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Now That It's Upon Us, What Are Your Zombie Apocalypse Survival Plans?

Illustration for article titled Now That Its Upon Us, What Are Your Zombie Apocalypse Survival Plans?

In an eerie real life version of Max Brooks' World War Z, China announced it was quarantining a town of 30,000 people after a "Bubonic Plague" outbreak. That doesn't fool us, what zombie apocalypse plans will you be activating now?

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Rightfully considered the best book ever written on subject, World War Z begins with a recounting of a mysterious disease outbreak in rural China, perhaps related to the flooding of the Yangtze River Valley. The Chinese government disguises it as an outbreak of plague and fails to warn the rest of the world of the potential consequences. By the time the public learns of the zombie threat, it's too late to make preparations and much of the world population is wiped out.

Us? Well I'm currently ensconced in a cave on a remote island off California's coast, posting via cell data that occasionally drifts our way from the mainland when the wind is right. Don't even think about joining us, I've got Wiley's hydration pack loaded with Red Bull and I'll open its valve if any of you even think about setting foot on shore. The ensuing chaos will surely destroy any who try.

Tell us about your plan and show us your zombie apocalypse preps.

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Just west of where I live is a Colonial-era fort with strong walls right on a river, adjacent to a bow in the river that could be fenced/walled off. I have already informed a few friends they're in my "go group": the couple who volunteer at the fort, a couple who hunt (who can teach the rest of us gun and bow usage and safety), a guy who farms using no gas-powered devices (he has draft horses) and his wife, a guy who owns an HVAC company and so has machinery for drilling and purifying water and his wife…and probably the families of these folks. River access allows us to use boats to go up- or down river to towns for supplies without running afoul of Walkers. The river bow gives us an agricultural area bounded on three sides by water so large groups of Walkers or live people would not necessarily have an easy time getting to it. Oh, and we'd pull solar panels from a couple of buildings in town and we geeks could wire up a system that would provide electricity to the fort.

Yes, I've thought a lot about this. Why do you ask?