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Post by Epps on 29/3/2010, 19:37

The Zombie Survival Guide

By Max Brooks
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Last Thursday I was in Nijmegen, celebrating with my friend on how she failed for her theory exam (the one for a drivers license). After we left the Subway for our monthly shared sub (payed by me as usual) she wanted to go to a bookstore. While she was looking for some lame book no one cares about I went straight to the English section (I can’t follow Dutch books). What I found to my surprise was the Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks, a book that I wanted to read for 2 years. Since it only was €12 I bought me a copy which I started to read yesterday. Even though I’m only around page 70 atm I must say that I like it. The book has a certain real way of thinking things over. For instance what weapons are the best to use.

You would think a cool machine gun would do wonders on them right? WRONG! You can only kill them by destroying their head, feel no pain at all and machine guns are made to have a spread, in other words have a shitty aim which will cause you to waste a lot of ammo missing the head. Use a rifle, more accurate and it will cause you to actually aim so you won’t waste that much ammo. Also, zombies can hear noise, guns make noise so use a silencer if you wanna survive.
Melee weapon; a sword would be nice ey? Well if you are an Half-Life fan you would know what the best weapon against zombies and people is a crowbar. They aren’t heavy, durable, have a decent range and unlike swords they can be used to open doors, windows and get rid of other barricades.
Armor: a cool bodysuit! WRONG! You want to use as least of stamina you can while traveling. Endurance is the keyword and by the time you actually need to use your armor it is already too late! Just wear regular clothes but make sure they aren’t baggy for that leaves you with a lot of things to be grabbed on. Also, get short hair for the same reason!

Anyway, these are just a fraction of the things I learned from the first chapters. I also learned about the behavior, how they life (or in other words, how to make my own study of them irl) and stuff. So if you wanna survive the inevitable zombie invasion you’d better buy this book right now!

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Post by Mortelle-Corteau on 30/3/2010, 00:47

i have read this book many many times, me and my friends made a zombie evacuatio plan which involves one of my friends farm and his next door neighbours pump action 12 gauge wich unfortunately is not ideal but it is the only weapons around apart from several machetes all of wich we would take, also our mountain bikes and we would head to a creek i know which has a cabin that very few people know about (its one of my friends cousins but they would have the infomation we have and wouldnt instantly head there. at which point we patrol the three hundred meter area while putting up raised fences (it only has barbed wire) it is also 80k's from a town which could be useful especially cos the town has a gun shop, then we set up fish for food so we dont run out of preverables and hunt in the area aswell, my other friends has two hunting bows and a crossbow (his family not him) which we would take with us for more silent response thne the 12 gauge. yeah we would use the bows and crossbow to hunt keep the shotgun inm the cabin and give every other person a gun from the gunshop. Anyway back to the book, it is kinda scary because it makes the zombies disease sound really real (hope to high hell it isnt) it also has very good reasoning for all of the things he says

tis a good book
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Post by vladmirbsl69 on 30/3/2010, 16:34

i have never failed any zombie quiz. did u also know zombies cant swim? Also only 1 in 10 zombies can climb a fence!
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Post by IPFreely on 5/4/2010, 14:52

I can see Max Brooks on TV during 2012
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Post by vladmirbsl69 on 5/4/2010, 14:54

IPFreely wrote:I can see Max Brooks on TV during 2012
bullshit, oh sorry i automatically say that when i hear someone say 2012. odd isnt it.
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Post by IPFreely on 6/4/2010, 08:47

Amen.
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Post by DrManette on 6/4/2010, 10:58

Now here's a frightening thought: zombies... in space.

Anyways, a couple of silenced hand guns, a rifle, and a crowbar sounds good to me. Maybe a knife too, and a flamethrower, and a RPG... BFG 3000... umm...
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Post by Epps on 6/4/2010, 13:34

DrManette wrote:Now here's a frightening thought: zombies... in space.

Anyways, a couple of silenced hand guns, a rifle, and a crowbar sounds good to me. Maybe a knife too, and a flamethrower, and a RPG... BFG 3000... umm...
Zombies in space, that would make a fun game. Maybe someone can do a L4D mod to do this :p

3 guys and a hot looking underaged girl with nice tits, one international spacestation, thousands of defrozen zombies...
L4D SPACE MOD!

