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Post by artyboy » Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:12 pm

RuleKeeper wrote:Fisrt grab my gear, 2nd try and raise my sister - head over to her place or if I reach her we will meet up at our place of work and head out from there - gather our other team members and head out
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Post by Toubrouk » Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:55 pm

I go for a weapon. Many of my friends think I am a psycho when I said that the hero in "28 days later" should have gone for a weapon first. Just think what could have happened if he had a machette or another weapon in the church?

Then, i go for the newspaper. What's the date? What are the headlines?

I try to reach someone, ANYONE, with my cellphone. I try foreign numbers.

If it don't work, I go rob the nearest gunshop and barricade myself somewhere for the next month or two.

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Post by mzat » Fri Mar 17, 2006 11:07 pm

sleep till 2 in the afternoon like i always do. then find away to hook up a car battery to my computer so i can play games on it then worry bout tshtf problems. *insert smoking here*

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Post by Da Law » Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:38 am

Hi MZAT. Just be carefull with that car battery. Good way to fry both yourself and/or your computer. And quit smoking will ya?
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Post by Haz-matt » Sat Mar 18, 2006 3:39 pm

Grab the Oly-arms plinker AR and a few extra mags, slip on the glock 17 and hop on the quad and check the neibors (nearest one is a quarter mile away). Then come back and make some hash and eggs.

Pull out the extra mags and make sure they are loaded. Put the AR's, SKS's and shot guns near all the doors.

Then maybe fire up the excavator and chain saw and make some anti bug out barriors to keep people out of the area. got to love the tight mountain valleys with good choke points.

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Post by MatC » Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:41 pm

As I mentioned in another post, I'd probably go into panic mode, trying to find someone (anyone) -- driving to the highway, calling my family and friends on the phone, and generally scouring the area for people. Then, if nobody was around, I would go into super-panic mode, where I would stay for likely an hour or more.

After calming back down, I would have to become uber-rational. I would make a survey of exactly what *is* left. Is everything exactly as it would have been, just without people? What about animals? Are all the animals gone too, or are they still around? Pets, zoo animals, wildlife? What about fish? Insects? Etc.

Once I had gotten whatever answers I could from my reflection time, I guess I would stock up on supplies at various local stores and head to my parents' home. If I found no one there, I would take a few sentimental items and then head out, possibly for good.

I'd get pretty lonely, so I'd have to find some way of amusing myself, literally for the rest of my life. It would probably be fun for a short while just to go into people's houses and see what I found there -- revisiting the past, so to speak. I'd do the same thing with businesses -- find out what's in "the back room," see what people were hiding in their desks, etc.

I would stock up on one-player board games. I'd grab batteries and every hand-held gaming system. Take copies of all those books I had been meaning to read. Etc.

After a few months of bottled water and canned goods, though, I'm sure I'd get restless. Preserved food won't last forever, so I would settle near a water source and go on periodic massive runs for needed supplies -- batteries, candles, water purifying tablets, etc. I'd use these runs both as necessary gathering times and as a way to break out of a rut. I'd decide to go to, say, the Mount Rushmore area. I'd see the sights (with no crowds!) take what I needed, and head back home.

Then again, I might need to start gardening full-time just to raise enough food to live. So I'd find a book that described how to live off the land, and I'd make the best of it.

And every day I'd wake up, hoping beyond hope, that everybody had reappeared, just like they disappeared.

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Post by Elusive Despot » Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:57 pm

I would first try to determine if anyone in my immediate vicinity is around, if not I would figure out if there were signs of struggle or an abrupt dissapearance. There would be the possibility of some kind of gas being used or a sonic weapon of some sort used to knock everyone out for easy removal.

Without any definate answers, only possibilities, I would load up me vehicle with supplies after scavanging surrounding homes, then head out to a BOL. Once secured, try to figure out what happened, but do so very discretley. If I did see people, I would watch from a distance and determine FOF, friend or foe.

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Post by Sango Wing » Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:23 pm

Vampire wrote:One morning, you wake up, and as you follow your morning ritual, you notice not seeing anybody. You go and see if anybody's home, but you find nothing. You try to call people, but they're not picking up. Meanwhile, you haven't seen anybody outside yet too. You turn on the TV and the radio, but all channels are out. It looks like you're all alone here. And still, you can't get rid of the feeling something's out there. It feels like someone is preparing a surprise-party for you, but less pleasant. Then you start thinking. What happened here? More important: what's going to happen? You decide it's time to act: what do you do?
Well, sucks being a teen. First off no driver's licence I'd panic on the spot. Then slowly but cautiously I'd walk out the door and walk halfway out in the middle of the street trying to find signs of life.

