Index and Discriptions of US&D Threads
Posted 29 March 2008 - 01:23 AM
"This is a growing list, of Titles, Diiscriptions, and links, to the Topic Threads in the Undead Survival & Defense Section."
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Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:36 PM
A cheap and surprising way to a fallout shelter "I was thinking of how i could make or turn something into a shelter for almost any situation, Then it dawned on me, a Pool think about it:"
Ten Percenters "For the sake of discussion lets assume that Zombies are caused by a virus that hits the worlds population hard.
Somewhere around 10% of the population always survives an epidemic."
Bob has made a decision. "Bob has made a decision.
There will be no Zombie Animals or Fast Zombies."
One Pistol or Small Side Arm "If you could only cary one gun, a pistol, what would it be?"
Bug out & on the road Vehicles "So what vehicles do you guys have for immediate escape from the city and what ones do you have for on the road or cross country trips."
What's in Your Medical Kit? "We've pretty much flogged every other dead horse into oblivion, but I've never heard any talk about first aid kits. There's the sexy part of disaster survival and preparation, which most here are familiar with, and then there's the stuff that is essential for survival following an emergency and not as cool; medical supplies being one of them. What do you guys keep in your jump kits as far as disaster medical goes?"
If the dead started to walk while you are at work could you survive? "If you where at work, and the bodies of the recently dead returned to life, and started attacking the living could you survive? could you make it home across town? if not where would you hold up at? What items at your workplace could you turn into a weapon to destroy the brain of the flesh eating ghouls? You can apply this to both Romero style shambling zombies, Dawn of the Dead 2004 fast running zombies, or Rage virus victims."
big or small? Body types in ZPAW! "So it's been talked about here and there in other threads but I've never seen a thread dedicated to body types in the US&D. The pros and cons of your size."
a thought or two for tobacco users and lovers "you can use it in a few ways, cigarettes, chewing, dipping, and probably some other way I haven't learned about. "
Glasses wearing people "In a ZPAW, if you lost your contacts/glasses how screwed would you be if you couldn't find a replacement? I wear glasses, but i don't have to wear them all the time."
your zombie survival plan "my question for you all is what are your plans? of course, nothing goes according to plan, but this is just a what if."
Pole Type Arms and Zombies "Staves, Spears, Scythes, even Sickles can be used as weapons, just ask your fellow farmer. Come share your thoughts on where, and when, to use these type of tools, in the battle against the Zombies."
What's your gear? "The scenario is, you find a weapons cache with whatever random guns you could ever want to annihilate a zombie with, what do you take. You can only carry 1 Machine Gun, Assault Rifle, Shotgun, or Sniper Rifle. With those, you may have a .44 or .45 caliber pistol, 9mm sidearm(s), machine pistol, compact shotgun, or light/small SMG. You may also choose from a wide assortment of Melee weapons, and you will always have your trusty knife. If you choose SMGs for your primary weapon, you may have 2 of them as primaries, and you may still have your pistols and melee weapons. So, whatcha gonna take, there's so Many GUNS!!!"
Zombies chasing you in your car "lets say that during a fast moving zombie infection you get your car and the zombies start chasing you at the current full speed. (a la DotD). After about 20 minutes you got hundred of zombies after you and your driving on a highway about 15mph, fast enough that the zombies could not catch you, but not fast enough to make them not chase you."
What would be the best pet to have after Z day. "So Z day has come and gone, the world is in disarray but you are trying to return to some normality and you want some animal company, what kind of animal would be best to keep as a pet?"
The Little Things in ZPAW "As we all know, Z-Day is going to be FUBAR.
You have the obvious threat of the living dead at every corner, whether they're running or not.
You have the equally dangerous threat of human stupidity.
Theres man-made things that pose long term threats. Such as Nuclear power plants."
Anti-Zombie Weapons Of Choice "Bows, guns, clubs, or just whatever is handy, what would you rather grab to fight the Zombies?"
"What realistic weapons would you bring to a Zombie War, and why is this your weapon of choice?"
hydration "everyone needs water. That's a fact. How much you drink and how you transport it is also important.
how does everyone carry theirs? I have a 100oz camelbak and a 24oz water bottle. I drink about all of that and some more on a busy day."
Long Term Survival "In a long term survival type situation would you rather try to find or create a safe enough secure enough compound to ride out the majority of the hitting the fan, or would you rather be a nomad and roam the post-apocalyptic world scavaging and never staying in one area very long in order to stay a step ahead of the hordes of undead. Then the fun part, why and what's your ideal setup, and just because i know someone will probably pick it ill put up an other catagory. (and yes those who choose fortified places could loot the surrounding area)"
What is your role in an established community "So the Zpoc has happened, it's old news. You and your group have holed up + been travelling for about 4 years. Zombies are still a problem but by now you are accustomed to their presence and they are only major problems in cities. Your main concern at this point is food shelter water and companionship."
Where Will You Hold Up? "Just a simple question I've been working myself over. And it got me thinking, what would you do?
Hole up in some abandoned house and attempt to live out your life in peace, or take to the road with friends and family, or by yourself. Or seek refuge in numbers? Fleeing where ever which way evacuee's and refugee's are heading?"
Building walls - Modern and Natural Materials "So once things have settled down, the zeds are around but in smaller numbers, you will most likely head to more remote locations to start over. Building walls to keep out the random zombie as they leave the cities for food is going to be key."
Zombie Ingenuity "If you drop to your chest and slide under something, a zombie will copy you.
If you climb a ladder, the zombie won't know to grip and pull and step and push.
What are the limits to zombie locomotion and adaptability?:x:x:x"
Test Mountain house food "I think this would be the correct place for this as Mountain house is supposedly good dehydrated food. Honestly I have never had it before and am going on word of mouth. I visited the online store and a pop up asking me if I wanted to test some of their new breakfast things came up. I accepted and they are going to mail me 2 meals to eat and tell them what I think."
family whats your opinion "family may be important to some i wanna know what everyone thinks."
Found: the perfect survival vehicle "Thought I'd post this awesomely modified bike as the perfect zombie outbreak survival vehicle. It gets 200 mpg, goes 25 mph (faster than any shambler can walk/run), and can be picked up with one finger, thrown over a fence or other obstacle, and ridden away to safety. How cool is that!"
