Life's important questions.
Now one of my officemates, who we will refer to as Davan, had never considered this question. Indeed, he hadn't even pondered the various tactical distinctions between the fleet-footed Nu Zombies of recent years, and the shambling undead of yesteryear. Much less had he considered the difference in the difficulties presented by zombies generated by some sort of zombie-comet versus those created by an infectious agent. Even less had he considered the advantages of zombies with a limited shelf-life. I was simply shocked. How careless can one man be?
My other officemate, who happens to be my Former Hypothetical Roommate (FHR) had actually considered this question before. As it happens, so had I. I can't really share our migratory plans following the apocalypse, save that we prefer an area that can be defended, and is spacious enough to support agriculture. I can, however, share that we agree that if we are confronting Nu Zombies we need some sort of rifle that is capable of firing three-round bursts. On the other hand, Old School zombies clearly can be dealt with using a medium to large caliber semi-automatic rifle with decent sights and/or a scope. A large caliber backup pistol of the semi-automatic variety was also deemed highly desirable. It was agreed that, if available, long sleeved clothing of some tough material that is relatively resistant to human bites would be a good thing. It's quite remarkable how many otherwise-minor wounds prove to be fatal when zombies are involved!
Our main priorities in the event of apocalypse can be summed up as weapons, ammunition, transportation, fuel, water, and food, in that order. Shelter, doubtless, would come later but qualifies as a short-to-medium term objective, rather than an immediate priority. Hey, if you get bogged down in oh, say, a shopping mall life is likely to get better briefly, and then get a whole lot worse.
We also debated the relative virtues of a selection of heavier weapons. We decided that mortars and grenade launchers would be quite useful- especially if we could establish a relatively open perimeter and kill zone. The usefulness of flamethrowers, however, seemed limited. After all, zombies don't seem to feel pain, so you'd really have to wait for them to disintegrate via fire. I just don't think we have that kinda time. Finally, we thought that polearms might be handy in the event we were able to establish a perimeter. You know, you could use them to thin the ever-present zombie hordes pressing against the fences. You conserve ammo that way.
Needless to say, sometimes we are really desperate to not discuss sociology.
So, in any case, now that we've had our chance, I'm curious: what plans has everyone else made in case of zombie apocalypse? Anyone want to share their brilliant ideas? And if they're especially good, I might be persuaded to offer some "fabulous" prizes. C'mon, put that comment function to good use!
And be sure, as you write, to use your braaaaaaiiiiiinnnnnnnssssss!