Tuesday, 22 March 2011

What's Your Zombie Plan?

Before this turns into an entirely religion-centered page, I'll veer off course for awhile and entertain some of my other interests: primarily, the zombie apocalypse. TheLanderson27's latest blog entry about the prediction of end times in 2012 got me thinking about this topic again. I've always thought zombie invasions were the easiest of apocalyptic scenarios, far better than nuclear war or airborne viral disease. The contagion is passed only through physical transfer which makes it easier to avoid, and unlike a nuclear disaster, all infrastructure is left intact. Food is still available and growable, water is drinkable, air isn't irradiated. It's like Apocalypse Lite.



That said, escaping from crazed cannibals is still far more terrifying than wandering through a desolate wasteland. Security from outside contact is a number one priority. How can one get all the resources they need at a moment's notice, without having to venture outside their fortified domicile?

Personally, I favour an apartment rooftop outfitted with a greenhouse to grow crops. With the fire escape dismantled, it is virtually unreachable. It allows for open air and easy waste disposal, as well as offering ample opportunity for rainwater collection. It also provides sufficient shelter from weather of all types. The worst part of this plan is becoming vegan, but it's something I think I could deal with until the last of the zombies rot away.

Speaking of which, do zombies decompose like normal corpses? If so, finding shelter in the desert may also be a good choice, where the heat can turn the freshly dead into a pile of sun-bleached bones in a relatively short period of time. Conversely, one should avoid northern temperatures where zombies can be frozen solid for years and years before thawing out and continuing their infestation. These are some very serious concerns that should be explored by the foremost scientists of our time.

49 comments:

  1. my plan atm is a 3 page long document involving using my universitys halls as a place to hold up in until the initial panic is either over or the apocalypse sets in, it's far enough from town that it should be fine to maintain and is essentially a castle.

    then just shuttle runs to the surrounding corner shops.

    it's more indepth but still thats the gist

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  2. i dont need a plan. Im Chuck Norris.

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  3. Yes but unfortunately a zombie Apocalypse is the least likely out of the given scenarios.

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  4. A zombie plan for me would end up like a story from the Left4Dead games haha. nice post!

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  5. AC Brown - what/how will you eat? :P

    Followed and Supported.
    bigunicorn.blogspot.com

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  6. My zombie plan is to run... Run really fast

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  7. Man, I hope zombies don't give me any trouble.

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  8. oh god, i don't have a zombie plan!
    why don't i have a zombie plan?

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  9. Luckily for me, I have a fully stocked supermarket across the road. Time to make a run for it?!

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  10. @CD-Roomba

    Perhaps you subconsciously want to experience being a part of the hordes of undead? That's what's in store for you, my friend.

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  11. dude you should totally set up a chicken farm on that roof

    they lay eggs all the time and i heard you can eat their meat (people say it tastes like chicken)

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  12. If there was ever a zombie invasion I would just wear a Team Edward shirt and hope they thought I was one of them.

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  13. Honestly, I just figured I'd be screwed and left it at that. The good news is my dad is packing. I might survive a while.

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  14. I don't have a plan but i have a question. Would the zombies be bigger in Texas? ~gulp~

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  15. Such a cool movie!
    *followed*

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  16. If i see sombie i shoot them in the head, and they die. :D Nice vid.

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  17. I'm about a 5 minute walk from a big shopping center so there were I'd go but I remember watching a documentary about a zombie outbreak called Dawn of the Dead and that plan didn't really work out for them, besides no matter what i planned I'd be one of the first to go.....

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  18. Cool minivid man, funny :) +follower

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  19. Big 5, then costco. if im short on time then walmart will do
    following man

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  20. I would like to be a zombie, it'd be great.

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  21. I'd setup shop in a supermarket then own zombies from the rooftop. Seriously, most supermarkets have really good glass plating at the front

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  22. I have a friend with a house full of weapons. I'll chill with him.

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  23. Have you read World War Z? Creepiest book I've ever read besides Pet Sematary. Check it out

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  24. If Zombies decompose like normal corpses then the zombie apocalypse won't last long lol.

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  25. I'm not sure why I capitalized zombies just now.

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  26. Can zombies swim? I was thinking of holing up in a docked ship. A docked battleship.

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  27. zombie slaves????? i called it first!

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  28. I want to barricade myself and get all the supplies and weapons I can get my hands on, also I will have a fucking garden so I can grow my own stuff.

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  29. It depends on the type of zombies. My preconceived idea, if the zombies are super strong but stupid as in Dead Rising, is that I would dig trenches. Gravity is a zombies worst enemy.

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  30. Great post and video. I love me some RvB!

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  31. Great post. It seems like it would be pretty fun. I have a friend who kind of obsesses over the idea hah. I'd like a farm that's way higher up with a greenhouse, and of course plenty of guns and ammo. Screw being a vegan! :D

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  32. Just gimme guns.... A LOT OF GUNS!

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  33. Personally, I'd invest in some chicken if you're gonna be stuck in the greenhouse. You get something to snug with at night, and some meat as a happy ending.

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  34. Moving out out Fort Sumter

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  35. Im digging a 6 x 6 hole where i will wait it out..

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  36. I'm going to wal mart if theres zombies!

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  37. I agree! D: zombies SUCK! :P great blog bro, following and supporting! :)

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  38. Damn zombies, just die already :D

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  39. Well, if you cant beat them join 'em!

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  40. I'll probably just roll alone. If there's anything I've learned, it's that humans should not be trusted, ever.

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  41. I do find that crazed cannibals are scarier than zombies, as it was pointed in another website, zombies do decompose and there is the rigor mortis thing.

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