WARNING: Zombie Zone
They're coming to get you Barbra
The famous words spoken in the cemetery in the original Night of the Living Dead
Zombies aren't necessarily created by toxic waste (but I'm NOT willing to find out...although I do have an Ex-I dubbed the "Zombie Faced Freak of Nature' being he used to bite my head like one! :-) lol) or some virus etc. Zombies are usually created in Haiti with voodooo (or is it hoodoo) by a witch or BOKOR. Their Souls becoming trapped in limbo and their bodies forever cursed. This kind are literally mindless, as the person who created them controls them; They don't speak, other than maybe a UUUGH (groan) and do walk slow.
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Attack Kit & Warning System
Participate in a few of these!
Do you really think you'd walk or even run after being in the ground filled with embalming fluid and even if so, rigamortis which stiffens your muscles (which would be very lacking depending how long you've been in the ground, like what happens to those with an injury & not using those muscles) think of it as Arthritis in death. It would slow you down as well as depending on how much you've decayed. Then there's the skeletal zombies where they almost desintergrate as they walk.
Well now with the way zombie movies are, some of them move quite fast, even run, they seem to have their lively wits about them, using cell phones, remembering how tools are used and more.
Some tell-tale signs there's a zombie about...Look among your friends, do any of them have glassy eyes &/or a gravely voice (if if they've been screaming a lot)? Have no personality & excessively drool? (esp. when you duck your head down near them?) Then you've got a zombie on your hands...
In the movies some zombies have been created by Toxic Waste. (think return of the living dead) They are created by Intergalactic radioactivity, industrial waste (think Toxic Avenger, though those are more B-grade comedy) Military canisters with labels reading "WARNING DO NOT INHALE" certain heavy metal bands, and too much TV or video games. The college students with way too many all nighters, and those excessively on their mobile phones. These radio active zombies seem that the contamination makes their appetites more ferocious, makes them stronger & they don't have to worry about rotted limbs falling off,or rotting for that matter.
Someone that has been Exposed to Zombies (a bite, or inhalation of a leak from said canister) will show symptoms of:
a Headach, stomach cramping, arms & legs cramping (rigormortis setting in) Freezing Cold, bruising all over the body, No blood pressure, pulse, or other vital signs.
Being folowed by a zombie?
Run & DO NOT Look back. If you come across some sort of sports helmet or hard hat... stick it on your head & make sure its strapped down! (this is a good idea to add to your Zombie Apocolypse bug iut bag!)
Voodoo zombies can be killed by salt, while regular zombies should be bashed or shot in the head destroying the brain. Some have tried buring Zombies, but this is not a safe method as if its the mutated kind...they'll just multiply from the fumes of the radioactivity burning off them.
Know the Signs of infection
Survival goods-Besides watching the Walking Dead
A Bug Out bag is an emergency bag, some are for a single person or family with food, water clothes & other emergency supplies (depending on area etc) to use. They can be for 72 hours or just a general. Below you will find my long time & all terain bag contents
see some Survival Hacks here like Using *crayons as candles,
*pop tops for fish hooks, Floss for fishing line, Tie up things out of reach of animals or bundling together, (& more) *Another spin on the altoids tin candle,
* orange oil lamp,
*Bright colored DUCT Tape (Multi use!) Marking a trail, Rope, waterproofing, tape together shelter, or tent closed, Repair shoes Clothes & items,
*Bandana Multi Use (water filter, a bright color can be used to signal for help, Sling, mask or tourniquet, Keep neck warm & shield from sun
*Garbage bag raincoat, shelters, Keep belongings dry,
*Shoe polish as a fire starter (or even a small amount from a bottle of liquor)
*Watch as a compass (analog watch.. that means the ones that are not digital)
*Ziplock bags as a waterproof cell phone case
*Mirror tick finder, Signal for help & firestarter (Glass also works to start fires)
*Chalk for marking trail but easily can come off depending on the surface (so keep some other ways to mark your path or make a sign)
you should own one of these! Most particularly The one with the Basic white cover
Bug out bag - What is a Bug out bag
Time to 'Bug out' Survival kit.. - START PACKING
Zombie Apocalypse Bug Out bag essentials:
Axe, Machete, fold able 'survival' shovel (best to get the multi-tool)
at least 50-100 (or at most 500 feet) of good rope (nylon Paracord) & Hiking D-clips
Lantern (a major amount of matches in waterproof kit, butane lighter or Magnesium firestarter to make a fire for warmth & light)
Some fishing line, clips & Hooks/ lures (or kit)
4-Inch Camping Steel Detachable Knife
100 Hour Plus Emergency Candle Clear Mist (try having a few)
Facemasks (like Doctors wear) in case it's airborne
2-3 pairs Gloves Light weight, and heavyweight cloth work gloves as well as Nice thick rubber ones
Batteries (a lot in all sizes)
Orange vest (you don't want anyone thinking you're a Zombie when they're hunting)
Playing cards or some sort of pocket game (need some entertainment)
Small tool kit.. 2 kinds screw drivers, wrench hammer etc.
