas.  I would suggest an old steam boat... in a nice lake, or calm ocean area.... and live on that... as long as you don't pick up anyone... you are fine