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If the dead were to ever rise what would you do? Answered

Everyone has a zombie plan. whats yours?


I could call my mummy to help *sigh*

Mummies vs. Zombies in a theater near you..... LOL

Call Leonidas and the other Spartans to kill them all.

Right here ts goes: I assume I would become aware of zombies while lying in bed watching The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Initially I'd be po'd about the sudden stop of my program, but once the white faced news announcer manages to state the situation, I'd reach behind my headboard and withdraw my arsenal of mellee weaponry. I'd equip myself and head downstairs. I'd assemble and load family shotgun (who are inconveniently 500 miles away), and make for my deadly cache of explosives stashed in my shed. I'd also grab a super soaker and some fuel for a flamethrower. I'd then quick march to the nearby police station. IF any hostiles are met along the way FFFWWWWWTTTT!!!, barbecued zombie. I'd then enter police station and join forces with any other survivors, who I can assume would also come to the station. Station would then be barricaded, and a perimeter of makeshift claymore mines would be installed (by me, however I know one of our local officers is an ex SEAL, he would probably be a great help). Radio for help and remain at station. This is also my plan for nuclear war, Armageddon, Ragnorak, and invasion from Gouhlds, Rathe, Cyborgs, Daleks, Cybermen, or any other hostiles.

I was just reviewing my master disaster plan (yes I really have one), and I somehow managed to forget a couple of important things... I'd grab my compound bow + manufacture explosive tips once in a secure area, The shotgun has an interchangeable rifle barrel, time for zombie sniping! The police station is also the fire station, if rescue wasn't coming I'd turn a firetruck into a rolling fortress and cruise around looking for survivors and munitions, major stops would include: Grocery store, rations and alcohol, sporting goods store, munitions; and the comic book shop, the bloke there has this massive LOTR Elvish sword, should be more than suitable for lopping off heads. I'd then drive to the state capitol (1/4 hour drive, BOOYAH!) and find out what the heck was happening. Finally plan would be to help myself to the National Gard's armory, and I guess I'll just blow up zombies until, I dunno, they are all gone?

Well, the compound bow is a good idea for picking off zombies from a fair distance away, it would not be ideal for the fast running AAAAAHHHHGGGGG zombies. It would be good for the slow walking UUUUUGGGGGHHHH ones though. Explosive tips would be a good idea, but very dangerous to keep on your person, and lets face it, you can't survive if you blow yourself up. Arrows with torch tips would be a good alternative, since they would burn the zombies. And that may be a good plan, but I would rather lock myself in Grumpy's, which is a military surplus store downtown. It's a one stop, one trip deal, instead of running all over town, exposing yourself to the virus. A military surplus store is a great place, sleeping bags, tents, grenades (not active, but with a little work and some shrapnel), and enough freeze dried meals to last you till the end of time, it would be a better place then the armory.

Man you've got a cool surplus store, ours doesn't even have guns...

I don't think that it has guns, it might, but it has everything else.

although, a basement would be a better place in case of nuclear war. I would learn how to drive one of those plains that land on water.

Float planes? There really no different than a regular airplane, you should be fine ; )

well, learn how to land one then lol. does your shotgun come with a rifled barrel or a barrel meant to shoot rifle rounds?

Its a gun stock with 2 changeable barrels, an 18 gauge and a 22

.22 caliber? what brand shotgun? I've been looking for a 12 or 16 gauge and .223 caliber combo for coyote hunting.

Aye, .22 cal As for brand, good luck, my grandfather made this gun for me mum over 2 decades ago. It would be rather hard to find a match. My grandfather would have no problems with zombies, his working collection of WWII firearms and his hunting collection would be more than sufficient to blow away hoards of zombies.

You would want to avoid places like the police station. Everyone would go there, so the massive group would drain all the water and food rations almost instantly. Plus, the chances of someone in the group being already infected and spreading the disease are high. Places like that will be the first to go.

Ahh true, but if I'm teh only one, can't hurt to check?

You could go to a gas station. There's lots of food, lighters, drinks, gas of course (the only problem with this is that it's outside), and fun random stuff to play with. But you would probably want to bring guns and ammo and chainsaws with you.

