I posted this in the other zombie thread, but its relevant here kinda and I put alot of thought into it..
Ok bear with me here this is long.. I have a picture of where I work below to refrence while reading. The place is about 7 km out of town, in the industrial area, no one lives up there, and about 40 km away from the next town, there should be miminal zombies around, except the odd hordes passing by.
So the building is a large compound for earth moving work, solid steel (the guy with the white truck once crashed pretty fast into the side with the windows, and other then the window breaking and some minimal bending of metal the structure was fine.). 8 foot barbwire fence around the entire compound (including yard and structure out back for supplys). The second picture shows you a shipping container, or "sea can". There is a compound about half a KM away from here which probably has 600 of them on lot, my work has several front end loaders which would make quick work of moving them. I would spend a few days, building a new fence inside the old one. This new fence would be made of these giant 8 foot tall sea cans, and cover the entire perimiter. I might also dig a 4 foot trech around the wall with one of the backhoes.
There is another compound about another half a km away which makes those cement cones for manholes which you can see being unloaded from that semi, they are about 4 feet tall, stack 2 ontop of eachother and thats 7 feet tall by 4 feet wide of solid unmoveable concrete. I would use those to fill any gaps in the wall.
The windows on the ground floor would be covered also by my sea can wall, including the bay door and other doors outside the fence. The doors would be welded shut. (In theory, if over run, I could jump out the top window in the front, onto the wall, and run the lenght of the yard up top before I had to get down for escape.
We have 3 desiel generators in the shop, top of the line, working, power outputting MONSTERS (the things are 6 feet tall, by like 6 feet long, we have to use the big trucks and loaders to move them). One of them could power everything I could think to run in the shop at once, and not even be close to total output. They are loud though, not to mention the fumes, so they would be kept in the structure out back with cords running out.
Maybe you can see the fuel truck in the back right side, I dont know how much it holds, but the tank is almost the size of a school bus, we have 2 trucks, and they are filled daily (so there is likely to be lots in there)
The bay doors on the side would also be covered with seacans, except 1 for bringing loads in. The windows are only 1 foot by a half a foot anyway, no ones coming through there.
Food/supply runs would be done with one of the 4 high power well running work trucks parked along the right side. Entry/exit would be done one way, while I have my seacan fence running lengthwise (-----------) around the compound, at the gate I would have one can the other way (|), the back would be cut off with a welding torch, and there would be ramps, so you could drive through, doors would be made to lock from the inside.
There are plenty of all kinds of markets and stores just on the outskirts of town, 7 km away on the highway (could drive down the ditch, through the fields, whatever with those trucks if the highway is clogged). So I wouldnt have to venture too far into the city for food and whatnot.
I could dig up a patch of slag in the compound, and make a soil garden (what luck, a soil supplier about a half a km away again!) and grow all kinds of food there. Hell I could even raise some chickens and shit.
You'll notice the water containers laying around in the second picture, we have 4 or 5 laying around, cleaned out and filled up, you could have enough drinking water for a couple months from one of those. (Even so, we have a bottle water supplier about a mile off from here, bottles for those water coolers. Ive been there, in the stock room they probably have 700-1000 bottles at any given time.)
Also in the bottom picture, you will see a 200 foot tall, climbable steel tower. This would be climbed once an hour with high power barnoculars to scan for incoming danger.
There is an old train car with a wall ripped off out back, for the buring pit, walker body cleanup would be an ease, scoup them up with the bucket of a machine, dump 30 at once into the flames. As for wood, there is a wooden pallet (http://fullcircles.org/fcblog/wp-con...et-3736911.jpg
) supplier about 3 compounds down. In their yard at any given time there has to be at least 10,000 pallets, thats alot of fire wood.
In the event of a manageable sized group of walkers banging on my sea can wall, I would have made dozens of spears, out of 12 foot lengths of steel we have. Grind the end sharp, rest it on the side of the seacan, and hit the walker in the head like you're shooting pool, theres no way that 20lb spear isint going to hit their brain. These spears would be already placed ontop of the wall all over, ready to go.
In the office part, up front it is clearly 2 storys. The second floor would be where I slept, and kept all the most needed supplys, the stair case would be then removed and replaced with a rope ladder. There is also roof access from the second floor.
I would have 4 vehicles, all gassed up and full of supplys ready and waiting about a half a km away in all 4 directions incase I was overtaken.
I have access to maybe half a dozen rifles, and a bit of ammo, I would have that of course on hand. I think though in the event of a few zombies coming past I could use the spears, or drive out with one of the bigger loaders, a secure steel cab 6 feet up, and the 12,000 lb bucket to bring down on a dozen walkers and make a real mess.
We even have an emergency decontamination shower in the shop for the guys who work with chemicals, would be great for when you come back from a supply run covered in blood.
I do own a pistol, I would have that on me for supply runs, but also I would take a 16 inch chipping hammer, and a nice 4 foot solid lead pipe for protection.
All the equipment and supplys I need to secure the place, I would have onhand at the compound already, if not they can be got within a mile of the place.
This is canada, so it would get cold as *beep* in the winter, I would have a couple fire places made with chimneys in the shop to heat the place up. Any windows would be totally covered already making light impossible to escape anywhere.
I think ive covered alot of angles here, but not all of them, what do you think? Where is my plan weak and needing work? Any other ideas I could use to make this place more then secure?
Where I work picture: