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#106    Kriegermonch

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 03:20 PM

View Postzombeikiller, on 03 February 2012 - 02:46 PM, said:

but wall mart has guns in it.  also all of what you guys just said is crazy. hideing never solved anything. and a bullet proof glass window or door can be borken down. but if it was also shatter proff then it would be understandable.  

the zombie's will vary as the newly infected will still have most of there muscle funcutions still.  so there will be runers then after some time they will decay and become walkers. but it depends on how fast they decay.  

as well if it's winter they decay slower. also zombies will have the basic instinct of the need to feed. they will eat anything around them thats eatable.  us and animals.  there eyes might not work and they may not feel anything. but they can hear you and smell you.

silence is key aswell as to keep moveing. never go alone. best to be with others. if left alone you might end up dead. if someone wants to be leader you all decide if they are. because leaders in a zombie epidemic will lead you to your death. you all work to gether to live not what one person tell you to.

pack enough ammo.  also count how many zombies you kill and know how many people live in your country. so you know how many there are to get ride of. also count survivors and dead people who are already dead from being shot in the head or there skull crushed in.

hideing will get you killed. you will run out of food.

What about a Hallmark store? All those greeting cards. Very unassuming, and honestly, who gets eaten in a hallmark store?


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 03:41 AM

Steal a semi, fill it with non-parishable food, water and supplies, including, but not limited to; first aid meterials, blankets, guns and ammo, knives, rope, safe clothing and fuel. Then round up the few people I care about and head north.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 04:22 PM

View Postzombeikiller, on 03 February 2012 - 02:46 PM, said:

but wall mart has guns in it.  also all of what you guys just said is crazy. hideing never solved anything. and a bullet proof glass window or door can be borken down. but if it was also shatter proff then it would be understandable.  

the zombie's will vary as the newly infected will still have most of there muscle funcutions still.  so there will be runers then after some time they will decay and become walkers. but it depends on how fast they decay.  

as well if it's winter they decay slower. also zombies will have the basic instinct of the need to feed. they will eat anything around them thats eatable.  us and animals.  there eyes might not work and they may not feel anything. but they can hear you and smell you.

silence is key aswell as to keep moveing. never go alone. best to be with others. if left alone you might end up dead. if someone wants to be leader you all decide if they are. because leaders in a zombie epidemic will lead you to your death. you all work to gether to live not what one person tell you to.

pack enough ammo.  also count how many zombies you kill and know how many people live in your country. so you know how many there are to get ride of. also count survivors and dead people who are already dead from being shot in the head or there skull crushed in.

hideing will get you killed. you will run out of food.

it would be IMPOSSIBLE to carry enough bullets to ever be truely safe, you see thats the problem with the idea of killing many of them, you forget they would group. and regardless of training, the minute chest shots dont drop someone your gonna panic, and miss and just make noise and get eaten.


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 04:24 PM

View PostRatte, on 06 February 2012 - 03:41 AM, said:

Steal a semi, fill it with non-parishable food, water and supplies, including, but not limited to; first aid meterials, blankets, guns and ammo, knives, rope, safe clothing and fuel. Then round up the few people I care about and head north.

fuel spoils after a few months.
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:40 PM

View Postthewatchman7, on 06 February 2012 - 04:22 PM, said:

it would be IMPOSSIBLE to carry enough bullets to ever be truely safe, you see thats the problem with the idea of killing many of them, you forget they would group. and regardless of training, the minute chest shots dont drop someone your gonna panic, and miss and just make noise and get eaten.


