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Thursday, June 30, 2011

No to Necrophilia

Imagine this, it's during a zombie take over and you managed to kill a very hot zombie with very little damage to the body, and it's been weeks since you've seen a uninfected person, what are you going to do?

A. Dispose of the body
B.Have some "fun" with the body
C.just leave it there

If you choose "A" than you've chosen the correct answer. the last thing you want to do with a zombie is F it. Why? well unless you want to become a zombie your self than don't do it. just get rid of the body. the reason why you'd become a zombie after having your way with it, is because the zombie infection/disease is spread through fluids much like Aids or Hiv just a few hundred times more deadlier. this fact is also a warning to wear gloves or protective clothing when handling the dead body, because you never know if you have a small cut or sore on your hands or arms that could be a door to infectious body fluids.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Zombie Survival Tip #26

As you search out an area, wait and listen, the slightest sound could be a trigger happy survivor or a single zombie that could bring others to you

Monday, June 27, 2011

Zombie Survival Tip #25

When searching for weapons beware display items, they may seem useful but they will break after little use and possibly when you need them most

Friday, June 24, 2011

Electricity during the zombie take over?

Sadly during the Zombie Apocalypse there will only be power during the first few weeks depending on how fast the virus is spreading. if you really don't know the reason why, it's because there would be no one to operate or maintain electrical power plants. so say goodbye to your precious tv or videogames during the zombie takeover. Even though you might not have any power, it is best to keep a battery or hand cranked radio in your camp. Why? well some other survivors might also have radios or there might be a broadcast from the government or other survivors.

We're Oscar Mike

In any situation where you and a group of survivors are doing just that, surviving, it is vital to have some kind of code system worked out. As in the title, Oscar Mike meanings "On the Move" in military lingo while Tango Down means "Target Down". While using the exact same signals and codes isn't necessary, it is definitely easier than coming up with an entirely different system. Knowing the codes and signals is one thing, the question is, does your team know them by heart? Can they execute and follow these signals like pros? I stress the importance of this because it only takes one person who doesn't know the codes or signals well enough to mess up and get everyone killed. The most recognized would be the phonetic alphabet for the military, where a different word is used for each letter as a universal signal. They go as follows: Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliett, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-Ray, Yankee, and Zulu. During times where silence may be required hand signals will be brought into play, this is where each team would use their own system of commands or simply use the system established by the SWAT team of the USA, GSG 9 of Germany, or the hand signals of military corps. Thinking you know them is not enough, you must know each and every single deigned by your team by heart to survive. Depending on availability the ZSC may devise our own set of codes and signals but for now me and my team are using basic army and swat team codes/ signals. This is survival, be prepared, know the signals, and stay strong my friends

Zombie Survival Tip #24

It's always good to carry a primary or main weapon, and a secondary or back-up weapon. For example basic load-outs would consist of: Hunting rifle, and pistol. Pistol and knife or other melee weapon. Automatic carbine or assault rifle, and a pistol or melee weapon. In any situation though a melee weapon can be always useful to defend against the undead.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Heavy weapons loadouts

These are my Recommended weapons loadout lists.

LVL3 loadout-when you hit the jack pot

This heavy weapons loadout is for the moment you find the mother load of weapons such as a military weapons cache or a really well equipped gun store
same gun rules from previous article apply for this loadout.

LVL3 loadout

1.Assault rifle or carbine- anything that you can shoot semi is really good. assault rifles such as the M4 S-Systems  which shoot 5.56 NATO rounds or AK System which shoots an 7.62x39mm bullet, both have really good penetrating power which is a plus if your going against armored zombies or armored survivors. these guns are also fairly accurate and easy to use once you get the hang of it. daily cleaning and maintenance is required for assault rifles. An assault rifle should be your primary weapon if found and if you have the necessary rounds.

2.Small Hatchet or Combat Knife- The small hatchet is a versatile weapon with many uses in building up defenses or destroying things. the hatchet is also as good one arm weapon for breaking open skulls or a doors. combat knife is explained in previous article.

3.Pistol 9mm- explained in previous article

4.Grenade- this is a must have weapon if you are in a fortified position or is surrounded by zombies. best to keep multiple. always throw two at a time though due to the fact that you want to make sure you kill the zombie instead of making it a crawler. not recommended for the average survivor

Weapon loadouts

These are my Recommended weapons loadout lists.

LVL2 loadout-for when you found a gun store

Rules to choosing stuff from a gun store-
1.okay you have just found a gun store, chances are it's already been pillaged of almost everything so don't expect salvation when you see one.
2.don't try picking up everything! if you just throw away your melee weapons for guns than your gonna screw your self over! and don't try shoving guns in your pockets or bags, having too many will only slow you down and make you a target to other survivors.
3.choose a weapon that suits you, not something that just looks cool. choose for success!
4.If there is a silencer than take it! having a quiet gun never hurt.
5. surplus of ammo? take as much as you can! unlike guns, ammo is easily carried and is portable and easy to hide.having rounds for guns you don't have is also useful.

LVL2 loadout-

1.Basic 9mm pistol- the average 9mm pistol such as the Glock or M9 or P99 are very useful in any type of situation. most gun stores would usually carry these weapons and would also have much 9mm ammunition in stock for these guns so finding ammo shouldn't be too hard.9mm pistols are also easy to conceal and carry around. daily maintenance is required for guns and usually require some skill to operate them, then  again what's so difficult about "point" and "shoot". This weapon is not recommended as a primary zombie killing weapon due to the fact that ammo would be scarce and the sound of a gun shot would alert unwanted attention from zombie and survivors alike.

2.Combat knife- a stronger version of the average kitchen knife, the combat knife is must need for the daily survivor. combat knives are found in almost every store that deals with hunting or sports. a combat knife is a powerful upgraded version of the kitchen knife meaning it could do everything a kitchen knife could do and more. This weapon doesn't require any skill what so ever and could be used by anyone. little maintenance is required.

3.Hunting rifle- Hunting rifles should be found in all gun stores and sometimes even in Walmarts. hunting rifles are long barreled guns that expel bullets with higher penetrating force and power than normal 9mm guns. hunting rifles also have more ammo variety and higher accuracy. rifles could also be modded easily with scopes or flashlights. the down side of hunting rifles is the loud sound it creates when fired and the fact that it'd need lots of daily maintenance to keep it in tip top shape. the hunting rifle is the recommended primary of the gun loadout list due to the fact that it could take out threats from long distances and is easy to operate.

Everyday Weapon loadouts

These are my Recommended weapons loadout lists.

LVL1 loadout-for when you only have tools and basic house supplies

1.Kitchen knife- the kitchen knife is a weapon with many uses. the sharp edge and point allows for easy decapitation and stabbing attacks to the head. Also as a plus, the average stainless steel knife is also very easy to clean and take care of, it also won't break any time soon. it's also a weapon that anyone can use!

2.Hammer- the hammer is the perfect skull crushing weapon. also with the additional ability to do multiple things such as repair fortifications or other tools, the hammer is a blunt zombie killing weapon. the light build of a normal hammer allows you to just swing it around and still cause damage. but this weapon is usually a one time weapon due to the fact that some people might get it stuck in the zombies head. to fully have the ability to use the hammer as your primary melee weapon, some training is required.

3.Base ball bat- the classic zombie slayer weapon. often seen in video games or movies as a deadly weapon that could smash skulls in one hit, the average base ball bat can cause serious amounts of damage to bones. the base ball bat only has a few other uses besides killing people and playing ball. and also the base ball bat wouldn't last for long if under constant use. little to no skill is required to use a base ball bat as a primary zombie killing weapon.

4.Switch blade- a smaller knife is always necessary for a survivor. a switch blade is a useful tool for stabbing repeatedly or cutting random things such as rope or your wrist if you can't handle the zombies.the average switch blade is a item carried around by most people and shouldn't be hard to find or repair. multiple switch blades are recommended due to the fact that they could easily break or be lost/dropped. this is a weapon that any one could use but is not recommended to be your primary zombie killing weapon due to the fact that you'd have to get really up close and personal to kill one zombie.

Zombie Survival Tip #23

The moans and groans of the undead could drive you insane, while just a theory remember to have ear plugs for everyone just in case but always be alert

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


During any type of apocalypse or Armageddon  whether it'd be natural or due to human error, it is very important to stay fit. Being fit allows you to survive and fight back, that's why daily training is necessary. Training the body daily is a vary important thing you should do during any type of situation. Training allows you to gain new skills or abilities that you never had before such as better experience in martial arts or flexibility or stamina. Training daily also keeps you from being lazy or useless to your group, training also improves self confidence and moral. That is why i believe that daily training is needed for the average survivor.

