Doomsday Hall

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Let's imagine that 99 percent of the world's population have died of a plague, so I thought of starting this thread to explore the survival of our small group of survivors.
To begin with, we've got out of the cities and have taken over this big country house (after giving the plague victim owners a decent cremation) and called it 'Doomsday Hall'.

It seems to tick all the right boxes, namely-
1- Well away from the cities and their violent gangs.
2- Big house with a number of rooms.
3- Food from the woods and fields.
4- Water and fish from the river. (We can also sling our buckets of sewage in there, downstream of course).
5- More fish from the sea, seaweed from the beach,and cockles and mussel things from the rockpools. (We can also boil seawater to get salt)
6- Temperate climate.
Have I overlooked anything?

Below: Doomsday Hall
 






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Omg, lol. Cute!
I think there are real preppers (here) and wealthy ones (out there) with magnificent set ups lol.
Too lazy to Google, but they do exist.
 






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The house doesn’t belong to you..

Poppet, if you glance at my opening post you'll see that I said a plague has wiped out 99% of humans, including the owners of the Hall.
We gave them decent funerals and I'm sure they wouldn't mind us moving in.. :p

Here's a closeup of the Hall-



and the communal living room-



and there are plenty of bedrooms like this one, take your pick-


unless you and Stucky prefer taking your chances in the city (below)-
 






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Omg, lol. Cute!
I think there are real peppers (here) and wealthy ones (out there) with magnificent set ups lol.
Too lazy to Google, but they do exist.
Well I've been hanging in survival/prepping forums for years, plus I've won internet strategy game trophies, so I like to think i'll do alright after an Apocalypse..:)
 






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So,
1. you're going to bury the plague victims (outside i would assume)

2. You're then going to invite a whole bunch of strangers to live in the now empty plague victims house.

3. You're going to dump raw sewage into the nearest river ( did the previous sewage system die of the plague too)

Uh-Huh...tell me more...
 






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So,
1. you're going to bury the plague victims (outside i would assume)
2. You're then going to invite a whole bunch of strangers to live in the now empty plague victims house.
3. You're going to dump raw sewage into the nearest river ( did the previous sewage system die of the plague too)
Uh-Huh...tell me more...

1- The only bodies we dispose of are the couple of plague victims who owned the house, and we cremated them like I said.
2- I can't run the place on my own, so I'll need to form a group of about 20 people, preferably with some skills like agriculture, medicine, hunting, fishing, cooking, craftsmanship, weapons etc. (Any VC members want to step up to the plate?)
3- Rivers have been nature's sewage disposal things for thousands of years..:)

PS- 20 seems a reasonable size for our group, as the surrounding area will probably easily produce enough food for us, plus we'll have this small veg plot out back-

 






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did the previous sewage system die of the plague too)
No, but without power the pumps for the water system won't work.
Rivers have been nature's sewage disposal things for thousands of years.
An outhouse or dumping buckets of water in the toilet tank would be better options.
Any VC members want to step up to the plate?
Sure, what the hell. In your scenario, I wouldn't have many options.
plus we'll have this small veg plot out back-
We'd need to make it bigger.
Is livestock immune to this plague?
 






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Is livestock immune to this plague?

Apparently not, but humans who lift and bury plague victims and live in their plague infested house are

Edit; did the power that runs the pumps catch and die of the plague too?
 






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The photos were pre-plague?
Fair point. However, surely if you were inviting 20 people in you'd make sure that at least some of them had certain skills and remember you'd almost have run of the planet.
 






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surely if you were inviting 20 people in you'd make sure that at least some of them had certain skills
Yep.
preferably with some skills like agriculture, hunting, fishing, cooking, craftsmanship, weapons etc.
and remember you'd almost have run of the planet.
Maybe it was just an example or it is close to him. If it's the latter, I wouldn't be able to cross the pond to get there. I would need to find somewhere else...there would probably be pockets of survivors all over.
 






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1- Lurker said- I wouldn't be able to cross the pond to get there
2- Lurker said- Is livestock immune to this plague?
3- Lurker said- An outhouse or dumping buckets of water in the toilet tank would be better options.
4- Stucky said- you'd almost have run of the planet.
5- Stucky said- Well the lights seem to be working fine..why not the power for the pump.
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Let me toss a few clarifications into the playpen-

1- Doomsday Hall is an abstract and can be anywhere you want it to be in any temperate zone in the world, eg USA, Europe, Oz, NZ, etc.

2- Livestock was completely untouched by the plague, it only wiped out humans.

3- What's an outhouse or "toilet tank"?

4- As I said, the plague only trashed 99% of humans, so there'll still be enough left to form into survival groups like ours, and some might be nasty, raiding us to steal our food or eat us.

5- Look at my earlier pics again and notice it's all candle power because power stations have all stopped working..:)

Below- out back we'll have this workshop for general maintenance of our tools and things-



Inside the workshop-



This guy spells it out in a scene from the post-apoc TV series 'Survivors' (1975)

 






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1- Doomsday Hall is an abstract and can be anywhere you want it to be in any temperate zone in the world, eg USA, Europe, Oz, NZ, etc.
Ok, we need a name for our camp
2- Livestock was completely untouched by the plague, it only wiped out humans.
Great, we'll round up as much as we can.
3- What's an outhouse or "toilet tank"?
outhouse is basically a hole ine ground. The tank is the part the part that holds water for flushing. I keep enough water on hand for unforeseen power outages. Will store more for foreseen (hurricane).\
and some might be nasty, raiding us to steal our food or eat us.
They'd have a better chance of survival tickling a tiger's ass in a phone booth than coming after our group.
5- Look at my pics again and notice it's all candle power because power stations have all stopped working
In fairness, they looked like fake candles. Can be replaced with real candles tho.
 






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Poppet, if you glance at my opening post you'll see that I said a plague has wiped out 99% of humans, including the owners of the Hall.
We gave them decent funerals and I'm sure they wouldn't mind us moving in.. :p

Here's a closeup of the Hall-



and the communal living room-



and there are plenty of bedrooms like this one, take your pick-


unless you and Stucky prefer taking your chances in the city (below)-
Doesn’t mean you can just move in and take over their house. What’s wrong with living in your house? This seems more about taking what’s not yours then living in a dystopian future...since right away you moved in and started living their better life.
 






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