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Post by vladmirbsl69 on 8/4/2010, 16:44

THATS A GREAT IDEA!
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Post by Mortelle-Corteau on 8/4/2010, 19:44

IPFreely wrote:Amen.

Bullshit, sorry i automaticly say that when i hear anything to do with religon
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Post by miht on 8/4/2010, 21:04

Mortelle-Corteau wrote:
IPFreely wrote:Amen.

Bullshit, sorry i automaticly say that when i hear anything to do with religon
LAZERS PEW PEW PEW! amen.
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Post by Mortelle-Corteau on 8/4/2010, 21:55

miht wrote:
Mortelle-Corteau wrote:
IPFreely wrote:Amen.

Bullshit, sorry i automaticly say that when i hear anything to do with religon
LAZERS PEW PEW PEW! amen.

okay i will admit that lazers go pew pew. only when they are shooting the seats in a church *dudun ch*
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Post by Eraserhead on 9/4/2010, 14:28

Sgt Pepper wrote:
Melee weapon; a sword would be nice ey? Well if you are an Half-Life fan you would know what the best weapon against zombies and people is a crowbar. They aren’t heavy, durable, have a decent range and unlike swords they can be used to open doors, windows and get rid of other barricades.

I would use this:

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Post by vladmirbsl69 on 8/6/2010, 23:48

I AM THE ALMIGHTY BANANA PRAISE ME AND NO ZOMBIES SHALL EVER COME!!!! ALSO 2012 IS TOTAL BS!
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Post by Young Greezy on 8/6/2010, 23:59

way to revive a long dead topic vlad.

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Post by vladmirbsl69 on 9/6/2010, 00:00

i kno
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Post by UberLord on 9/6/2010, 11:05

wow vlad, that's a necropost which is highly disliked on forums. Anyway, I'll probably get this book if I find it around half price books in the nearest city (hell yeah, cheap great books)
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Post by vladmirbsl69 on 9/6/2010, 11:08

hey hey hey its all in the name of fun uber. Don't you forget it. Anyways i have this book and every zombie addict has a well worn copy of it on his bed side table along with tissue and lotion. What its for blowing his nose and dry hands. Come on pepole very slack.
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Post by UberLord on 11/7/2010, 04:02

I'd just like to state that it's not a necropost if you have something to say. I didn't want to make a new topic on this because it would just be repetetive. So yeah, I get a book similar to the Zombie Survival guide except it's The Zombie Combat Manual. It's very interesting, it teaches you about all hand to hand combat with zombies, how to train physically and mentally, and weak points on the average zombie.
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Post by Young Greezy on 11/7/2010, 04:07

UberLord wrote:I'd just like to state that it's not a necropost if you have something to say. I didn't want to make a new topic on this because it would just be repetetive. So yeah, I get a book similar to the Zombie Survival guide except it's The Zombie Combat Manual. It's very interesting, it teaches you about all hand to hand combat with zombies, how to train physically and mentally, and weak points on the average zombie.

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Post by UberLord on 11/7/2010, 04:09

So you want me to start a whole new topic up when there is already one there?
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Post by Jonesie|UKCS| on 11/7/2010, 05:26

LOL!

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Post by The Mad Hatter on 11/7/2010, 09:34

Let's remember this is fiction. Please don't train vigorously and became a tinfoil hat wearing recluse in the woods somewhere.

That being said, if you guys liked the Zombie Survival Guide you should really check out World War Z. It's by Max Brooks also, but it's a "verbal" collection of short stories based on accounts that "happened" during the zombie outbreak that almost snuffed out humanity. It's freakin' sweet.
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Post by Nicobbq on 11/7/2010, 09:50

Wait, Are you telling me I missed a zombie apocalypse!! DAMN!
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Post by The Mad Hatter on 11/7/2010, 09:51

That must have been a really long session of TF2 to miss out on the real life FPS!!

Edit: Despite my warnings that it's all fiction and theory I still have a sharpened WWII US Marines machete next to my bed at all times. Sharpened and well taken care of, I like to say that it's because we live near a ghetto but it's really for the zombies.
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