What if you was at a family get together, hour in you see chaos take place.

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What if you was at a family get together, hour in you see chaos take place.

Post by GEMINI[]92 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:04 pm

What if you was at a family get together hour in you notice good group of people is heading your way. But FAST!!! As they get closer you see they wasn't human. They was zombie. What would you do? What the first action will you take?

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Post by yossarian » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:13 pm

Even zombies have enough brains to steer clear of one of my family's gatherings.
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Post by Dabster » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:15 pm

Take a hearty draught of rum, grab my cutlass and scream, "Repel boarders!"
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Post by Stercutus » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:27 pm

Zombies at a family gathering eh? Who would have thought?
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Post by majorhavoc » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:44 pm

I be like: but they is good group of people zombies! They only want my family and I can always get another. So I tell them this is not my beautiful house! This is not my beautiful wife! How did I get here?

Before they can react, I say: where is that large automobile?

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Post by NT2C » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:02 pm

Realize that I was dreaming, wake up, swear never to attempt chili-cheesecake before bed ever again.

I have nothing to do with my family.
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Post by RickOShea » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:13 pm

I'd go to my truck and grab my machete and 36" wrecking bar, and gather with my similarly armed relatives. In one voice, we would yell the family war cry....

"You think you're better than us? It's go time! Mandelbaum! Mandelbaum! Mandelbaum!"

Then, like a phalanx of balding, beer-bellied Hoplites, we would charge.
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Post by GEMINI[]92 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:17 pm

RickOShea wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:13 pm
I'd go to my truck and grab my machete and 36" wrecking bar, and gather with my similarly armed relatives. In one voice, we would yell the family war cry....

"You think you're better than us? It's go time! Mandelbaum! Mandelbaum! Mandelbaum!"

Then, like a phalanx of balding, beer-bellied Hoplites, we would charge.
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Post by flybynight » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:24 pm

All my family get together hours are chaos. As far as I know , we could be the zombies
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Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:10 pm

NT2C wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:02 pm
Realize that I was dreaming, wake up, swear never to attempt chili-cheesecake before bed ever again.

I have nothing to do with my family.
Minus the chili-cheesecake, that sounds about like what'd happen with me.

Only time I see the rest of my family is around the holidays and even then I'm hiding in my bedroom watching reruns of "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" or finding some other reason to avoid my brothers and their wives.

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Post by Zed Hunter » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:26 pm

I only have my wife and adult kids, and my 2 cousins who i haven't seen in years. She still has ants uncles and a slew of cousins. We last saw them at the wake for her father's sister 3-4 years ago. So it would be a very small family gathering. Only my son and I are weapons savvy so we'd all wind up zed chow.

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Post by Stercutus » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:45 pm

majorhavoc wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:44 pm
I be like: but they is good group of people zombies! They only want my family and I can always get another. So I tell them this is not my beautiful house! This is not my beautiful wife! How did I get here?

Before they can react, I say: where is that large automobile?
You may say to yourself, my god, what have I done? after the money's gone.
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Post by SCBrian » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:35 pm

Stercutus wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:45 pm
majorhavoc wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:44 pm
I be like: but they is good group of people zombies! They only want my family and I can always get another. So I tell them this is not my beautiful house! This is not my beautiful wife! How did I get here?

Before they can react, I say: where is that large automobile?
You may say to yourself, my god, what have I done? after the money's gone.
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Post by wolf_from_wv » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:39 am

It might be our end, but it would be an end worthy of remembrance. Maybe the zombies would trip on the empty brass and steel cases and fall down...
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When them evildoers approach to devour my flesh.
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Post by manacheck » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:07 pm

My family doesn't require an hour for me to see chaos take place when there's any sort of get-together. Probably like most people.

Technically, however... if my family IS at a get-together, it usually means none of us are likely to be within many hours of our homes... or within 99.95% of any even *potential* preps we might have at our hands under regular circumstances.

Also, any such area of gathering is likely to be one that most of us, if not all, are mostly unfamiliar with (because if we're going to get together, it may as well be somewhere cool or interesting to whoever is deciding where it will be. :oh: ) ..Generally without any advance notice, good communication, or any type of research about the location beyond someone's third-person account of, "oh hey there's X, y, or z that's in that area I think maybe"... which is exactly why I almost always take a backpack with me despite hearing things about always taking a backpack with me in those situations. :?

It's pretty rare anyone else even thinks to grab tactical crackers or an extra water bottle for what almost always turns into a full day trip without any know reststops that are a certainty. Considering we frequently have several young children that get dragged along with those things along with us adults, it seems pretty dumb that I'm often the only one who thinks about those things- like dehydration or sunstroke. or the chattering teeth of frozen kids due to swimming without changes of clothes or any kind of towel to dry off with before it's even truly summer and a strong cold breeze- being a problem.
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Post by buck85 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:15 am

Sound like are family reunion....
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Post by mrgrtt123 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:47 pm

I feel like it's a movie wherein one by one someone have to die and only one will survive. I am 100% sure that I will try to save my Mom and use any weapon that is available at home. My grandpa has a riffle in the storage room.

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Post by wamba » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:26 pm

So I’m at a family get together and a mob of zombies shows up. I’d be torn between getting my hands on weapons to protect family while they reach safety. And tripping certain others to occupy the horde while family makes it to safety. I’m not proud of it but some lives are more important to me than others. Many of my family are in the habit of carrying at least in our vehicles, so with a little warning we might be able to handle the horde.
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Post by absinthe beginner » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:08 am

My family get-togethers tend to be chaotic in the best of times. Zombies turning up would be a positive relief.

As far as preparedness, my decade-long efforts to get my extended family to take some basic emergency preparedness measures have been for naught. Protecting my wife and kids are the first priority. But ultimately, I'm reconciled to the fact that most of my family members are going to have to reap the consequences of refusing to make preparedness a priority.

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Post by RoneKiln » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:10 pm

None of us would believe they were real zombies till it was too late. We'd be massacred.

Now, if we could somehow tweak the scenario to magically bypass the fatal period of disbelief, the massacre would be in reverse. It would take an incredible number of zombies to overrun my extended family. Especially the ladies. Too many of them have worked cattle, construction, or as industrial mechanics, and have the ferocity to scare the men they work with. I don't think they would even waste ammo on shamblers. They would just start swinging bar stools.

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Post by Andy in NH » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:03 pm

Fire up the Sentry Guns.
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Post by majorhavoc » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:46 pm

Andy in NH wrote:
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Fire up the Sentry Guns.
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Post by SRO1911 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:42 pm

Family get togethers for my clan are few and far between, and exclusively held at one of our very rural properties. It always seems to break down into a guns and ammo show and tell - having a few dozen people burn through your ammo is expensive, thus the few and far between.
The biggest concern in this scenario is convincing folks to take turns so we can count hits - no way to score when it's a free for all.

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