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Title: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: Andrew on June 17, 2008, 05:54:44 PM
Are you ready for the inevitable zombie holocaust?  Just owning a shotgun and a chainsaw is not enough.  You need to consider all the factors, all your options, and be prepared to make the hard decisions.

Click here to go to the Article (http://www.badmovies.org/sideshows/articles/zombie-plan-pt1.html)


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: zbranigan on June 17, 2008, 06:30:20 PM
what about the persons disposition, if they are a 'sunny' kind of person they will inevitably open the door to the zombie in police/security uniform........ avoid people who think help is on the way


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: indianasmith on June 17, 2008, 07:49:05 PM
Karma to Andrew for that one!!!

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Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: ghouck on June 17, 2008, 08:21:15 PM
I will forever live my life by these guidelines.


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: DarkAdmiral on June 17, 2008, 09:20:04 PM
BRAVO!! It is always welcome to see others promoting the awarness of what needs to be done to survive the shambling hordes of the undead.

If anyone is interested I posted my own guide on the forum some months back.
http://www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,113001.0.html


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: JPickettIII on June 17, 2008, 10:14:39 PM
BRAVO!! It is always welcome to see others promoting the awarness of what needs to be done to survive the shambling hordes of the undead.

If anyone is interested I posted my own guide on the forum some months back.
[url]http://www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,113001.0.html[/url]


I remember this thread.  I loved it.  I am going to add more to it.  I also loved this little bit here too.  Having the movies tied in to was the icing on the cake.

John

P.S.  I am glad to see that the Karma is back! :thumbup: :teddyr: :cheers:


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: AndrewM on June 18, 2008, 12:19:50 AM
If anyone's interested, I made a youtube video on this subject a while back about how we shouldn't take Hollywood's depiction of zombies at face value when making our plans.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLEmhBG3oJQ


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: john hanna on June 18, 2008, 02:58:58 AM
 :buggedout:You may want to reconsider the bicycle as transportation.  According to Max Brooks "The Zombie Survival Guide", a bike is your best tranportation.  Cars eventually run out of gas or break down. They also can't go over rough terrain if roads become impassible.  A bike is quiet, can be carried, is easily maintained, and it keeps you exercised.


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: Trevor on June 18, 2008, 08:32:31 AM
Great article, Andrew: karma , sir.  :thumbup:

I'm a scaredy cat sometimes so I would, in addition to the chainsaw, shotgun and car, bring along a mountain of second hand underpants.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: Patient7 on June 18, 2008, 01:25:32 PM
Believe me, I see this coming.  As soon as I can I'm stockpiling weapons and building a fortress, nothing like my own custom, fuel efficient Hummer to take me to safety.  Yeah, I'm going to make a fuel efficient Hummer.

BOOMSTICKS FOR EVERYONE!!!!!


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: BTM on June 18, 2008, 02:14:19 PM
Hehe.. this is funny.  Sadly, if a breakout ever did occur, not sure I'd last too long, as I'm not in the best of shape and own NO weapons.  Course, maybe my "inside knowledge" (ie all the s**tty films I've watched) would give me a slight advantage. 

One thing I don't get is why people in zombie films NEVER think of covering the areas of their body that are vulnerable to bites.  I mean, you take some of the stuff they have goalies wear on their legs (shin guards?) and strap them to your arms, then put on an elbow pad to protect that.  Also put on something thicker than a t-shirt to keep zombies from ripping open your chest and digging out your intestines.

Also, not to jump on the "I did a thread like this..." bandwagon, but I did do a thread once about whether or not zombies would really take over if such an event happened.

http://www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,100701.0.html (http://www.badmovies.org/forum/index.php/topic,100701.0.html)

Basically, my hypothesis is I don't think we'd see a complete and total collapse like we do in the George Romero films, at least not with the slow moving zombies.  I mean, think about it, in the U.S. we could do stuff that no zombie film will ever have the budget to show, like getting out fight jets to bomb crowds of zombies from the sky, send in platoons of soldiers with automatic weapons, heck, you could hope in a tank full of gas and probably RUN OVER several hundred zombies before you'd need to refuel. 

Unless of course, the zombie outbreak was combined with something else... like maybe an EMP or some other terrorist attack.  Hmm.. think I got an idea for a script here...

