Scary: Zombie Outbreak Apocalypse Revisited: What would you do?

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Scary: Zombie Outbreak Apocalypse Revisited: What would you do?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sat May 04, 2019 9:27 pm

While it is at this point fiction, it is worth noting and thinking about. What would you do in the event of a true zombie apocalypse, in which either the dead were somehow reanimated (perhaps by evil "alien entities" that are bent on attacking living humans) or some horrible viral plague that gained control over the human brain and turned people into raging murderous cannibalistic but living monsters?

Here are some interesting info links on this. I originally thought fleeing out to sea and finding some serene uninhabited island would be the best way to survive, but according to this, I was wrong, and it is not as easy as one may think:

https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questio ... -an-island

They go down the list and show the practical problems with hiding on an island or on the water.

What surprised me was that the zombies could walk around and reach the shore. I guess that makes sense. I thought if they walked into the water, and if they did not float, they would sink and not be able to ascend because the ocean would drive them deep down into deep ocean trenches and they would not be able to move upwards because to do that they would need to climb, and zombies cannot climb.

This one tells you to flee to places like the northern Rocky Mountains:

https://www.livescience.com/50016-best- ... mbies.html

https://www.livescience.com/64011-rebui ... lypse.html

I think good knives and axes, hatchets and pikes and machetes and related things would be useful for defense.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/g ... apocalypse

https://zombieresearchsociety.com/about-us/top-ten

How would the Australians and New Zealanders weather a zombie attack?

What about polynesian islands?

https://zombie.fandom.com/wiki/New_Zealand

https://viewfinder.expedia.com/10-place ... pocalypse/

https://amateurtraveler.com/7-places-to ... pocalypse/


However, here is some good news on this: The zombie outbreak would be stopped rather quickly by nature, unless it is caused and maintained by some supernatural evil or alien super technology:

Zombies would dessicate:

https://zombie.fandom.com/wiki/Decomposition

They would be broken down by bacteria and the elements and even if that did not happen rapidly, they would soon dry up and not be able to move around.

Zombies in winter climates would have the water in their brains freeze when the temperatures got low enough and the freezer burn process would cause their brains to explode.

Zombies in the salt water of ocean would break down by the processes there.

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Re: Scary: Zombie Outbreak Apocalypse Revisited: What would you do?

Postby Doc Dan » Sun May 05, 2019 12:20 am

While the dead being reanimated as flesh craving monsters is the work of fiction, a human engineered virus that destroyed a person's brain and turned them into a living monster is a real possibility. For example, we know that there is a virus that gets into cats, then it infects rats' brains, which they then fall in love with the cats, and then the cat does not have to work hard to eat the rats, poop out the remains, and the life cycle of the virus goes on. It gets into humans brains, too. Weaponized and mutated, such a virus could conceivably wreck the normal caution and impulse control functions of a human brain. A virus such as rabies could be weaponized, get out of control, and viola, we have Zombies.

These would be living human beings, but no longer able to control their impulses and actions. Rage and other emotions could be out of control.

I would keep a Remington V3 Tac 13 close at hand at all times.

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Postby ChrisinHove » Sun May 05, 2019 2:07 am

A fair few narcotics turn people into zombies.

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Postby The Deacon » Sun May 05, 2019 7:26 am

Doc Dan wrote:
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While the dead being reanimated as flesh craving monsters is the work of fiction, a human engineered virus that destroyed a person's brain and turned them into a living monster is a real possibility.

I'd agree. And the good news is that, unlike the fictional "undead", living humans are relatively easy to incapacitate or kill.
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Postby TkoK83Spy » Sun May 05, 2019 7:29 am

I'd just hook up with Rick Grimes, Michonne and Daryl and follow their lead :p
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Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sun May 05, 2019 10:06 am

Good points. That is one neat-looking shotgun, Doc.

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Re: Scary: Zombie Outbreak Apocalypse Revisited: What would you do?

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Sun May 05, 2019 10:07 am

The Deacon wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 7:26 am
Doc Dan wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 12:20 am
While the dead being reanimated as flesh craving monsters is the work of fiction, a human engineered virus that destroyed a person's brain and turned them into a living monster is a real possibility.

I'd agree. And the good news is that, unlike the fictional "undead", living humans are relatively easy to incapacitate or kill.
This is true but what about the problem of the virus somehow deadening their nerves and making them move with much more of an "enraged" attack mode than normal people?

