I had a pretty decent plan in mind, fortify my workplace. Suburban college campus (not a college town). Back in the day, my building was next to the Theatre, which was an old lecture hall with various bits tacked on with metal siding. The scene shop would provide a bunch of tools, the stage platforms quick, reconfigurable barricade, the metal walls themselves more permanent barricade… Yeah, they tore that building down.
But beyond that, in my building, I’ve got radios, a loading dock that would be relatively easy to fortify, roof access, tunnel access to other academic buildings (hopefully no World War Z Paris issues…), industrial scale generators with on-site diesel storage, kitchen/dining facilities with considerable dry stores. Only problem is that the building is mostly glass, but hopefully if I keep quiet/stay off the first floor, that won’t be an issue.
And obviously I’ve got the greater campus, which tacks on more food supplies, plus weapons from the campus police station and a separate county precinct. And a fleet of vehicles, with on site diesel and gas tanks. There’s a lot to love about working at a college. Now to just get rid of all the damn kids…
@smigit2002 I had planned similarly, when until recently, I worked at a nearby maximum security ICE detention facility- stockpiles of automatic weapons, food, generators, and fuel, etc, to last for years- if we could just empty it of all those pesky illegal aliens, convicted felons awaiting deportation, etc.
Of course, then I also had to have a shelter-in-place plan for use there, in the event of a riot/prisoner takeover- I had the restroom inside the medical staff break-room staked out [located inside the secure medical wing] and had kevlar “twine” with a working break-strength of [IIRC] 600+ pounds to tie the door shut after gathering the coats, food, and containers to store water in from the contiguous break-room.
@Hfireborn@Limewater@therealjrn I really find it hard to believe that we’ll all break off into factions and kill each other. I think anyone who still isn’t a zombie will probably help other non zombies. We’ll all have a common enemy.
@Fuzzalini@Mehrocco_Mole@RedHot@therealjrn no one said we had to kill everyone in the Costco. There’s plenty of food. You just need to clear it. So nobody gets bit in the bathroom. And then decide if you should arm everyone or keep the guns to yourself. Well except that one guy. There’s always an asshole that fucks everything up. That guy we should shoot.
I am unable to run more than about 20 feet without involuntarily crumbling to the ground (bilateral gastrocnemius recession) so if the zombies end up being the running type I’ll be out in the first five minutes. If they aren’t and I survive long enough to see the world split into shitty, murderous factions being generally shitty to and murdering one another for dwindling supplies then I’ll gladly opt out and walk into the nearest shambling horde.
If it’s somewhat warm: try to contact a few friends who I know would be helpful/trustworthy and book it to the wilderness with all our gear and as much food/fuel as we can gather. I have the weapons covered. Stay out in the woods and adjust from there.
If it’s in the dead of winter: get my onsite apartment manager to lock down the building. If we shut down the elevators, we can lose the lobby, hallways with external glass doors, and underground garage while still staying secure since the stairwells are behind steel fire doors and concrete.