TH E ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE

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Complete Protection from the .Livi.flK, Dead'

,ZOMBIE
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CONTENTS

Iutroduetion rlhl.E UNDEAIO: MV1]-JS AND IlfA.U.!l'.lliES Solanum: The ·Vi.I.·llS. SO'lirce Sy.rnpw,oms flifeCii{}~ Treatment Zmnbie AUri buts .Phrsfca~ .A&i'lities ... ]"he Voodoo Zombie Thelilollywooo. Zmnbie Trnmlfenmce ... C1'!!J'ss"Spilcie.s J?eanfcm,aJcing the .Alma:d;y DecetMCd

xil] 1 2

,5

Behavl;oral.P.rJtJe.fi'J2S

19 23
Qa;s,s

Outbreaks Clall:S .1•.. Clacss 2 •.. Class 3. . .

if 25

\;vr:A.PONS A.ND COMlBAT l'ECHNlQU.Il:S
GENERAl. RULES

29

Obey {lie Law! ... Train Constm~fly ... Cam for .YOUi!'" 7.:'0'0&5••• B8It:aro Display liem:s ... Devd@p the First weapotl
CloseCombat Blll,agluJns lEd,ged W&Clp!:ms ••• Mi.r;cgUane{}~$S Ht.m.d

31

Weapons

A;iwel'

Tools

Sli oW; and AI'TOw.s The. Sling ..• The SUngslwt. .• The .Bl(.i'wg~m .•• Shuri'i€n; •.. Thw'wing KnJIle;S ••• The Lot?g or Compae:l Bow ... The Crossvow ... The .H..md B'ow

viii

Contents 41
GMIi • ,.

:fil'cUHl8 The S~bm.rechi'nf1 01:111: ••• 'fh~.A.srn·ull Rifle •. , The .lJcilt"ILgrver-.,tct.icm:RiPe, .. . 'fh~ &m~aU$(}mif1lic Rifig , , , .The S'hotgMIi • •• The PKsJ(}~, . , , ..22-CalibuR:imfim Weapvs .. , A.CC€ssor,i!'1s Explosi'\'e:l fire MolOlov CoduaUs , , , .Dou::dng . ,. The BlowtoWlC'h ••. The Ha:meih wlIV'.er Othel~ Weapons: A,dod, .. Pt:iis,on, , , Biological Waifi!lll~ ... Zoologica8 Warfel!1l"l. , , EI£ctrocUliaJj. , . Radiaticm ... Genetic Waifaru ... N.anoil1el't.rpy A.nuOl~ pmteMai1r, ••• Chain MaiJ, .. The Skal'kS~lit .. , Hdmels ... R!dletpw'DjVesfS ... .K.€Vlal' CCliVeTS. , . 'light ClotIJeslil.I'Jd ShCHl .Hair
'fh~ J:le,ary Machin~

51 51

54

58

".rherd .... [~esideuce (Der~n ding Your Hmne] ate Prepamti.o'!1J Pan I: .ni!~ HO,lne • , •. P'l:e,pif1.rat.ian furi 1l~" &wplies ... SUTn'iving ,m-i Attack .•• ImmgtJ.'ate .Defense :rublic Spaces .office BMiM:ings, .. Schools ..• .l:/,Qspiia;l:s ... Pvlice S'laiio~1S,.. ReMil StOf:eS ••• 8upermaikets ... Shoppmg MIl1Jls •• , Churches ... Wa:mhoMses ... Piers t.:md .Docb ... Shipyards .. , Banks .. , Ce.mf1.er~'!ZS, ..
Cap.iloh a.nd CiJy .HlIUs
GElNEJRA"[ .. RJUiLES

65

78

86

The Fortress Mi8itoll'I}' Complexes .. , Pn';som .. , Offshore OU Rigs

87

ON THE RUN
OONBlIlAI.RULES,

M
9.5

!!';;:'J.n,e, GG\a~ •• , EstaM~sh a Destin.ation , • , Gather .lntelli'gel1ce ana nan yOj!;~;r Jo!tmq , , , G@t in Sha;pe, . , A110id .l....rlrge Gro~'s. , .

Contents Trainllour Gm~lp.. ,R,em.!flin MCJbilg , •. ,R,6mam IJ1,!Il~slble , Look m.id listen ... Sltlepl .•• .. ,R,ejmin.from Overt Signals ..• A1I'Oid ,urban A.roas Eqnipmen:t Vehicles The S'edan ... The SUV ... The Truck. , . The .!J:~IJ/ ••• The A,m.omd Cal' ... The Moto~qde .... Addinbnal MOM1'" ~ide Eq'lijipmenl .. ,.A.ttel'l:i\a:te.l?:o.ad TratlSp,o'I'ictui'an ]'Iel~Tain'[ypM Porust (l'empem't€!T~l:Jp'ical)
Hills ... Sw!.'u.np ...

lx

101 103,

109 ... PlaineS ... Fidds ...
Dgsel't . . . Ur-ban

:fimdn:r, •..

Aloofnate IVleans of'l'I.·anspm'latioll By Air, ... :By Water
GE-NEIlt.ALRm.JB:.S

117 122

Know :rol,~r WaMI'w~ . , . Sta,y i~~ Deep' Wa;I'er ..• Don'" Sid.mp on Supplies ... Mmich Yaltr.A.ncJwr Line!

ON Tn:l?:AT1'A.cK
G£N:ERALRUL:IE:,S,

.124 125

C'oU=tiv,e Resp0rls,g ... Keep Di:sdrHne ... Be .Alert ... Use Guid't!s ... Haw a Rase, HtlliiYl.SUPP01'i: Use Daylight ... Plan rO~!r .&;,cape ... Let Them Comt? to fou Knocid. , . Be Tiu::ny)u8h ... Maimain Comm.u:nica~ion Fan and Listen. , . .l'Nl1pose oj.A.ll.lJ()d~es .. , .1nc:,e.Juliary Ccmtrol . , . NiZI'el' Go Oif.A.lone! Weapons and Gear TI~11Spol~t3tiOin Ten.'lllin 'iJ'ype.s Forest ..• .Plaln.:.s ...
Deser« ... Urban.

130 132 1:.\2,

, . Tu:ndi;l!1 " Hills ... .. , . Jimgle ... SWtrlmp 138

fields.

Sh~ategi.e.s [um o;nd .Destroy. . . The .Barricadg . , . The. To~ei!" , .. Mobll'C Tower, . , The Cage ... The Tonk .. , The SM,mprzde . " . MotO'ri.zJgd Swegp , •. f!irnome Srw:eep. The [i:i;r;rzstorm., , , Undel"Wiatel' Battle3

,•

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Contents .154 1S5 157 1 S9
S!U~,

L.. lVINC: .IN AN UNHF.A.IJ WO RL.D ]:'he Undead Wodd Starting
(h<eI~

GENIEI!lAI.un.;E'!;S

A.s.1'emble a Gmup
Of/LI,fJi.ulJ Items
Etll'thf •..

:study, SJ,ud;yJ...

Wean .fo~~J'Sll!if

Remain "VigUali't ... To the End.!: of the Knowro~!"r LIJGatian ... jJ,ecome an Expert ... Planfo~~"f RO'!I,ite ... Plan. B-r-.D-Ef ... J.j,s.t tQ~j/' Ggar, B~ Ready to Siwp ... Comin[C\t Def~:}fes ... Plan an Escap.e J?.o'lde ... Be DIn GuaM' ... .Rem'CIin Cconcealed ... Remain .1s:ott:lNzd '.Iie:I.'T<lin 'lJ)'pe-s 110
Te.mperate Islands: ..• Li1l>oing by Sea ... Mouma,tns ... kmgle T~mdm ••. P6!Jar ...

Deser« F()lests

lI)'11l'":atioll
'.rheuWhat.?

17.8 180

nU::OIUIED.It'r'lJ"'ACKS 60,000 RC'., .Katand a, Central Af:I':iC3. JO(lO .IB.C." lFIiierllloonpol.ill"[gypt .5001. C., AJr:ica
J2-9D;.C., AJgha:nistau

1.82

182 1.83lS'-l 185 186

212

n.c.,

China {S<.'1iJUand) (A.lgel'ia)i
Gel~many)o Aqui.lanill

12] A.][)o•• ~;;"anHm Coeidl, Caledonia

186

140.-.41 A.IIII.,Thamugad!
1.56 A.II)., CIIstI'<I. Regina,

Numidia

188 1.88

G.el.~manla (Southerll

177 A..II).., N ameless (SW 1fl1·I.Ulce)

S.eUIClllimt Nellr Tolosa

189

700s A ..().., FI~isi a !(N01-them :H.olland} 8,50 A.n.,. U IlkllOWnf.l'O'v.illl!:e in Sa Irony
{N orthem Gel'nlany)l

189

190

Contents 107J A.D., Jerusalem 1253 A.D., iFisku I~ho:rn,GI."renla:nd 1281 A.D., China 1.523 A.D •. 'Oaxaca" Mexleo 1554 A.D .• South Amedca
1579 A..D., ]['heCent.l:-al F'adl'i c

xi 19] 192193 194
195 19.5

1.583 A.D., Slberla 15S7' A.D., IRoanoke Island, NOI~I:h Caroliua 1611 A.D., Edo, Japau
1.690 A.D •. The SOIl.t:h.el~n. tl.auti,c A

196 197 19.8 200 201 102 203 205 206 20'7 207 20B 209 211 2,13 East Al'ri.clI. 2,.1.5 2,1.5 216 218

1762. A.D .• Casteies. St.Luda. 1807 A..D.,

the Caribbean

~)a!:is.,1f 1:aIU:::e

IS2.4 A.D., Southern Al'ri.c3 1839 A.D., iIlaS't frk-a A 184;SA.D., Owl. CI.-eek Mou.nta:ins,Wymning 1.8.52A.D •. Chlapas .•Mexico 1367 A.D .• The Indian Ocean 1882 A.D., Pledmont, Oregon 188<'8 .D., HaYl(,\'3.nl., \Vash:ington A 1893 A.D., I?orl[.ouis. IPhil.ippe.f.reuch. North Afdcll 19m A.D., Lu Shan.,
·.IFOI'IllOll::!

1.905 A.D •. 'lLabol~Il,. 'IJ.'an.galI~!ika, German 1911 A.D .• Vih'e,. Loui:s:i.an.a. 1913 A.D., Paramarlbu, Snrhram

1923 A.D., Colombo, Ceylon

19'-12,A.D., The Central P;,},cifi.c
194·:2~4,5 A.D.,H.a.l~bin. JlapanesePuppet
Manchukuo

219
State of 220

UvlandlurillJ

xii

COfl~eut.s

1~"4.:l .D., iFI'eIU,h North ,,\Idea A 1947 A.D., Jal:'l':ie. IBdtish Columbia 1954 A.D., 'li"h.:mMoa, I.;;"rellch.~mlochina 1957 A.D., Mombasa,
:KelI~I'3

.;;!;;:2~

2,23
224 225

1960 A,[II.• n ycl.g)[) ra nsk, Soviet Unhm 1962 A.D., Unid eutlfled 'Ibwn, N evnd a 196'0 A.D., [l',as:t.m.'n L..'10ll 1911 A.D., NOI.l~jfonll. Vane)", Rwanda 19'5 A.D., A.I•. . Marq" ~!:gypt 1979 A..D., S:pel~I."y,Ala.bllm.lI. Oct. I~O A.n .. M:u·icela,.BI.'azil.
IDee. 1980 A.n., ,ilnruti"I3.I.<Izil

226
228
.2;28

.2,29 230 231 232.
233 .2c3.3

1~84A.D., l."'abdo, Arizona 1987 A..D., Kilo tan, Ch.iml
IDt~c. 1992 A ..ID., ,ilo&hua ]'I:ee National Monu.lnent, Cali:fmuia

.2,34 235
236

J::m. 1993 A.I[)", lilolio\'Iltown Los A.ngieile.s" C:.difOl~nia

Feb. 1993 A.n., 'EastlLos Angel.e."",. Catltornia
[,Mlm~. 1994 A.D." iSm] PM
1'0 ,

239 240 .241 .24.2 243
24.5

California [Bay" Cafltornia

Apl~ 199'-l A.I[iI",Sauta Monica

19% A..D., Th.elLille

of Control,

Sl'il.lag:ar:,lndill.

1993 A.D., ZII.hl."O\fst, Sibeda 2001 A.D., S:idi.IVToUl;s:a, MOII'oeM 2002 A,[II., St. Thomas" U.S. ViI'ginlsland:s

246

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A.ckno'lti.edglllll'll·11;;

.:249

255

I NTRODUCTI 0 N

TI1E cleadf walkamcngas.

Zomlbies,

glm!ollll.~.s-.mo :ffilTIarrn:e:~' wh.1l![ tlTIfll:r

]1l!IDd-t~.]e..<;e sonlill]anJ.rilltm~ists the greatest t1.M'e<lt hm.ml~]ity, {]i~he, are W tt.h;1l!ffilImJ!lIlm;1l!l1Ji~ ThC<l~] thesn predators ~:~dllll.,"p:rey WlQl!I.~.i!ilbeinae:Ut:>e~J. ~!!I:r&re.They De <It p:]~Me, ~ld the l]m]]lIl.] Face' the.irlliiClst The ]l!I.Cly

v~c~irn£ devoured, tlhcil:'IDOmlf'S scraped clean, t~lf:!i['flJesh ()o'~'lm]]ecl are Those [l(]i~ so Fort[I[];iiiJte jOljn the ranks of thek1l!tmckeifs,t~ru~ilsIDru:mw im.ruopl[l:I":id, crurlmlVlJ'ffirUS UJ:OJIS~;I'S. COnVeITIJtio!mi.lI~. warfsre is useless
[]gll~:mt these c;n;eat!!I:res,as :is cOI.lI'\i'e~]H~mJ dumght. The science of e:nclClIl.]I.mt protect

i:n:Jg Urn, clevclo1poo OIilTIdpel'reJ[~eclsince t(tieibeg.UI]ITIul.TIg of om: eoc.is~~rm[e', 111$ ffl'ou:I an t:[Cej.]]Y dTI:.!Itl"llls[J;O ''1ife''~oem:il. Does this meal] tneliv]riig deadaee .~.l:IiVi~lCi.lJlk1 o. Com. these cl'·e1l!rures be N

s~oppecl?, Yes. ].g~ofam::e is the uadead's sJt~.'o:[lges~ ~]]y,know]©clge tl"lm d.e<lcl~.ieb~ el]e.nllLY. T~.1I!tswhy th~.sbook was wu'nt[ell: W prevlde the I bow~edge mroessal'Y for survival agltum,~ these slWhlm:!!I:m1l![IIDeil!slts. S~]l'vnvil] Isthe Icey word to 1:·elnetTI1Dhe['-[l(]i~ vlctnry, [lom ()O'.riii!lllllest, T~us ·boo.k wU1i. [J;O~ teach YOIlil.to become a 1)'.iQre.ss]m]i~
IlilI[]lte:ff.

JIW$~:s[u['V:ivill.

mmb.ue:

Alliyorme wushiriig

to dievDte ithei.r

mlf.e to sm:.futa profes-

Simln;j.'JiIUS~

seek h'1I!iJlJingelsewhere. TIllS book. was lTIDil wE'.iUemoormhe poli.ce,m~.mit!l.'Y, 01.' ~ny gJo'\leF:~.i1~.e:lli1 agency. These or_g1l![Ui.zRttU!i)'.mlS, if thrreil!.t, w:m~;rrrve1liGcess~;o
UTI.ell!I~h!<It:thus

they chome~!orecGgl.lj.zeR!i1(Jlp:repil!l'efJm~ile
r~O!!l:FCe.S

far bey:mtd

those

0'[

[)riv<'L~e dti.zen.s. it: Is for

xiv

Intrcduetion

S[IrV:iv1I!lglill:ide w<ilswl".M)te<l].-iP~.'~.v<illte cldzens.people w[~~n~III~~ed!~i[li)f; mJll!d!rt:.'!om'Ces w[no n~:me:~~1e.]esshave ~'ehsffi til IJe vletimized; Nru~!I.I.r,;.d]y,m;m1!y other s~.jUs-wn.~cle1'nes$ sMn:nv.<I~, [eade.rnfuJ:~p, eve:mi. D<lSuc[irs[ <tud-wi:U be necessary in <tnl)' em!iOlI.UU~e[' wHfui. lhe. ]~Yimi.g
deed, 'ffulese were n(]~ iUC]ll]illed ]~Uth~s womt:.,<IS tney c1l!ll!ibe[m]ltdiumi.
cO[IJvemi:~j()nll[~ex:~s. CO~nlJT.Ul1l0Iml sease

wm (~ktate. wh<lt else

S~.](Ml~d![be

studled

jo

,co.Dpktne[ii~

th:USIilUilJIiM.S11 S!I.I.hseqlwleln]y,<IU

s[IIb~Bct'Suot hJ cheese

d:irec~]y relsted to rJile UVUI]g dead. have been olilli:uttecl.

Frem tfui:usbcm'k, you ¥fUU Ieernto 1.'eoogtL1:DZ£: OM:!" eneruy, y

tfuie dgfui~ we~OJTIs, ni~ol!.mkiJ~:u~]gn:edM.uk]!M.es,a:DIid<ll:umtjJre1]M'<ilJt~.{mnd a urnpmvls~H(M.u wfuie[l olu~~]e cldeme, O~mi. I.,[I~],Of 00 the 1I!~~,llC~. the ]twm ru[so

jJoss.illi~itty 0[" doo.ru1lr.'>dlruy scen<ill'~!O,unvdlk:JI the ]u>'urug delld!~l1l';,i'e replaced .fui!!.l:m.m:li.tIY as~h:e planet's dO'nTl.MIMilil]lt species .. Do not dnSCm]11t any sec:~uormi of~hi.sbo ok1l!sl'uypot~.1etlca:~ dimml!<I.
acC!!iU1J1i!il~a~eicl by

dUSCM.S!l the

Hvel'yoMmiCe oU.Dliowledge was

fui;ruiLil-WllIUrese\!il:refut ~mJ

ex~e:.I"ue:mi,ce. usfIOF][;1I![ drntt<JJ, o'rO'uory experlmeots, H bib fie]d reseereh, and eyewutness accomll[S (i.ll!C.~.Mdi:nlI.gho:se of~~]e lI!!!.I:~f:I!o'r) t .h1lCve:lIU sel'!;'bdiffio·

create IbiswG!rk. Even due. doO'.ru.~sd1l!Y sce.:rII11!riois an ex~['~o~.<lJti.ol.uf o Ime-ti.re e'leIU~S. M1I![I}' aetusl OOC[lrrerm[es. life c~r{midern.u:nlI. the dl1l!~[eu of reccrded olJltnre<lks. Stj[cdiy~:[Ig thffiii. wi.l] pi'O'Ve[[uli.Jt every ]essonumi. [fuiisi!J 0 oku!> mOltedl.ul.uhisterleal Fll('t Uuat slliill, b.u(liwk:iClge is m.l!~yp<ll."~ the Ji'ig;1lit~b.1" S!!.I:uvuV:<It l:he I:es~ of [[ns~ cesne frem ylJ~l. PersOII!Sl] eholce, (Jile.w:m to. ]ive., m!l.l.St. beparamO!!il.mi:~ fuie[l the dead begin tlJ rise, Wut~l!o[ltit, w .I1oth:unlI.g ill .p~rd~tt w Y'Oi!li. OI.U ~:he last 1J!<iI:ge oJ this ~G!o.k, ;&s.k yoarself one {iJWlestk}ll!:\¥!ha~ wi]] you do-emiJiJl. ymlf e'J{:i1>~:e:[l;cei~l a.ssive accept1JJl.tce, or stamiil1l![~ p rul1di S~]O[lt, "[ will nlI!OI~ e UleUr v.ic~i.l.n! I wU]] S!!.lftluve!" The ehoiee ]S b

THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE

THE UNDEAD: MYTHS AND REALITIES
H€ comes from the 81l11~1€, his ~edya J)Otl1l1CJj 'IP.orms and .filth. N.o ~ife in hfs eyes, .i10 M>'a~i'l1i.of hJs Skdtil, f~O De{1.~lngaJ .f1.tJ: vreaSl. H fs SQl;jl, as €mply ifltMf, da'fK.&IS the .tillg.M skJl. Hg laa.ghs at the blade, s<plUat .~he IDIlJ".row, for they will .tilolharm his flesh. FOr ~te.mj~, he wtu1{l\!.1!;[jt .the eaNfl,smelli'W .the SW'!Z~t Mood ofUw Uy!tig,J€astltij UpOtil {he oanes (}j lhe damiUJd~ .B·~'Wa:re, he ts the Uvi'ng dead. for
-O.B;SCIiJRE H~NDIiJ !'E::!IT, ·C.[fI)CA~.IO(lOlEI.C.E.

ZQi'tJ.-llll!.:·(ZoH1'be )ml. also ZOM-JllES pl, 1. Ananimatoo co'rp;£e mm je,eds on irving human fle:EJ~.2. A. voodoo ;spell dun raise» the <lead 3. A. Voodoo :S.i!'iI\a\kegod. 4. ~e w.~o moves oX'acts ina da:;ze ; '']uke a zemh.ue:' {.a wo.rn of lVe8{ Africllll~ or.iglne}

WhJiltis

<II.

:WllllJb~e'l'Hownre they c.re1l!~ecl,? ~lBl[

i1n~,U1l.cir s~re~,gt~.snm

we·f1b]B..<;ses'i'W~ru~ are their nmdis, n~e:Urc1esu['es? WhYlll.'e. t~.e:y ~M)stti]e
~o Thll.I:[Jiilaffil:U~1' Beferedtscussleg ~e:1I!I"]!l. w·I'Dm YO!ill.rue tJfyi[!lgto :1l!Ii5ffil.eitti]e;[' fl.WOrli:
ill!1.~ys!!.iLni.v:ruII rrech[l~'CJ!!illes,yO[U lnll!.l.stl1m slliI:rv:nve.

We .m.!!ist lbeg.im ilJiy seprum~:iEl.g faet frem fietien,
0'[ "1::I~aq;'k:m.ag.ic·'

T.~e wa]l\;:u!]g dead
S:lltpel"ffilllituOl].

nm

<'Ull.)' ether

farce ..

2.

MaN. Brooks

Their orngi[l ssems lfmmll! V.U~.TIS ~mow[l as S(J,lanutn,f.l Liilltil] wordused hy J1l!~]ViJ.lltd!ed]1I!vf:[I, W~10 fJjI:S~. ''d~scove:red'' th~ disease,

S(U_.ANUM: 'nlll!:VlRIJS So:]affil!ltm wnrks lJy~:mi'\i'e1ing: t'ooo1!l.&h. rhe h~om::Iffi~:reMlii.,fmmll the i[liJ~aJj p O!uffilloff emmj'uoIDl.lf: brain, Thm[lg~.] mesns not ye1fill]]y~Jld!erswmjj,

t~.e v:in.ts uses the C:BUSof theifrol]ta] lobe for .rep]ic3!~iml, dest['Gy.iffilg [!leD il]~fui.e precess, D~:~ng this pe!IT'uocl,<I]] bod!~.]y tf~Ilct~(}m.ceBI8e.By s~Gp'pi[lg n:fuie heart, the; ]~]Jeotei!l subject is rendered ''tile1l!cI.'' The brain, however, rem]ail.]s alive IJilItt dQ['nIl!1I!ni~, wfui~e the \'i:~18 1ii.lIIIH!i!1es.its ·ce]]s iDllW a comp].el:e&yffiJ~w O.~1l!I.]. The mtQst ,cl'bi(:;1l!~~ffa:i~ !lIf t]]i.s Ilew mgaffil. is :i['S .iDlld.epefl1d!el.tce fron OXYg.BH. Byreflil.ovil.]g theneed for n:h~.s lIU'imp orrr.<lI.]treSO!!l:lfc:e, the undead 1l['II]mC<li.ffiI. [utu]]ze, hIlt is m no way (jj.e:pel1c1e[~lt[I[)(}.[I, the cO.miP]e,x. s~:p'pO'm.lll]jeC~l<l:Dlli8111lJ t'he ~l[mUlmiJ{I!cly. of Once IIi!M:tt1l!~Umll ,cO'.mt~p~e;te. is tfuiUsm:.. m.'g&ffiJ.:eOll1~.mnartes ~h.e: ody imo a w l b form ~110l~bears .~.WJeesemelaaee (pJiiysi.ologuC1I!1]y speilml.lg) to the r O'F.ug~.m;'I.~ Cio.l"pse. SOinebod:u].yfi1]I.1.c~umlS re.IIil~£J:U1] ~G\mtaffil~;, others eperme jn a Inoclil'ued! clllJad~,1I!nd! the remainder sl'i!![t dDWU C!l)[~~p.lelte~.y. This new or,g;1I!nism is a ZO'.IIil~Jll~.e,1I! Kl~el.1IJiIDe, ~he ~.i'idl.~g dead .. of L ScrUUCE
UIlil.IDDI:t~:[J)<I~e.~y,exteusivereseareh .fuills yell ro lfiliid.
.111]

.u$o~<ii~ecl o:x;Stmp]e e

of Solanam

in ml[w:re. W~te!',ll!~:[, 1I1ldsoil ln 11~]eC'osysltern$, rmnt.lIl]

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pm!> of the workl, hsve t!llff.IilOO.!!iP []egatuve, as have the~:r ac:cQ~n]p<lllyulilgJi]o:mflrncirnl]l];i'I, Alt the tune of this wl'lti[lg, the seruoch Qo:m~lilllles. 2.
SVf\JIPTaIll.IS

The t(i:[Iii.~~1l!~k:bclo·w Oi!J.m]]~]f'i.S~1TI~ process of1l![JjD~.dectedllli!!uTI!1l![1 (g~.ve

n.r t&!ke several heurs, de:pemll~:[Ig onthe
H{]i!l.l!l~I:Pill[lllmi dOil~il]g otf

]~ll~jjv~d!!!1<1n.

'~m: ouad w

m..'>Co]or:a1i(]lJ] (bmwml.--pm'P~.e) oft~e~:nii:feGl'ecl'IIFe<l.ln.~.mn:l!j;are

([pIUy.udoo I!he ii1llifectioml ![;(![rnel1rmn rn w(li!i.illwl).
de.nm.e.liJtiiru, vO'.m:MJ1I.1g,

HOD 5: !Fe-Veil' {99-1103 degrees F), dlU]ls, sli.ghi[ acute paiu ill! [~e jOUI]ltS. BOlllff 8: Nm.nbhllg of ex.t['e'lni~es

.(l 0.3- ] 06 de!lJ('ees F}, increased

and lnoocted! &!I.'I%'l,imlll:::re1l!Semrrever de:lliJ.e'.l1ltlll, ef n]~.I$c[II;H!I! loss O)ofi!l.i.[Jji!l!~i01].
.~ad

Ho!!.ur .1.: Pm;lI~:ysl.sul] thelower body, o¥el'<In .1]l!l.1lI1ih[less, I slowed
rate, HOD 16: COI.ma.

3.. 'fRi\..N\!il~FERKNCE
SO]f1I][IDi!l

is ·IOOpe[iCemco.ffilll:DilHlrii.~!cable lIl~Illl~I,}()iperCe[li~
fu!!!,Ulfllll.~

raMlt

Fo~.·rr!!inTi.lI&eiy~Of~[1iJ.e
!bOUi!]f'i.

race, the v]ms~s

neuth.el' wa~ertborne, nor otirGO:I1!~.ac:~ the

H!i.iI:[Iii;lIll1!sl'I<lve IlLever been knn!owm to
j]}'

virus from ele-

DFJ.e1.ttS in It~l!!.lre. Infection C1tal oeem' on]y dl[l'iCliIDlg~],rnJrect~[lk'luiC GOl1!t~l:Cit. Z!o·rnIDI]ehlte, lIhhmigh A Umi.fec:~ ib"y bUls~.dl]g~fuJell:'olpe[l by j}e.ing spl.<ilUe.reCl. by ElI[, the rnog~ !Cecogl.]i.zab]e mesns of tnillil,Slf'eife.nii.Ce, s by no Ii1le1ll~S t~.e ol.lly OI.~e.Hi[]I1~.ru[ls i have ~ee:1il
wl][1I1dis

i1g01:UI]:5~~hQSe of

fl.

zooihue

O[

~~S remail.~safne.!.«tlI.lex.j)l!l)!>iol.~.ll1!gestJi.on

of

ulilfec~edll]es~(1l1.\ov.idecilfhepe:[sGIlJ~;lIlS

lUI open l.no!!i~JlJ SOles),

howeY'e[,

4

M:'ll'!.Bmoks

re:m]ts i~]pe.r.I]UII.leJ]~: d!ea~fui.mth!eif th<l![JJil.][ect(kl~lli. l.ml.f«;tedfl!es~.lh,lIs p~mye1.I[obe .fui:ugim~ytaxle.

No ]l1Ifm'llfl1Imkm.,_~:is~Q'km~,eXl:l!e['i.me[J!~lIt, Oil' oU'ue['Wise----[lM surr-are(lregOll.'di:[lg!fuifires!li~[l." of. sexlm.lIl.re]atiom; with iIiI] uudead speelmea, b:lIt <IS lM.eyUQ;lIs~y note d, the nature of Sol<ll~!m~ SQlggestslIfui:ugru d:lIil1Jgewof .ul.1EecthM:l. W<it!I.'ni.I.]g lIga:UI1S~. such &11 act wculdbe Imse]ess,lIs tfui.eo!I1I]Y peop]e d.er<l!lligeCl·e!.lm]gl] to try wiDlJJM be m].cm]oorl1lfJCI for t(heJiI:
o'W.~. sIIf:eety. MlIny :~,1l!ye' .rur'g!lID(1 timlllt, gi.Yen~imf: c!o[lgel!i.I.ecl~lItlm:e offul!Jfer~nol]
fOO'liJlll

of

!!.mi!!l.eaClbodii]y flnlds, theehasees

.!lolli-hutt:

C!!Jl~itaC! Ol'g.1I![I-

SllOllldi be l,ow. H.owever, :M must be remembered USUIJi is eW][lgl.]wbegu]!J. the cycle.
4, Cnws"sPloclES, So:]amlU] .is[lItgj]!D
b'l]!EC'IION

Uurll even one

.~:egllm.l.e.ss 0:1's:iize, species, Of hewever, ralkes> p]'1lce Q[lly .hll.~.1J.I:rn.rtl1lcS. Stml~es .fuillives!iiJown!hillt So la:1lilllill i;[Uredi;nlIg <II. mm;fui!!.l:mll[l iJJ.'auI1 will diewitM:mI. ~(](u.H's iU[ the' dieSlth of .i~ host, ~.n.tu:u[lg the carcass s t1:1fe.ll :h.m!l:llil..::. t Infected .1!1~um<it.llsexl!li.I.·e.befol'ethe vims can. replicate Ihimll~].oIIt the~. b oW.e5.[[Ire:c~~o~mI.[ro]iJl i;mlsec[M~e:s sm::'fui. :fr:llonlialrJiQ!sgjllhoes can alse as: be d~sc(}!!.ulitedl. Expesimeuts hfl!vf: iPl'QVe;n. thllt a]]p.lIl.'t1sitnc .u]iisectsca~
E>COSY8neI1l. Relll1imllltlo[l, seuseaed wi!:1 I:'ejec~ aIii.il:~feclte;jjllnos! ltDCIpe;rceffiil:

lIn li.vUl]gC['ell!hn:ms.,

orr the.tti.n~e.

s, TR&ATMENT
Offiii:e.
11 ~]llUITf:l1l![1! i.sil]fuc~d,Wtk C'<l.!lTI.be <it

dOffii.e:W' save

~.Ii:m.

,m' he:'!':Because as ·eve.nn.

.sO·]<'I:tiJM§J.~~S.vinls Ol

mId net

bllctettill,

&.Iii[~bumks have 1110effect

bl]HCI!!!.I:mI:izaJtkm.,mheG\ffii:ly ' wruy to c'o![IliJat 11v:unls, is eqmtl~y useless,

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to a t1l]]~-'M,owuu :!:~:fection. Genetic reseaech ]Slllnillil.e1' way. GOi<I!l!s['<mgt:; fl'o:rn st(mu]geu~!lmf!lruTI 'il!lTIJti[!od:~es~o res:ug~&il'M 8'~IIlC[!!I1'e[O cel]]
6LCOIUll~-vil'liljl

~~,e mQs1:mlil:~Ili~nte dQ;:mge

wm lead

desig1l!l.ed to ,udent~f}'and

des~['oQy

Solil![u!ll:t:l!l,. T~]:isfllil1C1 othier, nrn.ore ['adIkil!~ tre&1imootsm s,tmUI] t~,eeru,tues~, stt<JJgt'll,'i',dthnil~} Foreree:r1b1~e S!1iI,(l'cess]1]rr~el1iefll~ ff!J1ffime.Bfttdefiie]d expeDi.ences ~,mved,ed!1Dt~,e ]u!l.MlJl1::d:i<IIJte severing ofmhe lnfeeted
]~I!fIi1]{pmv,iill.ed

[ohis ]S' tl1e ~JOC:fIl~]Oll the bhe), IJ!![~ gll.l,C,~, t~e.1Ii~m,e1!llts e .dJiJ[IM!lJtIS <!lit best, of M wUt~1! less ~hru[ltil mperre~t success Fa,DB. CfuiSlnili:esruFe,uheiu,I!ffi::n:ed ~,]!lUlrutlll1l was d)QOllmedlfliom the ,mQl,rne,l1Itt the vu:~[]se!l]!-e;r'ed his or her system. SI]m,lki t~].eul]:fecI:eoCl_[Im,!l, c:~JoQse SJIIl~dlllle, he S:fuiJollMremernbeeth[l~~~e 1h['8[immJHs~ be e]inil]:Ull<tl.l~d ]'i[gt Cases [urve ibool1Jre£i(!(~d.edil1l, wImk::Eii

Eece1]rr[yuld'ec~d. slilibjlects, decea.s,ed!hy ~~.lelll.~S .• ~:lit.a~. v]ms, will othiB the nilo~,e[~e~ess l.'e<1:~i,mL!l.atiB. S[IC'~ca5e.s [lslI:ruI].y eoeurwhen i:il~.e s~llib]ec~,
expires flaerul1n.e;ffJjf~~~.mlUiIT' ]udec~:ioa].lReg&il'd~.ess,mijy of ]luJeC'~ed person IdlUed fIlfieJf ibe:uu:1gbMre.mol'otheJfwu~

:by tille uedead siHJI!ill.Jidllt!eimme-

d~iilMy dusposed Qf. {See '~D.i8pm><Il1!.;'page 19.}
~. R:EANll!i.IA'TING 'THIl ALIlIl,:!.:DYID'oc&~I!:[I

U l'ii.iI!S been suggested t~,iI!t ff·eshi I.lllllm.a[l corpses 001!l,~.d!I.'eru[li.m!>'l.te if
So].tlilt.rn:rn were i~~Im:ilJlllced i11f1er~~]eur de.rnluse. Tbis ks i1faUrucy. ZOl1iI!Ib.ks ugmM.'e ueeretje [leslti <iI.J1.1d tlrue,'em'!'e COIlEd :[Iotrr]'otnilsfe:r t~.e vi~us. HXjJedn(le11ts ,cOIld!u:cted. dim.'i[!l.g anild after WodCl Wac Il {see'T{e.'Do!r-d.ed Arr((lI{;!i;:s," IXlges 2: I6ff)fui;[Ive proveu that .l[lj,ec:ni[lg So]anil~llm .i.I.lto a

cadaver 'i'nm]dbe f!illr~~elbecO'llJHe a stllglJJal1i:~ bloedstream eeuld not ~nmSIl0trt the vinls to [oh,e braiu, ImljecJi~.QIli dUI:eGrl]Y i:[U~oa dead Ibfau:1ii wo!!llld, be. E:i(]j!1ilil![lyuseless, <IS tn.le.e;}l,pJredccl]g ceoll]d [t(]~ I.'esp 0!11i!1 ~(J!~~]f; vi~us. So]ml!lI,m does tjot create ~U'-e-]ta~te!!'Sit

1.P'EI'fSlCAL

AIULITIES

Tho often, Ulellll1id,eadl have been said! to possess S!ijpe:r!I~JIJJ]iJ:10'l1ii. p O'Wf:(rs: lI.I[!1w];.~mt~s~re.Ilgttfui.,~:ug;hlt~.~:UU.lg speed, te]eq){I!(fuJ.y,eil.C'. StoJ'i.esD;iI![Ige,[mm

Z(Ml1iMe:s f'lYU:liigth~.iGi!ill.gtl~~,elli:l:tll) ~nei:r sC<l.]i.~.]gYe(nkaill surfaces

like spl-

ders, W.~i]e these uelts mlligM nr:l1l!~e fer[lUsc~mltl!~i.mig dflUn:1<l, tne>Dliirl:nv.kl!lI:<I[g~oM.l.us f<fl:r [[Ofilil arn.<Igi.cll~., o.m~][Jo1e~lit denrrlOU].N e,ve;r[m'ge'!! d'II:llm

tful,e bodyof
cihlll.]ges

tt~.e ~mli1enCl fiD'.1' <IU pl.'lIctklll [)~ltrpOSes, h~l.ffiLlt&Iii."VVh;[t( :us, do. OCCMf sre i.fit tile way tl.1is 1.]eW, ['eRmi.um;lf[rred body is used by

.~.lDlII1IUI]

There ]::>ffitoO W!!;lY <it zomlbie could [])YMJI~eSg~]e ftly. Tfule SIUI.ne gees :mor ~mjeC'[i:[Ig force fields, te]e:;pm't8t!Nm.], UctOyUl1g[fui.ro[lgQ1. 501.k1 o~i,eots,tflill:ls~o'.rm~:[lgul]tl) a woU,b['eamh:ung: J1jil',e, 0.• <it '!,Imte~y'of other mystk&] tlll.e~MStI!tt~:~i.IJ!ded.lo tfui,e wfl~l~.~.]g de:ad.hm~gul.]e tfule hm:mll.] body as fl. tool. kir, The som1ii.1Mnb~I:I]s~; hrlli[IJml11Js~l1o.se: tools, oUllril.rmlythose tools, ~[ its d~.spmmt ]rr ClIl.M'Iot.ereare new enes O!ill~oKtl1ihll ·<li•• B~lt i:ti (:lIl'1,lIS Y(MU will see.use tful.ese~oo]g In ~]I],co'!lve1.1tlCll[llll cD!mlb]ll&ttim.ls, or ~:mgJI the!.uf d~ul'lIllili~ ~ey,o!nrrril. ncnnal hiMlnllll limits.
~~e 1]iJ'W-iliife;;::[ieJcI~:rni!n. .u~!!iseCl to be could

A. Sigl~f The eyes 0:1' azombie otjf'e~!O dif['-e:reffii[ t~lI[IJ those of 11IUII.lnll~ lmll]lIl]. Whi.]e still capllible (given th:e~:r rate of deCOI.l]PQsidol.]) Of~mmi$lni.t(~:u.[!l.g
'!ds~ua] signalsto the ~W:oi1:U[!l, the hm~[1 .~Ht~.'P['ei~S these 1.1DW Studies
<tre S]gml]s

is

mJ:otfui.er

:ffillalltBl':

~JlcQltd~]s]ye r-egm:lDl:il1gtll!e!!il:n1ieaCl's vis!!.m]

lIb~]]de5. Theycan spot [uey fit distOllLlces co'.n~p'ruraMe~ioll. lnmtan, 'b!.m w.fule:~:hel' they ClI[IJ d[IS~i.[!lgM.isn al'uUiHllillll fiom one of tneill: ewnis stmM.p
[b:r debtl!~e. O~.te~hem'Y 8'Ui,g:gt:st'" th<llit lfule ]!lm'VellteITI[S made iby~.1lII:m.aIii$,

q~lic.ketr Olmid smoo,~h:er t'ilami. those of!fule ~Imilead!, is Wll;[t( CfI[ISes tihe<lll]w stf:l1~liI. ut to d'l:e zombleeye, Experimeurs have rbee:nrr o
dLo.!l.ein w[lic[1l 1]ll]]!l]£lI]:i>~ar'i,leamteFliiptelDl. 'C[Mlfuse 'fpl])m<l,c;~ilTI:g: ~].olU]S to

whkhrure

by 1.l(JJimiC:k:i:lii.gtt~ei:r :ooo,~]om; OIm:'1 ~!l:lliO'ptil.TI:g S:~;Si4:11ib]:UIii:g, 11 awikw<1:m

]UIII!p.

