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Title: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: Grey Wolf on June 01, 2011, 11:10:13 pm
The News reports bare all the tell tale warnings the zombies are comming your way. What would you do?

Bug out, and make a break for it while you still can?
or
Dig in, take stock of what you got in the house, and play Alamo?


Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: anyman82 on June 02, 2011, 01:30:09 am
Bug out. You can't win a war of attrition with a zed.


Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: Ricky S on June 02, 2011, 01:36:36 am
I think I would need to bunker down for a while everyone panics and tries to flee. There is no point in fleeing for the sake of it. Better to wait and see what happens. Only then is it wise to bug out (if you have somewhere worthwhile to go). I know everyone has a plan to head for the mountains or an island or whatever but realistically there isn't much point because unless you can do a bear grylls and live off the wild then heading into the wild is a bad idea. I would rather stay in the city areas killing zombies and living off the large amount of supplies at the supermarkets than starving in the wild without any zeds around.


Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: AmadeusMaxwell on June 02, 2011, 07:08:59 am
Both? I think I like the idea of fortifying some place and dealing with any zombie that enters the area as soon as they walk in rather than letting them group together. Unfortunately I live near a major city, so the zeds would already be grouped together and in waves, so I'd have to bug out to find a more remote place to dig in.


Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: Fiveofclubs on June 02, 2011, 08:23:37 am
Both? I think I like the idea of fortifying some place and dealing with any zombie that enters the area as soon as they walk in rather than letting them group together. Unfortunately I live near a major city, so the zeds would already be grouped together and in waves, so I'd have to bug out to find a more remote place to dig in.

My thoughts exactly.  Besides somewhere "remote" would still allow for excurions to cities and town for scavanging.  And with no traffic!


Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: Gromitooth on June 02, 2011, 09:12:30 am
Personally I would fortify one building, in a city, and then I would take a very, VERY tall building and fortify ever floor of it.

Then I would slowly try to find supplies and other people, maybe even start to retake other buildings in my area, I am able to do some sort of Bear Grylls thingy but I highly doubt I would be able to survive as long as him.

We should probably do a thread where we nominate people likely to survive the impending apcoalypse.


Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: Fiveofclubs on June 02, 2011, 12:16:07 pm
We should probably do a thread where we nominate people likely to survive the impending apcoalypse.

Chuck Norris would survive


Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: Jetraymongoose on June 02, 2011, 05:33:19 pm
For me, it depends. If the zombies are right outside my door, dig in and see what happens. If they are say an hours car-ride away in a bigger city, then I would bug out because I know I could get away safely (for the most part).


Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: Dodom on June 02, 2011, 05:39:52 pm
Dig in.
There's no reason to believe that somewhere else will be safer than where I am, especially if many people are trying to evacuate.
Actually, I might want to move to grandma's, given that my place is on a street that leads to a military base and then countryside, so it's likely to get looted when the road gets jammed and people stuck on it look for better shelter than their car.
But essentially, trying to flee without a clear idea of where to go sounds like a bad plan, because many people will attempt it and the currently uninhabited areas will become as crowded as the cities, only worse because they lack the infrastructure.
Who knows, it might turn out safer to head downtown.......


Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: Jetraymongoose on June 02, 2011, 05:58:41 pm
Well like if I was to bug out it would be to my cottage up north, 2 hours from where I live. I know theres a chance zombies would find it, but it is at least safer then being in a large city.


Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: Hailfax on June 02, 2011, 06:07:53 pm
I'd probably have to dig in for this one.

Why? I live right by a marines base. Word spreads out for any kind of attack, the major road out of my neighborhood and out of the state would be blocked. So, I wouldn't have transportation. I could go out on foot, but I fear that would be more dangerous with Zeds and marines walking about. So, my best option would probably sit in the neighborhood and wait it out. It really really sucks, but that's where I live.

yay.


Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: Ricky S on June 02, 2011, 08:49:14 pm
I'd probably have to dig in for this one.

Why? I live right by a marines base. Word spreads out for any kind of attack, the major road out of my neighborhood and out of the state would be blocked. So, I wouldn't have transportation. I could go out on foot, but I fear that would be more dangerous with Zeds and marines walking about. So, my best option would probably sit in the neighborhood and wait it out. It really really sucks, but that's where I live.

yay.

That actually sounds like an awesome deal. Especially seeing that in a real zombie outbreak the military would be a lot more competent. You can just stay safely inside while marines sweep the area and then you go to their base. I am totally jealous. The closest thing I have to a military base is just an army truck depo. There are like 4 guards with pistols. Thats it. I would be better off going to the nearest police station.


Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: Hailfax on June 02, 2011, 09:16:30 pm
Guess that's true, also have the FBI training camp there, too. So I have military and FBI roaming around.

I think now the true problem where I live is that of the main road where there are four churches, all right next to each other. If there is going to be congestion, that's where it'll be.



Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: Jetraymongoose on June 02, 2011, 09:18:53 pm
Hail, just wait until everybody else is really dead outside, then a lot of weapons ripe for the picking.


Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: Hailfax on June 02, 2011, 09:21:24 pm
Hail, just wait until everybody else is really dead outside, then a lot of weapons ripe for the picking.

Ahhh... it would be a good idea if I knew where the armory was on base ;A;
Guess I'll have to do a drive around one day when I'm incredibly bored. But military police are pretty good on watching people and it doesn't help that I'm in a white suv


Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: Synaster on June 02, 2011, 10:41:09 pm
I posed this question to my mom for lulz, and she said we'd probably stay right where we are because she didn't think of any other place to go. We don't live in a too densely populated place, we have hunting rifles and a pantry in our basement, the local grocery store is less than a mile away, my parents are growing vegetables, we have a few apple trees on our property, and my dad has a skid-steer (mini bulldozer) in which he can use to dig trenches. If the power goes out, however, we'll have no running water.

A better place I think would be to go to my aunt and uncle's big house. They live in a lot less populated place with a lot of land and we can see zeds coming from a ways off, especially if they come from the back. They also have dogs they mainly keep in the garage that bark at anyone they hear nearby, and they also have horses for transportation (or maybe zombie bait). Unfortunately, I can see a lot of relatives wanting to stay there too.


Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: metalwolf on June 05, 2011, 01:50:16 am
I would probably dig in if they were right outside or go to my uncles if I had the chance. my uncle lives in the country and I live in the second floor of a apartment. If I had the time I would probably throw furniture down the stairs to block the doors and windows and then secure the apartment. No sense fortifying if the zeds are already inside.


Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: Cheez on June 05, 2011, 04:55:06 pm
I'm going to with bug out. I know where the keys to the local castle are kept, and most of my friends would be heading there too.


Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: jared on June 05, 2011, 08:43:44 pm
Depends on the situation. If they're close, stay put for a while. If they're far, sure I could leave, or I could take the advance warning and fortify


Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: Outlander on June 05, 2011, 10:07:44 pm
I posed this question to my mom for lulz, and she said we'd probably stay right where we are because she didn't think of any other place to go. We don't live in a too densely populated place, we have hunting rifles and a pantry in our basement, the local grocery store is less than a mile away, my parents are growing vegetables, we have a few apple trees on our property, and my dad has a skid-steer (mini bulldozer) in which he can use to dig trenches. If the power goes out, however, we'll have no running water.

A better place I think would be to go to my aunt and uncle's big house. They live in a lot less populated place with a lot of land and we can see zeds coming from a ways off, especially if they come from the back. They also have dogs they mainly keep in the garage that bark at anyone they hear nearby, and they also have horses for transportation (or maybe zombie bait). Unfortunately, I can see a lot of relatives wanting to stay there too.

Imma start off and say i love your father, Skid Steers are one piece of machinery i love and can drive really well, also atm id bug out to a friends house which is kinda silly cause its urban area but its in development so potential fortification options are great. We can also armour the house nice and easy and to get there by train take 1hr so im sure if i follow tracks it wouldnt take overly long and ive got some cool weapons at the ready.


Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: Cheez on June 08, 2011, 04:46:03 pm
Average train speed: 77mph
Average walking speed: around 3.5 mph, I'll round up to 4.

77/4 = 19.25 It should take you 19 hours and 15 minutes to walk it. Good luck.


While writing that, I realised you may try driving along the tracks. In which case fair enough and good luck to you, though others might have the same idea and there may be trains still using it.


Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: LordSappington on June 09, 2011, 04:24:47 pm
It depends. I would probably find a good place for my family and friends to bunker down, and then go scavenge on my own from time to time. i personally would much rather wander on my own for a while, but I can't with my loved ones now.


Title: Re: Bug out, or Dig In?
Post by: Outlander on June 09, 2011, 06:54:41 pm
Average train speed: 77mph
Average walking speed: around 3.5 mph, I'll round up to 4.

77/4 = 19.25 It should take you 19 hours and 15 minutes to walk it. Good luck.


While writing that, I realised you may try driving along the tracks. In which case fair enough and good luck to you, though others might have the same idea and there may be trains still using it.

Damn you and your brain, Also the tracks run direct so though it would take me ages to get there my survival kit has 72hrs worth of food and water filters. Ill be ok and its ISOLATED. Take that zombies!