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The Zombie Survival Guide Vermillion Jack 13/06/07(Fri)21:19 No. 4634 ID: 0ca3a9 [Reply]
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There may or may not have been a thread about this, but I am asking anyway.

How accurate (this might be) is "The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection From The Living Dead" if it might be used in an apocalyptic setting, including those it was ment for.

I own this book, I re-read it sometimes, and I can see some of this accurately working, but I want your opinions as well.

I've also read "World War Z" (Written by the same author) and it also seems plausible.

"The Zombie Survival Guide" Thread.


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Martyn Grim 13/08/05(Mon)04:38 No. 4752 ID: 435599

>>4732
Yea spear/short sword combo would work well I think. And a .22 is...meh IDK. I hold out hope for it, I really do think it could be effective at really close ranges, but who really knows.


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FPOB!!R1ZmxlMzD4 13/08/05(Mon)13:12 No. 4754 ID: f322df

>>4752
I mean, there's instances where the angle of the bullet entry led to a headshot being non-lethal, but with zombies, their bones would be weaker from lack of calcium which would be evident in anywhere from a week to a month after the initial outbreak (I'm guessing).

I figure .22lr would be a good siege defense weapon, since you could have thousands and thousands of rounds easily stockpiled at a cheap price. But my main reason for asking is that we all know firearms are damn loud, but a suppressed .22 is on the noise level of a air gun from what I've seen. Would be easy to scrounge for supplies and take out small groups of zombies in your way without attracting a horde. .22 rifles tend to be lighter and more compact (Ruger 10/22 takedown) as well and you could carry hundreds of rounds on your person.

Since you could carry so much ammo, you could loose off several rounds into a head without worrying about running out of ammo (.22lr can be found just about anywhere as well).


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Zeke Shambler 13/11/30(Sat)04:43 No. 4917 ID: cef44f

Max Brooks wrote that book for the average civilian. That means a person who never did outdoors shit, someone who doesnt know shit about firearms and is new to a world where u have to fend for their selves. The history part is BS of course, its for entertainment purposes. Think about, the weapons most people want to use is military weaponry. I would use a M-14. Its 7.62x51 mm or .308 Winchester, ammo is easy to come by and u can put a bayonet on it. Use sum common sense people.




Shambler 12/04/26(Thu)07:18 No. 3041 ID: fbb43d [Reply]
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every time i go to work i look at my coworkers and think, crap this is gonna be my zombie survival crew. a huge fat guy who might be a useful distraction for the zombies, a young Bolivian man who plays soccer should be able to outrun me but i trust him, a young Peruvian woman who will probably become histerical and be useless and maybe even a burden if other members of the group insist on saving her, an older (maybe in her 40s) woman who may very well be the 2 toughest in our group being an ex trucker. me a slightly out of shape martial artist and gun nerd and im also probably the a little too logical anti hero though i mean well, and our boss an ex military drill seargent ex football coach ex you name it hes done it who probably will be the most useful. don't get me wrong though i actually like all of them. anyway it would either be that or id be locked in my apartment with my girlfriend. anyway tell me who you would most likely be with when the zombies hit the fan.


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Shambler 13/10/23(Wed)19:46 No. 4860 ID: 5d5bc0

>>4857

There are two possible explanations for this phenomenon.

1) The artist is just completely ignorant of the basic rules of firearm safety.

2) Average people really ARE this lethally stupid.

The thing that scares me is that I know the answer to this question. Somewhere in the wilds of Alaska is looking better and better; I'll take my chances with hypothermia and the bears! In the event of any type of crisis where the Gov. isn't going to be there to hold their hands and wipe their tushies, the people of this country are simply too stupid to live, and I don't want them dragging me down to Hell with them.


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Shambler 13/11/11(Mon)22:18 No. 4885 ID: ca12bb

the entire premise of the game is that reality has gone out the window and it's time to own stuff

and it's kind of evident since all the "campaign" title shots are of movie style posters

and the AI thing is called "the director"


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Shambler 13/11/18(Mon)13:54 No. 4894 ID: a6feda

Shit. I'm still nomadic, but I'm trying to figure out where to settle down for a while.
One positive is that I'm on an island right now. A pretty damn big island, but that still means smaller hordes.

My dog is my only constant companion. We do work well together finding food, and she keeps guard when we stop to camp (I'm not much of a sleeper either so I wouldn't mind keeping guard for a while if we were out on the road).
She is still young though, and it's possible she would get us killed.
When practicing stealth at night(i.e. running to bushes/treeline when cars come), she thinks I'm playing some fucking game and might start running around, drawing attention.
But then, without her, if I was alone, I might lose my mind.




Shambler 13/10/04(Fri)16:37 No. 4824 ID: 5d5bc0 [Reply]
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I finally got an opportunity to watch WWZ last night, and, yes, I was disappointed. Anybody else feel that the movie was a wasted opportunity to tell a great story, bore remarkably little resemblance to the superb novel, and spent far, FAR too much time delving into the angst and showcasing the nobility of Brad Pitt's boringly conventional, formulaic character?