Ywah. And maybe a pillow and/or blanket. Unless the gas station has blankets there. Some around here do.

as they came plodding up the road......I would simply stop their charge by taking all their credit cards....

It took a while, but a groan finally roused itself from the audience. LOL


10 years ago

I'd hang out with really, really smart people (like MIT grads)--the zombies always go for the big, yummy brains first!

I think I would try to get to a hardware store. From there it would be fairly easy to make spears from pipe. Some simple explosives maybe, a few boxes of nails and screws added for shrapnel. Plus there are plenty of heavy things to swing and create some real blunt force trauma. Not to mention chainsaws. Zombies hate chainsaws. I'm glad to see others are planning for the same thing. I find it funny how often I walk into a house or store and think "I could be in here for WEEKS if I needed to."

Chainsaw's not the best weapon... the noise will attract zombies for miles. Plus, what if a zombie causes you to fall...right onto the chainsaw. Shrapnel bombs won't do any good if they don't penetrate the skull into the brain. Does a hardware store have enough food and water to last years? Read the Zombie Survival Guide!

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Shrapnel bombs may not kill them, even though there is a very good likely hood of a piece going through the brain, but it would definately slow them down a bit, and it would be entertaining.

I see your point on the chainsaw. But I think a shrapnel bomb would work. If it doesn't kill them, the flying shards would probably cause enough damage to immobilize them. I wasn't planning on staying in the hardware store forever. This would be a preperation phase. For long term I think it would have to be either an island OR a location that is high, such as a large building rooftop. Something that you can limit access to.

Woa...I didn't mean to make that sound like an ad for Zombie Survival Guide.

plus most hardware store are licensed Stihl carriers, meaning they have pole chainsaws. so you can cut up a zombie with precision from the rafters...

What about not "zombie" as in undead, but a breakout of an extream form of a disease similer rabies, which is spread through contact (bite). It hightens aggression and canibalism, etc.

I guess we never did define the type zombie... You're right. A virus/bioweapon would be a more likely cause. Would they be "stumbling" zombies or "running, screaming" zombies (28 Days Later flavor)? And another question is would they starve (28 Days Later) or live until the brain/head is destroyed (Night of the Living Dead)? Finally, how sentient are they? Can they work switches, levers and simple machines? Can they climb fences/trees? Or do they just keep on going in a straight line? Questions, questions....

But then again, in the title of the forum it says "If the Dead were to rise", which (in my mind) throws them into the category of stumbling, mumbling zombies.

Like Dawn of the Dead, the virus shuts down all organs, veins, and nerves (rendering you "dead") but the brain, a primitive brain at least. Some basic motor skills are saved.

Agreed, it's hard to prepare for something that has so many variables, and is of this magnitude.

Finally, some people who will discuss zombies seriously, and actually don't think of zombies as brain eaters that rise from graves!

well, i think the same rules would still apply, just easier to kill. and smarter.... but from where i live that shouldnt be a serious problem. and if it were a virus that increased aggressive behavior then all you would have to do is keep to yourself and try not to piss anybody off. and carry a pistol

And you could get into the rafters with the ladders they have! And then use the chainsaw to chop up all but one ladder that you pull up into the rafters with you to sit on and later get down with.

I should probably read the Zombie Survival Guide from front to back before I make any rash decisions. So I suppose I'd lock myself and the girls inside with a nice cup of tea and read that. And then I'd probably try top make my way to the store a few blocks away to get supplies. If Jason was around, I'd have him help me. I figure we'd need weapons, so I'd probably take my chef's knives and perhaps a broom handle or something else I'd have on hand. I'm pretty sure we'd eventually end up at my friend Shawn's apartment, which has a electronically locked door and lots of real LOTR weapons. Take it, zombies! Take it!

you know i have been looking for that book at the bookstore, but none of the ones around here have a copy. they can order it, but they are too far away for me to come back just to look at it.

I would lock myself inside best buy. Then Monitor hack the whole place. Bar the doors with all of the crappy videogames, and play the rest till I die.