Best Zombie Safehouse [Pic]

Submitted by: cobrakiller 6 years ago in Misc

If there is a zombie apocalypse, I"m going to this guys house.
There are 89 comments:
Female 850
umm where the drat am i gonna get zombie diesel? but this sounds like an awesome concept for a movie.. it could be good ol fashioned southern zombie slashing.
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Male 369
Omg... I Think I`m in love with who ever thought this up... (even if it is because i want the safty)
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Male 2,388
somebody get mythbusters on the phone. They need to test it.
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Male 307
@Rise, it`s not zombies, but others who`d like to see you sink.
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Male 94
I don`t think that boat would be able to move right with all that weight shifting behind it. and it would also probably need a heck of alot of fuel. you would also get stuck alot. i would rather just build grilles and fort up my house, and just try and outlast the zombies. you probably have to be pretty much a hermit anyway to live on a boat like that.
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Male 1,193
@rise23up resident evil
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Female 17
slut_etta
what river runs from st. louis to memphis??

Ever heard of the Mighty Mississippi? No, well you should look it up.
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Female 4,086
what river runs from st. louis to memphis??
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Male 549
@Djarum
When the hell have you ever heard of zombies using fuel bombs and RPG`s?
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Male 2,893
@LuckyDave
Welcome to the internet.
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Female 206
IM GOING TOO!
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Female 68
This is why i don`t like nerds.
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Male 675
What scares me is that someone actually sat down and not only concocted all of this, but then made the graphic for it...
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Male 307
Problem here is how do you continue finding methanol? Production is a pain and takes resources you don`t have to make a suitable batch.

For the most part, a large vessel in the Mississippi is just an exposed target. You`re hull probably isn`t that strong against explosives. And fuel bombs and cheap RPGs would probably devastate the top deck in mere seconds.
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Male 1,343
I don`t mean to deflate your brilliant ship idea, but the living quarters look immensely unstable. Any rocking from waves or kickback from the larger guns could send them knocking over. Tweak the residence and you have a solid anti-zombie plan :)
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Female 4,447
Thank the gods I already live along the Mississippi.
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Male 5,413
Pretty much what Rubn_Tizzub said. You`d get the crazy surviviors that would want the ship too.
Me? I`d just build a rocket and fly to the moon.
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Male 1,625
Clever...
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Male 1,610
My sister just lent me WWZ, but I`m still only halfway through the Harry Potter series and I want to finish the last book before the movie leaves theaters.
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Male 14,331
@emrsncptv

Ahh ya I forgot that but ya water isn`t a barrier


To the rest of you if you haven`t read aombie survival guide or WWZ read them good stuff! Although it`s for classical style zombies 28 days later zombies are not covered.
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Male 81
Where do you get the Lime from?
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Male 88
Interesting idea but while I`d not be so worried about the zombies I`d be more worried about the more agile and smart survivors who`d be attracted to it. You really become everybody`s enemy with that setup.
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Male 792
I know what I want for Christmas this year!
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Male 2,056
the Zombie Survival guide has taught you well....
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Male 1,598
@Brassbull Me too. This`ll be a party.
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Female 52
@McGovern: according to that book, they can also float indefinitely so water isn`t as great of a barrier as one might think
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Male 2,868
I`ll be sure to pass this along to Rick Grimes.
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Male 678
@puppies04

The current would indeed do that, but they`d still end up getting washed up on islands all over so the point stands. Also, you have a very clever name.
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Male 686
I keep coming across people claiming zombies would just walk on the bottom of whatever body of water.... unless it is a lake they arent walking anywhere because the current would just sweep them off their feet
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Male 1,610
If the captain promises to dress like Mark Twain, I`m in!
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Male 2,850
@McGovern1981

"According to Max Brook WWZ and the survival guide zombies can`t swim but can walk the waters floor so an islands isolation is negated."

Damn.

Hmm. Maybe an island can still work, but you have to fortify it. Once you`ve cleared the native zombie population, you have to deal with the ones who walk the sea floor to reach you.

That brings up a question; can zombies "smell" the living over that great a distance? Will the zombies who wade to your island just be random chance wanderers, or will they be a concerted stream of zombies aiming for you?

If the former, things aren`t too bad; fortify the shores, set traps and fences, post guards, have emergency drills in case of breaches, etc.

