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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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • What a Well Dressed Girl Wears to the Zombie Apocalypse

    A zombie is an undead being created through the reanimation of a corpse. No matter the original cause, they are nasty, unthinking flesh eating machines that feel no pain. Whether traveling solo or in a pack, they’re dangerous and terrifying. Despite a minimal level of brain function and cognition, the only thing that will stop […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Koch’s Corner: A Guide to the Best in Low Tech, by Justin Koch

    Guns, guns, guns.  That’s what we all wanted when the dead started biting.  A Colt .45 sold for its weight in gold back then, bullets too. But we quickly learned that guns create more problems than they solve. Ammo is scare, shots are loud, and gunplay often let’s trouble know exactly where to find you. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]