zombie-youtube-videoZombie Fan Question - 06.22.2012
As part of the Zombie Prep Network research team, I get a lot of questions, like, “Are you freaking serious?” “Have you been smoking dope or something?”, or “Hey! Who are you and what the hell are you doing in my bathroom!?”
Once in a while though, we get a question here that’s worth answering. ZPN fan and generally awesome person Perry sent us a question about the effect of alcohol consumption on one’s chances of being infected when the ZSHTF.
As the resident expert in excessive and irresponsible beer consumption, it fell to me to come up with the answers. Here is Part One of my hard-hitting, investigative series on booze and surviving the ZPOC!
Zombie Prep - 06.15.2012
Many women tend to defer self-defense to the men in their lives. Some are afraid to get hurt. Some believe that women are weaker than men and believe it to be a disadvantage to self-defense that cannot be overcome. If you or a woman in your life have some of these beliefs, I encourage you to watch this video. I could go on and on about this but for now, I offer up a few of my thoughts and look forward to hearing yours.
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Zombie Fun - 06.08.2012
During a brief rest from their intense, groundbreaking research, two members of our team contemplate the pros and cons of the coming Zombie Apocalypse:
Killing Zombies - 05.30.2012
It’s important to know your enemy. The good thing is zombies are more or less built like their living version — us. In other words, they are built like us and hence have similar “structural weaknesses”. Since they don’t react to pain and bleeding doesn’t bother or injure them, it’s a good idea to break their structure and limit or stop their movement if you can’t go for their brains. Following on a earlier video by John that discusses the ideal traits of an anti-zombie martial art, I talk about the concept of “structural incapacitation.” The Internet is replete with self defense videos with a lot of jargon that is basically Greek to the average human. This video discusses the basics of human structure and two targets that an unarmed person can use with little strength or training to take down a zombie or aggressive human and get away safely.
Zombie Prep - 05.27.2012
You know what makes the Zombie Apocalypse worth living? Besides bacon, nutella, cars and cars to choose from, and access to fancy penthouses? Women. Yep, the fairer sex. Honestly, I think that’s a strange adjective for us girls but I would say that if you ever go people watching, there are still more good looking women in the general population than men. Can’t say that will necessarily be so during the ZA, but we’ll get cuter and cuter as we lose more and more humans to the undead hordes.
This is my video intro to what I hope to be a recurring series that deals with issues specific to women during the ZA.
Reviews - 05.23.2012
We here at the ZPN are fond of our edged weapons. When the ZSHTF, blades don’t run out of ammo, jam or malfunction. Larger edged tools, like swords and machetes are great for standoff distance. However, everything has a trade off.
For this particular de-zombifier here’s what we liked and what we didn’t like so much:
Zombie Info - 05.21.2012
The zombie apocalypse is coming, and it’s going to be awesome. In this video, we explore the basics. What is a zombie, what is zombie infection, and what are the possible vectors the apocalypse could take?
We get our basic concept of zombies from the media, from Dawn of the Dead, to 28 Days Later, to The Walking Dead. In most, zombies are human corpses raised by some supernatural or technological infection. In a few, referred to as living zombies by Matt Mocg of the Zombie Research Society, they are merely humans who have a biological infection.
Historically, there are incidents of zombiism believed to be cause pharmacologically with substances like scopolamin,e or datura, or pufferfish toxin. In these cases, the victims are used enslaved, and do not show aggression.
For us, a zombie is a mindlessly aggressive human or (less likely) reanimated human corpse, driven by some kind of infection. That infection might be biological (such as a virus, fungus, bacteria, prions or parasite), technological (such as mind-rewiring nanobots), or pharmacological (such as with a biological weapon using mind altering drugs). We find it highly unlikely that there would be magical, religious, or nuclear causes to a ZPOC.
The infection vector is important to understand because we want to understand as early as possible if teh zombies we encounter are infectious. We believe that biological infection is the most likely vector, and the pathogen will most likely be blood-born or spread by contact. That’s not to say it couldn’t become airborne, if so, we’d be deep in it quickly.
It’s important that skin to flesh contact with the dead, animated or otherwise, be limited and precautions against infection be taken.
In the TV show, The Walking Dead, the survivors often burn the corpses of the dead. This would most likely not be such a good idea. Many microbes can survive burning, and fire can actually spread the disease further.
Training - 05.15.2012
No matter what happens after the zombie horde rises, your survival needs will remain the same. As human beings we all need shelter, food, water, and safety. Fire is also a primary survival tool which can provide us with warmth, purified water, and heat for cooking (perhaps even a weapon).
We here at the Zombie Prep Network are big on skills. Having a bugout bag full of survivalist goodies and not knowing how to use them is silly.
As the apocalypse goes on, long-term survival skills will be paramount to your continued enjoyment of our newly target-rich environment. Hunting, foraging, and living in a debris hut are activities which may not be your best long-term survival strategy.
The following video examines the “skillz that will pay the billz” long-term and help you become a zpoc thrivalist ™.
Zombie Prep - 05.10.2012
Let’s face it, the economy sucks right now. But you shouldn’t let that stop you from prepping for the impending zombie apocalypse.
Over the weekend I stopped by a dollar-store to check out what prep supplies you could get on the cheap. Just a short list includes:
Zombie Prep - 04.17.2012
Video introduction to the Zombie Prep Network.
We bring you information, reviews, and training to help prepare you for the impending Zombie Apocalypse.
There’s only 2 things you need to know:
- The Zombie Apocalypse is going to happen
- It’s going to be AWESOME!!