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twocows
July 6th, 2011, 01:11 PM
Livewire's thread got me thinking: just what would I do in a zombie apocalypse? So that's what this thread is about. How will you survive in the coming zombie apocalypse? What sort of equipment will you take, where are you going to hide out (or are you going to try to make it to a government safe zone?), who do you want to watch your back, and so on?

As for me, I'm going to grab my bestest buds and find some shotguns and the like, and we're gonna make a break for a variety farm, dig a wide moat, and live out the rest of our days trying futilely to re-establish a connection to the internet. Let's just hope they're not the fast zombies that can catch up to cars and jump wide chasms.

In memoriam William "Bill" Overbeck, whose heart was as big as the tanks that ended him. May your glorious beard guide your soul to new heights.

インフェルノの津波
July 6th, 2011, 01:17 PM
It wouldn't happen. The government would take care of it, and it would be quite easy if you're thinking of the zombies I'm thinking about.

deoxys121
July 6th, 2011, 01:27 PM
Well, if you're saying something like the zombies from movies like Dawn of the Dead, it would actually be easier to stop than you might think if all you have to do to kill them is "remove the head or destroy the brain." XD

Lady Gaga
July 6th, 2011, 01:31 PM
I was actually cleaning out my garage a couple days ago,a dn found this huge wodden stick witha pointed edge. It was light and effective, so I stored it away in my bedroom, ready if any zombie wants to deal with me...

Although I would perfer a shotgun. Who wouldnt want a shotgun? AHAHHA!

Azure Rathalδs
July 6th, 2011, 01:35 PM
The government will pretty much take care of things, so I'll follow their orders for the sake of my life.

Naruto Uzumaki
July 6th, 2011, 01:52 PM
Cardio
The Double Tap
Beware of Bathrooms
Wear Seat Belts
No Attachments
The “Skillet”
Travel Light
Get a Kick A** Partner
With your Bare Hands
Don’t Swing Low
Use Your Foot
Bounty Paper Towels
Shake it Off
Always carry a change of underwear
Bowling Ball
Opportunity Knocks
Don’t be a hero (later crossed out to be a hero)
Limber Up
Break it Up
It’s a marathon, not a sprint, unless it’s a sprint, then sprint
Avoid Strip Clubs
When in doubt Know your way out
Zipplock
Use your thumbs
Shoot First
A little sun screen never hurt anybody
Incoming!
Double-Knot your Shoes
The Buddy System
Pack your stain stick
Check the back seat
Enjoy the little things
Swiss army Knife

Well, those are the rules I would follow, and I'd just try my best to stay away from everyone.

Jack O'Neill
July 6th, 2011, 02:34 PM
Go to Liz's, get Liz, go get mum, kill Phillip, go to the Winchester, and wait for this all to blow over.

Seriously, local law enforcement and the National Guard would be more than sufficient to contain any outbreaks before federal intervention is warranted. Zombies are a civilization-destroying force only because plot contrivances make them into such a force.

JimJams
July 6th, 2011, 02:36 PM
Darn, Charizard beat me to the rules. :P

Amachi
July 6th, 2011, 02:54 PM
Go to Liz's, get Liz, go get mum, kill Phillip, go to the Winchester, and wait for this all to blow over.

Seriously, local law enforcement and the National Guard would be more than sufficient to contain any outbreaks before federal intervention is warranted. Zombies are a civilization-destroying force only because plot contrivances make them into such a force.
It wouldn't happen. The government would take care of it, and it would be quite easy if you're thinking of the zombies I'm thinking about.
I wouldn't rely upon the state too much, especially when everyone is afraid of going outside for fear of being eaten. Government would literally shut down.

In any case, it's always good to have a back-up plan. Mine would be to get further away from the city than I already am, probably up to the grandparents place where they have plenty of room, food and fire for fuel. Barricade the place up good, and I guess try and hold out for as long as possible. I'd be with my family of course - ain't no way I could leave them.

