Jim, I don't know if that was your contribution or not, but it was a well thought out story. I believe you may have been high when you tried to troll with this!
You're right, but not everyone has that luxury of owning a cabin. Still a great idea, though!
Seems like there are too many risks involved with this one! I do like the idea of the bags of fertilizer walls around the first story. It would possibly conceal your smell to the lame-brains. Elaborate more, or think on it a bit!
Hmmm...I live on the mountains, but there is much more land and two big ponds up on top of the mountain. So, I'll be dragging a camper and some fourwheelers up there. The only thing I would need would be things to fish with. There is more game than I have seen in a long time up there...So i'm not worried about food. There is a very large area to grow food and other crops up there. The town I live in only has about 200 people in it, and they are mostly old and country folks. There wouldn't be a great place for my chickens but, I would find somewhere for them. I would just worry about the coyates getting them. They were down at my house some couple of months ago. It would be a great place to go, just not during the winter. The winter would be a very hard time, no crops, very low egg rate from chickens and also fish usually sleep the winter at the bottom of the pond. So, We would have to raid houses during the winter. The only thing I'm worried about is the next town over, Beckley, Which has around 12k+ people, which I think is alot. That just gives us more houses to raid.
I don't think the prison idea would work very good...because, lots of arrests would be of attacks on people. In which the dead would be trapped in the prison, also the people would have taken the arms and useable things from the prison. Also, you have a chance of inmates being there and armed them selfs. There are advantages to the idea like disscussed above.
All in all..I'm heading for the hills and only raiding when I need to.
Sounds great! I live in a small rural town in Kentucky. Not many people are in the surrounding towns, so I would probably have to deal with a population of roughly 3000 people? (Maybe more.) That's a rough estimate if you add up the population of every surrounding town, and my town put together. Not many to deal with. Now that I think of it, I don't know of any prisons around here. I might have to head to my grandfather's farm, or my best friend's house. He lives in the country as well!
Your idea sounds bulletproof pretty much, and you did bring up a strong point on the prison. I wasn't thinking very hard on this when I threw out the idea of the prison. If you had a group of people, you could always do "The Walking Dead" method, and have you small group of survivors slaughter the zeds in the prison before inhabiting it. That brings up too many risks, though. Not the best choice, but I believe a prison is a great last resort!
I say find a fencing company and set up a perimeter and get a .22 rifle or something that uses .22 ammo because it is plentiful and cheap with a big magazine and just shoot them in the head. also get a machete. If you can't find a safe place then find a prison with one of those riot vehicles and add armor and switch the water cannon with a flamethrower, mg42 or some other type of gun. Don't do what the people on the walking dead do.