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Old 06-18-07, 09:51 AM   #1
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Survival Situation Topic number 1: Surviving a Zombie Attack!!!

I'm researching various ways to survive various combat situations which involve a total breakdown of society.
......no matter how improbable. Even so it still pays to be prepared.

Anyway, from Max Brooks book "The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead" here are the top ten things to consider in such a survival situation:

Top 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack:

1. Organize before they rise!
2. They feel no fear, why should you?
3. Use your head: cut off theirs.
4. Blades don't need reloading.
5. Ideal protection = tight clothes, short hair.
6. Get up the staircase, then destroy it.
7. Get out of the car, get onto the bike.
8. Keep moving, keep low, keep quiet, keep alert!
9. No place is safe, only safer.
10. The zombie may be gone, but the threat lives on.

You can buy the book at amazon.com if you want to learn more. Do you guys have any thoughts or tips on the subject of surviving a carnivorous zombie hoarde?
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Old 06-18-07, 10:00 AM   #2
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If this does not bring Explody Pup out of his shag carpet lined bomb cellar, nothing will.
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You seem to have covered it well, although on the blade vs. gun argument, I'd have to say go with both, but if it was one or the other, then a blade.

World War Z has some decent advice also, I believe it may be the same Author.
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I've got the book. Great stuff for sure!

And a bicycle is the best mode of transportation if/when a catastrophic zombie breakout occurs.

[i've got a large assortment of knives, but a machete is your best bet followed by a small caliber pistol and a whole lotta ammo]
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Wait, what are we assuming about zombie speed? Fast? Slow? or based upon decay rate? Also, maybe take a page from Bruce Campbell's life, and go around with a sawed off shotgun and a chainsaw for a hand.

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I was wondering about this a couple months ago.

It depends on the type of zombie you are facing.

For the fast (28 days/weeks later, Grindhouse) type, you need to have good semi-auto or fully auto weapons with lots of magazines. You want the suckers AWAY from you, unless you want to get infected. Even your .45 sidearm should have a drum magazine. Mow them down, mop them up.

For the classical zombies which are generally slow and ponderous (except when off camera when they always catch up to people), large calibers are still a good thing as you can take aim and blow enough body parts off so their means of locomotion is greatly hampered. For close in work, I'd avoid "finesse" weapons like rapiers and sabers, and go for katanas, claymores, battle axes, and other weapons that keep their edge even after a number of bone shearings.
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Old 06-18-07, 11:13 AM   #7
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I prefer a true high powered particle beam weapon.....something that discharges a good level of energy to release on impact. The only issue is containing the power source, as I don't want to have to carry around a backpack AM source!
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A katana-wielding person would be nigh-impervious to slow-zombie attack, provided they are at least semi-skilled in its use.
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Shamless zombie movie plug!

I just saw it this past Saturday, Dellamorte Dellamore aka Cemetery Man http://imdb.com/title/tt0109592/

This has to be the best, yes best zombie movie I have ever seen, absolutly brilliant!
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I prefer a ruew high powered particle beam weapon.....something that discharges a good level of energy to release on impact. The only issue is containing the power source, as I don't want to have to carry around a backpack AM source!
See, that would be the best weapon to go with. But the problem is we all live our lives mostly unprepared for when something like this happens. So we need to know what we could do with the tools that we have readily on hand.
More realisticaly I would probably go with an AA-12 Atchisson FULLY AUTOMATIC assault shotgun! Not the original design mind you but the 2nd generation revision. You have the option of loading the ammo with everything like buckshot to my personal favorite (and best for zombie eradication) mini-explosive warheads!



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Old 06-18-07, 11:35 AM   #11
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See, that would be the best weapon to go with. But the problem is we all live our lives mostly unprepared for when something like this happens. So we need to know what we could do with the tools that we have readily on hand.
More realisticaly I would probably go with an AA-12 Atchisson FULLY AUTOMATIC assault shotgun! Not the original design mind you but the 2nd generation revision. You have the option of loading the ammo with everything like buckshot to my personal favorite (and best for zombie eradication) mini-explosive warheads!

http://world.guns.ru/shotgun/aa-12.jpg

Check out this youtube video demo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw3Wj...elated&search=
What, you don't keep a high tech arsenal handy?

For shame!
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I prefer a true high powered particle beam weapon.....something that discharges a good level of energy to release on impact. The only issue is containing the power source, as I don't want to have to carry around a backpack AM source!
Now if you had bothered to do your research before hand, you would have learned from "World War Z" that high powered particle beams and lasers aren't good for much more than propaganda due to the power supply needed and keeping it on the zombie's head for long enough as it's shambling at you.

You'll end up needing a support team to keep the other zombies off of you while you work on killing just a few.

Cool factor: Awesome

Usefulness factor: Not so much
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Being someone with a fairly good collection of guns, I still say the best anti zombie weapon is an F350 Diesel pickup truck.
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An automobile or pickup truck would seem to be a good plan, until you think about what the road situation will likely be: Cluttered and clogged with abandoned, corpse-filled, and possibly burning cars. Between people being eaten by zombies and running for their lives, there isn't going to be much room on the road.

If motorized transport is a must, I think something relatively light, maneuverable, and offroad-capable like a Jeep Wrangler might work. A motorcycle might be able to get through roadblocks, but wouldn't offer much protection.
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id head for the the nearest military base and borrow myself one the the nuke powered tanks and just make a run for it
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id head for the the nearest military base and borrow myself one the the nuke powered tanks and just make a run for it
You kidding? The military bases are usually the first to be taken down by the zombies!!
I just bought the book by the way and I am getting through the introduction which talks about zombies in general and their attributes. As I get to the more nitty gritty stuff like how to actually survive a zombie outbreak I'll post some more important info here.
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I would dress as a zombie and just kinda hang out and whenever another zombie offered me a human, say no thanks I just ate or somesuch. After they cleared out an area of humans, I would just roam around drinking free slurpees and making myself burritos and fried chicken and stuff.
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I would dress as a zombie and just kinda hang out and whenever another zombie offered me a human, say no thanks I just ate or somesuch. After they cleared out an area of humans, I would just roam around drinking free slurpees and making myself burritos and fried chicken and stuff.


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You kidding? The military bases are usually the first to be taken down by the zombies!!
I just bought the book by the way and I am getting through the introduction which talks about zombies in general and their attributes. As I get to the more nitty gritty stuff like how to actually survive a zombie outbreak I'll post some more important info here.
but why?
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My weapons: sabre in one hand, fire staff in the other.

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Fire and zombies do not make for good bedfellows. The zombies don't feel the pain, and the fire takes a long time to consume them enough to stop them, so you end up with angry, brain-hungry zombies attacking you who are now on fire.
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Fire and zombies do not make for good bedfellows. The zombies don't feel the pain, and the fire takes a long time to consume them enough to stop them, so you end up with angry, brain-hungry zombies attacking you who are now on fire.
i dont live near farmalnd but i would waste zombies with the quickness with one of these
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Ah, excellent choice, given the proper terrain.
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