"The Colony" Scenario "I'm not sure how many people are watching this season of The Colony, but basically it boils down to this:
There is a group of 7 - 10 survivors in an abandoned, urban setting. Buildings are dilapidated, with weak doors, broken or missing windows, and leaking roofs. There are no firearms available, though no explanation is given as to why. The people you have ended up with by your twists of fate are all complete strangers."
Survival Reference Sites "I was thinking this could become a sticky maybe.
A list of free online survival sites and communities"
Best close combat weapon "weapon of choice for close quarter combat"
the dumbest thing to do come zday "we all know "the best things to do" but how about the dumbest possible ideas, i made this thread just because of ****s and giggles, but also to warn.
don't do this come zday...ever."
Explosive Favorite Choice "This time it's right and I'am sorry I'm a really lame person for trying and doing this whole Zombie thing but I love the creatures."
what's your favorite AK version for zed popping? "i have a converted saiga in 7.62x39 and a Romanian SAR 1 with a full profile left side folder and ak74 fsb. [i gotta take some pics today]"
THE weapon cheap and effective"
what is the most effective way to run a group. "So Z day has happened, you have survived and have gathered to together a group of survivors. As time passes your little band grows with new people joining you. After a year or two you establish a little settlement, your prospering for the sake of argument lets say your group has expanded to number some 150 adult members."
Hummer or Truck? "So I was having a lively discussion with my friend about which car would be best during the zombie apocalypse. It was between the Hummer and a truck."
communication "All this talk about weapons, well what about communication?"
Shelters 102: avoiding deathtraps "Invariably, I know I'll see someone come in here and talk about a GOOD place to stay, and that will lower my faith in humanity a little bit more, but I digress."
Calibers: Consolidate or Diversify? "So when preparing one's anti-zed arsenal, do you think it better to focus on a few calibers to simplify matters? Or should you try to diversify and have more caliber options?"
Raiding: Basic strategy and tactics "We've talked often about the eventual need for raids to resupply. We will probably depend on whatever we can scavenge from the ruins until we get something better than a zero-sum economy going."
NOTLD 68 - The great debate "One of the best parts of NOTLD 68 for me is where Harry Cooper and Ben argue about barricading themselves in the basement, or boarding up and defending the farm house. What would you of done? Or done differently?"
How to get food to Andy in DOTD04? "One of the intresting things to me about Dawn of the Dead 2004 was how the survivors in the mall had plenty of food, but little in way of weapons, and ammo. Andy had a whole gun store full of weapon, and ammo, but very little food. Andy was trapped in his own Gunworks, and was slowley starving to death. Pretty ironic. From the movie it looked like it was a good 300-500 yards from the roof of the mall to Andys Gunworks. How could the survivors in the store get Andy food with what they could find inside the mall with thousands of zombies between them? Could that same system be used to send back ammo to the mall? or weapons one piece at a time? Or was Andy just screwed?'
Fire and Zombies "Do you think that fire could be used as an effected weapon against zombies?"
Gear "Since I didn't see it here, can everyone post their gear lists?"
Budgeting Your Survival "Only have 5 dollars? Where can you go to start getting cheap supplies just to be ready for Z-day? How much do these items cost and how would they help."
Long term survival "Ok let me set the scene, its 5 years after the initial Zombie outbreak. The zombies are still wondering round, they don?t seem to be rotting and through some unknown process their bodies seem to have stabilized. The one blessing is that through gradual attrition there are less zombies around and the worst of the pressure is off. The human living population has been significantly reduced, to around 5% of what it was. However you are now in a stable group. Supplies of food are running low and its becoming increasingly difficult to find. You?re now beginning to think of the future, longer term survival and rebuilding some kind of society how are you going to survive in the longer term. where are you going to live, how are you going to get food, how is your group going to be governed, how will you interact with other groups."
How much does my Ammo weigh? "I would like to see the information added to until we can calculate the approximate weight of all of the common calibers."
Things you are would be worried about. "Well come Z-day I think I have a fairly full proof plan that will allow me to survive a Zombie invasion but I still have some worries."
Medicine and Medical Kits "As the title says, Medicine and Medical Kits. What are yours?"
Bob's Long Lost Brother "By god I think I've found him."
"Bug out or eradicate the zombie menace" "If its been establish that the bodies of the recently dead have been returning to life, and are attacking the living, would you load up your vehicle, and bug out to a safer location? Would you stay on the run in an attempt to survive? Do you think it would be to dangerous risking being stuck out on the open roads, or turned around at gunpoint from rural towns by locals at roadblocks who will not let outsiders into their area."
Z-Day: Caravaneers (What Will You Drive and What Kind of Gear would you Have?) "I know that foot might be the best form of transportation for Z-Day, but a car would be alot more safe (except for noise and gas consumption), What will you drive? Gear also includes Guns, Knives, Water, etc."
An interesting question I keep asking myself (Help needed) "I, like a lot of you i am sure, have thought of what to do and where to go if/when there is a zombie apocolypse. I know I would have plenty of canned food, water, medical supplies, etc. handy in a certain room of the house."
One Line Survival And Defense Tips "Travel in pairs.
Never go unarmed.
Move as quietly as possible."
10/22 magnum "I got one of these on its way to me, never owned the 10/22 version, but have had a few others. Is CCI MAXMAG V still the hottest round in a magnum?"
The Valley of the Zed "Though you walk through the valley of the Zed
Fear no evil for Bob has your back."
Zombjitsu! "Hey, what hand-to-hand combat style would you think be the most useful on a zombie covered world? I personally think judo, as it has a number of methods to defeat overwhelming strength and grappling."
Weapons Training "Going to be out a few days for a carbine course and some preSFAS training. Look forward to some good posts when I get back. I'll see if I can learn anything good to bring back."
In a Firearm, would you trade Power for Ammo availability? "Ask anyone on the street," If you were attacked by a zombie, what gun would you use?" Chances are they would answer with a large, heavy gun with tons of power. But is that the best way to go about dispatching a zed in the event of an outbreak? Heres an example. Would you rather use something that will get the job done, like a 9mm? Or use a more powerful but harder to find 50 caliber? Discuss."
