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  1. Jordan L. Hawk
    July 2, 2013 @ 4:50 pm

    I’m all about the fleet of airships. Mainly because of this song: http://youtu.be/YPH1OoTobtk

    PS: I have “expendable crew” dogtags.

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      July 3, 2013 @ 4:13 pm

      That is an awesome song! Thanks for sharing it, and I need those dog tags it’s good for your crew to understand their place.

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  2. EllieAnn
    July 2, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

    I’d build a house boat–seems like pretty much the safest option. And if there’s an apocalypse, safety is my middle name!

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  3. lynettemburrows
    July 2, 2013 @ 7:01 pm

    I’d buy a plane and a deserted island, stockpile it with drinking water, food, fuel, medications (all kinds) and lots and lots of books.

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  4. Kilian Metcalf
    July 2, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

    Your post reminds me of the Decameron by Bocaccio. People are fleeing the bubonic plague (not realizing, of course that they bring it with them) to a castle outside the city. Presumably the country is healthier than the cities in the 15th century. To amuse themselves, ten of them tell a story each for ten days, a total of one hundred stories. That’s what I would do. Find my favorite storytellers and lock ourselves up until the zombies get us.

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    • Mary Keegstra
      July 3, 2013 @ 10:19 am

      Until you faced the masque of the red death.

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      • Kilian Metcalf
        July 3, 2013 @ 9:46 pm

        Different plague, different time, and Poe was trying to scare the readers to death. Bocaccio knew his readers were scared enough already, so he was trying to amuse by telling them sexy stories.

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      July 3, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

      Yes if I can;t have books then story tellers will need to be interviewed and brought along. It sounds like a sad book 🙁

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      • Kilian Metcalf
        July 3, 2013 @ 5:01 pm

        Actually it’s pretty salacious, especially for the times. The storytellers were young and of the eat, drink, and be merry temperament. I don’t remember the end. I downloaded it from Kindle, so I’ll let you know if they survive or succomb. They’re all dead by now, anyway, so guess it doesn’t matter.

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  5. Sarah Brabazon
    July 2, 2013 @ 11:59 pm

    I’ve always thought that barricading myself in a library would be a good last-minute plan for the apocolypse. Nowadays I think assembling the people necessary to rebuild society would be key. I’d build an island resort and invite all my friends to stay. We could party while we waited

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      July 3, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

      Good plan, have you picked your library yet? I would like it’s a big decision.

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      • Sarah Brabazon
        July 7, 2013 @ 7:13 pm

        Obviously, I’ll have to pick one close to me. I have a couple of choices. One is close to the sea, and therefore a quicker getaway on my boat, but I have to consider the anchorage, which is exposed to the weather. The other has a better reference section and a cafe downstairs, so there would be the possibility of refrigeration if we rigged solar cells or wind generators on the roof. Plus, it would be easier defended in case of a zombie invasion by blowing the stairs.

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        • alicamckennajohnson
          July 17, 2013 @ 6:25 am

          Great plans, boats have been popular. I might have to research cruise ships 🙂

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  6. Mary Keegstra
    July 3, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    Tough question, I’m for a space ship capable of reaching a new Earth, a garden of Eden. Hopefully I would have time to plan ahead, and pack essentials, like a dozen laptops filled with Hundreds of Thousands of books, covering science, medicine, history, the arts, architecture, and philosophy. I don’t like apocalypse stories where the assumption is all libraries seem to be closed and no one knows how to do anything anymore.

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      July 3, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

      Space ship travel, very cool idea but I might have seen too many sci-fi movies to not be scared of a garden of Eden planet.

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  7. merryfarmer
    July 3, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    Reblogged this on Merry Farmer and commented:
    Oh my gosh, what an awesome question! I think I’m going to build a great big camouflaged wall around a self-sufficient village. That way we can all carry on inside of the wall without being seen or detected by anyone else while everyone out there in post-apocalypse-land does whatever crazy things they’re going to do.

    How about you?

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    • alicamckennajohnson
      July 3, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

      Thank you so much for re-blogging my post!! I love the idea of a camouflage wall and self sustaining village- don;t forget the sexy blacksmith LOL. I think I’m going for the airships cause the outfits would be awesome.

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