If the latter, we`re pretty screwed; as sooner or later you`d have six billion zombies making their way up your beaches.
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Male 14,331
@Musuko42

According to Max Brook WWZ and the survival guide zombies can`t swim but can walk the waters floor so an islands isolation is negated. Also in WWZ people did live on ships but their problem is eventually they had to make landfall for supplies and if you get one infected aboard your now trapped in the middle of the water in a boat full of zombies.
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Male 2,855
I wonder what would happen when a couple million zombies fall on the Mississippi trying to get to you
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Male 2,850
@bankvole

Regards deserted buildings, there may be another option. Apart from absolute necessity (getting medical supplies from a hospital, etc), it`d be best leaving them entirely.

Need to expand from your stronghold? Build a town from scratch, rather than inhabit an old one.

Finally get secure enough to be confident enough to deal with the straggler problem? Don`t enter the buildings; demolish them from the outside (bulldozer, explosives, etc). Or pull the roofs off (grappling hook, steel cable, truck) and let the weather get in and destroy them.

Any zombies inside will either get crushed and destroyed, trapped beyond hope of getting free, or will get free and be dealt with by the cleanup crews, out in the open where it`s safer.
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Male 2,850
@bankvole

Hmm. Good point. However, the threat of zombies is not an individual zombie (unless it`s a 28 days later zombie, which doesn`t count).

The threat is being mobbed by them. Once you`ve cleared enough of them that they no-longer quickly fill the pen, then the threat is drastically reduced.

The stragglers might be safest dealt with in the same way wild bears and wolves are dealt with in parts of America; when you go outside, go with company, go prepared, go trained, go armed.

It might take five years before the last of the stragglers are encountered and destroyed. Five years of having to remain alert and careful when in the "wild". But that`s not too bad given the situation.

Meanwhile, you can be expanding your stronghold; clear out a small town and an area of farmland to 100% certainty and wall it off.
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Male 2,850
@Kivaen

"WEAR SOMETHING A ZOMBIE CANT BITE THREW. I dont know,a PVC STORMTROOPER OUTFIT ?"

Even motorcycle leathers would do. Though you`d want a waterproof layer underneath just in case their infected fluids seep through the leather and get into any cut or graze. A wetsuit would do.

You`d just need to improvise some neck protection (some kind of tube of thick leather perhaps?) And also fashion something to secure your gloves to stop them being pulled off. Duct tape might even do in a pinch.
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Male 959
Musuko42, good idea in theory, but what about the law of diminishing returns? You would not be still bagging 10 each a day in the last month or two, and may even need to seek out the stragglers at the end. The real danger lies in entering a deserted building, not knowing whether all the inhabitants had entered your abattoir pen
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Male 2,850
Alternatively, get hold of a large ship. A cargo ship or a ferry with a large cargo deck would be perfect. Moor it to a dock in such a way that zombies can easily walk on board. Secure off the bridge area of the ship to allow a few brave survivors to act as bait to draw zombies into the ship. Then, when full, set sail to open sea, point the ship in a safe direction, jam the controls, then hop into the helicopter parked on top of the ship and fly back home.

Do this with a large enough ship, and you could clear the island of practically all mobile zombies in one go. Then you`d just need to hunt out any stragglers.
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Male 2,850
Stealing the idea wholesale from Day of the Triffids, get yourself set up in a stronghold on the island, then construct a "pen" on the edge of your stronghold wall, with a controlable gate to let zombies in. Open the gate, allow the pen to fill with zombies, close the gate, and kill them from outside (through a fence) or above the pen, using stabbing/cutting/blunt weapons. Dispose of the bodies, and repeat.

The Isle of Man has 80,000 residents. Assuming worst case 100% zombification, dedicating 25 of your 50 survivors per day to the task, and 10 kills per day per survivor, it`d take about 10 months to clear. Then you`re zombie-free for good.
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Male 2,850
If zombies can`t swim, you`d be better off setting up on an island. The size of the island depends on the number of survivors you have at your disposal.

For example, if you have about 50 survivors, and you`re British or Irish, the Isle of Man might be viable:

Isle of Man on wikipedia
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Male 197
all a real man needs is his trusty chainsaw
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Male 2,850
@simim23

"As for control, barges float up and down the Mississippi river all the time."