:)


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: BixDugan on June 18, 2008, 04:36:48 PM
Oooh! Good Stuff. I'll keep my Suit of Armor with Chain-mail oiled up!


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: Terf on June 19, 2008, 12:49:19 AM
Andrew, you are the man. You just brightened my day.  :cheers:

Recently I was part of a "Zombie Survival RPG" on a gaming website. (Yes, I am overweight and somewhat pimply, but I also enjoy writing and telling stories, and this was sort of like a story, so...) Sadly, it went nowhere, and I was very sad. (Still am a little.)

I haven't looked at the other people's links, but one important thing I think you left out: what KINDS of zombies are they? Are they Romero's or Russo's? "Do they shamble or do they run? Can shooting them in the forehead work or must they be entirely incinerated? Do they eat brains, flesh, or a combination of both?" That sort of thing...  :wink:

*Checks out links*


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: Sardu on June 19, 2008, 08:24:47 AM
Remember, the Government Installation that you don't know about is the one you have to worry about.  These are usually in desolate areas and underground but they can lurk in more metro areas as well.  For instance, any abandoned Drive-in theaters in your hood are guaranteed to be camo for either missile silos or secret bio research labs that could be ground zero for a zombie attack.  Nowhere is safe.


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: Katherine on June 19, 2008, 12:09:12 PM
I wouldn't knock the hybrid.  At a certain point during or after the zombie apocalypse fuel may become scarce between the lack of fresh imports and the scavenging of the other rag tag survivors.  Your camel-like compact may serve you and your few remaining companions well.

The trick would be to avoid situations where you need to mow down a mob of zombies or ram a barrier.


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: Erskine on June 19, 2008, 12:57:12 PM
I, for one, welcome our new zombie overlords!  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: superjoe on June 20, 2008, 12:09:30 AM
Well, I own a shotgun, 12 gauge tactical pump. Let's not forget the efficiency of the shotgun in the effect that it can fire slug rounds as well as shot. Also knock down value is something to consider. most big handguns (.45, .44, .357...etc) have decent knock down power, but you have to get close with them. Also, rifles are great at a distance but I agree that shotguns are the way to go for most purposes due to there universal uses (hunting, defending your stuff from zombies...bikers...mutants...etc.) and just plain fun to shoot. I would not discount the .22 rifle either! According to the Zombie Survival Guide, it's exceptional in dealing with zombies due to the low ammo cost and weight, it is HIGHLY accurate and when you shot a zombie in the head...the bullet will pierce the initial skull but instead of exiting the back of the skull it will just rattle around and make the brain mush. Also, .22 rifles are light weight and anyone can shoot one.

So, my advice...gather yourselves a .22 rifle, a 12 gauge shotgun with AMPLE ammo, a good melee (hand-to-hand) device. I prefer a short axe or entrenching tool myself.


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: blure007 on June 20, 2008, 02:11:54 PM
Everyone should have a plan, simple or elaborate. The the outbreak happen (and it will) you are going to want to be one step ahead of everyone else.

Also here is a little site of dedicated to people's zombie plans. Might help with some ideas.
yourzombieplan.com (http://yourzombieplan.com)


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: AndyC on June 20, 2008, 03:35:41 PM
You know, there was somebody from the fire department at our door just last week, asking if we had a zombie plan.


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: Patient7 on June 20, 2008, 04:36:46 PM
You know, there was somebody from the fire department at our door just last week, asking if we had a zombie plan.

Are you sure they were really from the fire department?


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: Andrew on June 20, 2008, 04:58:25 PM
So, my advice...gather yourselves a .22 rifle, a 12 gauge shotgun with AMPLE ammo, a good melee (hand-to-hand) device. I prefer a short axe or entrenching tool myself.

.22 rounds are lightweight, and fired at a decent speed, and should not be discounted, but I think being sure you put down the zombie would be very important.  For that you are going to want a round with more energy.

If there are hordes of zombie squirrels, groundhogs, or other such varmints running around, a .22 is going to be your very best friend.

Lightweight but effective armor is something I am working on for one of the followup articles.  Some people I know who do SCA have this kydex stuff that is plain amazing.  If you were going to be in close quarters with zombies, it would be THE STUFF.  It is lightweight, but it would easily protect from bites.