The ZOI:nbie Suniva:l Guide Th d;1I!~e, none of tlheSe1l![!e;IIlJ!p~s :~.nrvesooc:eedLedi •. I~ ~]as been suggesred t~.1I!t zomeles possess n~~:rutvlsion, a [ruct t~]~tteXl:Dh~:iHs (lfule.h'S:k:iU.1I![[toc-

"'l

~m~~~ll]g. lfui.emy has been dehlluJ!kedJ lJIy the rnc[ T'hi.s !blUes OIiI.'e xpel.'[nTd~:llt 1feede:.i:s,eveIl tfuio:se ",ri.thOlU eyes . e
[Mn]a]

li~a[ ·<IUzem-

.11. SOlI>1UJ; Tbeeels [10 gjl!.~.esUoa that z,oUlMes
t~y detect s(ml.tdi-tiheycRmI. 1I![)reM'S to be the same

~.]ave.ex:cei.~]e:mI!ifuieil!l]nl.g, N of 0I1~ycami dietel'iJlIJ!i.ll:euts dlireiinioml .. The. basic range Ex.perilTl.e.l1Its
wW'l extreme

lIS tb~!t~Qu 1111Im.!'tI:~s.

fuiug'fui. and ~owfreC]~Ie!Lu:ues have y.ieJl!!iledl.m::g1l!H'¥e il:es!!l~.tS.Tests have also shown t~]~tt Zlom'b]esrurre al:ltrruc:~e(]).by i!il11Ysm]ltdis., not just thnse :ffilTIru]e

hy li'!tUI1g c:rerutlll:r-es. It has been recorded tl.~a.rt fuio!l~_]s wiU netlce SQ~II.td!S g ugmJ.,olredby UVUI]g i:uWlI.ll!1I![IS. TfuJe 1]10$[ l.iJre,1y, U:~]11Pl'Ove:[J:,e;l;plil!ll:f1JiaO:[JJis t~.1I!t.ziJ!nl.~Jb!Ue:s d.epel1!CI 011<lU theil.' senses ~W1.lI~~Y. Humeus sre sight.OfUeln[ediffmn bu"~h,dJepemli.[JJg 01] othe .• seases olJly~jfthep!r.uru.~ru.'y oae US ]ost :Pe.rh&:pS~~lis Is net a 1:I&iI][1~c1l:phared by ~I]e walkul]gdie.ad.[f s
so,ut
W!DlI]~

exiP:.~sdn t~]e]['~.biU~ytol1ulll:m, Ji'i~]Jt, am:,~[eecl

~I]tetel

clBtlrk-

ness,
C. StlleJJ
& mere acete sense off smell, Jnl IbOt~1.oCMllibm s:Mm'LUol.]Sflr:1C1~.[ilbiJl'1l!tm'Y[esits, tih.ey have oee[l OLIJne~odisI!:.ill~lIuS:fui~he sm.el.lof .lu.v~:[Ig Il['ey above &1] ethers, Rill n:11I!I.~ycases,amid!. gUve4'l ~deal wind CQllc1~.tio.llJs, mmibjes have been li:I]OwllImo smell f!l.'esI~ eospsesfrcm ~. .m.~s~m:toeoff more Ith1ll1 a IDIiI:u]e.A;g:au:ffiJ.,tJhi.s does 1.~i!Jt:ffil~.eaml

U:n1i.I:uke wut~] SOIUW!il.,~n.e: [lm:!eaCl~;lIve I

tfui1lJ~ g~.,O!!l.].'ln1l!vell greater sease off sTIlle]] th.m.fui!ilIl1i;;'i.mls,Si.lll]jp~.ylfui1lJttrrfuiey

rel!y O'ffil.u~mo.re. n ls net l'a~iOWllex:ac~]y w.nllt ~O'LI'tk:WI~lIl' secrelio1l slglii1lJ[s the preseece of~)'[ey: swea:t,phBl.'O!l1~JO:ffiifiS, Mooel, e~c.In tbe pasr,
p ellp]e seeking to nunrellil.l.teleml::iCteeel th:m~l,gJ'linfestedi
Ut1l!S

11&v(;

rut~I.]]jp[e,dl~o "mask" the .. r .~!JU1Ul!ffii. i scent wHhpe4'.fitJf.mes, cleOmOH<lI:l!tS,or o,fJiier sJt~.'o:[Ig--smeJm:[!lg ,chf:[ll:iC:1lJt~. N(me were s!mccessf~lt Expe:~ime~.]ts MlB :l];OWlrn:[!llJie;rway ~o sy:mlmtlf:>S~.zeuhe smejls of ]]Ymgcl'e@t,lll:'es 1lJS a decoy
01'

e'Veiffii.'e~,pe]ie!l][~o the w.1I!~ki:[lg dead, A st]i,::iiJesgfJJ:I]p.~odl!llr'~~s l

stil] yerursrnw1l!Y.
1). Ta:~le' UUleis l'm!oW:Dii.8!I:m~lltUU\i1ltefed! taste buds oJ!' ((he waltd:[Ig deacl. Zombles do :naIV(; the i1l.:nmly mtell bumsnflesh BiPilf[[~olrntn1l!t of auim1lJ]s, affiid~[].ey prefer the fenner; G~mll]g1l!~.sol.l&Vell! l:'el.]]jlll'k<lb.~e sblliuymo ['ej,e(;t(c<lJ!I.'~O'.Dl.Ull [<IvaI: o[f[es~.dykmedm.eat A bll]jJ~~.<iI:nil lloelY~~;<l~ fui.lIS been dead longer t~.MU1.twelve to e.ughteeDl. heurs will. be' rejected as mod. The same goes~al' c:aCl&\'e4'sthO'Ut ha'ii'e been emealmed or atherwi sep.rese'l'viBCI.W~IB~~.el" thi.sfums 1lJ[lftid:nil.,g t~o w~~fu. d~ "taste" is net ye~ certt1lJ~.Dl~[ may have. to do. wit~. smell or,pedl:i1j)s, .. fl![J;orr.ne[']m,tii.mi{;~;01S![
NLflS

nottbee;[1 d~sco\'erecl. A'ii>to exMt]y

wl.]yh:[Il;m1! ff!lesIDI.~S> j:Jl'e:l'emllte,

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scleucehas ye<t tn um!1
.r.nlfy~.ml.g uestiae, q

ill]

snswerje t~]ls (;i(:l.~.ro:Ilmrn:iI.]g,llI.'uh~f1ti[lg,ter-

E. 'JOZU:11
ZOIffi!~Jh.i.e's have, .1]tE.ra]]y, no Ilbysuc~]

A[~ I]ef'\i\ere'ceptm.'s t~[lgJumt [(he bodlyre.Uil.uin dead. a~tb1·rem]lIIlilltk}[I.'Ihis :is tL.iil.I]Y theu g:re'H.est1l![I;dllnOS~~eF.li~y~:ffiig <IlGl.VfII]tillge ve:r tffii.e ]hr~:ffiig.We, O'lSffiiIlIJliL.Uii,s, o
sensatleus, ~ru\le tile lIj]mty

w

experience

pb!ys:~ca~iPOl:UI1f1SS]g1iial ~:d a bo[]]:u])',d!lIm-

age. Ou 1l1:<1~.iJJ ,clill£s~Jiies sm::lli. 3ensm'iom;, [[~a~d!if;S the:liil to the experience that ~.I.]S~ug<l~e;:Jl.~llel]lj, t11lG1.lmes.t~.]eil~fOFm;!i(timl away foruse and 1l!S$1wa[[Jil.]gagaum;tfilM!Jire hann, It .usl~h g~.f~ (]!F~hysi.o]ogy <tllirl i:nl.$ttiUil.C:~ t~.1l!~ ll&Sll[~GiW!Bdlu to sllH"Vive.lIs a specie'!. l~us w~y we va]lIJJe
vI:I'ltiNes such a'S GO[J['@gt:, Wildch .UJl1l.Sp,iffispeo'p]elio peir.fbrnitll ac~~OI]S desiP']~ew2ilni.I.]gs 'ofd£ll]ge'.r. 1"he:u.[i)flbI.U]]ty to ['ecog1.~uzeru[J)dliI!volud. pruUJl1l

i" W~.U'i!tnit1id!;es the \!l\i~kUI.l,g dead Si!}[ol'[[rJdEiMe.Wom.~dls wU~ not be miotic:edl. m1;(I, tffiie4.'el1rnre, wlll [lot de:~;r 111] .m:t1d:. Bven iJl' a ZiomM.e's body is severely dlamutge.rn., :Ul wm Clo'l'Uttilu; to &J1t1l:ckMlMJ] [Iothung
re:Uil.1i .•dl]S.
t<:. Si,;Nt/~ Sense

H~sJMrkll~

researeb, cJoIM.:~~.edW:iUl LlIiboEa~~ofYamliil field! observ:&~uO:[Jj,

ffii;arv{) S~.l!OWll~hJlIm the w1l!~ki:llJgdead have been ~I][)WI] tl)1l!mtc~ eve:DIi wl'lienill] !he.u[· ,~e:m.so,rym'&1JJI]S [Ml.'I,Ie been!' diloo&gedl o'rc!O.rn.p,~ete]y

deco!n~.posi5d1.Does t~:us m1e,]j[I ·tth,Mzombles possess 01. sixth sense? Pe~1a,pS. :L:hr.i[i)g ~.mmtlll]SM.Se less than j percent of t~]e:~1: brain ca~lIc~.ty. It hpo:ss]bk t[mt~hf:v~['u ClIl] .stimlill.hlmeflmlO'tt~.e11"se:[i)SO['y &lhu]Hy thru~ il:rusbe:en .mrnr"g.ottel] b'Yeyo;~[IUOI.]. Tbis t~f)Qry is o.DIie off tll:eDli~~s~hOl]y de~lIited ~:ffilthe 'MiI!J' f1gllimt 1the·!J1flClell(l. So far, no scientific evidence ~rlS been FO[M.l(:l~o suppert eum]lf(l' side, G.. l:leti;i~'1g
Despittelegeil]d<;rundlmlde;l1!~ smyd!f1nbllgeril ffo][k.10'fe;,M:ndleaci p~.ys:uo]ogy

has beea will

p,mvel.l '~oposseSI> I]OP owe:rs off 1.'ege'l1eJ.'<l.l!Jio.l.l. Ce.]]s t~]at .1l!I'ed!<aJiiTI.aged .• AIlJY '!'tom.TIds, [to :m;rurr~;r W1.1art.~he~.r s~zefln:dJmim!Jim,

m

M.ax. Brooks :reEl[li~lIl!II![~'m!i. A v~'l!d.ety of nQ'BCIst]]j[TI[I~arte tfuie ~oteaJul.TIg prncess ]ml. Tfuius ~.mflb.uUttym se~f-.I.'e~:m~.r;

reJill&Un 00.[' d1:e,dkll:lI!~iJo!Dl.of that body's .UC1JJ~. rrelltme.jJlts~;al'!,i'e beenru~lIei!l!i.p'h1~o ClIl:MM:feci gheuls, None were sm::cessM.

.sQI.TI.]et~.l~.[Igttlumwe as UV.ullg be:~~.!i.g'S~aike gl:m]~CI, is a severe d:isElCIfoa.' Va1]lta,gIB~O tIlieM.IlCleO't@. Foreasmple, every time wep.fuiysk&1ilye%:eJl'n m!j]~~yes,

we tear Olllll'fli1ll:lSc.res.WutI1

time, I:fuiese :mlllsd.esre~miM to

s;i];Olmlge.f stll!~e thlll] before .. A gfui;o~:I's IIIJ!IlII,sde: .Dl.101,sS t1ged!, redilldl.!lg its effeetiveness every [u:ffiru.e is used, ]t

w.m

<it

['elll]!l1~:[1 dm.n-

Jl. Decompositi.ol:J:
The average mN.lib:iie '1i~e SP:E1[1"JtOW ]mTIgilt is <tIIb]e!:of~.mctkl\[1 before

Domp;.~e~.ely nMt~mlgaw:ay-]s ~~im;[rreda~ UJiree tofive years, As rEl[ltm;tkl~srr.M.s SOl][ulJis-afui1111il1JJ1.] c1o[jpse' ,1IfDl:e to wlIl.'di off the ml.~na] effects of dielC1I!}"-.Urrcscsuse is meted in basic bio~ogy. W~.]e11 a [rullll:m.aru body dies, .i ~s~es.fui .I.S [~.mn:!il3cl~lIi~,e~j' MP'Oru ilJiyfumiOl.]S orr l.nk:[i!']sOO'p1ic set o'Fgal.]lSms. These m:g8!l1!i,smswere ilIw:ays pu:ese:.m,in the externel esvlrenment mild w~~hj.[1 {he i:Jodyitself.[I] ]Hl'e:,tfuie imtmimiE; system ~rnnm:!l HS a iJl<it!flie;, be'IWee:l1!ttfuiesem'gllI1i.sms1I![tCl ~fuie&r l.'get(. ]ru dellth, Itl.]<ilJtJ<'l1'w 1 r:ie:.rISr'mii,o'fe:CI. The ol:gm.I~.s:mslbegi.11i l.n.IILI]Hp:lyinllg e.xpo'.llel]t~.~.]]y as ~Ilieypl.roc{:ledi to e:1I!~ .1I1.1C1, [h.e.reiJiy,~real dow:l1l the corpse on <it cd.I.llII:i1l!l!" .Ie'\o\et The gIILe:U 1I1Id! d!isco],ol~tiol] associated wi:ttful.1I11iY decay:ul]gl!i1i1fm~ ru:e!~.ilebl.uo]og~ca] p1:iilCeSS of. these·miu.k1l1GDeS at wort. Whel] yeu Older ru[l"~<il" steM, Y!D[I :rure. O.OOe&'.il.lg apiece off mest dla[ MJIS i:Je;g;lUn~D rot, Hs jfOl.ll~e.l"]y~,o!Jj.glo]enJlecl flesh softened by ~nkl.iOO['glll.]USINJS 'brealldmlg down lts s~~lrdy[]ber. WMh:in <I :iho.D'iI.time, t~l'.l[ steak, mike 8! hm[l«tnll. corpse, wiU disselve to[lQi~:hi~.mlg,~ellv:illgbeM~ldio.ml.]y 11t1JJte:ri.lIt ItDO I~;rur1i:!l 'OIEUI]~][]u'it~'OIlll.sf,Gl ml!y ~rucm!be, _h <l.g bOlle, tee,tl.],ru.1JJil.s, m1:d! ~.Iotil'; This ls t~]eDl!or.ml];~Jcy'{:le of Ufe,ml.'1I![Jjlre's w~.yof ~.'ec.yrC]U[lgrulli1L'~e1.]ts
b,<l:c:kUl]ltJD~he fnodi cheln, lhhllU this process, and .prestlVe dead

t~s-

sue, H :i:s necessary te place it ]11 sum e:miVi:r',mii:m.eru~!lmSt]i~1I!ill.eQi1 ib!ac~.e~ [:ia, such as :um extreme low 0[' h~.ghtf',[[~.pe'r.slt~Ireg, ~.I.]mox:u(lc:l'tel:ui.c~:~s such as rDlln<lk~e1~yde.,or, ill thlscase, tOo s'1l!!l1lI:r&rrl:: W1i.th So]mln.l:m. it Almos~ ii'ill] the mkrobe species iruvo.lved in nou'mll~. InMlii]a!l] ~J16cOlnp os~tihmful.arverepea!~cM.y l'eJec:~dI f1.esh .~Hf:ected bly the vi:I:IlII,Il,e:if"W::;-

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~uveay eJJ.l[lb1l!~lni.ntgI~.~.e iCi~[J]ij.b.ue.We:rebUSffiI'Oi! the case, oml[JJib1m.i:U!i&' [dlle 2 t :lu.vi:nlIg dead w~:mklbeas etJisy lli1ie exacttcmuse wise,
SIS

lIiVO!~dUI.]g theol.n fom: several wee.ksm

even dlruys ~ul.~lti[ thiey I:O~:ttedl1I.lWiliYto bnues.Reseereh has ye~ ~iOdiscove:ff 0:[ thuscoj~liiut~o:[I. It h1l!s been rnelerrn.:itlm

thllt il![U:least
]t

some :I1~k;.m~e speeles .igu.l.Ol!e the repelling effe:c'ls of SO]~11Imm-Qtbe!J:~hellil[J;d1e~lll. wouldremsjn

]J.eu.fec.:t!]yp§t:s~.'\'ecl
8![C:~lIS

fur·ever.

has OI.1s-0

been detel'lm:ffiledi t(im~ m'ftt!!.lm] cond:iriom

m]OlstJIUI:e and temper-

ffW:U'ep]~y R~.U:niL1iiPonm1![ role as well, [J Illll.ead.!hj][ prowl mh.e Ib®'Y0!!l$.of Leuisisna .rure:~.m]~li:e]ytID last as .kl\[lgllis these ~:ml~1.]e: co~flI,dry Goib~i. desert, Bxtreme
sit!J.mJti'OlffiI$, s[lc'fui as de.epfireezjl]g

or .iu[lme1's:i,o'l'l i:ffii

an mld!ead. speclmeoto exi~~: i:[ldJeful1u~dy. These techniqnes hilive been 1-i:1~i!Ji'WI] to R]]OW zembies 10 :FlliIJI:CtUO!l1i. decades, [:0([ if [lot CeIMJIUI.'ie..'>. See "Reeorded Artaeks,' ( p<lge;sI.93f1f.) De.001.Ul1'Qsi.ti.m.] does l]lJt HI1.e<t[Q. thaI: ®. member of the WtJi~:k.UM.gdead will s~.mp~ydrop. Decay .ml1aYllffuct Vm:.U'OIIS ])iIlU'iIS ofth.e bod.y at dJifie1'ern~ H:niL~es.SpeClIJne41S have been fOi!Jjffiid. wut,~]h.ra:ul]s :UIMilii.C~ !but l]e;rur]y d:iS'.i~!:egU":~tedi. bodies, O~fuieffSw~~h~mn.iaill]yotted bml.l]s· .~ay r [cQ[J!~ml ome bm:ll:uEyfimctiol]S [ml be co~mp~efie~y s ]J!i1f1l1}'zed iffii. others. A pOilm]a.~heo:ry hall ruelltlly cirotl.la:n:ed. thst <1iItte·.~liIl~s wexp~lli[Jj [dh.e st·OI)' of~fue 1l!1.l:de:~n gYiPH<lI] :ffiI~llUInl]:]yas eue otf the firstesamples E .of 11[1e.I.llJ!b'1l[mecl1l01l~b'][;. he [p1'eSe.I:"!Iilltiol:]!edmkl!1m.es T amowed i~toruU!lC~ion SeVefll~ tbeusaad years after j}e]l]g e:11I~mlClbB(l AJll!Yl(lfl!ew.imhll r~rdli.n~,eI.]tary1mQw.led.ge. of <l.1iLd.entt ]Hgypt would f.iwrn. this S~OI'Y .1I[11I10S! ]allliJ.g~.ilIMy uatrue: The ]i1ms~: im~(]r~ml!t ~m].cQI.n.]p~tc1l!ted step iffil.prepariU!i&. a pha:r:aoiii. for htll.'illt was the removal 'Oi[ tli1i.ehr:.ociU!i.!
p'D"t:oSel'varrLve·Utl]CI, c;olll'lilJl,lmypom1:lf:i~:ictJil:ly,lIiUow

1. l)f.:gesti:OJl !Recel]~ ev.~clenGe has once mIci fOJ a~l.di.sooutedl. tbe tfuieol'Y ~1uirr IJ!m~.mffii fleshis Ute fool for thNI1.1d!ellidl.. A zomhie's duge;sHve trac~ is cO!l]1Jp1etcly dcOl.'ur:mrnt 111e rWlmillkox ~ystem [~ilm prncesses feed, e.x.b'ac~grnIll:Mi[~m~, tJiffiilllleXCf'etes wa.sre does nor f1!l!c~'Or i[J!t~o, .z.omb,.ue's pl.~>·sio~Jogy.A![~O~lSks a QOffiiliiLllctecl en 1.]e~u~r.i1beCl Looa&.hmvl:; sJtOWU.l tl.]1I!th.e,ir "feed" me,.s ba.its m I o.dg~.I.]<I:I, lliImmgested stste <ltt1lll] sections of ~he~mct 'Thi!>pllUDlI~]Y cfuewed, sLo·w~yiJ)(]i~~il.]g II1i.amer w.in {)oBlt,iml.e ~D 1I:Gcm~]!ld®.ll:::.,m; th.e ZOJU-

huedeViiJM:I'$; mare vktums.,
b~I!',s[L$ tn:rol!.l.gn.

mii~U~ .ut" ]!l

:liQOCed~n1iOWlg~.t~e .ilnm:, 0. W:eHI~.~y ~.11l!ve

the stQ.mnc:tlor~mltes[um.\~ lU~.lJ:[lJg.w.~u~.eth.ismlJlm-ew.'1li~.ml!~.lc bel!]ies. O[J)ec~tl!.l:red and disseeted .

example of ~.].~~.Hiugestk!i[l s rsre, .1'u1!.uiii!iLI.'ed!s eyewnRml.essre~![!If~ i orr c·o'.mi:Jijj]1l.~~ed!!!lndendD have distemloo n

.$pedllllf.imi. wrus~Qll!.lmidro QonltaW:i 2J ]pQ1!I.milills 'of mesh w]tlli~.miuts systeol.n!

EvellJ['.arel"

aocul!.I.l]J~

have

rGoJII]~.'~Iled th1l!~ m!lIil.lJl]i.esooml:~]lmenD f[Om w.ut~.lifii ..

feed kmtg

1I'fi:eif l:Jhe~r d~.gesJtl.ve ·~:rot.Cts~.~lIIvexploded e

J..i?£spinfJ:i:l}t~
The h.l:mig.,> fd'iie undead cOj.~H~.lilIe ·t~o,fu:llJcti!Q[lJU~l !hor~ o they m'.'iwlIi:f i:mJlo

and eo;:pe~ut.[rmut~.ebod.y.
ffiLiUFI!.I:re .mmil!l.I.W~.llI,tmhe

l'!i.1:us[IJ.I:IlJotio[iJaOCQll1.1ItS[QI' ~mlgs andbedy d.ll:'illmUstry

a 2Iofl~lb].e'::;igs

fID:u]w m::omlil!p~i.~~],

~o'weve,1", .iS~IO extmdao:yge4.1 and ri3.llJii!O''ii'e c1litrbCi!ml.d!kliXi{lie. G~.vNltt.~;<ltt S'O:~f1II~lnillobiV.ua~esttn.e· ueed for bot~ ,ofttfuiese f!ijlJ!ct]mus, the ·e~]~jre h~Jli1I1liI.1 .re.spu['<,r~o!l)' system is oiOso]e[e h~. the body of
e:xp,]rui[!i$ ~](}w~~,e ~.j.'ii':U!.]g dead CfliIJi. l<wR~k [ltlde:l'WO'lJte~'"
0;["

<I

gl.llJi!l.l.l This :um eavloxygen-

survive

mnmeJJ]is ]m:~!I~. to hllnit~ru.1S" ful.e:i:r i:l1.'1l!l[lS.,!IS ~.mted.e&:rmef,1lilt:: T huie:]Jel1dJe~.lt

1t. Ci.J'n~talion It would beu~.I<!I!c:cl!.I:rate~D S1l!y t~UI[ [!i]Jbie!l have, I]ollieann .• R[iwnuld no'! w be :una.cc'M:1:1JI~, however M ::;Il!y tl]Uil th:eyfl.ffii.d ncuse fb,1' it!. The eireulat:my ~$te.[!il of the, tlm:ll.eadlIslutt~.Nl.lme ~[HII.I 21.!i,ei[WOrl!; oE useless hllJes [
fi~l.eid! witl] {)o.[!igefllec] h]oodi. The sameappliesto
the. ]y.ffii~~~]aJHc syste.1M

aswell as flU ether bodl.MyflJ!.iI.id!s. AII!h{l![lgl]~~]u!l liil!MttatiQ[I w'O[uld! Ollp'pem~

to guve: the mld!eoo. 'O!mlf:more aCl!YRffii.t~crve;f l.llll.m.&ll:uty,i[fui;<Is BlC'tt!ll;!IUy pmved!~obe1l! godsend. 'fihe~&Ck. ef n~.idl. MUMS pl',e,vel1JltseasyrrE.iilffil.S[l[U!lS;UOIIO.f

the yims.Were

d'liisffiiOt trrl!.l.e,h1l!iIlcl-w~I.Uill.ldcOI.ii.lj)illtwo'l.l.l.d
WO~I]d. 8L]:mtiLOg~ Ce4.'tta~.mi:ly

be neru:l.yim:p oss]bk,1l!s tJJ1I.e mefe:[!id:u.mJg l.llLmla~.
be s~~aJtteu'eci wHhMoodi.
"LnilMoF.ether fi[~icls.

1.-. .1lepl':'odl;lrlioll
ZOI]jn!huesme sterile

creetures,

Their sexmJo!l'g:a[JJs arenecrotlc mad!e tofe[tt~ljze

i1l],r!I

.u.lll~pote[iit AUefit~pi~sh1l!yebee!l

zl!)li.[llh.ue eggs W]~~

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~!lim<ll] sperm andvice versa, NnIDIe hasbeen S[IC~e8sf~I]. H1e IJiDil!Cl!e'BIiIl. 1hi,1lNe, <1]80 slhi!(]iWIl! 1"11.0 8~g~S of sex!li1l!] desi!n::,eh~.er for their ow~ speeiesorior the ].UVil.lg. Ullti.'~ reseaeehcaa :p'l'o,ve otherwise, ~][1]i11"'.[JJ]~' s g:re1JJtes~ lfeotr-tihe dead l.'eprmili!.Wll]g the deacl-is1ico.[Ii[w.rttul.lg
u[ll!lpmsi.l.JJmty.

M. Swengtii Glhio1Jdsp!ossess the s1l!lli1Je~)'mW~(l\mefis thie. ~jjv~.I]g.WI.]a!t ]l(]i\Ve'..i C;[~. be exerted depe:m'ls gJl'e<ll.~]yOJ] the ]DlI(])jjv~diJm,1I!1 ! Zl}.n[ilii.e.W~;<J![ IlrJJ'im.sde:m:ru;s <I !pernOlDll ~lasin life WO~]WDe all he possessesin derutth. lldik:e a niv.i.~g hodly,adiremt'l g:la~dslhi:arli'l::[Lam been kl](ilw[JJ tofitlwcrr.ion In the deadi, de:[Iyu.rIigZiD!ru]lhre:5~hete:ruu!pol'<Il'ybm'slt o:f pewer '\VefuJ:WI:mstmL~ el~oy. 'The one so]:idiadJvaflLtJge the~:iv~[Ig dead do possess is lIlmu:il.ug stJIl1i:n:1JJ. b.TIill:g.im~; wmlh,g o~Jt. 0[' ·f1[JJYoHm!" act of p~]ys:ic:i1~exertleu, Ch:lmiUes rure tlhi<li~ p1l!in<l![IdJ e}lll1JJ[ISRion wm ,dJktiJl1teyom' li.m~.~s. hese fotClors do T DlIGI ot])'pty to~he dead, 'H.1ey will oOIJJHI.lllle an ac:l, with the same dYm!:1l!IlMC eflif:ill'gy, m]d~ the IIi!!lisdes sll;ppa!"t~l~g ~her:lI~]Y d~.sil]I1,.e'gl.'lIte. h WMe t~]i.s IlJiillkes fOlrpmg;!l.'es.sl.vcly we*er ,gllii 0 M.]s,1~sllewsfor om allpO'Wl::;.I'J!Ii~.f!int illittac:ll.;. M.myhrulJl.'kades fh1l!t WO[lkl havee;x.hil!mlelli [~ree or e'Ye41fuQII' ~}I.])'sk;iI!l.l.y fit bumaas have filUelJi ~D<I! s:il]gJ!e dmer.rn:uned zClI.lfIib'.ie. N: Speed TI.]e "w:al~.dl.]g'·dead tendtemeve m a s;1.o'I!.I.c[!o!1' .~i:rn!P'.Even wi:~ii10I!.l.rL urujm.'~.esm advaneed dec;o.rn!posi:tjm!J., d]dl' Lack o[ ,com\cI~[J!i1tk!\11J1I1<1t:es fO['1I1.1l1;[Ist,.eady sttride. Speed is mal.I.]~y detel.'llilli]]lf1c1by ]e;g: tel.!J@th. Ttll.~e..i giiloWl.I.sh;nl'!,l'e IIIHger strides [n!1l!I.] their shorter oOWl:[JJ~el.~PJIlS•. Zol.1IJJbies 1I!ppeiilll' tll be i.[J;c<l,Pa1b]e of rIillDm:il.lg. TIm.e :Eastesl I]Qve been obsesvedte wJove at arate of barelyone step' lJlert.'J secends. Agori.ml., as witl~ strength, the dead! 's advot[lrril!ge overthe .I.hd:[lgistthe]rtti:mlessl~.ess. HWI:llJil1im; who t.dievellhie:y have !i)l]h'm]~hci:l'!limille1JJdJp'!!m!laf::,smig~lt do we~~ to relTIl!Jt:.:mlber the s~m'Y [llF tJhe rO'.flw!ise and the haee, adding, of COM:I1\e, ~liitm hi this ]llS~lIJI1Ce tl.1le~1:1!!re stands 01. good th1l!ftCe oflbeimlg
esten alive,

14

MaN, Brooks

O. Agitil.y The average, Hv,inn,g hllll':l11l1l,] possesses 11 clexterMy level 90 :peI:'Ge~tt
grea~ .'lt~ff[less thsn the stJ11Q,[I!g,esi] g~N:mt Seme of this
CO',ffii~if£ fIiCMIIJJ~[U:

gt;,[!)e;rruJi

of necrotic HIJJI!.m:]e tissue (fue:nce ~he;i:i" <Jj,\'l,kw<'Im, st'J'iidie). 'Ihe re.'>[ is dlle,mo' thelr ~M'U,llcul~ive ib.!'aul]fi]luctuOJUs. ZO',ffilJiibu,es ~lOilye,iU~e ,h,ml!di]
eye C(]O,iII:uM;rntio~" nne (llff ~:he.irgreatest weaknesses, NO' cuehas
0.

ever siull!p']y

observed a zOI]1illh,ue JM.Hll!pi[!)g, ei~,e,i" :l'ro!l1[TI, one
WIP <l:l1iilll, dOWI,] •

SpGl~ n:lllIMltl1:ff'

.B1I!~,1Inlid,l]g0[1

,11 [!),rumL"QW sUlI,'.rn.ceug

shi!]l,~;rur]y ~ey!i]l.tcl!ttheJiU'

lIbi.]i~.

SWU,I.lfIIII!i[!)g i'S alsoa ski]] reserved for the ]Ji.v~:[Ig.Th,e: them:y,11:1Is
undead eorpse

been P[llt fio!rn:h tihal:, if an
rise to t~le sm'fare,i!i

were to !be bloated e:~!oM.&fui10 w[)[IM, l]otrlUOWbY-PI,odiu.lcGt gil:'. of WilIIte.1"wiT~ the ~O~~O!l1~.
[ilI~.n o.mi]Y
~Of

oOWl.kllM.'eSe[!)~acf1!oll"t~[Ig ~lil:Z;<I!U'{!l. U,S 11,ds rare" howWR]k '0'1" fa]] :Umi~O' O[)diies j]e

ever, asjhe slow rate ofdecoc[IjJposi,[ion W llCCIIU]Iii!i~;ru~e. Zomi!J,ueswho
more lll:ffiI.m
UD1l.

I:ikclyfii~.11ill~~]el,TI:Sehes w~11Je:l"ul.]gau:m]essly eveJJ.MIlmmy disso]V:Ul~g. Theycan lf zembies
perceive

ruC['OSS

S1J.iliDCegSFlJil cJi.m.bers,

celJt<il:U[!). dl'cmm~1I11ces. WiL

eo;:,1I!Illl!p]e, ln the second s~C\ry of a house, {hey dhuj]

wm [I~ways

i[]['ey abovethem,

aI:!t.e.ru.liPt~!0

.Zol.nlruk<; wn~ try to- scale ltIII.lI.Ysurface .mi!Ol.lf.IaUel"fuiow sMmlltkms,tt.1ffiese
i~ffi(]iINJ

l!.I:[!)l-e<J.sO'iIb]e even .iullrpos~~lb]e. hi. &.]] b~~ theeasiest or ru~~m!p,~have met w:it~]fuu]~lre. p']e 1.lal],.m-O'!re:I"":hlllldi cOQlfill:im~Hol]US u;;quul.'ec], oflly one saceeed,

EVe:Il. in the-case 0:1']ad.m.e:rs, when sim-

wm

zambies

2. :nIlRWIOJtALIJI!'ATTEltN5 A.. tt'telfigel"~ce
.R has been ~)],Ove.l1:,time ~I.li!il &gllUJI, tb&!t 01]1:.g~'ell"tes~ adlyann~<Ige'over (uhe
lll:ffiI,rn.ellcl 180M

abl.u.~uty t'h:il]ik. 'HIe [[me:nn:~1I!1 te ,c~OCu~ofUlellvc::r~ge

WIl]-

hue i1'1I!1.lks s,oliJJiiewh,e:re!bel1e,[l~l thrlt of 11[1 :UI]seCtOil :[!)O nceasion :h.llve tfui.ey S[jOWI] My a~)'.m~:y reason or el.tr1!p~oy ]o_g]c. Attel,]l]Jp~i.I,]g~!0 to aecomplish a tas::l\;:,f,f1iJ~.lJJg,then lJIy Id1lil ~m!ll error d:iscove,tiIDiga new S!i)~1J.[~~O'mi, skm sfuiruredhy mll[l!Y m.emlbers of~fui,e O'iiIl~.ln<iill. kil.~gdimn !lINtl ]SlI ]ost oQ![lJ, the wRlik:it~,g dead .. ZocililJiibte..s .~nrve 1.·e!pem~Clly f~:iled ~.1I~O,['ll"to.ry i~tenige:ffilil:'e tests set gut tfuie ]ev.e.1 of rodents. One field case sh;Glwe,d1 a ~1.U1Jliill[!) s~1I1lC1~:[Ig1l! one ead O:ElI collapsed hridige witt.~. several doze.mi.

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ZiomlMes '~H"!lthe other side. Om:e by 'O.ffil.e,~!h.ewll[t~[lJg de&dl.!tJ!lHlJJbk:d over !file ed!geuffilil lfu~i]e: srtempr to reooc:]all:i~.m.At [1;0 ~ime dM a~.y of theIl1i reallze wh.1li! was lWPlle,nn.uffil.@; and d.l1l![lJge~IM:e:.irtg[,ctk;simlll]}, w1I!y.
Cm]KrMY to .m~y~h1l!I.l(lsp&;!lil11!~:iol[!l., zl)]iJ]ilJiesfui;ar;;'e[!le¥eriTheen ofbre.,-,;'e.m

~s~.lJJg MO],s ·af .1lffiiY ~.il~,m EVe!llpk:klllg [1[1 SJ. reckrouse .. p'irOcessiffiiYol.ved i[!lre1l!~.i.z~[lJg~h1lt he t IffiJ;lIffil thr.;:[lJlIteCl hsnd, lronka:l]y, emlMeCl!!isrno :[Clel~it.:i:[yi)]J)l'ee&~]y ] 1~;1I!~ CiUlIil101'e "pd.lml:uve" of
[i\JC~

&S1I!We&pml]8

lbeyo.mLd t~eiJ grasp, ,]llns ,simp~f: task wo~J:~i!lIp.IT'Ov,e[~e !:msk: t~O!ill&fui! I

is

<I

mare effi.del]t weap mil

tlM:e age of art~lficua~lnteJI.I]#l'n.ce hils witlM:l[~e mind

of the zol.lI1!Diell]u
exceptious,

sncesters.

Viith rsre

eVl:1ffii.llbe

I:MmI.k oml.!ffileil" OWI.l. Tibey do WI.I~!l theysre Ilmgtt!lJl'illlilled to dO,ffiH)I~.i~]gn;m)1'e. lllill~;g~I]e a ()omp!J[[e;r :p.llogmllilum.edw execute I(Mlefim.tcU(M.]. Tih:islil.nc:ti!QEI cmmol iDep'1I!!!ised, l.I1oc!:u[ieCl, 0[' erased, NO[J:ew ci1l!rr,1Ican be sWlredl .• Nonew [)onlJ!l]1J1I!ndis lm be EffilStllUec'l.U]lS compater will perform t~.I~!tcae funce ~um:l,over B1:Dii,m ever; mlt.iluts pewer source e¥e4Mmlll]y shuts down. This ismh!:: zombie bn~ffii. AI]~]1lBti[J:(::t.-driiye;I1i,!!Hl~llIsk macbine [h;m:usumj]eryUOi!!.il.S tottOlmper.il.lg ~m!ii tffii. mdy be dlej;~royed. G 11. fSmofitHls
Fee:liffiigs off
.ulI.y

IDiH):SI: nClYlIlllCedi CiO'~lP!!.iI[eFSdo n(]illM:lIve~hlBlIilJ.ilh)'~o

.k:u.~dllll'e l:1Iotkfloo'wl]rno~he wa]ldl.1g dI.elIdl. Every

fO['[111

of pSyd.IOklgi!cO'l] 'fflI!r:fure" ffo!ma!tt~elIlJp.ts e:.liiFoWl.lIg~]e!JmClellCl to pro.art. '\i'otMlg p~rry hnlli'ellUmtll,e[ w]th dis&st'.er. j:oy. sadaess, QO.ffii.f1dJem::e!,SJllXi.erry, love, lil;mtrelll.,ear-ali] of~hesefee]iHgs f and t'l1ioi!!is~Jmn1Sffii.lI!l)I.'e tim! [Iilake ~IP the .ml!.l.m;M "heart" .rure <IS uselessto the ]~yi:mlgdead. @!sulbe Oi.D"g&:~. of thie same name, WI.lInk:[J;(]ws .1 ~]a.us:us 1.1J[lmtl;itffil:Utty' gre1l![eSl f s
weakness or SV1:e:[lJg~h? Ile delba!1e ixm~]ffiiJilleS ,i1I[lc'lp:rohaliJ,]y T

w:m forever,

C. l'lt1emeries

A maderu

cOJLoeUig

U~~rr 1zGIIDibi,e retalos tile kllow]ed!ge of i.~sfrM:'IIle:r 1 show.ing
<LU'[8

]uFe. We .heill.'stories of tfl]e d.em'lremrn:ul]g to the.il: places of residence o.rwoJ.k,o'pe;,rutt~ffii,g[t1mi.~.u,<I!i .1.~lac:l.dl]f::ry, orevea
liO~O'l,ledl(mes.

of IIle:lC),

[1.11il'[lth, :[1m

01. sbred off

pl'oGlfexi.Sls to Sl[ppO:f[tt~L~ w.ush-

f~l] tmJ:i~lI;:ing:. Zomllli.escoll]d

110~[JossuMyre~1I!i.~.

mesnories of thdl' for-

16

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rne:r l:ives iu eh:~eJl~te COi]ij,Sc]O[!S 0[' SIIiDC'Q[lSCUOm;ffil.illm'l, beeaase neit~er ea{:ist! A g1.mill] w:iU [loliDe di.sn~lIictecllJy the EEilIlil]y 1Je:1~liv.ul]g relnwu'i,iiel>,[<Imu~irurr S[ln'Oi!!iffiLdLul.~, etc, No matter W~]O apersen wOU> In ~.l.US farmer life, t~[]&pe:ffi(m is gene, rep,]a.cedllJy a IT]i:mjm,es:;z;ruI!iWIID!S!~{i\[1 itffil. w no i.m!:in!i::t ot~.1e:rlffil11!1~Em' ffeeIliU.[Ig. This begs tJhe gjl!i.es~iG\[I: W~.]y do 7!mlClliJ'.Ues refer M:ru!itffil arrells te the OOill:nl.~rys][])e? p Firstt, the. ~I~.md.ead o :ffilOiI d preli'e4.'cities, hIlt siTIiip]y ~:emfl~1lJ he['e~.he;y 1l!re n~affil:iffilMi[~. S eCQl1cl,!~]f~ w
[lllLruffil resson ~i(mof prey"
1).

z;o:mih.ie.s tend to S!:ruy ~[1 citlesinstesd

!DF:EfI![Ij[lI:ffiI.g i:ffilIO' O![E

tfuie cowlffillnysideuSDeC<it!lU!lelll1J!Il:lib.m:ffil

zone ~TIJ}]d~ lill:: ~].ig~]es[ eoneentra-

Ph~si£aJ Needs
l~lUllger (d1is~;l.U~SBdib!l:e[')~he ,

Ot~Bffull.l.a:n!

dead. have shOWn! none of~]f~

p:.fuysica] WM][SOr needs eapressed in TIii!orta1Ufe:.ZC:Mrlb']es have never been !Dfb~B['Va!I to sleep or rest [ul]de~~ d:irC:Iill:[[I1JS~dJI1C:es. They haee :ffilOiI amy reacted). to extreme .~.n~lIt!OJ' Ci(:l,~d. lmi. b<Ll'sffilwern!ihie[" they havenevee S!IJ[Ug~.lt. gn~[e<l'. Eve.ffil SO'.mLle'ilIMt1g i1S s~ln~~efls t~ifS!l ~s~U1lk:[I;OWffil the to :~.uvi[ljgdieadl.. Defyil.]g a]] b.ws of sclence, SO]<1lrnil.liJJilS aelltec:U w.in;rntt h eouldbe described as ,I CiIJlICl!p'~.e~e~.y seU-s[lffide:l]lo~gal.lusm .
.E. Comlll~I,:n,ic(lti;on

Z(m.]oieshar;;'e mo Lal]glli<lge skills, A]t~.]o!lighl~.ne:ul.' voca~ .cmi(ls <l1't: capab]e [)iJi' speech, d'tei.r il!l'lIJin!.i:;z;nmt The ~:m[yvocal <lIhu~l~ ap'pe:mw, be a dee~:Hlh[\o(1I!~.ed osn, This mOll[IJis re,]ea..secl w.he[l :zunD.ies idemltlifYPirey. m The sGi!lB:D1l1m Wmre]i[il'JtUl]~OW and <stleru:llY![I:D]J~j] ph.ys.ucRillOO:[I!~ac~ made ...~tt is
wmmhe:ffiI. s[l:UFl

iID! mneaad 'IO.ll!iffil1Le th.e i1S

7liJ(mL1Jh~.e Clrn:l1J1lilfm;ec<; its

aU<l:c~.