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Shambler 13/10/09(Wed)00:29 No. 4830 ID: 4f15e1
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Shambler 13/11/03(Sun)06:50 No. 4875 ID: 687488
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>>4830
What are these weird symbols?


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World War Z Luis Gardner 13/11/08(Fri)20:56 No. 4880 ID: 1fa12e

Well, I think it was a realistic movie, bur you're right it's not a great movie. I'd rather watch 28 months movie.




Darth_Wanker 12/05/23(Wed)20:56 No. 3229 ID: fcdd67 [Reply]
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Which celebrity or famous figure (living or dead) would you choose as your sidekick, and why? Myself, Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt because he was pretty much a living Chuck Norris joke. An experienced soldier, he and his regiment the "Rough Riders" won critical battles during the Spanish-American war which led to a U.S. victory. As commissioner of the NYPD, instead of sitting in his cushy office all day, he would go undercover and root out deceit and corruption in his police force wherever he found it, promptly dismissing and beating the ever-loving shit of any one of his officers he found accepting bribes or slacking off. Lastly, he showed crucial survival skills, fighting disease, the elements, and hostile tribes and living off the jungle for AN ENTIRE YEAR.

Interested in others thoughts and contributions. Commence.


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Shambler 13/10/03(Thu)14:24 No. 4819 ID: ca12bb

genghis won't be so alpha when I introduce him to KFC... he'll be a boomer soon enough


I've got to admit, gordon freeman makes people with glasses, a short haircut and one of those little beard thingies, while being skinny

not look bad at all, especially with the way he just starts crowbarring faces when shit hits the fan

and sometimes, he just crowbars the fan


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Shambler 13/10/09(Wed)00:38 No. 4834 ID: 4f15e1
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>>3229
Don't know dude probably bill murray. Maybe even Starscream or uncle Leonard.


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Shambler 13/10/09(Wed)16:09 No. 4839 ID: ee3001

Jesus Christ
Turns undead, provides infinite fish, bread and wine and can cure any ailments (including infection).

/Amen




Survivalism, hygiene, and human sexuality Shambler 13/02/24(Sun)08:43 No. 4363 ID: 3c081e [Reply]
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In the event of an apocalyptic event like the ZA, It would stand to reason that the survivors are not all showering everyday.

Assuming basic hygiene standards for health need not be discussed (hookers bath?, basic decency of living?) So where are you all on what's left?

I used a picture of Fidel because of his iconic beard. Anyone who knows the story behind it will basically explain it as "they were fighting in the hills. No one had time to shave".

Long and short of it: We all know about pheromones, no need to bring that up. Water may be in short supply, or at least needed to be boiled. So I imagine shaving, or even bathing might not be the highest priority.

Would you still want to eff when we are all dirty, smelly, hairy?


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Shambler 13/10/09(Wed)00:35 No. 4833 ID: 4f15e1
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>>4363
Human sex is a lie.


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Shambler 13/10/09(Wed)08:02 No. 4836 ID: f31927

I think after a while we would because we just wouldn't care and it would become necessary for survival


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Shambler 13/10/09(Wed)09:42 No. 4837 ID: aff890

>We all know about pheromones, no need to bring that up.
I'm not sure what you mean by not bringing this up; are you assuming that everyone knows about it and how it's supposed to function, or that everyone knows humans can't detect pheromones and has no relevancy at all?

The vomeronasal organ responsible for detecting pheromones lose all neural connections after the embryonic stage and the organ itself normally atrophies away afterwards; so not only can humans not interpret pheromone signals, most can't even begin to detect them.

That being said, humans are one of the rare species that mate for pleasure. In a world where most forms of entertainment are unavailable or too dangerous to engage in, sex would pretty much be the only source of "fun" in town.




Shambler 13/03/31(Sun)21:30 No. 4491 ID: 1c9f3d [Reply]
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/zom/, I'm a military vet, and I know a thing or two about first aid in the field, but what was never clear to me is how to control severe arterial bleeding in the neck. In almost all cases of severe bleeding you would just apply a shitload of pressure to the wound and pinch off the artery at a higher point, but replicating this in the neck will shut the brain's blood supply down and will kill your patient. The best thing I can think to do is to clean the wound as best you can and suture it on the spot, but with uncontrolled bleeding this presents additional complications, not the least of which would be the swelling causing the sutures to pull free, potentially making the wound worse.

Anyone have any knowledge or experience with this?


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Shambler 13/10/09(Wed)00:33 No. 4831 ID: 4f15e1
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>>4495
You're making stuff up, bro.


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Shambler 13/10/09(Wed)00:34 No. 4832 ID: 4f15e1
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>>4605


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Shambler 13/10/09(Wed)01:19 No. 4835 ID: 591639
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I feel like perhaps too much attention has been given to the GIF I posted, and perhaps not enough on the question itself...




