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  • An Intimate Look at Rick Grimes’ Colt Python

    Few zombie weapons are as recognizable as Rick Grimes’ revolver. It may not be the most effective weapon, but it makes a grand statement and is an extension of the character’s personality. Will you have a personal statement in the apocalypse? Maybe you’ll want a sword, as Michonne, quiet and deadly carries. The silent but […]

  • Zombie Cells created in New Mexico lab

    Think the only zombies out there are the ones you see in science fiction movies? Think again. Researchers in New Mexico say they’ve created zombie cells — near-perfect replicas of mammalian cells that can perform many of the same functions despite the fact that they’re not actually alive. But instead of pursuing and eating people […]

  • 6 Things That Never Make Sense About Zombie Movies

    6 Things That Never Make Sense About Zombie Movies #6 Why Don’t Zombies Ever Finish Their Meal? The premise of this has the underlying assumption that zombies bite people through hunger. And whilst that is one explanation, there is another: aggression. The human body is not exactly the most weaponised structure that evolution came up […]

  • Kabar Kukri Machete 1249 Review

    The Handle: The Kukri has a black handle made of Kraton G, although I’m not sure how this differs from regular Kraton. It’s got that grippy feel without being sticky, and I like that. It’s 5-1/2″ long and has a half guard-like protrusion in the butt to keep the knife in your hand when you’re […]

  • The Modern Zombie

    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 […]

  • Is the Zombie Apocalypse the New Underwater Basket Weaving?

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    The zombie apocalypse is the subject of a sociology course I am teaching during winter term at Linfield College in Oregon, and the class is packed. When I tell friends and colleagues, the reaction ranges from “Wow! Nice!” to giving me looks once reserved only for “Underwater Basket Weaving 101” courses taught back in the […]

  • The Adventure Medical Kits: Ultralight & Watertight .5

    Whether you’re packing light for a quick trip of hiking, kayaking, backpacking, mountain biking or climbing, a medical kit is an important piece of equipment to take along with you. As part of the “10 essentials” for survival, a medical kit is highly recommended anytime you venture off into backcountry far away from any emergency care. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Differences Between Surviving Fast and Slow Zombies

    Differences Between Surviving Fast and Slow Zombies There are some fundamental differences between fast and slow zombies that one must be aware of before one may make a sensible contingency plan for an outbreak of either type of zombie. The “Fast Zombie” Controversy Many Zombie enthusiasts deny that the creatures depicted in 28 Days Later, […]

  • Self-Sufficiency

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    Self-Sufficiency. Introduction Most zombie survival plans entail at least some degree of scavenging. But really, how long will you be able to scavenge and hoard? Most food will last anywhere from a few days to a few months, though canned and dried goods will last years if stored properly. A lot of this depends on […]