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Best place to be in a worldwide zombie apocalypse Shambler 14/04/16(Wed)15:48 No. 5064 ID: 27464e [Reply]

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The happening will not be the same in every place of the world. People will react differently, have different culture etc. I tried to make a list of the country that will have the best chance to survive a zombie invasion.

This is the first time I try to make this list so there is a lot of things to fix in it. If you see some mistakes or things I forgot to mention, please add them.

1) Best Korea
+ the country is literally designed to resist a zombie apocalypse.
+ guns and heavy arty everywhere
+ bitten people will be shot without hesitation
+ they don't trade with others nation
+ lot of mountain and forest
+ Great Leader

2) Switzerland
+ the country is literally designed to resist a zombie apocalypse.
+ all citizen have a long rifle and know how to use it
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Shambler 14/04/17(Thu)01:58 No. 5066 ID: 27464e

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Given all the modern transportation capability, UK is too big to be considered an island.

If the disease can go from one side of Atlantic to another with a bitten airplane passenger, the Chanel in not going to protect you. Even if it is contained, the people of continental Europe will seek asylum and there is always one to be bitten.

Isle of Man is small enough and can have a mix of agriculture/herd/fishing but it is too close from the mainland.

Monarch probably won't stay in the middle of London. The Navy have what they need to protect the kings/lords/ultrarichs. If they stay, guards will shoot at sight so there is not a lot of moral boost.

The old walls would be interesting to see during the zombie invasion. If it can stop english warriors, it can also stop dead english fatty, but who will stand on the wall?

I should include population density. This totally fuck Japan and Indonesia and save Mongolia/Kazakhstan.

Shambler 14/04/17(Thu)03:36 No. 5067 ID: 75756b

>Given all the modern transportation capability, UK is too big to be considered an island.

Whilst I can't really disagree, I would strike Venice from the list for similar reasons reason. I would consider it much easier to get to for the layman (and common zombie) unless he had use of a plane. (Plus the whole city is sinking).

>Monarch probably won't stay in the middle of London.
They'd probably flee but are you aware that the Royal family did stay in Buckingham Palace during the blitz of WW2, even when the palace was being bombed? But I digress, the Monarchy would boost morale simply by providing a figure head for everyone to rally behind and nothing gets the common man more riled up for battle than screaming "for Queen and country!", say what we will, as a living figure-head for people to gather behind the Queen of England is beaten only by the Pope (but that's only because he's backed by the big G). So really this should apply to the whole commonwealth but she lives in England.

Really though, for all the ifs there's a but, we'd all be fucked over anyway.

Shambler 14/04/17(Thu)21:52 No. 5068 ID: 27464e

During WWII, putting the royal family on a boat is a bad idea. If the London population try to eat royal brains, with the few survivors knowing there is a lot of food in the palace, it is a good idea.

They will probably stay, I think that with power come some sort of honor and they may prefer to die than to left the place. If they leave, the situation would be far more explicit for the survivors in the commonwealth. If I had to write a fiction, I would make them leave. In "reality" they will probably stay.

What is sure is, if they manage to survive, and they have good chances, they will be in a good position to unite people after the happening.

If we remove the bridge, Venice can be acceded only by sea. They built the city on the sea so it need a naval battle to access the city. With some modern weapons and few good ships, trained troops can protect the city from literally anything except a modern army.

Shambler 12/12/15(Sat)09:06 No. 4119 ID: c4b012 [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]

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Let's hear your arguments.

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Shambler 14/01/06(Mon)20:20 No. 4977 ID: dfc137

They'd probably know how to repair their swords.

Shambler 14/01/07(Tue)02:36 No. 4979 ID: 8cb8ad


If the Crusader had access to his smith then he would also have his sutlers and other camp followers and the baggage-train that supplied his needs and luxuries. That would mean that the Marines would also have their logistical support system, and therefore every jarhead will have his ammo-resupply. Advantage, USMC.

