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to think it's perfecty acceptable to have a zombie apocalypse survival plan?

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ScarletLady01 Thu 01-Sep-11 20:36:36

My friends think I'm weird. Me and my husband have had long conversations talking about what we'd do if Z-day ever came. Admittedly we're both big horror film geeks (which could be seen as a bit weird to be fair).

Does anyone else do this or is it just us?

EndoplasmicReticulum Thu 01-Sep-11 20:37:58

It's not only perfectly acceptable, I think it should be compulsory.

BeerTricksPotter Thu 01-Sep-11 20:38:55

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Abra1d Thu 01-Sep-11 20:39:15

I still do a nuclear bomb/flu pandemic/dirty bomb 'run through' in my mind. Always have done, since I was a teenager growing up in the late seventies/early eighties.

Sadly I must admit to having eaten some of the biscuits and chocolate I was storing. blushI will have to eat either the dog or one of the children, if it comes to it.

AuntiePickleBottom Thu 01-Sep-11 20:40:14

whats you plan, as this is one thing i have never thought about

Fragglicious Thu 01-Sep-11 20:40:36

YANBU I think it's normal and sensible.
I regularly revise my zombie apocalypse plans as any organised, prepared mother should ;)

ScarletLady01 Thu 01-Sep-11 20:40:53

Personally I think zombies are far more plausible than vampires or werewolves. If you go down the "genetic experimentation" route anyway. Although it's a fair point.

BeerTricksPotter Thu 01-Sep-11 20:41:39

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BeerTricksPotter Thu 01-Sep-11 20:42:42

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BatmanLovesRobin Thu 01-Sep-11 20:42:54

Well, the CDC have done one - it's only sensible for everyone else to Be Prepared too.

ScarletLady01 Thu 01-Sep-11 20:43:21

@AuntiePickleBottom - We have an allotment opposite our block of flats. We've considered the possibility of some sort or system of pulleys and ropes to get into it. It's securely fenced off so we could have access to fresh food. Weapons-wise I'd go for a melee approach generally, guns are too noisy though useful if you're in a tight spot. Having said that, living in the UK makes acquiring said guns a bit tricky...but then I do live in South East London so I doubt it would be too hard if it came down to it.

snoopdogg Thu 01-Sep-11 20:44:30

Hang on, this has been posted before, I only know because next morning I picked up big DS and his wife and regaled them with hilarious tale of how some people have ZOMBIE PLANS!!!! guffaw guffaw

They looked at me like I was bonkers and said 'Well, yes, enough food for..... safe room....... weapons..... strategy........'

ARRRRGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!.............................

ScarletLady01 Thu 01-Sep-11 20:45:42

I just think zombies are more likely that's all. But I guess a lot of the same rules would apply survival wise. Are we talking about vamps and lycans where all the legends are true (ie crucifixes etc) or more of a Blade universe? (Is well aware I sound like a complete geek).

ScarletLady01 Thu 01-Sep-11 20:46:35

Oops sorry snoop, I'm a little bit new to the site.

BeerTricksPotter Thu 01-Sep-11 20:46:56

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LadyBeagleEyes Thu 01-Sep-11 20:48:21

Ah, the Oh fuck rucksack.
My first ever thread on MN which I lurked on but never took part.
I still haven't packed mine but have been a member of MN ever since.
You people know what you're talking about, and it's planned till the last detail.
I am prepared. (ish).

ScarletLady01 Thu 01-Sep-11 20:48:50

I'd hazard a guess that decomposition of the brain would probably take away most of their reasoning skills. The only have their base instincts. Working out locks etc may be beyond them. Well that's what helps me sleep at night anyway grin

snoopdogg Thu 01-Sep-11 20:50:04

No, no, no, Scarlet, it's fine, if anything, pointing out that it's clearly ME that's not with the programme here.....

<retreats to understairs cupboard with tins of cling peaches>

BeerTricksPotter Thu 01-Sep-11 20:51:03

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ScarletLady01 Thu 01-Sep-11 20:52:06

Aw shucks. Thanks BeerTricks.

snoopdogg Thu 01-Sep-11 20:52:35

psst Beer, got any garlic?

Catsdontcare Thu 01-Sep-11 20:52:35

So what does everyone have in there "oh fuck rucksack"
Mines not packed but I do have a thing about hording match's and candles and was rather chuffed to spot dh has TWO pick axes in the shed

ScarletLady01 Thu 01-Sep-11 20:55:26

I'd say a machete is pretty essential. Handy survival tools and good weapons for "removing the head or destroying the brain".

The main variable though is not knowing whether they'd be old skool Romero type zombies or more modern 28 days later type zombies.

Two pick-axes are ALWAYS better than one.

LadyBeagleEyes Thu 01-Sep-11 20:56:15

I know we have a big boat planned, HMS Mumsnet and the we're going to Sark.
Where's SarahStratton when you need her?

rushelle Thu 01-Sep-11 20:56:25

I have no plan but my 19year old DS does, and I believe we are all included in his survival strategy. Now as for the Oh Fuck rucksack.... I may need to get packing.

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