Magnification or no magnification: the choice of optics "If in a zpaw situation will you choose an optic with magnification or no magnification? Which one and why? "
This post has been edited by Darkness: 05 March 2011 - 11:15 PM
Posted 15 July 2008 - 10:36 PM
Zombie Animals? - The Under-Estimated Threat... "Many people prepare for a zombie apocalypse. They get weapons, they fortify structures, they create evacuation plans, and so on. But I'd be willing to bet that MOST if not ALL of these preparations are centered on human zombies--not "animal zombies". Several films in recent years have shown the possibility of animal zombies, that is animals who are also infected with whatever is plaguing the human race. Birds, dogs, and monkeys just to name a few."
Could Zombies Really Take Over? "We see it in just about every zombie movie out there:
The zombies drive the human population down to near extinction, and wander around aimlessly."
AR or AK "I thought this thread already existed, but I certainly can't find it if it does and I thought it would be better to start one than continue hijacking the SKS/M14 thread. So with that said let's discuss the relative merits and weaknesses of each weapon. The purpose of this thread isn't a poll what each of us would want, but a serious discussion on each of the weapons so people can make an informed decision."
flesh vests "armor covered vests covered in human brains, the zombies become attracted to the vest instead of the person... allows a quick kill tatic, also for the bigger zombie the tatical bomb vests to cover your neck and a helmet to cover your head... bomb squad armor would be the best essintial survival armor..only downfall is this flesh vest will also attract zombies."
Survival Food Tablets "Has anyone heard of these ?"
The Undead... AT SCHOOL?! "So, the dead are walking, yet, you're at school. Survival obviously would be tough, seeing as how you don't have much to use. How would you survive? Don't worry though, the undead aren't in the school yet, they have a few sets of doors to go through :x , so fortify yourself and ready up."
12 gauge vs. 20 gauge "I've been shooting scatterguns for many years and anything I?ve been able to do with my 12 gauge I?ve been able to do with my 20 gauge equally well."
Tazers "Do you guys think that tazers would be a good, though not only/primary, anti zombie weapon?"
Conundrum "You are safe and secure in your home with your girlfriend, weapons, food, water and security sorted, when the zombie apocalypse strikes.
But, your son lives with your ex wife the other side of town.
Of course you are going to go and get them and bring them to your safer location.
But what happens if your ex says she will not come with you?"
Survivorman "Has anyone here ever seen the tv show Survivorman? it airs on OLN and used to be on Discovery. I think they did about 32 episodes and then the guy stopped because it was extremely taxing on his body."
.22 rifles? "Do you think they would be effective in a zombie outbreak? They are weak but all you need is a head shot right? I read the zombie survival guide and .22 rifles are good, but you need to get a little close to be sure you kill a zombie."
Alright. For the longest time I wanted an M1 Carbine. I know ZSG says to use it and ZSG is a joke, but it did seem like a good weapon. I've realized that living where I live, I might not be able to get one or the rounds it fires. So I'm thinking about a Ruger Mini-14. So here's my question. Has anyone fired it and what did you think of it?
Escaping the City "Lately I've been contemplating a move to Pittsburgh to see if life there is any better than life in this rat hole. I was wondering though... if you lived right in the heart of a major city with a good 10 to 20 miles of urbanized area around you, how would you get out?"
Zombie, Run. "Don't know if any of you guys have Droids, or if this app runs on other phones for that matter, but I have to say this was an absolutely amazing game I downloaded today."
In case of Infection, anything has a purpose! "Like a small, it could be used to break into windows to search for weapons. Get anything you could find! Personlly if a horde attacked my horse, I'd ge into my gun locker and grab my Riotgun...but you get the point. Your weapons should contain one sword. Cut off the arms of any zombie! A zombie is waaaaaay weaker then. But anyway, use anything youy can find. Heck, even a toaster is good for a zombie apocalypse! You could use a toaster to break a car alarm to drive away or something...:clap:"
watches and assoc gear for the ZPAW "i was just recently gifted a really nice citizen black finish chronograph [AT0815-51E] for conducting a wedding for a couple of my friends and i began thinking about what sort of watches would be good gear for the ZPAW. I'm thinking an eco drive chronograph, maybe a slide rule inner bezel and a compass outer bezel."
Don't have s gun, I got a slingshot ! "I don't own a gun, and have never actually fired one except a couple of times when I was a kid and followed my father and older brother into the woods and they let me use their rifle to target practice. Oh, and my brothers B.B. gun. So while making my Bug Out Bag I got the idea to get a sling shot with ball bearings or marbles as ammo. Found this at a sporting good store yesterday."
Saiga 12 "The Saiga 12 is a semi-auto 12 gauge shotgun based on the Kalashnikov design. They are manufactured in Russia by Izhmash on the same assembly lines that produce Russia's military and law enforcement weapons. They feature a chrome-lined barrel, adjustable gas plug for low-power rounds, and a manual bolt lock. My particular model has a 19" barrel with fixed sights (The alternatives being a 24" barrel and/or an adjustable sight leaf). Every Saiga 12 is made in a sporting configuration so they are legal to import."
One "comfy" thing? "Imagine your sitting alone, scared, cold and wet (maybe it's raining :) ) in a zombie infested world with the dead roaming around you, their shuffeling sound boring into your head like a razor blade. What one thing could you bring that would comfort you? Is it an old photo of your familiy, your favorite teddy bear, a pack of gummies?"
practice and training (not always the physical kind) "so besides physical training what do any of you do for training or "practice"?"
L4D Zombies "What if the world was overran by L4D zombies? Would you-"
P90 x "For those of you who have heard of P90X, do you think that it would be a good way to get in shape or in some cases better shape for a ZPAW? "
Sharing supplies? "his could happen in any disaster, but let's say it's the beginning of a zombie apocalypse and you're trapped indefinitely in a building with others, and have formed a group with them. You've either managed to scavenge some supplies, or have your own either from bringing it with you or because this occurred in an apartment building occupied by you or someone close to you."