On the other hand, while swords get all the press, attention, and adulation, even at this early date it had already been pushed into a subsidiary role; the Crusader knight and man-at-arms first primary weapon would be a lance/heavy spear, followed (given the heavily armored nature of his Saracen enemy) by mace or battle-ax, both of which would provide very good service indeed against zombies. Also, don't forget the archer/crossbowman corps to provide fire support and flank security.

Shambler 14/04/16(Wed)13:57 No. 5063 ID: 27464e

50 random civilians with a six month training and a lot of state of the art tech gadget will do a great job. Until they run out of ammo.

50 warriors trained to melee fight since they are 6 year old will do a great job.


Shambler 14/01/11(Sat)04:00 No. 4980 ID: c8f795 [Reply]

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So if you guys were in a zombie apocalypse what kind of bandit would you be?

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Shambler 14/01/13(Mon)03:01 No. 4989 ID: a55f6a

>>4987 Agree with everything you say, except the personal 'survival/combat skill' bit. As for the situation I described in my first post, that was how I would LIKE it to be. Really, I doubt if there is a single individual on Earth that actually has a set-up like this. Make no mistake, though...if I somehow found myself obscenely rich, I would be the first.

Shambler 14/01/13(Mon)03:25 No. 4990 ID: dd5edf

yeah but you
-are not rich
-are not a navy seal
-are not a survivalist
which means you are going to have a hard time
-fighting asshole bandits/gangs
-running away from zombies
-surviving in nature
so pretty much you would have to be a bandit
you could rape/torture/murder that hot loli/older girl from down the street or in your hood you always wanted

Shambler 14/04/16(Wed)13:53 No. 5062 ID: 27464e

At first, I would not be a bandit because my community can survive on his own food stocks.

Then, we will all the dead kind of bandits.

Shambler 12/05/07(Mon)23:47 No. 3131 ID: 40844c [Reply]

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So, /zom/, do you guys have any plans on rebuilding civilization after the zompocalypse?

I always fantasize about having a little community with it's own little militia and having farmers feed our population by farming on the outskirts of town.

And what would be the best way to clear out a, let's say, 25,000 population town of zombies to make it safe? Fortifying it? Protecting from siege and raiders?

Also, kind of straying away from zombies here but, do you think we would ever get back to the point of space travel? I would like to think zombies would just bring upon a second dark age, and we would eventually get back on track with technological development.


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Shambler 14/03/08(Sat)16:40 No. 5027 ID: c69296

>>The best bet is to just fit in a group and slowly take it over from the inside. Why do the hard work when you can take it from somebody else

I doubt you could take over anything that wasn't from McDonalds.

Jokes aside, how exactly would you "take over a group from the inside". I'd love to hear how someone with no talent whos main experience in real life comes down to "sits in front of a computer yelling at mom to bring me cheezy snacks" would go from the position of an outsider, to the head of whatever group they attempted to become a part of.

Kage-hi-nendu 14/03/18(Tue)18:59 No. 5032 ID: 1887c4

Thank you for the laugh haven't heard graboids in awhile. Ah the memories.

As for the zombie apocalypse I would call/text all friends and family on day one while phones still work. Tell them where I'm going and what to bring with them. I would go to a local food or furniture warehouses or BJ's "other options acceptable" set up a group to come back to there, then go to the nearest corp dept store that sells guns, knives, bows, ammo, and survival gear. Sorry to take it from the walking dead but newcomers get the three questions. Use friends and family to dominate group and run things. Run a semi democratic community, have council but have it rigged.Build, and scavenge outward from base, collect and burn the redead. I'm a fit guy so I'd run raid parties.