Tbiseerie

S(!!1Jj:~, 3orryuJicaMyrussociartBi!l.

wi~fui. theV!'1l~.k]l1g dead, serves
J

lIS <it [·lI~.l.yil]gcry fOJ.' orne:r zombies <I!ffild,lIsffilasiThee j] receutly dI:iooG'Ve1'edi, ig<lp!IJte4.~,tpsyc~.~o~G\gi.cll~. Wl::<i1pO'.ffiI.,(See "On the DefemlBe,"
page

7'it.)

P. S'odal.Dyju~/li;cs Theories [lave O'Lhlaysplro]iJe:rn~di tb;ru~t~e~.ffiij].©ndi~.1l1m::rr.uon acolas :~fJctuve. forre, foon .<II.~M.m.YC[HiittIiOUedi by SibJtaffil~!o an insect-lfke
p.~.ejJ.im.nom:-.n.ven ~.n:ive the most recent to notion t~.lru~ theyaclrieve

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by [e]eiJd.1iY. The trldh i.SF:h<lt.ZiCi~l'IiIlhues aveno soci<l~ h

,o'.t'g"l!nl.z,[rr]on~!o' spe.llkof.

Tfuie.re ls

1]0

.fui:~.e.ra:rchy, WD d]"tDU of eemmaed,

MO drive WW<ll'lll affil.)"type [ilff co]]eJ!C~ivuz&tion,. A horde OF t~,e;uj:ffill!!leacl,

reg,rwdl~es$~[ size, Ifegilm~ess of <lIp'pe.1I[;1l1I1:Ce, sim1,)].y amass OfU~.KM.is '\i'~d.!liLails.If several ~1J1II](!1I:ed! gn"O!!l.]s CO~ffiI'V~!'ge II vlctlm's ,~OGilUo:l'I, h , 01,] is becaase each ose is drawn by [~S oWllunsrr]ffilct Zemeiesappeer W be
lilffil;rnwrure oue <I110tl1:ef. Imil.iividiiIJJa]shave ITIf'i'iiiefbeen observed o:f to n~<iicJ
~:ffiI~

mothe S:Dg]llof,o~ffile ru.uothf'l.' at ill]1' ['1l!I,]ge. 'Jih:is goes bac.ktD t~1Bq~lesttio~ffiI of sense; How does a wl.liJ!~.ie clj.stj.~]g[li.sh between one of its own
11!

.h.·u.u'Ii.i,'WI ether ]J':ri::)' at the same ['<I!r1ge?' Theanswer ~.lasyett M be .or fo[mJ.. ZD'JJinJb.ue~ diG avo.id.o!l,e 1l!1.mther ~nrr.ne S:1l!llr:t.ewroy they ililv(I,k'lhll,1l![IJD~lJ1i.&~f: olb~Bcrrs. Wful.e:[I~fu.eylbimnll
~.[I~G one

.i'll]otnle'i, IfuJeyrng(kl::mI!nrntrrel.lil!p~

m cennect

OrOmlGillIliJIllltca:te.

rnLlgreiPea~oo.Iy
OlNll Cliff the W&y.

ffe1l!sN~.lgOJI ttilie S8!I.TIlecorpse will o'al~.le I.wrnrr iII qjm~s~iol.] ['i'I~heD"~~;1I!mI. shove i!iI. COnlJpel:utar ZOluihi.~

The oHly Sjllgge."~:iOll of cmnl.n]IJ.ul!1I!~!l'fG\l'ilis see~.1in notee
gnC!!M]

fU.OIJ1S SWliiI.'ln avtlllcks: tt~e I.UQ11111J a Oi[ 0.ffiI!l;ellhey he1l!l'the
wlli:~,

G'i]~irl!g oth!eD'swUt~.1i:[IJ esrshot,

other w01]kil.]g dead w.m .RiI[I.lii.OS[ ~]wil!Ys cou'\I~'ge {]\[Ib soaree, An emty s~!!.Icd!y~.©o.~.zeCltnro[ t~i!l WM<I de:Ube:r,[~ t aet, til]lIt 11 SOailJ1~ used ilLs 1.111011[1 s~.gml<l[IIi1i.e,omlTIel's to. <lilttO'iCk. However, ~o we l.mwkl1:owt~.att ][h;1I!p'pe;mJ.,$ pn!'e~.y by ilcdoont The gbOill~.tihil!tffitilfMilll.]S 1I~mhe d.Btec~:i[M.]of prey does so <LS1l!1'I ]niJstul]!lC~hrereRctioa.l,ffillJt as lm.1IlIe:rt. G.. H~rtr.litlg Zombles are migra~;Qiryarg&m.u51lfIS, with no regard fOf~.rM)!)I.y or ()O.[IJcept ~[ home. They will I:mve]mu~es: O'i1M:i. iPe:n-J101PS,givel1 ti.IUe,C[iOISS clo[l~bf:([I~s iII their seareh ]'01' EOOd!. Thei:r .fui![nll~:Dl~,g petteru is ~:mlClol.iJ]. Gl~o[I]$ wm feed m l]ugM<lI]{!I CI!J.u'nl'lghe day. They win !!:tllUl.n~~e r
~~:rm]g~l <UTI. <IiiI:e:&rnth6f thiliIJJd!e]]!beY<lite]y se1l![,c'hinJg il. Certocil.l zones .or
stl:!!iIC'~![res

wm

net be:

1>i:l'lgk1d!oINi

as

][um'e~]kcly

to cam1l!l.[1 pre.y. Fcw iil!l1!!ilo[ne.lf['!lIUml

exilmp]e,
<I

sO!IITlTIt ave h

been ImDwl.]~;O

se11!l"(;tlf!l![~[Iil.~:O!!.l~es

str!!il.C'~!lI:res wl.lj]eGl~~.ers :~I.l[d]le same g~Oi!Jjp have JiLmveCl bywit~1!O;!!iI:ttBVe:!li glance,
LTd:ml.]ZOiTIe5

t<l!ll;e':ffilUm'etime to explere, mppe1M~1J berottll[ty

wfui:kt-l is w[ly~l]e [UI.lSiW<l!I:ef tt~eil' snro

!il:ffilllile:aClI'e!Jmtil]m~gerun rhesearees, b~~ ~]I!} hl]i.I.,Clil1Jg ] wi.U t*ep,reredenee ()ove:r1l![l(]!~:~e.I'. Zowili.ies

]UII.]IiltUI.]gS. 'Ule,y do not, faa' ex.1l!~.if]p~e,m,ove, the'J!I' eyes :un <it waytJiiatt W1o!!l1dtffii;:e .un dIm ~JIfjbf'mi]flJt]OI] of <I new se,trlJlg. S~.111Iff:IUI.]g si.~.et]t~y, whfuJ. 11.thO!JiSaffiurn.-yard S~, ~hey wm WMTIder 8!imUle,ss:~y, regardless of~OC1l!~ ~U01]., otil prey :usdBtec~. u As dLUsc[lssei:!!e;1l!ltUeF,lm.e [II.lcieOll,m [possess an !lI:mJC1l!111.~y ab.U]i.ty to~!oITiie ill oua vkd~.u's precise .~oG1l!tk~,[I. Once eon~ac~:s made, tIhLeprev:iom,]y ~lel]rr, ob]i'\i'u!o'!~r.~~lJJtOlmiIlWI] U:1Im~G(u[[mJ.> hllt,o l sOI.1[]ed1lil.]gmr].ore closely relstedto flJ ~lIik1edrn:ussule. llne headturus U~][]e.d:U([leJyumJ.mhe .rn.ire.ctioffilof ]ts '\i']mu:n The jaw ru'o[ps. Ups retract,
rundi, [~nm!1thedepths timn: mpursae off' [1~~d!i.fllp:hrmgIIl, comesshe
.mJ]Oi>l.~ .•

Once OJJ]trurrr

us ]iJ]Bi.d.e:, ZlOI.lilJihi.escal]l]otfule di.s~'8t.c~. i1Jyarny means, TI.teywm (;;0.[1t~.]cil.'plrey, $I(]ip'pi~.g Ol.1t:yu:l" t~,ey lose com<il,;;;:t m:ale a successful kill, or .are destroyed, M. A4·o.ti vallc(}tl, Why dLomhelllJl,o[])e;adip.rey

[Ipon. Ute .~.~vuliig? .i~ has been pliO'!,i{m mharr 1:1" m.~.nl1l!l.l Ile.sb serves no 1]1JI~rr:utUi)i.Dli.<Il PIIF[p0Se., wfily ooes~hdl: ]1l!,5tit]rc::tt d:l"iive themto ~.mtrtil.e:u711].eU'~~lhle~.mlJes Modern seleuce, CiOJIUg']l1ei!1 [IS. wH:Iit ]]isJt[M'ka] d:aift1l!,hS!s Sh~}WI.1 Ul!&tt l:uvungfuilJ.l:m1ll[ls '1l<I'e not tlle.o,~dy dd:ugfuJ~.s 01] the lm,me1l:d! 11l]eHIII.Rescue tte1lllIlS e§ll~.e:IT'.ul.]g infested area a:l1i.
~,<I'i,!e

Clofls:is~.Dli~]Ylq)mt,edi

thefill

st.r]jlped OF R~~.life, A:ffii.Ycrefllttl!.lR:S.IiiO

m;ml:el: wfu1l!~ tliiie:i:J' size or species, will becensumed by ru] alit;ru;k:iDlig 7iGlllJJg,ue.Humau fle..'ll.], I.mweve.r, will 1liIIways~ep.ref-e['~]e to O'nIl.reil' life fu:l.'IlfIS. One expe:r.i:mJ]emJ.~ iPl'ese:nJ~d!S!c~t[I['eCl s~ec:irnemi w~Un.wo ident ~uc:S!I. cubes o[ meat: {me .h!~.mim, ue &fil.um&]. Tille liJifilllhne I.'e@!ea~y o c.hosf:;~Jiie[ul.ilmflJ[I.Reill.8O:[Is :I'm this are s~.m [11]~I~DWl]. W~1l!~can be con~.llml!LellJl, eyond.mlry b shadow of JOilJ.l.brr.,islffiJ:lI~ im;til1ctb'ro[Ig[1lit enby So,]gJ:~.~:md!ri.ves the ll:mJde1lld!rno·~]]I il!1](~. clev(u.'1I:1.lY ].nvi.~.]g ereatuee tfuJ.ey
discover, T~B:re "ppeS!I'm, be no e1<icept.uom;;.

1.. KiUi,t/;gU~e.[}n~l W~i]e ,d)est.royil]g a
~,<I'i,!e

7iGll1b.i.e may

be ~i;um~!pI.e, is foul' :l'ffi..fil.TI. .itt easy, As we sevese m:1II.lilJ1I:g·e tlhle eireulaof

seea, zomihues regj[lir~ neue O[ t1.lIf:p.fuJ.ysio.~ogk<l~.ru:llctkl\m~mt:m ~lrv.uve,DesJt1'MJctia[lm
offre,s!pi.,S!~,o'ry systefllilwoiuddl

~!lI:[@.TI!ffii.S needte

~my.,digestiive,

do I.]othi:ll!g to a

member

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thewlIl.ki~)gd!e:&d!,

these frmetioas IUl ],o~ngerSl!l.PPQl'ti the braul1I.• S.i.mply p~t, t~]e<J'e are tim!NS!iLwiJls IOf WIUysffio kmll 1][I]1l];i!lJI!1I!nd!()ijJi:~yOI~e ·t~okm 'I. zombie, The Il!I:1IUI] rn.~$~; e oth]ite4:.ilted,lhy illl!)' l.neli1J.l$possrb~e. b
as

J..IJisptmli
Stm!Jes 'have S[10wl.]mhat So:b[U!!II.llIJi crul1i stm un1il;llihu~ tfuie !]od)y off a tt:;[TliM.m'ttern 7imnbue: [:m !!lip to[o.l.'ti)'~eigl.lt !]!OiIUS. Exerciseextreme tmrnem!l!cOI:jJses. tfui.e most C1I11.'e wll!e:nu d:us!:l'osbligof

Tbehead
tfuie vlrus.

~.IJJ j]&dinl1l,1I11.'.pos!Sesses

serious 11I2i.Z1I![1d!, given .i.tscOI.u:e[lt[·lItil.(M1 of Never

:h1l1ud!~.eRI1I.!lUIid!eIDll. om:.p'se
Tl'ea[it as you Isthe saresl,~lijJS~,
n.~JI1(l\fSrr.hil![81pme

wutfui!o![tt .p~mtec·~uve ,c]othi:l1ig. effecti.ve
way

wmilld m.1y toxic, l1.i;gftlly ]etJlm]mm:rn:tte:rioJ. C['~miiti.ol~

wm

,of disp o.sSll Desp']te
111(]Olill,ru

of l:mfIDIi.l1Ig corpses
tJi)

spread SaiblJr[lmnin

OF S]]]1i.OkU.flig~]bg[le, ClO'lll)![l1!Oiffil sense say

wOi!!I.EddJktate thatlliIJIY '!/,:umsus m1;afD]e W s··I!uv~.'\i'e :~I.Men£e Ileiilit,
DlOitM~~,g

of

·81[1Ope.1.1!flru:t~e.

I!i[.

Do.tnestict1Ji()i~?

Th 1.'eMeniute., the .ZlolllJibJe bl.1'tillful;lIsp~mved, so far, t~ol]e~am.pe.r-p.ooOiJf.
IExpe~im.e:ms ra[lgi.I.]g from chemicals to Sll!l'gel'Y to' e~ectwmi1lg[leU.r
WlIve,'i

have yieJlded. negflti.'ii'eres[ll~s.
S'I!lliC~.1! .m;e.l]!l.p~

BBh;tii.vuou~. ]1ll(id!ifficrn~u'O~ffii them~y
C;tiiml0:t

and other

to~n~:il] d\ieUVU!lg dead. luke some :k~.l1IilJl Q[j]<ilC:k

ml~:[Ifij.lIlfuJilve s~.lnu.I.1I!I']ym.e1! wimllm~llJi[t:. Agili:[I, themacbine

f:e'Wu!l'ecl.It wil:~ ei]ds~ as is,or U will not exist at

an.

be

THE YOODO 0 ZOMliiUIH: H zOlmlhres are tfui.e creart:uOl] of 11vun.tS8l11c1ffiiot bhlCk :nJ.~ag.ic,t~len .how
WilD

does tfuius exIPl.lIi:l1i.mheso-ealled "vcodoo l'mIiIMe;'lI~ffion

~1&Sdiied!,

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Ne1~liI:U~y as

Dee.Ill"<tusedfil'omfuius grnve, &i1~d. s deemed rro spend! i of tfuielu.v.iml;gl' Yes, jt ]silt'~e d\i.fl!~ the wO'.ro!"zemll:]ihi.e"

slave o'.ri.ga:n:lIl]y comes
'11;

from the K:ulniJIWlJii!ilLll wor>ill'~m:~.mIDe," 11term diescl':irrni:[JJga dead person's seul, ;liUiidyes, .zomlli.es1l!mld 2)(Ml(lM]]c1Itj,onrure iJI!J!eg)m~. >lii!r~S the AI].'op Oi[ ClIdbbeaml. rellglou knawnas voodoo, However, the Gr:ugul.] 'C)ft~]eill:mi<l.m.e;
is th!e (m~y 5UIlilrU~,11['li~betv;reei[Jj the
v[!!odoo.

Z[Mii]bie and the vir;!l]. ID'ffil'iilbie.

(priests) ca.nWi:lfi'I~~lm,1l!ml.si:l]j~o· ZlOB:b:ies lJIym.agucotE .me<lm., the' practice .is a.'oGled W .ha!l'd,l!iLmlllielilu<I'b]e; science, "Zo'[lilIIYiepo,wde therool used by Ule~.o1m~]g<l!l.lful' Zl)lmi.iiJlJifilii!Oi~.ii:g,liim"
J[,"

AJthcmgil i~ is said that voodoo

C1I!t(iOJii, oDnitatl:m1l!

ve1Y :pow!:::.rEM:lneuoto:d:nJ (~~e

eXlIot

.i~lg~:\5d!ie.!iJt8J1:ea &

ck~se]y gllj;rnrdB& secret), Tfui.e~a~i.[JJ tea:upm:1I!l'ily pfl!'1Ilyzes the ~~lllml.iiEtmi. ffilf::I"VOlliS S;'slte~.n, crem:il.n:g: II! S[.i'I!W of exneme ~]uj]er[J!rnti:on.. WMbJ the heaet, ~Mml.g$,lIl.KI a]] ot~er!)ocli ly functiaus opeif<i!tin.g &It. ITiiil~:il!iln;lii]le'\i'el'l, .i~: Wotl]&!)ewmllie.l"St~m:il&b.~e i.f an ~Jlex.per.uel]CB(!l 'COl\C!\DllEffdedal'eClu[w psrfl~ymdl slIili:ljeocu
UD

bedead,

Mtll.UY~llll!iliirulS~El'i,le been lJilltri.ecl whi~]eun sl!iLc.~.

11state, ol.~~r ·t~o, ;l!lwaike4l screa[it1i:i~.]g t~].epHc~] c1!illiI'~.lesS (iF t~u::.ir()affi~~. In So wb~t a.ml!~estbis .Uv:u~.]g ~uMnlJ!1l!nbe~.~g zO~[I]lh]e? a T~.e .1I![lcSwer sirnis
p]e: IJirrnlii. dal!iliilil;ge. Mru[lY
W~U),

sreburied

aI.ive gmrckly~se

1!I.ptheair

in'£ide tlhe'iil.' eoffins. Tfui!o..sett.~;<Itt ee recovered (]lfmhl5Y sre ]~£,kY)lI~.n1LOs~. a fl~W[]!YS;~mEff'~ brain d1l!1l(1!1Ige:IlL''I)I.~.] of oxygen. These ]),oo'r S!(ml.s 1.lilCk sh1l~.nfuleil!~(JI!n( W]tn] lW]e co~]~.ti'i,le s.km.s, 0[, often .m~.stllke[Jj .[:01: the Hvi.I.~g deadl. Ho,w
ZloB:Me[m!ffill
iJlcf~ecl,[ree

wm,<l![J;cI'rure
<it

C2LffiI.),0;1]

d~stil.]g!!l.i's~]

\'00000

t~f: ge;millli!iif: <tlI:~:idef' The ueJ!]taile ;s,igl.l!s sre ,cibv]Q~IS.

L Voodoo zombies show emntinn . People ,'mlffel.'i:nJg fir!i)liIl zomitrie p owo1.e:D'~.~I:t(lm:ed D:rn:un dBlDllO\ge are still cflp~.~e olfillU :l];o:r:m;o'l:~ l~M,mEl:mi. fee]]l1gs. They mn:ik, cry, even gruwl wit® t11~geriJ'hrl!lLl"t or etherwlse
pmvoke.cI {smlIle'~l"iiml.gre;a]. ZiCi~lJ!iilh]es 01ill],rnmieVel.' .dQ). w

2. Voodoo :Z,I'JJllhiesexh:ibH. ihought, As
<I.

~.]O'IE been slt<iill:edbe:tb.re, W~]f::Dl. .i~:wm .u1J!ii~fimed:ua.tte~.yhClme ill like a smfl!'~ bCMl(Jj~. A. '11'1)0(100 ZiOfl~lb]f: will tlll~ it :mO!mllel1IttlJ), .~ te :l],gJiU't'i OI!.U W~]O (!lD' wbM YOM. aee, Maybe h w.i]] cemetoward Y'OIli, m1l!y!)e itt

re1l;~ zeomlhIe

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wm reeol~], .~.lIl!1I!~rbe will [;i(}:milii~le Its (]!~SeFV:.utiOll as Its c1<'i:~Ml.ged it IDE&:um <l!tt~enlJ!p~s toru[J)lIlyz.e dle iI.~~Qf'.mtla~:iClal given :iL What a voedoo ZOll~Ib']e will not do is raise its arms, elm]) irs jaw, m.]~e~bJ ,I he:msfu .niI!O'1I![!., snd srumlb.l.e di~'ecUy ~ow<:i:'jJlyou
3. Voodoo .z:mnhi'e.s fee1Ilaill., A 'Voodoo 2!o.mlb!ue~11,[t(iInips g[ffillim!]s

wm!!l:[J:d)(]IJ.I.Mecl~y lm]d!i~ bruised kneeaud whjnlil.:peE. Likewise, omB mlrerud!y s~ljj'fe.:rl.l]gfrom some other wound w~:U[u!!I:rseit,o'r, &t~~]e verylellst, beaware o[ l1Ie WOllilffill1'!> exl.s~.Iiil:e. Vo ode a zmnfuks will nno[]gll{]!l~e eep gashes un theirbodies likea re<ll 2!omlbie would, d
4. Voodoo znmbins recogllize of o~[![~rurnes. ren'le.mt]lberw~t

fire. '1ll~s]S none saymh~Jt~.leyare afrsid Some thiatfuiave suffered se¥eJe bl;<JJ]ll dru1ll!ntge[Jfij~y mH fire .is. Hey w:il.1 s,top to' e;'ll;arn:Jillne~,eil:'.h,OliJ)seve[lI.'eac:h ip

out ~G ~onc~lit, Ibllil.~~[R~Yw~]~ IJEooiit ol1ce they [e1lili ze .H caases iP<iiliffil .•

5. Voodoo zombfes l"CCOgJ,I1:zc:e their snrroundlngs, [J I]]ib, realzomb]f:s,who Oll~.y recegnlze prey, '1,0 odo a zmJflibie,s wm.re'<iI.C:~~i(] ludrl.e[! s
dil1lllges :UIii.]:ug~M, ~(l(M:I1c1, taste, aad smell, VQodoo 2lm1lJibieshave been

observed watch:ul.1i;gttcle'V~s:u,o~!li.mb!~ug~]dy fbsh:iI.1i;g ]Uglllts" ]~.Sn:e.!li:iiIii.g~O musle, Cli[lginl.g art tmrllilffil~.el", 1I1.tel. evenM~~.lJJg notice 0:[ ol1e1lmlther: Tbls last facJ~;lIs·lbeel] c:l.~t~cO'l]inseve<l'1I!~ iSeS .of n()jis-i.dLenrtt~:tl.C<lJt]Qll. G Had! the zO.m.b.~.esi:ffil. m::s~.i'm!i. :q netreacted to each othe[' {they :Iooked <I!~ eru::ll o:Ule:r, .rn.1tde noises, fiVel]~oEhec] each ott~e:r's fllce.s),~:F!iey .niI:U~hlt have-been $'lc;;;.me[iim~.~y ex~e.I"['j:1iUllSitgrl.
iIl'ii. Voodoo z,ombies, do NOTh~'ve hyperSl'l'nse.A
~1[lm1l!1l

who has

S[IJi'-

reredl ihe debi.~.i.t;)jjHNi.geffects of zo lIibie iPowooi.!; stilla sig~~aepeJJldJerrut N1Mmml •. He' C1I!1.ll]Qto:per"lre pe:rJecUyi!li. t1.iedbd{,helll' a fo[):tstePllt 500 Yiiurds, or sindt a ]Ji.v~:[IgbeJjllg 01.1 the wim:lL¥bod,oo Z!ml[JJib,Jieselll] actllil.IIUy be surprised ~y som6Gln:ewlIl:k:iU!ig [Ill ilefu:i:liili:! t~m1I.. This is I],o:t l·ecm:mneJ!ld!ed.,fuiowevef, as a lfHghlte1]ed :w.mh.ue rn:umM react In iJJl.lgeJf~

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zombies can

CmlUUUU]Cate.

~l:uklhJis

iBD1l0i~ a1W<1.ys~he

ease, Illl:rI!lly of [Kuese~nd.uvidJ~,i1[scaD1l.es~)OiD1l.dW amii.Qv~sm'L1 s]gD1l;f1Ls. r M<l!Illj' 1il.nil!riLe:rS~<I11dJ wO'.IIil,\;; some eVel]CmnlpreJlJe[J:(I sim.p~e sentences,

Manny yood)o~ zOI]]bies possess thesbilityjo spe<lt, su.ITIP'~Y, of C(]i!!u'se, fI!D1lil:!l.mI.·e.~y exreeded ClOmly·e4'sart:uOllS. fo'r 8. he controllJe(l.W~.]i.~.e uot a]ways tnie,rn1l!lly b!~8J~1JI ~jt'Mna:ge;difuJ!Illmllm; have lest mlliH::~.t of their s~U'-I'e8J~iZalio.lJI, m,HikJl1Ig l:Jhe:UiJ1very !ru.srep~]Me to ngg,estuoJI. Si.mI)I]Y s:I1Gl!lll~~l1IgfJma s[llbject tID ~lal~ OF even go away (;111] be e.lJ:01ligh~oget rid (]if <I voodoo mmMe. This hascreated tlhied~u]gemm situstlon off cml!jf~sedp~op]e be[iev:imig t'fueycm]~d OJl]IUio~mtt[Ol:il:1lttme 7!onh.ues. Severa] times fuJef1d!smt·!i)I.l!glhi~motffi),s rnfll'\lejl]sis:~,CIJ t 1]ey couid si.mll~YCOlITflIJilliU]!iltheiil.' .~]vi[l!g d€:frdlrn~t1l:cb1'S to S~(lip. As cold, rotUI]ghll~.tdJsg['1I!ib~edllb;eiF' UlITfilis .,~,ddidl~'; orn teeUlb.irrUI.I!W tfulf:.~:rfles~], tlhesepei(]lp~.ediscevw ered, too ~;rntte, hat they were It['Wl~.y d.e1l~.imi.g w w.uth.
V06~[OO can
l

zombies

s.~aImMgive Y(1[U1I! ood idea OIT ~]OW wle]] HJvoedec g zombie from ~ true zemble. Ol]e flnalnotee Voodoo zcoll1biesm~e almost .1JJI.ways ·emi,wMfI!t,ereldiulJI s[llhS;~l'Iar:~II!Afrk1l, the Cadhb,e;ot[l, Central <JJm:!l. 30m[1'I America, SIJtcU I~e sowI~lle:m U.mi.iredl Stattes. A.J~h(]![lgft~. us 1:~Oi~im~m;suMe 10 li'imidSOI.1[]eO!ffiI,e ffil!O has been turued it w unto 11 znmble bYiI lhi.om~.gaD1l.e~ sewl]e;re. tlhi.e chances of such ann. eI1:CQi!!.il:ffiI~e4.· slim. aee These g[lide~.i:[les

1rHE HOILIL¥WO on ZON[[BU~
S]I]ce tJhe l.i.'Y"il.]g deadJrurst s[e]J'p!edio.mI.~o the silver sc:.ree:IJI.tneilfgmlltestt el1:eJJ.iru)'has net been .1hi.ll.l:Dll.~ffi, bI!Ill~,CI.tt.nc.s. Schol,IJJ['S, seieotlsts, even CIQIJIceraed cirlzens h<lve1l~.I. <l!I:gl[le(l~hiltthese Ill];oyies d.e[)U.C:~I~.le liivlll!g dead Uffil0'I.rn11Jtasrri,c, m.ue&listdc cllUyimiP~ssib~e aerlon fO'l$hiiomi. Visml.]ly smm]~I.lg 'I';"e:1lJpo.D1lB,pfu.ys~.S>eCJIlllel.1ce.s, hi!['ge:r-t\lhi;1I11i_:.~ife.hJ!iilm1l!11i dllru:&C'~e!r$,

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i

t~.eil" eoloes te the C()I]t! ovels&ai1 .m~nl.bwrr.nil1[ is "the Zo~nll~e Movie." o RI:1~.'ther crHic.u!l:m1 .wgJ1]f:S f.11i1i~ "sly]e over s[11J51111[1Ce"1I1p1l'mru::h~!o th:is SQffiIliL~;lii.n[iblli~:ist elnemateaches ~]iI..IUiJ.l<iiJI viewers ]e.ss(lim~hi1ilJt
Eli.i1l()'

ge~
O'mi

t~.eju killed ina renl em:owmter.

These; s erlous cJlm'ge,g d€:~.U.l.H]!iJlalii
are based naov:ieilii

e:gjmil]]Yserious defense, W~]:i~esome z~O'.m.lhiem!ovies
eVf:l'y

llct!m.1I!~ eve~]ts Ill. I:he~:.g;0'1I!~,imleed I:~.e g(m~ of 1I!~.nr)jO!stevery gelil:re,
~l[!l.Sahlay=>

been,~l'S[

we <rue (~~.sc·i!Msi.liIg.~!!tre eI!I]i:'!IU1~e:mil[tesaadeveu ( "swee~n:edl"),[lJijJ]i!{~e:m.eiJ's[lJiJjl]g~ t~.eill work

and :~C\rm1i.'ost, to e~lteJ'~1I1~:[I. Unless game 0':1' those are

tt1l!kesO.UiJ.lierum:istic :~:ice:[Ise nD :ffii.1IEile f:m go 0 cI storyte:mng.
:l'llici]il1l!te:~~]e

nI];Qrel,)~]<IIti'ib]e tQuIl.~,e; ~lIId:iBniCe.EVI}IU n(J:ovue.sd\lfI!~ ii!I.'e'based

onactual

evt:Ili[S w:m sm::.rril::ke I,)'M§ereallty
w]]]

Cel.'miJI eharaeters

lJe1l!ffii.1I1m1l!~gmil qffre1l1l-~iJ.e~:ml~yidtU01]S. OtJhe:rs
cert~:i~.] facts,

[I1L<J:Y plll~.'e]y nC'tD,o~ffiiSi~ erdertoexplaln be i[ll

the scene, O~]f:n]i.gJl!1 arg~]e thiltI1.1t; role of the 1I!aisl. iS~D chllUer[lge, educate, lImilill e~]~ig~tte~]her <lI.lJmie!lice. U]at. ]i)].ay be h·Wle,b:lltml.'yu~.~:]pii!l:~i:liIg[t;::[J;(}w~e,dJge. to 01.!l1.ruMdu,e.1.tCe hils who ehfuie:r left 01'm1kJj] ~s~eep wi~[lin] I:he~:rst!1f:;ffii.i!1lMIli[I~eS O'[!lh.e pietuee, AlDoep:t tlll:us basic nu]e of mto'l,l.ie.mruk:ing snd 'YGiWlwm!!tmi.d.e:rglll~ld! wfuiy HO']~YWoDOal ZlonIib:ie fil.ms stmy, ]n somecases wi:~!IJ!]y,[~o'm. the Fe1l1U~ orll WftlUCfut they .i1l'ebssed.Jn slrort, use t1u;se ph[)w-p~.ruys as Uleir .mrnterg .irnlre!lidecl: RSlI souree of ~emiP0l'<iilry, .~.j.gh!~heruJeci elli~enllimi[lJijm~ O'i:ffiilill DlOi~ a'!i'islJj.Ili~.ald to yom.' sm'Yi.v~.

p]om~.le,O!r si.nl[3~Y add ftavcrto

OUl]~nIEA[KS

each z~omJbie <fJ.tJtac.kus diif:i'e4'e(m, giye.[lJtt.~enl!.unbe1'; le:rn.'ru.~l, etc " ]tts level ~:I' u.n~emuty can bemeasured [mi.f'O~u[' d:istJ][J;C[ classes.
AJt~1!O!!ig~.

D"i!a{':~i!0.1iI. d'le gem;.rOl] P oplllh:ce, (If

"'At d~ bebest 8fib~; £l:tlJ.1rnriker:s nndi.adhd:u true-life stories have been omitted,

estates, the t:it1,~ of ,tb.=

movies bused on

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CLASS

f&[lJge'l between eueand ~wen[y. To[aJIhl!iun]<l~]cas[JJa]~ues (illdm!l.rumg ~Jii!OiSenf'e{;:tteCl)m1:ge :[I'OIIIJJ one to flny. T~e ·t~o~a1 i dim.'O'tItlQI.l,[[iOlm the flffi~: elise to the ]ast (!\'JlOwn). wuU 1.'lu]gebe:rrwee{I1tt'We:nmy-F(mr hours &mlil:!l. fourteen days, 'HleimureSIJed area wmibe srn;1I!lI], no ]<Ilugel'thai] atwentym:i]e radius. 1mEliimilY cases, 1);tii~I!lm j)O[llldlal.'~es detenn~.I.le its ]hn-

wm

ins. Response will be ]],gl]tt, eJmllf(u exc~llsi\'e~.y c~'\i'.iUa!l.lor with. seme lldk:l!itimll;1ILI ~.lEilp'ff:IDom]Q]ca] ]aw e~lJO(wenleijlt MeClilI o]'I;<erBIge w.m~.be ~igU]t ,~jf prese.ilJ~ all.lIU. ]J~Mf:iIil~ed:U2i ls presenr, ]OOK fm.' ClCMIMliiimii. ~m.'i.es s like hom~,dd!esoJ "aecldeurs,' T.hi.s is mIle most comllflo[JJ [YI]e of om:hreak1l!nCl<l~BO the easiest to ~O!llJiiflo;ticedi.
CLASS

:2,

Urib~fii. r ,dJense~ypO]J~.~;1l!~eCl ural areas 11J!l'eJtC'~i!lJdJeCl tfuluslevcl of mlto r i ln b.rellk. 'J:o;~ilJl zombies wul.l. {'IM1gtl lle'~wee:mI. twe.!lJt)' and one II[umimrecl. TIn;m]h!luii.l@l1 ,ca~~.a]Ues n~,1I!yreach asll:ugh
dlIU'OI!tUO~!i off

as :sevf:fiIJl liilll.mldmcl. The

a CLSJSS 2: attack may Iast IU' b.lger thsn a Class I [![ltll~'ellk [I] some eases, th,e~<Li"gefl1i~lrtmibezr .of zOlml:iibueswm spark. lIrtm!O'[e lmmed:i1l!!iC !l'esp~)illse. A [urat 8j3\f1['seJYrG>r!ll.~1l!~eCloutbre ak mlliy exl1f(ffililllW a h1ill:lld.relll-~l]:ile .mdl:uiJJl$, wfui~e a!Jl~lrib~ml o~rttbre<lkmlTIayenCO]il.n[J!01ssol.I1i.]y $eye~lIl blocks, Smpp:res8UOII1i.Wm.lI[lIioslt cen<linlybe 0I.'g<lI.1~.zed.H<llhi!s of dviU1JJI.]s wmberep.I.<1cedby ]OC<l~.~s,tt1I~-e,eve:fI. f-e.de:rnl hlw euforeeLook JOtr an adLdittio[IJa],u[ ]ow-]evel,[lid]ul:1l!!l'Y response, the NlIti.m.l&JI GI!I<1fCI in t~TI.e!J~.!l:utM St1l!~es 0[' i~s Bgj[uival.ellt: <iI.omoo.. Most
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often, so lIS toease panic, mheseM:fI:~1EwiU takea more ~)m~c{H-:iTIlb®:~1l!fI:~ role, ~l\oyl!lJl,in1lg nr1.ed!kruJElss~st1l!~,tce:, crowd! camro:], aJI,~d, ~:ogis~k1l!~, Slilppod. ClElSS :2 outbreaksalmostelways &nmct the press, Unless the
rnHc1l:ckoeeurs :Un a tna,~yisG&<I!ted! ;'it!['ecOl, t~e OF

wm:~dI.,o!u one where the

medi 11. [IS $i:r:k~]y O]II,btl\J:ned.,t~ S[~o:ry w:iU!De reported, l~lis doesnot rneml, ~~l}wever, that it will be reponed! rtCm,ll'al:e]y. 3 A tme erisis, Class :3 o:lltibre1lik:s, more than ny other, d!e4l11Qifl,~tF.1l~e~[u; d.e1M tthreatposec1! lJy the ]ivi:flgdieaiCI. Zomib~f';swm 1]IImlj}er iII the thorlCLASS

sands, ~nDO',mlliJ)®'\;s~:[Igu,~, r 1I[t;1I ,o[ se'irer~~ll:fIljLredi severa]
1~,tQ[f!ttfuig.1'ih.ere

[ld~es. The dIII:1l![~'O!11i of as ]ong as

~1,~e ,mtacksnd 41, !!lSs~,b,~e~e.n1I®I~,]Y ® P nlJ:op-I]~ process [;lorIM~,lIst

wm, be

1M)(:ll!1II.tce f:m: a if1ress ib~,llckolliU 01' eover-

llip. Even wirnhmlt. HlJ:e.d!i,f1 .ru[~DlIUOl], the sheer Il(l:fIgrn~ilJld.e oBh.e <iIItt~c.k will ]e<live~ioo :nil~&:mtyeyew:u[I.~e.sses. This is a full-blown

j]SlJtde, witl[j Jaw enfu:rcente~lnrep]acm by [mi~s (bf~he ['eg~l~Mn1~.~uta!l'y. st~'l!!!e e.liIlief'A of ge:~,cy wm~i dledru:·edi FOftthe ~.I,~f-e:sredl ZOWf::, as weJ~ 0'1;$ tJhe.fI.e:i~.lJbm.'uffii,g 1l1rem;.fu.peJ[;~ m<il!l.'~jja] ~.II.lW, ['estn'ic:rre_il:il 1F,1J'Y'd, mttu:o~ed s1!liPp]~es., ederslf imdl services, ariid stt.iilDt]Yfllol'li.'~mm Q(Mli1[iJi)ll]l]k·~tioll. All these measares, [Qc}'weivef, w~l]~aike V!IIQe toimpl.el,ne.nit T!ile ~:[IJitla]p:fui;fIcse be w~]] ose ofchaosss tnosenl] [mwel" {lome tl} gdpg Wj~~1the crisis, Riots, leorung, <l1ld! wrdiesp:r,eoo. paflk w]]] add 't~o,[dh,e;il'dii.ffioulties., f~lrtlher del <lil'iriig ml effecUvere.sp oase, WU.lul.eth~.s :u:::; l:ll1ij1l[]el,]~:nlg,those ,~:Uy.i:[Ug wh~:unu~.l.e
u[de·sted1l1re<1 willbeat the .1i111eu.lcy of theMJlcleacl.[so];liIJe.d, al:nil,milolled,

and S!!.tl1l.'Gi!!.mrled! byghGi!J.I.ts, they 4 {S.ee "Uvil1ig
CLASS
i

wm h<liYe

OIl~ytt!il.e:lliisel\'es~o d.epe:n!id Oil.

]1]

sn Undead Work'I!," pages l54--8.~ ..)

Every [lItcleruJi oMtbreruk,re'g<lil.'dkss ofuts tt.~.lIt theesemyhasbee»

C~,lISS,h!lIiS<l! j]egij.I]I.]~ng.

Now

de.ru.11edi., t~1.e mex'~ s t~eiP' .us e.m:-\I:y w1l!l':fI.~ng.

K~ow.i~]g wh1lt: a Z(Ml1!bieus W~U ~.1(M help ] f YoM.1Ire m.~BlMe~o.eco~l:ize [ run olidb,reruk: 'be·Jfare :UfSIDO0 llli~e. 1I]i,$ does [tG~ eL]tflil bo~.i.M:il~,g "zom«I

iP'im1: in amnp', nd :I]!NddlillI;g around 11.~e shortwave radio. AU M reqJ!lI:i res is ]OOt:illIg [:0,. sigl~s tfui<l[ wO:II]d s]:ip lJy {he ~11.ltrll~.~ed! Ilcul:niid.. These s:igllsin(']1illde:
Me oCCM.nmllmJj post" In yO:lIr basement, stkldl.]g ]. Homieides

ln wllI:lch. d1f'; vktiNLiiS were executed by head. shots or de<calP']t<t!UOI.].~~;nsfui,E!ppejJ.ted :I1!irun:yti.mes: :Peop~eri::i::og[lj~ze<ln mlt] hreotk for wl]a!titis1l!rtCl.~ry to tOlk;e .lll]J'IJIi:I!e:[S .[I~O [heir OWl] hands. U
A:~:m!os~ a]W<i(jrs., these peo!l]e
1In~ dleclruredl. Hlli1!I.f1llle.re.:rs· y theloc1lill b

mdf:l!o'.~it~,esm1!d!p,rose<clJlted as such, 2. Mi.ssi.l1g iPe.ITIO[lS, j]<iI:mtk[I]<tr.lyin wilderness
01'

mlI:illIll&D:itedi sreas • emld!lll.p

.Pay

c::rure:~[J] &t~tenJtion i[ one or
]I tile

[l~!o're 0[' tile search members

miss]I.]g.

s~oryug televised .or iP~.~iD:tOgJl~i1[J~led, te see w~llm Wilil;C~l

level of 0i:IDtmi:fu1I61M, the search iP'ru~tks C.Uil')'. A:[iI.J(more Ihu. 011,e dHe pe,l' gro~]1:1' QowLId[IJii.em1!rr.n<lt {h~.sus more tfui<l~.just .1 SlUlJ!p]e; rescue 'o'pe.r,[~jiDn..

3. Cases of' 'vuo]e:ni i.11S lI~:U~' ]n w~.]kh the' s~llJ,jeC'~ iilUac.!\ed [del1!d!s Of mm:i~y Wilfui!o:![~tile use ef we~.po'.mIrs.flirtCl. 'O!!lt( j§ t~,e &nacker bit or ttra.ed 10 j}i'~efuiu!l vlctims .U" so, 'rure ;ru.iJ.yof~l]e v:icti.ml.liSs~j]~intt.l]efui!o.~p'~[i1r~ Try to discover if ami.), of these yuctillCls n~:yste;r.i,o!!l.s~y d~.ed.
wl tfuiin d!&ys of t~~dr b~!ie. 4. Riots 01' otnel'ci.'\i']]

'Oi[~e.r ]ogicOLl cilm;e. Common

!JJl:isrrMribam::estl.l~,t began wi~f:I!o!!n :pmyoc.i1Uo~ Of sense will d:ic~<liteth!lJt vloleuce o.mi.<Ifi!y group level daesnot si:l1!iip]y [)cc!!Ifw.imholUt a crntt:rulyst s!!I.Cn fl!smd1lill te:~sl.QI],poU~icfll. &eti'O'ffiiB, Of I.eg<l~. ded£lmlS .. Even sO-{lilUe& "mass hyste:~i<lt C&!Il<1]w'&ysb etraced mo a rout somrce.]f[IJm.Nt; can be mm.uil., tfuie<lm;we.r m<J!yl.l.eellsewheFi:: .
,dJe<'lla]si~wl1!kJI either Ihe cause is 1JU1d!eJ!eH.t'll~M.ecl or

.'). Disease-based

seems ~.]i.ghily s!!lcSrect. [)ea:tt.fui,srrco'm.imirect(iOlu disease <Ir·e1.'1I1~eil]la~e

The ZOI:nLie SU:rviVll:1 Guide ·imi.d.·ltst~ia]umd! wOO']dl,compsred to a {'ent~]I'YlIgo.

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For t~.~~.sre&'lO~l, new mdi:ll."eaks alwrnYS[I1Lruke thenews. Lo ail\: for those eesestn wMch the exact. mil:tJueof the disease is unexplained ..Abo, be oujhe 1I1e:,~f:ar !>!!I.S~~CU!!}[Us exp~iMl<ritiom; suchas Weg~Ni]e V~.I.'MSo.r 'IrnEtd
cow' d]sease .. I3~~l]eU' cOlJdd be e:XM~.p]e.s of 11O(}"'\I~_;!illP'.

6. An,y of fl1ellDo'Ye .~JI ]]:udln media ·cove.rage was fm'birnde:[IJ. A. tota] w pressbllckl:mt is rare i~. the UI.ll~ecl St01.De.s.The accurreuce of OWE; ' sho[lkllJeregillilied "IS an ~.I.nme(bte red flag. Of couzse, t1u::rern.<lY !be IICIJlIilJlY reasens G~:hfftt.~;<I![IJ .m.1a!Jil:&c:k ofmhe Iiivi.I.lg dead. 'IilU::ffil 1JJgatl.~l, mlry eve;~.l C;ruM.$Ullg0'1. gove'l.'nlm::l1!iills .I1~,ediru-C10ffil$c.i(msas om.' OWmi.~O d8JIl1!p dowmi. l.neri~ doseillUeHtk~[I]J. The tl.'!!uh, I]Drn.IUa w~.lli~i:ti is, CIUMlotIJe good,
Oneeaa event has !l!L'~.ppeci YOllU sensars, kee,p~ffiC:.k of it Norre the:

]OC1l!~~Omi, nd lts dustm"lCernimII ),0[1. W1I!tch far sll.u~.~.ru!' a in:ckl!ellts1l!I'01Jlffillill ,o'.U'[!If<mttfuiem·~gi[!l;E1I. ute .]:f, w:it~lil.]~ few drnys 0[' weeks, {hese~IlcideJJ]lts s

do

OCC!U,

srrMdy ~~n.emrG1Ife:iI:iLI]ly. Noteme
[:I'

respo.[Ise

0:1' law

e:[Ut':o<~e]"JJ1Le:ffil~

1I![ld!ml1ef g()\i'el.'I"]lne~lt:~ndes. occmreaee,

theyreillC:iI: more I'h.ce~ld~y ithiea.ch w

cfui;ances.rul:e tha~<tffil.mtlj}l.'eaik Is [Il~[okli[lg. {

WEAPONS AND COMBAT TECHNIQUES
JJJ least fljlee11 Of' 1~e.ti\t-'l'0f,thel1i; m!!rd, wom€(~, cr~(ld}:i1n.We tjpeti\f!)d u,p at .Wll€tl~}; :majItI,~ e!ghty ~~~teJ'lj; 1 "xJ~ld see cliutl!s ~ fl€S.h blasrl~ of! their bodie£ ~!'I'O~mfs~"ei;e liJt1lng th.cziFfll&l1'ti They f,::ep.tcommg, they jusl kept comitil8l1 s!g.hted Me arm let go (1,fu~l lm!'.S~ft'Otl'd my f1XP. 1 $;',ti\GW 1 s.iU1ppedIlls s.plti\€,because .the itMtil flJ'Cpp€d ltbJ ollI Seat legs Sljt~ 1l'.l'lrchtng, .fM k:ep.t a-aW'lM:lgajle:r met At .M'enty me,t€f's, weopf,ti\ed Ijp wjth {he VeJ!:W!: Jil,othingl 1 'IIl'atched bUs of of':J,lt1ltlmlld bone 0601l:l'.ti\ ou/; {'Mi!' lJae:ks, 1~l'lltch€d limb.s lil!1mU,y 8l1~ru 0ffal,th£,J(}!ti\~fj, TolleSSTIls the best MG e~"er rI.'I£lde,840 tilMzlers pers(1Coi1d, B!90 IJouti\dsper mlrmte, and it ~Sti'ldoi~ .Cl goddamri lhmgJ~What gl'!lnades we had only
li'~ed(}.neaJthem. srJl:!ppmg
W'€\tlt !~ghl

One! His mctt1,gl,edboii:y

tay ffll'Jticmtess

wll\fi ~. sWl-

h!1Cldl[NJrnle W~ltfuJme~rt~ go~J'lth his .RPG. :Ihe damn locket M rilJ;"6'~h !ls soft la!f:J,lf:.t a.l~ roo.tout a fOet behttld !U .f'j.l!ll:!lly,

we used ,the las.t bU o/fuel lri the flame&fM;o.!'NFl 'I'h~ sO.tlS ofb!tch!1s Ut ~Ir ill torches bu,tjus~ 1!!'ouldtl.'t stopt' One ojthem grnbbed W [Naiil!le Wmilliileldl], sel~g htmoti\ fin? as tllHtthroogh his .ti\~« l.llaw the IU.t oflhol1e .thti1gs ~l'l'O!lciut hllm as l!l'e lotJk.of!fof ttu~ Jutigll'; {l mob of buffling oodjes SlJualUng do~·.ti\ W ,tear CmO#!ef SCfe~mjtlghu,mai!l; .WfCh ofiIJlGf.N.GodMmtil .the df:vjl 's mtMh€l; whli/! th£ /'u;U W€re1l:l'e~PfIDS€d 10 do.!n
atflIVe tI~elers,

c;hoos~I.~;g~I'a,eI.tgllitt wtl'.rupom fe~',e!lu:elbe:~wee4]lIpi]e

(n,ev.er carry j~.S[ 'C!\[le}CRnl.IJn*e' .~~~ dil"-

of dead zomlbie.,<;~:[Dd1:le.lJ)OllOO.[!ig one )'O[II.'Se:U.

Whell (lO:nlfro~])tedwith! t~,ellil:nl.delIcl, it :us easy to believe jn fhe S~lpe:.-

C'ol~]lmt:~JI:k~ stff&n:egy: Load tiP withrr.ne h.elllviecst, most p owerfwLI well[pol'ls pO:5sih]e: ;;t[!i.di ~IJ' outto "k~ckEJs!>." This iSnl'Oil on]yfJoolisl]:ut is sliiI.idd:lIl..Zml]ili:esllre nor C;lIiii~p guards iilll. some POW eSi:1JJpe movie, Cl'!llJI]D~.~:[Ig e:nl.masse with the fJ]rr;[ t~]eattl::ucflil vo~]ey. A:I".m:i.[!ig y,oiliil:rrelf~Qu Z!o'n~biue e[!iJ!JG~JIi~r regj[ui.n;s careful 'C{l!lls~~ernt:h:m,1JJeool a .~ead,2Lffiiliil. ap.rnol::[(ic1JJ~.<Il1Jflil.ysus ef aiI.l. f.!ii.ct~o'l1>u:ffiiyohm.

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RUU3S: wft'SJpm.u: SIill!G~1J.lIS Fo]low
t~!.::IICl~O

ODEY TUELAWh Reg~1JJt~.(lns gove.iln:un,g
meru·Tlil.SlImjj

ex[plos:uves depencl a.ml YOlill:r

Ineation,

~ll.eletter, PiLI11lslTI:mn.entt1:lIl!il!yraDiige[r;oIR a sizable fUlu~ toiDii.C1JJreemttUOIDI.[!] amy case, [fui.e feslJj]tung cFirn:ina] record. is some1th]I.]g Y'OIJj. cannot afjom! W~.e:n t~e:dead rise, III!W f:fI!f:o!IiCe:rne:rn[:mMs~~o okap mil YOiI!.!l<lS a mode] citiizen, someene te lJefuJ.'[ls~.1l!l1:dJ l.dI:SJloIDiifl, [lot 01 fe:J!omof ql!restk~J1flMelhllckg:llo~flli wfuo s~o~d.beillt"er.iO'gmf:!cI <ilt l!!he I]]'s~ slgn of ttoil!.!lb]e. Fo~.'n!'lJllIteJy, as l:hlscl.]«t,pteJj' wm~slii.ow, si.m1p~.er,
~egaill 'mmpo:[Us will serve YO[I l.mId] be1tte[' than [paJI.'811111.iiilit.ruy delllttfui Huu::hi.[Ies"

2. T:RAIN CONSTANTLY: NO' .ffif1L1l!tlel' wl]a~ 'l'IeflpOJl yOil!.!l choose, from 1:1 silll]p~e :rnac:ll!ete ~OSJse][iJl.<iJntm:u~.tk ·rifle., i!~ musr hecoeie <Ilffii exrenslou o:f YOllU' I:nmfJy.~.'1I:ctke HLS offer! SJS possible, If elasses .~ RlvRu]ab]e,lby .<lI~rneSJ[IS sigl.]l!.!I:p. Lem~ul]g fmm ql!.mil.m.edul1lSt.rm::~ors wi]] sflveim.mne:Diirsetimeaad emtrgy. IF ~:~ed!e:;,dcecan be disassem!bled, do so, j)othi in sm.]~.i.ghm 1IIH1~iGl~1I1. bdGmeSjlllJllt.il )'OIl! KI]DWeve;ry c p,i:[U, every sp:rrifl.g, every curve aJI.nlTIl ed!ge o[ tIKlf~: IIU -i.mportaDiiti nmchi.[Ie. \¥m~. iPrii'l.c~:ice wi.l] GOFl~elbo~~ expeeience 1II1dic[lI]Fiklle.lii.ce, ttwo~.f<iliits YOIli mlm.S1t de'!/e~()[lin ol'd!el~~osm:ressfllmy 00 ha~t]e: wm~ ~ll.e]:uvi:[Ig Iill.efldi. lHsro.ry hils proven t111&tt a wd]-l:ril~:fI.eclumlduvi!diml.l,
wi[~ notl]i.l]glhl!.[~ a roCk,~iillS
ill beMe:.r

chanee

of s1I.I:rYiivSJI. UtaDn a.ffilovlce:

wut1li. the ]§lJtes~~:edmoIGlgkO'ill. miillne:ll.

3. CARIE FOR. YOUR. TOOLS~ Wea.p mIS, uo fi1llitJt~l.'how s~.miJP]etful.ey ]]ii;arylbe,ml]!lls:~lbe cared EO'.r as If drey we.relu.vi:nlIg ttfuihg.:s.A[lryo~~e wi~ffil. fiire1l![,JII11 ezperieuce knows tn1JJ,tu.[I]lslJeotkm.1Mldi deOlJll:ul]g .<I['t:p.<l!IJt of e'V~l'yd;j[y use, This a]S01JJ]J'pUe,<; W c]ose-cmnb,J!t ffiI.eeC!!p(l~:u'S~] <InC!!ms:ttp.mte![)t]on.

weap oas .. B~lld!es
mtll:[I[ei-

Gf.UjjS need [:ll:ectJing<lnd!

ml;<ll1ce.Never abuse yOM]'!OOt~ O.u. expose Ihem teueaecessary dmnlIge.[fp~ss:ub]e, ~]ave them les·!ed!regllil.~.1I!1:~Y by expe:ruel1:ced p~rofesskln:1JJls. lhese ex.pe.rt~ Hl!1l!Y dete(:! eal.'~y-s[1JJge Jefe(;i;s .um~)el'ceptijb~e:~o~]e
otm:1lirelill" user;

4. nE'¥.~R!EmS:PLAY .~Tl1:MS:: M,fl![JJY(iompru[lf~es o[f:e['S! vSI:n1.e1yof
weilpmt\l, such a.'S swerds, !bows, ere, [~1JJt1JJl'erne1JJl]t]1~ere~y fur decm:;Eli~~;Q1ml .. Always rese1l!h:1I. you c~mse:11: rrern t,~.M)[lQl!q~111y &mil. ] ensure t~:]~t!Jt i.SUI.l!tfiml(ile.di or i!iI.CtM;1JJ~.I!.II,seun f t!~.ere<LI orld, Do .l1m .rcly w
fl::ip]:UC'&

s!!lldy
DOM.~.d

1(Jlmi

tile nlll].p1JJlIY·S word, "8<ilJttn.e .retld!y"mElY

mean the. item

wut,hs!<ii:mI£il fewblows ena !~~em(l"]C:8J~~ag'e:,m all somehi $<1. s t:o'.rka] jfa~§, IJII!.II:[ w:iU S~.l~4Jln h<lU' dI!1II['i.I.]g1ll1:ife-m·~d!eat~ cO~ml.fiI.'C!m<l]!; resousces permit, pM:rd.m;;e a dup]it1l![eutefl:11l!I1di
Ol'!i]Y

~uon.[f

U'1JJ[I]Wi~[l it(

W U1e IJI:e;a!bdng 1l0lI1t".

th:e~] sho[U]d you trust

lml.. it:ilS!ihi]]ttiies.

's:,.nIKVELOP'TII!!! .FlRST\''r{IItAPON: TiI.lJ::~~llumn.affillJod.y,~.fc&l[wmar. and ttritumedl p~ol!le.r]y, is the grerure:s1t weruporl! on eal.'th. A.miedcilmrure ml;O<~(JtJ.mls[or theiU:rhad @:uet,lack of exercise, a.mid:re]~nJt]ess fetish ~m ]lIlJ~n-saYi[~g techwiJ]ogy .. As ['eGogl.]]zlIlbk as the term "lj)O[ICfui. p O'~1I!~O" 11:m.ore ;icc'uate term wO'!!l]dbe "ca~~]e' ': fat, ~.1I!zy,listless, is, and ['e;ru;[y to De eaten, Weapon N~. l, t!~.e; lelnglcal tool t~:]~tis OlliU' b
bad)', c<lI]1l![J;dlDii1iJlUsttbe~rn!l:~sfolml]ed frnm pl.'eyw~.recl1JJ,~ou.O[ney a on ,c~'dik:nv:a$sitl':ucJ dli.et aad phJysi.cail!- fu !ITIesS :regiDiilel1i.• C0I10e4Mril!(e

C:1!.II.~.ru.' instead of s:~["ej]~t~l-I:nu.u:~dul~gxercise, MQ[]ltm.' &mlY ehruuic e ll1ii!ilitU[)I]S Y()[I [lmy have, no. m1l!tt~e:r~.lU1W sm1l!~.t Eve41 ifyGiI!.ll:r. fuie<lhh rGo
worst 1JJ~~.me4Mls ii~.le{'g~e.s, tre1l!~~[uelTIl.eg!!i~.lId.y! Vlhe:ml. 11 S~tli1l!!L'UOml f
y"O!JJII' .IIl!itr~u;;d atI.'tMa!k.e sure

does srlse, yol!.ll omit k.ffilOW e")[t..:lctty what StJUclY<lllcirn.<lSt:er <ll least O~I1i. esclIp.i:[Ig holdsmthBf
one

body [ISClIl:mb]e of! Hs el.lIl!~h!i1S~:ilUS
~o

thsn d.duve~.'.~ng blows, K[J)owimlghGW

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s~ip[['ojJ]J a zembie's c][lwhe.sus
C1l!I.]possesswhe{]

the sunglle most: i~rlJPO!~<iill.TIlt Sk1m yom
·GO~~:]l.:Iiilit.

YOllil.I]!]C! YOlli1:rSeUUn close

CLOSE Co.M~AT H1I![Id1..:t:O~~l&i1uil(lomihllit' !>hc!!~ll.d &]m]mm 1l!~w1l!yslJe O'i.vok'led. Gii\1EfI a z!)]m~ ancl

Ibie's lack of speed, it ls maeh easierte run ~o.li wa]1k: qmucJdy) ~hlll] tanld s f]~M. &l!QweveF,ut [luy be mecess1l!I.'j' to. destroy Th zemble at dose

qllil,rnileus"'¥!he!il. this .h;appeas., spl.i~-!';iBC:QI1Cl~ulim!il.lg .us c~itk&ll. .A WIDO'nlg m:o'Y·e, II :I1II;O'[l~f::mlrj) .!Tiesit<itlVlOI],Rnllill yeu m.q~f)e~.c{l!k'l!Ti;mlC1sgdplP.'.~:niig YOllilJ
1MB., '0.1" sharp,

IJHlken!1re!(h
111 ose-combat d

buti.I.]€\ h~to,you flesh, Fer this ['e1l!S'Oimli
we!l!I:MM.~

8JDo'Ye1l!1]cheosing ,

lsmore

i.nll!p(ll"laffii.·~

Ihu. arnry

,other il.]ttms sedlJo!nl ..

1. BLUDGEONS.
WhejJ]lliI$~.I.]g .fIb]u! tfui.eoal~Y W1l!Y~D tin WNl.PO.nl., tfuie g01l!IU$ to-crush {he·bntu.nl. (I"enlel.uiber,
<1.

aemble is by desIrOY~l~g[~s hrOl:~ffii.). 1:'fuiis is noras
hll!lll1iJ!<I11s~mnus

easy as .it. sounds, The

one o:ff~he~l<Mic]est, most diuraMe

S~I['f.!iires· il.~ l'IaJtjIII:e. So, of {)O!ll:fSe,U!l tl'lez!l]I~~Il~e's. Exttemefcrceisneeded to fU'O'II:t!ll.re, ~e:~ alone shat~ lr, Howeeer, this musrbe d.one,1I![Ici done witllll. s~ug:]e, wcl]-p]1I!cBc1l b]·ow. Missu.mig Y0!!.il:ft;t'l'ge~ or fru]~.I.~g breach the lbo~n1I.e ..~ell!ye y'Cii!!.il: to will ,""nAt-!! 1]0
second cffilmlce.

clubs 1I1:e go od for l'mDcltilug II Z,o']i)]Ib~eO'lltof the wily or beeti~g o:lff1l1[1i~.lo[])jjv~cI!!.iI:1IIrut~11{;k.W.fuJiM ~~ne'Ylack lsthe
StUcb,rux.h<llldiles.,1I!i1c1 Mhe.r wooden weight: and strel"lgth I]ecessm['y EOr' .fI :~etha:l strike, A section o[ leadp!ipe

wUI.wo:f.k Em1l! s:iugl.e eml!l)O!N:[Ite:I"Dlit ~s~!Jo~e:lll'i,i'yro;r those Omt
themove •. A s]ed._geihm.nllCl!eif·l1m, the saliiliie dI!!.'awibac:k
&.liId

i11.sore~!m:il'es jJl:<lct~Ge.roil'its!!.il:.se;f tDI1:i~

iii

mev-

.i~.lgMl'get AI.mni:[I!.l.m ba~slll.'e
after j)fol!o.n1Igpcluse, The

~igffil[ e:miou.l:ghto wo:rk

fo:[' O'.mie, ]ifiiaybe two fi.g~ts.,I:iiI!I~:.1I!rel{]i!O'Wll to bead

one-ham:red carpe:mecr"s lrsmmer :~.lIS !>h'~.ki.I.~gp{l!We!l' bU.n seve4'dy ]~~u~~e(] reaeh, Irs shm~ hlll.d.e aHows [I. mliillJJh~e 10 grab ym]l:m:IiLU. Il!ltdi ]J'llIll.lit Lfil.• The polleebaton, made or aeetste jJl.ilisdc (il] .1iI.~.os~ cases) .Js sh'o[lg el].ollgh for ruTIybm~]e ~!!.n lacks the .~e;~1.uIilI power fo:. a one-blow k:m. (Note: Thi" Wi!lSil]te1]iiooil.~ Its .dJes~pi..} Thebest b]lilldgi30fil. ls il steel crowbar, Its 1.·e~.<'IIUvelly ~igJl.TII1We:igffilt( snd olJ1[Jmbkcol]gtrm:::~jonn;n.*e~ itt~~.e:a1 ro'f pr;o,kM.~ged do sec·o.t"liiollt Usmnerl, semisl.tarpel1iededge alsoallows EO I.' <I stllil.':!h].filg ~notio'.mi. !ilnmgl.l the eye soCket, oiJl:irecijy il.lto tffil.eb'min case,
SMl!l1!elll!lx!l,

MOI:e t~.fI!fil.oae s!lI:U'Vivo'.rhas 1.'e!pOJ:f(eCl mil];g; zambies k ifil.tth~.s :IlIi.RUief. Another b()n.efii~ of thecrOWD'ill' is thm:

i~ mlillYDemiJ5CeSsill'Yro
o;b]ec:~, or perfarm 1iI.i1[~.y eslgued, d

P[Y

Ope:.!ii.

a

dCKlff,

s.h:uHa ~l.errrvy
IJ,~

(]i~her t<iir.'its IDo'.!" Wlli.C:~] i:~was origl-

NOlle ef rhese .fimc:Uo.~B can
OiE

.fl:ccomp~.d.s.ffiledJ with. <iI:~y

the jJl'evioM.Sl.y

me~tionedl.

item .. EVl:::IiI. s.

~ug;Mer 1I1.~d!moFe .d]~]I'fI!iIl~etihmlJ d'iie 8~ee~.c.[IOwb<li.~ is ~be ti ~<imu1J.IJlIij Inod!e[,

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Dllo'w~k~J~.I]gi.l]tGWeste:~J]Dlllarkets
!fI1If:il"

frnm Bastesu E!lI.D10peand tfl]e for-

Sovie! UIlJ~!0.Dll .•

2.

iEDG:E!O\\'E_J(PONIll

m.1tcties,

iu any

ff:off.ffill>~;<I'\1emjjv<lDllI;<I!ges .mill

disadvautages

o'ii'erM!!iIdgeo[ls.

1'\,c}se

~h,Jt~,i1ive eJJm~ugfuJ. st[['el1~b

to sp~u~ the

s~mU ['<I![Ce~.ystfludl [hP ThflflrmmliY repeti-

rr]'O[ls.Fim th.~.s reasoa,
]lIdy

S;~k]l.ilg, particualmost the

d.ec&p~tlltin].,

serves

.samn.ei:lultctim.] as a head b~{}v.'.(Nore: 11l©
severed head o[ ,I 7!o.m.lbue~sstU]] i1Merno bite OlDlld lnllS~ ~eD'egOlil.ded as
iii.

tltu,e~L)

The .mvntt<tl.ge off' s]k::u[]g ove['Mw~dlge~:mE.mig~Sthat it ClIl.1 Ill'IJiIlke kmil.lg a zesnhie [11.]l1ecess,my.• ~.rnl. sOWle cases, Si.lll'IJp~.y .c:fuoppi[lg off 11.lirn.D o. SeV51'~.I]gthe sprul.ileis el.lo[Igl.] ~o disalb]e ml!!i1.'D1lJiJl.e:rtci1l!ss1I!il,fl!m.NO!B: S:eyel.'~.D1lg UmbSJi.sobwu[1gs the pClS8~.llmn.y ( a
OfC01MO'I.C~wMh

the vi:n:'!!iIs tlliWIIg[il

the exposed

.1I!['e1l!.)

com ea'Si].y crush a zomlll~.e's slm]][, s:mtTI<!l.'>ltui:[Ig tltumilll,gfuJ ibo.nnefludllJ.ralfluDll Offiif: sW:iI.lg. DeGotprM<'UU()Il is eq!!1l1~.~y€:ilsy, w~]idlUS
d.V:mO'llll 'IX.

The

wkuy the ax has been t'l1ie[;1rvofedlw·o] of e;'!;f')c[utk:ll.lel's for ce[J!rnrr:ues. Com:ledung HlrtnerllItO'.re, lb·II~;<l![tQe.

with a .moving ~.leitCl, .howeye4',niJ:[ig~~be di ff.k::lIIl.t ill' tile, s wbg ends ~[ISJ~oi~&~mlliss,you mig[u~bettH!k:e[l '0'['(

The srn~]]eF, ii)1.]e-llJlIl.1C1edl.I'I<lltohB~ <it good 'We'lIpO'niJ ofl,lIst resort If is ymll~.ndl ymun;eliff eemered. 1JJ1.tdlarge~.' we.;rpmllB are m;el.e,<ls,1t ~:]artc~.e:~ ] lbRow win ]1~Orre than tate C1I!I'e off .1I~] arttooker. The swerd is t~f: ideal edigeCl 'l'ffmpQ[I, hlltDllott eve:')' kil.lld. will S~IJf~ I'ke,~oU$, mpiers.lIndi sU.mldhM'feltdl.lg weilpml!S HIrenet s!!iI.irredi. sllcfor
E.mig.Tleur mdyp o$sib]e!!ilse
<it

wo!J.!.]dbe a direct

srrllib t~]I.'(!I![gltuthe eye

SGcke:tt FoUowedllby :rnlothll1i,[uoUweve[', swordsmen,

qaick sw~.[~.~ng adic}I] t~nulgfuJ.~he ib<Fain. TI.]~s

hasbeen

twcomp.l.is.hed offii.ly once, hy atrained

mtdl ]s~:lhte:refol'e not.recemmeeded,

Sing]e-I]<ill.llilled long swords allow YOWlflJ free 1]0liI.1d[olf (]il~e:r tasks

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such <l£o:pening)lI! do Of or dlerenc'liliig Y01Jj:r j)mlly witthill s~]ieM. Their mil]Y dI:uo"lWi'back the lack of sw.i~.~;g]~]g is poweL One armmay .1ii!oti~f1Ve ~fuesl:re:[JJgtfullm) s]]ce tfulOO'lIg11he tl]id:. c:i!itrti.11I!~ebetweemt fumn.es.A[ljQi~he:r t

dI:rr:1I!wb<ii£~kisitsuser's Majld~lg

[Iotm'iom;

I.ad:: of

<lIDC[IUICY.

So(w.i.lii.g11 Uesfui oae th.ing.

WG!!II.lldi<l!fUywhere om the body ofa
M] e:x;[C~,deOlIii. c:ll;o~

'~iV~Dll,goppo.Dll.eutis

[fuimllg11 tile m~ckis sOIFi1wrrali~1glse altoe best i.lii.tne,i:, class,

ge~fuier. Double-handed pmvid!i.[JJg~[w

swords cO[lklbeOO:[I!siclered~lle

sU'e:I1J.&ihllnc'l 1l00111l'ac:Y perfect decapl]~a:~:ioU] Of this For ..

Wpe:, tfui.eJapanese Samlll['oti Katll!!IlJ®.:mntksfti['st l~s weigM (lfuiree tafive pOM:lilrls) is perfect fu[' I!QI1Jg)..:n:e:m1 eoaflicts, O'tlii,dits Ill.ade Cfl~] sev:e:r~I]f~
rroMgl~estorg<ll.liIicf1ibef. lu t[gfuifi CJim'll.'~e.rs, shorter bbd.esll:oMI the il:dvfll~Jtage. The RODlll«i:1iI

Glacli!lil£ is mile choice, iO'I.]t~o]O[lg~]CO.Iii.]11J<iIJl:-TiBltdyr~]~kasrure h8JI\CI~oj]ml. The J ap«i:mtese NiJljule: I:HlOl,S[Sa ~WO~l;[IiJde,c'Igd~ ~m:t ln gellM:iIilt:: models, renewned [e~e:red steel, lIotl'! facwn;:rnake ]t '11 8M:~ei.lioJ:wellJj]m1. Ute co.m:rn,onn;].liilc.heh~,bBC<l[ISe of its sure, 'i'/e'ug~l, and "vSJi.~.f1ili.~ily,s i
p'roiJah]y
YO[II"

best cftQke.U

pos8]~k,fti[lc'l~ftu::ru1li.l.i~,lIl'Y

[we

mJ[<II]y

s!l)kl!<It A1.'my Sill[JI~IIilSteres. Us £~e~.~,eltcls to be off Olhigher grMaUtty, amtd. s u~Ib:l!achJJled Ib.I.ooo1e he:.lps {;!O:[lCea~Dille:~tt ill [TIugl,]t < 3.
MISCELLANEOUS HANIl\iVEA.:PONSl

Sperurn, pikes, 1I!nci. hiciel.]lts serve W skewera .re.mih batnot nece\Ssarr]~y scoring
SMl!il

z;olnb.ue, keepu~,tgh eut of
[ljf

a ~iU. The chance

&:1iI.eye-sm:::kem

lspossible, 1J1ill[ remere, The meci!ie'!i';lII] EMmpe<llii. llO'l]be:rd (1111 '1J!Xs~ea.~.ybl.r.icl.}lii.lIay serve as a cl.]QPpil,]g\1i.'eap.;]l]O:lIt, again, ['e(][I]n~S

great um.omMs of skill

Otfuie:r tbi1l!1] ~<I!Dllj}e,l[le.se w'eapO'DllE serve ~.iu]epiIDlloge.

llC~Omil)]]S:h. <II. mec<l!pitl1l&i:nlgbl!ow. Msi:[Ig) tlre.rn. as IlIMdige!))I.]s, ,olrkeefi,ing roll!.' anach~.'at" a dis:1l!ffilm

practice

W

MOf.lil:iIDlgstars or ":!'[1I!ib," <it s~iokelilbllm d]aia.tern to

<it

rod, do itms]{:<II]y

[~e same cl1JJmageas lIcmw~1JJ[',<JJll)e,it ill a UJlo.redlr31[l]<J!~uc 'W<ly. 'Ihe owuer swnl]gs.~te rod it] a wicle;, eireulae motion, pmyi!cI~l]g e:~oi!!l.gfut. nliJ!o~me~t~lI1~. h.l".ung: the h1JJU cFasl.]i~lg [fuinmgh the sku]1 of his or :~e:r to

The Z(lf'llbie Survi.V'I.l.1 Guide OPipO!ffiI.elli~. Using tni.sW"ellpOll fore 1.]otrec;Qlllli[[~e:[I;d!ed!.

3,5

takes ccmskileFlIb:1e stm, 1l!mll .M :u~tbiel'eSt\II[Jj-

The I.ltedli.eytll. lHi!.l:lio-pelll~mace servesjhe Sim.te f!!.l:mii:~o~]ssme

drurd. h()[Useiho.~dI ~]affillru~e:r Ilt W.UmhOi!!.n~eJuefl:ti of tl'le~at~e;r's [JracUca~ b uses, A.n;mtceclIl]I]otp.ry ope:ru.1l!. doce or willtdJow, drive a chisel, 01' h8Jm1!lrn.e;r a nail, Arnte;.mptUl.~g S!lI.Cfl .111] &C~ could re\s[I~1iII acdoo.l1i1ot] ]l1j~IUiry. T~]e:rel:O:re, [;<111'1' tbus ~.]ledue'\lal.weOitp(}[1 OI]~Y w~]eu][to a:~rre:r.ru.<Iti.ve is
<ll'!i'ai]ab]e. K]jJ.ivesll!fe &!waysiNs!::fill[, sel'vi[lg a vM'~.d}' of fM:~rrioM lu a .I'a.nge

of si.tl!.l1l!tkn.llJs.UI]]u~e 11~.]O'lrrchf:i~, en ..kill a .:llomlli.e [)J]]Y wnel]trhe U1.ey b]nde is s~abbe,dl UWO!JlJ.gl'Ihetemple, eye socketor t base of the Sikill]l.
0.l1i. the llip' side, j.;;1]ivestl~mosjt1l!IVfflYS \'ieig~] lessjhan l.n.ati:fuJ.eI~S f1ml,

OI!fe~Bae['if you are 0[1 tue move. W:fuJellJ c~,o osi.llJg)1l! Kni:t:e, m.1I!~e S'M['e the Mad.e is I]!O more than S1!x. umld.1M long 1I!1.H:I . always SI]];OQltJI. Avoi:cl SB.l1f11~t:d] krl~ves lIf'tCl saw"':~bld)e OJ.mt~!l~.I.NoothM.l!S~(]i!.l:m1 iffii S~I['vuvfllklliyes, as ~hey~eu]d. W beeome :~m:ll..ge.cI.JI 1:h!e]1' viot]ru]s. i hina:g:ime Yo[[l['seU .s~.flj]bj:[)jgone mru]lbue. 1tm.oJll&ml the~el.TI!p~.e &ffildtmmi:rug mne:~gllge the ottfui.B.l"~hll'ee fulmds jjM[ no~ beil.lg ab]e to rntl'iie'>'t: YOMT g
Ib~ Mlle.

~~erefm:e,

The treuch sp.u~eus, wuthOMt 11! d(mliJltt, the best cm.TII_Plldanti-zombie welllJ~~ en ernJ!iLI.U is a oDo:nIiJ.MmilluO!.] Doff<II. se\'e~-:ul]!)h steel spi.ke fOf a. Ib]ade O'l~d b:rassll:nlllcck!ies fora I.]am:il].e. U wOIsd!e,vel.olled dI!!.u'.ullg the V.UCkliIU]u1l!ncl_;~'o~l]otffild combat of WotMW~t!t I, where so~deJj'ski]]ed each other j[l m:mi.hes .ru!o widler~h<im.lI few fret S.pech1clIl]y, it was designed rro s~1I!b downw:al.'d, Ulrongh. &l.lJeJuemy's stee] helmle!t Y:OlNC&:ffiI iru].a,g]l]ehow effective [fuiis weap mil would be agOitUI]S~ 11 zombje, The J!.I,Ser eould st~ e.rrt.si~.y~h!r!!mgl1i1. zD1nl:i!ie's sk!!.I]], w~Ji,dfli!.w c]earu]y arud qJ[uck]y, then t~lm to e:ittfuieJ'D1muI]1I1!lofNie.1' zOllrJiMe:0['; lIt the very least, k:mt!ock: one Qve~ wut~]J hra..'Ss-lI;:D]!JJ:clt~epl!m,:;h the face. Odgimt~ modlto els are e:OCFre.J!lit.eJ!yrare, with j]iil!relyJ few re.!il.TI.Ot:unil.]!l; mnseuats Blru.dl.l!ilre; i~ .lim.rues o:fp'fivOlRe iDo]kc:~ors. However, H1I:ocu'1I~e, (])f:i~OI:u]ed. scheffil]®.tk·s c1I!ubefo[lm:!i, have OI.~e or perbsps tWD GOmIMIJ-['eacly, stress-tested .re;p]kasrn,rn:k:. 'UTIt:y wij.Ubellru.ullf!i'esjtmellJ~ YOIDI.'dl.l. ]lever re~et \

~n'le SJ,~a()ii,il Spade This WellJPQ~IDe'M';S special [I1Le!litimllUll tihe 1IIlt~.~gho!ll.] <M.'Se.il!1IJt ]~[Ifij.ay

lIJppeil!i ~lll[;ClI[lrve:[1I~~OI.l~:~: a six-foot

h1l1'C!WlDOa) ~f[ s

wi~h

0'1.

[but, bell-

s~]<iliPedb]~de oa om:: ellid ~l!I1id o!ll.uwmlil.-fad[lgcresce.[!)tt ~11J M~e.r. Us roots druteID!<lcik toa bronze-bladed ullig~he Cldllese

blade on rhe

agr~ct]]wl'1l~. tnol used clJrll.'-

S:bJlIl.lg.Dyl~<lcsty (] '766- .~. B.C.E.). Wl~e:[I Bmid!h:uS:[l~. tl2 iPlil]'Ye:!li~;obe .s~]rr.r.isi:ffilgl!y l!::'oJl1~!p]e~ :lim i:nd(}Qr

nm:~glf<l!1ed~o h:UI.TI&,~]espade was tlilllo'p[edi lJy Sh:&o]jm UI];OI[!):k.$sb olfut O a

rool 2L1lii:ilWe1lJ[pol.l. il1i.seve1'11~oocasiQ[IJS,i~h.,s O
wU]]

efiecUrve ~.gah.lIs~ :~i'V.i:[JJg ead, T.futrl!lf.~tl.[lg~Qr.WMdwhfui. e.ut~.ler b][iI.d.e the d produce i.[!)'sh'l!llt cleCOIp'UUtltiol], wh:.i]e its lengtfutpmvkles theuser, s;1t[eJtyror

T~i s ~.eng~l does m1likeituIiiTIprac~ik::lIl.
t~1I.ere,jfo["e.be avoided!ll .[!)Jotth~.~.lg combines tfuie sarfeily
0[11.

