posted on Dec, 28 2006 @ 11:47 AM
I've got some generalized survival food/gear, yes. And I'm thinking that for zombies, a couple of ladders on the church roof could be secured by
ropes and lowered to allow escape before the church would be surrounded.
My home is not really workable as a base for rebuilding a community, whereas the church could house refugees and still provide shelter for a small
number in the balcony. When numbers grew, we'd have to switch to a bigger location.
But I'm thinking a grassy area surrounding a tower is ideal, for controlling lines of sight re incoming waves of zombies.
I'm thinking a multi-storey hotel could work, IF you shut off the elevators and could block the stairways at either end of the floor. A chain link
gate, salvaged and secured across a stairwell, would let you shoot through it. Of course when the zombie corpses (the "double dead"?) piled up,
you'd have to clear them ( a real biohazard), or abandon that floor/wing.
Maybe a football stadium could also work. Security fencing, and a vacant parking lot could let you control avenues of approach to some extent. But
you'd need a lot of material to block multiple entrances, and that might not be feasible.
Another strategic question is how WELL zombies can smell. I'm sure they smell terrible, he he; but I mean, how far away can they detect a live
human. We've discussed the fact that they could smell a human in open country for several miles . . .
What about my church? With the doors closed, could they smell the people in the balcony, or just me in the tower? Could they smell a group of people
sealed in a bank vault, and if so, could they smell them from outside in the street?
If they are attracted to sound, I wonder about a walkie talkie pair. I have an old set with a red button for sending morse code. If you turned up
the sound on the second unit, you could set off a beeping tone a hundred yards away or so; maybe enough to pique a zombie's interest and draw him
into your sights. . . .