Even a heavy leather jacket would provide good protection to the arms and shoulders, which are going to be bite magnets.  Still, we are talking about humans (rotting, infected corpses of them) so trying to get all clad up like a clam is not a good idea.  They will pry you out of the steel clamshell.


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: AndyC on June 20, 2008, 05:18:20 PM
Are you sure they were really from the fire department?

"Send more firemen"


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: superjoe on June 21, 2008, 11:06:27 AM
While I agree, armor is a must...the type of armor is something to consider. Shark chain, the chain mail type armor used with shark photographers, can be very effective. Light weight and very durable...if it can take a tiger shark bite it can take a zombie bite no problem! The only flaw it has, all the weight is on your shoulders. Now even though it's VERY light, wearing that for 6 - 8 hours can be exhausting even to the armor wearing veteran. Bear in mine also, that most risen dead (except for the freshly dead) have had serious muscle deterioration so most won't be able to bite through a thick jacket. However, I realize that in every zombie movie most of our flesh resembles something a kin to butter in strength and consistency armor is probably going to be one of your best friends.


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: Patient7 on June 21, 2008, 01:17:21 PM
While zombies are on subject here at the forum I just want to say:

I like turtles.  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: AndyC on June 21, 2008, 01:27:17 PM
It just occurred to me that I don't live all that far from Canada's NORAD bunker. The military claims that everything has been moved above ground, and they aren't using the bunker. Hmmmmmmm.

I'm not too worried, having the most effective zombie-fighting weapon seen in the movies. Which reminds me, I have to finish mowing the lawn.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: Steve on June 23, 2008, 12:33:02 PM
One word: Flamethrower!  :teddyr:


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: ghouck on June 23, 2008, 10:57:00 PM
One word: Flamethrower!  :teddyr:

Isn't "Flamethrower" the answer to most questions?

Funny how we're talking about flamethrowers today, George Carlin had a pretty funny shpeel about flamethrowers: What, did someone think "I want to set that @$$h0le on fire, but I really don't want to walk ALL THE WAY over there. If there was just a way I could do it from here, you know, kind of THROW the fire on them, , I need something that can THROW FLAMES onto them, some kind of FLAME THROWER. . yea, , that's what I need. . "


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1) - What About Vampires?
Post by: Big Paulie Virgo on July 05, 2008, 09:57:58 PM
Andrew, once again you have put together an article designed to help the American populace deal with yet another threat--but what about a 'vampire plan'? Or better yet, 'A Vampire Girl Plan'--cause if vamps begin to break out, all the vamp girls will dress up in 'Bratz'-like fashions, and the geekboys will give themselves willingly...no way to defend life, liberty, and the pursuit of protecting yer hemoglobin! So--I think you need to start working on this--and defend the lives/necks of the world.

A 'Werewolf' plan? Lots of silver and Kibbles 'n' Bits. Oh, and extra fire hydrants in all the right places.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1) - What About Vampires?
Post by: Andrew on July 05, 2008, 10:55:14 PM
A 'Werewolf' plan? Lots of silver and Kibbles 'n' Bits. Oh, and extra fire hydrants in all the right places.  :thumbup:

Amusingly, I already have the "Do you have a werewolf plan?" (pt 1) drafted.  It will probably follow part 2 of the zombie plan.  And the draft does mention fire hydrants, but in a shrapnel sort of way.


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1) - What About Vampires?
Post by: Patient7 on July 06, 2008, 02:00:49 PM
A 'Werewolf' plan? Lots of silver and Kibbles 'n' Bits. Oh, and extra fire hydrants in all the right places.  :thumbup:

Amusingly, I already have the "Do you have a werewolf plan?" (pt 1) drafted.  It will probably follow part 2 of the zombie plan.  And the draft does mention fire hydrants, but in a shrapnel sort of way.

I have a funny feeling I'll enjoy reading that.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: Joel Mitchell on July 07, 2008, 08:50:24 PM
Keep In Mind.....

1.BLADES DON'T RUN OUT AF AMMO.

2.Don't use chainsaws, that will basically be ringing a dinner bell for the zombies.

3. If you have the time and cover, take your car (if your'e fortunate to own one) and weld or mount any piece of sharp metal to the cars.


