i thought i'd add a discussion about barricading... becouse there will come a moment in your life, when you want to leave your building.. but how? when you barricaded it strongly, you won't get out that easy without leaving a weak spot where infected or zombies might get throug... so my question is... how to barricade efficiently?
If you don't have a secure compound you'll want to be in a 2 story building. You barricade the enire first floor and any outside entrances with stairway access above the first floor. You utilize ladders and buckets for anything you need. If you've got to get out of a secure facility something went wrong. if you're stuck in th niddle of a city in a secure buildign you've got to think about getting out. Preparing prior to a disaster is essential. You can't prepare for everything but you can have situational awareness. You can adjust and you can survive. Know your area. Know your choke-points inside your building and outside in the surrounding area. A spot where zeds in large groups clog up and can't get through is as good as a closed door. Look at the Black Friday/Christmas sales in many stores. The choke point is the front door. Yeah, people , like mindless Zombies, get through but the majority are falling over eachother and getting clogged up. A choke-point can save your ass as much as anything else.
not every house has an attached garage, like mine doesn't.
well lets start with my house cause I've thought about this alot and im bugging in for at least the first two weeks. i have enough supply's for that and it will give me time for the cause to sweep bye. remember zombies will be drawn to people and as people move so will zombies. i live in a two story house with a furnished attic. now barricades i really want to get plywood to put over my down stares window but honestly after looking into everything i think my best bet is to just barricade the one stairway to the second floor. i just have too many windows and i mean that hell i have a little side room a sun polar that is nothing but fucking windows on three sides. and the way my stare case is angled all i have to do is through some of the heavy big ass dressers i have on the second floor down and that's it no zombies are getting past. all my supply's are up there I'm set. i have windows that give me a pretty good 360 view around the house. now as for getting out i go that covered. one of the windows in by bedroom happens to look out right at my back yard on goes down onto my porch. strait shoot, which is why i got 50 feet of 1200 pound test climbing rope. hanging on a nail next to the window along side an ax. cause once i bust that window out the frame is big enough for even me to climb out of. now I'm sure your asking hey wont there be zombies. not really because my back yard is enclosed by not only a chest high steal fence. but on the side facing the street there is also a wall of trees. i mean frankly its ridicules my grand father planted them and they have just completely over grown you can hardly see through it let alone climb through. my neighbors side is more open but all this should give me enough cover and right ahead is my driveway where our car is always parked i would say about 10 to 20 feet away. run for it bash any zombies in the way and get in and go.probably after drawing attention to the other side with one of my distraction grenades. basically a small battery powered siren. and if that doesn't work on the other side of my room another window faces right at my neighbors house and one of there windows. i use to hate it because theirs only like a five maybe ten foot gap between our houses. and the windows line up perfectly so people in that room can see perfectly into mine and vice verse. so i can probably bash out that window with something through i line over or something. ore if its clear they have a side door right below the window i can distract them away climb down and break in rather easily so it gives me more options. so ahh that's pretty much my plan in a nut shell for fortifying my house. just comment if you have questions or better ways i can do this.
I have always like the 2 story house method. If u can board up the bottom floor destory the stair case to where NOTHING can get up it and use the bucket and ladder method. Its a good way to barricade if u cant do a more well prepared one instead. But like Dillon said the key is never to stay in the city, thats were most of the death and descurtion is going to take place.
Mine is easy. Down a rabbit hole to an underground survival shelter properly stocked and outfitted for up to 5 year living for 2 adults.
I'm so remote located that if we actually got Zombies in and over the mountains, the area is so remotely populated that the Z's would have to move on for fresh meat within 6 months or less.