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You just clipped your first slide! This hook will not teach you to become a professional zombie hunter. Anyone wishing to devote their life to such a profession must seek training elsewhere. This book was not written for the police, military, or any government agency. These organizations, if they choose to recognize and prepare for the threat, will have access to resources far beyond those of private citizens. It is for them that this xiv Introduction survival guide was written-private citizens, people with limited time and resources who nonetheless have refused to be victimized.
Naturally, many other skills-wilderness survival, leadership, even basic fxst aid-will be necessary in any encounter with the living dead. These were not included in this work, as they can be found in conventional texts.
Common sense will dictate what else should be studied to complement this manual. Subsequently, all subjects not directly related to the living dead have been omitted. From this book, you will learn to recognize your enemy, to choose the right weapons, about killing techniques, and about preparation and improvisation when on the defense, on the mu, or on the attack.
It will also discuss the possibility of a doomsday scenario, in which the living dead have replaced humanity as the planet's dominant species.
Do not discount any section of this book as hypothetical drama. Every ounce of knowledge was accumulated by hard-won research and experience. Historical data, laboratory experiments, field research, and eyewitness accounts including those of the author have all served to create this work.
Even the doomsday scenario is an extrapolation of true-life events. Many actual occurrences are chronicled in the chapter of recorded outbreaks.
Studying them will prove that every lesson in this hook is rooted in historical fact. That said, knowledge is only part of the fight for survival. The rest must come from you. Personal choice, the will to live, must be paramount when the dead begin to rise. Without it, nothing will protect you. On the last page of this book, ask yourself one question: I will survive! No life in his eyes, no warmth of his shn, no beating of his breast.
His soul, as empty and dark as the night sky. He laughs at the blade, spits at the arrow, for they will not harm hisflesh. For eternity, he will walk the earth, smelling the sweet blood of the living, feasting upon the bones of the damned. Beware, for he is the living dead. Zom'be n. An animated corpse that feeds on living humanjlesh. A voodoo spell that raises the dead.
A Voodoo snake god. What are their strengths and weaknesses? What are their needs, their desires?
Why are they hostile to humanity? Before discussing any survival techniques, you must first learn what you are trying to survive. We must begin by separating fact from fiction. Through means not yet fully understood, the virus uses the cells of the frontal lobe for replication, destroying them in the process.
During this period, all bodily functions cease. By stopping the heart, the infected subject is rendered ''dead. The most critical trait of this new organ is its independence from oxygen. By removing the need for this allimportant resource, the nndead brain can utilize, but is in no way dependent upon, the complex support mechanism of the human body.
Once mutation is complete, this new organ reanimates the body into a form that bears little resemblance physiologically speaking to the original corpse. Some bodily functions remain constant, others operate in a modified capacity, and the remainder shut down completely.
This new organism is a zombie, a member of the living dead. Water, air, and soil in all ecosystems, from all The Zombie Sunival Guide 3 parts of the world, have turned up negative, as have their accompanying flora and fauna. At the time of this writing, the search continues. Hour 1: Painand discoloration brown-puple of the infected area Immediate clotting of the wound rovidedthe infection came h m a wound.
Hour 5: Fever degrees F , chills, slight dementia, vomiting, acute pain in the joints. Hour 8: Numbing of extremities and infected area, increased fever degrees F , increased dementia, loss of muscular coordination. Hour Paralysis in the lower body, overall numbness, slowed heart rate.
Heart stoppage. Zero brain activity Hour Fortunately for the human race, the virus is neither waterborne nor airborne. Humans have never been known to contract the virus from elements in nature. Infection can occur only through direct fluidic contact.
A zombie bite, although by far the most recognizable means of transference, is by no means the only one. Humans have been infected by brushing their open wounds against those of a zombie or by being splattered by its remains after an explosion.
Ingestion of infected flesh provided the person has no open mouth sores , however, 4 Max Brooks results in pemanent death rather than infection. Infected flesh has proven to be highly toxic. No infomation-historical, experimental, or othenvise-has surfaced regarding the results of sexual relations with an undead specimen, but as previously noted, the nature of Solanum suggests a high danger of infection. Warning against such an act would be useless, as the only people deranged enough to try would he unconcerned for their own safety.
Many have argued that, given the congealed nature of undead bodily fluids, the chances of infection from a non-bite contact should be low. However, it must be remembered that even one organism is enough to begin the cycle. Reanimation, however, takes place only in humans. Studies have shown that Solanum infecting a non-human brain will die within hours of the death of its host, making the carcass safe to handle. Infected animals expire before the virus can replicate throughout their bodies.
Infection from insect bites such as from mosquitoes can also he discounted. Experiments have proven that all parasitic insects can sense and will reject an infected host percent of the time.
