Thursday, January 10, 2013

Old Mossback Asks: Single? Zombie-Fearing? Here's What to Do in Case of Attack

This contraption easily can be attached to your car via bungee cords
The Old Mossback has come in from protesting outside his local zoo, and has turned his attention to serious matters. He is concerned that some of our readers may not fully be prepared for possible Zombie attack - specifically, those of you who are single. In mainstream Zombie-attack lore, the singletons typically are portrayed in a way that has caused the Mossy One to worry for their wellbeing, and... oh goodness, I'll just let him talk about it. Take it away, Mossback...

The Single Person and the Zombie Horde: What to Do?
By Old Mossback

First of all, I would like to say thank you to all the fans of the Polly Grief series for their support while I was ill a few weeks ago in Malabo. Today I am back in Panama City, Florida, resting, taking my meds and watching TV.

According to my TV viewing, it seems there has been a lot of interest concerning Zombies and how that problem should be dealt with. We are told of families and communities fighting off the Zombie hordes and, sadly, in some cases each other. While the Polly Grief series will continue in the near future, at this time we will deal with Zombies and the single unattached person. 

For too long we have seen the single person portrayed as an anti-social loner. In almost every Zombie story, that person comes off at the end as a misunderstood individual who dies a heroic death defending his or her survivor-community, fighting off hundreds of Zombies while armed only with a machete. How can we forget that classic scene near the end when the family or survivor-community finally makes it to relative safety, and looks back at the loner left behind doing his or her imitation of the Alamo? A real tear jerker, to say the least. 

In truth, there is no way a single person could survive alone a large scale Zombie outbreak. These articles will discuss short term survival in search of a survivor community. Here is what you, the singleton, must do in order to meet that goal.

Departing the scene of a Zombie outbreak, you should have your Zombie breakout kit. It is best to have this kit prepared and ready to go. You must pack what you need - not what you merely want. 

Weight and volume of the gear will be a major consideration. The picture that I have posted is my Zombie escape vehicle that I am preparing now. According to SSK, I have way too much free time, as I am getting ready for a Zombie outbreak. I prefer to think of myself as being prudent.

The bike and trailer can be attached to my car via bungee cords and transported easily. Once I am unable to find gas, I will abandon the car. As a survivor, I will press on using my bike.  


Almost all Zombie-attack survival books heap praise on the shotgun. For the single person, though, I have to say with reluctance that the shotgun and its ammo should be left behind with the car. One person can only carry so much, even when using a bike trailer combination. You should, however, have a rifle.

The rifle should be a .223 caliber;  the weapon is light as the ammo (FN/FAL paratrooper).

There should be two (2) pistols in your survivor kit. One semi and one revolver. The revolver has one main advantage in a Zombie outbreak: saving the brass for later use is far easier than when using a semi-auto. Some experts may say more than one handgun is a waste, but I disagree. (Colts .45 1911A1 and Colt Python)

The .22 rifle, such as a Ruger 10/22 model, also should get serious consideration for placement in your battery. The .22 makes for a excellent survival rifle. (Ruger 10/22)


You should have 500 rounds per weapon, with the exception of the .22, as I believe the carry limit should be at least 1000 rounds for the rimfire

Survival tip: The currency of a survivor could be loose rounds of ammo. You may want pack some .38, .40 SW, 9MM ammo for the use of currency when making an escape. The trick is to use ammo that is not the caliber of your survivor battery. Why? When trading for a loaf of bread, the worry and stress of perhaps trading away your survivor ammo is eliminated.
One note to the readers: When you abandon the car, please be a good neighbor and leave the keys behind and a note welcoming the new occupant. Just because you could not find gas, does not mean someone else could not.
 Now we are on our bike headed to what I hope will be a designated safe zone.  

To be continued....


Another Navy Guy said...

And I was just asking for another story from Mossback. Bobcat Zebra!

El jefe said...

Bobcat Zebra? lol!