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defyalllogic
03-03-2011, 01:01 AM
I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks about this, but i might be the least practical...


I always wonder about pads and pons and the best way to keep my self cover the longest. (o.b. FTW)

I'd raid the pharmacy and get antibiotics, vitamins, and baby wipes. (I'd probably need to get a book explaining what everything is first though...)

I'd want to settle on a hair style early, before it got out of hand (I have an afro an worry about it turning into one giant knot or needing to cut it all off)

I'd want my Nintendo DS too. (I plan to do a lot of hiding.)

JoNightshade
03-03-2011, 01:10 AM
#1 - Is my son okay? If no, lay down and die. If yes, proceed to
#2 - Pharmacy. Agreed that this is majorly important. I'd stock up on antibiotics and painkillers. Also birth control, as my cycle goes insane without it.
#3 - Guns. Lots of guns.
#4 - Canned food, water purifiers, etc.
#5 - Warm clothing, sleeping bags, tents, etc.

defyalllogic
03-03-2011, 01:14 AM
#2 - Pharmacy. Agreed that this is majorly important. I'd stock up on antibiotics and painkillers. Also birth control, as my cycle goes insane without it.


Birth Control is also something I'd grab from the Pharmacy. No need to estimate (or carry an extra 15-32lbs) when you're already not sure of your basic needs.

mscelina
03-03-2011, 01:20 AM
1. Easily defensible shelter protected from the elements.
2. A clean water supply or the ability to purify water for drinking.
3. Ample supplies of non-perishable food.
4. Medical and first aid supplies.
5. batteries. Lots and lots of batteries, particularly for the radio.
6. Weapons.

Priene
03-03-2011, 01:21 AM
1) Shed full of Wine Gums
2) My own hovercraft
3) Mutant repellent

thothguard51
03-03-2011, 01:28 AM
Mutant repellant is a must...

BunnyMaz
03-03-2011, 01:48 AM
Hmmm...

Immediate things I would go for are...
1- canned/dried food
2- loads of medicines/first aid stuff
3- seeds for vegetables
4- tools - all sorts of tools. gardening tools, fixing tools, bags of nails and screws, a hand-worked oil press, a good axe, a good knife and a set of sharpening stones
5- knowledge. I'd raid a library or a bookshop - info on animal keeping, land maintenance, herbal medicine, bushcraft, etc
6- waterproof fabrics and heavywieght, durable fabrics.
6- stuff to make cloth. I already knit and sew, but a spinning wheel and a portable loom (both exist still and are used as hobby items, yes, I'm not that out of date!) would give me more longterm choices
7- transport. A vehicle of some sort might be fine for short term, but if petrol runs out I'm gonna want another way to get around unless I find somewjhere to settle quickly

I'm not too bothered about monthlies - I make reusable cloth pads all the time for charity giveaways so that is easy enough. But I would be worried about contraception - condoms have a use-by limit and assuming the other hald survives to go adventuring with me ending up pregnant would not be good.

Longterm I'd want to find somewhere with a decent sized patch of land I could work and that could be made secure easy enough. Get some bees, some goats and some chickens in - raid abandoned farms or whatever. Get a couple of fair-sized dogs.

That said, if the apocalypse wasn't a sudden event I'd probably have already been stocking up on things like seeds, tools, and those long-term canned supplies used by people on mountaineering treks and the like.

One thing - caustic soda. Once you run out of supplies of shop-bought soap you're gonna need to make your own, and making lye by hand is tricky - caustic soda can be used as a substitute ingredient for soap making in a pinch.

Oh! Bras. A HUGE amount of them. My H-cups go through bras quickly and it doesn't matter how well I prepare, you can't do much if your back gives out!

scarletpeaches
03-03-2011, 01:50 AM
1) Cake

Lavern08
03-03-2011, 02:01 AM
#1. Bacon

#1(a). Grits

Drachma10
03-03-2011, 02:17 AM
The zombie apocalypse?