Do I sound pretty well prepared weapon-wise and vehicle-wise for the zombie Ap. "I have a 1964 Cadillac Coupe Deville and a 2005 Crown Vic police Car for transportation for my friends and a Mosin Nagant with 500 rounds + 2000 AK47 Rounds (for one I may find)."
The ones list "This is a multi part question. You have all the time to gather these supplies and even go to a store and buy them."
one book... "You have room in your bugout bag for ONE book only..."
Raiders "Raiders would you become one or any thing realated to raiders
"What will your STACHE style going to be?" "OK I know this is stupid, but what will your "STACHE" style be while killing zombies?"
When not ready for zombie attacks "you get mad in zombie attacks:x well all you have to do when not ready is easy. 1st make sure no one in the house is a zombie(when you see zombies outside). 2nd make sure you have long melee weapons(like a Hard bat) ,or and long range weapon( bow with arrows, guns etc).3 make sure your glass is good for any attack. 4th make sure that you can make it to your call with everyone alive is with you. 5 make it to car with every 1 not bitted by a zombie and are alive. 6 get to a place with alive people(like a army base or a the next state or contry. Then of now hopefly your not bit. Now your home free for that time :) ."
Zombie survial fitness "for z-day, i believe that even the best equipped, best planned survivor will have a greatly reduced chance of survival if they are not physically fit."
Blades and Zombies "Gun shy? Not skilled in those style weapons? Or do you just prefer the feel of cold sharp metal? For whatever reason you're slicing and dicing, here's where you can talk about your bladed preferences."
MREs "I was wondering what people's opinions were on MREs as a major source of food in a undead world. I got out of the military in 1992, and I thought that MREs were terrible, especially if you had to eat them 3 times a day for up to a week. I am sure they are far better now. They are somewhat lightwieght, and easy to carry. I remember Dehydrated pork patties were about the nastiest thing I have ever ate. I am writting a zombie story, so that is why I am asking about them, and I dont know that much about the current state of MREs."
what scope? "i got a SMLE NO 4 Mk 1* and i dont know what scope would be good with it:x if you guys know please comment "
Zombie Survival Scenerio "This thread is a simulated scenerio to test your survival skills in a zombie post apocalyptic world."
Would You pick a rifle? "Would you pick a rifle in your aresnal?"
what should i get ?? "Ok which should i get M-14 or Cz858????:x"
"Sorry Everyone" "I want to apologize to anyone I offended on this form, sorry, I want you all to know that I will take things with a sense of humor and not make fun of anyone because I do not know anything about any of you."
gun or gear "ok should i get another gun or some gear like pouches and vests and "
Handheld radios "Im trying to determine what would be the best handheld type of radio to have for all-purpose.
I was looking into getting the 30 mile range two ways, but thinking about it a little more, a vhf/marine radio may be a better option, with several public channels and perhaps a weather band? They are a bit more pricey and larger than 2 ways, but I think the options would make up for it."
Zombie traps "Ok, traps can't be relied on to kill zombies.. but they can seriously damage their speed or even "catch" them"
How long do zombies "live" for "How long do you think zombies keep walking for. Do you think that they eventually run out of energy and collapse, or do they keep walking until their flesh becomes so rotten that they just fall apart."
Sensory overload and zombies "I was just thinking, like any other animal zombies also use their senses to catch prey. I know this isn't new, for instance some people have suggested stinking yourself up to mask your smell, but I have to wonder if the opposite would work too."
Boats? "What do you think of taking a boat through a river to escape? If you think about it, most zombies can't swim. Even if they could you could headshot them before they got to the boat. It's doubtful they'd be found along rivers anyway. That way you could escape to the country, slaughter animals and grow your own crops for food. You might have a few wandering about out there, but not the hordes you'd find in the city. It wouldn't be as fun as the city, but you'd have a better chance for survival."
Vehicles 102:transport you could do without "post what vehicles you wouldn't want, personally i wouldn't want an electric car..hard to find places to recharge, low torque, zombies could probably break in quite easily...and you wouldn't look very cool either:)"
Pets and other Animals in the Zed World "Would any of you deal with having a pet, say a dog, while on the run in a Zed infected world?"
Weapons 102: The ones you DON'T want to have "We have tons of threads about the "best" weapon, I think at least 3 or 5 talking about the gun you'd want to have, but what about weapons you're better off without?"
Zombie Infestation Simulator "Realistic zombie onslaught simulation. Fully parametrical. Proves that humans actually have a chance!.. "
Last Bullet Scenario "You and a friend/loved one are trapped in a room with no way to escape. The zombies are about to break down the door and you only have one bullet left in your gun. What do you do?"
.303 or .270 "Which One would you want to use and Why?"
Zombies, Looters, & Rodents Oh My! "we should all be here to talk about the upcoming Zombie Apocalyptic Outbreak and how we plan and hope to survive this event. The first threat to human existence is the flesheating ghouls, they will actively hunt us to consume our flesh, and seek world domination (OK, I was a little over the top.). Mankind (gender nonspecific), are not prepared physically, emotionally, or mechanically for such a horrific reality. As always, there are a few of ATZ members out there that label us as gun nuts, survivalists, anarchists, and 5150s (aka Looney Toons or NUT JOBS), I can live with that and will mourn your deaths. The survivors/extremists have take steps to insure the human race will survive the upcoming Zombie Apocalyptic Outbreak, repopulate the earth with the living, and rebuild the world."
My Favorite Der Riese Strategy "This is my personal favorite and arguably the best der riese strategy out there. Has commentary. Rate, comment, subscribe! I'm new to the forum btw."
When does survival take a back seat? "What situation would ever make you do something not in the best interest of survival?"
A love for the .223/5.56 "A lot of debate among this round. It was originally developed and implemented not to be so much of as killer as it has as a "wounding round" (it takes at least one soldier to carry a wounded one), but in the USMC, I have learned how to shoot the m16A2 with accuracy beyond belief. A good marksman can pattern a group at 500 meters within 12 inches with open sights. I am currently in the market to purchase another assault rifle. I currently have a few in the "overseas" style but am wanting one with a bit less recoil and more lightweight and maneuverable. The M1 is kinda looking good but seems a bit bulky and heavy. What would be a good alternative? Im looking for lightweight but something that is accurate that will most likely have to have a longer barrel and a good punch."
