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The Last Man Blog – How long would you survive?
It’s been the subject of a million pub conversations. Virtually every zombie survivalist and prepper has considered it.
Why not just barricade yourself somewhere safe & see out the apocalypse in style?
It sounds tempting. Find a safe place and cut yourself off from the zombies, the virus, and the world. But, how would any of us respond to such a challenge. Few of us go an hour without a conversation, text or email crossing our paths.
Well, this May, I will be cutting myself off from the world for 5 days of solitary confinement in an ex-cold war bunker here in the UK. I will have no human contact for the entire period and live off the rations I bring with me. I will be alone in a giant concrete bunker, below ground at all times.
The scenario is simple. I will be the last survivor of an apocalypse. I believe it was a zombie apocalypse. It could have been something else – a plague, meteor, whatever…

 I am secure in a huge underground bunker. Four floors of empty and abandoned Cold War corridors to wander and explore…  
This is going to happen by me in May. This will be my mini-apocalypse. I will cut off, alone and with no idea what’s going on outside.
How will I get by? Books, wandering, imagining stuff, getting scared by shadows, cracking up – I just don’t know. I’ve never done anything like this before, few of us have.
Thinking it through I can’t work out whether it will end up like ‘I am Legend’ with me barricading myself in a small room for sleeping periods or if it will be a great chance to be alone for a week for the first time in my life.
I hope this small experiment will provide some insight into the question above and provide some insight into what it’s like to be a lone survivor…
Details to follow and I will be sending one blog update per day so you can track the state of my sanity as we go along…

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12/5/2014 11:03:14 PM
Well, at the beginning my weopan would probably have to be a measly lead pipe with a knife tucked into my belt, in case I need to do some slicing. But, of course, somewhere around the 30 minute mark, I'll have grabbed a gun (probably a pistol, I'm not able to handle much more now. . . but later on I'll become stronger and a better shot so then I'll get a shotgun/rifle). I don't know if I'd try a car. I might go in the family car with my family, but if my parents die I'm grabbing my bike. . . I'm pretty fast with it and it's very convenient. As for hideouts, well, it depends. Hopefully the government has set out Safe Houses, if so I'll go from one to the other a la Left 4 Dead. If I find another group of survivors, though, I'd try to find a house and we could take shifts guarding the door. If I'm still alone and there are no Safe Houses, I guess I'll simply hide wherever is most convenient for the night, and move out first thing in the morning.As for friends, well, there I'm in trouble. Being a teenage girl, all my friends are teenage girls, but whereas I've been desensitized by video games and movies they're still a lot of wimps. Plus they can't run in the shoes they wear. So, I'm leaving them behind. I could hang out with my brother and his friends, as they also play video games, have shot guns before (in a gun range) and are all boy scouts.As you can see, I've thought a lot about this.
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