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Postby TkoK83Spy » Sun May 05, 2019 10:12 am

ChrisinHove wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 2:07 am
A fair few narcotics turn people into zombies.
Yep!! Another round of those "bath salts" hit the market again like they did around 7 years ago...that was some scary stuff to see and read about on the news.

You'd hear the first couple cases of people doing extremely crazy things, such as killing and eating another humans face...you'd think the public would instantly refrain from using them?? Nope, cases just popped up left and right afterwards. Those were some sketchy times, especially if have to put yourself in an area where drug use is a problem.
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Postby Evil D » Sun May 05, 2019 10:17 am

The movie 28 Days Later is a pretty reasonably realistic example of how this sort of thing could happen. It just takes the right virus and the ability to spread very fast.
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Re: Scary: Zombie Outbreak Apocalypse Revisited: What would you do?

Postby The Mastiff » Sun May 05, 2019 10:19 am

I've read terrible things about the effects of them but the two famous "zombie" attacks quickly blamed on them turned out to not have any in their systems. No one really knows why that happened.

As far as the strategy? Lay low for a while until a lot of the killing is over. Just defend my family and the place we are at.

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Postby bearfacedkiller » Sun May 05, 2019 10:33 am

I would go to The Winchester for a pint. I’ll figure the rest out after. :)
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Postby James Y » Sun May 05, 2019 11:41 am

Evil D wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 10:17 am
The movie 28 Days Later is a pretty reasonably realistic example of how this sort of thing could happen. It just takes the right virus and the ability to spread very fast.
That's pretty much what I was thinking. It would be especially bad on a small island, like one of the Hawaiian islands, or smaller Caribbean islands, for example.

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Postby The Deacon » Sun May 05, 2019 12:49 pm

SpyderEdgeForever wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 10:07 am
The Deacon wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 7:26 am
I'd agree. And the good news is that, unlike the fictional "undead", living humans are relatively easy to incapacitate or kill.
This is true but what about the problem of the virus somehow deadening their nerves and making them move with much more of an "enraged" attack mode than normal people?

In the real world, I'm fairly certain they'd burn out quickly. Plus, no matter how insensitive to pain they might be, they'd still have a hard time moving at anything beyond a slow crawl with a broken leg or two. Take out the heart, or lungs, and they're not going to be alive for long. Bullet to the spine and their legs would definitely stop functioning. Bullet, axe, or baseball bat to the head, and they're dead.
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Postby Evil D » Sun May 05, 2019 1:11 pm

James Y wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 11:41 am
Evil D wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 10:17 am
The movie 28 Days Later is a pretty reasonably realistic example of how this sort of thing could happen. It just takes the right virus and the ability to spread very fast.
That's pretty much what I was thinking. It would be especially bad on a small island, like one of the Hawaiian islands, or smaller Caribbean islands, for example.

Jim


Yeah, it won't be dead people rising from graves or reanimating after getting killed, it'll be some other kind of virus making people lose control and kill others. If that virus is contagious through body fluids and can be transmitted through a bite it could spread very fast. The worse potential is if it were airborne, then we're all screwed.
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Postby tvenuto » Sun May 05, 2019 1:12 pm

bearfacedkiller wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 10:33 am
I would go to The Winchester for a pint. I’ll figure the rest out after. :)
I'd meet you there.

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Re: Scary: Zombie Outbreak Apocalypse Revisited: What would you do?

Postby ChrisinHove » Sun May 05, 2019 2:31 pm

tvenuto wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 1:12 pm
bearfacedkiller wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 10:33 am
I would go to The Winchester for a pint. I’ll figure the rest out after. :)
I'd meet you there.

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Hahaha! Fantastic! I’ll bring my cricket bat.

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Postby BLUETYPEII » Fri May 10, 2019 8:57 am

If there is ever a version of this that attacks humans we may be in trouble!

https://youtu.be/XuKjBIBBAL8

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Postby demoncase » Tue May 14, 2019 2:06 pm

ChrisinHove wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 2:31 pm
tvenuto wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 1:12 pm
bearfacedkiller wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 10:33 am
I would go to The Winchester for a pint. I’ll figure the rest out after. :)
I'd meet you there.

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Hahaha! Fantastic! I’ll bring my cricket bat.
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Postby legOFwhat? » Wed May 15, 2019 8:45 am

ChrisinHove wrote:
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Hahaha! Fantastic! I’ll bring my cricket bat.
Ya'll must have some huge crickets!




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