Finding, Growing and/or Breeding Food "As it is Easter, I thought I would write about the Incredible Edible EGG and the factory that produces them, the chicken. These feathered friends are fantastic in the post zombie apocalyptic world. They can be kept in a relatively small area, eat almost any and everything put in front of them. Chickens produce a continuous supply of fresh food via the eggs and meat. Chickens are great for insect and small pest control and are great early warning systems. Last but not least the waste product (chicken poo) will add nutrients to your soil for farming creating a healthier garden."
Your #1 "WHAT WOULD SUCK" scenerio "Come on folks..what would it be?"
What do you do when the city is on fire? "Since houses are so close together, and there will be no fire departments operating, it seems likely that the city you are in will be totally on fire like the London Fire or similar."
S.I.D.D, devices "S.I.D.D (Sound Initiated Distraction Device)"
If you could take one thing "If you could take one thing and only one thing with you what would it be? "
Rally Point for ATZ members "Lets decide on a rally point for surviving ATZ members?"
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Posted 05 March 2011 - 11:22 PM
Zombie Survival in a Shoebox "This was a thread on the old US&D that used to get a lot of posts, and it was interesting so I've decided to try to bring it back. It makes you think about a minimalist approach to zombie survival, as opposed to "name everything you can fit in however many bags you can carry." So, if you had to limit your zombie survival supplies to whatever you could fit in a shoebox, what would you bring?"
What to do if bitten? "Here is a question. If a person is bitten by a zombie on a limb, like a hand. Are the done for, or is it possible to avoid infection by amputation if its done quickly enought?"
Zombies in Cars? "This is scary. If I saw a car full of zombies crash, I might react...poorly."
If you only had time to take one item, what would it be? "You're woken from your sleep by a hoard of zombies pouring in to your house. Its 2am in the morning, on 28 April. You don't have time to get dressed, or do anything else. All you are wearing is your underwear. You just have time to grab one item before you leap out the window and flee your house in to the night."
The Vivos Shelter! "So i was watching the Colbert Report last night and he had a thing on about this "post apocalyptic shelter" that was commercially available i check it out and was not really surprised well at least about the price"
Boar Spear "I haven't seen any threads or comments about spears but they are unboubtedly useful for killing out of arms reach of keeping enemies at a comfortable distance. The spear may be designed to stay inside the wounded animal but a bit of grinding will make it able to slip back out easier."
Camouflage clothing effect on zombies "say you were fighting in woods, forest, jungle.....(a place with lots of tree's and places to hide) and you are wearing full camouflage, you find a good place to hide and you dont move, dont even breathe, do you think that a zombie would walk right past you?"
The Horde is here "Can't tell if there are any confirmed zombie sightings yet, but they sure look zombie-ish to me, and this is only about 4-5 miles from Fort Hotlead."
If you could take one person.... "If had to pick one person to take with you in any zombie situation, who would it be, and why?"
Cannibalism in a Undead World "Do you think that some people will turn to cannibalism when food stocks runs out in a undead world? Would cannibalism be more prevalent in the cities/suburbs or out in the countryside? Would groups spring up that would hunt down weaker survivors in order to crave thier desire for human flesh? Do you think that zombie worshiping cults might hunt other survivors in order to sacrifice them as a means to appease the undead?"
children and the ZPAW "in a ZPAW would you try to save children if you came acrossed any? obviously not infected ones, but being they are a future generation would you try to save them, even knowing the hassle and diffuculties of careing for and protecting them?"
Improvising "Okay, so for whatever reason, you don't have your regular gear, your BOB, your gun, your truck, and the chaos has already started. Where do you go, what do you do, and what would you use as an improvised weapon? This includes EDC, since I know some of you carry firearms and knives, so for the purpose of this, you don't have any of that either."
The Guide of Extremes."My tactics are SIMPLE.
The book of widsom http://www.4shared.c..._Survival_G.htm"
The Zombie Survival Guide "Just felt like asking about who has read the book written by Max Brooks."
Oh No. "TWO words.
Oil Spill...zombie virus solomon is the official zombie curse and may be recreated by burning the oil, creating toxic."
How do you want to go out? "Surrounded. no way out. 1000 zombies in every direction. death is certain.
What do you do?"
Perfect ZPAW Rescue Vehicle"The idea is not the perfect BOV, but the perfect vehicle to go about rescuing people with, has to be realistic enough for everyone to belive you."
Going Dark"Bob is going to Alaska for a bit.
Don't get to excited.
He will return to continue your torment."
Fear and emotions on Z-Day "The other night as I tried to get to sleep, I looked over at my collection of zombie movies and thought about how truley terrifying it would be for a zombie apocalypse to actually happen at any moment. I would be scared ****less, and I think you guys would too."
The apcalypse will come "Hi , new to the forums BUT not to zombie related stuff^^
but i have something disturbing to share.
i live in norway and me an d my bestfreind have been prepering for the zombie outbreak in two - three years now and the disturbing started a month ago."
what size group and why. "I have been thinking about optimum size of survivor group I figure there are advantages and disadvantages in both big and small groups. a big group can support a wider variety of skill sets. So for instance you could afford to support a doctor who may not be much good at the more physical aspects of survival, but for longer term survival would be very useful. However I can also see disadvantages in big groups, for instance they become more complicated to organise and run."
Body Protection "What would you wear? How would you protect yourself from being bitten?"
SKS rifle and M14 "What do you guys know about SKS'
I was at a local sparting goods store and noticed they had some new guns, The Romanian SKS was among them. i dont know much but any info would be nice."
Lever Action Rifles "Which brand of LA rifles does every one consider "the best"? And which are best while on a budget?"
How screwed are you? "Well, i have to say, if an outbreak happened here, in Rockingham, Australia, i would be pretty dam screwed. no guns, no shelter worthy of holding back zed hordes, and only 1 shopping centre. (small, 1 level.) At best, i think i may be able to unite myself with friends and or family, but then we would all get ripped apart by angry angry zeds. so angry.....so neway how bout u? "
Your Montage"List of the songs you could have on a montage in a fight, at peace and just some overall ways to express you through music."
