Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

How to: Survive a Zombie Apocalypse (In Fun!)
This is a tactical hypothetical situation playing off the popularity of the walking dead in recent times. With television movies and book it has become a part of the human psyche…Why is this? well many reasons their unending desire for brains and human flesh magnifies our own anxieties fear of random violence…chaos anarchy  fear of that stranger who may or may not have been following you for 4 blocks…and they are us
Should You Stay or Should You Go? This has always been a question I bounce back and forth on Stay tight Bunker in at the place you know well….or head out on foot bike or motorcycle to the unknown where it is most likely the same story.
Either way, there will be trouble. A debate.
The advice is simple, but must be heeded: if you live in a major city leave as soon as possible. Avoid all tunnels at all costs. Use the bridges , but on foot (your car won’t help you, too many traffic jams). Best way to escape is by water. Zombies can’t swim.—most likely we hope so Get out. There are way too many people around cities Take off on foot or a really sturdy, light mountain bike. Your neighbors in their Hummers will laugh at you, but you’ll be pedaling by the abandoned hulks of their vehicles in a few hours as zombies gnaw on their bones.” 
Now the other argument
“Stay inside your apartment, lock the doors, fill the bathtub with water. When you do have to go out for supplies, you want to be a response-ready individual.rope know your task at hand and focus on that task board everything up reinforce it grab all the food and water you can..maybe you can simply outlast it or wait for a military response.
SOOOO stay or go??? This is a no-brainer. You gotta hole up somewhere eventually, but pick carefully. Let’s say that the outbreak is localized to your city, but you know that the neighboring town is zombie-free. Flee to the neighboring town. I know this sounds obvious, but don’t sit around waiting for grandma to bite you. Get to the safe town, find place that you can bunker in, and wait
if this is long term remember Zombies tend try to do the things they were doing when they were alive, so they’re gonna head to the mall, or WalMart, or school… you get the idea. And since we’re on the subject, malls are a bad place to hole up in. Too many entrances, and not enough goodies for long term survival. 
In short, pick a new general merchandise or grocery big box store. You get lots of canned food to eat, and only one or two large entrances to guard. 

Before you can kill them, you have to understand them. always keep in mind locations where people congregate – you’re likely to find lots of zombies there when things turn ugly. Highways, malls, and schools are especially bad.

Ok so after watching 20 flicks we have found more or less 3 types of potential zombies….
 
THE SLOW UNDEAD ZOMBIE 
 
George A. Romero Zombie HOW TO KILL ONE  These zombies are slow,  If you can’t get away from a slow zombie, you earned dismemberment. exhibiting stiff rigor mortis, and can only be killed by destroying the brain. With Romero zombies (named after the Night of the Living Dead director), you don’t have to be bitten to become a zombie. You just have to die. So if someone around you dies, destroy their brain, just to be safe. As in The Walking Dead, this zombie may hunt by sense of smell, so you can cover yourself in zombie guts and walk among them relatively safely. Some are distracted by fireworks and/or bright, shiny things in the sky. This is an extremely useful trick.  
THE FAST-LIVING ZOMBIE a.k.a. the 28 Days Later Zombie


The biggest thing with these zombies is to avoid other people—you don’t want to be in a crowd. The infection can sweep through a crowd in seconds.They’re fast because they’re still alive and have just been infected with a virus, which means you don’t necessarily have to destroy their brain. You can actually kill them in any number of ways, like locking them in a room so they starve to death or die of dehydration. As long as you can outrun them in their initial assault and get somewhere safe, you have a much better chance of long-term survival.
THE TALKING UNKILLABLE ZOMBIE  a.k.a. the Return of the Living Dead Zombie
 
 Basically, there’s no way to kill a Return of the Living Dead zombie. What’s worse, if you set it on fire, you’re probably only spreading the infection. Zombie-ism lives in every cell, meaning if you cut off a zombie’s hand, it will continue to come after you. These are pretty smart and can talk. In Return of the Living Dead—either part one or two—they chop off the head of a zombie, and the head keeps saying: “Brains, brains.” So don’t be fooled when someone rings your doorbell and says they’re delivering pizza when you didn’t order any pizza!
AS SEEN IN Night of the Living Dead (1968) by George A. Romero
—“The zombie as we understand it today was born in 1968.” 
REMEMBER 
Zombies are going to be lightning quick when first turned. an airborne pathogen is the least likely of all scenarios, and if it were to occur in such a manner; you’re boned …
The top four zombie-defense tools after debating at least 100 guns knifes rifles swords you name it oh an defense..
1. First,hit up a muesuem guarantee you most people will NOT BE THERE what you forget is museums hoard ancient mid evil weapons and from kings even.While evryone is thinking offense think DEFENCE how many times to you see someone get bit or scratec and that is how they go out..well not me  I would wear complete head-to-toe armor. Needs to be a gilt-steel set  It works extremely well. You’re a lot more agile in armor than people think; it’s a misconception that it would slow you down. I’d say there’s only a 5 to 10 percent decrease in mobility, but you can do anything in armor that you can do without. and if you can find that then go Thick leather will work in the short term. Later on, get some aluminum siding or something else metallic and affix it to your clothes. Even zombies can’t bite through that stuff. Important areas to protect include the forearms, neck, and legs. Just make sure it’s flexible enough to give you some freedom of movement. Helmets are a good idea too, but anything other than motorcycle helmets would look dorky, and I’d rather be a zombie than a dork with a pail on my head. 

2. My first weapon choice would be a crossbow, which was pretty accurate up to 200 feet. This horn bow from Germany in the 1460s shoots bolts, which are like arrows but shorter and thicker. It will take a moment or two to get it ready to shoot, but the power behind it is not to be underestimated. Those bolts should be able to travel through a couple of zombies at a time, especially if there’s a field of them coming at you.not only that but you will not attract other undead as you shoot away!

3. For anything at close range, you probably just want to chop them up with a nice long Japanese sword. Just be sure to clean it reasonably often if you have two good swords on your side once with a little practice you should be able to handle 20-30 on your own.

4. To keep those creatures a good ten feet away, a staff weapon might be a good idea. I would recommend ahalberd, which is a combination of an ax and a spear mounted to a large wooden pole, between eight and ten feet long. They were used by bodyguards of famous people in Saxony and Germany in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. They give you a much farther reach than a standard ax or sword.  Ok now that you have a good arsenal of unconvental weapons keep in mind you will find these 100 times easier than guns when it all hits the fan… don’t get me wrong grab your fav handgun rifle and all the ammo you can for when that time comes…
Now we need to take supplies and what you will need to escape the 100,000 of thousands of dead on your scent
Everything you need to flee the horde. after much research is here.
“Everyone will attack the hardware stores to get zombie-fighting supplies, but you shouldn’t overlook secondary sources like Painting stores (or An art-supply store would have everything from X-Acto knives ($3.40) to flammable turpentine ($9.95).”

Grab some rope and some rappelling gear  Unless you live on the ground floor, chances are you’ll need them!” 

“You should have a tool kit  a stormproof flashlight ($25 at EMS), matches a radio , and a hatchet —it’s a tool and a weapon.”

“One of those big blue Ikea bags ($3) to hold your stuff. A tin of Altoids ($2 at Duane Reade) in case you might meet that special someone in your bunker and you will!!. And Slim Jims; they last forever and can be used to distract zombies, as they are made out of humans uhh kind off