ClomID'rntt,1I1.lClit sl]o[lld spaces, however, Jd]]UI.lg pewerof

those sl.tl!1f1tkms. 1[1 ope:ml. spear with rhe

01. k<lit<Ml<t

sword ]ute the 'Sh1l!o~.i:~pade, s

A v.1M:uerry ofolmhe:r ~TI;Ft[!)!lll wespons
'oe;sllo~:pe['Il(I!]~ Khe a~lull.ma.'ro discuss ooveJ,m ~mp~eme[l!t er teet Ul;liIJ ask yo[u['seU tfui.ese questions:

exislt3!rolUITIm eaehoae
Y>Cliil] t~.I~.nikmigM

~~~ie worRd,

<l.!ITIi:il paee s

i.m'li.v.u.d!allJ~.Iy.~Jy{)~U : dis-

m*ell. gpm:il W"f:lIj]ml,

]. Can i~ CinJl$l1ill s!k:[J]~ in o[!)f:Mowi' l.U"
I1Gi~., can .Ut

deca]).uta~e :um said b]oO'w?'

3" Is :ut e<'lcsyt~ofuimJid!~e1

4.. Is :ut ~igM?
5 .Ts

.ut d[ul'lIll~e?
1111d

QWlf::stiol]s 3, 4,

:5 will have to d.epeJJ.tclOffil YO!N:u presem

s:i~luartiOlI!.

QWLestUOllS .~.aad 1are ·esseJBHa]!

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,Poplu]arfrcdm,]

3'1'

,~fUSsJtOWml, ~usmh,e <ilweson]e,bi,mhdpowe:1"
!ltl"fi!ligmh.

of the c:l1l1~:[1-

saw. ]jts ]ugfui~n:~~.1g-CJllliIk~, ,mt<lJH.~,lgteeth om f::lIs.i]y s:lke ttruro[lm1[!led

<I![J;d! bO[J;e,m;;Jd~]g tlhe

aad skill :reqj,~ul:ed fJQl"iiilaffil!!.m~weil!iP'OI]S

MmlJ.I.ecess;rur:y. Itsrosr EIiIig;lM: also give t~e OWiii.e:. amuch-needed c:h;o~ogkfU~, boos[-e.l]!l,P oW{:(I"ment i!li, rnguv'e~],. Howmany ~I"]al kiHi:ffilg macbine has
Spit;]
®. Si~~li1!Ucml whe,re

ps)'-

i1l:1ject~I".roI,'is ~

1]O[I'Oo[ l1ilOvies have YOM see:[JJiml, wil:ich,~~:1iis h~!ill!.!l.sled
dOQI1i.]

.f-o,r <I~])'m1ie <t!iiCl Riiiytt[ji:[Igi

mOWl,r,hed!? ll.]reruH!ty, I,l].owe'lfe[',dl~:~m'tIiws i11.tel 1>llllliu]<ilrp owered devices 1'<l!I,]ik extremely lew en the ]b;t ofpractucil~, z~m.nbk-k]]]]I.lg weap O'OOrS. For St1ll'~$, ~:hci:rfuie~ np'p']y is fi:iiiite. Osee dntil.]eiOl., tlheyprovidJem; n~JlUd1
,pmteC'~]!i)n lISlI ~lam:ll,-he]CI s[ereo. C<llI.'I,yJ.iiigex:ttra [liliel m'pow{:(l" oe]~:s

leads to~u; secoud ~.[ljherenmproblem; weight Ute. a¥erllge. C[ulli.I]S1l!W weighs ten peuads; COEifiilPa:red to a tWD"'PGiIill:[J)eImaebete, Why iiiicre<l!se the chances Qtf e'J{~ii;llllllr$UWli'l Sal'etymtilJm[Si~.so be;colls.ide.re1Jl .. O!]f; s]i.j.1l,
m];dl~1.]espi:[JJ[JJi:iiigtee:~.h.mt1lig~Mbe s~idl.lg thmll~1iy(m!l'
S~llJjn

JI!.!I$nil!seas~]D'iSiB A •.

u~yas

J"Oi!llf

ene.!'liiy's. like .gm.ylJi[l<ii.or:,~i~]e, anether

pro.h.~e.Il!i.]S

cl],Ji[lsaw'g distUmctuve mll{',eve;[1 :uf nl[JJl'li:mi.g .IDo'!" a few seeosds, wim Jru;!i be e.ffii:Olmg!:i 11l'oa,rllclls~;o eve['y ZlocmMe wu~~.dn te t earshot, ".Di:mler is £e4.'ved!"

S'IL INGS ANID A. RROWS

lt is a cO'.mmQ[l]Y he.]d. uotlen nmtuung uen-flreann b'f1[~isU,cssaehas bGiWStllNi S]]I]gs~.mrr,~1l1re waste of e;[le!J'gy ami resoerces. In most a
eases,
t~.lUS]8

tt.!lIe. Howeve:r,u:f!ll.sedlp.r;olperUy,

S[UC~

a WBOiiPmll

wm.

el1illihle Y'O!J[to score &. klll <tit ]~}l.~;g FlImige withmt~.e' (1(1"[10 SO!J1J:miJ..Wh.a~ lf y'O'!l~'re; E!t(~e.rn.p'l:ingto e.scape1Mli:l'lrested area, you ItlLUm it corner; and a si:[lg~e ghGi!ll.~. locks yOil!U ~at~l? Jfs too fiii!F1I!wmy fera .~mlc1weflj)ol]. b Be§are YO!ii gpt close, HS[J.lii:OflI1iS :mbei~:['ay YCJ(!lIJp osltion, The cJack of w E! fl[',e:litil"11fIwill seued ~:Dl.e'lil::iJ:illcmder &]rn:m. W~;1l!~ do yo(m clo? Incases
luke these,
reFI<l:U!1I.

si:~e.!1J~ efl~>i)I]Siiil<ly w

be Yo;Iur cmRy Q1])'!]on.

L TH:El SL1NG Made l;;amo~l::;[~ml[l tt~e blhlica] s~m:y of DalV.~daad Goli.O'[!~., ~.bi.s wellpOl.] has been Pll[,[ of (mr~~]tag;e SU!1IiCle p['e~.dsmo'.ric. Hm;es. T~e user p]aces1l SllI];GGi~h,m:l]l]or!I stonein t~.e w:~dEr cemer off &!il~n lelltne,r strip, gfOlib5b(]!~:~. ends, sW.i.I.]gs .ut rere&ltedlyi~] a rapid circle, then releases oneend of the stl".u[p, 1:0 osi:nlgtl1e $t.~}WB at h.is~rurget Them:etkil]~Y,ut. is p ossihlerr,o olJlispll~d.l it :wm~.~e wW] a si]e:[Uthe ...cls~!o[ru~ jast [UI]lie:rt~l~I'tty P'lICes. Hawever, even w.ith u[i(](mlils of '!:rn:inil:lg, mhe c.h<ll.tces of scmiU!i.g such al1i[ 1I1'e' QI]e·in. le[l i!iIit best, WI~~. noexpedeece, the w:te~lllle:r O!!l.]d. w be:be:~~er Ooff j[IS~ t1wowil.lg s~o.~.e:s"
2,
TKB SLINGSHDT ~MlrS tiIIt

A descendant ef lfur.e1.eaUlef. stFrup,I[]J:: modern slingshm

]e1l!stll:::U!i.

tiffii.]e.s~be lIcC'!lI:I"ai:Y Oof its <ilI.u:esitol'; tlln.e s~.i[lg. ~].;ut Irlaeksispuneh, W S]ina]] pl'lJject,i~.esfrkedi:ifrocm <I modetl1 s]]t]gsIliJO[ s~n]!p.~yo not ~]aveull.~.e; d force, eve~. alfiiilil:lilUI!IU][I I"<tffii.ge,epenerrate t
Vilelli!.KMl m]i.g~!: serve

azomble's sk1!l.U. Us.imig this

O!mi]Y Ito oLIBJ't11 gl1o!i.l.~. to yontr~rese4)!!Je.

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3. Taa
Guve41

:RWWGUN

th.m

pOI]SQ!.~1

~]a.suo effect on theundead, duS'Do!!.u][ this '!'leap 0'111

em.ire:lly.

4. S:F.lUlUKEN These SJJi11.<l]], m!lll~t~PQ~.I.]t devices wereased in re!!l!illl~ J~u~D[}.nel.\Ce a fui!lUliiml s:klJiU. [I] 'l!pperu'<1III~£e tUleyrese:n]l!J,]e 11. ~el,l:wo-tiJlime:m;;u{m<l] s .rep]ucEi efa SMU1!~:ffii,g heaee the!]!' tTrcli;m<l:rne. "tl~.mwi:lJJg Hrus:' Iffil star, expe:r~: hamlll:iL<;,hey cOlU]d e~~y br.il.l;g: ,clOWI] a .ZID!ml]lhve .• H{ii'\Ve'\ieir., as wutfui t m.1I!I]YVl'e1l![J0IIsmscmised.,~te t'OOOW]I.lg g~M,eq[l]reS grellm expe!!:t.use. Unless ),'OM. sre one oflffile few masters 01' this &![,[ ('0I!!.]Yil ~.]a!liilli[[I~Caffil still eburn. th~s~uUe), [eJfraiffil from such ru] exetie IllJ!eJthod!. 5. 'THRClWINGI{NlVES M w]th s~]m~ikeJJ:ii, these short-raege wellpmus .reqmure weeks of prac~ure IlJ,fuiUt s(Mue!tth:UI];g: ;11JS lu:;ge.<'LS 11 hillliil!it!ll body amid l[J;n]i!.U]s~·o hitt somethi:ffilg as sllil!1JJI~as 1JJ~!J[m;<Li1.ooft(:I. Dnty 11dedumlrrerl e}qJer[ OO!ill.~11l1 hope fm even
11 [etilliJ.Je :mnfu.~e kill, The time
MUcfui

<lJLd

energy spe:nlI~ I:mi:D:Ui:mI.g [I![JJ](I be C

H lIP!J~ied.nl) <it C'O!ruve:[Utuo~u(~ eapeu.Remember, w y"mIIKI'!I'e1t vaJr~euyof skuUs[[)'~eru:~., .mill nO[lIU the dmeun the wm]rlw lea!D1Il l:Jhel.H.Dam', wasiethese "'1I~M.E1b]e.~OHS ~~.te;ffinpt~:[I,grnODillO'lS~e.r a 1!lh:UI\d--["lI~~· wea~(II[I.
][]J)l'ep.rodiJlCctive

6. Tas

I~ONG OR COtrt:lPOUNII

IDow

Th be Mm]t,
1I[u

1.]lUi.l:lga. lOl.iIT!:ilhue ~:~flmgl.]he: head! w]th1l!f1 lIfEiOWUS t
e:x~re~iile.lyd!U1l'k!ill.] [feat Even w:Ut~. Clomp Oi!lmrl bows ami In.mle~'lli

s~.ghrrs, m.dyexpef.ijem::5c!wclle:fS
.1hi1lvea
C~:I<11.1C:e off

IIllIki.[lg

11direG~

shet, The Ollty pmc~j.cll]!!iI.se[or ~:[liJ.is eap nn :us the deUveuy []Iff w
E.fi!.ce:ffildi,ilIY fires
>1lI.l'OWS.Fi'Of SJtM~ffiI.g

si]ently,11t

lOI.]g: ~jHst<il:mlJl}e,

:ffii!olth:it1g",,..orksbetn:ei'

th<ii.J1l1l!Harn:i~.~:g1I!U10'W. . T~isI'IUl![lli'I~ oli'rnr:tllck(:1111,

,1I!nCll'lm;, beenused to set ~lnClead,i~~dJvkl!!!,Hli~S oufire, T~e tllrge~@dI zomMe

w~.n~Iot .~I.]OW eilliolligfutto. pun

the:wrm.w frem its bo!lllY1l!1.tdmig~]t,

lJ,Je r.laffiile$, (See! ",~~:I:e::' p~:.s

guvell the :I'i~llt Ci:OC!I1ffiils~:mlces,brJmotlj]eif' g~.M]~I~.slJejforesm:c!!I.D.MI]g tea ,:)t-:54, lfm'ruPPoo[pl,hte. use.)

7..

'['HE CROSSBOW "j]{i!]f'

The powe.r «iI1~.d O'[on]I'ac:y olfll modern crossbow can senda (eressbew
fIll'l1)w}

d,e1l!1,1n'1l110!!lgn been

<it

zomMe' s s:k:!!d:~ over i!iIIt perfect

,11!

qM;<lii'ttermme.

Srn1l!U woader

hb;;;

cU!!I.lJlbed "[he

sikilMkmei'."

Mark''::;~ll&i1]sbip i~ i.mpoHaffii~, hIlt:~]!ornore so t~.1111 witti1 11 rifle, :Re[oruJ1:i~,lg ['e9l~lil"estime aWiJl gtre:ilIig~i1" lb!!lrrtMs sh[m]d, lbe~:lllne,ce~sa!l'Y. The crossbow ]$ a snupeilf's weapou, Imltt ,I c.rowrl-s~o'ppef"U~e O.ffii.]y 1I!g1l!i:lJJsl1' one z;Ci:rnlb]e•. Amy mere, snd Y'(}'!!I. m~.gllt.[ijillid. yom:se]F' g~lbedl ,1I!nCl m<l!~l,~IBd!lJefQ~reO'!lil have time to load 1I!1.IO~hel' y booH. As fm.' bo~!IS, ei~ile:r tuj<l![Igwl~<liI. or 1b~1~.~.e.iJ:-sl.l~e !mffi.()e. FGlr lnereasedaccuracy, til wi]1

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tteilesco.pu{) sig~.]t m!Ouddlbe addied.. UI.]io.r1tJ]]muely, tflle size amid weig~~ of s []!nlY good C']1ossiThow w.~U ~.mdte:ut Inel1lfhn<l!l'Y weftPOffii .• 'f~l.e(rejf:(We. cheese oue o~.]lywhen [(he sjrrullltionpe['lll]i~s, S1l!1C~]lIs~lfa.'I,i'e]iffiig i~] a group, deKem'ling yom' ~.l[).Dil~e., 'W~.leDll su]effii/DedlFi,eBLlfms are avail0[' [1;0
rIib~e,

8. ~rHH,iElAND Flow Sm;Bt]j]e.r, ne-haeded erossbews o

cam s~.'veils<l.oo~.]]p~.e1.ne~M.~o priY'GiiU m1lry weapol.~., CMIy.Uffii.g one n~e;M1Sthat a compact, sUe41t.weilj]i:Ml will ~;m1;ClI:mwshalVe il.]rel"um· O'lCcm'1l:cy,lower, lIm'l n;liI~ge.Using one meens ]

<lJ~w1l!Ys on ~]stmtdDF needed, 1[1 cm.~:]pil!l'.i.sii)l.]VD lt~e ~.';ll'ge.l" be erossbew, gemiffiig d,o\~e['nQ the [8J['get 'n.l:isimllcrem;es nm OIl~.ylffitf: d<l!ngeil'[:!!!1lmhf: risk of desectien, 'Willudl,iril t[I[~I!lJ, 1.]egaJtes~he need fur
II. ~.~.el][V!'eilj){!I.].

Use the hand

IJOWC.I!['elfM.~]Y, aI]di

sp8J.l".ingliy.

F1RIIrA..iRMS 0[,1IlI] tlhie weillJpons disCWI$sBi!l lnthls l:mok,l!lJo~~~.ffii.g Ismore
impa!dO'l.ffiili

th.i1I.l1yeur pd.l.IDJlIl'Y I'iwlIl'In. Keep h cleaned, keep it oiled, li;eepu~ ~oadied!. keep .ut. close. WUdl8J COO~Ihi.el1di, s~emy htl!l]di, ami .p,~e;ffii~of rII.li1!fi]iWl:ffii:itiml., IDI!llIltlllffiilsmcre OI.1e
t~1I![1 a[tii,1litt(:·~ffm

<l!1.] O'l.u.li1liY off' :Lomoies.

Choos]l]g a fieearm ]l1[1!.iI."llbearn exaet science, wi~h every yru~~ah]e. [;iQ,l!lJsrdierediVit1U.~a~us,(11!.I:[ ~)lt~l1!<I![Y g'O'[I~.:mere;ffiise >i1irrlflG~.O!r m.ghO Wham .• ) . OM.ttib.rre.'l.k class Me YO[lm.d.ffiig1' Howmaay people, if OlI1lY,zre iffii.your

42

Max ..Brooks

gFO!ill:~'? V!A~;ru~effilvirm]][ile;~~

is YO[]f bam.eg[imn:ll.':l DHfe.I"t::[Jjt~relitl!'~ns serve diflfelf·enlt [WI:mlcttioas, Almost noue serve i1ll S:de.c~unngulbe pe:rfu!::tt rools means dHs~eiIl.~.IlJgQO!l1'!,i'eml~kM]a] dloctdmes of wlldSJ['e f~;m( [1&Ve

worked so wen lIg<lil.1Slt 0[11: fe:Ulow 11111][1O'l!I~S. Sad]y, we ~!ow to kill each olb!e['.. K:u]l.iElg zmnbies-IU]aJt'sllml!othe:r
I, TEI:HH:EAVY
M.J;..CHINE GUN

kmlwlIU gIO'ry.

to 0' wei]

SUI]lL:eWo:U:~d rur 1,I!!hil ]1.wennlioll hlls 1:e'!,i'o][lili:mlized.hi~mar[IJ conflict, W

lts

Vne{;~1I11isnliJ. lIUOWS 1JJ

stormcf ~ead.[,0 be discharged
l

iII

seconds.

These t<loti.cs Inay 1b eunYlIll!i1JJl1Il.eo ffil. tJltefuillJIf]1l![1 ib!Olttt]eifie]d bllH .1JJ['e a fe;::.kJ!ess Wlll8'~e<lglli;[lst the ]uving dead!.Re][~,e:mlb~, YOIli aee gOJ[lg for a head shot: om:llmUe'l,p,redse~y

placed, As the machiue

%1!I:ffilUS

des~gn~eIlJl

for s§lJtm.'lIt~O:[l fire,
oi]ile,r<tffii£ilo.[ldy

]1 m~i1!y~lIke~liiI:rru:!Lredl.s,eye[lth,o!!lSll!lld!s 00:1' :ffillIltd!S ~o:r

:~e;[~E11shot.

EVe:ffii lI~.n~~ng d]emaGb!i[J)e

~lUm lIS 11. I'ifte (a

~ru::::[k: used by U.S. speci.a] jf:orres)~5 a. I.~sil~g PFo'pos~~io.~ W[~y ~][~<it .. z{)nclb~e w.hrh. <it we:]j]-<t:imedl fiive-'m~lml IJIIU1,~ w~e:[Jjmiiewel.~.-<:t:Ufll:led['iHe SIUDt j]l."ocli!Jjces the slime ['eS'~.H? Inn.the .1.9705:, mile. schoo~. oflfu!oi!ll&fuJtt favon:t!l t~e "gc.)'t~e Ihemy": lf a machiil]e ~lUn ]5 placed nmthe ~.]eru:!l ~e'Ve]Of1JJI]llm!lieillll. erewd, :ut could :mllOrw~hem down wu~h. o[te~O!~g
b'llffSt T~.]is1l[g!ill.I.]]je<Ht~lIsbeeNi. deib:l]llhd11m ]ellslt

gh(iili~.S, ]:uke:lb!e~lIim<lI]S

~]]ey usedtebe, are W:Mll!U [[~E:SRmf) [1eu~.lJt. ven lf'snmeare B

destuJyed!,

.I1l1lf wm suevlve to dose 0~1 yOllll' poSi~UOlffii :Bm Wb!lIt E10ClillU .. the macSsuve body ma:rn.EIgecaused by these we:apom;']' WOn'llIlii]1l:Gllum~ gWl:ml

e'll.(mgh.pilliffil~h to rip lIoody .~[1 ha]jf, snd dloesn'~ tlh<!lit.i!iJf:gllme M]e need mr1l .he<ildlslmt1' Yes aad ue, T~ stflm'iourd 5.5·6-IICli]]]][lete:rr'ollml:il. used lJiy the U.s. Anny SAW {SgjIliIl:CI llltO]ii]<lJtk We~)o~].) doeshave the A 1Ibi.U~itO Sll!lIP <it I1!U][iiElml.spine, sever lu:mlbs, eryes, tern::<11zemble's lfmm 'U.Dll~Wi!). This, howeve;r, does not :ffit!ieO'iffii.head &h:0I is ~llii~u~res\>1M)' •. Flhr :11

I~n'Ve

one, t~.TIe chll!l.~ce of dis[liJe~.1Ill:le.[,]l]$ a zembie
.~[I]['ot~S

is g~igl.TItll!m:!l.ttl.]erem're
[lllkss~~f:

ial'_ge .IJlillom.~lts of am:mllUlluti[m. For IIIlGltne.r,

j]m~:[Iis

dest.l.iOJe'cI, the Zio!mib'.ue,utselfus still .t~]ve-c!'u.:P'p~ed!, yeg, p~.~aa)g eweml um.ml.mfb,.u~.e, sHU .a]jjve. Why guve YOilill:rne[f the 1IH][lece.ssary need of ib:lUt h,\1'Vung~!o F]I.lUS:fuI. a off
HJ:1!tl!S$ ff w~.'ij~]]:~ffilg o

1I1.1d!p Oo~ffii.tu,d]y dill[lgemM.s lhod.y

P'1l!I'it£I'

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2. 1'HE SUBllJIA.CHIN·1!: GUN Theproblem pl'ese[l'~edJ by this wesponis sU.litll:uhil.!l.' thart 0:1"the hearvy to nil1tch:u~.e gM.IlJ: fJJmtlilJO et'll.pe~]dBcI VeH[IS ]u'IIun,g dead d~.sp:8Jtched!. However, w[iJ.ei~f]g~Mh)JgUlltig1lit q!!.l:ruWl'S, the SIUbj[ijlacfuiUlle g'lll]fI~iJlB ]ts mt.ucne. 'The SlD!Oril:b1l!i.reJ. milhsUt easierte I.m~ille tl'lO'UIl <it :rU1rn.e, thllt!lbe fn]d!i.l.lg s~od g;uvesu! Ilfl!M.C:h mere g![p~ortlful"rullJ a pUstoL iMwrnyslbe moo 10 keE:iP ~.t .~. the sUI]:g;~e-s.ful.,o[ eu:~.il]g. As we discllSsed, fiI]]llmwus slmo s ply 11 waste of 1Imnm. Abo, be suee to <lim it jfJroln~lle S~];i)ll]d.e"['. ShooHl'Ig [m.m. the ~.l:Up :ii]~ prodsce mM~]~:[Ig more tfu:ml a loud nolse otffil£ll. w 11 delll] Iniss. Owe disad!viI!mage .I.S "poor lICC'lIIl'ilCY llmlGl.ws Hil!l]ge. B ecausejhe s[llb]inacl~:imte g~]I]was designed! as a elcse-ccmbarwespen, Y01ill.wmh,\1ve jo get much closer to iI Z!o~rnlb]e t~,1l!1lJ yeuwere carryif i.mtg1JJrHi]e or,mm!!l.h w'e1l.pONi. This w(]i~.~d.]ol'ln1l!Uy norbe a :~I"ob]e:rn. ; 1 eX!cep~tJit.ilt SIII"hIDlil<lich:u:mt.e guns, ~ike all m.l.to<IJl]i!:Il ge~.nua!litt{mll1tic
'!rV"e:f1I_]OI.]~,

~.lave H~f:~!i]5s~.bi.~.u"[yof JiI!mmumt~ whileinase.

Alt shnrl mllJge,

YOM :nmaylbe P!!Iti:UI]:g
SOI]~!G

YOllrse] f

<iIII: ~11~1~e.ceSS11J1:y'f]sl{. 'Thus ]S

discouet

ilsilhDillac.hi:Nle g~:I1l. as yom'pri.l.mil.!l.·y

I:he QI.]~yrellJwespon,

3. l'HE ASS,WLT RIF'.LE This weapou was .UIWe:ffiI!:e,(l m<.igull&~]Y!O
rilfile
M111Jl

b.rud;ge t~"e

giitp

be:~weeJ] the

S[llJllfIaohul~e g!Jil.f1,oH'er.ungbotmt. ffI![JJge M111Jl F&p']rn

fire, WO[I]dLn'l

1:<l11:_ge

I:fule:se trOl:Ms In]ake it ]de<ll. a.gil!ins~ t~.le!!lnde&c:I,? Not ~'eally. A.W]o[lgful <l!ml.iI!cc[]nl.CY I]eeded, l'iI![1klfin~, as we've seen, ]:5 not Eve:ffiI ae

lfulo:~~ a~. <flssa!ll.]t trn.He C"<lffil. e: set fer Se:.llm:~aMI!Dn;n.&ijc, JMcSt likea sli~b 11~,a.iC.hij:[Ie g!!.l:[I, Ul!e~.eI.n.pl:ru~~o.ffiI. gofillU ItO. ,![It!] snn c::xust.s, as i:~does wh"fut <IJ sMbmlJilIl.chine ~lln. W~]e1]ffigh!ttiNl~ [:0'1' ymlff EUlfe, it may si.l.u.]p.~y be tQOO !:msy~,off1:U:p@le switdl to '11Jck 'n' ro]~;' I.m nilElJU howwllsn:;fh~ affil£ll uselessjhis Iniglli~ be. ]f YOlll. do eho ose ruJJ assa!i.l.lli,ufie as )'0111' j)1'1mrury VI't:1l!PQI], hep .ul]ffil1Iindi the basie questions fllilltflp~~.y~oaJ!] E.in:,.t~m.s: WhiM lsns range? v!'1Ul&~1S its accm.'1tcy?[sH~E: ~piPropruarr.e "rutnm!!.l:llJ~tuo.ml fe'ailll:i]y avruihMe? H:owea8Yus i[~J) idem] runc:lrn<lililrrll~:ITI[ Tbaaswer same of these qm::sHo~s,M is Des! to eUD]Jl1l,e two ex~.re]"[~ee:ll:(Impks. T.mte U..s. A:mlY M~. 6A~. ]S considered jjy iI1l1<l.~Y~'O IDe the wm.'st· assll!!l.hl".m.e ever inlVe~.1too Us o\'el'cOl~.]p~.k:;iI!tedl~iJ.erh1JJ..

MallB:rook:.s

11

rusm is~,ot(h,

di:mc!lll~t~o

clean TIiffildp,mmlE: W ja:ml].ITl1I1iI.lg. Ad!jn\it~l1g~J,ne

sigh~, So,n;rul7th.il,lg th1l!~ffiI]ilUS~e dG\l1Jee:ii'ery tim.e a t&!l'ge:~ shifh its t1I![Ige, h

of a [I11!il,~HII,I,poblll)enl> or Slilfli]rur devi!L:e. Wll1lt if yOi~ didffil,'~ ,lhitlve om:, OK lest ltas several dozel] Wrml,uih,nes sllltliJulbled s[e1l!cli.]y ~orwru\CI)'OIl? 'lIlne de]ka!e plastic SIDC[\;: off tile ,M] 6AI, ODvUSlres bll!Yoffilf:miJjc5e.1Iml lJy fl!U-,e,[I[TIlPtiJlg touse
]t as S[ICim Y.O'1Jjwould risk sl'i!1Ineriffilg

mqmul.'ecS theuse

~heho]]ow,SjJl:iffii.g-QO'I.dedtock, ThisIs ] s

a cwut:ica]

:l];il1W.

If yom, were

,00[1-

frQ[I'~edl bY[lllldJtj)~le ghoi!lll~ am:! yO!llln" J jarn:rriiJ.ed., ~:mWOiill]d be m]aMe A y touse it asll[ast(-d]~Ghl1!f1ml!_;lo-llalTIii!lwe~lJlTI.[11 the l960s .~le Mlr6 (Ol'i,g~:ffiI;1IUyhe AR-l5) was des]gl1ed t'o<, Air Fo[ce base senlujJty. !Far t

p o:,I,uttcaireacsom

1),p,Uc1l!1. of!he Ini,l:i~ary-i[l;d!!J.t"hill[

cOI.HIPI,ex (YOM h!!lY
W1JJS

my We;ct~Wffil.>ynu get [IllY Y'Orrf:~'I1TI,m. campl1tugffii.COlltfi1bllt~on),il ml~ aclop~~dI t~.leplfil.lC]plailiJlf&ffiI~,D)rweill.ml][OI' as

tile. u.s. A"IIIiY. Sopoor w1JJsi~'i> ear~y 1b.ii'IJ~]ere{)G.rd~b[lt d[II:il1Jg the Vietuam. Walt, C!)lm:ffililillnistt guertlllas refusedro n'likl::~h!e[l[ll from dJeOO.• ~:mf:(IiU[;aJITIS, The I]i:;CWef M .1. 6A2, <IhhoM,g1iTt semewhat off an impr.ffiVemeJH[, .USsJ!IUregrurde.'Illlls 81.
second-class
we1JJ]JQ[I.

If gi.'\i"e:ffil.th.e cheice,

enmt1lte the\fi.Btcong

affild

ugffil:o'Fe MJ6 ruI~.in~~y. the

0]11the r(]I]lpm.i.te end! of~he spectrum, the SO'irUfl AK-47is vOffii,~deired. thebestassaalt I'UHe eve:F I[lade. A]th[)[I~.l .h.e1l!vleff fhllll the MU, (.IO.5S .poIM.mldt; YeTI>lIlS 7po!lindls) altdlpGS~S8~ffilg ,11 oO'l'lIshijer1libty fl1JJ['der k:ldc, this we~pon ]s[anmlllsmi.' i.tsmgged efllicie:[J;cyMild sttllil:rmy CIQ[IslTllI.c~ioffil.[ts wid!e,
SPflCIO[J:;;ful.'i:[lg

wil.ecl1!al1lis:ffiI.upn:Yelillts j<[I!LU.II.llingITI.lo'.rn.

dim 01' sThndl. [n~,1I[ld",t!J-Jhflltd! oormb.att, you could either s~ab 1JJ ZloITil.b.ie [fuimugh the eye socket wiHn tthe wtmpmli's[lllliY0[lerr 01.' moe tile solid, steel-baeked WOOOOffil.stoekto Sl.U1JJS!iJ. t1]1'!lmgIl1l! zambie's Sk:~II.If .ul.ui.-

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several Iii ru~jO.mi,s ave ehoh sen tl)f1.IIt:~er the AK w:uth e:itlu;U' direct cop.ieg (Ch~f.I!ese Type S'6) or [[~o.rn.ijj]it'di. desi.gffiLS (l.~['.1l!e~~ Oi.~m.Agil!~.I'I,~~t~.,o!mg.h. ass&uLItr]jj]e ~snuo~ G Ihe ]d.ell~mOl de[el.~se agairnist th.el.~.vil);g dead, a member of tlhe AK4'7 fllmu]y wi:ll. be. Y01!H best bet. 4.
l'ElE BOLT-fl.:EVI!:Il-,\CTIONRIFLE

A p.rodlliJdof

tile IU]d-I]]netteenutl1i cejnt[lry,~hese
11 1.~lm]ltil.lgdfle

Weitp OIlS

are ofte.rni

Cill.~OWl] a s[liJlmacl~:imegm1 S~lc.lm.!lrr{)g.lii:mJceis!>irnp]Y!!.l:nJfoIMrni£iLoo., h<:> rootsbased urni.~eclll.u~dKii!IIV:il.ll.s:nl!J. 1I11Clmheabseuceot' practical expe.r:ie:mi,ce.A wellmade, expertlyused bo·]t-o!1" level'-llc[kM]l"me effers a ~lle[-eIJ1seilgrul]g~ t~.e I.iiV:U!.lg deruJ1.ttilim ls as- good! ifffil'OII!be:tler tt~m1J Ifltes~ mu]]tsu.'y ~l&[ld!the
yO:11

reg:aIDdledlls obsGk,te.W~YM.S[;

when

WlIl.'e, .A liUe's

sU:ffil.g~e-:snot cil!~O'ilbilin;y[i!JI.'.ce:s~l1e

userto

:ffilua:ke ellc:~ prese:I"Vi~]g

mlll]iJl comM,imc.:reasil.]g the. chance of a I.~:it his fell.tl!u:t:lI~.so elilniJllI;te·s T even the pa:S!li.b~.IHy of "rnck '1.1' fo]]il.~:g::· O'i!I.lI1i1. rherefere re]&~iye easiness !be o.veI"],ookedi. to de:ruffil.i111c1 opersre H~lffil~iIlgfm.es EII1(J![li.Lu:idon wl~eihefttfuie; ~lse[,~I~tellilll.s to or not .A t~]il.'d.l"el1l.SQ[li::::Ulf: HJI"i1!]e, sm~.]eet~]i.I.1g t~]aJtml'1iJlIslnuo~
f[lII' 11 c:hd]illI1

are des:ugffilecl

n~ill'lk:et

M~iilnllllfruct[ll'erS know

t~.lol1Jt iJ they areteo c'o.mp]e:x., sales will p][lmntet A JD(J!a:~h ElI1d1 Urni,lIl reasoa i.srefld!y &V:1IJilllbi.l:i~f .i1lnl~l!a:[IWom ...As ~ile:re o 1I!re more civiI UO'iI] _g!J.mshops tllim[lluil:itany1l!l':lThOl'i.es :irni.lli1i.e Ul'Il.·~ed Stllies (a~mt~e\l'n uet sn.lIl.'€ldi bytli1ie rest o:hfuie wm:IdJ), )'!DII wm. fil.bdiut ellsue.r~o olb~a]m.i1lnM~!a:[I~tio1]_ for .tfur!!ilJ!l~ilUg rifle tl1illa] an ~sgalJll.lt(w.ea!pml O.r.sabl!l1im::I1Ii:[Ieg]m1. TI'li]s win prove c;['itk<ll il.~llJmiY ofF:l1ie sceneries covered DffiI. ]aUe[' Pfl['~ of tl1ii.s IUO'iI][I~]. tbe Whel.l ctmosi.lJJg 11bO]lt- or ]e;'!,Ie;r"ilc:~:i!Oiffilr:ine,tt['yw[ilJJc:I O'i!I.lo.Id.er,IiJMI.. uttary ve:rsio'.mi . .if possihle. This does 1'I0[ffil.lelm. that c:ivul.iallrn!od.els .1I!I1B umi:fe:l::um' weElpc\[ils-qlll.ute~~.e oppositte~Ii:!I!![[ lIlnl0S~;<IU
l.l]~Ulil![Y iJ(I!It.-

<lctk!i[l rifles were desi.gnedl. t:mue

]ffiI.~;ru[J;dI":IiO-~.]~~!!II.I[;'olrnbm. Milke sure

yml tilke tile timeto
DllJrni.i1~.i.ke. M1I1][Ia]:il hl!!l..dJge,om. Evea

slimlly 'tiheMse of
fll['ll:: OlYfli]ilIble

11.:I'i.li1emm~ tl.lisp!!m:l'!Pose. Si.mp].y
[18e1l

SWU.I.1g~ngh Ub:::11 c1.tlb wml]& destD)oy ~m.y we<lPQ~.~,I1~mt<tl.'Y end c'.uvU. : ~h!JJt ex~l.iLil.~ how W C<lll denr)jO!.l!s~rrutte~ow

rifleas

a

old! W'M film}";

dieO'I.'CI!iy these

WellpOI.lSlI!l'e \',rutiho[ut 1f:'i~llg a sbot Ex1l!I'Iiip]e.sof bo~t-aetienmil it1l!U)'

r.if.!llBsru:et~.eU, S. Sp~ingf].ekl,uU.leB['i~usl'll.ee E[bl1e]d!, lIUtdi the Ge:r.m.aml. MilJl]S'f::1"K1l!F98L M<JJI.1Y of'these sun exjs~, so,[@~il] geed w(]l"l!dml~ order; .He~o:rt:ChOQSUITIg, hOW'eV61:, l.na":e srurett.~f:lIiPj)[lO']lcl':iate1l!Im~·I!.HiI:iin]OmUs :i.ffii. reruiy S)[P'p]y, Having m:l .~.nlpreSgUVe,l:m~.t_'llctkm [niU~rury .u:ile "."m do m10 good if t~e G.ffii.~yrnueds <}v.lIibllk fit c:ii\'i~:im] .Il!il.micls, 5" TU:E!
SEMIAUTOMJ,.TICIIFLE .~1I!S Sn:OWffil

Since its dehut, t~:i!>wespen

~I!cse[f~,obe a S'M.pe!!'] :l!o'rnhie 0,1"

killer; G.uveffii. the possi.b~myof W'ilMillg Oi:ffii~Ji.i1il]ffiiUri!Q[I round Is (a ex.pe:nd!ecl eve:ry time the il:r:iggerus Pl]]]ed), Ilmirllll:lQlliu:ut of d!l.sdp]ine is [eqJ[~].red.HIo'weve:r, t~is o'pi~:ioffil. canbe Iii uLe.,<;s:il.i1g when el.lgagiffii_g: oolll.]tipl.e tMge~S. In one recorded lnstsnce, a I:mf'~edl wml[jJ1l![1di.siP~:thedi [jfi)ee[lrutt~ackil.lgZJ!)11IJibies hl twe:lve, seeeuds! (See "1947 A.D .. Jarvie, , lIEJ~us~ CO]lJ!ffiiTIhia," p~ge:s 22.3-:2-4.) 'Jbus S~l.'y mm~['<lites the p O!i:e:ffii Hill tti of <it SeJ!i1.l~&[MDlm'iltucli~f:. or dose c:mUDlIt: or 1)0,. people 0:[1the .r1!.m,~ITIf: F .se,ililul.i'lJIUton]<'I.tk csrhine seeves the s m.lIWmmcU(m lIS the .1.1Ifge:r model. .A.hfuio~. possessieg h<!l]ffthe r<lffii.ge, the c<il:UibiUlle. I,endis [0 be. m~1jeil:' <llffii!l:!l ellSUef to CM'Y, 11m] uses sI:l1111!Ilei'm1l1!iIlJiiIlj:ffii:utuon.Eit~.ler ~YiPe wm serve yo~. we]!, depe:m1d:ullg 0.[1 the sihuO'llt~,o.[I.W.lme[l c:hoos~:[Ig a se:m:i.mrno.m.alk weapeu, the Wodd W1IlIf Ml G.lirm.tcl or Ml CruJh~~.]e e,in nliLml!y Il m wruys., S~lrel.'i,o'.1'wcnnJ~em.r(](~MY weapons, Thi,s .mruybe s[I[p:r.~siffil.g,blJ.m t~ese oldier I1d]]tary weapoas were Jesigil.u.ed to glJj:rvive~he: greru~estt o(J\[lHict in .fuiistmy.Not o.ffii.~y diCllhey .rnre~this task a(~mh'&b]y, Ili~u~]e GM1I![I(:!reffil:i1:ainedl the U.S. Anlby's IHlIi.lll"ulille UIlUiOiJ!l.gfui. ]{oFi::<a[l {)Q[Itl.le flkt, wM]e~~,e C&Jrb.~.l1!esaw ac~iOml.Wlp u~u]tIle Ji]['S[ yem'S 'CJfVietm.'tlu, AffiiO~il.e~ adl\r.;tffiirrllge. O[ the M] GlIr1I!ndl is :its SecO'.ffii!ii1lllY roleas <l.fuLililldlto-band weapml (in wwn, l:layol.1et use WlIS S[(m{)o~,>~dlel'edlll Y~~lI~Plll:tt of cO[ii.])bm). AU~ml!.lgll! no .~!ol]ge;l"i.[1 pl.'od!:)[cHoll],m1Ji.<'l:m1.y Gar&[J;d!s sttU]] feIIlllil.] 01] [he. Ina["kf:~ wu~:I'n.lIlnmWlI]kuo1] wuddy 'I!vil!~.bIMe. The Ml Cll[b~:ffiie Is, ruiLlmliig]y, S[(m .inp.rodUJcUOI.1. .~.~ lighm weJIght: &J1lds~]on RllIZZle'pedeot]y sult this we<l:])'oml. oum:iLm:)[: QOfl~b<l!t 01.' ]Ol.lg jOl]Hteys ~ en feet, O~her,m1.m!.re modern d'tokesi.Dlchrdle Ime RIlI.ge4: Ml[Jj~.-30, Ruger Mi:[Ii.-U.,lI[1C] t~].eC~:uml,ese ype 56 [a DOI:'Y O:E t~.e .sorvie:t SKS T

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G1M'lhumle, tobe eenfused W.U~l [hiells~lI1j]]~ ftO~ fiHe of the same name). If

discipline Cfll]De

