Episode 3 Subject Name: Geoff
Subject Location: El Cajon, CA
Jarbo: Alright, this is Jarbo, we’re back with another episode of KZOM Radio Presents “How Would You Survive a Zombie Outbreak?” I’m with Geoff, also from San Diego, California. So Geoff, million dollar question, how would you survive a zombie outbreak?
Geoff: Well, that brings a lot of questions. Are we dealing with the fast zombies, or the slow zombies? Well, I’m just gonna say we’re dealing with both the fast and slow zombies.
Jarbo: So there’s an evolutionary phase in zombies. Like, when they first die, they’re fast because their bodies haven’t hit rigor mortis yet?
Geoff: Yeah, that’s good, totally. That’s tough. My initial reaction is to get supplies, to get to a Wal-Mart or something but if it’s gonna be happening during the daytime, I definitely don’t want to be near Wal-Mart because there’s a whole bunch of really crazy people like myself trying to get supplies. So, I’ll probably hop in my car and go to more the rural part of San Diego, more like the Santee area, probably go more north and west where there’s more farm and stuff. Hit a general store up there.
Jarbo: You’re gonna try to avoid like major Wal-Mart or Food-4-Less, but what about Costco? Do you think people would hit Costco?
Geoff: What you got to think is there are a lot of people there and I don’t know exactly how the zombie outbreak is starting. Whether it’s staring small and getting larger, so I’d probably just get a few supplies and then try to pick up a couple of people, maybe 2, 3 or 4 people of equal gender disparagement for helping me out.
Jarbo: Ok, So you wanna get survivors? Now, would you pick your friends or pick your family?
Geoff: I’d try and take my friends first probably because they a little easier to manage but I definitely had to pick up, you know, obviously I got a lot of guy friends, not so much girl friends. I don’t know if I would want to pick up my girlfriend though because she’s kind of crazy. I don’t know if that would work to my advantage or this disadvantage.
Jarbo: So you’re just gonna leave your girlfriend behind, like “fuck it?”
Geoff: Well yeah, I mean this is a survival situation and I don’t want to be burden by those hard choices, you know?
Jarbo: Understandable, that can make sense. So you’re gonna get your supplies, you’re gonna get your friends and maybe some family, but what about weapons? What kind of stuff would you want for protecting?
Geoff: Well, I was thinking about this, and for a long time I’ve thought of an automatic rifle but I think maybe — See, I know the shotguns and how good they are against regular people and zombies, but just the sheer amount of shells that you have to carry and the fact that it doesn’t have long range. I’d probably have to mix the weapons up between survivors. One would be like a shotgun specialist, and another person would be someone using an assault rifle so you can get some range. So if there are zombies coming on the horizon, one person can start to open up some cover fire while the shotgun guy, you know, hidden, getting stuff ready for when they get closer.
Jarbo: So, would you build a barrier between you and the zombies?
Geoff: I don’t think I’d be sticking around long enough to build a barrier. It could be real run and gun, gathering some supplies, getting transportation, so the reason you have some people with you is that so you can operate more vehicles and thus carry more equipments.
Jarbo: What would you do for transportation? Would you steal vehicles?
Geoff: Oh yeah, definitely. In San Diego, I live in the El Cajon area, which is more inland, there’s a whole bunch of car dealerships around here, and I’d probably hit up a Ford place, or something that has decent off road capability and decent gas mileage and a large storage capacity. So maybe an SUV or a truck. Maybe one of those hybrid SUVs, though I don’t know how good they’d be off-roading.
Jarbo: Yeah, the hybrids, I’m not so sure they’d handle rugged terrain.
Geoff: I’m not going for long term using of the cars. This is just for gathering up supplies, because what I plan to do is I’m just gonna assume that zombies can’t swim because they lack the physician coordination for it, and I was thinking about getting a nice yacht, because there’s a whole bunch of yachts down over by the bay over here, and just sailing away. Go off to some island with a population less than a thousand. I’m going to assume that the zombie infection didn’t spread there, just as a precautionary measure. So, taking off a thousand people in the island definitely is a lot easier than to kill how many millions of people we have in the San Diego area.
Jarbo: I believe the census is in the neighborhood of San Diego County is like 3.5 million?
Geoff: Yeah, see. I don’t know even if I’d be a really good shot, I don’t know if I could carry 3.5 million bullets.
Jarbo: True, true. But then the question about your yacht escape, the nearest island off the coast of San Diego, based on what I’m able to see here, is the Coronado Islands which are down in Mexico, which are right there. I think the only thing other than that would be Catalina, a little north, which would probably be a safe zone, or Guam.
Jarbo: Guam’s a ways away. So would you choose the uninhabited Coronado Islands of Mexico or the buffalo-roaming island of Catalina?
Geoff: Oh, there’s buffalo there? That’s actually a good idea. My original thought was to get somewhere in the temperate zone so when it turns into winter, it’s actually cold and the zombies would move slower but for long term survival, I guess, having animals and stuff around the island would be good for a nice protein to enhance our farming-based economy that we’re gonna have. So yeah, let’s go to Catalina Island.
Jarbo: Catalina Island is a good place to go. I’ve never been there, but I heard about it.
Geoff: There’s some infrastructures already set-up there, guessing I could round up a couple of survivors, and get a nice good genetic mix and we could hold off there for the very least, a couple of months, probably more like a couple of years and see where this whole zombie infection thing is going. I mean, maybe if we can hold up on the island long enough, we can get contacted by the navy, because I doubt that the navy would get all fucked up, being all in the carriers inside.
Jarbo: Yeah, well at the same point in time, keep in mind Catalina Island is a tourist destination within Southern California, what would be your plan of attack? When you get there maybe it’s already broken out or people have tried to establish some form of new government, how would you handle that scenario?
Geoff: Well, if the zombie infection has broken out, like I’ve said earlier, I would just assume that the zombie infection has broken out, so if there are people there that are just normal people living their daily life and then we show up with guns and supplies, crying about the end of the
world. I’d definitely try to start some sort of “We’re serious, we’re not joking around, check-out some of your radio frequencies and you could see what I’m saying” situation.. If there’s already some sort of dictatorship being set up there, Oh man, that would totally suck.
Jarbo: Yeah, well let me ask you my last question which is if you were bitten, what would you do?
Geoff: I guess. I’d have to deal with my mood. If I’m just super pissed, I’m just gonna have to say like “Fuck all y’all” and let the infection take course, but you know what? I’ll probably be in somewhat good spirits, because it’s always been a fantasy of mine, switching to survival mode and start scavenging society, so I’d probably pull of a ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ sort of thing with the black guy. Yeah, that guy was cool. I’d hold up a grenade and when I can’t hold it anymore, just let it go and just BOOM!
Jarbo: You would self-sacrifice then?
Jarbo: Alright, that’s all the time that we have for this week. Thank you Geoff for being here, we really appreciate it.
Geoff: No problem
Jarbo: And as always guys, I’m Jarbo, you guys can reach us at www.Zurvivalist.com, and be sure to leave us a message if you want to be interviewed. That’s what Geoff did and that’s how he got here. Until next week, we’ll see you then.