reply to post by AGENT_T
As much as i'd hate to admit it, this is probably one of the possible scenarios that would make me take a "survival of the fittest" (for lack of a
better word) mentality - i'd start by prioritising my goals mentally and sticking to them as if they were the absolute conditions for my continued
I mean - They are, really.
Now, assuming i'm sitting in my home when i see that news report, i'd stay very still
for a few minutes, calmly processing the information
and considering the best opportunities for survival, and then lock my doors and start boarding up the windows.
I'd give it a full two or three weeks before even considering moving location - and even if i had no food, i'd have a kettle to boil water with -
assuming the water/power companies don't instantly collapse.
To all intents and purposes, i'm already dead to the world.
At some point during the third week, i'd make myself a meal that i kept especially so i'd have some strength for the execution of the actions i
would take to secure myself against possible threats - including the plague.
The time would be night, when it was as dark as it would get, when i would be free make my move.
To anyone living in the immediate area, they won't notice a thing.
My first priority would be to get out of the population centre, and seeing as i live near the coast, my best bet would probably be the open seas.
Ideally, i'd find a decent sized vessel but not so big a single man can't operate it from the engine room, and wait it out on one of the shipping
lanes until the navy decided it was time to give me an official briefing of the situation.
In realistic terms of course, the chance of finding a ship just tied to the dock waiting for me to come along and start her up is remarkably slim, and
i'd probably have more chance of finding a private jet on an airstrip in the same scenario.
Transport will be a difficult thing to procure for personal use.
Perhaps i'm simply placing too much importance on getting away from the problem - after all it's a global catastrophe, so running away will just get
me into more trouble most likely.
It really does seem as if this requires a localised solution, one which would mean countless rambo-style traps and punji-pits, with a single path
through them all that only i would know.
Hell, maybe i'd be able to find a little island in the middle of a lake or something, and start putting spiked railings at the bottom of it.
This isn't so much a problem of something trying to kill you, but something that will kill you if you happen to be in the immediate vicinity.
My only other option would be to try and find a group which was seeking to find a cure - at the very least my remaining days on the planet would be
spent trying to do something positive, but i suspect that such groups possessed of that kind of drive will be few and far between.
And of course, groups mean social politics - even if i decided to get overly involved it's likely i would be viewed as nothing more than a tool.
Well, as always - i'm left with two choices;
Do i go and try and find help, or do i wait for the help to come to me?