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29th May '16 2:48:23 AM jmic417
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** Max Brooks displays some rather antagonistic views against white people that aren't Romans. Seriously pretty much every "encounter" post-Rome is basically a bunch of white buffoons getting wrecked by zombies. The will either all die or require the help of a Magical Native American or Magical Negro to survive.
17th Mar '16 10:56:00 PM Deathhacker
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** The book discusses the matter in a CassandraTruth manner; it pretends to be in our universe for the added realism and is suppose to sound like one of those crazy survivalist manuals you'd find that sounds like it was written by a conspiracy theorist.
17th Mar '16 10:53:59 PM Deathhacker
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** The Comic book implied that they did this to every corpse "just to be sure" regardless of how they died. It's likely that the Egyptians knew about what zombies could do, but didn't know how a person became a zombie.
17th Mar '16 10:52:02 PM Deathhacker
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** The book came out before those types of zombies were really popularized in fiction and Brooks specifically noted that he fears the Viral version of zombies, as they act like the virus that infected them and indiscriminately kill without rhyme or reason. Parasite Zombies, at least, would be restricted to the parasite's preferred host and wouldn't be as rampantly contagious (it would still be fairly contagious, but unless the parasite makes zombies through a virus, you only ever get 1 zombie per parasite).
8th Mar '16 3:03:00 PM CockroachCharlie
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** This was already covered above. He's clearly talking about having those straps and so on be loose, rather than tightly bound in place.

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** This was already covered above. He's clearly talking about having those straps and so on be loose, rather than tightly bound in place.place.

* The book covers the decomposition time before a zombie would be rendered ineffective (which I feel is a rather dubious number but that's another argument). However, why doesn't it take into account that every movement a zombie makes is, almost literally, causing it to deteriorate. It moves its legs, the muscles are damaged, it bites, the jaw muscles are damaged. Every single movement is effectively hurting it, and it can't rebuild it cells (it's how humans build their muscles). So by that logic, it shouldn't take long at all before a zombie renders itself completely immobile.
8th Mar '16 2:57:42 PM CockroachCharlie
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** I take less as destroying, and more as disabling. Throwing enough heavy furniture down a solid staircase will make it impassable for the zombies described.
7th Jan '16 5:11:07 AM Eilana
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* Brooks recommends that you wear tight clothing with absolutely no straps, packs, pockets, pouches, buckles, or belts on it for zombies to grab hold of...yet he also outlines a list of what must be a good 50 pounds of gear that you should have with you if you're on the move. Where the hell are you supposed to keep all that stuff?

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* Brooks recommends that you wear tight clothing with absolutely no straps, packs, pockets, pouches, buckles, or belts on it for zombies to grab hold of...yet he also outlines a list of what must be a good 50 pounds of gear that you should have with you if you're on the move. Where the hell are you supposed to keep all that stuff?stuff?
** This was already covered above. He's clearly talking about having those straps and so on be loose, rather than tightly bound in place.
1st Sep '15 9:14:02 PM drbreakfast
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* Out of all the various types of armor discussed, there wasn't any mention of an NBC suit, HazmatSuit, or anything similar. While a full military-surplus suit would likely be cumbersome without defending much against bites, a basic painter's coverall plus a plastic face shield would be reasonable protection against infected bodily fluids.

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* Out of all the various types of armor discussed, there wasn't any mention of an NBC suit, HazmatSuit, or anything similar. While a full military-surplus suit would likely be cumbersome without defending much against bites, a basic painter's coverall plus a plastic face shield would be reasonable protection against infected bodily fluids.fluids.

* Brooks recommends that you wear tight clothing with absolutely no straps, packs, pockets, pouches, buckles, or belts on it for zombies to grab hold of...yet he also outlines a list of what must be a good 50 pounds of gear that you should have with you if you're on the move. Where the hell are you supposed to keep all that stuff?
4th Aug '15 4:34:31 PM Sharlee
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** You could probably do well with a two-man team, one wielding a boar-spear and the other, a blade, however. Spear-man jabs the zombie mid-body, zombie keeps approaching until it hits the crossbar, spear-man holds the impaled zombie steady while the blade-man takes off its head. If there's more than one zombie, find a narrow bolthole and spear the first one to approach, then hold the impaled one in place as a barrier while taking off the arms of the ones trying to get past it until they can't grab and are easier to decapitate.
18th Jan '15 11:55:30 PM Nautilus1
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*** The very phrase "hoarding '''by the crate''" above. Ammo is heavy. Bricks of usual hunting ammo (.30-06 / 8x57JS / 7x64 / etc) are a few pounds each. Shotgun ammo is even heavier and bulkier. You don't want to flee through wilderness carrying crates of ammo. Hunters carry a few rounds and aim carefully to make each hit count.
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