Be Ready

The zombie apocalypse can happen any day so be ready. Think of what you'll need, not just to defend yourself but to survive in a different and more dangerous world. Items include fresh water, medicine, food, clothes, cooking supplies, camping materials, and any other items that could prove to aid in survival. So be sure to stock up on supplies. If you're not sure what you do need though, go to your nearest Ranger's Surplus for a 'Zombie Survival Pack' which contains all the supplies you will need. Otherwise please check out the list below:
  • Water, Three quarts per day, for cooking and washing
  • Hand pumped water filter
  • Four replacement filters
  • Cistern for collecting rainwater
  • Iodine and/or purification tablets
  • Canned food, three cans per day (preferable to dried goods in that they contain some water)
  • Two portable electric stoves
  • Advanced medical kit (must include field-surgery implements and antibiotics)
  • Bicycle-powered electric generator
  • Gasoline generator (to be used only in emergencies)
  • Twenty gallons of gasoline
  • Rechargeable, battery-powered shortwave radio
  • Two battery-powered flashlights
  • Two rechargeable, battery-powered electric lamps
  • Two rechargeable, battery-powered and/or solar-powered radios
  • Appropriate reinforcement materials, including lumber, bricks, mortar, etc.
  • Extensive tool kit, including sledgehammer, ax, handsaw, etc.
  • Lime and/or bleaching powder in sufficient supply to maintain latrine
  • One high-powered telescope (80X-100X), with spare lenses and cleaning equipment
  • Fifteen emergency flares
  • Thirty-five chemical light sticks 
  • Five fire extinguishers
  • Two sets of earplugs (or more depending on amount of people)
  • Spare parts for all aforementioned machinery and user's manuals
  • Extensive library of manuals, including a general disaster manual
Important to note is the fact that these supplies should be sufficient for one or two people, if more people are in the group it is essential to multiply to be able to accommodate. As for weapons these are advised:
  • Rifle, 500 rounds
  • Shotgun, twelve-gauge, 250 shells
  • Pistol, .45 caliber, 250 rounds
  • Silencer (rifle)
  • Silencer (pistol)
  • Heavy crossbow (if you have no silencers), 150 bolts
  • Telescopic sight (rifle)
  • Night-vision scope (rifle)
  • Laser sight (pistol)
  • Katana sword
  • Wakizashi or other short-bladed sword
  • Two knifes with smooth, six to eight inch blades
  • Hand hatchet
Once again this list applies to individuals and if there are more people than the numbers should be multiplied. These are only suggestions and what is most likely the best. This info was extracted by The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks. I am not in any way saying that I thought of these lists, though I already knew of most items. Remember to be ready and stay strong my friends

    Sunday, June 19, 2011

    Zombie Survival Tip #22

    Stay with the group, wandering can lead not only to your death, but the death of your friends

    Friday, June 17, 2011

    Zombie Survival Tip #21

    Zombies may be slow but they will never stop, it is better to travel light than to be weighed down by weapons

    Thursday, June 16, 2011

    Zombie Survival Tip #20

    Remember to improvise, everything can be a weapon and everything can be useful

    Zombie Survival Tip #19

    Any armor is useful, while the level of usefulness varies, having some lacrosse armor is better than nothing

    Zombie Survival Tip #18

    Never eat contaminated flesh no matter how hungry you are, will most likely lead to death and zombification

    Martial arts Vs. Zombies

    Though close quarter combat is not recommended for zombie killing it is still some times necessary and might even come in handy against other survivors. This is about which types of martial arts are the best for a zombie Apocalypse. In my opinion i feel that a combination of  a destructive and quick martial arts is the best, against a zombie you need to be able to dish out strong attacks to disable or kill the zombie. Muay Thai is a good choice for zombie killing, it is a martial arts based on elbow and knee attacks, damage obtained from a Muay Thai user would be devastating, but just like every other close combat encounter chance you may have with a flesh eating zombie the risk for getting bite and infected are high. Another good martial arts that is based on avoiding and dodging attacks such as zombie bites is Wado Ryu Karate, this form of martial arts is based on evasive maneuvers and is primarily practiced to avoid enemy strikes. Even if you do learn any of these martial arts or any other form of martial arts i recommend that you avoid any type of close quarters combat unless you are armed/ armored. Remember, martial arts is a art and a way for self defense not a way to beat people you don't like. 

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011

    Zombie Survival Tip #17

    Sleep lightly, have someone keep watch, or sleep in a tree, as long as the dead can't sneak up on you you'll be fine.

    Zombie Survival Tip #16

    Fire + Zombies = You're screwed

    Zombie Survival Tip #15

    When scavenging, be wary of any food that is not prepackaged or canned, that beef you may be munching on could contain the very virus that caused the original outbreak.

