Category Archives: Zombies

Cody the Hunter

He may not actually be able to hunt duck, but he’s zombie trained and ready! Meet Cody, my husky/black lab mix sporting a Cabelas Avery dog vest!
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Zombie 101

I’m sharing something my lovely girlfriend Nicole typed up back in December. Print it out, fold it up and put it in your fallout backpack for when the time comes.

How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

            With the anticipated “end of the world” approaching, which theory will take effect? Will it be the global war, natural cataclysm, or the infamous zombie apocalypse?  The latest craze of zombies has been widely seen on television shows and movies, so this must be a sign. Let’s pretend the zombie outbreak is what the world will face, we must prepare for the worst. It is best to learn and plan for the future because there is no escaping the takeover of the undead. At the end of this essay, you will be fully knowledgeable with the tactics and skills of fighting off the infected.

Identifying a Zombie

            First things first, knowing the appearance of a zombie. All zombies take the form of a human, so do not get confused with the similarities of an uninfected. A newly infected will have a bite mark located anywhere on their body and piercing blood shot red eyes. The undead only have a never-ending appetite for humans. Moaning and lack of speech are signs of the undead. The freshly bitten have vicious and animal like growls. Since they are newly bitten, they still have the stamina to run as fast as a regular human.

The other kind of zombies we all come to know is the decaying ones, who have been dead for some time now. They let out a horrible decomposing stench from their bodies that will sting your nose. Some may have missing limbs and others may have internal organs dangling out of their bodies. Their clothes are musty and torn up, exposing their decaying tissue and scratches. Since the only thing that functions in these zombies is their brains, that’s the only way to kill them. A simple blow to the head with your weapon or getting rid of their head in general, will guarantee you a win.

Form a Plan

            When the apocalypse has started, do not panic. Your main goal is to stay alive until rescue has come. Your first step is to find the right place to protect yourself. I would recommend camping out at a department/sporting goods store where all ideal supplies are in reach. Zombies are attracted to bright lights and loud noises, so don’t pick an area like a carnival. Whatever you do, do not wear anything that is brightly colored or neon. You do not want any zombies to spot you, so wear dark clothes or camouflage would be desirable. It is also a smart idea to layer your clothing because it is harder for zombies to bite into. If you are going to weather out this attack with family and friends, make sure they are trustworthy and fit for the fight. Always travel together, do not be like “Scooby and the Gang” and split up. Also, it would not be a bad idea to have a couple of friends you do not care about and use them as zombie bait. Have them stand in front or behind you just in case of a zombie ambush. Follow these tactics and you will extend your survivability.

Gathering Supplies

Now that you know the techniques to survive an attack, you must know the essential supplies to have with you. Food and water is at the top of the list because you can’t live without them. When deciding on what kind of foods you want to stock up on, always go with perishable foods or canned foods. These kinds of foods will last you a long time and will not rot. Food and water can be found in any store, so go ahead and steal them because who is alive to arrest you? Another important item is a weapon. Any type of gun will be okay but one thing when it comes to guns is you need ammunition. You do not want to run out of ammo, so with this item you will have to stock up on a lot. If you are not a fan of firearms, you can always pick a melee weapon. Make sure the melee weapon is long enough to give you some distances from a zombie. You do not want to get any zombie blood splattered on you. Some effective melee weapons are an axe, baseball bat, or crowbar. One thing you need to remember is, aim for the head. If you are traveling in a vehicle, then you will need gasoline. Gas can also be used when you are outnumbered by a group of zombies headed your way. Spill some gas onto the ground and onto zombies; light the gas with any kind of ignition. All the zombies will slowly burn and you will defeat the horde. Some other items that are also useful to you are flashlights, hand crank radio, first aid kit and maps.

Defeating the zombie apocalypse is difficult but with the right supplies and knowledge, you will come out successful. If you are bitten by a zombie, have someone kill you or kill yourself. You can also stay alive and become a part of the undead. Some ways to get infected are primarily being bitten or zombie blood entering the blood stream by any orifices on your body. The year 2012 is coming to an end, and remembering these tips when the zombie invasion comes will help you stay alive. Good luck and happy zombie hunting.