Friday, February 6, 2009

Zombies....Really?

Ok - so there was an awesome post over at TSLRF about Worse Case Scenarios....

The Comments are the best part - but Zombies came up. Now, I have been reading the Survival blogs for a while and Zombies keep popping up - no pun intended....

My question is this - Are yall serious - blood sucking, Dawn of the Living Dead, turn you into a Zombie if I bite you, kind of Zombie?

Or are yall kidding like Shaun of the Dead Zombies?

Did this Zombie thing really take hold with the Will Smith movie, I am Legend, or has it been floating longer than 2007?

Now - I have used the word before in my blog, but I am kidding.....if there are some of you out there that are SERIOUS - S.E.R.I.O.U.S. - let me know and let me know why you think I may have learn how to use a flame thrower or however you kill those suckers.... Actually, how do you kill them...

Stake thru the Heart - Vampire
Silver bullet - Werewolf
Zombie.....??????

18 comments:

MADDOG said...

ZOMBIE===THE NO GOOD CITY FOLK WHO SAID YOU ARE INBREED AND STUPID I.E-THE GOLDEN HORD ,THE UNPREPED

wrm said...

Zombies pre-date that badly made Will Smith movie [1] by years.

It's, as far as I can tell, shorthand for "a target rich environment". If you're loaded for Zombie, you're pretty much prepared for anything.

W

[1] This is the Holy Hand Grenade of the Antioch...

EverydayPrepper said...

I for one use the "Zombie Infestation" as a catch all and for avoiding the "so what do you prep for question". I think prepping for zombies pretty much covers everything :)

Will zombies invade probably not but just in case you need to know that you can only kill zombies by shooting them in the head or by burning them... Plus they are attracted to loud noises.

I recommend the book Day by Day Armageddon to help get you caught up on the whole zombie situation.

Marine 83 said...

Zombies pop up alot among preppers because of the total SHTF aspect of that type of fiction.

FarmerGeek said...

Zombie - remove the head or destroy the brain. Also, fire works well. :-)

Mayberry said...

Heh heh.... You think the drooling, boob toob addicted masses aren't zombies? The only difference is they eat Cheetos instead of brains....

Rob K said...

It's a joke, but Maddog makes a good point. If a real famine hits, the city folk are going to spill out into the countryside like zombies looking for food. Those of us with ammo will keep the food we have.

jimbob86 said...

This may sound harsh.....

I think "zombies" is a euphemism for the hordes of unprepared folk who, when the .gov is not feeding them, will get desperate,go feral and begin taking others' stuff to survive. There are already those in some inner cities with this mindset, but when the SHTF, you think Sally Soccer Mom, who doesn't keep three days worth of food on hand won't kill you so her little Timmy can eat? Maybe not on day 1 or even day 11..... but if she finds out YOU have food and will not part with it (because you and yours need it), she will kill you before little Timmy starves. Now multiply the situation by 100 or 200 million: Zombies.

Harsh? Yep. But if the bread and circuses stop for any signifigant length of time, that will be the reality. Katrina was a regional storm.... imagine what would happen if a truly National disaster happened.......

MeadowLark said...

JimBob - you and me both on the "bread and circuses". Why do you think they've postponed the digital TV changeover? Can't risk the drug wearing off for those who don't have TV.

Pearls, I actually heard someone who believes that there really truly will be a Darwinian-glitch that creates Zombies. SWEAR!!!! I thought he was kidding at first.

That said, I would suggest you read WORLD WAR Z. Yes, it is TECHNICALLY about zombie hordes, but in reality it is an AMAZING book about how SHTF and how poorly prepared government (and people) are for it.

If you would PROMISE to return it (and read it first) I would send you my copy. It is THAT good. Truly. Nobody believes me.

PS... OOH RAH Marine 83. I think I've seen you over at the Hermit's. You and I are also brothers in arms! :)

Bryce said...

There's an online community known as the Zombie Squad. (http://www.zombiehunters.org)

Basically, they're just a bunch of preppers that like to use zombies as a metaphor for any kind of emergency. It just adds a little bit of perceived "cool".

As for your question on how to kill them (Zombies) - the generally accepted answer is you must incapacitate the brain, preferably with a headshot.

MeadowLark said...

That was part of the reason the Army squad had problems in World War Z -- they'd been trained for center mass, and a head shot is a bit trickier.

(Shamelessly promoting book again)

CastoCreations said...

I agree with the others - to me Zombies are the unprepared masses who don't know what to do without their TV. Not that I wouldn't miss my TV if it were down. Love that thing!

Found you via In Jennifer's Head. Very nice blog. :)

Angela said...

When I read about people preparing for the zombie invasion, they usually mean brain-eating, feet-dragging, movie zombies. However, it's all tongue-in-cheek; the premise is that if you can survive a zombie invasion, you can survive anything.

The Hermit said...

I think "The Zombie Wars" was the book that really brought the terminology into the Preparedness community. There are several in the series, and essentially Zombies represent a threat such as "Mad Dog" outlined. Massive numbers, they don't quit, they are attracted to and attack people who are trying to maintain a normal situation. I bought "the Guide to the Zombie Wars" because it is a survival book, pure and simple, with a lot of excellent ideas. The discussion of weapons, for instance, for repelling Zombies could have been written by Mossad Ayob for its clarity and accuracy.
I did a posting a year or so ago on the book when I bought it, I'll see if I can call it up and give you the author.

MeadowLark said...

Do you mean http://books.google.com/books?id=7bRTAgAACAAJ&dq=Max+Brooks&source=an&hl=en&ei=xpiMSe64I5GksQPh8dz5CA&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=4&ct=result

Pearls, you can delete me. I know I'm overbearing. Just thought that might be the one he's talking about.

The Hermit said...

"The Zombie Survival Guide,complete protection from the Living Dead" by Max Brooks. I think he is the author of the other books in the series, as well.

I noticed from a comment on the old posting that the books were made into a popular video game series.

theotherryan said...

As for being serious I am as serious as a Zombie attack.

To kill Zombies you need to destroy their brain. Gun shots to the head, blunt force trauma or sharp weapons are the way to go. Swords or Machetes are great for killing them. Fire doesn't work because they are impervious to pain and then they light your house on fire.

Purchase "The Zombie Survival Guide,complete protection from the Living Dead" by Max Brooks. It is really worth a read.

I like Zombies because they are such an absurd reason to prepare that they stifle any potential argument. Someone asks "why are you stockpiling food and water?" I say, for when the Zombies come and I am forced to stay indoors. Someone asks, "Why do you have a cabinet full of guns and numerous cases of ammo?" and I just say for when the Zombies attack.

I drive my tractor in pearls... said...

OH MY WORD....

So - yall get fired up about Zombies or what?

So...to summarize - Zombies are people who wills top at nothing trying to get to my family and our stash unless I pretty much bash their heads in.

Thank you all for your comments! Yall are great!

MeadowLark - that is my flaw as a friend - I WILL NOT RETURN A BOOK IF I LIKE IT...I have even stopped after a few pages of a library book and driven to Barnes and Noble to buy it - If I like a book, its mine, so I will just buy my own and THANK YOU THANK YOU for offering it to me and putting me on its trail.

And no, Meadow - I wont delete you - you make me laugh...laugh at you...laugh with you....all the same ;)

Hermit - I will check out your book too! I dont think you can have too many Zombie books.

TOR - I may have to try answering a question like that....I dont think people will know if I am serious or messing with them - fun time :)