    Zombie Survival Tip # 14

    Remember to clean your weapons, you don't want to be facing down a zombie and your gun jams or your blade is too rusty to do anything

    Zombie Survival Tip #13

    Everyone's looking out for themselves, be careful

    Sunday, June 12, 2011

    interactions with survivors

    During any type of situation there is always going to be people who are hostile to you and your comrades. These people will attack you and kill you for almost anything. A good example of this are people who have survived a natural disaster and fight for supplies, such as in Haiti, after the earth quake local gangs rose up and took control for much needed items and supplies. these gangs had the power to take from smaller groups of survivors because they had weapons such as firearms. These gangs often attacked people who seemed like they lived better than the others or because they seem like they had supplies on hand. That's why during a disaster of any sort you want to make it seem like you have nothing at all. Keep the true amount of supplies you have to your self, never tell anyone. Don't even tell your friends the true amount, in any situation your friends can't always be 100% trusted.  Also keep all of your items hidden away in a secure area that only you know. Any weapons and medical items should be better protected, because during a disaster or apocalypse  they would be the prime goals to any survivor

    Thursday, June 9, 2011

    Melee Vs. Distance weapons

    Melee weapons- Axes,knives,hammers,pipes, ect.

    easy maintinance
    anyone can use

    higher chance of being bitten
    requires some sort of skill
    short distance
    requires stamina

    Distance weapons-guns,bows, cannons, ect.

    distance kills
    high damage
    some are easily concealable
    smaller chance of being bitten from a distance

    require skill to operate weapon
    lots of maintiance
    attracts attention
    requires ammunition

    So which one do you choose?
     Well in a Zombie survival situation it is best to carry both types of weapons. the best load out for a zombie survivor is; knife,hammer,pistol with 3 mags. this lightweight loadout allows a basic survivor to run around quickly and still kill zombies. the knife and hammer are multipurpose and could be used for many things from severing a zombie's head to chopping up a fine bowl of salad. the pistol is more of an deturrent from other survivors than being a zombie slaying weapon. having a pistol would scare away most unequiped survivors due to the fact that it'd hurt like hell to get shot and that they;d proably lose their life. using a pistol during a zombie take over is not recomened because it would attract more zombies due to the sound of the gun shot.

    Wednesday, June 8, 2011

    Garden for the zombie apocalypse?

    No this is not plants vs. zombies. The point is, there's not always going to be food around to scavenge. Skills that we may take for granted today like gardening, firemaking, and yes even knitting, can be vital to survival in the future. Now I'm not saying jump up and learn these skills and be a master, if you want to that's fine, but mostly its best to learn a wide range of skills. If you and your friends have already learned some of these skills, and everyone is willing to be cooperative. Then it would be a good idea to assign each person to be responsible for a certain skill. That way in each collective group, there is the person who can make clothes, food, etc. But, it is extremely important that each person still has a basic knowledge of all of these skills, that way in case the unfortunate happens to the main provider of said goods, the group can provide for itself. It is also important to teach each other what you do know, what you can make, and what you can do. This way we share our knowledge and can better survive the zombie apocalypse. And yes gardening may save your life one day. Stay strong my friends

    Zombie Survival Tip #12

    When it comes down to it your last resort may be your wits and your own two hands. Don't back down, fight to the death, and if possible take as many zombies down as you can

    Monday, June 6, 2011


    During a zombie invasion or any type of disater; natural or man made, don't let fear get to your head. If you flinch, you can die. During any type of situation where your life is on the line don't hesitate. If you hesitate for even one second you can lose your life or suffer a injury that would hinder you in the near future.

    Sunday, June 5, 2011

    Zombie Survival Tip #11

    It's kill or be killed out there, don't let sympathy for the dead prevent you from putting them to rest

    Friday, June 3, 2011

    Can a zombie hear?

    Contrary to what most people think, it's not entirely certain if zombies can hear sound and react to it. While most people think this is a given, other sources give theories that instead of hearing like we do, instead zombies have a sixth sense where when they detect nearby humans they zone in never lose the target. While this is still a theory it does raise some other questions, if zombies don't hear hear like we do. Do they see and smell like we do? Some people believe that zombies have a super sense of smell that leads them to their next victim. While with a zombies sight it is also uncertain whether they see as we do, or if they even see at all. Through trial and error we can only hope to learn and succeed. Stay strong my friends, any other info is welcome!

    Zombie Survival Tip #10

    Always be prepared, know where the weapons are in your house. Where you fallback point is, and what your plan is. The only thing between a zombie and you dead, is you!

    Thursday, June 2, 2011

    Aim for the Head!

    A very important rule of zombie killing is "don't engage close quaters hand to hand combat with a zombie unless you are trained or armed". even if you are trained the risk are still high for a random bite. If you do get in a situation where hand to hand combat is necessary then AIM FOR THE HEAD! The average human head takes 1250PSI to crack (pounds per square inch) so it'd be a good idea to have a weapon. don't over estimate your self! cracking a human skull is harder than you think bare handed, unless you can crack a coconut with your bare hands then you wouldn't be able to crack a skull empty handed.

    Wednesday, June 1, 2011

    Zombie Survival Tip #9

    When in doubt, double tap. Warning: Be sure that there is enough ammo for such a display of efficiency and cockiness, otherwise, make every shot count!