Originally posted by: TheOtherGodhead
Originally posted by: Pollcat
Are we supposed to assume the farm house has solar power. There is no way they are running a loud ass generator to power the lights.
I about flipped when I seen Shane using an electric trimmer to buzz his hair with the bathroom lights on.
if you know what you're doing, you can pretty easily run a generator in a soundproofed basement with the exhaust running up the chimney if you have to, and not kill yourselves like all these idiots around here have been doing recently in this storm. you could even pad the base and have zero vibration. add to this the fact that it's a farmhouse surrounded by a lot of acreage on all sides, and that a lot of that land in the immediate vicinity is fenced, and it's fairly plausible that from the perimeter of the fencing, you would hear nothing. it may not be the day of the dead bunker/compound, but it is in a less populated area so it doesn't need to be.
then again, it could just be solar/photoelectric. and with a freeway full of car batteries nearby to store power in, you could conceivably have limitless electric, providing you weren't trying to run a walk in freezer or a sawmill.
[one thing that never gets addressed in these movies/shows in any detail is what about the animals; you would think shitloads of crows and coyotes would be ripping the shit out of the zombies as walking carrion and that they'd kind of have a limited shelf life between this and the normal bacteria and insect decomp they'd be experiencing. i haven't read the novels, so i don't know if this gets any attention but would be interested if it does; not really a spoiler since most people probably don't give a shit. but it just seems like the zombie apocalypse could have a happy ending ala 'war of the worlds', where survivors just wake up one morning years later and the majority of dead from the first wave have completely decomposed. of course, the coyote and crow population would have exploded...]