Alright!
1)Gather a group (If you're alone you're in trouble)(Also, I don't care who. If my family didn't make it I wouldn't go back.)
2)Gun store
3)Walmart for food and other supplies
4)Head somewhere cold (Zombies+no body heat+cold= zombiecicles)
5)Head back south with the bravest of the group to have some zombie killing fun :)

(I will be heartless if the zombie apocalypse were to come)

Drachma10
03-03-2011, 02:32 AM
If it's not the zombie apocalypse
and it's only the ice cream apocalypse,
I'm all over the waffle cones.

You can have 'em

I call the sugar cones

Shakesbear
03-03-2011, 02:58 AM
Chocolate.

White wine.

A large flatish water proof container, a sheet of strong plastic, a large stone,four sturdy sticks and strong string.

A cat who would be well fed and hunt for me.

Seeds.

Candles. Maybe.

My teddy bear.

Complete works of Will the Quill.

bettielee
03-03-2011, 03:11 AM
I'm going to be with the overlords in command central, watching all you pathetic ants on the viewscreens.

Drachma10
03-03-2011, 03:58 AM
I'm going to be with the overlords in command central, watching all you pathetic ants on the viewscreens.

It's not fair(y) You can fly and zombies can't

(Sorry I couldn't resist) :)

Button
03-03-2011, 06:02 AM
Cajun and I talk about this all the time.

Get the kids.
Seeds and garden supplies.
Medications as many as possible.
Guns.
Food and supplies.
Books on survival.
Biggest boat we can find to live on that we can operate.

He has gigs of books of third world skill on how to do nearly everything just in case of emergency. ;)

defyalllogic
03-03-2011, 06:04 AM
Shoes and Wine are definitely on my list!

I think I'm more of a knife person I can't aim to save my life in video games so i'd hate to see that play out with my real life on the line. I'd probably want long leather gloves (like the evening kind) and hidden blades.

Actually in any kind of apocalypse I'd probably go for the ice cream and junk food first. it's going to spoil first. Also, it might feel like a little party for a little while.

BigWords
03-03-2011, 06:24 AM
My main priority would be concealing my involvement in the apocalypse...

Cliff Face
03-03-2011, 11:49 AM
I'd already be dead. Here's how it would play out:

I invent something that can destroy the world.
I build it into a mountainside, ala James Bond villains.
I demand a trillion dollars and control of the world's oil supply.
The global Government infiltrates my mountain and tries to kill me.
I hit start on the Doomsday Device, then get a bullet through my chest.
The bullet goes into the controls, stuffing the system up.
Doomsday doesn't officially occur, but the world's magnetic field is irrevocably disturbed, causing no piece of electronic technology to ever work again.
I'm dead, the world is screwed, and then come the zombies...

...

I totally go in for theatrics. I'd rather die during a plot to cause the apocalypse than die after the apocalypse occurs.

:)

Switch-Phase
03-03-2011, 12:26 PM
Eh.. First I'd choose a boat and have friends load it up with fuel, hiegene products, and canned/dried goods.

While they're off doing that I'd go raid the gun and military stores, filling a truck with everything including handcuffs and gasmasks.

Then I'd stop at a conevience store, grabbing all smokes and beef jerky.

All the while I'd have the remaining friends loading up the ship with as much liquor as possible. Endless booze. I'd pick up porn to keep my people semi entertained while we sail on to find other islands who perhaps survived with better luck.

BigWords
03-03-2011, 04:05 PM
If all the smokes, drink and porn are gone by the time I decide to venture forth from my hiding place, you will all be doomed. Just sayin'...

Anninyn
03-03-2011, 04:58 PM
I've actually put a LOT of serious thought into this.

Initial concerns:
-Defensible shelter for myself and other useful people- I have a list of people who I'd ideally like to help me out, because of certain skills they have.
-Food; and books on how to scavenge/grow foodstuffs
-weapons
-birth control
- medicines and medical textbooks

Later concerns:
-Larger defensible shelter- large enough to bring more survivors in for rebuilding and repopulation. Places offered to those with useful skills first.
-Farming equipment
- water filters
-fuel and vehicles- only used for emergencies.

