The best thing about zombie outbreaks.

I like to be an optimist at all times. That is why i decided to start a thread about all the good things that could come out of a zombie outbreak. First of all, i think it would be much like the Black Death plague. That really thinned the heard in Europe, and i think zombies could do the same for us. Here are just a few groups i think wont make it, but perhaps for the better. Item no. 1 would be the homeless. These people may be the first to go when the zeds hit the fan. They have no real shelter, no weapons, and no social ties. They are the worst equipped individuals to take on the zombies. In fact, they are usually so disgusting and annoying, many people may pick them off confusing them with zombies. However, with these people resting in the bellies of zombies the remains of society will no longer have to deal with them, wast money keeping them alive, and we wont be bothered at city intersections with their depressing signs. Item no. 2 is the incarcerated. Bet you money the jails dont get much love in the zombie out break. My guess is they will lock all the doors and flee, leaving the inmates to starve and rot (kinda like zombies when you think about it) taking any useful supplies with them. Even if one gets out, its not like he's gonna free all his orange jumpsuit buddies. Thus, our prison population problem will also be solved. Item no. 3 Is the addicts. All the crack heads and junkies will find themselves waking up from their highs to find not pink dragons, but green demons looking for their own fix. Surly these people wont last long in the zed world for long, as even if they manage to escape for a while, they will be cut off from their vices, and likely get eaten while in the fetal position fighting withdrawl. Thus, the whole world is "clean" in a few months. Item no. 4 the mentally damaged/insufficient. Cant even imagine the spectical of this one. Bets are the challenged and the insane alike will be abandoned by their caretakers and left for the hoards. Both of these groups being worthless in terms of survival will likely end up just like the homeless, except their various illnesses will make their confrontations with the undead hilarious if nothing else. Hey, they may even try to bite the zombies! This would also help clear up the gene pool of any potential genetic diseases, and will likely buy us a few decades of rather good biological mental health. Lastly, we have the terminal. Hate to say it, but nature is a bitch. First your own body was rendered worthless, but now zombies are chewing on what is left of your lymphatic system. At least now many of them who are likely wishing for death will get it even though mommy and daddy feel they need to spend $2000 a day to keep them alive and suffering. Hopefully their morphine drips last threw the gnawing. On the flip side, what is left of the population will be the pinnacle of health. Well, thats all i can think of for the perks of zeds invading. Anyone else see a silver lining?


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Need a wall but have no materials?

Then why not just use some zombie corpses? Could you imagine thousands of these beasts piled up on one another to stop even more of the beasts from getting in? It solves the problem of needing a wall and needing to do something with the bodies. Image ^^ Thousands of these piled up ontop of one another.


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Antibiotics

What are the preferred types of antibiotics for us to take along with us while on the run in a PAW? Are there any quick fixes (homemade stuff) or any type of "cure all" type of antibiotic that we should stock up on early? I don't want to have to carry a thousand different types of medicine as I think that would be quite loud and quite cumbersome for my pack.


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Cool Gear Ideas

I want to start with a cool idea I saw in a bushcraft magazine years ago, called the "Alpha Tent". An idea brought to us by this guy- http://www.alpharubicon.com/prepinfo/ponchotent.htm It's basically just a set of poles, fiberglass or aluminum, that you rig into your poncho to make a very quick, low profile shelter. You start with a pair of poles from a worn out or damaged dome tent, trim the sections untill you reach an over all length of 111". If the stem at the ends of the poles are too small to stay in the grommets of your poncho, you can build them up easily, this is where I differ some from the original idea. Get four red wire nuts(the ones with the wings work best) and drill a hole in the top of the wire nut just a hair smaller than the stem, drift out the metal threaded portion on the inside of the wire nut, and slide it on the end of the pole. Put the poles in each corner and move the crossing point to the center of your poncho in the hood opening, then lash the cross together. Image Image Image Two people can snap in another poncho as a floor, or snap two alpha tents together for a pretty solid shelter that gives way more room than the traditional poncho pup tent. You can also rig one up like a regular lean too with much more room and better weather coverage. Image I figure someone might get some use out of this, since we all carry a poncho anyway(or should) and it's just too good to keep to myself.


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Survival in a Quarantined area

Lets say you are in the hot zone, with walls having the entire city (building, parks, streams, some wildlife..etc) quarantined. The number of quarantined living at the start are 1,000, the undead total being 2,500 and rising with all the fear and chaos. The government has no want to bomb the place and possibly spread the outbreak... they are going to leave the area completely off limits until the infection has died inside. They estimate 5 years before they open it up and make a sweep of the last bit of undead still around and call the place clear again. How do you hold up for these years? Expand your mind, there are no real limits outside of getting out of the quarantined area. :evil: :bat: :o


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