We've all had this discussion at least once in our life, upteenth times if drunk...if zombies attacked the area where you live, be it a town, village, city, whatever...what would YOU DO?
Are you a commando wannabe with a gun rack? Would you decide to slaughter zombies right and left?
Are you an escape artist? would you use your knowledge of the area to find the best way out?
Would you find survivors etc and try and build a convoy?
Just how would YOU react to a zombie epidemic?
Provided you aren't zombie food by the time you realise...
I'll get the ball rolling...
I have the misfortune of living in Peckham, labelled by vote as the worst town in the UK, don't ask me why its such a nice place... if you forget about the crime, guns, drugs etc :p
So anyway, im about 5mins away from the local armed police barracks, so my first move provided I was a) alone or b) with family would be to use my old mans British Taxi as a shield to drive through the streets till we reached the barracks and find a weapons cache to fortify ourselves for rescue.
Alternatively, if I was alone or with like minded people, i'd walk the railroad from Queens Station 5mins from where I live to London Bridge, then walk the underground *subway* 30mins to Waterloo station, stash up on food/supplies then walk through the Eurostar tunnel to the South of France *Taking around 2 and a half days as someone actually did it trying to flee the border*
i live in queens, new york; thank god not manhattan because the populous would be too much to run away from
i live on a dead end street and at the very end there's a middle school. i would climb the hole in the fence (we made this during one of my summer parties since we all hanged out over there acting like we were in jail or crossing borders and just plain drank too much)
anyway yes i'd climb through it with my side pack of supplies (i have a bag that looks exactly like jill's sidepack but it's big enough to hold a good amount of stuff) i'd get whoever i could rally up to help me ambush the school. lock ourselves in and go to the roof. there we'll make weapons out of old textbooks and chairs and things, knock them right off the roof, the fall might kill them. also since we're on the roof the choppers can see us, schools are fallout shelters so a search party might look for us there. not to mention if it's an empty building the amount of chairs and lockers will barricade the place nicely. also there's a kitchen and food. as well as bathrooms for us.
second i might actually meet up with my uncle (my family doesn't get along but in a crisis we might) he drives a bus, so we rally everyone together in the bus and use it as a moving shield like the trolley from re 3. the bus has plenty of fuel so it'll definitely take us to another state.
third i meet up with my friend big boss.. he has enough guns for the both of us. i'm taking rifle class next semester, but i plan on going to a shooting range with him soon. so we will hunt the undead lol if i'm doing that i don't mind dying on the mission, just as long as i take out a good amount.
Easy, take all the guns and food I could fit in my dads truck or our van, and head up to the hunting camp we belong to. Plenty of food from a Lake, private property with acres and acres, deer, isolation on top of a mountain, everything. And lots of people with guns who are good at shooting. Safe for a while.
I live in a small Rural northwestern town of Puyallup Washington and I would use my Camaro since its fast and can handle the roads at high speeds to escape, using my 30dot6 rifle as a sniping weapon and go to the local gun store down the street and pick up a AR 15 and a AK 74 semi and use those along with what ever 9 mm pistol I could find and hit the road with maybe a hot babe as a survivor and call it good, eventually Id have to ditch the car because of gas and find me another vehicle and use it to keep moving, eventually Id find a building of some sort in the middle of know where and use it as a barricade and sniping tower and then all hell breaks loose and I turn into a zombie because the hunger starts to kick in and I would kill the hot chick and live happily ever after
you live in Puyallup Washington? do you go to capcom's forums? there's a guy that lives there too his name's fweend. i hardly hear about that town so i figured you two might be the same person or just coincidence
I've got the Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z but I haven't read them yet
Living in Scotland I don't have ready access to firearms but I do live close to the local High School and it's quite impenetrable so I'm with Sin on this one in theory but it isn't as simple as that. I don't sign up to the George Romero school of zombies where they are capable of breaking windows and what not I mean c'mon they're essentially decaying they'd get weaker not stronger. The biggest risk in the event of "Z" would be other survivors. As morbid as it is I have little confidence in society (as a whole) not tearing itself apart in a lawless state. I mean people steal and rob and kill in this current "law abiding" society to have that removed would cause anarchy and chaos the likes of which we've only ever glimpsed upon. Best bet would be to get as far away from everyone else as possible. Where I live is quite remote but even that might not be sufficient I know the woodland areas around here really well having spent most of my childhood exploring them and I'd say head out there with as much longlife foodstuffs as you can afford and forage, zombies ain't gonna head out into the wilderness as far as I've been and besides they'd be crap at climbing trees. I've slept on platforms built in treetops before with the scouts and I could do it again . . .