“for those of you held up in your bunker…Stock up on batteries use your wit water , duct tape ($4.29 at Duane Reade), canned food (soup,  and DVDs  and just wait it out locked safely in your apartment. After several months of this kind of existence, being devoured by a flesh-eating dead person won’t seem so bad.” 
“Even if it’s hot outside, try wearing a tough winter coat  You could get nimbled on a little bit and still be okay.” 
“A crowbar . It’s heavy, so it does a lot of the work for you in head-cracking, plus it can help you pry open doors.” 
Where to seek refuge with a million cannibals behind you
Your cities zoo
“Once you’ve freed the animals, the enclosures are a perfect place for you to stay safe—that is, once you’ve filled them with supplies.”
In Florida head to Naples they already had blue hair no offence 
“ And older zombies are slower zombies.” 
Any type of man made steel ship or island of some kind maybe even large oil rigs something of that sort is a possibility
Certain Islands: Rikers, Alkartrez each coastal state will have something
“grabbing a boat and rowing across the water to Alcatraz. Prisons offer an easy way to quarantine new groups of human refugees to make sure none of them is harboring the zombie infection. In New York, there’s Rikers Island, although that offers a challenge in that it might still be full of prisoners, some of them zombies. You could also consider rowing to Ellis Island 
A massive cemetery with tombs
“Contrary to popular belief, zombies most likely will not  rise from graves. Cemeteries offer the lowest population density in any urban environment, and no one thinks to go there EVER it is GENIUS really and my favorite, THIS IS CRITICAL. In a zombie crisis, stay away from other people!they will attack and kill you for an apple.
“Zombies have attention-locking problems. When they see something, they fixate. It resembles damage to the parietal lobe (1)—a condition called Bálint’s syndrome. So a zombie will fixate on you, but if you can distract it, it might lose track of you entirely. Zombies are stiff and have balance problems because of damage to the cerebellum (2). It’s the same way you feel when you’re really drunk—you’re suppressing the cerebellum too.” 
“In a human, the brain stem, at the top of the spinal cord, is responsible for the core functions of life—respiration, heartbeat. But since zombies don’t breathe or have heartbeats, the core function of the zombie’s existence is controlled by the part of the brain that controls appetite: the hypothalamus (3). If you hit a zombie right between the eyes with enough force, you can go straight back horizontally into the hypothalamus.” 
Humans and the media
“in the beginning of a zombie breakout, the CDC would issue a bulletin that would say: ‘These are the cardinal screening signs of zombie-ism. These are the discriminating factors that determine universally whether someone is infected.’ We’d utilize quarantine, just like in the polio epidemic. I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I think if there were a zombie outbreak, in the end we would win. If we keep our heads.” —
Zombies
“I would get to the top of the largest building in your city if you get stuck. I would try to enjoy the view for as long as I could,damage staircases behind you through furniture in the way and you may be all alone up there with a few others and PLENTY of food. and if the zombies were about to get me, just jump off. I understand that sounds somewhat bleak, but I’m fairly certain of two things: (1) I am not coming back (2) I would rather jump then be eaten…
NOW VERY CRITICAL your own set of rules. These are ours feel free to expand…
1. STICK WITH FRIENDS
But not too many.and not just loose aquantices atleast 10 year history 
“When venturing outside, make sure you go with one other person you can trust. If you try to go with three, it can get hard to keep track of each other, or the other two could gang up and turn on you or leave you behind.” we try to think of all possibilities
2. DEFEND YOUR TURF
But don’t waste ammo.
“There is no point in fighting zombies unless you want to cleanse a specific area. Otherwise you’ll waste ammo and they will come back and back and back Pick a defensible location: Consider a pier, assuming the zombies are of the nonaquatic variety. Otherwise, try a thick-walled apartment building with some space around it to set up lanes of fire or access routes.” 
3. DON’T GET BIT
Armour..gloved thick sweaters shoes do the best you can to protect your body and when you kill a zombie be mindful of the spray back…
But if you get bit   DONT BE A LOSER AND HIDE IT 
Use the Buddy System 
Don’t be a dummy. If your buddy is bitten by a zombie, shoot him in the head and get it over with.
“If you’re not sick but are what we call the ‘worried well,’ stay off the phone and out of the ER. But if you’re bitten by a zombie, don’t hide it! That’s always the guy who screws everything up—he doesn’t tell anyone he’s been bitten, and then in the middle of this trusted team of people suddenly you have a zombie. Of course, I’m working under the assumption that we can help the bitten. But even if that’s not the case, even if you’re doomed, owning up to the infection is another way of being a hero.”
When You’re Ready to Begin Killing Zombies
“You need a stout weapon to break their heads. A baseball bat—metal, not wood, because wood will break. A cricket bat is terrific. A crowbar—it’s heavy, sword crossbow so it does a lot of the work for you in head-cracking, plus it can help you pry open doors. I would stay away from firearms—unless you’ve trained, it’s really hard to hit a moving target in the head.Dont be fooled by movies if you have 15 walkers heading right at you mostlikley you will mis 12 of them…but with that 6 foot sword not a problem// You can run out of ammo. And firearms encourage overconfidence in a zombie situation.” 
Now you have heard what to do your options stay or leave what do load up on what weapons to gather where to get them now it comes down to how many humans are left and can you outlast this plague, This is just one guys take on possible survival and we like our chances….
What happens next depends on a lot of variables. Are there any other survivors? I can imagine a naval fleet having no problems defending itself from zombies. Nuclear powered submarines should be especially safe, they can run for decades. Maybe enough people survived somewhere to come rescue you. If everyone else is zombied, well that would suck. 
How long will zombies “live”? This has never been addressed, to my knowledge. Even though they’re dead, they still maintain some kind of metabolism and thought process. You’d think that eventually they’ll cease activity and it will be safe enough to venture out. Then again, they might be immortal, in which case you are screwed. It’s kinda hard to kill 6 billion zombies with just a few 22s and a shotgun. 
In any case, I hope I’ve helped you in formulating your own zombie survival plan. as for the top places to look at for riding this out here iswhat you go for…
zombie-prison

