History Headscratchers / TheZombieSurvivalGuide

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.
24th Dec '14 9:07:36 PM valos
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** Key words being "once one gets used to the armor." The modern person generally doesn't have the opportunity to get used to armor, and once there are already zombies, taking weeks or months to get used to something that cumbersome means being vulnerable for those weeks and months.
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** Key words being "once one gets used to the armor." The modern person generally doesn't have the opportunity to get used to armor, and once there are already zombies, taking weeks or months to get used to something that cumbersome means being vulnerable for those weeks and months.months. * 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.
23rd Jun '14 9:14:53 AM MrDeath
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* Plate armor is mentioned in the book as being cumbersome, but that is far from true. One did have to be quite fit to move properly while being in the armor, but once one gets used to the armor he'll be able to do more-or-less everything than an unarmored person can - including swimming.
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* Plate armor is mentioned in the book as being cumbersome, but that is far from true. One did have to be quite fit to move properly while being in the armor, but once one gets used to the armor he'll be able to do more-or-less everything than an unarmored person can - including swimming.swimming. ** Key words being "once one gets used to the armor." The modern person generally doesn't have the opportunity to get used to armor, and once there are already zombies, taking weeks or months to get used to something that cumbersome means being vulnerable for those weeks and months.
23rd Jun '14 3:10:49 AM Picard578
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** The book (at least the comic anyway) mentions they exhausted their ammunition within the first few days. During this time they were too panicked to realize the head shots were the only thing that stopped the zombies.
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** The book (at least the comic anyway) mentions they exhausted their ammunition within the first few days. During this time they were too panicked to realize the head shots were the only thing that stopped the zombies.zombies. *Plate armor is mentioned in the book as being cumbersome, but that is far from true. One did have to be quite fit to move properly while being in the armor, but once one gets used to the armor he'll be able to do more-or-less everything than an unarmored person can - including swimming.
19th Jun '14 10:22:10 PM Koichi
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** If the zombies were crowded together closely enough, a head shot might not cause its target to drop immediately, because it'd be wedged between the others. The fort's spotters would've had to keep a ''very'' close eye on such a carcass to notice it wasn't moving any more, or to see it gradually slip down out of view to be trampled by the herd.
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** If the zombies were crowded together closely enough, a head shot might not cause its target to drop immediately, because it'd be wedged between the others. The fort's spotters would've had to keep a ''very'' close eye on such a carcass to notice it wasn't moving any more, or to see it gradually slip down out of view to be trampled by the herd.herd. ** The book (at least the comic anyway) mentions they exhausted their ammunition within the first few days. During this time they were too panicked to realize the head shots were the only thing that stopped the zombies.
4th Jun '14 4:21:45 AM Ninjat126
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***Remember, even if the spine's completely severed, a zombie's head can still bite. The Guide advises completely [[DeaderThanDead DESTROYING]] zombies whenever you bother fighting them, as even missing both legs, an arm and most of its face a zombie will [[ImplacableMan follow you forever]], moaning to attract others.

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**** That might work, Brooks did admit it. The thing is [[AwesomeButImpractical EFFICIENCY]]. A standing zombie is taller, easier to spot, would probably make more noise from stomping around and would die from a good blow to the head. To kill zombies effectively with a vehicle, it would need to hit them at speed to break bones, then turn around and go back over them once or twice to make sure the skull cracked and the brain was destroyed. A steamroller would work, but that would take a ton of fuel.

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** Spears were used in one or two of the recorded attacks. In the same vein as rapiers and thrusting swords, the only way to guarantee a kill would be a stab [[EyeScream through the eye]] as the human skull's pretty tough. Enough force could sever the spine or throat and cause severe damage of course, but as long as the brain's intact the zombie is a threat, however immobile. *** In one case, improvised pole-weapons were used to keep zombies at bay from the top of a staircase. They worked fairly well, however eventually they either stuck in the zombies' flesh or were grabbed and pulled away.

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** In some places, such as urban Australia for example, it may be possible for someone to go their whole life without ever seeing more than three bullets in one place. Even if you did find a military base full of ten-million rifle rounds for your weapon of choice, how would you carry them? Plus, if you always act as if ammunition is scarce... it never will become so.

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** It's about zombies, and zombies (probably) aren't real. So it must be a joke. The book does contain a bit of black comedy here and there, after all.

** If the zombies were crowded together closely enough, a head shot might not cause its target to drop immediately, because it'd be wedged between the others. The fort's spotters would've had to keep a ''very'' close eye on such a carcass to notice it wasn't moving any more, or to see it gradually slip down out of view to be trampled by the herd.
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** If the zombies were crowded together closely enough, a head shot might not cause its target to drop immediately, because it'd be wedged between the others. The fort's spotters would've had to keep a ''very'' close eye on such a carcass to notice it wasn't moving any more, or to see it gradually slip down out of view to be trampled by the herd.
24th May '14 12:30:10 PM SharleeD
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** If the zombies were crowded together closely enough, a head shot might not cause its target to drop immediately, because it'd be wedged between the others. The fort's spotters would've had to keep a ''very'' close eye on such a carcass to notice it wasn't moving any more, or to see it gradually slip down out of view to be trampled by the herd.
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