I'd get scared then get back in the house and try some phone numbers. When the no dial tone comes on I'd hang up the phone, and check the television. No reception? I get a little bit too worried after this and think what's the best thing to do no family members. They would leave me with an explanation why their gone. So normally i'd wait, I'd wait and I'd wait. This goes on for one 24 hour day.

They never show up. I have a feeling of loss about this and start making plans. I make my stand at my house! Because if anything touches their hands on my pets they...will...feel...my...wrath! Nobody gets left behind not the way I've been abandoned.

So I take my kicthen knife and think over where I'm going to go. Wally world's too far away. So I go where all the action is I go to a bunch of mini marts! Right down the hill from it's a Sheetz! :D

So I stockpile a shopping cart with the essetials and head for home. Seeing that humanity is gone or so I think, there should be no sin for what I'm doing. Then I repeat the process taking care with the fact I know what foods last the longest. I don't want botulism. :x

Then the waiting begins. If this is the rapture... God really shouldn't be angry with me on this one.

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Post by blackmesa » Tue May 30, 2006 6:18 am

You know.. if EVERYONE disappeared, then, the electricity would be gone in a matter of hours. If not less. Perhaps it'd already be gone.

I don't think your cellphones will work (the towers might, but the exchanges would be dead).

Furthermore, there'd probably be a few big, nasty fires growing within the cities and towns of the world. They'd be a big problem.

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Post by Kaladhan » Tue May 30, 2006 9:39 am

Sango Wing: Are you too young for these forums? How old are you?

My first plan would be to go to Wal-Mart!! (Just kidding)

I would panic once I confirm that there's nobody there. Really really panic. I would borrow a megaphone from a local Home Depot (3 minutes walk from my place). I would try calling for survivors.

About a month later, I would find a vehicle and load up on supplies. I would take my cat with me and hit the road. I would use spray cans to indicate on major road that "Frank was here on may 30th 2006". I would tour New England this way, hoping to meet someone.

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Post by Digital Leviathan » Tue May 30, 2006 2:24 pm

I'd call the cable company. If no one picked up I'd call various radio stations. If no one picked up I'd call the police station. If no one picked up I'd call 911. If no one picked up then I'd go on the internet, to see if anyone anywhere was around anymore. If other people were experiencing the same thing I'd work out a plan with at least a dozen of them, and meet up somewhere. I'd get some weapons ready, put on my gas mask(who knows why everyone's gone? It's best to be safe), get my BOB, and meet up with said people. If I could find none I'd go out and look for them.

There was a short story like this by Stephen King, "Langoliers" I believe it was called. It was a good story. Basically some people woke up on a plane and found that everyone else that wasn't sleeping was gone. All they found was fillings, dentures, and surgical pins where the people used to be.

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Post by undeaddeadguy » Tue May 30, 2006 3:56 pm

Vampire wrote:One morning, you wake up, and as you follow your morning ritual, you notice not seeing anybody. You go and see if anybody's home, but you find nothing. You try to call people, but they're not picking up. Meanwhile, you haven't seen anybody outside yet too. You turn on the TV and the radio, but all channels are out. It looks like you're all alone here. And still, you can't get rid of the feeling something's out there. It feels like someone is preparing a surprise-party for you, but less pleasant. Then you start thinking. What happened here? More important: what's going to happen? You decide it's time to act: what do you do?
1) Check and see if there were signs of a struggle. The movement of thousands of people will undoubtably leave something behind.

2) Grab the guns.

3) Check the nearby towns. Same thing? Go back home and try to find any cameras which were left on. Some public service camera must have been left on during whatever happend.

4) Still don't know what's going on? Start stocking up goods and barricading the home. And then Wait.

