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    Destroying the Brain(stem)

    I want to preface this article by saying that I’m going to be talking about some medical stuff, but I am not a doctor. I never finished my residency. Also, I never started my residency or went to medical school. Or college. This was just a topic that I got to thinking about when I […] More

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    The Biology of Zombies: A Primer – Part 3

    Part 3 Rabies Rabies is a virus that has struck at the heart of mans’ fear for centuries.  It still stirs those feelings today, even though we have vaccines that can prevent people from dying.  That is, if it is caught in time.  Once a human starts showing symptoms of rabies, it is too late […] More

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    Redeker Plan

    The Redeker Plan (commonly known as “The South African war plan”) is a strategy employed in the fictional world of World War Z, a novel written by Max Brooks. The Redeker Plan is essentially the intentional sacrifice of a large portion of the population in order to save a population in a more defensible or […] More

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    The Modern Zombie

    The Modern Zombie The modern conception of the zombie owes itself almost entirely to George A. Romero’s 1968 film Night of the Living Dead. In his films, Romero “bred the zombie with the vampire, and what he got was the hybrid vigour of a ghastly plague monster”. This brought into being a new apocalyptic vision […] More

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    Why Using a Sword in a Zombie Apocalypse is a Bad Idea

    and the Stick as a Solution by Cedric Nye

    Introduction Television and movies have a way of making bad ideas seem good. They have wonderfully safe and controlled environments from whence come magical action sequences that are very pretty to watch, yet bear little resemblance to actual combat. It would take several lifetimes to address all of the fallacies in movie and television as […] More

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    Foraging for Survival

    Foraging for survival is a risky endeavor.  The phrase I hear the most is “I’ll just move to the woods and forage for my food”.  The optimist in me hopes by “foraging” they mean hunting, farming and foraging.  But let’s assume that’s not what they mean.  Foraging for food as a means of survival is […] More

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    Zombies – Exterminate or Rehabilitate?

    Yesterday one of our fans, Samantha Hawkins @sammih_77, was asked what kind of article she would like to read about. So being all about our fans, we started scribbling right away! First we have to determine what kind of zombies we’re dealing with. Some zombies might never be able to rehabilitate. For example the kind of […] More

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    Weapons in every day places

    Now I know most of you have some stuff around the house you can turn into a weapon…. But, you will probably be somewhere else than at home when the apocalypse begins. Therefore, you will need to improvise a weapon until you get home to your stash. For these examples, I’ll rule out the preppers […] More

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