History Literature / TheZombieSurvivalGuide

19th Nov '16 10:28:51 PM Dingbot
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** The idea that the solanum virus renders zombie flesh a UniversalPoison. And it's not just brought up once or twice; it's stated that ''every animal from every ecosystem'' recognizes and flees from the smell of zombie flesh. Even other bacteria and viruses dare not to occupy a body that's infected with solanum. From the solanum virus's point of view, this makes about as much sense as an animal rendering all its own prey items inedible. It does mention that there ''are'' some types that can infect a solanum-infected corpse, otherwise they wouldn't decompose, but which ones they are are not mentioned.

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** The idea that the solanum virus renders zombie flesh a UniversalPoison. And it's not just brought up once or twice; it's stated that ''every animal from every ecosystem'' recognizes and flees from the smell of zombie flesh. Even other bacteria and viruses dare not to occupy a body that's infected with solanum. From the solanum virus's point of view, this makes about as much sense as an animal rendering all its own prey items inedible. It does mention that there ''are'' some types that can infect a solanum-infected corpse, otherwise they wouldn't decompose, but which ones they are are not mentioned.
26th Oct '16 9:13:56 PM DustSnitch
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** This really applies to ''any'' work of "standard" zombie fiction, but it is particularly glaring in this book, because the author goes to such pains to appear realistic. Zombies apparently gain no nourishment from the flesh they eat; they just have a compulsion to gorge themselves until their stomachs burst. And they can live for years. Even a dismembered zombie ''head'' can continue to live if its brain is intact. In RealLife the universe follows a little rule called the SecondLawOfThermodynamics, which states that, basically, you can't get something for nothing; if you consume no fuel, you cannot use energy. [[PerpetualMotionMonster So where are the zombies getting the energy to move from?]] The guide even makes a point of bringing this up and commenting on how baffling it is.

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** This really applies to ''any'' work of "standard" zombie fiction, but it is particularly glaring in this book, because the author goes to such pains to appear realistic. Zombies apparently gain no nourishment from the flesh they eat; they just have a compulsion to gorge themselves until their stomachs burst. And they can live for years. Even a dismembered zombie ''head'' can continue to live if its brain is intact. In RealLife the universe follows a little rule called the SecondLawOfThermodynamics, Second Law Of Thermodynamics, which states that, basically, you can't get something for nothing; if you consume no fuel, you cannot use energy. [[PerpetualMotionMonster So where are the zombies getting the energy to move from?]] The guide even makes a point of bringing this up and commenting on how baffling it is.
26th Oct '16 9:12:25 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: practically everyone who not only didn't lose his/her cool during the recorded incidents, but was also able to kill a lot of zombies single-handedly, or came up with a winning strategy against them.
** Regina Clark from Canada being one of them. Clark, armed only with a U.S. M1 carbine, led the zombies into a blind alley. Herding the undead into a confined space to allow her no more than four targets at one time. With cool aim and an astounding reload time, Clark dispatched the ''entire mob''. Even more astounding is that the first zombie she dispatched was her own ''husband''.
** The Lakota Indian named Elija Black, presumably the first zombie slayer. Armed with a U.S. Army cavalry saber, and a Winchester repeater he saved an entire town by himself.
23rd Sep '16 3:49:09 AM Morgenthaler
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** A WorldWarI-era trench spike (a.k.a. "that knife from ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal''") is also recommended. While not "exotic", they're definitely antique.

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** A WorldWarI-era UsefulNotes/WorldWarI-era trench spike (a.k.a. "that knife from ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal''") is also recommended. While not "exotic", they're definitely antique.
28th Aug '16 7:15:27 AM TheBigBopper
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** Despite Armor that can stop a human bite being the first clothing people would think of in the situation, the book notes that most armors of that type would either seal in your sweat (in the case of a shark suit) or be too cumbersome to wear for more than a few hours (platemail). It instead recommends tight fitting (but comfortable) clothes with little pockets, short hair and running shoes, as these have nothing for the zombie to grab on, is quite maneuverable, and won't tire you out.

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** Despite Armor that can stop a human bite being the first clothing people would think of in the situation, the book notes that most armors of that type would either seal in your sweat (in the case of a shark suit) or be too cumbersome to wear for more than a few hours (platemail).(plate armor). It instead recommends tight fitting (but comfortable) clothes with little pockets, short hair and running shoes, as these have nothing for the zombie to grab on, is quite maneuverable, and won't tire you out.
22nd Jun '16 2:32:56 PM PixelKnight
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** Bolt-action rifles are highly recommended as well, as they are very tough, can be used as a good hand-to-hand weapon, and thanks to the bolt-action, the person can make every hit count, and therefore have a higher chance of killing a zombie.

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** Bolt-action rifles are highly recommended as well, as they are very tough, can be used as a good hand-to-hand weapon, and thanks to the bolt-action, the person can has a great need to make every hit count, and therefore have a higher chance of killing a zombie.
25th Apr '16 6:45:11 AM EchoFourDelta
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* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Averted. Because you have to destroy the brain to take a zombie out, for a shotgun to work you have to let the zombie get closer than you probably want. Also, ammo is extremely bulky. A semiautomatic assault rifle is far more effective.

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* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Averted. Because you have to destroy the brain to take a zombie out, for a shotgun to work you have to let the zombie get closer than you probably want. Also, ammo is extremely bulky. A semiautomatic assault rifle is far more effective.
16th Mar '16 10:48:54 PM Deathhacker
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** Despite Armor that can stop a human bite being the first clothing people would think of in the situation, the book notes that most armors of that type would either seal in your sweat (in the case of a shark suit) or be too cumbersome to wear for more than a few hours (platemail). It instead recommends tight fitting (but comfortable) clothes with little pockets, short hair and running shoes, as these have nothing for the zombie to grab on, is quite maneuverable, and won't tire you out.
16th Mar '16 10:44:41 PM Deathhacker
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* BewareTheLiving: In the "Defense" chapter, which is about the pros and cons of different forms of shelter, Brooks discusses whether or not a prison is a viable option. He mentions that while some prisons are sturdy enough to hold off the living dead indefinitely, you still have to worry about the inmates...

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In the "Defense" chapter, which is about the pros and cons of different forms of shelter, Brooks discusses whether or not a prison is a viable option. He mentions that while some prisons are sturdy enough to hold off the living dead indefinitely, you still have to worry about the inmates...


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** When discussing where to go to during the initial outbreak, Brooks notes that Police Stations and Gun stores are probably the last places you want to go. Police Stations would be flooded by unprepared citizens freaking out (which would both attract zombies and most likely result in you being trampled to death by the mob), while Gun Stores would either be occupied by a very paranoid shopkeep, or already overrun by crazy people looking for firearms to defend themselves and would probably shoot you dead the moment you came in.
28th Nov '15 12:15:26 PM morenohijazo
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* TheJaywalkingDead: It includes one account of a driver accidentally running over a slow-moving pedestrian. As soon as he gets out of his car, he notices the victim slowly crawling towards him...
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