Shambler 14/04/16(Wed)13:46 No. 5061 ID: 27464e

I think there is only 2 possibility for the social organization:

We can have a charismatic and strong leader succeeding at unifying the people and a more-or-less dictatorship will be established.
Given the situation, he will have no other choice than establish a maoist-like policy and use force against all opponents.
While this assure us than we can farm safely from both zombies and looters, it will also result in atrocious living conditions. We will have to hide the food we make and we will be tortured by the police to give it. We basically have the choice of a hard working life, keeping a low profile all the time, and being killed. All rebellions will be solved in a bath of blood and there is a small chance for stalinist purges or Kmer rouge slaughtering.
After decades of this bullshit, situation should be stabilized and we could hope for a better future.

The second possibility is a total decay of civilization and a come back to dark ages. If there is no more guns, small groups of well armed and trained friends will loot farms, do whatever they want where they are and will finish to realize that they can just say they are the lords of a given place. Massive local conflicts and pillages will follow and we will slowly see a medieval hierarchy appear.
After century of farmers being slaughtered by wars, there is a chance that the productivity will be high enough so the strong people will rely on modern institutions rather than pure force to impose themselves in positions of power. Then, society can start again.

In any case, we are fucked.

Shambler 12/12/14(Fri)06:16 No. 4118 ID: 29ae5b [Reply]

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Ok preparation for zombie apocalypse its that time.

Try to survive 20 minutes on nightmare mode in columns 2


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Shambler 14/02/14(Fri)12:46 No. 5015 ID: 2f2e44

is 1.1 million points good?

it looks like something just for fun, the important question is whether or not the shotgun is real since that's probably more likely to be used in a real firefight than a long range rifle in urban home invasion if that's what you're talking about


I don't own any guns, but tell me what I've got and what I've missed - also what ammunition they use ;D

back row, right hand side going left

M2, lee enfield No4 MK1? (the only one I know specifically exists), ???? then about center it's a mauser kar? then a really weird one, then an older lee enfield, another mauser kar of some sort

looks like some sort of russian direct knockoff of an MP44 in the back second from left
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Shambler 14/02/25(Tue)12:46 No. 5020 ID: adca88

To kill zombies without reloading ever

Shambler 14/04/16(Wed)13:14 No. 5060 ID: 27464e


a lot on nogun friends.

This is a failed strategy, and you can't survive with "lota guns".

Why? Because the army already tried. You really think that 10 undisciplined manchild can success where the fucking army failed?

You shoot one time and all zombies at 5km walk toward you.

You are 10 in a house, there is no more electricity and water and you just have 3L of water left.

If you plan to get thought zombies by force, you are fucked. What you need is several years of food, a water source and purification filters/pills a well-hidden place and some luck.

Yes, whatever you are doing, you need luck to survive.
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Shambler 13/12/14(Sat)21:53 No. 4942 ID: 6094f4 [Reply]

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dear /zom/ convince me zombies are real
Protip: you cant

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Shambler 14/04/10(Thu)13:31 No. 5049 ID: efbd7d

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Zombies are real, it's just that they're usually called Niggers.

I mean, I can't fathom how you could watch these niggers invade Spain and not feel reminded of World War Z:

Shambler 14/04/12(Sat)03:00 No. 5050 ID: adadd7


So...we have a Zombie President and Attorney General? Come to think of it, that would explain a lot...

Shambler 14/04/16(Wed)13:05 No. 5059 ID: 27464e




All it take to have the zombie agent is a mutation or a combination or a horizontal transmission with another virus.

It activate the nervous system against the will of the victim, one bite contaminate you, except for some extremely lucky bastards it is fatal...

The only missing thing is a correct cardiovascular steering after the brain death. There is only one step between us and zombs. A big one, but still only one.

