So, I've been re-watching HoTD and kinda freaking out my sister with end of the world scenarios (cos I got bored of revising and being stuck inside on a rainy day). We came up with all sorts of stupid stuff but I like day dreaming about this and how life changes in these live or die situations.
My initial thoughts were:
Find a weapon - for me swords are a natural fit but I only have fencing swords which are kind of useless. Cricket bats are ok but can fall apart easily with lots of use. I finally went for a good solid baseball bat as nothing much can go wrong with that and they're mostly easy to find. Also, a crowbar or axe as backup since they can be used as tools for gaining entry to places. My sister wanted a garden fork or a chainsaw but I think that would get stuck quickly or run out of gas.
Protective clothing - leather biker jacket and army boots are my top choices. It's not my style but you need to protect yourself from those nasty bites to the army and ankles and stay warm.
Utility - Definitely a really good torch or lamp. When it gets dark you're screwed unless you can see the enemy. Plus hiding in doors will be dark when the power goes off.
So I reckon the rules are - 1 weapon choice, some clothing, 2 utility items. Be realistic about how you get them (it's probably kind of easier in the US where they have lots of hunting stuff in stores).
What is your strategy for survival CL? Please share so I can steal your ideas if the world becomes over run by the undead.