An Article On Zombie Survival "Hey guys, heres an article i wrote on zombie survival that you may be interested in. Have a read and let me know what you think."
How would UK people survive ....? "Seriously Americans could get a hold of guns :x we would be ****ed :doh: "
Come Z-day if you could have anything.... "Okay if you had unlimited funds for Z-day what car would you drive, what place would you hold out in, and what weapons would you have."
Assault Rifles: Which is the best? "I've seen a lot of people talk about what kind of weapon they want, and assault rifle was frequently mentioned, and I started thinking about how many types of assault rifles there are, and which ones would be most effective against zombies."
A question to service men and women "This question goes out to all people who are in some form of occupation that holds them responsible for the protection of citizens. This can be Military, Police, Paramedic, Firefighter, even Coast Guard or Border Patrol. (anything you think fills this role)"
Worst City to be in when SHTF "Which in your guy's and of course ladies opinions, would be the worst possible major city to be in at the start of an out break?"
Missouri Area Alliance "if the zombies started walking today, where should us survivors meet to create a post-zombie apocalypse alliance in missouri?"
meeting places where you live. "where in your area would you go for safety in a mass zombie attack.im from st louis missouri here."
Want to see how a baby gate can save your life? "My brother and I were messing around a couple weeks ago and think we hit on something pretty good. Essentially an (informative) comedy and documentary about surviving the zombie apocalypse. We loaded it up to youtube, so check it out! Let us know of any ideas you might have."
Can't Get That Engine Turned Over? "So I would think that knowing at least basic mechanics would come in handy during these such times.
What are certain tricks you've learned about cars and trucks that you feel would make a difference?"
Sewers "Would sewers be a good place to be in a zombie world?"
Private Military "This really only applies to countries that have these companies or ones that have a strong enough private military presence to warrant an HQ
Do you think that companies such as BlackWater, Executive Outcomes, Omega Group or Asgaard German Security Group would continue to remain operational in a ZPAC?"
Gas/breathing masks "The only realistic cause of a zombie-like virus is a disease, and many modern pandemic threats are airborne. Anyone know of a breathing mask that isn't too expensive and can be upkept easily? Most masks use cartridges that have to be replaced, which is useless if it has to be used indefinitely."
Gun Laws by area "I live in Canada and despite a fascination and a good knowlege of guns I am forbidden by my family to by one so I never took time to learn about what guns are available to Canadians."
Biathlon rifles, good for on the run? "One of my friends does biathlons and he lat me use his gun once and I must say that it was stunningly easy to use. These guns are designed to be as light as possible, as accurate as possible, and use the easily available 22LR bullet. My friends was bolt action but all you had to do was pull back the bolt, there was no twisting involved that would take time."
Gunshot Wounds "The worst place to be shot (non-lethal hit) during a zombie apocolaypse would be..."
Uk "There are a number of y'all from the UK.
Is it true you can't buy big pointy knives any more?
Seems like a I read something about that a couple of years ago."
ruger 10/22 people "I know there are some ruger 10/22 people out there. I have had one since i was like 14 or something, i bought another about a year ago. I have put a shooters ridge bull barrel and thumb hole stock on it and its nice and all, but i want to go a more "tactical" root with it. I would like to see what some of yall of done with yours and what yall think about them. Mine is very accurate, i have split grass, the tall kind at the edge of a pond, at about 30 yards, and lots more. The only thing i dont like is plastic mags, i dont really have problems out of them, but the fact that they are plastic "
STAR Modelo A in 9mm Largo "Last weekend at a yard sale I was able to purchase a STAR Modelo ?A? in 9mm Largo for $150.00 U.S. and it came with 1,000 rounds of ammunition. The only down side to this deal was there is NO magazine for this pistol. I have a very limited knowledge of firearms and their resources. Does anyone know where I can find factory-ish magazines for my new and almost worthless pistol?"
Budget-minded firearms "I've got a machete under my bed, and a 20-gauge shotgun I recently purchased. I'm looking into a handgun and a rifle, as well... I assume, if Z day were to arise, 20-gauge shells wouldn't be excessively plentiful, so maybe a .22 LR rifle and .22 LR pistol might be a good idea. Something else as available and interchangable might be nice. I'm looking for under 200 bucks each. Any suggestions?"
Commercially available guns "Ok so I was wondering if anyone has a list or knows of a list that shows commercially available guns. I know there is a very large range of guns on the market but what I wanted to find out is which ones a civilian can actually get."
Proper Zombie Disposal "This has been discussed but I couldn't locate a thread specifically discussing the disposal of zombies."
Luxury Item "If you had room for 1 luxury item in your pack what would you take."
If you only had one choice of alcohol "What would it be? Im going with vodka, its clear, which means less of a hang over than sugar based alcohol, and a good brand usually doesnt subject you to the odor that secretes from your pores, thus rendering zeds to being incapable to smelling it on you. Can be used for a topical first aid ointment, and also to start a fire."
What about armour? "I have been thinking about the issue of armour that would be used in the event of a zombie outbreak and really, when it comes down to it all you need is something bite-proof like say a snowmobile jacket or leather jacket."
The Common Mans Guide to Surviving the Undead"What happens to the non military or survival nuts during a zombie apocolypse. We probably die or become infected. There are many things that could lead to your death or infection but there are also tons of things that can help prevent it.. for awhile. This guide is the book of survival written by us.. common people. You dont have to write a paragraph or a chapter, all you have to do is put in some tips and tricks or you can write a paragraph or chapter. Hell, mabye this could save all of our lives. Lets see what we have to say about survival, personal tips or ones they picked up during reading. So go ahead, sit home and do nothing or... or you can help save some ones life by putting in your thoughts. Its everyones life we are talking about."
chemical warfare and zombies "I'm pretty sure that whatever just came out of my ass after eating at McDonald's could kill the same thing twice. Other than that, I can't think of anything that would work on something that doesn't breathe or have a pulse."
ultimate zombie killing weapon "its a 12 gauge upper for an ar-15 that is belt fed"
Foot Tires - What's your footwear? "Let's face it, staying on the movie is the best option to not be surrounded and eaten. Bicycles get flats, cars run out of gas. We knows this. When push comes to shove the most effective means of staying on the move is to stay fit. Keeping your feet in good shape is very important."
