Today I’ve decided that I will no longer be preparing for the apocalypse, be it nuclear, zombie or some combination thereof. I know this sounds crazy, but I’ve come up with a better idea instead.
While everybody else is out running around hording supplies, creating bug-out bags and planning escape routes, I’ll be mentally preparing myself to become a raider.
Think about it. With all the different types of apocalypse looming over the horizon, one can’t successfully prepare for all potential outcomes.
One needs a plan that encompasses all possible post-apocalyptic scenarios.
My plan is effective because it is simple. The raider plan, or Plan R for short, counts on three things happening.
- You survive the initial onset of the apocalypse.
- Others survive it as well.
- Your callous attitude toward other humans is much greater than those around you.
When the world ends, the lives of normal people will get a lot more complicated.
This is not the case with Plan R.
How many times have you watched a zombie movie where a good survival plan goes to hell in a hand-basket all because somebody tries to have morals and compassion?
My way is much less risky; you don’t have to go back for Johnny… not now, not ever.
In fact, you don’t have to do much of anything that you don’t want to. These are probably the most complicated decisions you’ll have to make:
See somebody with a nicer gun than yours?
It’s yours now.
Somebody has a better food stash than you?
Want to break into a liquor store and turn it into your alcoholic fortress?
Go ahead, you’re a raider war-chief now… it’s OK.
All of this is made possible because you would amass followers by this point; bloody, power-hungry followers. Like attracts like and if you go across the wasteland as a violent lunatic, you’ll attract quite a few more violent lunatics under your banner… sounds like a safe place to be to me. Just remember, you have to keep your followers more afraid of you than mutants, zombies or whatever else you’re fighting. Otherwise, they’ll mutiny. Remember, violent people only respect violence so you might have to randomly kill potential usurpers from time to time.
Just think about how much fun the bad guys have. Any fan of the Mad Max series will know that your wardrobe options will increase dramatically.
Raiders do it with flair and panache.
I know a lot of you naysayers are out there asking, “but underwhelmer, doesn’t the bad guy always get it real bad in the end?”
You are correct. The bad guys do get it really bad in the end, but so do the good guys.
How a bad guy dies in a post-apocalyptic scenario:
How a good guy dies in a post-apocalyptic scenario:
Giant radioactive scorpions don’t care about your moral standings in a non-existent society. All the giant radioactive scorpion wants to do is bury its stinger into your face and eat your delicious sweetmeats.
So if the giant mutant scorpion doesn’t care about your morals, why should you?
Feel free to use Plan R for yourself. It really makes things simpler… now I just have to figure out what to do with all of this stockpiled food, water and ammo I’ve got sitting around.
P.S. If we happen to cross in the wastelands, don’t expect to receive mercy just because you’ve read this… just kidding.
P.P.S Not really.