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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

  • Grain Of The Trigger, by Javier Echevarria

    The following article is a guest post by Javier Echevarria, from J. Barrios, Inc. (formerly Sling Systems, Inc.) “I’ve been in SWAT for 20 years, not on the police force, but in SWAT for 20 years. You mean to tell me that I’ve been doing it wrong for all these years?” he demanded incredulously. I felt my […] More

  • Offensive Strategies Against Zombies

    Stationary Tactics (any strategy where you destroy the undead from a fixed position) The Lure Use of meat (animal, perhaps even human) as bait or something to make sound if you like animals too much. Remember that dead bait equals useless bait. The Fortress More of a defensive strategy, the idea of the Fortress is […] More

  • The Battle of Hope

    The Battle of Hope was the first battle in the campaign to reclaim the United States from the zombies. It was fought seven years after the disastrous Battle of Yonkers. The entire battle was actually an experiment to test the effectiveness of the new model army that had been trained in the years since zombies […] More

  • Plan B: What to do now that you are a zombie, by Jack Asher

    Well it finally happened, you screwed up.  That’s all your life has ever been, one big screw up, punctuated by smaller screw ups.  You got bit, and joined the mass of shuffling undead.  Because there are zombies now. But it’s okay.  You can turn this around.  Just because you’re dead doesn’t mean you can’t get […] More

  • 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

  • The Common Cold – Could It Really Be The Death Of Us?

    As many of you will know, the Zombie Apocalypse in my trilogy, The Common Cold: A Zombie Chronicle, is based upon the fact that we, both the government and the people will be mortally infected before we have a chance to realise what is happening, let alone having the chance to fight it. Picture yourself […] More

  • 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

  • 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

  • Common Mistakes in a Zombie Outbreak

    Common Mistakes in a Zombie Outbreak Here are many mistakes that a person can make when trying to survive through a zombie apocalypse. This article will cover some of the main mistakes that you don’t want to make during your first time in the zombie plagued wasteland. Combating Zombies Lighting Zombies on Fire Although it […] More

  • Gerber 22-41545 Black Diesel Multi-Plier with Sheath

    Product Description Diesel Multi-Plier Black. This is one of the biggest, toughest multi-tools that also features the ease and convenience of wrist-flick deployment. That’s the story behind the Diesel Multi-Plier. We’re talking about an industrial-strength tool here. The kind that pulls no punches and shrinks for no task…regardless of how tough it might be. The […] More

  • 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

  • Bite Back: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, by Derek Davis

    Over the past few years, natural disasters and other emergencies seem to have increased. From tsunamis to tornados, emergencies can happen at any time. That’s why it’s important to be prepared for the worst situation- IN THIS CASE, A ZOMBIE OUTBREAK. It seems that television shows and Hollywood movies are constantly warning us about this […] More

  • The Coffin in the Reeds

    Lightning flashed and thunder crashed, shaking the very foundations of the little farmhouse. Inside, twelve year old Tommy Watkins shook under the covers of his bed as if they offered sanctuary from the raging storm. “That was a big one,” he muttered through chattering teeth. He stroked the golden fur of his dog as it […] More

  • Burn baby burn, by Carl Cart

    John was a hard core survivalist, and he had been prepping for the apocalypse for a long time, way before prepping had became popular. His basement was fully stocked for whatever shit finally came down. He had food and water for three months, medical supplies, and enough guns and ammunition to start his own small […] More

  • BRAINEATER JONES Deleted Scene, by Stephen Kozeniewski

    Those of you Zombie Guide readers of a certain age may recall that in the olden days before piracy…er, I mean, legitimate downloading…folks used to watch movies at home on things called Digital Video Discs or “DVDs.” (Don’t even ask Grandpa’s about “Ye Olde Video Home System.” He’ll just get off on a long diatribe […] More

  • 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. […] 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

  • 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. […] More

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

    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

  • Outbreak Journal: vol.1, by Elvis A Cardona

    Date: 02/05/70 Time: 3:00 p.m. Location: Newark, New Jersey Distance from me: Approx. 250 miles The ten o’clock news on local channel 3, reported some very bizarre and strange activity had been occurring place at a local diner in the Newark area. There were several strange figures committing acts of murder. The reporter interviewed one […] More