Mosin Nagant or kar98k "what would you want or have and why"
Good news everyone "First and foremost, today is my last day at school for this year.
Taking my last semester tests and clocking out for the summer, so it'll be awhile before you hear from me, hopefully I don't forget my account or it does not expire."
Type of Dog to have with you on Z day?"which type of dog would be best to have on Z day? (German Sheppard, Bullmastiff, great dane, doberman, etc."
"Rifles and Zombies" "Here you go. All Things Rifles, and Zombies."
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Caches - What would you pack now for later? "What would you pack in a cache now, for later, when on the run from Zeds?"
Holsters, slings, straps, and sheaths...how/where does your gear ride? "we all have our favorite set of weapons and equipment. i know i have too much stuff to carry all at once. what i need to do is get a good vest and get things set up just the way i want."
The local Pharmacy... "You've just pulled up in front of the local drugstore. It's almost noon and it's panic in the streets as it's finally out that somethings happening!"
Why I won't survive Z-Day. "The world is not what I think it to be. My mind travels to distance places, alternate realities, during the day. I fool myself into believing lies that I have created. I see and feel the world differently than before. This dissimilarity often has me double and triple checking where am I, who am I, and who I am trying to become. Uncertainties only contribute to the confusion I feel throughout each day. As the seconds pass, and my life grows shorter, I only become more unsure."
Parkour and zombies "Parkour, very few can differentiate this from 'free running' but a few of us know what it really means to be a traceur."
The Ultimate Zombie Killing Team "Take 5 charactors from your favorite zombie movies that you think would make the ultimate ass-kicking team, and assemble them."
Your Specialization "Every person is good for something. So say you were in a group after the zombies came knocking on your door and everyone had their own job and special quality about them, what would yours be?"
If you could take 4 ATZ forum members... "In your group facing ZPAW, who would they be and why? I'm talking about people who post here in US&D."
adverse condition effects on arms and ammo "This is a thread discussing the effects of adverse atmospheric conditions on small arms and ammo or accessories, particularly water. pleas feel free to contribute as you will and keep in mind that i have a thick skin"
Rifle or Shotgun? "Witch would you use. Rifle or Shotgun."
The first hour... "IT'S HAPPENED AND IT'S CONFIRMED.
What now... you have ONE hour to get ready, leave and LIVE!!"
zombie product reviews "OK so there are lots of threads around about weapons and gear and clothing and such , but I think it would be nice to have a thread for product reviews."
Scavenging In a City, is it possible? "We all know that you can probably get away with scrounging the country side, digging into some old farm owner's house to get some food. But what if your stuck in a city? Even better, what if your stuck in a huge "planed community", with at least 500,000 people who all turn into zombies? I personally believe that your best bet is to just hope your rations last the initial outbreak, and let some of the zeds dissapate until you can move out from the city, and away from all the zeds."
Bullets, Bullets, and more Bullets! But Which Do What? "We've talked about Guns, but what about Bullets?"
Ammunition Availability. "I've been thinking about different ammunition, rifles, hangun, that sort of thing. Obviously it'd be smarter to carry a rifle and handgun that used the same type of ammunition. But what about unconventional types of ammunition, like the 32-20 Winchester, 338 Federal, 350 Remmington, the .50 Beowulf, and the 458 Winchester? Would anyone think of making a mobile smelting like device, where you could collect spent shell casings, and re-smelt them? It would be difficult to acquire the powder yes, but it could be done, it'd be better than having No ammunition."
Is the city going to be just as safe as the countryside? "I have been thinking about a theory I have had in my mind for several weeks now. It is that some of the more populated areas may not be as dangerous as people predict. I know some people will instantly disagree but just think about it for a second."
Snipers on Z day "I've been getting flak about my sniper fetish since I joined so just so we can all be adults just say what you think about them and there uses after Zombpocalypse( thats zombie apocalypse)."
Beyond survival: Taking the fight to Zed "We've discussed a lot about survival plans, weaponry, the importance of picking a good hiding place and having a good bugout bag and vehicle. That's all well and good and extremely important, sure, but what about after?"
Range??? "What range would you think is best for zombie killin'?"
Skills you wish you had. "So there is already a thread on the talents and what not you already have, and it got me to thinking of all the things I wish I were better at. For me the list looks a little like this."
Your entire survival plan DAY ONE TO DEATH "You might want to plan this out step by step and time your entries"
Zed World - 2 years later "It's been 2 years since the initial uprising...
What are you doing?"
Z-day economics "Will the dollar still hold worth? Will we adopt a bartering system?"
Your Hair and Survival "I noticed that the old thread was closed, but I'm bringing back the topic. What are the dangers and benefits of different hair lengths during the ZPAW? I have a very nice, long mane. Sometimes I think that its more of a hassle than anything else. It gets caught between the butt of my rifle/ shotgun and shoulder when shooting, it gets in my eyes, and a bunch of other things. But will all these cons, there has to be pros right? It keeps me warm in the winter! What do you think would be best and what are the pros and cons of your choice?"
Fantasy" weapons... "If you could choose any small-arms weapons you've seen in a movie/tv show or in any kind of comic book or sci-fi novel to fight hordes of infected, which one's would they be?"
Bolt action rifles: Pros and Cons against zeds "IMO, bolt action rifles belong solely in the marksman/sniper niche, for ordinary combat situations they are largely a no go. Against fast moving humans, you need a higer rate of fire, and against hordes of zombies you need higher magazine capacity than the 5-10 rounds they usually can load."
Post holocaust power and you "Some people have already mentioned it but I think it fits better here than at regular zombie talk, since it's part of survival."
survival of the fitest or smartest? "always hear brain beats brawn but is this always the case? in a Zed filled world would being physcially strong :x give you a better advantage than being intteligent?"
Practice vs. Training? "So, something got my mind ticking. A lot of people don't seem to have professional training in weapons, but also seem to be proficient in their skills. So what I'm wondering is this: What is more valuable practice with your skills, or training. Now let me clarify the differences for those of you who may not be sure of what I'm saying; Practice is using your skills in a real or realistic environment(live fire practice, actual fights, or fighting with practice weapons) and Training is where you're learning skills in a class environment(kata, gym training, shooting ranges etc...) So which do you believe to be more valuable then?"
