I am facinated by zombies. (You never would have guessed...Would you?) But how would I actually be prepared if the day came when we were besieged by zombies? Yes yes....I know....But bear with me as this is all in just good fun. Think of it as preparing to be ready for an emergency. Hurricane, flood, power failure, war.....Whatever...When the shit hits the fan!!!
Like my new t-shirt? It is only a fleshwound!!!! And there you have my weapon of choice. A weapon I have easy access to. A shovel. Sturdy, good range, can be sharpened if need be. Can also be used for breaking in to somewhere lightly barricaded, should that situation arise. I do not own any guns. A neighbour of mine have a rifle or two but for now I will concentrate on the objects at hand. I know there is an axe in the cellar as well.
We have lots of candles here at home. A shitload of matchsticks too as I needed the boxes for something with my hobby hehe... 5 flashlights and extra batteries for them. I have a swiss army knife for that bit of everything. A roll of duct tape. Medic kit (though that is in need of an upgrade). We do not store water. It is quite unlikely that the water will be turned of from day to day where I live. When the need arise I have ways to storage water. Same goes for food. We are not selfreliant on this. I am way too lazy. I managed to grow some flowers this year, so it can be done in our little garden.
We have access to wood and can barricade ourself pretty good when the time comes for that. So that is about it. I came to think about this as I always complain when somebody in a movie makes something stupid in a zombie movie. Some certain rules should be followed. When we went to a live acting roleplay where we fought against zombies we used these rules and it worked pretty good there.
Have a gunbuddy.
Always know where he/she is. Never go anywhere without your gunbuddy and tell the others if you go somewhere.
Half the team rests while the other half is on lookout.
As it says. Always have someone on the watch.
Secure a safearea yourself.
No matter what other people say, make sure it is safe by your own accord.
Search your surroundings
Both for other survivors and/or possible threats.
Do not be foolish!
Because you will end up dead!
Enjoy the small things.
We all had whiskey. And would sometimes stop what we were doing and make a toast.
Ofcourse there can be a lot of other rules, and according to the situation some may need to be rethought. Nothing is set in stone.
But for now enjoy life. Do not take anything for granted. Actually...Just for one day....Try to turn of everything in your house. Hit the big switch. What now? You are not able to go out of your house. No internet, no tv, no radio, no electricity. See and feel how much that will affect your day. Then think about what it would be like if it was permanent!!!
Have a nice day