I kinda expected this forum to be more discussion of actions in the case of a zombie apocalypse, but the few posts I've looked at so far are mainly talking about zombie books and movies. So I've decided to do something about it.
I'm really curious...what would you do in the case of a zombie apocalypse?
In case you need a scenario to start off the discussion, I decided to make one. (Just...pretend you're in the scenario below):
Roughly six hours ago, you were watching the 5 o'clock news. Everything seemed normal... the weather was acting up again, though. All of a sudden, the program cuts off to a "special message" broadcast. You can hardly believe your ears as a gruesome reporter tells you that there's been an outbreak of some sort of disease that is turning people to blood-thirsty cannibals. You thought zombies were just fiction, but here you are stuck in an apocalypse.
Being a prepper, you know you have a few months' worth of food in the pantry, as well as a few guns and ammo, and your packed and ready BOB (although you don't know if that's the smartest decision at the moment). You have an underground root cellar about 100 meters from your house, under the wood shed. You live a few miles from the nearest city, in a two-story house in the woods... you have a ham radio in your room to contact others, so perhaps it would be safer to just stay.
What do you do?
I think this thread might just turn out to be me writing different scenarios for people (including myself) to discuss. So here's what I would do...
I quickly check to make sure all the doors and windows are locked. For the time being, the plan is to bug in until the situation gets so despicable there really isn't anything left to do but leave. After checking the doors and windows, I hurry to find things I could stack against the exits, in case anybody wants to get in... the couch ends up in front of the front door, and I try to block the windows with anything I can find: pieces of tarp, carpet, or rug, mostly. I know they wouldn't do much, but the plan is to get at least some cover behind the windows and board them up once I can get a steady supply of wood. The wood would warrant a trip to the shed and root cellar, but I don't want to risk it when the situation outside is yet unknown. Perhaps I'll try to contact a few people on the ham radio later, but for now I fill a bag with food from the pantry and lock myself into my room. There's a window to the outside, so I'll see if anybody tries to break in, but I quickly add another layer of tarp over it. For now, I think, the situation is stable.
So, yeah...what would you do?