Used to talk about this years back, but I suppose if you've read World War Z you're familiar with this idea.
Im sticking to the typical Zombie formula, not RE/umbrella monsters etc
Alright i did read too much into it.
Because i live in a very populated area in Melbourne, getting out won't be an easy task. I would have to find a moving shield of some kind, Car, Van anything. Then I would have to stock up on food. Now if the whole place would be in chaos, so driving right into the supermarket wouldn't matter, thus being able to get supplies and having quick access back to the car in case anything is inside. Now i would be driving like a mad man trying to get out of the now un-civilised area. Although getting to an unpopulated area would be hard. I would be driving non-stop until i got to my parents house which is two states away in Queensland which they live in a desolate area, dense forest all down the back of the property. I would just hide out up there, either until I die of infection, or starvation.
Okay the following ideas will only apply for when i'm 20 and if I still live in Oklahoma.
The place where I live is in between the rural towns and the city
If they are Zombie survival guide zombies Spoiler:
I whould take a handgun, food rations and various knives and head to The middle school, There is a Highschool nearby so the majority of people whould go there instead of the Mid school. I whould get to the roof and use the desks and tables to barricade the stairwell and various doors. I would keep quiet and laylow as to not attract the attention of man and zombie.
If spotted by a helicopter I would get supplies from them instead of rescue. Unless the zombie pop is attacking the school, if that happpens I would take the airlift to a rural town that survived. If humanity fails I would leave the school and pick off zombies while i search for Supplies. I would use dead cops
to obtain ammo. after Getting supplies I would fing a hopefully multistory safehouse. From here I would experament on the zombies to discover what makes them what kills them and what they're capable of. From here I would also find other survivors. Afer amassing a team we would enter te dead city, Find a building clear it out, Destroy the stairs on the first floor, Secure the building, Live there, travel to neighboring buildiings, clear THEM out, destroy 1floor stairs and create a bridge or other way to get from building to building, and continue this untill a city above the streets is created.
If they are running zombies Spoiler:
If they are from an umbrella outbreak Spoiler:
I go to the mall because there hasn't been a RE game set there yet
Who said I would be using the roadways? I would use any means necessary, roads, bush, even if I had to abandon the vehicle to get through thats not passable in the car, then I would have to do so, but would cause tragedy, because something else I forgot to mention. I would have a hard time getting some firepower, No gun stores around here what so ever, So i would have to rely on the vehicle.
lol we're both gonna go to school then it'll also feel a little silent hill-like too
i thought we were talking about Resident evil zombies where we had to board them up or they'll come bite us
Well I said in theory but you can guarantee someone would be at the school before you and many others would have the same idea. Now you have the problem of dealing with other survivors and the tensions of such a micro-community having to survive and co-exist in such a situation. Not to mention down the line when stragglers turn up seeking refuge and the possibility of looters who are gonna manage to deal with barricades and so forth in order to get to anything you have that they want. Look at Dawn of the Dead (original); the bikers totally thuck up everything our survivors had going in the mall. At face value the school seems like a logical choice but I'd rather go as far away as possible, again many others would be thinking the same so that too presents problems with traffic backed up and so on. In hindsight I think if getting into the countryside isn't an option I'd stay in the town and pick a random and completely strategically useless shop to inhabit. Something no-one would really have any interest or need to loot like a stationary shop, birthday card store or better yet a travel agents. Your home is no use unless you got guns but if you've got guns odds are looters have too. Most shops have metal shutters so that'd be a great help since I doubt zombies would have the mental capacity to try and lift them or get down and crawl through any gap you may have left for accessing the place, should you need to leave. Besides Looters aren't going to raid a travel agents what would they get from it? Some brochures? Thuck-a-doodle-doo! Of course if someone saw you entering and leaving that's be a problem but you run that risk with any safehouse you set up . . .