Lucius 13/01/29(Tue)09:52 No. 4218 ID: 22099a [Reply]

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Growing up on an Iowan farm, I know how to both hunt and grow plants (this will come into play later).
A buddy and I were dicking around on the computers at school during our yearbook class, since we filled our quota of pages that day, and found this island in canada. Since we were talking about zombies, we bot knew that this was a perfect place to go to in case of zombie outbreak. We figured since the lake(?) is about 2 miles wide at it's least wide part, we'd be relatively safe. We decided on it for sure since it was a nature preserve, so it has plenty of meat producing animals on it, and it's in canada which has a rather low population density. We could either harvest the raw materials of the forests to build shelter, or drive 8 hours to the nearest city and scavenge for supplies there. When the time comes, we both go to save a select few of people that we trust with our lives, who are very few in number, but also provide necessary skills such as cooking, scouting, building and fighting/hunting. What do you guys think?

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Shambler 14/03/27(Thu)01:15 No. 5039 ID: 27464e

Go here during a zombie outbreak and you will meet half the canadian population.

In time of zombie, high human pop mean high chance of SHTF again.

Shambler 14/04/15(Tue)09:38 No. 5054 ID: 61cbc2



You really think you could grow much anything in that wintry hold?

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Plants natural grow here, but it don't seem good for an intensive plantation.

Husbandry should work, some sort of extensive agriculture if we find the good plants but in this case, we have to remove trees and that's a lot of work.

Shambler 14/04/14(Mon)20:20 No. 5051 ID: 57c089 [Reply]

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Compound bow or crossbow? Which weighs more? Which is louder? Which is more accurate?

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Shambler 14/04/15(Tue)19:35 No. 5055 ID: 2a0176

>>5052 here, and I know I just said that a bow would be one of the last weapons I would choose for Z-Day...and I stand by those words. The only way I could see a bow being useful would be in the future, if industrial society indeed collapses completely. There might come a time when we would want to conserve our remaining stores of ammunition for a time of dire need, and archers might come into play, presumably as part of a combined-arms team. In the old days, when archers were an integral part of military formations, they were always protected by pike/spearmen and cavalry; archers left on their own are suicidally vulnerable.

As for the sustainability of archery, you are correct if we are discussing modern bows. Archers would have to fall back on more traditional equipment; for instance, in Sengoku period Japan, samurai had a quota of arrows they were required to manufacture; in this way, the Daimyo never had to worry about his archers running out of fodder. You can't shoot such a field expedient arrow out of a modern compound hunting or target bow...but it would work just fine out of a good hand-made longbow...if you can find the good bowyers required to make them for you, of course.

Shambler 14/04/16(Wed)12:09 No. 5056 ID: 27464e

You need years of training to be accurate or to use a powerful bow. If it is your first year, you will have to use a soft bow and you will not hit anything past 100m exept by chance.
On the other hand, if you train all day erryday since you are 6, you can use the english medieval longbow and kill a horse at 400m.

You can use a crossbow after one day of practice and with a decent reloading system it can be more powerful than a longbow.

Of course, you have to remember:
>bring archery to a gunfight

Shambler 14/04/16(Wed)12:19 No. 5057 ID: 27464e

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If it is just a mater of ammo, powder is easy to make for a decent chemist using potassium nitrate, sulfur and charcoal or with fertilizer and some other things.

There is guns designed to be loaded with literally anything like pic related and it is easy as fuck to make bad shootgun ammo with the case, that can be fond in huge quantity anywhere, bad powder and small balls of metal.

To OP: don't forget slingshots. They don't need maintenance, will last years, are cheap as dirt, light, quiet, can shoot anything and at close range they kill a zombie with one shoot in the head.
If they don't run, it is the best weapon just after the lightsaber. And you don't have a lightsaber.

Shambler 14/03/06(Thu)01:32 No. 5022 ID: 9c1726 [Reply]

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I've had some disagreements with my bro, whether a plague, that would cause people to die, and reanimate after, is even possible. I imagine it being a bacteria, that devours brain cells, that makes a person a homo sapiens, and leaves only basic animal instinct to eat. Furthermore, the spread of sickness is in question, could it really take over whole world, or even continent, in matter of weeks or so?
I'm not saying anyones wrong, I just want opinions.

