What would you do if Zombies stormed the building right now, or maybe an alert went out on the radio? Where will you go and what will you do when you’ve only got a pocket knife and a pack of gum? Who will you help and who will you leave behind?
Introducing the Zombease Hypothetical. These situational survival setups are designed to help you hone your survival and anti-Zombie skills and preparedness. Each week we’ll release a hypothetical Zombie survival situation, detailing the time, place, supplies, and backup that you’ll have at your disposal. And then it’s up to you to make it out alive.
Location: Fifth floor apartment in any major city in northern US/Canada
Time of day: Mid-day, Fall.
Supplies: A weeks worth of food, a few bottles of water, 20ft of rope, large kitchen knife, generic tools and civilian electronics. (As well as normal apartment furniture, etc. NO firearms, NO large tools/potential weapons like shovels, NO survival/backpacking gear).
Additional Personnel: None.
Situation: The outbreak began a few days ago and most of the city is in chaos. There is still some semblance of civilization, including armed forces (National Guard) fighting on the streets and attempting rescue. You have holed up in a 5th floor apartment and barricaded the only door, hoping for an eventual rescue. With utilities still operational in the immediate area you’ve been able to eat, bathe and entertain yourself for the past few days, but you woke up today with no power, which means no running water, no light, no heat, the food in the fridge will spoil, and there is no way to cook it.
The apartment has a fire escape that goes up to the roof (one floor up – 6 stories total), but not to the ground… and it’s a long way down. Gunshots sound outside, echoing through the city streets, but rather than the patter of automatic fire, it’s more sporadic, semi-automatic shots, which could be coming from civilians or armed forces. You reach for the phone, hoping to find an update about the situation, but cell service is down and you’re on the last bar of your battery anyhow. The evenings are cold, wet, and windy. The streets are riddled with bodies, soldiers, and the infected…this truly is a harsh environment for survival.
What do you do? Will you try to escape the building? Do you head for high-ground or will you head for the streets? Will you survive? Choose your own adventure and let us know how you will or wont make it out alive.
- You only have the supplies and personnel listed above.
- Keep it real, keep it clean, and do your best to survive.