Weapons would be difficult though. Since I live in Australia they're pretty much all but banned. If I wanted to have guns for the outbreak I'd need to start stocking up on them now, or learn how to make one.

Another problem for living in Australia would be the lack of water. Once the supply is shut off it will probably be difficult to come by, and so a system of collecting and cleaning water will have to be devised. At least the heat might kill them (again) faster.

I once saw this mad set of instructions for using a car to build a bunker. That might also be useful, especially if I couldn't get too far out of the city.

General Bravo
July 7th, 2011, 07:00 AM
Let's assume for a minute it merely starts as a small incident, and that the police/SWAT/military containment line they send in to stop it fails. THAT'S when there'll be a problem. The virus will inevitably get around the world, via planes or boats, even if they're all outbound and no inbound traffic to the main area of infection, let's say it's America, is permitted. Once it gets overseas, there'll be no stopping it. The one thing I think Americans would have going, though, is that a good amount of us have seen zombie movies and would have some idea what to do. That, and we have the second amendment, so if worse comes to worst, shoot em in the head.

Now, for food and secure shelter....not so easy.

Alley Cat
July 7th, 2011, 08:59 AM
1. Hijack a car.
2. Locate my Boyfriend.
3. Get him to safety, even at the cost of my own life.

parallelzero
July 7th, 2011, 10:03 AM
This really depends on if you're referring to the classical idea of what a zombie is (the slow, undead buggers), or the more modern and realistic idea of what a zombie is (infected, that are more often than not superior to humans physically). Zombie apocalypse classic would be easy enough to contain, provided anyone found out about it before it spread too far, but it would probably be a lot harder to contain an infected scenario. They can move faster, they're stronger, and likely adaptable. The government helping in that case? Pfft.

Alinthea
July 7th, 2011, 10:37 AM
Cardio
The Double Tap
Beware of Bathrooms
Wear Seat Belts
No Attachments
The “Skillet”
Travel Light
Get a Kick A** Partner
With your Bare Hands
Don’t Swing Low
Use Your Foot
Bounty Paper Towels
Shake it Off
Always carry a change of underwear
Bowling Ball
Opportunity Knocks
Don’t be a hero (later crossed out to be a hero)
Limber Up
Break it Up
It’s a marathon, not a sprint, unless it’s a sprint, then sprint
Avoid Strip Clubs
When in doubt Know your way out
Zipplock
Use your thumbs
Shoot First
A little sun screen never hurt anybody
Incoming!
Double-Knot your Shoes
The Buddy System
Pack your stain stick
Check the back seat
Enjoy the little things
Swiss army Knife

Well, those are the rules I would follow, and I'd just try my best to stay away from everyone.

Someone has been watching Zombieland.

This really depends on if you're referring to the classical idea of what a zombie is (the slow, undead buggers), or the more modern and realistic idea of what a zombie is (infected, that are more often than not superior to humans physically). Zombie apocalypse classic would be easy enough to contain, provided anyone found out about it before it spread too far, but it would probably be a lot harder to contain an infected scenario. They can move faster, they're stronger, and likely adaptable. The government helping in that case? Pfft.

This is my exact thoughts! We would be more buggered if it was the rage zombies from the 28 Day films.
Anyway, it would depend, but I would opt to go to a secure location that I know well. Things like, and you might laugh, IKEA. The one I use to work in is an actual fortress. 6 inch fire doors that are located in every department, food, clothing, make shift weapons and so on. Though, depends on the change of infected being in there.

