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The Zombie Survival Guide
« on: December 02, 2006, 05:07:02 PM »

The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense tactics and weaponry, ways to outfit your home for a long siege, and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain.

Top 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack

1. Organize before they rise!
2. They feel no fear, why should you?
3. Use your head: cut off theirs.
4. Blades donít need reloading.
5. Ideal protection = tight clothes, short hair.
6. Get up the staircase, then destroy it.
7. Get out of the car, get onto the bike.
8. Keep moving, keep low, keep quiet, keep alert!
9. No place is safe, only safer.
10. The zombie may be gone, but the threat lives on.

Donít be carefree and foolish with your most precious assetólife. This book is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now without your even knowing it. The Zombie Survival Guide offers complete protection through trusted, proven tips for safeguarding yourself and your loved ones against the living dead. It is a book that can save your life.

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Re: The Zombie Survival Guide
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2006, 10:05:52 PM »
Prez, are there any rumors floating around about a substance (germ, bacteria, gas, ect) that the government is developing that will result in a zombie rampage?
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Re: The Zombie Survival Guide
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2006, 11:44:12 AM »
That book has been out a while.  I've read it and really liked it.  The very best 'dead-pan' humor I've read.  It does have a lot of practicle survivalist info too.  Did you know that the author is the son of Mel Brooks?  I think he even worked for Saturday Night Live for a bit (as a writer).  He is supposed to a sequel coming out in the near future.

According to this book it is a virus.  If you visit the Federal Vampire and Zombie agency website, they think it is man made. 

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Re: The Zombie Survival Guide
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2006, 08:57:53 PM »
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Prez, are there any rumors floating around about a substance (germ, bacteria, gas, ect) that the government is developing that will result in a zombie rampage?

The book states it as a virus called "Solanum", which works to travel through the bloodstream with the initial starting point of the brain. It causes the brain to work as a independent organ and organism, not in need of nurtients, oxygen or water. It causes all bodily functions to cease besides the core impulse to devour living flesh. It is still unknown as to why it causes this particular feature, the consumption of living meat, but might be related to feeding the "alien" virus within the brain.

In "Day of the Dead" it is stated that the "R-complex" of the human brain is being stimulated, and all other higher cognitive memory and thought processes cease besides the primitive core of or consciousness, which is to hunt for food. The "Reptilian Complex" portion of the brain is another name for this REAL part of our human anatomy. Though this film doesn't get into the virus or mutation that causes this advanced stimulation of the R-Complex, it was the first to try and explain the reasons behind the "zombie outbreak".

In the "Return of the Living Dead" movies, it is claimed that this "virus" was actually a military nerve agent called Trioxen 245, which would reanimate dead bodies (and stimulate the R-Complex which would cause severe cannibalistic tendancies).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trioxin_(Return_of_the_Living_Dead)

In REAL LIFE, nothing such as Trioxen 245, or Solanum is reported to exist, though there have been cryogenic experiments which bring back "zombie dogs" and other test subjects. But, in all likelyhood, while it might be impossible to reanimate corpses for the use of military purposes or weaponry, it probably wouldn't be so difficult to create a virus such as the one explored in the film "28 Days Later", which reverts people to their most primitive and animalistic tendancies.

There very well could be a secretive, and highly infectious 'RAGE/INSANITY VIRUS'.. Which would manifest as extremely violent tendencies, an "inhuman" boost to adrenaline functions, and an inability for the sensory organs to recognize or register a person's pain threshold.. Bullets would kill these ordinary people, but they might not feel the pain as their sensory nervous system has been shut down. The electrical currancies and synapse that causes human memory functions, would be wiped clean, and instead the parts of the brain dedicated to anger, hatred, violence, paranoia and survival would be chemically amplified.

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Re: The Zombie Survival Guide
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2006, 11:10:45 AM »

There very well could be a secretive, and highly infectious 'RAGE/INSANITY VIRUS'.. Which would manifest as extremely violent tendencies, an "inhuman" boost to adrenaline functions, and an inability for the sensory organs to recognize or register a person's pain threshold.. Bullets would kill these ordinary people, but they might not feel the pain as their sensory nervous system has been shut down. The electrical currancies and synapse that causes human memory functions, would be wiped clean, and instead the parts of the brain dedicated to anger, hatred, violence, paranoia and survival would be chemically amplified.


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Re: The Zombie Survival Guide
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2006, 06:27:23 PM »
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Re: The Zombie Survival Guide
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2006, 11:25:49 AM »
The zombie or survivalist genre?
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Re: The Zombie Survival Guide
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2006, 09:24:32 PM »
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If none of you have read 'Cell' by Stephen King I suggest you do so. He took this genre and put a spin to it that so far as I know is totally unique.

Cell wasn't bad, but it wasn't what I was expecting from a Stephen King "zombie" story. But, it was still pretty good...

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Re: The Zombie Survival Guide
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2007, 08:55:07 AM »
I have read thwe book before.  It states zombies do not really have nightvision.  Is this true?  i always thought they had it with unbearing hearing.  Maybe.  Maybe not. 
We all wonder about one thing here. Can we create a virus or raise the dead or even talk to the dead?

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Re: The Zombie Survival Guide
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2007, 02:06:26 PM »
I too have read this book.  It even tells of spotted zombies in the world.
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Re: The Zombie Survival Guide
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2007, 08:12:32 AM »
Top 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack

 prezhorusin04- Blades donít need reloading.
i don't know about you, but i don't want to get close to any of those buggers, but if it gets down to the knitty gritty, i'll take both guns and swords

 prezhorusin04- Get out of the car, get onto the bike
i can't see how a bike is any safer




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Re: The Zombie Survival Guide
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2007, 07:13:35 PM »
you wait someday the government will accidently unleash a bacteria that reanimates living corpses and infects the living and the world will go into complete and total utter hell.

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Re: The Zombie Survival Guide
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2008, 12:13:52 PM »
the zombie survival guide is definitely entertaining, and has some pretty good advice for battling the undead. however, if you want something awesome to read, check out his follow up novel, World War Z, it rocked. some of the best zombie fiction i've ever read.
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Re: The Zombie Survival Guide
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2008, 02:47:25 AM »
I liked the flat-out serious tone Brooks used with this one. I haven't read WWZ yet, though.
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Re: The Zombie Survival Guide
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2008, 10:00:10 AM »
seriously how is a bike safer than a car???

and if they require thier brains to keep functioning, wouldn't a stun baton w/ an electric current stop em,?


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