not only that the gun shot alone would attract any of them in the area

from watching ALOT of zombie films (only source of what it might be like)  i'm staying with the boat idea as swimming for zombies seems like a no go, resources are going to be hard seems like that's going to be everyone's main key thing but for ammunition... arrows and archery training.... silent is the way to be able to explore (don't forget your zombie suit) but then have your back up plan of huge distraction (small bomb of some sort) and always know you escape route

zombieland does cover some of the unwritten rules for zombie's lol
    1 Cardio
    2 The Double Tap
    3 Beware of Bathrooms
    4 Wear Seat Belts
    5 No Attachments
    6 The ďSkilletĒ
    7 Travel Light
    8 Get a Kick Ass Partner
    9 With your Bare Hands
    10Donít Swing Low
    11 Use Your Foot
    12 Bounty Paper Towels
    13 Shake it Off
    14 Always carry a change of underwear
    15 Bowling Ball
    16 Opportunity Knocks
    17 Donít be a hero (later crossed out to be a hero)
    18 Limber Up
    19 Break it Up
    20 Itís a marathon, not a sprint, unless itís a sprint, then sprint
    21 Avoid Strip Clubs
    22 When in doubt Know your way out
    23 Zipplock
    24 Use your thumbs
    25 Shoot First
    26 A little sun screen never hurt anybody
    27 Incoming!
    28 Double-Knot your Shoes
    29 The Buddy System
    30 Pack your stain stick
    31 Check the back seat
    32 Enjoy the little things
    33 Swiss army Knife


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 11:55 PM

I'd be screwed.  Completely screwed.  My boyfriend was a Marine, so no problem in the sniping or survival departments, but I have two cats who would be constantly meowing.  We've actually had discussions about what we'd do with the cats to keep them quiet (we'd both hate to leave them).

But other than that, we'd probably grab some machete's and shotguns/rifles, water and dried food /trail mix kind of stuff and head north, probably into the mountains.  Fortunately my car gets ridiculously good gas mileage, so I could travel a good 400 miles on a full tank.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:02 AM

Interesting scenario,

Vehicle would be first port of call. Id probably go to my work and get one or two of the trucks. 1 being either the 26 tonne wrecker or the 36 tonne rotator, second option would be the Unimog, pretty slow but its fitted with a stupidly large winch so has the ability to get out of all sorts of trouble. Possibly have to opt for a crew cab vehicle for more room. Also grabbing a few spares and fuel.

Next a ram raid at the local ASDA would be in order, tinned food, medicine, fluids, clothes and possibly items to barter with and also take all the batteries and a small portable radio.  

As gunshops are few and far between in the UK, and presuming the nearest one will of already of been ransacked, Id have to dig out my knife collection and anything remotley weapon like. A trip to a camping shop would be next to stock up on camping stoves, torches and gas.

A tool shop would be a good idea, for some powered improvised weaponry, chainsaws, nail guns and the like with a posibility to armour a vehicle.

Round up my nearest and dearest and head for a building, It would have to be tall with secure escape routes just incase they reinvented fire, but only one controllable way in and out.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:36 AM

View Postkarmakazi, on 06 February 2012 - 11:55 PM, said:

I'd be screwed.  Completely screwed.  My boyfriend was a Marine, so no problem in the sniping or survival departments, but I have two cats who would be constantly meowing.  We've actually had discussions about what we'd do with the cats to keep them quiet (we'd both hate to leave them).

But other than that, we'd probably grab some machete's and shotguns/rifles, water and dried food /trail mix kind of stuff and head north, probably into the mountains.  Fortunately my car gets ridiculously good gas mileage, so I could travel a good 400 miles on a full tank.

for taking and worrying about cats in a zombie situation you actually deserve to get eaten.
your that one person that compromises EVERYONES safety in zombie films for an animal, i usually hate that person.


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:39 AM

View PostRedefining Success, on 07 February 2012 - 04:02 AM, said:

Interesting scenario,

Vehicle would be first port of call. Id probably go to my work and get one or two of the trucks. 1 being either the 26 tonne wrecker or the 36 tonne rotator, second option would be the Unimog, pretty slow but its fitted with a stupidly large winch so has the ability to get out of all sorts of trouble. Possibly have to opt for a crew cab vehicle for more room. Also grabbing a few spares and fuel.