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: 123-kitsune on July 31, 2008, 03:22:58 AM
* If you deicided to play the hero and attempt to lure a zombie hoard away from your companions hiding pace, make sure that any stragglers don't follow you back.
* if you are hiding in a place that is devoid of power, use a minimum amount of light to avoid detection.
* Find resonably safe place away from any large town or cities.



Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: BigTom on October 10, 2008, 02:46:01 PM
I am in the Army. Believe it or not during one of my deployments to Central Afghanistan my friends and I came up with a list of must haves to survive an outbreak. It was hard to come up with weapons that are available to the public (so that was a limiting factor). But here it goes: 1) Shotgun w/00 buckshot 2) AK-47 or AR-15 2) AX 3) Chainsaw, Axe and baseball bat 4) Peterbuilt Wrecker or HUMMER 5) Browning Hi-Power (or a handgun that can hold at 15 rounds per magazine 6) 4-5 BBQ Propane tanks 7) Safehouse at least one mile from a major road.

There is a ton of other logistics but, that should get you out of the worst of it.



Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: Tealscrubber on December 05, 2008, 04:02:10 AM
This is good for a laugh and all, but if people actually follow this plan of yours alot of them are going to end up undead.Check out the book "The Zombie Survival Guide" by Max Brooks if you actually want a chance at surviving.
It has plenty of helpful tips like the one below:

Hunting Rifles are the best guns the average civilian should use.A rifle's single shot capability forces the user to make each round count, increasing the chance of a hit.This feature also eliminates even the possibility of "rock 'n' rolling"and therefore preserving ammunition whether the user intends to or not.It also uses the most common ammo an average civilian can come across.


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: Tom on March 12, 2009, 11:33:07 AM
That is a good plan, but if films have taugt us anything its that there's usually more zombies than living people so whats really the point. My plan is to leave a goodbye message on my camera phone, make my peace with god and take a bunch of seeping pills then hope that I've take enough so as not to wake up in about an hour and see my intestines being pulled out and share amongst a welcoming party of undead cannibals.


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: Marc on March 23, 2009, 06:07:27 PM
I recommend that as soon as you get into your big ol' 4x4, you start heading for the south. Why? The farther south you go, the more people who own guns (shotguns in particular).  Unless of course the zombies are aware of themselves and know how to use guns.


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: indianasmith on March 23, 2009, 08:20:46 PM
You know, something the movies never really address . . . do zombies continue to decompose in their resurrected state?  If so, the Zombie invasion would not last through one full Texas summer . . .  a roadkill dog skeletonizes in about one month down here!

Just gotta make it through that month . . . .


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: whitelion43 on October 21, 2009, 02:33:16 AM
 about the gun and goverment experimental labs, I live 1 mile north of Parris Island Marine Corp Recruitment Center(Marine Corp Boot Camp) and about 2 or 3 miles south of Beaufort Marine Corp Air Station. If the Zombie Holocaust happens one these 2 places is Ideal to wait it out for the Zombies to rot away


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: cidknight on October 22, 2009, 07:24:20 PM
England is not a groovy place to be if a zombie outbreak happens. Farmers and rich country ponces would be the only people with shot guns, though some street thugs will probably have some hand guns.
You could join a gang and go through a meaningless initiation process which will probably be raping some poor defenseless woman. But at least you'll have a hand gun, that's better than no gun.

I have a chainsaw which i bought from the garden center i worked at 2 years ago.

If possible i'd like to get a female and male zombie in a room together and play them porn movies over and over, maybe they'll mate.

 


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: A. Taylor on March 25, 2010, 07:34:40 AM
Motorcycle, preferably a dirtbike, would do it. It can be rigged up to hold guns and ammo. A bike can out run a zombie and can ride through the woods and around the trees etc. that will be in the road after the initial blast. Yeah, a good dirt bike and lots of ammo (with gun of course) should do it. Remember shoot first ask questions later if someone starts to approach, you don't want someone trying to steal the bike.  If you run out of gas you find a vehicle that is empty on the side of the road, one that doesn't have a zombie in it. Works for me.


Title: Re: Article: Do you have a zombie plan? (Pt 1)
Post by: Dogsledder on August 28, 2012, 07:16:18 PM
I'll plant a lot of carnivorous plants and Peashooters on the lawn. Failing that I'll see my CQ about the armoury. Tell him I have to re qualify. Also, a helmet to protect my BRAINS. That should keep them away.