History Literature / TheZombieSurvivalGuide

21st Oct '17 5:15:02 AM PlasmaTalon
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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 (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.

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** Despite Armor that can stop While armor capable of stopping a human bite being seems like the first clothing people would think of in the situation, best defense against zombies, 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 (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, on to, is quite maneuverable, and won't tire you out.


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** All of the major roads will be an absolute nightmare as everyone tries to escape the outbreak. Worst of all it would only take one person blocking the road by abandoning their vehicle to screw over everyone behind them.
28th Aug '17 5:11:25 PM SantosLHalper
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* MeaningfulName: Solanum in real life is a genus of plants that the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Deadly Nightshade]] belongs to. On the other hand, [[NightmareRetardant potatoes and tomatoes are in the same genus]][[note]]Even then, certain parts of those plants are poisonous if consumed[[/note]]...
24th Jul '17 9:06:53 AM TheWildWestPyro
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** The zombie attack account from an American sailor in Taiwan dates from 1901, and mentions a platoon of Nationalist Chinese troops accompanying the shore party. But they shouldn't even be there, as the Nationalist government wasn't established in China until 1911.
18th Jul '17 1:24:36 PM PlasmaTalon
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* RealityEnsues: Being a book about what to do and what not to due during a zombie outbreak, the guide points out how "obvious" ideas and tactics won't work and will likely get you killed. With BoringButPractical being the better bet.
** The police station is naturally going to be swarmed with scared people, and thus an easy target for the undead, while the gun store is naturally going to be overrun with people looking for weapons.
** As stated in AwesomeButImpractical, weapons like chainsaws and machine guns, while usually lauded as the ultimate anti-zombie weapons would be horribly inefficient. As opposed to lighter and silent weapons, capable of destroying the zombie's brain without attracting more or hindering mobility.


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* ShedArmorGainSpeed: Highly advised. Since any armor that would provide complete protection would be heavy, and no doubt cook the wearer. With mobility and being harder to grab being much better.
29th Jun '17 10:25:54 AM superkeijikun
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* SlidingScaleOfUndeadRegeneration: Type I: zombies cannot heal and gradually continue to rot away until they are reduced to little more than an infirm pile of gore.

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* SlidingScaleOfUndeadRegeneration: Type I: I, for the most part: zombies cannot heal and even though Solanum slows decomposition, zombies will gradually continue to rot away until they are reduced to little more than an infirm pile of gore.gore. Nonetheless, they appear to be capable of reanimating after being frozen solid, and continuing to function at oceanic depths that would crush a living man, both of which, according to the author, are enduring mysteries.
29th Jun '17 10:23:04 AM superkeijikun
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* SlidingScaleOfUndeadRegeneration: Type I: zombies cannot heal and gradually continue to rot away until they are reduced to little more than an infirm pile of gore.
29th Jun '17 10:20:12 AM superkeijikun
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* ILoveTheDead: Brought up very briefly: it is unknown whether Solanum can be sexually transmitted, but anyone who would attempt to find out is TooDumbToLive anyway.
16th Jun '17 4:13:19 PM eroock
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* DrivenToSuicide: Some men of the French Foreign Legion committed suicide during the three-year long zombie siege on their fortress.
26th May '17 2:14:46 PM ToWhomItMayConcern
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** The ancient Romans were not nearly as pragmatic and rational as the book suggests; they attributed success and misfortune heavily on divine signs and portents, and would have viewed walking corpses as a revenge of angered gods or ancestors.

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** The ancient Romans were not nearly as pragmatic and rational as the book suggests; they attributed success and misfortune heavily on divine signs and portents, and would have viewed walking corpses as a revenge of angered gods or ancestors. portents.
19th May '17 6:31:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* YouCantKillWhatsAlreadyDead: The book mentions that part of the reason why zombies are so dangerous is because their pain receptors have ceased to function, therefore most damage inflicted on them will just be ignored. Only incinerating the body completely will stop a zombie.
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