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Shambler 14/03/09(Sun)02:14 No. 5029 ID: db695f

A bacteria doesn't seem probable but a parasite could replicate many of the superficial aspects of a zombie apocalypse. Main difference would be that although they might not feel pain, blood loss, trauma to the heart or lungs and other wounds would still result in death and the "zombies" would need to eat, drink and breath in order to keep going. This is pretty big because they would be easier to kill and it should be possible to simply wait out the apocalypse until most z die of starvation/dehydration.

As for the rapid spreading it relies on people in the medium not knowing about zombies and thus not taking the necessary precautions. Then due to the ease of spreading and short incubation time the problem grows exponentially until its too big to contain. By the time people figure out whats going on there are already zombies everywhere.

Shambler 14/03/26(Wed)21:20 No. 5038 ID: 6cf3e9

What if we are talking non-starving entities, that require food only as extra? As in, they are swell when they have had breakfast - faster gait, even sprint, much more insight; but being hungry slows them and they become easier targets. That could boost the spread, yet ease the aftermath.

Shambler 14/04/09(Wed)21:48 No. 5048 ID: f5a094

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>whether a plague, that would cause people to die, and reanimate after, is even possible.
No. However, viruses like rabies infect the brain in such a so a victims 'personality' is gone but the body is still alive.
>I imagine it being a bacteria, that devours brain cells, that makes a person a homo sapiens, and leaves only basic animal instinct to eat.
Basically, rabies...
>Furthermore, the spread of sickness is in question, could it really take over whole world, or even continent, in matter of weeks or so?
A continent in weeks, absolutely. Unless we already have a vaccine, and enough of it. The world in weeks, probably not, it would have to be extremely contagious with a fairly low mortality rate.
>What if some weird ass once in a million years global happening, like solar flare radiation or whatever, would activate otherwise not active germ, that has only developed in all living things over past few decades?
If there was, say, a man-made virus, with basically no symptoms, it could be spread very quickly, since no one knows they're infected. If then some 'switch' was flipped, and the infected all suddenly turned 'zombie', there would be streets full of zombies almost instantly. Of course, this would pretty much have to be a man-made, programmable, nano-virus, and that kind of tech is still pretty far off.
> Main difference would be that although they might not feel pain, blood loss, trauma to the heart or lungs and other wounds would still result in death and the "zombies" would need to eat, drink and breath in order to keep going.
True. The only exception to this would be the 'Act-of-God' type zombies, actual risen dead. With any type of infection, the 'zombies' still have to follow intake food, water and oxygen. I didn't say 'eat, drink and breath' there because not everything 'eats' and 'drinks' in the way we think of it. Wild cats, for instance, get almost all of their water from their prey.
>What if we are talking non-starving entities, that require food only as extra?
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How to train your... Shambler 14/02/06(Thu)20:34 No. 5010 ID: 55be72 [Reply]

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Back in the day, perhaps even before /zom/ existed, some guy on /b/ published a really bizarre piece of work titled "How to Train Your Zombitch". Now, I'm not entirely sure that the name I'm listing is 100% accurate, but it was a totally zany postapocalyptic guide detailing the process of catching one's human-sized fleshlight, tarting her up and... well, using her for stress relief. Why am I bringing all of this up? TBH, my hard drive crashed and burned, so I'm looking to refill on zombie pasta. This is the first one that came to my mind, but if you have something that's equally messed up and are willing to share, go right ahead.

Thanks in advance!

Shambler 14/03/30(Sun)23:36 No. 5042 ID: 271851

This sounds interesting. It's a shame that nobody has probably saved the pasta.

Shambler 14/04/01(Tue)03:36 No. 5043 ID: f01fe8

Is this it?


Shambler 14/04/08(Tue)00:15 No. 5047 ID: 271851

It's >>5042
Here. Even if it's not what op wanted the read sure was interesting. Thank you for posting.

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