Travel ABOVE the danger.. "I'm not familular with this type of transport but what are the chances of hot air balloon being used to travel with?"
Non-Zombie Z-Day Dangers "I havn't been here long but i havn't really seen anyone talking about what will happen when humans don't exist anymore. Things like nuclear reactors letting off radioactive fog or buildings that could be headquarters being crumpled because of rebar rusting, what are the ATZ members plans for the sit?"
The best thing that could happen... "OK, we have a thread that is about the worst thing that could happen in Z-day, so this comed to my mind..."
Buddy System "Every things better in two's. Who would you choose to take on the zombie hoardes with? Personally Id take darth vader. Yes it incereses my invisiblility to hot chicks by 99% but no one can deny hes a total badass"
Room for 4 "The zombie outbreak has begun. You have a very well stocked and fortified shelter. Food, water, medical supplies and weapons will not be a problem. You could hold out safely for years but you have room only for four. You can pick any three people to join you. Who would you pick?"
Firearm Safety "This going to be more critical than ever in the ZPAW.
If you shoot yourself or a friend there is going to be no hospital to run to."
Paintball guns . . . "Could paintball guns be used somehow against zombies. If not for killing them, wouldn't it be amusing to sit in the window of a safehouse and shoot zombies for target practice?"
vacation "what would you do if you were on vacation and a zombie outbreak occured..."
Zombie Intelligence and Your Safety "So we all assume zombies are pretty stupid, right? Well what if we are underestimating or even overestimating the every day zombie's intelligence? Depending on what side of the spectrum they fall into, this will most likely change your ideas of where to hide, how to operate, what weapons to use and all that wonderful stuff that goes along with surviving the zombie apocalypse."
Searching and grouping with other survivors "How, why and when would you do it and/or not do it? would you look for a specific person and if so why? and what kind of survivors would you prefer to group with you? people handy with guns or handy with other survival skills? (farming, navigation, carpentry, fishing, metalworking, mechanical skills, etc.)"
Radiation and zombies "It's been said that since radiation mainly causes cancer, it would be useless against zombies since they don't have live cells and thus can't develop tumors. I disagree. Yes, lethal doses of radiation in humans usually cause death through tumors but that's not the only way radiation causes damage."
Long term storage - water, gas, ammo, medication "I have been wondering what concerns, precautions and methods should you employ when storing large amounts of over a long time in preparation for catastrophes"
Trading Vs. Self Reliance "Some "off topic" discussion in a thread I was just reading got me wondering... is mastering a small skill set and trading your services more useful than complete self reliance in a zombie outbreak?"
The Law and Survival "When would you start breaking the law?"
Ideal structures in your area "Say that you must abandon your house for safety reasons or other environmental hazards. What buildings near you could be easily accessed, secured and defended in large horde break-ins?"
Keeping track of your people "Something we have not discussed, keeping track of the people in a large group. Should every person be accounted for multiple times a day?"
Leadership: systems, styles and analysis. "It's been frequently touched, so I figured it deserved it's own thread. I'd like to hear what others think before I go on a diatribe. But most of all, I would like it to be an honest discussion about the weaknesses and strenghts of the different kinds of leaderships and situations where each would shine (or suck), not just shooting down ideas."
Different tactics for different zombies?! "It's eventually pointed out in almost every thread that if the zombies do this then you would have to do something different for whatever the thread is about. So this is specifcally for how our plans change with the zombies."
in a zombie attack i would loot or rescue first or make a stand... "a. food and water
b. guns and ammo
c. a clean pair of underwear - cause u will prolly crap your pants"
Club, Maces, Etc. and Zombies "I was thinking that a baseball bat or other battering instrument would make a decent weapon, as it never runs out of ammo, is light, and easy to obtain in the pre-zombie world."
What is the best of these Weapons? (Opinion) "What is the best?? I've been wondering what is the best anti-zombie weapon and I think you guys at the Forum's should decide."
Uncommonly Thought of Forgotten Gear "In the zombie movies the heroes are often forced to flee their safe house at some point. They take with them the essentials. Guns to kill the zombie with, clothing to keep the rating below Adult, on rare occasions food, and often a bag that either contains items that are never used or ever item that the heroes could ever possibly need. What this means is, basically, they always leave their shelter without important gear that will keep them alive."
Sceneario time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "this is a new thing which i've come up with, each week i give new sceneario and you tell me what you would do...."
Identifying Zombies "Another thread talks about searching for survivors after the outbreak, and it reminded me of a thread I made that got lost in the cleaning."
Gimmick thread: Old weapons "Say, that, for some reason, you have no access to any weapons that could be considered "current" (say, anything after the fifties)."
Awesome but impractical "Similar to my overkill weaponry thread, what weapons, however stylistic or cool, would be eventually of no use due to a variety of reasons (lack of special ammo, needs specialized training, et cetera)?"
Notorious Longarms "I know there a lot of gun threads out there comparing bolt actions, shotgun gauges, and whatever else there may be, but how about those guns that have a notorious reputation? Like the bullets thread, I thought of starting this out just to educate people on why these guns suck or are otherwise misunderstood. Lets start out with the Hi-Point Carbine (9mm). I have been looking to buy this for a while and have done a bit of research. As far as I can tell there are the people who say that it is not a bad gun for home defense or plinking, and there are the other people who say that it is nothing but a cheap POS marketed toward gun runners and criminals. What is your view? Next up is the Mosin Nagat."
baiting "i think that our best option in a zed out break would not be to hide but to bait them. if anyone here decided to bait zeds to dispose of them how would they do it? here is how i would."
Nothing but head shots "I was wanting to test my skills and see if I would be ready to lead people in the days of the zombie apocalypse. So i set out and found some targets that were made for just that, and as you all can see I did just fine. Well enough that I can safely say that I could lead a squad of men down ally ways in the middle of the night and only loss one or two."
Room types? "Whats better, a huge room ( i.e. high school basket ball stadium) with many (7-10) exits, or, a small room with only two exits ( say 12'x12' ( i should also say its only you and one other))."