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Youch! I’m in Washington State. 35 on the list and pink! I guess I’ll just avoid Seattle. That’s the zombie hub in our state. That’ll be easy to do. I already avoid Seattle and I can head East to the ag part of the State or get lost in the numerous mountains here.
 

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Looks like we're done for in Florida.
But we live on a hill, so I can see 'em coming.
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I read things about what a person should have in barter currency in a major catastrophe. US dollars might be worth nothing. Some say gold or silver because it will never lose value. But does it make sense to barter an ounce of gold for a loaf of bread? And if food is very scarce, what would you do with an ounce or a pound of gold? I think that having a few (or several) cases of whiskey might be better for bartering. Beer would be good but has a short shelf life. Or maybe 6 months of MRE (emergency meals) or 100 # of rice to use/barter. In discussing this with a friend, he thought that maybe a handgun and a box of bullets would be the most effective to acquire food/critical supplies. ;-)

Just kidding.... ;)
 

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Actually BJR, I think bullets ARE a suggested medium of exchange for preppers because of their size, demand, usefulness, etc.

It's nice to have something to take our minds off all the rest of the world's problems. Indiana's #35 on the list, but the BBQ is better over in Kentucky, so I hope they'll go there instead.
 

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I read things about what a person should have in barter currency in a major catastrophe. US dollars might be worth nothing. Some say gold or silver because it will never lose value. But does it make sense to barter an ounce of gold for a loaf of bread? And if food is very scarce, what would you do with an ounce or a pound of gold? I think that having a few (or several) cases of whiskey might be better for bartering. Beer would be good but has a short shelf life. Or maybe 6 months of MRE (emergency meals) or 100 # of rice to use/barter. In discussing this with a friend, he thought that maybe a handgun and a box of bullets would be the most effective to acquire food/critical supplies. ;-)

Just kidding.... ;)

Some states are adopting Goldbacks. They solve the problem by making small fractions of gold.

 
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In my opinion:
- Alaska is best state for surviving a zombie apocalypse because its remote location and harsh terrain make it a difficult place for zombies to thrive, and its sparse population means there would be fewer potential victims to turn into zombies;
- Rhode Island is worst state for surviving a zombie apocalypse because it`s the smallest state in the U.S. and has a high population density, which would make it difficult for survivors to avoid large groups of zombies.
 

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In my opinion:
- Alaska is best state for surviving a zombie apocalypse because its remote location and harsh terrain make it a difficult place for zombies to thrive, and its sparse population means there would be fewer potential victims to turn into zombies;
- Rhode Island is worst state for surviving a zombie apocalypse because it`s the smallest state in the U.S. and has a high population density, which would make it difficult for survivors to avoid large groups of zombies.
Zombies don’t attack by states, but by population densities. A scientific fact!
 

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The UP in Michigan would be a great place to hang out i hear Zombies hate black flies and pasties.
 

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The UP in Michigan would be a great place to hang out i hear Zombies hate black flies and pasties.

I thought that most of the male zombies and males in general are attracted to most females in pasties. I could be wrong but when I see a female in pasties I always avoid it because it could be a trap.

Bill
 

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Shouldn't this whole thread be moved over to the Humor thread? This is some funny sh*t. :ROFLMAO:

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No one wondered what kind of trap is the woman with the pasties so I guess I will tell you. It's a booby trap, lol.

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Looks like we're done for in Florida.
But we live on a hill, so I can see 'em coming.
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Hills? In Florida? I saw a “hill” once in Pompano Beach. My husband laughed at me because what I thought was a hill was an old landfill!
 

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Hills? In Florida? I saw a “hill” once in Pompano Beach. My husband laughed at me because what I thought was a hill was an old landfill!
My house is the high-point of my neighborhood (138').
Anyone heading to my house, has to come up the "hill."
 

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I did my analysis in the run up to Y2K and decided that beer would be the best barter medium.
The trouble with beer is that it has a fairly short shelf life. Even if refrigerated.
 

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The trouble with beer is that it has a fairly short shelf life. Even if refrigerated.
It is a renewable resource. Grains + Yeast + Water + Hops = Beer

It also renders non-potable water to a drinkable product through a simple sand filter.
 

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It is a renewable resource. Grains + Yeast + Water + Hops = Beer

It also renders non-potable water to a drinkable product through a simple sand filter.
PBR (Pabst Blue ribbon) used to sell canned malt for making home brew. All you had to add was water and some yeast. Preferably beer yeast. Bread yeast works but it is like a hand grenade. I suspect that the canned malt could be stored for a long time. Yeast, if kept cool, could probably last for a few years.

But storing canned or bottled beer (even refrigerated) for more than a year or two would result in skunky and perhaps sour beer.

So, maybe in an apocalypse it would be better to stock up on malt and yeast. Or hard liquor.
 

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In my opinion:
- Alaska is best state for surviving a zombie apocalypse because its remote location and harsh terrain make it a difficult place for zombies to thrive, and its sparse population means there would be fewer potential victims to turn into zombies;
- Rhode Island is worst state for surviving a zombie apocalypse because it`s the smallest state in the U.S. and has a high population density, which would make it difficult for survivors to avoid large groups of zombies.

makes sense, ophiocordyceps may not survive in sub freezing temps
 
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Zombies don’t attack by states, but by population densities. A scientific fact!
"Zombies don’t attack by states, but by population densities" is not a scientific fact but rather a fictional concept often portrayed in works of zombie fiction.

Zombies are a fictional concept, and while they may vary in their portrayal in different works of fiction, they do not exist in reality. Therefore, any discussion of how zombies attack or behave cannot be considered a scientific fact.

In the real world, population densities can affect the spread of diseases, including viral outbreaks, but this has no connection to the fictional concept of zombies. It's important to distinguish between fact and fiction to avoid confusion and misinformation.
 

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Spoilsport.
 

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But storing canned or bottled beer (even refrigerated) for more than a year or two would result in skunky and perhaps sour beer.

Barley wine can be stored for decades. In fact, it's not ready to drink for several years after bottling. Google "Sam Adams Utopia." India Pale Ale was created to solve the problem, "How do we make a beer which still tastes good after a 4-month long voyage to India?"

But you're not going to get results with a can of malt syrup.

Real preparedness means knowing how to brew beer from scratch -- including malting your own barley. Distilling your own alcohol (for both antiseptic and recreational uses). Synthesizing antibiotics from moldy bread. Birthing farm animals. Growing crops. Anyone who thinks mere gold and ammo will get the job done is lazy.
 
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