I think I would have plans, but would depend where I am, who was with me and what type of outbreak.

dante1w
July 7th, 2011, 11:23 AM
i'd grab a couple smokes, a coupl pals, and go up to the mountain and watch the world be taken over by zombies

I'd steal a couple rifles in the middle of all the fuss. Keep one, give the rest to a couple trust worthy friends. We'd make a unit, and climb to higher ground where no one lives. Why ? Well zombies are born from humans, so where humans don't live, zombies won't be, until they start looking for food, and that's when we strike. Kill them off one by one, until we reach a safe zone. We take no hideout, but stay on the move. Zombies can smell flesh from miles away, staying put is just dooming yourself :P

Count
July 7th, 2011, 11:40 AM
I always imagine to call some of my friends, get together with them and work something out because I feel with them I have a higher chance of surviving than with my family. =p

Åzurε
July 7th, 2011, 12:06 PM
If the government has a handle on the situation, I'd hang with them. If not, there's this isolated plateau we visit every so often I could fortify. I'd take my family and some friends, various firearms and enough scrap metal to fashion a few specialized melee weapons. We have some food to survive off of until we get some edible plants growing. Only thing that leaves is water... Collect rainwater I guess?

Jack O'Neill
July 7th, 2011, 01:21 PM
Someone has been watching Zombieland.

This is my exact thoughts! We would be more buggered if it was the rage zombies from the 28 Day films.
That someone needs to watch Shaun of the Dead instead. Most realistic depiction of a zombie outbreak ever made.

In any case, so-called "fast" zombies have all the fighting ability of rioters on PCP, a threat that can easily be dealt with by any decently-equipped and competently trained police force. Again, the only reason why zombie apocalypses happen so often in fiction is because most writers stack the deck in favor of the zombies.

Captain Hobo.
July 7th, 2011, 01:22 PM
Well, if I couldn't get into the safe house I would hide in a high place. Like on the roof of something. I would get all my friends and family with me(including my dog). For the weapons I would have a shotgun and a SMG. I would carry all the ammo on me that I could.

That's what I would do ;)

TornZero
July 7th, 2011, 04:13 PM
Cardio
The Double Tap
Beware of Bathrooms
Wear Seat Belts
No Attachments
The “Skillet”
Travel Light
Get a Kick A** Partner
With your Bare Hands
Don’t Swing Low
Use Your Foot
Bounty Paper Towels
Shake it Off
Always carry a change of underwear
Bowling Ball
Opportunity Knocks
Don’t be a hero (later crossed out to be a hero)
Limber Up
Break it Up
It’s a marathon, not a sprint, unless it’s a sprint, then sprint
Avoid Strip Clubs
When in doubt Know your way out
Zipplock
Use your thumbs
Shoot First
A little sun screen never hurt anybody
Incoming!
Double-Knot your Shoes
The Buddy System
Pack your stain stick
Check the back seat
Enjoy the little things
Swiss army Knife

Well, those are the rules I would follow, and I'd just try my best to stay away from everyone.
^ This

Unless, of course, it's in the event that zombies are more like they were early on in 30 Days of Night, where they were practically ninjas. Then I would grab every fit member of my family (this is the majority of males, all but my little brother having experience in gun-play and assorted military work [Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force from grandparents on both sides down]) and close, trustworthy friends (the crazy-acting ones that always seem to pull out for ya when you seriously need it). Remember to travel in large groups for the ninja zombies so you know where they come from when someone goes down.

General Bravo
July 8th, 2011, 07:03 AM
Unless, of course, it's in the event that zombies are more like they were early on in 30 Days of Night, where they were practically ninjas.

Yeah, those "zombies" weren't zombies, they were vampires. They aren't as easy to handle.

TornZero
July 8th, 2011, 10:29 AM
Hm. I was pretty sure they were zombies acting like vampires, because they were definitely zombie-ish later on. o_o

PkMnTrainer Yellow
July 9th, 2011, 12:32 AM
Probably die? o3o;

Unless the zombies were realistic, in which case I'd be all "Lol! Kay." and would just lock the house down until the zombies die of natural causes within days while they uselessly and slowly shamble around weakly flailing at people that stay out of biting and gripping range.