Considerations when choosing accomodations during a zombie outbreak:

  • Safety:  Has the structure been thoroughly cleared of undead and is it locked down and fortified to prevent unwanted entry?  
  • Defensibility: Can you defend your new home from an undead assault or marauding band of looters? 
  • Detection:  The best defense is not being found in the first place.  Can the undead hear or smell you from outside?  Does your home look enticing to marauders who may want to evict you? 
  • Escape Access: Do you have a secure second exit if your position becomes overrun?
  • Sustainability:  Is there an accessible source of food, water, or alternative power?
  • Sanity:  Is there room for more than just you? After a few weeks it can get awful lonely as “the last man on earth”.  And if you are with a group, do you have a good supply of books or board games to entertain the troops?
Unfortunately, most people will not have the luxury of a military bunker or nuclear submarine, so I’ll list out my favorite places that may actually be accessible to the average post-apocalyptic survivor. Here’s where you’ll have the best chance of surviving the end of the world:

zombie-farmhouseRemote farmhouse or cabin in the Woods

Finding a remote area away from a city is your best bet for survival.  Even without major fortifications, you can barricade doors and windows and set up an early warning system using wires and cans around the perimeter.  You may get the occasional bogey, but they can be easily dealt with in small numbers if you’re prepared.
Major weaknesses: If a swarm happens upon your location you’re pretty much toast.

zombie-shelterA suburban fall-out shelter

If you really worried about the end, why not invest in a subterranean shelter beneath your house?  Or just cozy up to the paranoid retiree down the street that still thinks it’s 1955 and the Russians are coming.
Major weaknesses:  Boredom, loneliness, and little ability to determine when it’s safe to come out.

A high rise building

If you live in a densely populated area, you’re pretty much screwed.  But since you have limited options, try to go up.  In the cities, you’ll likely have a large group of survivors and that’s good because you’ll need help to fortify the ground floor entrance.  Barricade the doors and windows as a first layer of defense.  Then lock-off all elevators and stairways until you’re sure the second floor is secure. 
Major weaknesses: You’re in a city.  That means your time is limited.  Try to find a way to enjoy your last few hours. Pick a building with something fun in it like a revolving rooftop restaurant or a Dave and Busters.

zombie-islandAn Island

Small sail boats are great for a short period of time and don’t require fuel. But sooner or later you’ll need to dock to find food and water.  If you can find an unpopulated island a few miles from land you’ll be in good shape while supplies last.  Just make sure you are far enough from the mainland that no unwanted visitors get washed up on your shore.
Major weaknesses: No where you go will truly be safe, but a barrier of water is your best bet. Depending on the size of the island you may have a limited food supply, but it’s not like you’ll have a lot dining options anywhere else either. 
In closing, once again I consulted ZAC for a professional opinion on selecting accommodations.  He doesn’t agree with all my recommendations, but he’s got a little more subject matter expertise, so I’ll end with his advice.
 A rural county Sherriff’s office would be ideal. Not many prisoner/zombies to clear out, and its virtually inaccessible, but you have to be able to get in first. Lots of jails have card readers, or remote terminals to open doors which if the power is out then key readers don’t work, and if there’s no one to open the door for you, you’ll never get in unless you make a hole, but then zombies can get in too.
Islands are good, but they have to have fresh water, and enough arid land to grow food. Coconuts will give you the sh%ts if you eat/drink them nonstop, as will most fruit. Something to look into are civil defense fallout shelters. Lots of those around from the cold war days, and generally accessible to the public. Built to take a licking and keep on ticking with air and water filtration systems as well as backup generators and coms equipment. May be 40 yrs. old, but operates on civilian 
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8 Comments

  1. Posted March 9, 2012 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    NICE!!!

  2. Posted March 9, 2012 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    Very well done. One of the best I have read. Thank you nice to have some entertainment still scary LOL

  3. Posted March 9, 2012 at 11:34 am | Permalink

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  4. Anonymous
    Posted March 10, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

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  5. Anonymous
    Posted March 10, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

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  7. Anonymous
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    I loved this zombie article please write another one

    • Posted March 11, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

      Thanks I love zombies and I watched nearly every movie that shouldn’t be a problem