mI]O'tUI],tO'l:UlUed., Y0!ill.

wm

[tO~&iifl£!l.

a Detltel" 'WeapmlJ

t1110'l:mI

~[1iJt:sem]~~lUw~lfI<ilJtkfie. ri

6. THE .A~ close

SHO'TGUN

JtI[lge a:ga:i.flB[ ~.l[lm~n

fl!~~il:c.keJl'S,

fhis

weapOC!([I

reigns

supreme,

~t1i.[ls't~he 1:i\ri.l.lg diead, tJllU~US>mI!o~ el.~JUfeiy~:me. A go od twehre-g<tJlUge sl.totg!!l.[1 C1I!1].1.~~e:~lIlly b]ow a .zombie's head off. Howeve:r., the .~omlger
~[IiJ.e: m[JJ~e,~h.e

grearer du;pe[Ie:~ di.spe:rnfll. iP~IUeifl.],1I!f];CItille, lesser dl1l!I.tce
(p.rovidecl the hand islmng

of sl-\:ilIl.lpel.ler(~:U(m. A. solid slug wo[uldJ have t~e saene efrec~ as <i.r.iftle,

e:.nn!O!!I.gh),b!i[~ i~ll~ha~ c1I!se,Wfuy not justuse SJrifi1e1\¥[la[ S~O~,g)lJI11S doposi'ess ]S S~Qlp'IP'U1iig PO'We.l'. The sc<oHel'i:[JJgsh:GI ;>l.ctsas 11soi~fIl wall, whereas <II. ~'H]e:J!!.iIUel i rn:ugM [HlSS des![IlmUUI~TI or Ill]ji'ss~lhel:a~gelt ffi.ltogetheL If YQ[! arecorrIterei!Jl., on tbe mn, ~m]..need time w escape, a good! S~'l.ot~ln b]8LS,tGill!il er
even ru~ greru~:iraml,ge se1u!. seveJJ'1I!1zO!I!iI]lh]e!i> i>p.f'<1.w]ul~g" The dowmddle of1l! S~][Mg!!.il[lis th1lit~he ]ru'ge, tweJI¥e-googe shcl]g are l1iudkYflllClIm.f:(refol'e D:ulld!em"o,]ue 'W~.leD1i ~rn'{eiliJlg and leave less rno.lilTI.fim 'ot~er eCU!!l.~p'fl~e:[J!t T~:iis.mM.st be CO[IJsidleJfedl if a ]ol1!g J(m.IT:mleyis :reqjrul'eilll"

7.

T.llEl,iPl:SmL, <it

Al'IiJe~u.cll[ls have
fDOOk.

speci@Jlrel3!~~o.b~]i[ll every TV show,

wi:~hbi1l!rJ:dg!!.l:[ljs. 'fh~y seemto
eVeI'Y

1l!ppe<M:i.[1 el/'e:ry movie,

pop mI!o,veJI., e'>rery

DOm]C

Dun heroes havellb"vtlys

Ctl!u·.uro

them, fEO'rn.~he 0]([ Wes~ 1.1l!w-

m:t1m1.w [~e gr.Utty ~1['Ih8Jllcop. G.mgs~t:i.ls ~'11!~ albO~lt tJlte.Ii!~;liberals Olmld c{]l:[Usen'i1t~vest].gl.]tG.. er tl]e:filTI.Parents sheilte1' chi.ldre:l!iI. jfl'O]]]i[l~u:;nm. amid v fi.1i11l!ffiIJ[fact!!.il.re['s ~;1Iih[lll~lJ\[d!r:oFillme$ n fm.fill Utemn..f:lioss:ib]y ]l~.ore!!!hal!il ~lffi.eru!ill.tJo:TI~ob!i]e:,~.fue :h1mClg!!.lJI ill sY!lmnylnlo~ls w]tJh,~:li!ile['i!ca. But how

uefltl

is mh:isC[IU~:I:1JJ~ H.vO.l1i agi[U[TIS~1JJ

S"'W1l!rrIllii

of m::wly~seffiiHes~H;1I!te1's?

:I1c~jomtJI hernes.jhe .JveF<l,gepe:usGIlJ .mlfl.y ~1I!ve dH'fkM.]~y himl.lg u.yth.~J1g, .~et 1I]01TIf: sCi'.m.e[~.li1l!g s s l]lJiI[~ al]or!I a mobiule 1JJS <I. 7!DfilTIlhue's head .. Th:row Ull the OmdOI!.18 e:nmtimlal. Sti'lI~:ffiiof !!I:milliendlQom~l'rIm,f1ndl ~:he possii!J.i.~.hy of .1JJs!!I:cGecSsM. ShOl ranks one step'
[n~f!!H1],mw[ Utd.k;e
{]i!1l.rr

very.

lIbove
]e:~:h;1JJ~

:nii.e:.@P~:i&lU[TIg yom &rr~<ilC.ke:I'. wu[b Soodli.es have wmlillcls-e.g .., those thilt. strueka

S.fui!OWll Ze{M]]ili:e

tb<lil. gfll~]

wllstedlb'lI~]:us~k

un 11 [1:0[1-

\¥a:y- '] 3 perGemr~ l}1JJmefi'llIu some [ype 0:1" [laffiiJg~mi .•A ~.agell" i,gl]~ s h~.crellses [fuJe odc'ls ufaccurate aim lJiu.m does 1.~~[bJ~.lJJgmo ~eacly a sIllaiky s W,]stW~l!eI.·efuJ;miLdgM:mu; de {lome :ill l.lam:ly is :im e:xlre~li.e d:OC'lliI.HMltOliICes.

II YO[lare

u~ mu!'::z]e:

gm~lbec'l !by <I. W']][TIt.~.e, ap.is~i(!I.Gll!I.TI. be. a IH'e-slli\i'Bl'. Pre.ssimg ag~:il]s~ thellil:mi.m.eac'l ten;riliP]eilllci sgjllil:eez~I.TI:g: tlTIe n'~,g:gerttilkes aposlfive

ne sik.m aadeusures

km. 'Ihe

rac'r that ll;[ii:ml.dg!!l:rul sl:notJll, are

]]g}.TIrr;, andeasy ~. b.!ilil'I'YffilTIaike. th!~m~ mtrn&t~yeflsfl se[)o'.[D.cirury we'ltpo.mi. mri'll.1y sce:~fI!l".U!D.]1' y{mrp.~imsI!I'Y we&.])'mlt ]SlI carbine, th.usaclcls~]e

p o.ss]bmi.t;' <if sh;aredrumm!oru[ldi U,gI:we:.~olldl. FOil tifu)eserellS0Ils., a .P'u $to] sho[l~dI &lW&Ys be ,c8t!l.l']ecl wh,ellcOl.d'maTII1~.I.lg g[mIU]S, blut 1IS .1JJj)ac;I{1l11p' 'Ci'.[D]Y.Ne'ite:rro[gt::! Ihilt .ffillamy di:ll!lmem!]e!!'ecl, hilU'-eru~e[l co!~ses have been di.scove1'ediwir:i'lJ tl]ese wm.tcleif·weapOtiiE sm~c:hll.~ched!i:[D~~]circo~c'I,
dle:adlh1l1.tc'ls.

8.

.22-C~LIBEIl

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These wernpo[lS (ItHe OF' plstol) ['nl:'e. &l1o!!m.m. no w:udlel' than 11 Fewffil1l!H]U~le~ersndno ~!Q[lgeJj' a thfll~ an bdl. l[D. Ilm~l:Iil,rul cUI'OmmS[~I]reS~!lsusulIUyrelegrutted! Itop.racJiice, bOlIiJpettl~~Ci!ffii.,Otl.'~a~el1!1Ul!I.i[D.g small gllml.e. of.

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lu

iMl

ilJJttruckbymhe [lm:ie<ld,h:Qwe'\i'er,~~,e
<IJS

dI.~ffi[l~ll[~tive .22il'i.~liJJf'ii[,e stilJmls

p'"t'o~rl.ly R]o,niigsude its heav,~e:r cousins, The sma]] size off Us rounds
ilJl]ows yom to cillrry thrreettum,es ml!~d]alli1llliJJlliIffilU~]01].TbiLSilJl,sO makes
eaJsy

tt.~,ewea]](mirseJIf
p]e,ffil~umll,tlll,'Ollil,g[rUii!.U ~.U tuou
,~lIS WO/II]d!

]ug'l1te r,ilJ gm'ls;enllll en ]OJlg treks tihm~]~l ghoulJ

~~,rested,~,eu'Jrlo',ry. he ,iJJmm[l[llvlO1.]us also T :l'hi,l.to stock .22I!ufjdire.
11

to

,1]1:]it11!llrn,C;rrllil:re

&.Iililll

the: cuuntry, No sl,~oplh&~ se]]SilJl1Y kind of $Mnml~Tho disaclv<t!ii~1JJges preseettbem-

selves, ,however, whe1]rr.hel!.lf.~eof

.2:2 ,is (lC\[Iside:redi. The s:!ilua:~]t'o~:lil!lJl
rOfm.eif

zero s~o:ppl,ing power: People {~,ndliclil,~g

Presldent Reqgru[l}

~1JJve been sl,~otw[t~, .22s .mllil not even ,re1JJl:izecl M~:niil:u]lru~ef: A g~'Oiill.l Mlki,I.]g <I roond to the: t~,estt wml]d net eV!i::i[IJ e s]owedl, ,1,e~1JJI,{M,ue b s~(]Ippecl, by th~.spliny IDO dose o odds
O[aJ

pl'ilJectuk. AmJtl.le:r problem is tt~el.a:ck

pe:n:etl":1I!~umli. 1Im.lgerrruffii.ge:s. \\1jt~.l1 ;[ti

.n, you

of gll;Jwl~
!I

~nj.gM~lllVe to get:

lin]e

for QOl1l!1.fol'r,ill rn.G~; tlh@t could :u:nncl"{;1JJse stress1l!llci degrru:ren[le kill, Eyu1h.e sa:[Iilt: wkel~,. [he~iiI.ck of powerinn mlll~HjJf1red

!by a .22:~;lIs·beem GiUed a !)]essul.lg in disguise, Vil1j~~!OilJ.l.~ tihemo:r-ce rro p'1!.IL[Jich 1r~()l!.ILgh the; Ilac'k of <I .z.ow]mb~e's sh.~.l, .12 ltlfim.Ue1s ~]<I'\Ie beeDl. d
bowtJ:ilIT,Ooriecchet iffilSkleuhe brain esse, do.u~]g!ls
.45. So when iIi eomes tlmete
1.lJ]u.I!C~.]

d;i'l[lilrug.e EiI1iY 0lS

a~lIiLiL y(i(useUllgil~nstll
SI,lJ]a[~"

.k~mIi!Uffil.gz;olrnib]e

mennaoe, do not d:i~o[l[l!~ the b]e, ef[ijciel]tfi['e<l.i1'~lfI.

&1I1il]m,~ t~oY]Dke Jil;ru~!!iLre t~Js nimof

9, Accessomas SukJJ.ml:t:I!$, ]:IT ari:t&:im'lbie, cmJJ!i]e a vita]1J.lI:~1I:cl.lme4]t to YO[I!l'[i['eal1'm. T.l1eh" ah~.muy~ol.1J]jMf:lle nelse oll!vj.lIi~estt.1ffie need :lim .11; i:n(]lW, S]i.l.lg, or {]!~he. [J:(m~ bl1JJmus~icweapon (es$ejJ]t~.lIl.if eu the move}. A teleseopic Sigi1:ti cilJI.]ul]cFeaseaJi.[IjJ. i:m.[IjJ.e:lIslll['aIbFy.,especially tliO:l ]o'~.g-I.'IMlge sniiuper anacb. Laser sights, o[l~he suefaee, .rn.1I!y be j'O~U

best bet. AFter lIU, bow ~~;Ftr:c]usit(~,op'~:<Icea red do~: omllg~,M}[U~.'s[mehead? ThedlU.:S1l!d!Y1I;~.1Itllge lU.~.uit.edInI!w:y :Iife. The s~:mlJiegoes fer ls

mlugM..:v.i.su()l]. sDopes. A~.!l~oM.gfuttheYll[~!OwfJ(]1' ~.clC~:m[lJ;;,~!oJlg-'ran]geuts h
Olffii. zo'ffiJ:whies i1iI:fter d<M'k.

t!!ilbeEwhen t~le .ruretFnepfere.ll'lh~e aecessary, Th:eym.rny [tGi~lbefttniliry, al]oi:!Ihey may lack t tfui.ecache~ of'eleeuomes, i1Jl!u:hese ll8ffiuC iJISiU'lJime4Ms Wmml.eve;r~iBt yOilJi t
'OWl.] .•

they become l~N~.li~lg .ml:lOil'·e tt~lI[1 useless b]RCk power ruas (nit CQ[llVe~]IHom~:lg~81.ss 1I1.bdl metal slights

SlllJ:di:ElS Ihav·e s!h;O'Winllflal. t

Iglw,.einl~lile·'lln3IlJ!II!fI:[l 'oif b3~~~e.lihe dG5elr'

<II

I'IlJJm<HlI ~S ~o· a ~ombce. Hlie w~~der r.15 sho OtUIlI!l;i! w~l~lbe. W~eln fil:riliClH~

~Irllg Wil~ Y'~~li f~lrl~a"mnl{:s.)'.'El5talb~i~II"<l I'II'1lal:>:!ill'if'llllllll1ii'l ralmge'rorr
il,",Cim~8C:y:

lI"elpe<ll~e·dI

IPir.<I:c:lllae·aganlnll3·tlrI1I'O.vi!1l~1 tiEl'rgeits. ~1fIndea~ (®11~e,s5~fll'ee) ,cGndi;..

ti:oli1ls. IOIlll~e'~h3~ r-alrlige is f,i:(·e~, ,c~Viid~ Iby MiaILf. his wlilUl~e YOlJJreie.e. IT T

~ri'rekm
move

2iOime d!Jlrilln gEl1i'I1 ifl~~llJ.a.1 .tla~k. ~!Elll!;;e:l'LlIlI"e'the' Iumd'ea,cll,co a zene, as YOIlJllraC!cmaqr wlH.
m1O.t ~U~COIiJil n ei~Q;je.

IIlIO.t

dOl:Milir tlha~m this

Ilf'eli'l.gla;!;i,~!1I~1

<II g:mlJJ.p, Il'li1lil'k!e slJJl'e

to hll~ 'Ii"josle' tha~ elr,.ter the zerse firs.f i:u::if:o:re dli:l~ th~5E1dl1il\':ie li'IiQ
IIlI"IIElI~eii

IPBI~clh~lIlIgl ,~th~1r5. ID'o tih.e·

mat

)"O!JIrr'

If.m::,,~ol!Jls.ex.(:u::iri:elllloe 11,8!s.lheeil1l. :£liitrree:;t..lhi6l!1dell'lledl ~@l~ice' oJm:ce,s, df:~a~
Ira~!e~

·comlha,t w.teirali'll:l. eWirl ·,co'Ldi-lb~oodedr"

Im:!Jr1delfeif~.

ha'ol"e'lelmd!edl

l!.lIplas well-c~l.ElWe·d nrflle.at eeeuse they bel~ev<:<dl~,mllrneir·ll1e"",e5~Blril,dI b Imol. HilerII'
'llr811.tlIDIi'IIllI,

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QWI.esth:m: Wfulru~ CloU,l]d be: better tfulru[JJfuiJu]~,I,]g hilmJI ,g.re:~1I:cleiltil mass 11, of 1IIJP1,'!!)&d]i,I,]g z(MulJ;]e:»{ AI~Swe,f:lI~moS~lIl]ythuffiig. AI,WU-[Jersol]I,]e] ro;:,p:]osi,ve:s kill Il!1!ru~II[Y by sl]['~iPne:l, metal sful;ar~,s teru,',i,[JJg Hlll10!llgn vhail
OF'gMS. AF,~fuus will not affeetzembles ,1I11c1 thie chance of Shirr:rup:ffii,e~,pe;[Ie~r<fltung thie sloan is S]UIII, glt::mldJes, bOHCJiD-S, am], Gf~.el' explosive wo~s

are ]neffic:,ue:ffiii werupcms.

These devkes
Zicmcl!b'uemo!bs,

s~,mll]d~!o~

be rGol,m!p]e~eJ1y ,musc[]![m~edL, tlmfUlgh.
Dette['ttNl,ruffii,II Jm:
0:1' gl!.mpow'(i),e:r.

FO:l

Ib]alSt~ng tih['Cii!!.il,ghi doors, c['eiltingum~O'i,ffii!
1,~,ot~,ll.l]g orks w

1l1lIT]C;a.des, m,' eVE:[JJ Ciltt,e['i,liig s

The ]]Vi:ffiigclellC'Illave

1]0 [e;,Toft]:re.

WO'IYi[JJg ,ill]epeu flame ill a ~lml]'s

Z;onra.bi.eswhohave Cil[lg~,lt fire wi]! m~jthe!!,[I;(nice nor I.'e~[;ttto tl~ee:[JJg!ll.~fi.I.lg[]<Ul~e.sin EiI1iY wru,'. Too maJii' hu:ma~~ .h.a1!'B tn,et wit~ f:mg,edy JOI' f{1,ili~ to understand that fir;t1. is no deeetrem to zombieJ! As a weap on, however, fi['eU5 stU]] h~IIil,lIl]ity's greatest amy. aOlmr,r~.e~e in:cillel'mio.[JJ is the best way to desttmy ot Z!o·mhueo·.liice <il!1]J:!I jf:(W 8i~lIlt]H]~.f:IgeHll(ui.ml;[lres ~]l)t OI,]~:Yd'i:e>l]ocly '~WlttaU traces of Si!)~.IIInlm. However, don'~~ilirnll !Ii :~hmethmwe[<l![J;d! SeV51'0l] Molosov CGcb~:u]s

fare will clo no1~,ll,I,lg slewor irn:peoCleitsflclvrunce. to

'<IDe

tli1i.e SO:~l]t~(m to ~U y{mr p~.'olb]e~.lM.~m act(IN.<I~. COEifiill:H1it ,I]{'.e canbe

<IS

deaCl~.y <I th:rea![a:s h ] s i1p.~o~:e.{;ttor• .FIe.shi-lliM.llfli1l![I, INffiI~f:;<tCl, o:U]r.:::FW']se---'ilThkes <l.~!oimJg~im.e~ioltii!IU!ll. or 1:ffil tfuie[I1j:U11[~tes. hours beferea b~.i1ZuHgzOlmillb~e S.l!IDcI]IH·bs, i~wm become o

a'!Jct][o<l!~e, shamblmg-t.o:nJih. & S.evenIill easeshaee beenrecorded in w~]khlbm'l:lilJJg w.~J:mls have dene more d;f1mllge.,eye4.~ cm.~.se£il ~II:Ore dealli1i$, till:iJ1I!1] .. tl]],ey would have wMhm!I]Y
a w<l~:kl:ffilg-m.' tfuieir :I][lge:mau]s PUl.'eutsdf has m1:&~!h.
I]D

to bepel'.foot~y

]oya]ty. O:ms~de[ tfuie nml1Ll]mMe .IJJ<ltl]!l'e

!I][

Y(]iI!Jl:r.

s~lrl1o'1!I:!ndu:ffilgs, :he cli1i;a!1oe of slnGkeil]ha]m~o[l, ~ ttfuie Ilossi.bi.~itty thai! a M<E!iewill &C'! O'ISa beacen for Oi~l.e.rZcQI~:]bJes. A]1!~.lese: f.tc:~o:rn[l1jJlU$l; be ccnsldered befure such ILI:mI]~f1shedi. F{M'~fui:is ~,ells'O!l.,[iI.'e b;m:i1:undy censldered au aJtJi&tdk '.r[!l.i,gfuitweil!j]o~.~, o
11

powerful

t11.tdil!Jl:li!pI'tIClktllok

wea.])'ml!

is

rune! F&re~y used for srtgutic de1i'e4lse.

L I\,,fol.orov COCKTAIU> 11]~s term ap'p]]es~!o a.myjM o[ llil!n~I.nll!b~e,.I:hl!ll:M.witl] <I1.)l'UHlJlitJive fuse, It is a dn.e:ap, eF.fecJuve. w.ruymoku]] lHl]hip]e Z(MlfIb!ies sr once, Iff tl~e sit~UI!~Jio.mI. PeEEifiiuts-e.g ..,f1eei:[Ig1l![IllClvru[J:ci:nghorde, deau.uHg afirepliOO[ sill:l!Jlll:'rrlN:I"e., dlesbioy:i:niig a Hammtlla'Me; snuetuee W.i~l ~IUIlll]~]p]e: .zmnbies 'o'.r ~fliIPpei1Jlil] .it-by ailmeans, 1b00.rn.hm:l!:l1. the.:g;1~!Jl]]s:1m q~]esr,iO'.mI.I!JI:Ii![~] I~mhlng .is ]eft
1J!![~1Il'>~1.

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2. Dou:sr.N'G Ute ac~off d01ill.s]I,]g o]usists
,~~g;l,~IUI,]giJJ IIIJ!1I!td], ger [!ffres~,rn!Jj;<I~, fare

:~UqIIIUcl (g<lsQ~ine, li:e4'ost:fIle,eetc .),~fuJmwingitil!t
dBl.l]iLage:,

Silll1ipty fillul,~:ga btcd:et wiiJhfl!<lJI!Ji:ffil~ah]e ,I, znn,hie or zo!l1iiib ]ecs, snd [,lliIJ][Ij~.IDig. ]J there 1S m()ilill~o.re:SCiJJpe andne dsn(]Off
l

fhe

O[l~y dLi,'~.wiback to

t(hiL~ IlileJ.hodlus~fl1Je

dose !J['OXi,l,mill~1,'egj[~i,I\5C1.~ofiIUy ,dlre~.cl'l[~,e e:[J;eiu~y.

.r ~.

If

3..

l'EU~I8LO'\i\<'TD

R GEl
&

The oom:mJ,ma roreh, wh:uc,h, C'O',miSlstEof

p~\Cilrlll.1e t&i1~k a~acUnl5d! t01l![ii!O!Z:-

zle, has [IeU'hertfuJ.e l~e<ltU.[IgpGiwe:r nor ~he~llle~, sUJp!p,ly~o !bum n]t'o~g~, rnmmlllie sb.U. HMJ h canbe it ,!xI\nl'il\el]:~e~MI!l:restf~!['~er if t~e [1I1d!ead h~, qWLesUmtnllve 1I~:re1Ldlybee1,]soaked ]1] a fl8!lnll]8JibleUCJI~.id!.

4. THEFL\:M:ETHRO'l'VEIl This {i[evk:e,pe:rhEtpS more thrul .ruffilyther, s~~ikes~o'Pk o as IfuI.e!l[]tij[Ifij<[~e :mmfuiue e:I~~~li:[I1l!Jto.. A. jet .of. ~,ml'le<. twol'u!J.I:[QiiJk~..fee.t :Io[lg, 'composed!. oW jem.edl gHlSO]UI.te, C&:[D. iD1m W
ru[l~Uiilliefldl erowd il]~oru wlli~:ullig
(iit~.et.

full.1el'1l!l pyre, So wi];, notflil}C]jl!.lllre
'Oi~e? W'U.]y~o~ well~O[lS[Qrl~US f1S I.'ed.sltic :mms<l!ke all]
.mmlHlMi.d.e~fe-

bl.'e1l!t~.i!iig ,m:rngWli.? ']]iif: ftlI]S'l'le1'S ,are as theYll!fe
1][~llIlJefO'i!lS.

The fl!ruJiiiett.~we,r WM devclopedl. pn!'e~.yM .1 nilJili:ma1Y\¥e'rupon &JiiCl is ~J) l.o.l1lger ln servlce w.uilhi~[iie U.S.
Army and Mi'l!Iul.~eGo:~s •.H W'(!i!ill]doo dI.iifElic[lh to'[UI.ldlfl~yrnodJe[, OWE:; t~<rut wodl;:.s properly, A.{:IJl[ll.~I.]g {he; fool is e~.
~el ~O:l1le

more d:umcd~ t~,ruffil. Iliie throw,er. Bmilss']]I.ni.[Dg YO[lcgun~Jldlb oth, ymi Ill]!!.I.Sleonslderitspraett[C~ use. Viii]y C1lfty :sevemy pounds rOlf eiJj,l]ill.nnelllJt on Y'OU!f hack W~f;Jii on]y <I handifull. 0'[ gh.(ml.srnre loose? .Aff]litI1~f)thrower's weJIm.]ltmaikes i~ 0\ ]]ooimyif YO[Ifl!re QI]~1iit; meve, Unless YOM .1l!I'e u.~ Ji]xedi pos.utlon (!Ir ~.]~ve a access to ~.m;otm:~zed1tn'<Ii.J1~spod, sheer ex.h<l!I!.iIS~]!DHwm become as ,diml!g.e:l'om; iii.I~.l~.W[ilIS!~.]e W&~I::jj:~ d\:mCl. Common sense wo~rdl s~stmhat <II. f:il.i1mel[uov,re'l:'spim::e omt!lliie 1Ja.t!kfueM ls .mt ove.rwfulclmJJinJg[Q!lllnbers, f;Wru".ffii:]S ofl!.il:mietl,m {]lllmb6rn:mtg :il.l the~]m'ed!s .if.llo!mJml!.il$i"iJ.tCls. lf s!I.E'ha hm:cle were, heaven EQI.ribi,m,o ex:~sit, t chsncesare they wmildl.~e' mci~]gill~miIiDh~1l!Iile4', well-eqoipped g01,i'etl1l:n;1]em farce ['<I!f~eT tl~<I!~.one pri'ii':<iI!te t~1Ie[l ancl~us tlIlsty {and! ~et'sl1iot. fm:1ieJt .~meg.;jj.om<'i:mL]e1hirower. d
l

[liluilgnmu:uo.I1l.1l!rtdl. .~.~.nl:J!mv~.s8JNQI.] re twoUlilvll]~]O'lblk ~ clashes wuth. d1el~vu~.g dead.By
a]~ [1i1.ernI1JS ,~ee]

assets
10 rtg.lI[<iI.

dm~i~]g

free

d.!i]e

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rn;lI~er.Ua]S1JJliG!IUlc1yeuas a

5~$

eaehe ii)i[ potel.]t,i.!I~.weap eas, BIlI~lI~W<l!YSkeep uffilm.u~.ndl. ZCMl1b.i.e-'s p~.nygi.,ology, and wiil;1I!~ yGi!lU'~OI[lie(l]iladed!evk:eus a
]ukcly Wi'tcClo·.mp]iS:~.•

t.. CID A
AJlill"~ from :fi['l~,sllIlfull.'k acid is [hiel!ms1 w1I!Y [0 oCMnp~.erre:~y destl'uy a zomble. lmr:ilp]el.]]e<ntuml,g it. is otm,oilb!e[' m<lUe.['. If semebew o.~Il['odm:e Y'o!!.l.~.1l''!,i'e~heremlS W acqlll:ire n .~ a.,ge am.'OIllI.1ts of s~!UlJ!rk

fldd,~relI!~ .it wh:~.tflle same I.'espe'l::ttyou wOi!J.!.]d .tIJl] :imu::e1.1di1l!I:Y WetIJpOllJ. No~ mdy Is tMs S[IIliSlll!nCe asmuch .1 damr.ger to YG!!.I§Self lIS .ul Us to t~.ile!luJ:deii'Ldl., time the i~tllli:es to dissolve zombie HesmtllmJl Ibo[leis c'omudl.enll!J]e. Add s~mll]dI~e usedasa post-e:[Ico~lnter d:usl:1'mm~too] F<lJtJhe:r t~.]<iIlI]aWJJi1i!Jrngut 'e8!po·.ml w ..

2.PorSON
As th.ererure fu!!!mCfiree!s oJ tbeusaads 'of ]et~]a~cor@:lpoilill:m~s in this wmld, M is um!possui::!~e~lJi discuss t1]e:linll~]~m1[eru(l, . we
wij~~ mvuew

same basic ['~~es.lh<llJg;OV~fI.]thep.fuiysk&]

amr£llp~.ysio-

]ogiC'lI~. l.uRe'llp ef H~e [lllcle~[II . .zolnni.·es .1IJ['e ijm]ll~~.me~DlIJU types of ~rnil]l1][I.mZ6J'S and ]rli~RiJ]~iSsuch as Mare aadreae gas. Al~Y ciel]ilp olll:mrrl des:ugl.te.m wlTIfIllIt fuod!:u]y llI:mrlllenCl no Fon:g;e;r c1l!moolby
p!!J'iS'G§JJ. l'5CJjlllire ~1~11CtiOl]Swouldbe eCJjmil]]Y

]1.lfI!potel.]t,S!s~~e
ot~.]e['[1JJt<il] e:f1fec:ts

these fM:~c:tjOffil$ •. Zmnhues dJOffilOi[(sllIflfe.[I.iO!m
SIDIHloclItiOl], Offlll.]},

fuie1lll <lJti1ao[JI;:'s,[Uenre jJI<'t!1.'<iLlysis,

3. BIOLOGlCAT~'V"o\.Jt:FARE Wow:ldL~'t Hlbepoetk to ,d]es~nJYfue1l]gsU[l:fec:~eclfuYll yim::; wm~.run:o[~ef vums.?UnfOlJl!.~.ffil;<Ii~.e&y, this is not 1JJIlo'ption. VmJses .tJtJtllckml~Y ]ivu.mrg

.56

Max . .B:ro{lk:.s

eells, ],hey haee 1.]0 effect (1\[1 jhe ooacl.

The Sdmr!lf.;strue i
r.i<ll..Several

forall

]lIibm.'artlJfY

tYlJes o1i'bsciea~fiemlpt!>have
neCffi"

been 1.IDJ1tcle oc~IIMUI~iJJll(ll spread ~
disease) <'lmo[lg

t.izin;g ja:sciltiJ {a flI.esI]-eatul]gb'1l!ct"el.'ia~
ClIl.M!LI['m wS!y~o zjoKl~Ib·ies.
g!l.'fliW

None have proved success f!Jd. Experi-

[l~e[J!ttsare
feeds

newunder

'Imi~W
<I!I'e

sttmncl

of baeterhun

that

OI.l~Y 01].

d.e1l:cUl],esh. Most expeJHs

s.kepttic<I[ o:lfits success,
[IUI![[!y miC['OGFgotmliSIHS

Tests .are

{mgoml.~:g:~jo. determine

w~kfu oWthe

mi.o!l".ma.]]y .i.IIlYolvedi i:UJJ decO'nll!llPosh:iom QOmlttimu: to ~OffilS[II]:te flesh .il.1sp'.ite

of [~S lll:ifectecU[I!1Ji[!LI['e.[f these Ink::.uobesc<ltmi. lJeisO]rntedi, i~y's fiirs[ Welll100 of mess
dead,
d!estill'[ICt~!i]11 i.mi.the;

!I'eilJlfodwll::,ecl,

and delivered ~Hf.11.!lMm.]el.'[lC!~hMm.1fnl.~Gu~!liSeg:, tltueyoo1!JlM!lbe .Il!!!Url1l![l-

battle ag:&:~n~~ t~.ll::~i'l,l:img

4. ZOC'I:LOG1CAL

'WARF,,\]lE

HWlmld.redis afcrestures,

g['eout otmld

SI]]<'l][,relBdi 01] canion,

EIJiJ!pk,y.umi&

some oK the:searu:uD'11l1lilsto ille'ii'~[W Ute dead before they deveur the ]uv-

inllg 1iJ.ldg~.lt seemthe .ide:lI~. sa~!!iI.~uol.mi UIIE(!([i!!l]I.!la~fily. all species, fil.\omffitye.•
naste fi:re <itII.MS ,im,~umiduve1y aveld z,(),~nlh]es. The
So,]aml!ll:m

~.l.U~]]y toXkml;1li~Wlre

of

r1p'pe:mJl'S be e:[J;codiedul] the to !>ollfIJe~Ml(:1 off ''v:ilJe'' lOI.]g fOf-

S[IIV!VlI[ ~<lJttet[lS of

t~te1l!ffilum.nill

Jd.mi.gdorn., Tfulus 1iJ.1lYGrrfW.UOQlS w<unhlg edoeor ~Guel]by m1l!s.l\:lby
hlill:rn,8JI,lS,

sig[l!lIl.

that

So]all!!lUn emits,

IJ!E: M ami.

is ~.I.liJ!PQss:uh.~e to 1l!I.~y ikl.]!OWlll substance. (Se.e

".HHJ A.D., Vut\l'e, 1.(l[ui!ll<itllu," J}8Jgt:s 1J5-16.} 5..IELllcTRocun:oN As t~e Ziol.nbie'smt1lJlISC[U]rn'
bils.ica]]y tJhat OF
<I 1.][1mtl;i'tffii ,

sysl~m

is

e]e{;tl.'kMy

does have U]e1libi.l.u~yliD~e;l1IIpo!I.'Lri1y stml O<E~:mf1l!lyze itsb ody, Le~h,1liIren]ts ~.~a'\i'e

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been seen OI~~rune::drellll:e cases suchas :poweif lines used to com, ~)]e:D;e:ly char aZcQI~:]I:IJe:s braul1I,. TI1:usus nm a "WO~I1I~.J'we<l!pon"-U~,l.e c!liLr,I1e~M~il;m mu t1.u'olm,gh pewer lines is el1(](!jj,gh ~o iIJi!il:uFll, I1,mGst <lilly < o,~g11iiiIJJi,c: ,UiIli.<iiM:e;r, 1,i.vUITIg uadead to OJ, cr]slP'. ]~~!!.iI:ires 0" ~w~oe tlhe voltageto stt!l[[I11 zo~mblte tha~ it, does to stm,] llhi!!.ll,mm[l, so CO',mIl1lml ta-seJ
gUlll1lslIl,'ei:[JJeffec:Uve. EI.eddcilty has been usedtc fDM'iff. wjmh Wlltef~ fu]]ed, electrified ditc.hes~G c.reil!~e 11, ~eJjn~.ruI;rury keep g;ll.Q:rds 1,)&["11y.z00

]O:ffiig ~m~lg~, fO:(j: ,11se<com:!lsuy f&l~<I1, l.lI1!et1:lod 'be e;mp~oye>d!. Several to S[Cc:11,l,tcklenirsbrve beea recorded ov,e1l:'~]].e ye:1I!['s. i
6.lt'!.:[lL"-TION

Experimencsaee
d'l!e effects

1,10W

ibe,ing w,l1Idm::~edl totest

l]lf U(lkfio,v,mves1liIJJd other electra-

60, ···6···/··········· ..

m,<Igl,le~:ic: l,gm~:~s tile l:if&t:unsof the m,]d.eaCl, 01.] s on (___), the t~e,ouy tha~ nd.<1 device oO[IM gemie[·a~e massive, .i11S~1I1~lt, ]e~hiJJ] tt!JJ.Hllo.rsi:ml. ZQiJiIlilhue's grfl!y mflUer. Research is a stHI.unM$ elldy $t<lglBs"and ['e-S[I:Mshave so fsr been lncoaeluslve, The .only k[l;(}wl] im~run:c:e wfuieH Z~Gffii~I:J'~es came, hit!) CQI][;;U:t WWl gaffil1:m& radi!l!tiio!ffii. eecurred dm·i.~.lg the lJJoto',]O'l1LS K1]()t<m[mciCle1~lt. (See" 1987 A.D., K~][ltl'l:ffii, Cb~m'l.," pages 234--15.) In UliSeVel]t,tthegl.lQ:l]]S were 11I!(J!~ ol]i}' [11]llffFedeCl by rads that WG[11d I.]&\le killed hM§J.~f1I]S., but they di[l'ea~ej]ed! t,o spread their C'OIlt'amiJlal:u!oll ttl1l'(}[lg~~.'Oi!lit tifuieplI'Ovi.IMJe. For t~e fi.I.'st~inl];e, tile wm'MI gl i.IlCIPSe.d! «I. uew .iII]d even dea(UueJ tll~:e;[t the radieactrve zumble. AI!, ml[JJcJ'I8JS thi.s sounds like the ~mdlu.lcc~ of bad .1.95:OlSscience :i]duon, ]~.is, air was, 11 very r,ea~.11iiI1~.d 1.li.g~m'.k;i'i]]y s]gffii,l:fi!Cfll.ltt fact ACCQ[,(jHl1Ig to reeords, the radluo'<lctuYe' gl]!)Mlspm;sessed [10 e[llli1l1]ced1lj]m[ies o~liffii.]lIigim.l.powe.rs .. T~.e tfui:rea~~hey

r-v

p osed ]fI!r .~JIt~.e,i.rilbl~.Ut.y to sp.read.d!ead!~YIi<Lel!u<[~~(mw eVe.l"yrtJllUI.~g 1I1td! everyene theiy tOli.Kh.edl. BveHpeo:p:],e who draek from lit w~ter S[I!Pp]y t~]e ghm]]s ~]<lml umdledl au eel! S(l!Ol1l1F[e1'wotIIII .fffi'.~1 rllcliatuoffil sickness. FO.~Jl]ffii.<lJte,]y,the (I![ltthreak wascrushed by ~he Gven.,.h.e1.ml~ u~gpo'wel' ofd1:e,C:~.d.~,ese ,ruJ!'llI]Y. NQ~;m.dydHd thh, sohlt]on ~~ut sn end ~o this new d!tl[]ge:r-~~ prevemed the di.sfls~,er ef t:]]eK~,or<l~][t:aol::~O:l
goi:lJJgcrMucll~ ..

7"

GEN]lTlCW.-'!.:IlFALtE!
0'1.

SOcrnl.u/c;rei:eHt ~M.\Oposa]8 receunneud

vruu-.tetyof

ge.ne:tiK:: we&po~rnI.$unull~,e

Wrur<l!gllJlI]S[ tfule.: [IIIC1eruJ1. Th,efin;tt step WO'!llM.b e wmElp~hegel]e1i:ic

sequenceof S.o];1l!nflm.III. Nest, 1I1lllgellt would be developed W f·ewIT'ite ~ful.a!~ SiBqJlIiettce:, ,o~[d.e;lil.]gtfule v.ums to .sm;pe;l1!dI~ts OliUac'k o·ah!lIIIlJ!flil]~j.ssue, turn onillSeU,O!f
silniP~Y self-desrruct.Jnstead off [',eMiIl~.I]il.lg the 7!ol.l1!b.~e,we wotl]dI 1.'ettllifl tfule v]ms tha~ c'o'mitmh the z'oli'liib'ie. U' saceessful ,iIll]}, of theseageuts wo~]d be afevQ~![tion<ilry ibl'ealkdu\(]i![gbiimi. COIIIJ!D'1iJt\hil,E; uadead, 'nm:mg~.]ge[leeHc ~~n.e en:gim:er.~[i1g we c,o!!.ll.ldfurnlJ ami. actllUII. O]I:e. Celleb'.ration of tn]is bre1llt~:h!rorlgh, ~.10weVel', wE]] .lliialVe~lo
wlIit The

scie;rnIceof

gel.lf,uc

t~.]el'lIiIJYuS still

~I.] cSimi:fal.uc-y. EY,~] w~RIlii. h

me(I~<1 <iIUemk:m ~:[illil.~11]IISsi.vet1:ffil1I!1.tciOl]resc!.lI['ces,

beth of whkl] are

ffiI.,o'.miex:isrel.]t,1I1.]1I!gel1!~~DoOlnbll[ tlhe virus w:u]~ .fui:lll'll!:l l.'emaul]1I! tl.1eol.'j'. ·t~o

8. NANO'THERAPY
N1I!1.MMeCc.l~mio.~og)',[dhe srudy of .Iuicn'oscop.ic ll[llldlUI]fJ:)'.,is
OIi~Y il]i~s adelesceece •.A~ presern[, e;}l.[)edme[Jj~1I!1. c'Q.mrp~tf:;ff c:ll:ips ,u[e bcimigrnlJl.ade; [~1l~ .rurencblgger t~1I!El!<1 :ffi[TI(!~eC[u]e! CIne d1l!ymhoits thilt s;rn.[l]] wi]] be

1I!1h~.e~QPe:,f,DI.ll[itt1l!s~£ wj~fuijm the l.mnl.l.i:m1. body. These Illililmbo;H;., er whilte'!fer the Slccepted. term wil] be, di:i'lllIJ!lIgeCl.tissm;, tfulere is I)Drea801]
il Necl.:m~l.y

w.m 'O~mierny Ci!es!:ooy caecer d
viruses,

cells, :repflrl:l" 'f.hem:e'H.cO'lil.ly,

eveu attack
why

1JJ1.tc:l~:lh::st~G!Y ~]~Sme

tfui.ey Dc!!M.~dIUM lleil]jeC'rred!

lJy tn.lelbmi(mS~ffiI~o, Wful.eml will

huJectf:il:!l. ~]m.n<'lll.u. o!~.em~fY·the S,o:~1I![I!!ill VbIS am]. el:i1dlicai'e ~ Ill]
W'U]f)Ji1

uti Fl1om~he sys:tem.

wm MIis~E:lcl.][[Io~ogy

be pe:l1ect:ed?

:it( find itsw1I!Y

imo tneliilileilll:ic1I!1. p:mfess:iion! Wfulm will . .i:~be a.rn1l!predi ~Of C'Q.l]]iD'1I![i.migSO:I~11111.1ilTI.? Oim]y t~ITI]e wi:llre:l:~.