Next a ram raid at the local ASDA would be in order, tinned food, medicine, fluids, clothes and possibly items to barter with and also take all the batteries and a small portable radio.  

As gunshops are few and far between in the UK, and presuming the nearest one will of already of been ransacked, Id have to dig out my knife collection and anything remotley weapon like. A trip to a camping shop would be next to stock up on camping stoves, torches and gas.

A tool shop would be a good idea, for some powered improvised weaponry, chainsaws, nail guns and the like with a posibility to armour a vehicle.

Round up my nearest and dearest and head for a building, It would have to be tall with secure escape routes just incase they reinvented fire, but only one controllable way in and out.

chain saws and nail guns would be appaling weapons. you managed to pick the only melee weapons that needs ammo.
id probably just leave and try get medicine from a pharmacy and head to a dock.
remember those three mexican fishermen who survived like a year and a half in a life raft? boats are clearly the best option.
preferably a small one with water purification.


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Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:24 AM

View Postthewatchman7, on 07 February 2012 - 10:36 AM, said:

for taking and worrying about cats in a zombie situation you actually deserve to get eaten.
your that one person that compromises EVERYONES safety in zombie films for an animal, i usually hate that person.

:tu: :tu: :tu: :tu:

don't forget those annoying ones that always scream (mostly females .... no offense)

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:26 PM

View Postthewatchman7, on 07 February 2012 - 10:36 AM, said:

for taking and worrying about cats in a zombie situation you actually deserve to get eaten.
your that one person that compromises EVERYONES safety in zombie films for an animal, i usually hate that person.

LOL yeah actually "taking" and "worrying" aren't quite the right terms.  Those b******* would follow me even if I didn't want them to, and I wouldn't lock them up in order to stop them.

People can freeze up when they panic but my cats run like bloody hell at the first sign of danger.  I wouldn't need to worry about them and I wouldn't be chasing after them.  They can find their way back if they want to.  I'd worry less about them than I would about having other people in the group.  As far as I'm concerned, having kids would be a far bigger liability.

They could potentially be beneficial too, since they'd smell and hear zombies coming long before humans can.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:28 PM

View Postkarmakazi, on 07 February 2012 - 01:26 PM, said:

LOL yeah actually "taking" and "worrying" aren't quite the right terms.  Those b******* would follow me even if I didn't want them to, and I wouldn't lock them up in order to stop them.

People can freeze up when they panic but my cats run like bloody hell at the first sign of danger.  I wouldn't need to worry about them and I wouldn't be chasing after them.  They can find their way back if they want to.  I'd worry less about them than I would about having other people in the group.  As far as I'm concerned, having kids would be a far bigger liability.

They could potentially be beneficial too, since they'd smell and hear zombies coming long before humans can.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:19 AM

View Postthewatchman7, on 07 February 2012 - 10:39 AM, said:

chain saws and nail guns would be appaling weapons. you managed to pick the only melee weapons that needs ammo.
id probably just leave and try get medicine from a pharmacy and head to a dock.
remember those three mexican fishermen who survived like a year and a half in a life raft? boats are clearly the best option.
preferably a small one with water purification.

Guns shops are few and far between where I am, chain saws and nailguns are alot more common and seeing as I wouldnt intend on getting up close and personal, I think these are better weapons if it did happen.
If your picking people off at a distance, you can be seen and cornered, if you stay well hidden and do have a 1 on 1 then for something other than a gun, you would use a nailgun or chainsaw if they were there. Failing that a good old bat or machete would do.

Nearest docks to here is Liverpool and Manchester, only cargo ships arrive now and then, so unless I planned on taking most of the county's population it would be pointless.  How many people, from varying back grounds and occupations would be able to jump on a boat and positively identify equipment on board? I doubt if I could, thats why I prefer wheeled vehicles.
But why a small boat? surely a medium sized craft would be better, more room for supplies and rescuing people.

