-I own a Subaru Outback which is fuel efficient (use half a tank for every week) and can carry a lot
-creating binder to contain all the information I need
-I have a map of the city next door to me and main HUBs circled.
-I have a black machete hidden in the back of my Outback
-Read the Zombie Survival guide eight times, listened to audio book six times. (almost memorized from front to back)
-read WWZ ten times (learning from what is the most realistic portrayal of a zombie apocalypse)
-been exercising (lost 50 pounds), mostly focusing on aerobics (makes me speedier and able to move longer)
-increasing muscle mass (not like bodybuilder, but lean and strong)
-have weapon in every room at my home
-have weapon at work (crowbars and such [not guns])
-reading survival guides
-reading how to make windmills (for energy)
-meditating (trying to mentally prepare myself for this new age)
-learning high damage martial arts from book(no schools nearby). Attacks that can take down an opponent in one strike.
-reading books about ninja techniques. Help increase my stealth.
-propane generator installed
-internet is satellite-based, so it will continue to work after phone lines are cut, at least until the satellites are shut down
See some people may find zombies funny here and there and not fear the creatures like they should. This is an age where the number one cause of death is being eaten alive. EATEN ALIVE. That thought alone scares the shit out of me. Not to mention I'll have to fight with my will and sanity. Moans will echoed throughout the night. These sounds will haunt me for a decade and decades after it is all over.
So anyways, my plan:
I will not disclose where I live(privacy reasons), but I will give a good description of my area.
I live in an area with a population less than 1000, but it is next door to a city with a population of 30000, and of the other side is a city with a population of 125000. I'm smack dabbed in between these cities. It takes 15 minutes (driving at 80kph) to reach the 30K and 20 (driving at 100kph) to reach the 125K. Like said in WWZ with the pilot who was in the forest. She was in between hotspots. Zombies are too focused on the cities than the area between them. So I believe my home will make for a decent HQ for my progress.
The only problem with where I live is that a large highway (just four-lanes [two north and two south]) is down the road from where I live. It's about a five minute drive (80 kph) to it, but it could cause some concerns. But the highways lead to the 30K and the 125K. Zombies will be too busy going towards the cities than to explore a isolated, quiet dirt road. My home is also in the middle of a forest. 78 acres in size. The zombies will have to go through kilometre after kilometre of forest (my neighbours own land almost equivalent to mine so the zombies have to go through roughly through 300 acres of forest to reach me) to reach me, no matter where they come from. My home also has a long driveway. It takes two minutes to drive up it. It's also block by trees, real easy to miss. I'll be out of sight and I won't have to be as careful about my noise level.
When an emergency is declared and everyone tries to leave towards the north or south, I will convince my family to stay at the house. I will hurry to set up a security system to detect zombies. It's basically a system of strings and cans. The string is run around the house and goes through certain cracks. The cans will be placed in the bedrooms. When a string is pushed, it will shake the cans of every room. Not too loud but enough to get our attention (I know this will not detect crawlers, but I would make a thorough check before exiting the house). If my house becomes compromised, then I'll head to one of my neighbours homes (also concealed from initial view). I know them well enough that they'll panic and leave, probably leaving supplies.
My quest will start will simply clearing every house on my road of any zombies (and gathering supplies and weapons). I expect this would take a few days tops, maybe a couple more to avoid zombie detection. I will bike to each home to reduce noise. I will then go to the next line which consists of a small (roughly fifty) home division. Really small homes. I will then take the line on the other side of me. This will help gather gas, food and weapons, and destroy any zombie that may become an immediate threat. If I run into too many, I'll take twisting roads so I don't lead them back to my home. This will take a couple weeks.
I will gather any survivor I find. Bring them back to my home. Here I could probably start up my own zombie killing team. In tradition of this Spill Group, I will call it the CZU(Counter Zombie Unit). My father will act as our medic(him being a doctor and all). We will keep taking line after line until we reach the city. I will not enter the city right away. I'm going to take a shopping area just outside of the city. It contains a Grocery store, Wal-mart, home depot and bulk mart(not a bulk store like Costco or Sam's Club)(has many spices and ingredients). This will be our forward base. It is outside of the city and located near a low population area of the city. It's away from churches, hospitals and police stations.
Once we establish our area of safety, we will make runs into the city. Slowly kill zombie after zombie. Again, if we are overwhelmed, we will retreat and take twisting roads to lose them. Like I mentioned before, I marked areas in the city as HUBs. Areas that are part of my list of HUBs include: churches, hospitals, pharmacies, police stations, political buildings, gun stores, camping stores, etc. Each HUB will be classified on a level of 1-10 in terms of threat level. Hospitals and the Police Station will be ranked a 10 for sure, while a political building would be a 2. I take in account of possibility of aggressive human survivors, zombie population and location in population center. For example, a gun store would normally be a five (maybe the owner is still there and is crazy), if it is a block away from the hospital then it goes up to nine. My group would take care of low level HUBs before high level. I will create multiple squads to help increase our efficiency. Each squad will only be led by people I can trust to be responsible and level headed(or at least as reasonably as possible). Each squad will consist of 4-7 members. Also, once we take the police station we will use their vests as part of our uniform. I will have every vest spray paint with the letters CZU.
I don't expect this to be short. I expect to take my city in two months. We pick off the highway zombies and start our way north towards the 125K city. Also we need a password to identify each other in case we run into each other. I would suggest: (Say "Protecting Humanity". They respond "One Headshot At A Time.") This would prevent anyone from thinking you mean harm.
Also if you run into me, my nickname will still be Harms. Everyone calls me that. First name is Andrew. Hope you do well.