Speedaed agll ity gIlO[Md!be ym!u[ln;~ det':eIlIse1l!g1l!.inst: the wa]kimig dead, Am:ml.' w:uU noronlydeeresse both these: B1.dlv<ilmitruges tt-l~t yo
~1lfVe ver z;ol.mb!ue.s, b!ill.~ [ wmalsQ o :u ()Q.~Hid.
Slip

!!.II.

yenrenergy d[lri[il,E;Plm]onged tfuJ.eprospect seems
eY'e41.

A.cli:iI.tt.~e riskof d.e.1h!ydr:.[tt]on,

M1d

less

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llItt~:ral:;r~y·e. fu~ui.],less ,ObY~,Oi!.18 di.s&d.vaffil.·~Olge llfl1ii'O'1' ]srrl!C)~p~y$~.One ~:o Clli~.but, jJsyc;I1Q~:ogiclli[:Peop]e\1!'e1l[i.mlg protective gmilb read tQfJ:,e~. 111];0.re m[l[kllel]lt m:tCl. ~~n.e:reml:eImike gll.'eguterrr:ffib tblDlJ those ]1] simple eleth·Umig. ~is a:rtiNdilb:rave1:Y has [,ef>udtted. i:[1 tOG JiL~:m:[!I.y senseless de1Jl~:fuis. T Simt~~l~YP~U, t~.le: l1!es~; jJl'OlteoCUG\[I~ro.m.ll ZiQI1(Jjb~,e:hite is d:istilnce. :U: J)G\r some re:lL'>OfJJ yeninsist on SOllfl!e rype O[ p['orec[~.'!/e ge<1!i,I[lt: fu·]]{iiW'UmigsmulIl!lIl.'y will [)[iOviJ!Jl.ell[~ [heiu[Glrl1ii;[l:ionmi,ec~,>s<iil1'yf(w~M'iJj.de.!ii~.
de>Cis.ion-Hr:llIiM[lg.

1. PLATE I\![.t:IL This [;m.I.~,dI.'be dle:l]!~roas the c][Issk "S~I]t of m'mo:r." The~ei'n~.ittsetf [)(mji!l:re.s [liP' images of 8ee.mi.ljj.I.l!glyiffiit~dbllek:[Jj~.g[urr.sdressed frnm head ~,Owe In s~.l!i.I.l!ingsteel Vl[~ 80 nliiJllc!ii iPmtectioll, w[)t1]clm'~ one be alb]e ~o wfl~.ldler a[l~!o!ffilg~he mld,e1lcll·lIl.I!~S"MilU.~hlg dlf'.:ll(I OlIlwill wU.~h drn[IJ~.UD ger of. l'epel.'.cm;sio.ml.'i' h~.tr!ijth, standsrd [lwdii.e-YlI] .armor is f1lLl' fl10im

U D1iY[lhiel'lIibe. The ~ea~he[' m'~ifii,etlll joulii~s~hllt~!Okj!its I
t:oge:tthe.rcRIii. be tam.
iii{j)\iiI1ii

manypieces
s[lff-

b,y

&ill

lnClivu,dm;(I'g pe;rs~stej]t!1m];CI!s.,to say
smits

IiiJottmi.ing.of~ ..mtob. Even

.~IM;&[;t, steel

are .heavy, (;mffii~/be:fSom.e:,

roC<itil.~:g,dlehydr1l,t,ing, and e'.XM'elii.lie]y 11o'isy. ]fp o\Ss]bEe, st[udJy snd ,""rea. 11real S[llt of 1Irmo~r fine! :pr<i.C'~]re :f'igllrr;il.lg ~,[Iut i1gru.I.]steve:11i {}WE; (moclk) rut~ac~er. y()[I WmfiJlcl the experleace [lmcolm§o!l'~1JJfu!.le st best, escruclrut.i:liig lIt wnrst, Now lmilgi:n:e flve,rr,el.~,fi.Ftty .1It~acters, 01.]] (;;c)'D1iVe4';gitl:g: ()ilii. yeurp oiSh~.ai1l, grnb'Mll,galt theph:n:es, j:)~]lli.[Ig then] UI] rul!] dira:Ho~ffii.,s. Witllm]t the speed to '011H(ml] them. oi!"~jh.ellgi.I.i~ rn001lvo'ud them, e'!,i'e~]he r ~1i,eCeg8~'y Vigl,O'1ii to ru:[J)cI .uiilill shike them, Y01] will otIlii.li.oS~cedillil,]~Y emil. lLiI.p as IUu]eml]Ol.'e nml.] canned fooCl!.

2. CH"'!.IN .MAD~ [[ Wo!~lii.from hemmo t~oe,ttMs S~m1.]iP]e-l.' Form ·of armor actm;(l]y does Pl'O-

~dde seme pretectlou Fffi'm.z;olrnb!ueM~~. Teeth wu]1 be [lllElb~e~opeaetlO'[~e H.. ]il:l~S, thereby SlIVi:ffii.g yO'M. rro.m :un1fecrr]on. Itsf]exi.Ib.U]]ty a]]ows s rom:' grellte.im'OtVell(lel.~tm];CI! sjleed~ its ~.Rck of it facif:'pl,lIte.ilIUows ~or grearrer vusi.bi.~:iry.Its ve:ry I]<lrr!ll:re{~Il~ne ~ai~Udp~.1I~es)OI]]OoWS the sk:imi.IO h.re1itihe and thereby CW~S down 011 de1IiydnlltuO!ffii. snd ovedleO'lJi:[Ig. .DrOlwD'aC.ks" h.owever, ate still ~~e1~lti.fllll Unless Y,O[I!1;arve been 1:i<li.Iii,Umlg
wil'fui. tfuius <liI.'mQufur years, .UJll~p<l:u:red.. 115> we~.g~,ltGI.ITI
),'011[' C~u].IJo;'il)t

effectlveness

]$ iJo[mdi W be

g~m:imc.rease

e:x)~.aILil;sti,o:l'I. Its ge:liiera] discom-

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['Ol'~ C1l!1]1.e<ld!~O!ocDiiW<l!ru~bcl clistt"actt~OI[!l.,so.nlTIJ::!~.1:il.lg 1]]!liSt bell!vo.u~ted th<lt A~.tho!!.l.gh G~.lBl:U.Dii. I1!]flU mll!y .keep ),0[1 slIve f[\o'[Jm i:lJJfe{;!iiomt.mlu; p'.ressn'e 0;[ 11ZlJ!mtwhie. bIute: .~may srillbe ef~O[lg~.] mcrack bones.rearnrascles, or .Iip f1esl] wi.thi.[Jj~j;jeMm,o'r. As w:imb p~<ilteDiil.<Lu],the d1l1.]kit]g of so ]1fI<I![IY c:bwmt ]il.]ks wuU slgnalto aJluY[J)eru.;lhy ZIOmb~es d]lItlP'rey ntis ill'II.'~.ved. U uless YO!!.l. W:&l1ittymll.'presel.1ce aITUiiOIJ.l:ffiu::edl, d~SC)OilJ.l:11i1 .idJeO'! this e.I1!ttire]y. On <l!p.I"aGlk;JInote, i[ yOilJ.l cheese dii&Unmai],rnalke sure .itt is

Uffitbaml.e.

Ibrn~rr]e-~llUa]]ty! MIJ.IcG~] of themedieval ismr
df:lCOI'm~!Offil OJ' sitage
Me

oD"f1nde:Diiti .1I!1'u.Il'O'l'p:rodlJ.lcedilm:lBty
]ess

[Jer:lio:r.ffit!i.otmlc;e.fimth~.s reasos,

expensive

<Il]oys

mleCilin tU]eil' pl'mlm::ti![lI]. Wilel] ]J!JJ:rcnfls][ug YOD ch;a:imt mail, with!stand a Z~oJil.lll::li.e !hjte. 's
f1~.w:ays e:mmre. tJ1.M'Oi~~ .i.I.]Spel[;rr~!()iDii. careful testinll,g, that itcsn aud

3. 'THE
SI.101.dl;:

s'IJAR.K SUIT prote.ct~O:[I11g01:i~]g~ SIEtniHiJI

A]t~o~.]. des.ugl1ed fat

bites, this mesh l:mdys!J.[ut een
1.]]g[H~IliI.s:i]e steel.

iJjp~O the w[lgt]es:~~md!ea.iJl. JiI!ws. Made of either
OJ tit1l![I~[I]j[], ][L

tUle pretectiau of d]ai[!l m[IJ~~with brn~f the weig~M. Noise, however, is stm a lfhctor,<Is we.l:~asphJys]c:ru1 disoom[:or~<I![ld! decreased speed! an.1d <l!g~]uly. S~.l;itDikuits s 1.1Iliig~~ CiD':ffiJ.'lle hi haffiilliy
p'[\o,v.idies twice
U

f .h[II.]t~[1g tile de:adiM:[ldle4'WO'l~,eJJ'; (See HfltUes,"

"U[tdie4'wll~~'

pages M4-S4+.)

4. H:EUIt:UITS T'hug~ype oFlI['Ino~.' would be iIliVa].11w!J]e rro'g~:]Oll]S. iff mdy they b.ew eaongbto we<ll: them, To ~.][I[l'illlm;, Urey serve 1.10 ]J!Ii['[pOiseether f~,m~. oi1stmctDI.]g VUSUQ[IJ. 1J11]es.s yom bat~~.e is I[<rdting pktcein a.
"hru.t!. 1];amlltrea,"<I!vo~dltl]i.s c[lnlmbe:rsome wlIste of space,

5. :Bm:":LF.TPR.OCiF' VESTS Because almostt .1IUCm.~:Ib;lIt-,reli1Dbdl zm.uD.ie ili{(eS00Cm.'Q[I d\ie li.mb:s, ~ilugruffill!!l oihertorso .tf:ffiI]or rure &[ Wtll!~. waste of tume. Offile:mig~]t CQ[IJsider iii htu]~eti!:wo(]ifve:sJt OiJliy iII a cfl1JJotk: ~U~JN.1l!~umll. w~.lk~] i:m tlh.e:re is a c::hlluce; of be]llg shot by yom' own people, Bven i.f.l~.ds s]IDLla~iml, the migg!Jii~,ecl sl'Iipe1l:'w(J![Iml. pmlbgub~y be gOll'lg [:m a head shot i. KEY.L.>\I!. COY.EBS In U!Ce:mlti yeats, .~1I!W eJJ]lDorcemLe;[J!~ ilrvelJeg!1'ul! h

eg[ui.p efficers '!'.IMhthis ~ight, t]]rl:i!'Oi-s~m~;g[Imtte~.t<ll. W~i]e t~.]kke:F, ~.~1lii<ilerpllltes sre 1I.tsed.i[!l vests te step 1Ji1ill1]e:ts,a tll:i~.lIn].e1.',.mcme :~.exl:b~e' versicn ]SeJmp:~oJe'CI~!o
~G

stop bllldies1l!ndi the
imig

[]!ClCaS~OIJJ:iil~

gm'lll.'di dog. This new vefsuol.],if

eever-

forearms, (';111].~el.pto .fficllill.cethertl.sk of zODD.ie Mn:es In c]!DSe-q!m;il!r~r $~~:!llmkms..f ylJ~1 do, aOgj~lil'e Kev'lrur iDOVE.fS, make ] S[IH~':~O wearthem OfjJ~y d~.Di.I.]g ~aUae,1l!rtci. do twit draw ~!l1}' :If1l!~seJUiVI e:ry F:mnli. dte[ii]! M:;'i~.].yI1i!JiUll:lI[IJSmtt.~ep ast ha'Ve lJeJl]eved ilillt. Kev.~O'i:r Of sU.nlJli:~1l!I" kinds o!1i"bodly arml]OI' garve; them carte !U1.lIa.lche tl]l~ilte·!mIJ![J;ece.s! SMY .r.usks. No 1I!1.'nrtO'.U.~n tile WOl'~CI can protect a lnrmaafrcm tfuim kUffilii:!I of stMp.idi.~. As st<l!ted!beool'e, YO[lf goO'ill is to !mffVUVe, oldy s,tlroi1lJ,e, a[ijd ffiI.e'llt'J.' bea hero . .BravaClo in OJ·.ffiI:]ib<llt ]s the StlfeS[ w1l!yt!oe1tClaaligeir yom'the l,o,v,,"ei' legsaad sdff mlcl~'funse OUI'Q[IaJ.cI YOM.!
ANI! SHORT

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TIGHT

CLOTHES

.~Am.

CoM!, hard :I'i~lll.'esbl'\le

shewn

tfui;1l!~ hen Iniiltm[lg t~.e .I.~.vua.~gead, mMI1iw d

lng has saved more Yktil!illS~I.t&:mi. 1b'1Is:i!.c, ttig~'~ c:lotJl1ii~1i&.mJ:d dOiSe,]y cropped hiliI.'; The si:m.p;~e factt Is rh.a~ ghmi~s amiOlCl by 1.·eac.Ml1igolilli~!o grab tlte:ir VUCn:iIDlllS, l:m[iiDl.g thern 11], then bHi[!lg. Logic dict&~:es t~m~1if: ~ess material 11! pe.rsom l]lfflfe~'s[UP for gl·aJbs,tt.~e 1Je:1:~er hl.sorher c~runces
wm~e. Baggy
1.]M]g

c~!(]i~M:[Q.g, {;omp~{(e 'With~}oc:lreitis., s~.m[Js, 'OIFlIl1rytMffilg 1f[,!l::e:l}',w~]] be
01..

~'fu;mmugJllJt:

c{mve~lie4]Jt handle fur gr«tSp~[Ig zom-

hue claws .. A[ii.jiDne who ~.laswOF.kedi in fRCIOffies or wit~ soraeklnd of .mte<l!v}' achinery ""iM. tell ylJ~II~~,e .i.IIlJlpmtaffil,ceof uever lett~i:niigm]ytJJiu[ijg m fuLiI!l1Jg~ome.lg~].~ dOi[rua]g, obvlously r wn.thiiJl comtort Iimljs,

wim~.e]p'

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dlmger.H1I1r (;111.11 be a s~lni~;run" [m;1I!z<l!l.d. M:lI!l.~Y times, vierr.UmtlS have heen seized endeven I[llirag:ged by thdr ~laurtJo 0'1. gf!!l.e,<lOllllile: end, Tying one's hlli:f [;.acklbe'fof:e <I cm.~Iill.iCltfllaywoIF-k.~.e.lliip'OfRuity. Howevef, a short ~.]a~rC:[JJt, O:[lei~]£fuJ o.rrshorter; is ideal :I'm h1l1.lcl"':~Q~l<l.ffilJlJI
comba&.

~iO' e~:D:rn:i~];g[~e th:us

ON THE DEFENSE

ll~,e story
K~,I].gdOlm"

of Y~:~y~Bey, diesclfibe:SllHll

a T~r,kish hn.m:ugraffil,t~Q t~,e UI,d~ed, lI'uil!ck !I),fil l]:is home

v,m lIge

of

OUIli.

A!ccm'iUli.I,]g to' Bey, 11, sw.tmm, of ,ZoOUIJJ~.ues deseeuded fmrn U1e S'INEro![[JiCl]l~g hllls :u:f.Itthe· de&.m,of :ffiI,ig~,]t Those who were no[ devcured
t~OI].Severa]

t]e,cI dthiel,' to t~dl:' hernes, ~h,e toW!], mosflj1m,e"O!f the lacal pollee :<>1111were crushed in t(~.]epanic: to enter t~.~,sast ~,OC1ltiOI~. l \liihUe ~m iilcG:u~lel]tO'l.II]Je,l;:ill,ed eve:.ryo[le: lnside, l\,b:~,y people, 1,1ICk:ovel'mn!b,y ~~le [lffilde.lIdi.
~.]{!ffiI,]e:of

Many, s[lfJe,l",ull!g: F~'Offil.[hi les, sO!Jighl: the tDoW!] dQc~o'r. As hellUel,U,]I)te.dl te treat :h!u,$ pll!i~,e,Dl,ts, th.ey expuredl, then re:al]irn1lwdi.IBe:y.,1I s lx-year-old hoy, [iiiI1l11&gedi [00 dimil OIMD the roof of :hig hOM.se,rel,l(I;1ii:lI1i,ed the~e f:o!r' m!os~ OE the :lJiu,gM,rr.he~] tQo:k off &~;~:l"s1 llght, J!ill.~.up~Dl.gf.m.ffil.l~oojf to 000.1' lJ.Ul!m. he reached open greuad, AW.]ollil.g~] W) ene .~JI[~]e m:::;ruiby vil lages beUe\red.i'nh story,a. search pllny wm; sent to look f[wh.1Jj.m~ffiI. mllmmilel's. Thi s g~Ollil.p fonmid OhM. in Shfl!nl:D~es, all bIIU]d.~.[Igsburned, smasbed, or others ...use de.~trOoYBdi.Half-eaten : cerpses ~.~U,efl::>dl t(~.le deserted streets, nragg~.llgmoot.p.ru:ffilts, eeough 10 ,:muestt 11siz.lIib]e greup, fo,I.~.ow'Bdi iii tUilck of fewer, faster t,ra(iksintQ the IlIJiO~II~t1im,.
we're sbeUe,r hl th,e Ne]Ulel.'gm~I].'I' was ever dlseovered,

irlig Ihe time 1l!~]l!ilmIl1l!~,e~jO'l.[s barrleade ~JI Im,el,r doo',l1>lIm;i1,wlndows, to

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6$

W.n1l![is

thie perfect pli(]irreCUo~.fni(](ml~lelliUlld.ead.1 Th~,truf1tu]iy,[rh.eJ'eisn'~

pl'a.ysi.c<Jl slIfar. Si!.I:]J!posing ¥(mm:.lilu1iIge ~:ofl.flJJl.,Il:mi!k1!, mo,mjfy 1l!. stl:'!!ll:C!lliI:re keep the ex~euffiia] threats art: 1Jl00yor W [rh.effiiWh!ru~1 .ZoB.Mes will l.tG~jMSlt go lIiwlIY, O'i.flrltlmere/s 1]0 re.]liflg how ]OU.iigit will take .~(I(l' rescue, How will! you survive? Hluiige:r, fMustt,disE1l!Se.,

one. Deref~ ... seismJ'tt as simpleas

and

JJi1ijijl~y

ether faetcrs .h.\1'Ve cbi!rnem as :rn.a.ny lives as [he walk-

Uliig dead, Siege
OF

warfare, the type 0111'1IIN.:::eS~Ol'S faced wne[l [neb eastles

v]~lages were SIill:r!I.'o1!l.ncled e.nn.e:rn:ies,is wl.lIa~ YOM wWbe fad:mJ,g lJly wllle:mJthe dead w1l![k &ga:UI.]. PffiI.ysl.clll. stl!fe-tyis m.]~yenep mt of ~heeCIJ~.t1l!-

tt~OJ]. To ~efiLu]iypl.'erO'l!l.'e(l, YC!!ill. :rnm>~I]ave 11 wm.'.ki:flg kl.low]emge ~}jf 's~1I!~u.omil.!I'Y slilln:ivO'Il[1] 111]imJ~e.mepemlel]lt worM, ~hi.s ruJ l.la'S]ong sinee IJee:D1l

fmgDtte4.]. Lookaroaed y.(!i!J.l1! home . How I.U.t(II.~ytems Kutl!\'e lJeE1H lntl!l.~Iill.i faetnred wh"fuiun LreD1l.,I'i§ry, even a lnmdred m]l]es o[ .H1 O[]I' wa!y oflUe, pillJlk~]I.lli']Y as .melubern of~!h.e[lj.dles~ .imjlJl]srnd;E1~:izecl .[J!iI!~i on eillJlll, on
~!J.[~res
i!t

deUcOilJteD1lf:'~wo§k

'Of[raffii.sj][dllti~!IJi

Ol.ffiiJJl. cmnl]][liIlJkitill:~01]~O

exlst.Remese 1:h!iI!~ l]e~wm'k,tI!ffiiill. weaee redneedtc 0'1.. st&!t~lli!urdof .luY~ffiig re]ii.MI.1lscelllt of l.lJleJcli.evai. Europe, Thosewho Comt~pl'e.hem!li!I.l:is <it!I.tCil plaffii fur such am.e",:Jsrr.e:flCf:stand <it nrrullc.~.greater chance of $!ru"Vuvd Tbis sectt~OJ] gnows l1oH~..nowmo C[emlB a SIToU1~lOLdi &m:li IlOW to ]~ve wi.~hjm:Ms
b eundaeies.

For Class .1.COIIlJinC~<S, most jJeop]e's homes wi.]] 'provkJJe 1iI!lIeCIJI!.mtesil1Je~.~ Ke:F. Tffile:re~s. 1.]Dffii,eeCil fieei!l.le t~ .dty er tOWmJlIS 8001] as Y(}[I ~.lI~rn:~ha~
~[w dead are wa]l-!;i.ng. II] Ifact, thisis
~OlllfS

hi.gh~.y di:it.!cmlmged!.[n

tile lfirn~

OF a 1!OIlI1!b.k:OiJUad, :rnog~ off the 'p'o·p!!.iL~;ii[ttion wil]try desperO'l.reJ!y tQo·esICwpe. Roads w:mbecolue<l mass of $~wtiG:lJJtI![y vehicles O'III.~rl P1l![Idead, orl~le: dead. bodieate
OVe.IT!!.iL[I the

]deel people, a sitmilt.iol] tl.n.a~ Isrife WWl tllepo~.e:i!1I~ifl~ [:01 v:io]e:l!1Ice.
Uffiill:i]~~.e ]~.vimJg.dJe\ltror~l]e tQO<lee weald f well[]OIlS, prepsrefor l.lVUI]:g, t1ly~.ffiig m.~ly addrno~re
sorr.fuiw[I

tlilelll.]O'I:[-C:~.y.

So load
home?

YOI!.u'

ml.1glo]t,b[lt

s~rnY[li![t, strny

srure,

s[1I!Yflk['[.

AffiiJd.

wffilmlbe~rrer place to do

:un vhe oon~.[mJ ()jf

yOMn' OWl]

MallB:rook:.s

L UJImPARATION "ART Is 'fin: IloAul Before the dead .. D'.use,heffol:'e. the ctlJ1l!os1l!l]d C8Jtl1!lIgebegin, eertain
m..<OUl1!eOWI.lers defenlBe,

wm

find

that [hiey <ilre safer

tlhi.<II]

the:i:I'mieigtlibo]'s.

AJlmwllI,glhi.ffilo. hallil.se was ever c;oi]ij$ln.I.credi
SfiVe1'ali

f(l(l'lm.e PIill:r:p'ose ·of :m.mib·.ie

des~gl]s .nru.... ~}l\o'\ledre:rn.ru1;;,&I)]y seclliI:re. RJl'yom'hiallilse e .f:OE a ZD!mibie O'IJtitO'lck:,VB!iUDm;mem,m'es

i~eilf is :ffilOiI g~mcmtlnt]iyrell:diy
cen De ef!lll:l'~!ayedw fmJify it A .. Erwepti;oat>

Stihi:ecl ~.mm]lii.es., 31.£ seen ol.]ibe8Jd.es <lJm:il. 1I[(mgrr:uvel.'s1I!wril.

(lither [l:iglhi.

w:rure:r:JJ:lTIarik 'll'e'&.s, were hllil.i]t[[~aun~y to S[v'oidilbel.l]g O'ii'M'[II,] lJy fiI!o ods, O nu~j].rfuiel.ght alreactlymake:s mnrveffilttio[ii;"~ aM:Eks Impossible. Deors 1I11!CIw.im:il!aws could even l'e.m:<Iin opel] i11]di [I [!libmu.ded.. The !I:n~]y e;11J~Fa~meand O'nlf.;er two O[ltS·UdiestaUl'CiiSeS [)ollil,~CleitKle[ bebeerleaded ocrdes~o'yedo!~e. the ab:rffifil.is
SO[If.teled.

Secure on tbi.s miseiCIp.LiltfolIDln,

S[I[1I'uv1I!l time would be dLe~e[']]1Lul~ m.]~.y t~f: aBom.lt .of J1F'OYis:i0m1$ a by .~.·on~,e,OW!l.lf:(u s~·Q~.kpU.BdI. I,]am Therejs gJffilo[fule;rhi~&fui,]y I:l'ro~bctivedJwd~.~:[Ig w8Jslim]]t to camtl]<lIt bll!tt ,I force j[IS~ as pn:vaJ!e4]~, lInd justas illeailly, .<'I.'> 11111 l!l.ml,ruel1dii11'lmy:

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61

heing cOJ:'ffi~mC'n:ed i[l~he ,Arn.e:rDcaml, ~.elln]an1llill" ru:e, des~g~,]ed~)i)re$ist mild te moderste tw,ug~;e,r$. The']l' ~,ruyGlliI,~censists of CIO!ffiI)['re;~e :a]]s, s~ee]-l'e~]]fO'fcei!il ,rnJ)orK,runci g~E<e~ w sl][lttte:l"Sneilitly oQimlcell~ed t.e:~ind eve:l'yday clliIJilaim s, O!1l~:teill' owu~, 'tifu)ese dQ,m:k:Ues c(mkl wit(~$htt!l~i!!l, beth a C]~$S ,~ and CblSS 2, m]tllrell~.
[lOW

"slIre houses,'

fl. MoosjicwtioiUS to /Jol'1:ses Se:C'lu',Ul~ga l~o!!l,ge ag:otUll$~;~e!!.mclead! Is s~urui]ru!I'to t ]uv.iJlg. One difference sec![lre,IYiltmi:ugfuJ'~

SBCQldllg ]t

lfr,Q,m,u[l.e

is

tilt

cmnmm[lDII!l'glM. alsnn, Mtl!I1iY o:l'u sleep
G!!.I:. 1I1,O'i[UCiSlI!l'e"lItFliJedl"1l![Jjcl, WO.r~ll,f.lg;.

onlybBc<lIm>e

B!m~;w,hllltdQrr.hese devlees 1,'ea:ll:y cI!!l, ot1le:r tlNtt!ll send il' s:igmill to a private secl,uMy O~' po]icef"Ol'ce? wilam U"these tiOfCes don'tcome? Wfui:ru~ if they are OCCllilp!iedi wittl1 . .o'ttmer lJ<ilttttle.s?Whllt: if ttl1ey .3!re;o'.riil.e.red W pron:er:tfl!re~s deen~,e.cI "mare :u.m!p0['tllI1f'? W~]arilf they have-ceased Jill) eil>1st, dus1JJPll'eare!i1lnll[[I! the stemachs of gl]!!)[I~.s?[1'1 ru]y of these 'Cages, di[lX~
me1l![ISof defense are ca]]edfm'.

Seciluity bars on doors and will smop a gml!tp cf .ZO~iJlbies for a~:ulllJi~~e(l ,SimO~UI]~ time. 'of Expedence has S~~l}Wll~:I1illit asfew
win(lows lIS three w<l!~.ku[Jjg delld (:111] tear

tthefl~.dlYWIIUIl less than twenryfOllU hears. Tempeeed safery g] assprevems enh')' 'by smHIs.h~.I.]g IJilmn: C[J![1 'be fbrctld! .ujgfu~ou ~ ofutspm.le. 'I~IU.~
(11m eas:u]y be :f.'i!x.ed!bj' :unTlsta.mng

eoacrete or steel frames, However, [ile Illlo.~e:y :U wo:]]]d 'takemorepbr:e [ each w:hr!low :um1ill ®.ver1lge house C'G%l~!iJl :iKh;(J%lM. spe:[JJ{(nstead '0.[1 ImliclHlsu:niigo:r 'bIIU!(lWg eneof'the flll.tdi be I twe ~~,O[ISe~]Jes di.sClltSseldi EJ!Thove: sm~ed '0.1'~l]rlii1tdo,pm[}ff (])'O![ffiJ:UCU]es• .A good telii-~o(Ji~ C:hlli:I1i-]ul]k fence f"1Il11J liH),]d dozens oli" ;!)(]l]]bli·esf,Gl weeks even IIlCMlI~!:IS, IH ovid!:1d!~1e'.ir1]llUn]lb~ l:eJ!1f:1fllill 1Il[ Class .~.A.~e:[Imot dmier-b]ock will], [,·e1ufbn;eml witm s~ee] rods andfilled witil. concrete, is the s'lIlf-es t hil[.. ue;~~JI bot~. Class .~a~rl Class 2. omt!bl'e;,1ikS .. Zo.liiu.nTIg laws [I~<II.YIJ[\Q,hrMtac Wll~.~thi.s h~,g~.,bfllt don't d[IS~.lCIi.ss ~t (Check wi~h.
i
l

y,OllU ]OCil~ z~QI.]il1igI:MliiLI'd.) A]~.umml7!GI.miMes

havebeea kuewn ~OinTIrtm::: OC:Cilli.~O~S) ~ID'Us~ to I:~emse]¥es oveif obstac:~es lIS~:UV i1S s.]xfee~, this

il;[J!s never occarred

et] masse, Seye;rc<llpeople, well-armedaed

w:i~h.

good! CO!1Iil1UTl!fI!U!lk;[~:UO.IIil, l.lilIiI]IMlIi.l1iil S]X-mO~ WlIU, I][}I em;i~y fui,![tt Cfll.] safely, for lIS langas the sttmnilii,Si of tJh~.s 1'(]!M:~ hO~i[lb; eur, g A .gflte :iKh;(J%lk'lbe steel or w!v(Ji!m.gl1![~.inH.I, s{I!UCI ~Jpo:S$i.lMe.[t slideto sil,o!.l.]d.

oue s~~e,Iii,O'tt sW~liig in or out, Relufercement lsas simple as p!ruD'k:Ul]g )'l:ml' C.U' [lIP O'l&8Ji:liistit Eleetrie IIlO~iG§S m8Jh Opetl.1U[~;g:easier i1JuH: wm~ea¥e, yO~1 tm~p'edl i.~.1I~):o'we.r(mtilge or blre1lltd!c}'w:Iii.• AB slt;&~edear]ueE, 11reu-foetconerete w:mII W]U ol1i~yp!roy.idlead!e~III'iJi:e pmteC[klil1i ]1] 'S!. Class .1.o:r C]<IS~ 2. o!!il[IDrellk. 1m 11.Class :3 olll~ilJ:.rellli;, el10lligh 7!o.rnbu.esC~J.l,BtnTIiiJI wm, c.~inTI]IbQl1i~op' {!!I elld.]0the.r until tiley
mrm<l![Ill1:lliJj.eadi rilmp .rr:ugl.M'ove:r yom:, waU.

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C. A.pMfflle".ts Ap'1l!I'~merii~1I1.KI ;'iIp!l[r;t~ne~lt°iJlMoi.]d:ing;.> y,runy un si1le and ]aymM and, ~I'lerefore,
~UJJ

d!efe4]SuhuHty. Howeser, from the sq.U.tilm two-.st:oryb!J[u]d:u[~gs {)Omli;rette
&ffilm

·Qf

Los .AlI.l:ge]es totthe hask rules ap'p']y.

glass tl)Wel'so:f

New YOlu-k, eertain

FU!'s~-:ltlh]Cir lIpMtIT]]jel]il:s p,rese:m1l thf: h!]g~le-.:s~ risk s~.lol!]ptybecause

·Qf

their aooess.ib.i~.irry. Tenstffil~ .~.~.'i,I:i~1;g: f100ve the gIlulIlCl :l]oOJE<lfe al:Uinm;~ 1I~wmys safer than those :in <IiI~y type ojf~oilil.se •. Desltll\oyirilgthe g~f1iECllse e[.l'ectl.'i,i'clyisG~lIt,.es the rest of thelim]]d!i.I.]g.Mth. the ·e]eYil!~Of~!il:meiJl. off' 1I1ml the [ire eSClll]eliDoh~gIm. i:rniPm;eClbiy bw),
f[\OIII <tffily

f:o,uazomhie

tereach {stdct·li.lni~s

rurre

~<'I1itme'1.M houseean becm1l1emlil]:1.m:IIM~nl'lle:riI.

theW:SJ~kuffilg dead,

AmloEIii.er rr'iJl.v:&l1itta,ge'Oflliie<lpadl.lilemcmn]~)~.ex is its ].tuge j]~p[Ji~.<'I!tJi.Cilo]. WhieH:ms <1. ~1'i'l,i'lI[e l1ome(]lw[JierUii:my be l'io,.ced. to held the I:es:iide:!licehy hdllllilSelf,ml
lIS

.lIp1lI"ttrnfl:UiiliJli!II.~l,du.mi.g can be d!demlem

by nU oiJi'itll teffil,lIw:utS.

U]lS<lI.soil]crellses

the dll1l![tces of .hiliv.ing m!Jj.I~:up,]e s~dM.ed ex.ptims s[uch cll~'pe;mittel's, e]ect['.kirum., pm·1IIIC1:ecl.ics, amid AI.'I.lbY reservists {I]!O'~ st~U a~ossib.mty). Of CO[I[~se.wiith &dillrr.i!Dnali~eQ-

rulw:lIi}'s ~h.ec~se,n~

p']e C,OElJTJE:S the ,cll!a]~!e~.1ge(]Of ad!clitio.nulilsoeisl cOlo]jf]icts. Tfui:UspOi~e:Uiith] p'oo.bEeoriiTI., however:, sbo;rdm never 'be a me!:elrl'em, Whe41 d100,~~I1g between 1I11hi!o![Se nd an apirur;t.llime4.~,t. a GU'\i'ernthechoice, nlw.1liyspkk the ]aUe'1',

IIMWl~lIirll1!.NnrNIQFIi'~ID'IISOOotllINFIi' I IHIOM~IIlI~IFi~rNl$~ rr.1~INILJlAlS!
AJllilllO~@'hl",~m0!S~ ev,ery l~tli1lil::lf ,ec1ill~:nlfin '~lhlriS, g Ibo·Q1k ,en~O'llIl1"a.~:es. l~iS,e tille' lo,ffii:lOIill¥'elfll~~OI'lEI ~e!Xlts, (OIl'll we,i3I!!,OI'l!S, 1Il5e, mJi~~ltal!Jf ta;c1nes, g'lllM¥a~ glku~l!s, a:rndl50 ,oirn)','~lhGs,e'V!,!]['rl~eil'll plI"o;te,c:I:a db,I'I1I~~uVere Ul0:t Ire,coIFl1lm:elilldle,d, to e lfiIolI'II'I,EHief,elrnse Ib,o,~,1k5 al~e dE'B~~;II~ecll~o ~OIlJJlI~filf al h'Ulmfllall1l ,acll!Jefga~'i'

willi'll &-imrm<llnlslku~I.5al'l:d nlllrlmiUl1 uliII~eIUlr:flieIillQe'. M!sllTI'f of Hne· t!:lc:~kS8ImJrdl
g'h-ille:ili~'e's.ffeatllil~edl ~Irn tillle5e Ib.oob, 51jJ~1FI g,eI'l1lIPI~O)!iiIFilg '!i:~BI~O'ra~l€: B aIaFlfIls1¥:sbeUliil5.~n:by b'<lIP;S" and 1'l8Ir:fllkll~. I'IIOUl~~eltfuJa~ i:Jy~ devilci8'S,s'!J:cihl

a,:;:,Mace

,e:a.rnis'llelrs,

olr' rnI<llllIrnea,d',s, ~In ~Ihe ,e<llr!l et •. wo,lIlIiLC ~e lollS elLe.ss

a,~iBliFil5~:Olin;ul'lioe!;ldi ~lnr~rudeiF.,

70

.Max..B:rooks

2. PREPARAUO'NIJI!'AIIT U~Sn ....Lms Onee the 'I)['.uvrnt.ereskl!eum:: is sscuee, srrockp~]]~]gf,Gl a suege :ffil]ll]i>~ be ~lffil(ile:rtakeffil .• There Isao tem.~]g .~.ow.~Q[lgut will t~e·[:o'.r he~.pto ru:.D".n.ve. 'Illefe.us no ten~J1g ~Jhdp ever will .. A1iW6LYs be~}rep'.rured fur <it .~Oi.ffiig si.ege> Never assiune aq[ui!cik: reseue,
A,.1feiipons Whe['ells .U.ffil. U1.eJficld

yO'M

mlllcS:~ t~·ffii'e.]~jght~:o fliiEtiffiitaiffil .mohu.l:uty, in Y'QIU

fuionf' you have th.ehLlm~.)' of. st,mi[lg liilnJ. IliJ!lI~:m,lIi.[Ii:nlIg ~ :p:lc;~ho.r:& of '\¥e1ljJO~]S. Tl1~.S does [tGi~ffim~:1I!!l! 111]][1g ymur~!ol.me with. ~m.yc<f]H:kimus. iffil8~n.11IiJe.~~ rr dieSrnltCUm].Each o home <l1'se.I1I.lIl.si]olJ!kl .ilii.cl.luKle:

• Rifle, .500 OOIIl]d-S • S[mtgJLun, [(wedv!::i-g&~, 250 si]e]]s
• Pig~ol,.45 cO'Iliiber, 150rollmlll:s • Si]~]&le1 (dl]e) • Sjkm::e:r (pistol)
Thile:8CO[lk


HellV:Y eressbow (i:1ii ]UBlI orr silem::e;rs), t50bo~~s $,igllit (Fi~lle)

N]gfui~_;\'.i.s]ol] scope (df!Je)

• Laser sigrn[ {['nne)

• Laser s~.ghm {pusmo·])
• KlItil!m!i.
TWB

s WOI.~


Wak~zO'l.8fui:~ othe~I' ho.,~:-I:l~.ad.e{jj. sworn or s knives whfui. :sn(loGi~fui., sux.-~o eigh~:-~ncll.blades

·H1I!l1dihilltchet {NOTE: TM:s li.stapll~:ues~D1I!
llclJM,st:ed clepeffiliiJI:ul]g on the

I.u]]i)er

S,i!lglie i:[ldi~.v]dm'ttN~I:mil1le['s should be of people ]u the gmu.i.p,.}

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.B. fj'qUip"feJ'11, Now [~rn~ 0'1.]] weapens hmlf: been ehosea, [xlnT1sidJeu.'what eCJj[Ii:p;UllJeIMnS ~!BCessru:y for )'Q:lll' ~]:]aiilltem~aU~e<ll.lC1! perhsps e'ire~ sm:vlva]. In the shorl .mn, stanci!lrilll d~sa.s~el'-nl:Vnv<l1 ~]ts will s[lffke. A:~.y 1.,o'lllgeJf;1m:! tile 1 n~m!!IT'u;til] below will be [llf:CeSS1JJI'Y. COnliffil~m] 1.~~~lse:hold .ute.ms SMd]lIJS eJOitM.ffilg,t[!~:I.et:IlOlijJe:r, etc.,a[e assumed to be kepton h~.I1Clun 1.'eaSOII~ble (Jj!li!ll.]tities.

• W<l!~e[',theee IlImtliis per day, for ,eooldngfll.1C1!
• • • • H1l1[J;CI-'p1l[m!pedl.w1l!!ie:rfii.~He:r Fml['repn;liLCelneIMfjjlre~'s C~.stem[:o.rco:]lec~ul.1g [;1I!i[uwfltel'

WllS.Ml~g

• Cfll]lled food, three eaas
~fuieyQOnTIrrot~ffii some • • • • • • • • • • •

[odul]e iiIJl~dlm'W'u.m.c<ltki\[u I(alblf:~s pe:f dllY (p.refentb]e tom.ued water)

goodisin

[fu);11[

Twopo:rttab]e ekctric steves A,dvuc··ec'l :nlt!ied:icrnnki~ (m1!lst iHc]mlle~.ejlcl-sllll!'ge::ry urn.:p]e:rne:rnrrs .m,dI. mni'M0 ttucs) Bicycle-powered e]edr]c ge:[ler1l!~m G<:ISo]~alegea]e!ff'&rrDl.' be used (m~y im e:rneD'gea.u::~e$} (Ii!) TWI}l~!ty
g!i1:~~.QI]S of

gflSO:~]I:le' 1f]1IsMigiMs
h~trr~-~oweredl electric ]amps

.Recl.l.arge~lb]e,1ti<1I!Uel'Ypowered sfui!Olrtwiilveradio Twol:mHe1),-po'wel'edi. Tworncll!lII:gellllle,