Because Solanum is a virus and not a bacteria, antibiotics have no effect. Immunization, the only way to combat a virus, is equally useless, as even The Zombie Survival Guide 5 the most minute dosage will lead to a full-blown infection.
Genetic research is under way. Goals range from stronger human antibodies to resistant cell structure to a counter-virus designed to identify and destroy Solanum. This and other, more radical treatments are still in the earliest stages, with no foreseeable success in the near future. Battlefield experiences have led to the immediate severing of the infected limb provided this is the location of the bite , but such treatments are dubious at best, with less than a 10 percent success rate.
Chances are, the infected human was doomed from the moment the virus entered his or her system. Should the infected human choose suicide, he should remember that the brain must be eliminated first. The Zombie Survival Guide Cases have been recorded in which recently infected subjects, deceased by means other than the virus, will nonetheless reanimate.
Such cases usually occur when the subject expires after the fifth hour of infection. Regardless, any person killed after being bitten or otherwise infected by the undead should be immediately disposed of.
This is a fallacy. Injection directly into a dead brain would be equally useless, as the expired cells could not respond to the virus. Solanum does not create life-it alters it. Stories range from 6 Max Brooks zombies flying through the air to their scaling vertical surfaces like spiders.
While these traits might make for fascinating drama, the individual ghoul is far from a magical, omnipotent demon. Never forget that the body of the undead is, for all practical purposes, human. What changes do occur are in the way this new, reanimated body is used by the now-infected brain.
There is no way a zombie could fly unless the human it used to be could fly. The same goes for projecting force fields, telepottation, moving through solid objects, transforming into a wolf, breathing fire, or a variety of other mystical talents amibuted to the walking dead.
Imagine the human body as a tool kit. The somnambulist brain has those tools, and only those tools, at its disposal. But it can, as you will see, use these tools in unconventional combinations, or push their durability beyond normal human limits. Sight The eyes of a zombie are no different than those of a normal human. While still capable given their rate of decomposition of transmitting visual signals to the brain, how the brain interprets these signals is another matter. Studies are inconclusive regarding the undead's visual abilities.
They can spot prey at distances comparable to a human, but whether they can distinguish a human from one of their own is still up for debate. One theory suggests that the movements made by humans, which are quicker and smoother than those of the undead, is what causes them to stand out to the zombie eye. Experiments have been done in which humans have attempted to confuse approaching ghouls by mimicking their motions and adopting a shambling, awkward limp.
The Zombie Survival Guide 7 To date, none of these attempts have succeeded. It has been suggested that zombies possess night vision, a fact that explains their skill at nocturnal hunting.
This theory has been debunked by the fact that all zombies are expert night feeders, even those without eyes.
Sound There is no question that zombies have excellent hearing. Not only can they detect sound-they can determine its direction. The basic range appears to be the same as that for humans. Experiments with extreme high and low frequencies have yielded negative results. Tests have also shown that zombies are attracted by any sounds, not just those made by living creatures.
It has been recorded that ghouls will notice sounds ignored by living humans. Humans are sightoriented from birth, depending on other senses only if the primary one is lost. Perhaps this is not a handicap shared by the walking dead.
If so, it would explain their ability to hunt, fight, and feed in total darkness. Smell Unlike with sound, the undead have a more acute sense of smell. In both combat situations and laboratory tests, they have been able to distinguish the smell of living prey above all others. In many cases, and given ideal wind conditions, zomhies have been known to smell fresh corpses from a distance of more than a mile.
Again, this does not mean 8 Max Brooks that ghouls have a greater sense of smell than humans, simply that they rely on it more. It is not known exactly what particular secretion signals the presence of prey: None were successful. Experiments are now under way to synthesize the smells of living creatures as a decoy or even repellent to the walking dead.
A successful product is still years away. Zombies do have the ability to tell human flesh apart from that of animals, and they prefer the former. Ghouls also have a remarkable ability to reject carrion in favor of freshly killed meat. A human body that has been dead longer than twelve to eighteen hours will be rejected as food.
The same goes for cadavers that have been embalmed or otherwise preserved. It may have to do with smell or, perhaps, another instinct that has not been discovered. Top 10 Lessons for Surviving a Zombie Attack 1. Organize before they rise! They feel no fear, why should you?
Use your head: Get up the staircase, then destroy it. Get out of the car, get onto the bike. Keep moving, keep low, keep quiet, keep alert! No place is safe, only safer. The zombie may be gone, but the threat lives on. This book is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now without your even knowing it. The Zombie Survival Guide offers complete protection through trusted, proven tips for safeguarding yourself and your loved ones against the living dead.
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