Shambler 13/09/30(Mon)17:55 No. 4812 ID: cb9fa8 [Reply]
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When does our hobby become survivalist paranoia?

I'm talking to the preppers here, rather than the horror fans.

>http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/20743663?q=subject%3A%22Arafura+Sea+--+Navigation.%22&c=book

I just caught myself looking at sailing directions should I have to escape my continent.

Now I think that's a sign of a problem.

Anyhow, Mr. Abbots gonna use drones on that border anyhow.


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Shambler 13/10/04(Fri)05:48 No. 4820 ID: 5d5bc0

You can look at it in one of two ways.

A: A person becomes a paranoid survivalist because he is clinically...well, paranoid. He is mentally ill, a psycho, a whack-job, a nut-case, and if self-medicating his broken psyche by purchasing MREs by the pallet gets him through the day, then good for him.

B: He becomes a paranoid survivalist because it is FUN! We're talking fun toys, here; the weapons, the radios, GPS, camping and hiking gear, and all the other shit associated with survivalism, is fun to play with. It is an expensive hobby, sure, but not as expensive as some. Also, if the zombies ever DO beat down your door, then your $100K collection of Renaissance paintings isn't going to be nearly as useful as my old AK47.




THE GAME Martyn Grim 13/07/30(Tue)06:11 No. 4740 ID: 435599 [Reply]
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The lack of CYOA threads here is disturbing. Here's some OC I whipped up. Enjoy.


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Shambler 13/09/20(Fri)02:37 No. 4797 ID: 0efd22

>>4740
No rifle grip firearms? What the fuck OP?


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Martyn Grim 13/09/20(Fri)03:35 No. 4798 ID: 435599

>>4797
This was intentional. Too much variability to cater to everyone and cover the basics as well. Seemed easier to reduce the decision to hashing the differences between quality models of a specific type of gun (pistols), rather than rely on the vagueness of generic titles like "Shotgun", "Rifle", "Pistol" to cater to everyone (including someone looking to break the system).

Those who wish to rely heavily on firearms would be wise to choose the bandolier or bag-of-holding, and take on Jill as a partner.


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CandleJack 13/10/01(Tue)03:15 No. 4813 ID: 2ea14f

>Fire Ax

I'm not going to be melee-combating zeds if I can help it, so I'm going with this for its utility value. Not very useful, however, unless you apply magical properties such as "never gets dull/corroded and is unbreakable", though. All items in the top row can be found lying anywhere, so it's silly.


>Glock 9mm

Just a simple gun, more for defense against other humans than zeds. Why the heck would I want something with hard-to-find ammo and huge recoil just so I can feel like goddamn Clint Eastwood? However, its utility is also negligible unless also magical (ie: never runs out of ammo); I'll pick up other firearms somewhere else.


> ATV

A nice middle-ground of size and complexity. The humvee is too large/complicated to be useful, and the dirtbike too small to carry much cargo and/or passengers easily. I can easily find parts for and maintain/repair the ATV myself, something I can't do with the hummer. Segway is retarded: there will be nowhere to charge the thing two days after civilization collapses, and it's too delicate to survive in the dust out there.


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Shambler 13/07/15(Mon)14:37 No. 4723 ID: 680693 [Reply]
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Shambler 13/07/28(Sun)10:02 No. 4738 ID: ca12bb
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the ron paul revolution of course

it doesn't have to be like this, he tried to warn us, why aren't we stopping it?


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Shambler 13/07/28(Sun)10:04 No. 4739 ID: ca12bb

Youtube  just a glimpse into the terrifying future should he succeed

man the barricades, grab your 2nd amendment shotguns and get cracking


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Shambler 13/09/29(Sun)07:52 No. 4809 ID: 572183

>>4738

Revolution? more like evolution of the zombie virus.




Shambler 13/09/07(Sat)15:10 No. 4789 ID: cb9fa8 [Reply]
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>http://inhabitat.com/auriga-leader-cargo-ship-gets-power-from-solar-panels/

This is THE only way to survive.
There is no other.

Somebody crowdfund this.


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Shambler 13/09/20(Fri)08:46 No. 4802 ID: bc2ae1

"propelled in part by the suns rays" sticks out in the article, i suspect it still needs fuel to move, it's just the electrical grid is powered by solar energy.


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Shambler 13/09/21(Sat)03:04 No. 4803 ID: 94000d

>While other ships have used solar panels before to power small electronics like auxiliary lights, the Auriga Leader is the first craft to direct solar power into the ship’s main electrical grid. Energy from 328 panels is helping to power the ship’s thrusters, hydraulics and steering gear, providing about 10 percent of the ship’s total electricity usage.

On the bright side when your ship runs out of fuel and you're doomed to drift until your supplies run out/sink/run aground, you'll have plenty of power to watch porn.




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