1. Where would you plan to take your family, or yourself if you are living single?
---Complete isolation at first, why travel when the virus is airborne and you'll just be infected? You shouldn't take them anywhere if you're secure
where you are. You'd also never be able to carry a huge food/water supply with you if you just up and left. However if you're in danger, you best
get out to the woods or some shelter way out in the middle of nowhere.
2. What weapons would you take with you, or try to obtain?
---If the virus is 100% contagious just on skin contact, and even airborne - this rules out all melee weapons like shovels, baseball bats, and my
personal favorite: a battleaxe. You'd need to go with hardcore firearms, some automatic, and tons of ammo.
3. How would you feed yourself and/or your family?
---Start canning as much as possible, get sealed things that last years, rob other people's homes that I know aren't home and are likely zombified
elsewhere, and get all the supplies I can. Forage any way I can when this food source is out, last resort go out to a store somewhere, making sure
it's a local or more rural type spot without hundreds of people/zombies.
4. How would you communicate with the rest of the non-infected world?
---GPS, Social media, internet, and when our electronic sources and communication fails, solar powered emergency radios (broadcasting also both AM/FM)
just in case anyone else is out there. And in a pinch, signal flares/airhorns. I would give it some time before I tried to communicate in that
5. How long would you expect this "event" to go on? (days? weeks? months? years?)
---Well you said that the virus stays "alive" for 5 years on any surface...so I'd say a bare minimum 5 years. With the way you described this
outbreak, it would eradicate mankind - so there is no "getting back to normal" or "how long will it last". If you altered your scenario to say the
virus can only survive for a month or 2 on any surface and is only partially airborne, this may be a better question.
edit on 7-9-2011 by Ajax
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