I actually have several very detailed plans for survival depending on the type of apocalypse. One involves retaking and inhabiting the Norman Castle we have in my city as an ultimately defensible and maintable position.

Max Vaehling
03-03-2011, 05:06 PM
If all the smokes, drink and porn are gone by the time I decide to venture forth from my hiding place, you will all be doomed. Just sayin'...
Hey, it's an apocalypse. So, no porn.

For me, the two most important things woud be knowledge and sustainability. So, canned goods for the short term, but a garden would be a priority. As close as possible to a library.

Also, I'd try to gang up with a couple of likeminded people. You can create a much more stable farming envirponment when you're in a group. We could build a farm around the library and fortify it.

Guns, just in case things get rough. Especially if it's a zombie apocalypse.

Priene
03-03-2011, 05:34 PM
I actually have several very detailed plans for survival depending on the type of apocalypse. One involves retaking and inhabiting the Norman Castle we have in my city as an ultimately defensible and maintable position.

Better watch out for the skateboarding goths outside Castle Mall. They'll probably have gone feral.

Vito
03-03-2011, 05:54 PM
My first priority will be updating my pickup line. Something tells me that "Hey, foxy lady!" just won't work in the post-apocalyptic world.

Anninyn
03-03-2011, 05:55 PM
Better watch out for the skateboarding goths outside Castle Mall. They'll probably have gone feral.
It's OK, as a goth myself I know their weakspots. I just need to throw over-priced black clothes at them until they tear each other apart for ownership for the last pair of jeans with skeleton handprints on the arse.

Cella
03-04-2011, 06:15 AM
I'm pretty sure I don't want to survive the apocalypse.

thothguard51
03-04-2011, 06:29 AM
Starting a Harem.

I mean we got to repopulate the word right?

mccardey
03-04-2011, 06:32 AM
Vacuum. My priority is always to vacuum.

I don't know why. I think it's a Catholic thing.

Cella
03-04-2011, 06:34 AM
My first priority will be updating my pickup line. Something tells me that "Hey, foxy lady!" just won't work in the post-apocalyptic world.
but it's working okay now?


:)

BunnyMaz
03-04-2011, 06:39 AM
I'm pretty sure I don't want to survive the apocalypse.

fair enough, but if you become one of the shambling undead you won't get to join in the awesome zombie shooting and homebrew experiments parties. Except, y'know, as target practice.

Cella
03-04-2011, 06:40 AM
Vacuum. My priority is always to vacuum.

I'm sure things will be very messy. You'll be busy!

DeleyanLee
03-04-2011, 06:55 AM
I thought Dean Winchester stopped the Apocalypse already--so if he hasn't, then my only priority is kicking his ass.

BunnyMaz
03-04-2011, 05:19 PM
Why no porn? We gotta keep ourselves happy. Unless the party boat might also be the orgy boat...?

My biggest problem is, I know that going it alone is a recipe for doom and death, but damnit I wanna go it alone! Or semi-alone. The other half can come to. And I need to find a way the cats can join us. Maybe the other half's little sis'. She'd make an awesome plucky sidekick.

shyne
03-04-2011, 05:39 PM
My priority is to never go full retard...again.

regdog
03-04-2011, 05:49 PM
Round up survivors to feed to the mutant zombies so I make my escape.

Alpha Echo
03-04-2011, 05:50 PM
Husband.

Stepdaughter.

Beer, wine, cigarettes. :tongue

Water.

Guns.

Vito
03-06-2011, 12:14 AM
but it's working okay now?



Works like a charm! But you've gotta say it just the right way: "Haaay, fox-eee laaaaaaaa-deee!" :Thumbs:

Bmwhtly
03-06-2011, 12:50 AM
The same priorities I have pre-apocalypse:

Ale and Pies.

bdboop
03-06-2011, 01:48 AM
Not sure I'd make any extra-special efforts to stay on the planet.