Quart & Gallon size 'ziplock' bags
2-3 shirts, an extra pair of pants Belt for when you start losing weight and plenty of underwear (I know you, you'd likely pee yourself most certainly the first time you come across one. Besides who the hell wants to wear someone else's?
Mirror (for signalling)
(How to tie) Knot book
Something that will make noise (like bells or cans) Tie together at night (far away but close enough to hear) in case zombies are creeping nearby
Food & Water
Water treatment tablets
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
swiss army knife
Pocket stove Esbit Ultralight Folding Pocket Stove with Six 14g Solid Fuel Tablets
Ready to Eat Complete Meals w/ Flameless Heaters
some candy to keep up the blood sugar
seasoning packs (salt, pepper, sugar)
Tactical vest (optional... but may be easier to carry the smaller stuff as well as to have it at hand!)
Mini Scan Radio with Headphones and Batteries -
Eat'N Tool Minimal Multi-Tool
Rechargeable Squeeze, crank or shakeable Flashlight -
(This looks like a good one) Kaito KA404 Emergency Hand Crank Dynamo 5-LED Flashlight with AM/FM radio
5-in-1 Survival Whistle
2 Chemical Light Sticks /Flares
Emergency Poncho with Hood -
2 Hand Warmers & 2 Foot Warmers
14 function style pocket tool for times when you need more than a pocket knife.
Hygiene (Toiletries, hand sanitizer Tissues, razor comb/brush Toothbrush/paste/mouthwash Deo etc Q@-tips cotton balls/pads)
Sanitation kits -Toilet paper sanitary wipes (if with kids + diapers) Tampons/pads
First Aid Kit
Q-tips cotton balls/pads
Tounge Depressors (can be used for a splint)
Gauze pads (various sizes)
elastic bandages (for sprains, twist & breaks)
Alcohol/paroxide etc like pads
Bug Spray (with deet.. the more the better)
MUST HAVE Weapons
Bow & arrows (Quite, won't attract more)
Gun- Loud and will attract more
Long sword/Machete or katana blade (again Quiet)
SECONDARY Weapon - a 6 inch knife/Dagger or longer
Large pieces of concrete or rocks to bash heads in
Tree Branch use as club. (heck widdle it into a sword or bat)
(and don't forget PLENTY of ammo for the gun)
Zombie Classification - from the Crawling to the Walking dead
Some move slow some still seem to retain an IQ. Just always remember Blunt force trauma or shot to the head!
Steps to a Zombie Attack - (Click pic to open & click again to zoom in)
Zombie Proof your home - click to enlarge
Green innovations to help survive a Zombie attack - Click to enlarge
Zombie Outbreak statistics poster
Survival (work) Sheet - Build your own team
The Dunce (always wondering what's going on)
The First to die
The Klutz or bad things happen to most but stays alive
Bites zombies (um.. yeah which would = them eventually turning to one!)
Zombie Danger Dartboard - print out & pin-up
but if you plan to leave the house.. be sure to pack your darts & bring along)
Know your Foe - Destroy the BRAIN at first site!
Critical Survival Skills
My preferance would be a tank.. but the closest would be a Hummer! I wouldn't need a tent & could sleep in it! Plus... It can hold the motorbike & if I've got a car guy.. he can soup up the engine to be a sports car like one. (or at least maybe get some NOS system on there. The only problem with vehicle transport is.. Well GAS! Eventually it will no longer be made, & the pumps (unless there' a generator for electric) won't work So be sure you also have a couple gas cans for refills.
The gas can also be used for Moltov 'cocktails' to put a fire barrier between you & the zombies just be sure you speed off before they get near the vehicle or you if you are outside of it still.
Ships are good, but once the food runs out there, are you going to swim back to shore?
How to Survive 'bookmark' - a bit serious & comical
Infografic to survive zombies
Would you Survive? - (Click pic to open then click again to zoom)
Survival Game 2
More Zombie related fodder
Also look for
*Zombie Felties: How to Raise 16 Gruesome Felt Creatures from the Undead by Nicola Tedman, Sarah Skeate,
*The Zombie Survival Guide: How to Live Like a King After the Outbreak by Etienne Guerin DeForest &
*The Zombie's Survival Guideby Calvin A. L. Miller II