But what do they do when there is a storm or a hurricane? Sheltering in port is not an option when the port is full of zombies.
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Male 6
@ Kivaen, by the time the military have had time to respond the number of zombies could be overwhelming, thousands of the public could fall before news is out. 20 zombies clambering on you would tear off armour and it restricts movement and sight (if wearing headgear).

Additionally zombies decay but do so much slower than actual dead bodies as they are moving and constantly ventilated, it has to be very cold for them to freeze solid as they are moving, ensuring frictional warmth in joints. If zombies were ever real we`re pretty screwed...
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Male 90
if there are ever zombies-think of it this way,itd be wiser to just find somewhere that is safe and has necessities,because its highly improbable that a zombie apocalypse will occur. Sure if zombies happen its not a good thing but we are superior and they are just rotting slow moving bags of bones who have no idea how to open doors,oh did i mention-rotting..therefore,they`re essentially pinatas for nature haha,we as humans are fragile somewhat,but we have ways to avoid problems,zombies are brainless. They will freeze,they will decay to the point theyre dust. Also why the heck has no one pointed out,ever,that people in zombie movies are so FREAKIN predictable ? WEAR SOMETHING A ZOMBIE CANT BITE THREW. I dont know,a PVC STORMTROOPER OUTFIT ?
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Male 431
haha im so proud of myself for catching the Smoker reference almightybob
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Male 2,220
Its missing an assault helicopter and a scantily clad, amnesiac, mutant, kick arse, girl (or preferably a cloned army of the same).
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Male 133
yea because this tottaly makes no sense lol. grab a gun and keep moving. <--- thats all you need to know.
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Male 6
This is a fantastic medium term option except for the necessity to return to land relatively regularly to resupply methanol, engine parts, replacement solar array parts, decaying rubber sealants on storage etc. This poses a risky option unless the time is taken beforehand to know where to source these and finding a safe way to do so. The size of these barges and the technical expertise required to build, maintain and operate the given parts is bordering on impractical.

If you know how to solve these problems it looks great but if there are large enough teams of people undertaking this it may be better to apply the same principal to a large-scale container ship on the east Atlantic coast.

Creating fuel in this manner is not very efficient and would need a huge quantity, there is space for this kind of production on a container ship with enough above-deck space for a farm and established living quarters that run of engine-generated power.

Great concept and will
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Male 4,290
All well and good until a Smoker drags you off the side.
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Male 118
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@Miasmatt
Your missing SEVERAL things about this that make it better then you think, I`ll just go in the order you mentioned them.

1. If we were to assume Zombie can swim, the Mississippi is a RIVER, a rather STRONG one at that, Zombies attempting to swim out to the `barge`
would be swept away. Again with this fact in mind it is almost impossible to climb up the side of a boat, last time i checked you usually had
to throw a ladder or haul up someone in a man overboard situation.
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Male 118
2. Lye isn`t as hard to make as you might think, Potash is the easiest way to make lye, and guess what it`s made from, ASH, which you have
plenty of with a bunch of dead bodies to dispose of. I know what your thinking `but you just said that zombies couldn`t get to you in the
Mississippi river` ah but they can, they just can get UP to you, and Harpoons have a great little barb on the end for being able to stay in what
you peirce with it. So there, an easy way to make Lye AND get fully dead zombies on your ship.
3. Make sure you know the difference between `clear water` and `Potable water` Potable water would be water that can be CONSUMED, you dont
need perfectly clean water to wash things, for showers, flushing toilets ect. At that making Potable water isn`t hard ether, it just takes a
distillery, which im sure if you have graduated highschool you know how to make that.
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Male 118
4.Fire, while yes it is a hazard it would only truly be a problem for the fuel on the last barge, and even there there isn`t anything to spark it
there. You see most modern boats are made of a thing i like to call metal, which isnt flammable. And the two things that are flamiable on the boat
ie. the fule and compost, woudn`t be easy to light on fire.
5. Leaks are no problem. Unless there is a huge gash in the bottom of one of the boats it would be easy to repair, thats why you dont hear of any
modern day boats going under due to `leaks` they allways ether tear giant gaping holes in them or get capsized, the latter being impossible on a barge.
6. The emergency boat is for EMERGENCYS, it doesnt need to be defensible, it just needs to be fast, and those are. and yes it is easily adequate.
you wouldn`t be trying to save the world population on this, just a select few survivors, if it is STILL inadequate to you, you could easly fit
a second one on there.
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Male 118
7. While catching the infection may be a general concern, most people arn`t that stupid. First and foremost like i said before, the only way to
get the zombies on board would be with a hook of some kind, such as a harpoon. and with that, the zombie is securly 5-6 feet from you, so even if it
was still kicking you wouldn`t be in danger. if the problem is while making the fuel, well most people would know how to handle `volitile`
substances, this was taught to you again, during highschool chemistry
8. Buddy System, nuff` said, but I`ll give a better reason. If someone DOES get infected, that still woudln`t be much of a problem. more then likely
the residense of the barge would keep small arms on them at all times, and it would be KNOWN who was dealing with the substances at the time,
so easily identifyable.
9. Uhh.. you said fuel again... allready explained that in step 2.
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Male 118
10. Last time I checked most people didn`t need 5 perscription drugs to keep going on every day. The most you would need would be easily
obtainable over the counter, while yes you might need quite a bit, again easily obtainable.
11. Why would you need batteries? and even if you did, you have solar arrays and rechargables.
12. if you NEED matches to make a fire I pitty you. Lets count the other ways we can make fire on this ship. Flint and steel, easliy obtained;
electrical spark, allready on board; focusing light, you can do it with a soda can or any thing that is `curved and shiny`; Gunpowder, You have
ammunition on board, its not that hard to get the bullet out of the casing, and you have a nice little pin mechanism, in the casing too,
Friction ignition, or as you may know it, `rubbing two sticks together`. thats four different ways just off the top of my head.
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Male 118

