Zombie Survival 101 July 26, 2010Posted by Matt in random.
Tags: apocalypse, Max Brooks, survival tips, zombies
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We all know it is coming. Deep within the wells of our souls we feel it, the gnawing fear, the dread of a grisly, unavoidable demise. What is it that haunts our days and tortures our dreams, that infects our lives with doom like a deadly disease?
Yes, we all know the zombie apocalypse is coming. The signs are clear, the end is near.
So, what is a poor mortal to do against an army of the undead? How will we perchance survive the wholesale carnage of a zombie plague?
Author Max Brooks has written extensively on the subject, both in The Zombie Survival Guide and in World War Z, and through his research he has uncovered several quick tips to make it through the upcoming holocaust.
- While a shotgun blast to the head is the quickest and easiest method of killing a zombie, we know that there are those who do not own firearms. If that is the case, Brooks answers, “Blades don’t need reloading,” and a sharp implement is, “a weapon you can train with, something that looks remotely legal.”
- While blades and guns are the best weapons of choice, baseball bats are not. In order to destroy a zombie you must destroy the brain and that would naturally take a lot of hits with a blunt object.
- Beware of the fact that decapitated zombie heads can still bite and transmit the virus. Thus, it is a good idea to wear good, protective shoes.
- Other important things to remember are to keep tight-fitting clothes handy (harder for a zombie to grab), cut your hair short (no dreads), and to have footwear that is well broken in to prevent blisters.