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    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 […] More

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    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 […] 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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    Is the Zombie Apocalypse the New Underwater Basket Weaving?

    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 […] More

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    The Adventure Medical Kits: Ultralight & Watertight .5

    A lifesaver for camping or zombie killing

    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. […] 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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    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, […] More

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    Self-Sufficiency

    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 […] More

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    SLOW ZOMBIE vs FAST ZOMBIE: WHY CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?

    You’ve probably read something on it before. The age old (well, maybe not AGE OLD, but old enough) question of Slow Zombie vs. Fast Zombie. You’ve heard the arguments, the great debates about decomposition, thermodynamics, undead vs. infection, and so much more, but I’m hear to make a case for the existence of BOTH slow […] More

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    Limited approach defense

    Limited approach defense is something that can and should be applied in a variety of assaults. The basic principle is to use mobility against your opponent and allow only a limited number of enemies to approach at once. A small scale example would be a lone defender with a drywall hatchet at the top of the ladder […] More

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    Fire Starter from Empty Lighter

    This article is how to take an empty disposable lighter and re-make it into an effective fire starting tool for use in an emergency. Think of it as an “apocalyptic tinder box” : ) What you need to make it: 1) empty lighter – they still have a flint & striker w/o fuel 2) lint […] More

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    General Survival Guidelines

    General Survival Guidelines     Always have some sort of weapon.     Prioritize your needs: Basic needs are food, water and shelter. Companionship is fairly important too. Things of value in the previous world (such as money and smaller comforts) must be secondary.     Strength in numbers: With more populace, your refuge will not only be […] More

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    The Transformation Stages

    The stages of zombie transformation are the same that occur in vampires, with two major differences: in zombies, the onset of symptoms and transformation occurs much faster and has no relation to the cycles of day and night. Stage One: Infection. Symptoms of zombie infection appear quickly: within one or two hours, the victim will […] More

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