Cant say I heard of the 3 mexicans surviving for a year and a half, ive heard it was only a year and less than a year, but they are fishermen, they would know good fishing techniques, your average lawyer isnt going to be able to catch a fish aswell as they would.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:39 PM

View PostRedefining Success, on 08 February 2012 - 09:19 AM, said:

Guns shops are few and far between where I am, chain saws and nailguns are alot more common and seeing as I wouldnt intend on getting up close and personal, I think these are better weapons if it did happen.
If your picking people off at a distance, you can be seen and cornered, if you stay well hidden and do have a 1 on 1 then for something other than a gun, you would use a nailgun or chainsaw if they were there. Failing that a good old bat or machete would do.

Nearest docks to here is Liverpool and Manchester, only cargo ships arrive now and then, so unless I planned on taking most of the county's population it would be pointless.  How many people, from varying back grounds and occupations would be able to jump on a boat and positively identify equipment on board? I doubt if I could, thats why I prefer wheeled vehicles.
But why a small boat? surely a medium sized craft would be better, more room for supplies and rescuing people.

Cant say I heard of the 3 mexicans surviving for a year and a half, ive heard it was only a year and less than a year, but they are fishermen, they would know good fishing techniques, your average lawyer isnt going to be able to catch a fish aswell as they would.

how can you pick people off at a distance with a chainsaw? even still the chances of destroying a brain with a quick chainsaw strike is very low.
a nail gun cannot be aimed either, and at a distance will have very little punching power, regardless you need an air-line or some form of power.

also a smaller boat can be taken to more places. which means visiting places for food or medicine is easy. those fishermen had no rods or line, they ate seaguls they caught and had no water purification. your plan to try rescue a lot of people would be your downfall.


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:33 PM

View Postthewatchman7, on 08 February 2012 - 12:39 PM, said:

how can you pick people off at a distance with a chainsaw? even still the chances of destroying a brain with a quick chainsaw strike is very low.
a nail gun cannot be aimed either, and at a distance will have very little punching power, regardless you need an air-line or some form of power.

also a smaller boat can be taken to more places. which means visiting places for food or medicine is easy. those fishermen had no rods or line, they ate seaguls they caught and had no water purification. your plan to try rescue a lot of people would be your downfall.

I didnt state that you could pick people off with a chainsaw. My point was if you are shooting people from a distance you can be spotted and cornered. You cannot see every where at the same time so you could be apporached from behind or the building you are in could be compromised. I think stealth would be an advantage, rather than blasting a gun which is obviously going to attract attention.

My point is that staying in one place and attracting attention is a bad idea, surely stealth would be better and if a attack was encountered, a fairly nimble makeshift weapon would be better. Do you have to kill an attacker? surely they could be maimed enabling a get away. A chainsaw will still be running when your gun has emptied a clip, there will be more fuel around than bullets and if fuel is a problem, alternatives can be made, petrol 2 stroke engines can run on a variety of makeshift fuels.
A nail gun could be used at a close distance, again, its not a perfect weapon, but its something, not all of them use airlines.

Boats are a great idea, but they have there downsides. you can only travel where there is water, last time I looked, the riverbanks were not lined with asda's or chemists so you would have to venture inland now and then(needing more transport). I dont intend to rescue alot of people, chances are most would be dead any way so survivors would be few and far between.

The fishermen are exactly that, they work and live(at times) on the sea, they would be educated in how to survive in situations like the one they were in, give them a book of accounts and they would more than likely be stumped. If in this situation, my vehicle broke down, I could decide to repair it or abandon it, that is my profession and education, however I cant fish.

I think one thing that people are presuming is that fred down the road will be able to pick up a gun, select the right ammo and use it. Most people will die in the panic and attacks which will leave only a few survivors. Vigilante state would kick in and normal people will kill normal people for supplies.

The vast majority of people will not have the intelligence or physical strength to successfully hide or fight.

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