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Post by |rofl|>MY<|waffle| » Tue May 30, 2006 4:24 pm

wake up , go out to get the mail and if everything is quite than i know something is wrong go inside and grab and load the guns , grab BOB get in my truck and drive till i get to my BOL and if noone is their than i would freak out, call everyone i knew and if none answered i would baracade myself inside.
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Post by numberthree » Wed May 31, 2006 9:27 pm

Vindex wrote:There's a New Zealand S.F. movie about precisely this scenario, I forget the title, the cause of the mass disappearance in the movie was a physics experiment gone wrong. Ah, The Quiet Earth, 1985, thanks Google.

Clearing houses one by one would definitely be productive artyboy; would you find sets of pajamas lying in beds? Would tea kettles be boiling unattended on stoves? (potential fire hazard there)


That movie was called "The Quiet Earth". Only people actually in the process of dying at the moment of the disappearance remained....
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Post by jptp0831 » Wed May 31, 2006 10:08 pm

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Post by mackinsaw » Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:37 pm

hmmm. there is many ways to react. but personally I would put on all my camo, and sit in the big tree across the street with .22, single days supply of food and such in a pack sack. it would be better than driveing around and attracting atention, and the observations would be helpful in making the next steps of your plan. as for the next steps, it all dpends on what you observe, and what you think is best.
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Post by SPOOKHOUSE » Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:41 am

You know all those sound good but i still think i's have to go my approach. Grab all my guns strip down to my underwear slip on the cheap sunglasses,take up smoking and start screaming at the top of my lungs who's cooler than duke nukem now. Im pretty insane though. you probably shouldnt try this at home.
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Post by Tomcat1066 » Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:30 am

SPOOKHOUSE wrote:You know all those sound good but i still think i's have to go my approach. Grab all my guns strip down to my underwear slip on the cheap sunglasses,take up smoking and start screaming at the top of my lungs who's cooler than duke nukem now. Im pretty insane though. you probably shouldnt try this at home.
Why not? This is the only entertainment I get on Saturday night most weeks :oops:

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Post by MICKPORNO » Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:30 pm

after exhausting all efforts to detect some form of life **make a few phone calls, check the internet, I.M. some friends, listen on the ham freqs...etc** i'd run out in the streets nekkid with my uzi and start shooting up shit, setting stuff on fire, breaking shit and committing as many crimes as i can, and see if...

"DA LAW" shows up....
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Post by Da Law » Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:20 pm

OMG. :shock: :shock: :shock:

After I see MICKPORNO running around with nothing but a smile and an UZI my eyes would likely melt out of my head and I would have to try and survive the PAW blind.

Thanks MICK.

Edited to add: MICK is only kidding!!! I know him and he a lawfull sort that teaches his offspring to behave in a lawfull manner at all times.
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Post by MICKPORNO » Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:42 pm

but of course you know i'm kidding...about the setting fire shit anyway... :twisted:

but hey you know if there's no one around and breaking some laws is the only way to get you to rear your ugly head....then it's worth it!!!

and if you don't??? then i know i'm truly alone.

and i can take your squad car for a cruise..... :lol:
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Post by Twist » Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:48 pm

Well Well Well...If it aint Porno...It aint Shit...
Now you know Da Law...we all would be playin` cops and robbers...You the Cops of course...and we , The Robbers....
Good to have ya aboard Mick...Things are gonna start happin` now
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Post by Da Law » Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:36 pm

Mother of God.......... :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Post by Blacksh33p » Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:02 pm

Well, in this realistic situation, I am going to assume what most would really do. Wet themselves, or reflect on how you could have been a better person. After a Bitch session with myself, I would eat, brush teeth, et cetera.

I would then clean up every weapon in my house, load it, and suit up. Considering I do not know the situation, I would take what water supply I have, retrieve my Emergency Water, and get outside. I would also pack all of my food, et cetera, into my vehicle, assuming that's not gone too.

Unless this was just some trick, I would too check for neighbors or clear houses, and then probably wig out again, considering that the place is desolate.

Free Gasoline. That's what's next. If I still do not see a single thing, I'll get some gas. Not too much, but enough to get my ass out of trouble. Oil, and extra necessities if possible, and I might steal one or two things. Though, only something I would need in a dire situation, because who knows if the world is just hiding, waiting to see what kind of dirty, criminalistic person I am?

I would then go home, or if still no life, to the safest area I could find. Not a place that too many survivors would swarm to though. That would mean Military Bases, Police Stations, Grocery Stores, and the City Hall are all out of the question.

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