Aww damn, I just realized something while I was writing that, why the HELL do we need fire again? Last I checked you can run a stove, heating,
lighting, microwave, hot plates, ect. off of electricity, which they have.

13. you said lighters... again look at #12
14. Toilet paper isn`t a big issue ether or a nessicity, you dont NEED it, but anyways, you have a bunch of dead bodies that your liquifying
right? well they got clothing don`t they? and like hell your gonna wear it, so why don`t you just boil it to sterilize it and then do away
with it like a good little surviver?
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Male 118
15. Ammunition would be something only used in EMERGENCYS, you can easily do away with a zombie with reusable weapons like harpoons and bladed
weapons, remember, your a good 4-5 feet out of the water, you have the utmost advantage over them. it would be child`s play to spear one of them
and then decapitate it as your buddie hauls it up.
16. Again you mention fuel, which was never a problem to beguin with.
17. If for some reason you needed to bring the vessel to shore, like trying to find another few survivers, it is easily equipped with the means
of which to clear the landing, From there they have a vehicle, and last time I checked, when a car hits a person it doesn`t exactly stop the car,
and a person isnt exactly going to stop it any other way ether, that is assuming the residents are stupid enough to try to use a normal vehicle.

Anything else our little needy survivers want? maybe space suits and automated sex toys?
I think my work here is don
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Male 3,619
remind me to never take in miasmaat on my riverboat unless it is to put him in the zombiesludge pool...
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Male 3,076
WOW nice :-P but honestly since there will be no law you could safely bring out the cannabis plant from your closet and grow it, and eat it, make clothing, and fuel and of course smoke it.
Cannabis the closest thing we have to a real God, illusions, food and happiness all in one plant!
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Female 9
Thrilled as heck to see my little podunk Missouri hometown on here!
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Female 298
There are so many problems with this!! Ok.. lets look at using zombies for fuel. Assuming that the zombie apocolypse is due to a blood/body fluid based transfer of some disease - you`re gonna have to have this highly dangerous material on your supposedly safe barge all the time. Someone will have to deal with it. And of course when someone gets inevitably infected you`d have to hope they were killed by the others before they went all-day-buffet on everyone. Then theres the little problem that you`d need fuel. Hell.. you`d need a LOT of things. simple and complex. medicines, batteries matches, lighters hell.. toilet paper.. things that are just taken for granted in life. You`d need them in an ongoing way. Some of these things - weapons and fuel for instance - you`d need a LOT of, and you`d need ALL the time. Theres inadequate means of transporting these things - unless you want to pull your whole safe barge onto the shore or make multiple trips - every trip could bring death..
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Female 298
This is a stupid idea. why is there an assumption that zombies cant swim?! they can walk fine. they certainly arent going to drown. Putting yourself on a river like this - you have no access to stores that might replenish ammo. where is the lye supposed to come from all the time?! there is a pathetic little water collection store. Is everyone going to drink mississippi river water? If the boat catches fire.. if it develops an irreparable leak - the emergency boat is inadequate and indefensible. This is a death trap. Mobility is NOT necessarily the key. It would be better to go and take over a bunker somewhere with access to an underground aquifer and hydro/thermal generators. Mobility in a world FULL of zombies means preferably air mobility and an unassailable base. Or at the least you could occupy an oil platform with desalination capabilities... it would still have the ammo problem.. but would be safer than a riverboat with a few sad little 50cals.
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Male 295
They stole this idea from me... and then perfected it...
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Male 1,834
nice
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Male 1,399
I think it`s brilliant.

