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on: January 06, 2007, 09:58:26 PM
so , first post on the random tosh thread!

to kick us off i thort we mite discus whats in your "zombie Apocalypse" survival bag
i am shore we all have one , stuffed under the bead ready for Z-day
so what are the top 3 things in youres , other than the standard gun,food and water?
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Reply #1 on: January 07, 2007, 12:36:13 AM
I actually have one left over from the Millenium.  I have a wind up radio--no batteries required.  I have a wind up flashlight, LED bulb should last forever, A minutes winding gives 2 minutes of light. And a case of Army MRE's.


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Reply #2 on: January 08, 2007, 09:22:16 PM
I, for one, will welcome our new zombie overlords.



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Reply #3 on: January 08, 2007, 10:05:27 PM
Is it politcally correct to call them Overlords? I know Masters is out. Maybe it should just be friends.



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Reply #4 on: January 09, 2007, 07:32:35 AM
Is it politcally correct to call them Overlords? I know Masters is out. Maybe it should just be friends.

I think "Zombie Rulers" will work just fine.

Grock!


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Reply #5 on: January 11, 2007, 09:44:43 AM
Seeing as I'm holing up in a concrete bunker I'm packing "Kung Fu Fighting", "Carcassonne", and "Catolpoly" ( a Monopoly variant).

Boardgames - Food - Gun - Water - Plenty of time, sounds like heaven.


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Reply #6 on: January 12, 2007, 10:24:15 AM
I don't think that a survival bag would help me... I'm what you could think of "red shirt #2". So I'd be the second one to die in the revolt, probably by friendly fire. (I don't like being first) :-)



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Reply #7 on: January 17, 2007, 02:39:08 PM
A group of friends and I had this talk a few years ago. The whole "What if.... zombies?" thing, and I'm afraid it's only escalated since then. Now we have Zombie Preparedness Dinners. We, ‘the survivors,’ gather at a central location (whomever's house has the biggest TV/most comfortable couches/best food) to cook dinner, review various documentaries and archival footage of other zombie invasions, and plan. We have weapons caches, supplies, rally points, and lists.

My zombie bag:
H&K 12ga. shotgun (and 36 rounds ammo: 12 shot, 24 slug)
4 D-cell LED Maglite
Bilge pump with 15' of hose (why? Because when the power goes out you'll have to get the gas from the filling stations somehow)

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Reply #8 on: January 31, 2007, 04:51:09 PM
A group of friends and I had this talk a few years ago. The whole "What if.... zombies?" thing, and I'm afraid it's only escalated since then. Now we have Zombie Preparedness Dinners. We, ‘the survivors,’ gather at a central location (whomever's house has the biggest TV/most comfortable couches/best food) to cook dinner, review various documentaries and archival footage of other zombie invasions, and plan. We have weapons caches, supplies, rally points, and lists.

That.  Is.  So.   Cool.

In a totally frightening way.

[scribbling down notes for the next get-together]

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Reply #9 on: January 31, 2007, 05:14:01 PM
[scribbling down notes for the next get-together]

List of Useful Lists:
Rally Points - where to meet & where to meet if you missed the first boat
Codes & Signals - you don't want to other survivors knowing that you have supplies, but you need to let others know you've been there.
Skills - who can cook? who can make clothes? who knows edible plants?
Weapons/Equipment - "the fun list"
Escape Routes - know where your urban centers are, know where evacuees will run
Resources - Repair shops, vehicles, knowledgeable people
Expendables - who you don't bring with you ("the mean list")
Contingency plan
Contingency plan "B"
Contingency plan "B" contingency plan

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Reply #10 on: January 31, 2007, 05:32:36 PM
No, man, you bring the expandables with you.  Then you shoot them in the knee and run whenever you need to buy some time.

I'm packing a hunting rifle, a mace, MRE's, a water purifying kit, water-resistant clothes, two pairs of socks, half a pack of cigarettes, a full tank of gas, and I'm wearing sunglasses.

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Reply #11 on: January 31, 2007, 05:49:16 PM
What kind of mace?
As a suggestion, you might want to avoid anything with big spiky hooks. Though cool looking, and effective at dashing brains, they do tend to get tangled in things.

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Reply #12 on: January 31, 2007, 06:56:43 PM
What kind of mace?
As a suggestion, you might want to avoid anything with big spiky hooks. Though cool looking, and effective at dashing brains, they do tend to get tangled in things.

In our Call of Cthulhu (pen & paper RPG) games, shovels were usually de rigeur for exactly this purpose.

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Reply #13 on: February 02, 2007, 06:51:57 PM
in WW1 the "trenching tool" was weapon of chose for many a Tommy


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Reply #14 on: February 02, 2007, 07:40:18 PM
You know, I haven't made up a comprehensive plan yet for a zombie attack, but I do know that I'll be carrying this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/67625811@N00/156377265/in/set-72157594156695315

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Reply #15 on: February 03, 2007, 01:44:55 PM
Nice!
(you know she'll get heavy after a while, right?)

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Reply #16 on: February 03, 2007, 02:27:15 PM
Nice!
(you know she'll get heavy after a while, right?)

I was there.  J.R. is quite capable of carrying herself.  >8->


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Reply #17 on: February 03, 2007, 03:33:33 PM
I was there.  J.R. is quite capable of carrying herself.  >8->

OH! Sorry J.R. I didn't realize you were the model in question.

For what it's worth, I've got one of these:



It's about 4' long with nails in the head and a pommel spike. I made it from a 2X6 and some nails as a white elephant gift with a tag saying "In zombie infested lands, this may be your best friend." The intent was to use it to nail your door shut, but I had a better idea.  ; )

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Reply #18 on: February 03, 2007, 07:02:49 PM
I was there.  J.R. is quite capable of carrying herself.  >8->

OH! Sorry J.R. I didn't realize you were the model in question.

For what it's worth, I've got one of these:


It's about 4' long with nails in the head and a pommel spike. I made it from a 2X6 and some nails as a white elephant gift with a tag saying "In zombie infested lands, this may be your best friend." The intent was to use it to nail your door shut, but I had a better idea.  ; )

The problem with the nails is they get stuck and you waste time trying to get your weopon unstuck. It's OK if you are only fighting one and your first hit scores, but otherwise it's trouble.
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Reply #19 on: February 03, 2007, 07:28:48 PM
The problem with the nails is they get stuck and you waste time trying to get your weopon unstuck. It's OK if you are only fighting one and your first hit scores, but otherwise it's trouble.

Also, are those em or en dashes?  And if there were supposed to be quotation marks around it, I'm not seeing them.  Could be a character set problem.  >8->

(Seriously, though, cool idea!)

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Reply #20 on: February 04, 2007, 03:21:21 PM
Yeah, that and it's made out of pine. : )

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Reply #21 on: February 05, 2007, 05:53:37 PM
its very nice , but a genuin criket bat will have more stoping power!

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Reply #22 on: February 08, 2007, 01:52:24 PM
Is it politcally correct to call them Overlords? I know Masters is out. Maybe it should just be friends.

To speak with Jonathan Coulton: "Did I say Overlords? I meant Protectors!"



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Reply #23 on: February 08, 2007, 02:20:17 PM
I'd put in an extending police baton, my Eton, and a multi-tool.

I know the ZSG says to take a crowbar - but they're too heavy and not compact enough. I'd rather carry two extra batons or something.



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Reply #24 on: February 13, 2007, 04:58:46 PM
Nice!
(you know she'll get heavy after a while, right?)

I was there.  J.R. is quite capable of carrying herself.  >8->



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