What Would You Do If … Dilemmas In A Zombie Apocalypse: No. 29 – The Rendezvous Point Dilemma

11 Oct

You are the leader of a small group of survivors clinging on as zombies take over the world. Last night, your compound was over-run and in the scramble to escape, most of your group got separated from each others. Luckily, being a sensible leader, you’d had a plan in place in case of such an eventuality, and you’d previously told everyone that if this ever happened, they should aim to meet up at a crossroads five miles east of your base. You also told them that they would need to be there by sunset of the following day at the latest as being over-run would mean the local area was no longer safe and you would need to move on in search of somewhere safer as quickly as possible.

The sun is now going down all but two of your group have made it to the rendezvous point. The two missing people are your teenage daughter and your second in command. The best thing for the group as a whole is to get going as quickly as possible because the local area is now crawling with zombies, and there’s a good chance that if they haven’t made it by now, they’re dead – or worse. Yet, there’s a slim chance they’re still alive and that, for some reason, it’s just taking them longer than expected to get to the meeting place. In fact, they could arrive at the any moment, and you know your daughter would be devastated if she got there and found you’d left her behind. You could send the rest on ahead while you waited, but without your second in command, there’s be no one to take charge, so either you all go or you all stay, and that includes you wife and your other children. The longer you stay, the greater the chances that the zombies which over-ran your compound will catch up with you. What do you do?


As always, this dilemma is just here to make you think, so there’s no right or wrong answer. Vote in the poll to let others know what you do if you were in this situation, and if you want to give a more detailed answer, leave a comment on this posting.

If you want to read more about the importance of having rendezvous points in a zombie apocalypse, you can read the article posted here.


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From the author of For Those In Peril On The Sea, a tale of post-apocalyptic survival in a world where zombie-like infected rule the land and all the last few human survivors can do is stay on their boats and try to survive. Now available in print and as a Kindle ebook. Click here or visit www.forthoseinperil.net to find out more. To download a preview of the first three chapters, click here.

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2 Responses to “What Would You Do If … Dilemmas In A Zombie Apocalypse: No. 29 – The Rendezvous Point Dilemma”

  1. jokelly65 12/10/2013 at 02:54 #

    put sentries out to warn of undead approaching and give the two missing as much time as possible to arrive, while using the time to do inventory, reload or check weapons. and send out a scouting party to make sure the exfil route is safe for passage and possible recovery of any operating vehicles we could use to escape or scout with.

    • cmdrysdale 12/10/2013 at 12:04 #

      It’s a good plan, but at some point you may still need to decide whether you’ll give up on them or not…

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