Just look at all the territory you could cover and raid for weapons, ammo, food, fuel...
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Male 661
@cyborgmonkey

It was a good article... Unfortunately I don`t agree. Depending on the latency period between infection and presentation of full blown symptoms,and the symptoms leading up to death, it is very possible that you could have a huge zombie population created with little to no warning.

Max Brooks also brings up a very good point in WWZ, everyone in law enforcement, the military and paramilitary organizations are trained to shoot center of mass, not head. It looks real easy in the movies, but in reality a head shot on a moving target while on the move is very difficult, so rednecks with guns are not a viable defense.
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Male 87
The containers are used because with the huge amount of orders for this item. There is a need for mass production especially with only weeks of production time left before the coming zombie apocalypse.
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Male 2,034
I`m curious as to why the second barge has to be shipping containers on legs. Would it not be more practical to build on the barge itself?
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Male 505
@cyborgmonkey

Cracked by any chance?
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Female 1,427
"Lmao, good enough for a movie I guess"

I would not mind seeing a movie for this at all. I think it`d be pretty badass.

As for control, barges float up and down the Mississippi river all the time.
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Female 50
i like this. lets hope it works
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Male 2,344
Could you control a boat like that that easily?..
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Male 15,510
Lmao, good enough for a movie I guess
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Male 40,349
Well, the large crew and millions of dollars to set-up are a factor, plus as soon as the spit hits the fan your boat & barges will be on EVRYONE`s retreat list...
But still creative and innovative! Bravo!
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Male 3,058
@ VirtualParty: It`s a tugboat pulling three barges... I thought that was pretty obvious.
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Male 95
a zombie apocolypse would end quickly... turns out humans are extremely good at killing things. so good infact that hey have to put limits on how muck we can kill... and thats for actually fast moving animals. give a red neck family some guns and a crap load of bullets and i think they would be fine.
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Female 5
It is a tug boat, and lye is just rain water and ash and methanol just make some bad moonshine.
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Male 1,587
well, the thing about diesel is you can run it on pretty much anything. so got some crude? dump it in. Kerosene? that too. hydrogen? need to add more oil but it`ll work. vegetable oil? check. alcohol? yup. so I think have a diesel engine tuned to take a wider range is more important than the whole turning zombies into fuel deal.
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Male 25,417
I think the ship at the end of Resident Evil is the best refuge!
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Male 142
Where to get lye? and methanol?
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Male 540
"the key to zombie survival is to not let it happen in the first place...tada..."

And if wishes were horses we`d all be eating steak.
Face it.
The zombie apocalypse is *going* to happen.
All we can do is prepare.
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Male 762
Because lots of lye and methanol will be much more readily available than petrol in a zombie apocalypse.
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Male 3,745
"Too complicated. Something goes wrong and the whole thing is f*cked. Versatility is the key to zombie survival."


the key to zombie survival is to not let it happen in the first place...tada...
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Male 10,855
NEAT-O!
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Male 1,081
Is it a good idea to keep your firearms in your cooking quarters?
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Male 1,116
@VirtualParty I think the live, farm, and store decks are just separate barges being pulled by the main boat.
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Male 1,116
Zombie diesel!
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Male 787
all the layers on the boat are assumed to be the main deck..you`d have to choose from one of the designs unless you got a drat ton of money or four ships.
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Male 315
Too complicated. Something goes wrong and the whole thing is f*cked. Versatility is the key to zombie survival.
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Male 7,817
Link: Best Zombie Safehouse [Pic] [Rate Link] - If there is a zombie apocalypse, I`m going to this guys house.
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