22 January 2009

What Are Your Chances Of Surviving...

A Zombie Apocalypse?

(Hehe! Sorry to all my prepper cohorts! I couldn't resist!)


Thought I'd throw a little fun yall's way! Saw this and you guys immediately came to mind.

And here's one in special honor of HermitJim!

The Caffeine Click Test - How Caffeinated Are You?

On a serious note-- I'm headed to them thar hills!!!

O.k., so I won't go until March, and it'll only be for three days... I need to do a test run to my property. Get the lay of the land (well, find the place, first!), scope out the nearest neighbors, and just generally breathe the fresh air for a long weekend.

I don't have any edifice at all on the place, as I just bought it. No electricity. No running water...
A TEST RUN. Find out how ready I really am, what I'd be lacking for immediate survival if TSHTF and I had to bug out. Sure, kind of unfair-- I know the trip is coming so can prepare, but...

Don't we ALL? AIN'T WE ALL?

A few days camping in the Ozarks, in March (when it is likely to still be a bit nippy [read: downright frigid to this warm-natured Texas boy] will be a real-live wake-up call. Damn straight I'm gonna be extra-diligent in preparing for the venture; even a weekend hiking, or a day fishing, or an hour frolicking through the local strip mall can fast become a life-or-death scenario. I'll take everything I can think of that I'll need.

But ain't there always something we forgot, or left behind, or will 'discover' we need(ed)?

Better on a 'practice' trip than the real deal... It'll allow me to become even more vigilant.
Name of the ... well, it ain't a "game", now is it?

All that, and I get to skip work for a few days and bask in the Magic of the Hills! HAR!
I'll take plenty of photos!

And of course I'll keep prepping in the interim, in case the new Hat(field)s in the Oval Orifice bring the real McCoy on before then...

More soon, folks.



Rod said...

You never can be too prepared!
I'm weel konow for being well prepared everytime we go hunting and it still seems at least to that I have forgotten something!
Start making that list and checking it twice

wendigo said...

I have my Zombie Survival Plan in place!

the dafthermits (Mel n andy and wee clan) said...

Hi Cygnus

thanks for popping over to the bus

i am really looking forward to the pics my friend

have fun


ps the signal is well slow at the mo but hopefully it will be better when i get the new wagon done and we head further north

take care my friend

Livia Indica said...

Awesome. Hey, once you find out where it's at you better give me some kick ass directions. I have never even been to that county.

Edain said...

Looking forward to some pic's. :)

Stephanie in AR said...

I have a 70% chance of surviving but I read the " The Zombie Survival Guide" and "WWZ" by Max Brooks so had a clue how to answer. I will never get 100% because I will always go look for my immediate family & try to help others if it doesn't endager myself. Those answers really lower your score. They are pretty good reads too (hint hint).

March is a good time to go -can see where the boggy areas are & walk around before the brambles get going.

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Thanks for stopping in! I'm sure something will get left behind, but for only # days, as long as it's not toilet paper or beer, I'll manage...

Hey there Wendigo! I betterget me one of those; second time through and only slightle bertter than 50%. And Houston's already full of Zombies; post-apocalypse... sheesh, I can't fathom!

Hello there me Scottish wayfarers!
Sure my pictures won't approach those on Purely Pictures, but they'll serve me well for dreaming until the BIG (permanent) MOVE! Thanks for visiting!

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Lidia, me lovely little wench, I'll do just that! I've zoomed down from google maps, cursor-followed the road directions from the realtor, and could darn near count the trees!
I'll purchase a Mo. map soon and detail several different routes. Won't post em here though; we'd have an involuntary festival or picnic going! HA!

I'll let you know fairly soon, Lady!
Thanks for coming over for a few...

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Hi there Edain! You should stop by more often; usually always here (or at work... four-letter word, work-- but paying those land payments!hehe..) I'll try to get some decent ones!
'See' you again soon, I hope!

Stephanie! always good to hear from the neck o' the woods what'll someday welcome this ol' bird...
Guess I better visit a library or B&N, or risk wrath! :)
I do so look forward to the trip. Thanks for the info. I'd welcome any more helpful advice you might care to share; not unfamiliar with the general geography (used to have a grandma lived at the base of Pettit Jean Mountain); we'd visit every year for Thanksgiving, but spring will be a welcome change!
Always glad to hear from ya! Yall come back now, y'hear?!!

Unknown said...

I knew you couldn't resist, though I didn't take the Zombie one...I'll have to go do that!

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

OAA, You better come looking for me!!!


Ah, would that it were...

Lazy Housewife said...

I almost scored as high as you. 53% chance of surviving a zombie attack. Funny quiz :)

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Hi LAzy! hear you enjoyed my ten... Good:D I had a lot of fun:):):)