Asrossk
July 9th, 2011, 12:50 AM
I think people are overestimating their government's control over a zombie outbreak. One bite is all it takes to be infected. The virus would spread at a very fast rate. The only procedure they could take is to quarantine a whole city, and then twiddle their thumbs hoping it would go away. Zombies are relentless, and they have no emotions. They cannot be reasoned with.

This thread also said "Zombie Apocalypse" as in, the whole world is infected and humanity is being driven to extinction. All the governments in the world would dissolve and go into hiding, it would be up to the individual to survive by their own instincts for a long time, from as little as a few years to maybe 20. Therefore, the most logical course of action would be to set up a life on an isolated island that humans did not inhabit. This way, there will be very few zombies to contest with. You will need to have a lot of natural food sources though and live in a similar style to our prehistoric ancestors. Any firearms should be salvaged and used in a very conserved fashion. You should also be ready for pirates and bandits attacking you. Keeping everyone in good shape and trained with weapons would also be a must. After a few years, you should send a scout party to check if zombies have decayed out of existence yet. If the zombie populace has dissolved, now would be the time to set up a new government and civilization.

Needless to say, surviving an outbreak to this scale would be quite difficult.

Zet
July 9th, 2011, 01:14 AM
I would kick back and relax in Australia because it's in the middle of no where, plus everyone knows that zombies can't swim or use any mode of transportation.

moonlightning
July 9th, 2011, 05:47 PM
Well it all depends on how it is spread and how well the zombies can work together to attack the non-infected. If it was airbourne I doubt I would be the in the small population of the immune. If it was transferred by biting this article (http://www.cracked.com/article_18683_7-scientific-reasons-zombie-outbreak-would-fail-quickly.html) shows how you would only have to wait a few days maybe a week at the most until it was safe to come out.

Norwegian Moose
July 10th, 2011, 07:09 AM
I would ride on my unicorn, while mowing them down with my rainbow-shotgun. :3

Spanner226
July 10th, 2011, 01:22 PM
If the zombies were sort of like the ones in L4D2, then I would gather as many pipe bombs as I can possibly can and set them in as many places as possible. Preparing weapons for self defense is also a requirement, and it would be best to come up with a vaccine to [help] prevent a massive epidemic, or even a pandemic.

Buttered Coat
July 10th, 2011, 04:24 PM
Surround my house with endlessly running treadmills. Grab a shotgun in case I get bored.

Cricco
July 13th, 2011, 01:19 AM
Better to prepare ammunition and a nice shotgun> D

wcdaily
July 13th, 2011, 09:16 AM
i'd grab a couple smokes, a coupl pals, and go up to the mountain and watch the world be taken over by zombies

I'd steal a couple rifles in the middle of all the fuss. Keep one, give the rest to a couple trust worthy friends. We'd make a unit, and climb to higher ground where no one lives. Why ? Well zombies are born from humans, so where humans don't live, zombies won't be, until they start looking for food, and that's when we strike. Kill them off one by one, until we reach a safe zone. We take no hideout, but stay on the move. Zombies can smell flesh from miles away, staying put is just dooming yourself :P
Go to Russia! No man's land!

King Gumball
July 13th, 2011, 03:51 PM
I would use an ax or machete if the zombies were the rage zombie in 28 days/weeks later and find an older partner as I would DEFINATELY be needing a car and I have never driven before so... I'd be screwed over without a driver. I would head out to the countryy side and camp out there in a small town, the airports and harbour would be completely over run. Hopefully I would be rescued once the rage zombies start t die out

If they were Dawn of the Dead zombies then I would be screwed over no matter what. I would either kill myself or hide out somewhere like the shops as seen in dawn of the dead and copy their escape plan with the truck and chainsaws, but instead I would coat the truck in oil so the zombies cant climb on top when I am driving. I would head to the harbour and pray I get lucky with a boat and just sail off randomly hoping to reach some place like Samoa XD

I can't get a shotgun where I live because this is suburban Australia not America :v I'd just use a pick ax, hit em with the blunt end, then swing down with the pick end ^.^