Twored':iJlIlfge1l!]k, 1J:!il~lif;:ry-[mwerndi1l1[J;(j:1'Qf>olrnr-'powe:.m:ll. J~d:uo~ ! AplJrG!pri<!lltereinf:olrc.efli11e.m[IIiLfitefia~s, ~nd[udi:uflig~ilulllilYe[', bricks, [IJii:OEilru",etc, Ex.tenguve tQQI.kH, ~ncl.M.cli[lgsu.e(lge~lO'lInil.lue:r, Sl'[,fuimldisaw, etc, M.e1l:chul.~g'PGwde~I.' in sM.ffideffil~, s~IPiP]Y~o nrullil]tOl:um W'u~[] pare lenses and s ~lI~rUlte

·U:nrnt.:lIndltor

• One Iligh.-j][!Iwe4.',edi te:le.scope (80X -lOnX), clelllli.l]ge(,l[liptnel.]t • PulIrree1.u. eme.;.gem::yflare5
• 'Phn.lf~-fuve dle:lilnicoil~]gllt sUck$

Fuveflil'e e:Xt.UIil~;!l.l:ushel's

• Twn selJ:j>of e":i'p]iIJl~s • Spare parts FOI.'S!t~ aforemeutieued ImIGMm~:ry aI.]d! user's n1IanmtS!ts • E;det~s:~ve ~ib.rHf)' off ms![ll111l~S,.iml!c:tMJCli:lilgS!ge:[Ie<lllt o!:il:islIste.1!" msnual (NOTE: As with "le:1l!pm.ls.,pe:rsm.l&I ih:::llfIS ,~[Ii::,fuJ118 to ad, warer; amid ]1JTJe.'ll1:idmiernIIISrr lJelfillJJII~Mp~.j.eclfurll~e I.TIllumi:mherr people: in Y'OIIl: gm~uiP'.) of

:3. SURVIVING
Tille

AN Arn"l.CK

fuoucl!e,lncesSaI.TIIUy 1IUllckil.lg bl[~ [liIlJ<'IIb]eWe11~e['. A~ vh.is pO~llt, ynlJ!f wo:rnie.s are Ern' fa'GIlIJJ over. Wll~ti.mig out a siege doesmw[meml s:iW:[lJg ~J:Ue. Mrun:y~sks
yO!ll:1':

s:iiege has [)OIIIU.1Ile:ncedi..Zmnbie.s

SWill:mi.l round s

wm

have mbe &ccmlflpl:ishedand 1.'epeateclfJm survival in acol.dilTIBiJl.

space. A. DeSJgl.H'lre one d!ts~.msS!t lEI. .~ sou] ~:mld rainpe:l".m:its., d~.g ¥ege,t<lJh~e grn'de:m. TfuJusrea,d)y S'Oi!ll:~e iii of feed should be Q0ffi1S[UI~]eclf.i)rslt, 8<J1.Yl.I.lg the esnned food lDm<tffiJ emergency. Keeput asrill.'1Iwrn}'[u]I]lJ[he ]~mril1esilspos!li.[j..~e, ~iO
[)OfllWf

off ym]f 1J000cky;ru;cl serve to
[dlle[ine:rp!olmitsof

<'1£

11]<tJtrj[J)e.Mosl
2Llild

S[I['V~v;j[Jlm.1l![I1!1,1I~S

willexplaiu

OQ:[ISlbl'l.ldi{m

The Zomhie Surviva.lGuide

j!3

al'!,llJi.~d irlfect.ioffil [tG!~ by W1JJste b![~ lJy the lesh::lmtll effects t~.]at]][I)~e or bleaeh wiU hSJveoffil the: so..i.]. C. Fo:r e~ectdd~,1JJ~w1l!Ys resort W ~~flll.JtffilJlI:aiI(bk:yde~p oiwered) geu-

emt(rnr. Nott on]y ~.,~lle g&Soti[lem.od.e:l~!i)[~d!rI![J;d! !pote:ffiltianycl!lIl]gel'O!NS-ijts ~lre] ],s nffil:Me. Use it on]y in exKreme d:OC!NtlflStMU:t:IS, StIC:I\.i.

8JS1JJ lu:ighrrllltttlck, tQOge:ffile~1l!h::.

Whel]m;1l!ffil1IWJ~ pewer

:usM:rure1JJsHble: r .~.I.[Jjp o ossuMe

D. PaM.'o~the wll~]comt:iii:ffiI~]Y" If YGIIi':re ln

.1 gJI'O[ljJ,f'!!.m.
1IJ[I

pm:.o]s

m.l

(it

ttweJuty-fml['-bDIII' basis, A.]'W<lYS he vigi.]lIJ[Ii~ For hO!!.lJs.

[1[d]ke~yhlltpolS-

s.ibEe ]ffil1]Um~h:m. U' yen .rure; alone, ]imnit YO!!.I:lrp1l!rrrob m daytig!]~ A~ l~i~M, make $[lfellU doors IIJ['e seeare {W:iltcl!OWS sho!!dd. 1l!l['l~my he Ilnul!:edl}. Sleep wUh a .[]1l!si"~.~.~g~]t andi weapOffil Ile;siby.

S]eep ]ig!]~]y.

E.Motil.utain1l! klW profile, H YO:U! haveabasemeer, do YO[II.'· coo-ldrug ~he4'e. ak:mJgw~~JiJ!pow~ g©l.1NlIJtiOI~ and II![[[y eqalpment maUIHf:nill.tce.Whel] yell mIm:utm.' the radio, sOI.1flet1hil]gtih~t sfJ:(]IM:k'l~e done Bl,i'e:ry day, nile 1.]eadp:~o'.rIl;:s. Keep Ibtllclml]t CiIUhriil.~S 'Oi]1l1l!Uwi.nd:ows, eS!peol:illl·~Y1l!I1ii:ig:hrr.. F. Dispose ofllJl]hodues. Be i.~ zcombi.e o['h:rn.1l!I'I, a corpse is rot]]] a cOI'.pse. True h"u::rre.r.ua in n~UiI~gfleshcan be a serious hea]tl]] hllZMd!. AIJ bodes wimhun yourperimetet sfJ:oM.k'l be h~llfilliedi o.r b!lil:r.iecl. AI] bocl!ies omts.ud.e o[ YO!!.l:rw1l!I.I. s~lmu~dbeb:m'l.le(~. 1:0 do this, simp]y sUll1m on 1IJ ladder 0[1 ym.I:I!' side off the w;a]]], .~(]!1lJlr glls0]i.l.le onthe fr:esh!~y £1,lIlng~o~lI, lig:ITI~m.lilltch. and ]51 it f<dl A~I!]o:wl,gI~. .may a this lIUucttmmore II:ffil.,die<:t£:ll. to Y0111:1"' d.weUing, h Us 11.necessary risk 10
re§Iffi!oive an a]['e~.dY-IJ['ese.lil~
ll&Z1I!Ifd.

G. Exercise
e
JJ]OI!!.1.gl"l

1ill1lJ~.~y.Use of the ro!1l!~i!o:[I1l!1Jfbkyc]e., ffi.~m:lg wutl] [:;1l!S]Ccalwill keep yO!J.l:l"body

lsthenics ~JllC1dynlil]l~:ic tem]O[l, fur
<'lffii.y

1fh snd

StliO[l)_g

combllt

SitWll1tk!,[I.

Agaul], :nlinalke suee YO!iil:fregumB:ffiI

is 'CJ!~I~eJt. II bllsel'liiemus H
~he house, Basic

[iOmal"y'ii'Lu].iJb],e,use a FOOIiL~, i:[1t~e center
:Sll]{}~,

.of

,s(mm:illPn:mfl!TIg

as ~.uilWl.'esse'5i!iIm:ilM~l![I~.e<ts

tl!gai,I]S[ the WOl]]S w:i]I I,]e]p ~ol[J!lliIffte mliy !>(]iI!U:tc'lS.

:Hi,• .ReIDI]aU!lel]~e:~a:iI]N!l,. Despite tbe need for '\i'ugu]<1.r~ce, reereatieu ls a must, Make sure alsrgecaehe of books, g1l1,neS, alii!:! G~h.e:rforms of 1Mn~]Seme!TI,'~rureruv,lIihiilb]e (elec ~m!ffidc g.lIiii~,es sre too ~U),~ y and ~
e.1.tel,'gy-Mteffk,ie1~Jtto 'be oJ~1gi,de:rec'l).[[1 ImillmL1llJle
YOI!H

... IIONig1I1tdi gee:iiiMI,lgIYUllte4'-

s:uegp, boredom ,CO'Lmt lead to p>!t[rum1i&, c'ldm;i:ol.ffil, amuLil :fui!ope-

lessness. ][ isas ~,miJPo,ril'&~~ikeep YO~lrUiJ.!Ji,mlun good 8h1'l[pells i~is niO

body.

L Keep YO[II' ecO'i!l,'p~Uigs haiiidy, anduse tJh,e~, often, The cGlmt<l!l]t, (;;01lective ,1111011'1[1 Qhhe nllde.1d, a SQlllldi t~,latt wmpe:rsi,st &~ 1111,1, hours :I'm
1I!S ,1,olJlg1lls t~]e s]ege;cOllitil][teg, can be
&

die:a,d]yflGl':m off psychelogwe]]-s[]ppHed! homeshave

.k1ll1.WlIl'[<tre. Peop.~e w[t.[j wetl-proteeted,

been

kml!OWU.l~O

e.ither

km.o~mle ~llot~re(ro'D:'

go .~Hs;a.mllB si;~p]yfmln!~.le

.i,mllDeSSfII.l[ mtCmJl].

1. M*e
]n]

S!!.iIK

yom' esciii4Je ml![~e :i::; p]at~ill.eiJJl. am:l1. YQ[]I' gerurre<l!dJy togo,
ym!lJ [ireims

the~IJlOe~'~1IIi:my ofI3111l[(le, it may be lleres'i>itI"y taabandeu

home, Pel'~.lap,., the WlI[[ has been breached, pe.rllmps11

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':?'5

struJled,pedl!lIiPs

reseaehasaerlved

lJiu,m isnot close e;no[~g~,l.fio:l

w~~<'L'~'\i'ei're1ls,on, :ufs time to go. Keep Y(U,' s~ln]Yil] iP!ack OIII.~d weOliPon ,i,I,l!i1 r€:frCli1y ttocessib]e areapacked, ]·0 adJed!, and ready JDOf
llCNOI,].

4.~J'!,iIMED]ATE nI1F,ENSH

The dead ,fuiarverises, <lind!shots :1]]] the Mr.

YO[I ¥0iIll.

smcl] the smoke, hear the sirens, Screams have bees m1alb]e o!r ~1I,~w,i,~,~,u[l.giPl,lopedy to

76

Max..B:wDIrs now? A]t~]J:nug11 the £itt1Ji<J!~UOlffil .~,ooks grim,
f11:1d1 yo!!!:,

:piffipotre YOliiLu ~]mne-wihart
by nomeaas

i~

s~.g[l1l!~.s Oiillff dLel.lfIise.~f YGlM t*e~fui,e I.'n.gbJ~ aetieus .artthe Y

fU~llt [u:mme, OQI. can save )'lJilill.rnetf y

f~nu:]:Hy from jon.I.]ij.l:lg U~.e:

:f&!tlh of tue m.ldJead .• A.. ,S.j,j"llJegiesfof' ~'W8~S!,o1'"HOllies .~. Lock 01]] yom' doors Thm~ wlndews, A~t~].ongh.a ]l'<l!rleof glass ]i[].<iIY uot step a ZlQmblue,~he SOQII]di 'Of its S~.l&~~eel'~l:Ig m he the best wll!r.llJ~.nngyOII w
Ctlll

J

&5
-J!"
.J •..••••••••••••. _-.-.::.

_.

.

,-~,

"_ .oJ

geL

2. R1N:[IliiLpSt~:ul.'s amid tlill:i!l] 01] the ba~lltillib, A]l!!IlOQI~.l tfuiUS SO!lm:dJs fuo:]is.ml, ~here is no way ef .knowinn.g W~le:11J the water will be nit:. Afner 11! few
days, tfu:u~'s~ u]~ beeeene ymM' gl:e:1l!~:ste4]e:n:liiy. w

'~

,vS

il1

3. PUI]d the best we:rupo:m;possible, {See j]WV]OI18 'cfui(lptel':) l:1.ne:y ~fuiQi!!l.ld be .~ig~][ <1.ffiid,u:l"Imssull~.e. <ll!vt<ll£!fuJ,lIble YO:M]' [mdJy so yon w:ii]]Im;aJve [D ~m.e fulluse of you ~l&nndls. T~ose w:uUbe bllili.~y f:o~ [he m~x1 rmM:r. 4. B egln swc.k:p,]]i!.lg [he second s~o:ry. Use the ]us 1000ffii.pages '7]- nas
YOliiLf g![ude. MGS'tlmolillse[lo~ds ~]01Ve atleast 50 pe;fceffii~of tfuieure.lI11lS ]usrecl. Do 1I1g][lk:kunvel1!~0!'Yto see Wfui.lIit YOllilhrnve. Don't take every[fui.il.ug, jm,[ dtebrure esSEliJti!a]s: ene
Q['

two wespons,

snme f'Ood {ylo:!l[

1I1.readJ)' have a b(l~rnrub[!l[]] of w·<J!~.erl, a IDI.asI~.]iig1uJt, snda il§lUe[',"~ ]l'OWf:(red. 1.<1c1io.Aud! since most [-arnHiie!'l keep d]dfmedk<l~. cNI.ests MpstJks, YOM. wmil', needll[l!y~~.]:iil.ug:mnm.Remel.ufue-r: TIme; o][I~d be short, so don't speed i.~a~~ga~~te;,.il]g supplies wl'lell the Il[l;Ost'umtu,!)ort1l!ffii:~ job Is stm. aillBadJ. 5. Demelish the sta:iocm;e! As znmhies OlreIiiL[llIb]eIT!o climb, ~~]is :m.e~m!Od g[laulIlte.es Y'O!!U' .sa:ifety. MlI~.lY ~.]aye 'll'g[led t.l'IlIt &ne&s:i!El' sO][I'~iio~ wOUlM. beto ibOMd [IP a[~tfuie wund:ows lIm~. doers. This :m.e~fuiod]8 se]ff-.riterefl!ti:nlgb.eC:i!iIJll~ H wmdd take m1(]y OJ. Few zembies
~D 'brellkKfui:mngfui. (I~.ly hO~le:Il~<I:dleb!1ILll.r.iicad!e. No dOllilb!l dJe8~.I'.oy.unng yOiill:~ 5~:<Ii.rcrl!sewm~ake~Umf:lIlld! ene:rgy,DJutit umstbe done. ¥OI!Jl:l' ]~:I'e depe.l1lru stot:ursruw1I!Y
01] it Do IMJ~ l!lml£ll.erllnry dr~m!l118~lInces, nytc b:llim yO'![r wh1li. thehope o[ {)olm§'o,]]j]]]g {inel'i.re. Sevl:::ffa]peop]e

The ZOI.nbie Sur.vivl.l.1Guide

71

have 'lIlternmlPtM. to Siilye~:U:m.e:~n t~i.s w1l!y~rr.fur.::i:1' ·eFfuf~sl'lflve em!l!eCl ]ffil eitfuler Iill.eam:fulb,yf~l'e or tth.e~iots!~de:stl'M.ct~oIDlof tnek .moo.e.

6. Iff yeu have a lad!d!et,!Nse i!fi~O !l)oJI~iffilUe to Slim::!:YOUUFMp:s,tlllrsI.'eff!li~e. HIDl!Ott, C'S!~1JJ~!Og w~,m yOII dio :~;lIve:,nu ruJls.~a.ll!;s ether feceptades and w:lttm wa~e.r, and prepare for a. hmg wait, 7. Stay ~!!.u ef sug)ht[f yOII ]istefl ~olfuJ.e.mmQ, do il1JJ~ll!. a:uinTIUm~iJjnlJJ,d1ill:~ne.W~]f)nthe sties (i);;:urkeil1l.,ij]onot uen en the ~:ighlts. Do :IDl.o,t f1eM go tl1]ewindows. T~.yta 1.ID!mike itt See1.lf1 &Suf~l1e: heuse has been <Ibrumloonecl. U]1,s may [lO~ stGlParandnm z;ofll.!IJ1]ie ]1~tlll]S]O!lU,fulMitut wm .he]prro dis{)Oi!!.IHlgerufll.lOl.j,S {)olffii:g;reggut,k}E1 :f.mml1 de.s.cemli.ffiig [U]JOJII rO!!.iU' hame. 8. Do netuse the phone ..As .i.[Ij rul] dis<L:St"61'S,Uil.1eilles wm p:l1obiaM.ybe ] ~iee(j] One morreca]] emir CCMlt1.'ilm[rr:es eloggingthe [Ip. to system, Keep~ll!e l'i~#,~ o.i1ll~fuielowest s;e~[i:~g.[fa ca:~] dOeJlC0Ili11eUil]j['o~]g~], roy .,nn;ne.uil.s 1JJ1]Swe:l' it,bIlt do so q[lie1~y. 9.P:laffii. fIll.U altm.uarte: esc1l!~e. YOQI maybe ~m:[e frnn:l1l .zm:uoies bl!llIDl!O~ fi1m.nfil'e. [[ <it gas ]ine bursts, 01' sOlme feol dowlu rue Sf(reeti goes crszy w~thll! Molotov; ym.~.may IliflYe tOfllilal]ifom YOIill:r heme •. FiinCla hag or of he of JJi11leilfll.,cS ofc<trt["yi~g essil::(mill~s (see "0111.the Run," pages '9t!1!.--lB),rum~~'BIep i~; the I.'emy. at
fl. Strategies

lor Si"i:lgJe~t(}ryl:JOt[!I:e!i

Iff YO'iJj do al~tl]vei.~. a twa-story house, the <illtltk will be aless comufoHlIlb~e iJI!!I~ e(]m'l~~Y secure :';mbsttimLIte. ostcan be secured by si.mp]y M

rn.hi~.~gthe retractable
Zemhles siI:fl!y q[I~.et~ t~ley

s:rrll.i[,c~.se m:re:l.lftoviJlg [hie tten.I[)Ol.'O'Iry ladder; Enc.k fhe C!!Jgtlut~ye1l!M~ tobtlu~dI a ]aclrlei' olf tlhe'iil' OWffii. If yOiU1 il'y
WUUmiOi~

even In.lOW thm H![JJl~~u~ exists. r
]liopU1I,Th[

:hmll.'l}I'j]icks have $ITOW]!l tm);rnt(, ~.I.Ia Clil]l]c:fui, t~.lis $Mtilre[,I':.lii.mle1l!1lJ (~~l.lii:iitllbei' C<I!IlJ:[IO'~C:~ tli1ie ~,i.vil]g liio'l1lii. p

Never usea basement as a shelter,

tlhie dJea'1!l.• This is a d1l!llJgemll..-s fllUlIcy. B[lr[I~:ffiig, s:dlr:OC@ri.I.lg. G.i s~.I.np]y sti!I.'vi:ffiig te ,dJe&~[~, bllseme:llJlts have d;<I!~.~necllu.ldlreclsonu¥es hi OVeir ~1f: years, II YOllti.ml yOID'SeJf i.ffii. a (me-story I]OI~le w:itl~, [to ([~H~.gl'iiilbwhrnteV5J" supplies YOIlll C11l1lJ, '~iIk:e ~lo,~d welllJo[Jj,lIJl](~ dimlb m:u~o tile mof. '0[<1 [If the ]addeir is kk,lred lIiwlIIy,rnillci there .is tm d:irec~ access {aw.inClow Of tuap!lltoor}" the lmJeacl will [J;O~ be aNe:r:o reactl! YO[u. :Koop sHU and bep' sileut t01ll'l,i'oicllltttacti.[JJg ~heM:ffiideacl.. Zio.mhues il] t(fuie 1l!re1l! will Ib.reliik inlto the house below ym.~., eru!'C~i~[orplrey, tfui,el'l W1l!mleif' off. Rern;mffii s en d~if:110of~oJ1lls ]m.lg as yOlilC~'I1l, m.lt~.I.s[~ppl.iesruiee;.;.l'i!nmtei!l.ol.l" aresene p.;tt<tl'ol.an:ive$.Umay :ffilOi~ cOlffil~ff:rnrrr,1I!hle,~lltut is y[mr best (:llJ1lltce be fiD'.r survival . .!Eveffilf(M,<I]]y, .~w~1I become ]ll5V:itllib]e tOllhalldol.1 ~ thi.s

rd[lge. {See; ''O.llJmI.llf: Rum:' pages 94--l2:3,ITII.' de~t1i.l.s,}

sarery C<I.!I]oe [omlClin pl!llb~:ic or ~]ojM'es:ideffii'tj1lill some cases, their s~zellJndllay,o'1ill~ 1.~.]tIiY<l![ff:G\['1imore pronec~iO'ffiitl]<l!I]I:herno{;[ secure dhmmci]es. II'IOlhe.rr cases, U1I.eeXO'Id (1)!P~~ site iSlme. BeclI[lse<ll.'mi:ffilg1l!llcl. eqmipP'.il:lg these 81:rn:lcWi:ln:~s SI.l!DtIM be done ill ~:fui.esame 1.lil!1l!nlil1:eu.' p.rilvatte:fui!orn.es, 1IlbeJ.t 01.1a gUllcler s!l::1I!te, <ISun tmtis sec:[(io1].ffbc~]ses 01] the best snd werst public s<lffiI!l:'IJlI;M]es.
As wi~lh.p.,jivlIItte .Ihi!ome.s,
[I]

brl]kli.I.]gs,

I, O~""'ICE BUILDINGS

M<ll.ilY of the SlI!liI]e rules fegill'd].ffilg Ol.pirun"~ffi[~.effii.~ Im[ul>es eanbe nrppl:iecl 1(0 office btlildli:f1gs, Once the [i~'st nom hasbeen aIMiJ11Iitonern., fhe sta:i~''C<'I.ses de:stl.iQyecl~i1ndl tbeelevaeors SlillllH ctOWml, &ffiI.office WW5J" of s1I!ffety. hll~.Id!iflg can ~e a

The Zm.nhi.e Suni.v.lllGuide

'79

2..

SC:F.loal~ !IliO

As there is

generie

.~.Ol:rO~lt,

dI.ed(l~ngwhethe[·lI!p!li~~ic:

schoel is a

~oo,jp]a(;e to ~l{l!~.e~lp 'be~~cky. :K.eep ]1] IlIlii.~d the general [,~l]es'of C·1I!1.] defense (see "General Rules," pages 86--87). lTll[m'~.1!!IJ]artdy[:oJ G~E soc.uety bmth'~.1!u!i.<Ite]yfJ(]ir a zOIIlibie ~a!Ik:e:n a ffOl.'ttll:::Ss-~.i.ke ~tllI:]OSp~~. (1[1 se.]v,e·s~:i]t make tifuiese
~]<1US of

s,iege,iIM!iet-d~r

schoels

~.l.O'I.'!,Ie

NOli mdy &ret~.e b!illj]d:il.ugs~l1eJ]:]more .Iii~e m~.~.i.tocyciomllo[ll]ds.

to. W]~ilstil[J.cIa f.uot, b~~ ,dJJiI!~.!Ili":.~~rnll fences S[lrEo!ll:rnli!il:ing t~e:m
e!id![tcattkm
]00[(

Food! arnllill.mecl~.c1l!~. s!LI.p'p]ie5slil:o!ill]dbe rem!IUy Illvll!i]<IIh~.efrom, U!I.ecflfe[e:r.~.1I!,tll!emt1!!lJse's S'~6UtUoal, o:r ~:l~e phys]c<ll-il::duclI!ttkM.] office. O~ten, a school ]$ yOiU best i:!et-peJInllp,s .miN:for ed![tca[jo~1Iimt cei~O't:UI]]Y~Oi1 protec:~ionf.[io:m ,3.. HOSPIH(U' \V,hllt. wo!!llld. seem to be the safest, :IlIIClS[]Og]C&:~ Il~.ace tDiJeero
1I![JJ

<iI.~

[~I,lde1l!di~rr!:ac~.

d[udDlg

olJltlbl.'eilkul> ru::tIN1I!1]y (me of~[u; worsr, Yes,nOSI]Uru.S 111111)' stncked be. witfu food, medic<ll. Siill:p~pl]ues,lIml an expert S~1U[[.Ye,.,,>,llle sauemres thmiifse]y·es o:mk'llbe sec~lreiiJl,M W~!~lll!ny Qffi.0e 01: &p'(rn[i:mtlle.rnl~ b~IU(lj.I,]g. Ye.s, ttfuley m1l!Y
oH~et
1.]OlV,e

SeCIJII·.~~,e'!le~.l<lreg!lLl;Mpo]:uce

1l['t:se~!I}e.[m<l![Iy

disaster,

11:h:ospluJt81~ s~1o!iiL~d be

1i]rg!:om )U]f list o.flil,arvens. Not so
.01'

whe1uttl1e.die&dil:u.se. Sohl]~]m iJiffect]ou of jj]['stt-wave zemhles

BveH with gD)o,wimtg <twrnreL]ess !iI.bo~d zombles, 1I1.'estU]] mb:du<lg!llioseoill. HllI.IKIl1l]S with. bites
,~;[I

mew~y 1[J!LI.[deredc{l['pses <it!l'ell!lwlliysib'Fl:mgllt W .~o'spiwl.s. 'Ifuie: 1.1IJ!ajOli~

somecases 90 pe;DlCe~!} consist of :mmed:ica]

st1JJf:I'O'F ttfuioseunvo.l.ved with tlhe~re<l!m~em off cadavers. Gl!J1o.~(o~oguc1lil rn1l!~s of zOIlIJiMe: eutbreaks shew t[hem ~.j.rre:r1UUymcl!bt~Jlg[r,oni] I:~ese 1bIIIU~(ljl]gs.

4..P'OLICB S'TATIONS UDlHk-:e wu~:h.hJosphnls, the ['ea.~>O(11i ;;t.Yokbg~,o:~ke st<tJ~OJ.!iS:h1l!s less for £.0 do WU~] 1!o.mJMe.s than wutb l.nmtll.ls.[[IllJU ]JJob(iI!hi.~:u~, the peopk ]Jivu:rnlgun yom: city Q[ tnwn win Hock to tbe:~ocaI.po]]ce statleu, cre1l!~:~l1ig
11! 1]e:1{1IiS

ofc::h1l!o:il,

l!Jo(lUf,'8, and. eye;l]h]~.] bleed, too
nliLlIlfi!y

.huagl:nJloe Olp.llc!\!&JcI,
~X!W1!~fi!)],

WD'U[~.]~.!Ilig iCfficWd! f frighite4.~edpeo[Jk, o

W

ilL~]tuy]~.]gmo

force tifuieir w;']!y :U~.MO tfrne iJlliI.u.~cl~:mlg tih:u~]kbest r~)1.·ese4Ms s<ii:I';ety.One they

does notneedto dead :~uge,brrure

'be b.uUen byzemiIJibk;; whe:mI. lle.rurrjml~,grr,jtibi.mI.gs, aeclyOi!ll:f

de.fI!~<I1sfuiOOi~Uffii~,lIl.tcl e'Y'b1] ~ra:mpl]~.TIW'are just HcS]]k.ei~y. So when the

local. pol~C'e gtru~i!o'mI.-miiiil.frne<l1C1 d1f: otlTI.er way.

:5,.RETl\]]~ STaltl'lS

FerClass I [IIl!l'~.s~ngs,Imll.]Ytypes of retail stores w]]] p~.\ov~deil!dJeqltl<ii.~e shelter, Those wu~hro]]-dOWDl ganes, solid 01' otherwise, em.] stllj)!![PIDO
~e:mI. ID'fliiilb]f;S for seseral c'lil!ys.U'~]e suegelru;[sru[lY longeror if
IItQl[-e

7!OIl(lbiesrur~ve, tfrne s]rnrl<ilJuoumruy c.liIrunge dirall.miiJl:k:01]]Y. E[lClillil.g.h rCiittttuffii.g fists, el.1J:mgil. Ile·avu~.lgf.or.ms sm~s,Mmlg against b.reO'l:!\:ut down .. A]ways hil!\'e<l![I11IterniLil![eesmpe
IU!t

the gate: wiU eye;[lt!J.iI;<liUy
[IOiiuep]ruffil.liied!.,
011.

so~liiim

]f t.~.leli)!ru".<1C01JiJl.es bl'eac.Iiii.Bdi,yOilJ.il.'(111] qJ[lick].ymDve i :Ilifllilb:~ a solld P11:I1]13,do . ,OMt( ates sI10!ill.~.dnotbe g
:ffii!Oi~:hjl]g

]f Y0!ll. C1I1]'~

mrdo

cCla1.sidie['~h~.sp']aoJ::;e11ref~ge. .
Their
YGiM.

Stores with-

eoasidered.

c'I~.sp~rny W:iI][!J!O'ws

wm

more I:hru[i1l1dlvenjse

tto~au: 2!omib<ueE.

6. SUPERJ!ttJlIlKI!;TS A~~(m:g:h vhey .1iii1lvee[~ollil.gh food W ~;[Igtll:~m J!0!!i[' gm~lp for years, S~II]erm1l['.!>:!B~$re also dlarage.roim,. l~le'.i~.' huge: glass dG!G\fS, evea whe;!l a ]oOcked 1I1.t(1 gated, pa.'lJvide Utt~k .p'm~c~hm. Reh~ff~I.'ce:[[m~[It [)o[ these e;mramces wouldbe dl:flIiclliIlt lElil!S.iC01]]Y, the exteeierot'a slliIpemlMl-:e:tis a gUiI![I[ d:ispl.ruy w~:ndo!i"':, meanr te shlDw {he· fresh, dLel:idom, food wutlMI.], W]tl]fui!llJIWmi 00[1 ~In.eu[]sidle &:ra~. ZO'[liilhie.s Offil the mMside,~im~is e:x;!il.C:~.]y w~mi~ wi.ll. do. Not fln food stores are J,e81rr:hiir:O'I.ps, howeveF. 'Th~ sm&l]er,rn.![ilUyowned lHlI['kenrunci bodegas 001'theulmlClf C[~ C<tffil. serve .gj!ill.i:ne cl] as w nf:!lliii]) or:.rueyrmvens. '100· protectil!gaul.iJ.s~ ~I]eft.ru[lcl, mmri:';rece.l1J~~y,lfi,ol,rulJl ]naIVe s~.I'm.]g s~e,I gil!t.es, SO~lm.l~ eveu so:IM. rell-dowu shlJ.ilmiers. A.s w~ih
stores, these
!>I.l1J!1I[~m;5i[-ke<ts

ClIl] p.rovud.e

ad.e(]lliI.1Ite

P[IOi~ct~JmJJmrS~]OH.-

nfJrliil,low~]Iii.~l::<IiiS~.tymtta:cb. Iff' ymul1l]d eil!t pe:r.isJll1ibl.esfil'strumJj eleddc;[rr.y~:il cnt,

yo[u{'se]f .UITI. (me, irememlbef' teo

be l:eBlilliy~o dli.sp o~e'of~he:res~;

.UF (when)!~.lf::

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7. SHOPPING. ~1AI.T.S A prRC'~DC<lU.yUluJi:;:fe:mlsrlt!~estructure, :
rrm:geJlsfcM' both
I,UJll!lIIJJS

,mii:!! z~olfliulhiies. l~ is

l.ill'ge ShOpp~ffiig centers are SI:~WIliYS g[~W<lYs lfui,e: case with sm:::irul shop GW[nern. If of sfui!o'P1Je:r.s m1l!}' beeoeie

di stluib1l![ii,ce, At( d'l!e fI:J:s[ sigtlTI of~ol]b]e" these eO~ml0en!~:lCrnt.uo~ffiI,s we<<Ibfui, 0:1' .sWaJrlllCl!with,p,~hraie; .seG~:rity, :po:~:u{;e,eyeH everzeeleus the c:ris~s occurs smldlel],ly,lI, ,hillrgt:fI!~ll~be:[

~r2i:]J'~eJ Wil:I,~i,I]IIiTI.enilMin, C,reOUHI]g~M,ioble,fliTIg of OVeFc,n'owdiliig, Iml.lfl~ p']]I]g, &mJi s~lJ!fucru~iol,l, s welL] i1sllt&ac~~,[Ig the dead, En, ru,] ,o~rnbJ:,e'alk: a of ru[lYclass, [TIell(I~:mlgfJm a SI,l[lI)P~,I,lg]1~.<iI]] WOlmMfliTIfRml,
tel'
Ile<ii!l:!l:il.lg

[:m

1Ii

een-

OF cJllIim.

8.

CHUIlCHES

Porgirve [heex~,ress]offil"lblJlu p]Olces off WO!fs,fui,up'&:!'e' a mixed [),Iessi[lg. The m,<li!lJ ru],vMTIiI:rnge Offli1J.OSI: ebueehes, sylii1ligog[les,mOSgj[Ie.s,

aed 'O!:IiTI.e:.

l~Q!!I;~es ofwoQ,s~,]~Pis tful1li[they are bniU to w.iUTI.stm1:&~C\me>d!e1~lt['y. Mog~
fuI'I.l'il''(; heavy wood ormetal d)C:M]['S .Wil.ldl!OrWl> tendto j]e :fulig~. oM the grouud, .A.m.&:joritYp'ossess w[i(m.g~~-i[,onJful1:ces tl"i<lt, despite tl.leir aesthe:rrk im.e:[J~, CEI[1 seeve a-s ad~.p:rote{'ti,mii .WheJj] {;mliJiPitrelill~!Q'[I1L1I!I1o/ seollEru: structuees oOfe(]jm't:1 size, yoOMi' ~p'~c"l p~~!C:e of w01.'s.fuiup is sur-

p.r.usi.tg]y seeure, HOWeV,eif, t~e p:rot'ec-tj'O'mi. U~ey Otrf'e1' d!mimig1l!ffii o~tro'reak • wm[J)eve;r be e;nO'!iigl.] &.g<limtttfuie I]Ql'de of ZiQll(Jjb~esdlllit are S~ll.'e~!o come, Th.e;hl!ev~1tOlIb]eQ[IS~.~I~.~ltI]as, 0:1'course, l~mhi:[Ig~o S~IPeF.ffii.lIt[II.'.'tlSa~<I1.1 snlcluers are not O[1t W :umlvlI!lrne,God' 8 hom e. 's U]ttU:nilH'lte evil Isnot d)oi.[lg ~~ttl.e'with.~l.l~um;;'l.ue gooel. The wil:l.k~.[Igd!eoo.

'0

wHil~]e

rut~ack dl[I['cllesf'O[ 'Qimlegoodi .reasol]: It's where tt~ef'Ood is, Despure t~.cil" edm:<lI.·~.iou,~c:lM.lka] sruvvy,lIml r:ro~esse@. disu!]te:~~ ]1] the s,p!ul.'i.t!!l;ru1 WQ~]d., [I['bill] A.lner.iG1I!I1Js :mn, scnmulJii.img to tlleh' gods., &~rr.h:e~[$[ su.glu of Ziol.nlmi.e.,<;. These places .off worship, crammed witl~.pe:op]e Imldl].yp:rayumig fOI.~fui.e:ir seuls, ll;<iiVelllwruys served <1.S beaconsfer the 1lI.~lille<ldi. A,e.l"ia]~).fui;Qo~QigU'&p'.fuicS have sl][!'wl.] Zio.mb.i.e.smiJi:igl'll"tJll.]g, s]owly, s~e;!lilll:i]y.,1l!miJ iUl .i.ncre<il$i.mlglWllmi.].I:le[S.,~ow~:rd W thieir l!iltllll.'e s~.i1[lg~.]te!!'~Oll.tSe: the l1Jeiii1'eI;~r-nl!ux:.fui.

91. V~r\]lEH:OUSfl$ G~ve~]tifu)ei.laekof

wi:mllillow8,easU]y securedentraaces,

<I11di gmerlll]y

.spac:.uo;]]S ]aY'O!!ltts, waeehouses

crul.]~e' m:l iilea] l'eDge for <1mextended p eriod of tLmme.Ma[lY warehouses hmve a seC:lliId~ office, [1S>[JaI]y

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Bg)~ipipedl with hilfl:fuimo~n f1tci~W·es: 1IIIcI therefcre ii1nirn.ffilTIw:iaRe S01JJ1~e ofVl'S!lel'.IHheffilTIefClmmiJI:usetI1]&ttis stm'ecl~fuie:re~sbo[h hellvy 1I~.tCll kepi~

in. lerge, dlLlf1llbk crruh::~, !l)oJlsk'le:r YOMmlfhdry. These bnxes cm1J. e b used ~offii:ffiI.!I'b[icedoo~.'w1l!Ys, crea~,ep!ruvrurr,e ro on~s, or eVelTI.,1IS Iiil81l1,Y ef MrS did when we were chi.~cl.re'n, be [ISe tQO-~);lIuICil <it secomlru.y line of defense o.l""ffo.rt" withii:[1 the IImi[l area. Thereis Utej]ossibIUity, I.MilWeven.' [M]I.i~e:~y,vh<lJtwi];lf[rreVeJf goaiCIs are stored {)Ol~lll. ibe~u:lp·611] to YOM:r o!m~:vi\,1I1..Fm ffi.~]~hesere1ls'(l\m.,raruk: warehomles among YOD .1.1Il0S~ mt.racltive I.lklemlts. One c1IveSJt( Go.noeHlij:[Ig ~oc1ltio.[I: 50peFCeHt of~]e
J(]

ttime, these IJlliilJ:II:iliig£ ;are elosete ~r~.,]sites, If tl1l:usis the case, he

.r1l![!I~i'Ol!.IB,

shipyards, fac(Qo.r.ies, 0', ottfuie:r:iliillil!1l,sobservant, and ahmysre·ady

tJo flee, Also, beware ali' refrigerated w:1lill"t:J1Jo~lses s~!ol.r.uliigl:l'edsfu1libk: goods, Onee eleetrieiryis :~OSI;,t~.le.i[' M:id dI.BCi!MTlpos~ti.m.lCall become q 11. severeheelth h1lz;[l!l.d.

l'... AND P1:ERS

.DOCKS

Witl] s(m]je~lmDUik:1l!~kMIS.,ailleqM.sme supplies, 8IlI~d ~ll.e dgfur~ h)cntE.ol.], 11[[0/dock 01' p]B1' C1I~ he :l1If.Iiil.dIe I:l'fl];C11iica]]y!!.m:reac:hlli:n1e. Became zom~')!ie:.s C:1l!1ii ne~th!e~~ SWifliTI.nordi~I1ib,~~f:&r Oldy access W[):IIM he fi\olIll1l!m~ • .Destl1oyi[lg ttitunt one access point 'i'lQ[!]dlelliYe YOILI 01] I1t!]. ~,Hf~da~
.usl.lIl.1d!.
H, SEIlP'i'AR:DS

Desp]te~]e
waste

['ac~:tfu;a~tfueyfreqm:::Iii~]ytl!re fGl'reIiLlge.Uke
!!J[" ~JI

tne s~:Ol'~:gt: itef.o:l' :i.Iii.dl:!!.IStI.iilil s

1l!l1di I.TI.~Z1lifJOIMSlin;l'l.~;'ia~s,Sllipo),1l!f'lll;S d!op.reSeiJnl:M:Iii.clf:([iJi.lIi1lle

si.bi.litues

wsrehouses,

:p ostheil .• 'C(}I]t1l~.~.le.[['s betraesefll]

s'o:rne eases, even Wearpo.mi. {See "MfI~:.]'994 A.D., San Pedrc, Cii1:lifOl.'l1i:lI," pages MO'-4].} The s.n:ips themselves become ready hllve:~~once the gWlgway has beeu seeared ... 1El.l:ltbdore fDo1l[di~.1:g,m<ilike sure YOM check: [hiese 'M'lrreffDo.l".I!lJe f:adresses For iffilfec:~ed crew, 1J~:rtkl]]ruJy iffii. sl1~.<II]eE,~.'elc['e<ilrr~.[mOl1l. mM.ul]<llS.[IJJ~I]f:ll~~ stages 0:1' ill!I] ,oM~b,.rea.k.,c:utize:lJJs wi]]m:o dOllib~ ]],oc.k tll the shoreline, fuiop~:[Ig to use (OlE steal) <tIlll.y 1ll'!,l:ll.ibMe caibl]nCJmi.se.!". Because IDtl.<Lmiy
rn:MUI]EtS are !J1m:i]! ilJJ ['e1<ilJti.v!e]Y sh;aiI]ow wrn~e['; they 'are not deep e:~!OM.gn.

formed ]llrt)1] bsrriers

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