Zombie Apocalypse-How to Survive Zombies of the Walking Dead and The Game of Thrones

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The zombie apocalypse is the latest rave in horror. Zombies are an Internet sensation, they have several movies and books about them, and they are watched on TV. There are only two zombie shows currently, but you can bet there will be more as the zombie craze continues. The Walking Dead is the apparent zombie apocalypse scenario. Game of Thrones is more fantasy based, with an underlying zombie agenda, but don’t be fooled, they are a bigger part of the overall story line than appears.

Zombie Apocalypse

The zombie apocalypse is the latest rave in horror. Zombies are an Internet sensation, they have several movies and books about them, and they are watched on TV. There are only two zombie shows currently, but you can bet there will be more as the zombie craze continues. The Walking Dead is the apparent zombie apocalypse scenario. Game of Thrones is more fantasy based, with an underlying zombie agenda, but don’t be fooled, they are a bigger part of the overall story line than appears.

Before we delve into surviving a zombie apocalypse, there is one fact that must be mentioned first. Although, Game of Thrones is all aTwitter about the zombies, there really aren’t any. The undead portrayed are actually wights; a tougher version of undead. They are created by the White Walkers, much like the Voodoo shamans created their zombies.

The Walking Dead

The entire population has already been infected by the zombie-changing virus. So, anyone who dies will zombify, regardless of how they die. To survive follow these simple steps:

• Work Out – Although the zombies are generally slow, the less decay within, the faster they can move. Having some fighting skills can help as well. The ability to dodge, strike, dodge can mean the difference between life and unlife.

• Know your zombie –
o They are not dexterous and topple easily.
o They cannot use tools or figure out complicated devices, like doorknobs.
o They have a pack mentality. Unfortunately, there is no leader, they just follow the food.
o They have poor eyesight, but a terrific sense of smell.
o Kill them by destroying the brain or severing the brain stem. How individual body parts can still move once separated from the rest of the body is still a mystery.

• Have a zombie survival kit – The kit should include:
o Enough food for a couple of days. Mainly, high energy, high protein foods. The first couple of days will require a lot of hiding and intricate espionage missions. More food can be found easily.
o Weapons – A small handgun would be best. Also, a hand-to-hand weapon like a machete or axe can be useful.
o Escape plan – Have locations mapped ahead of time of where you will be setting up camp. Do you want to take refuge in the city? More zombies, but more resources. Or, would you rather go to the country? Fewer zombies, less resources.
o Other necessities – Flashlight, first aid kit, matches or lighter and any other basic survival gear.

• Master your environment – This goes hand-in-hand with the escape plan. If you are going to live in the woods then you better know how. Take up hunting, fishing and trap making. Learn to build a shelter or locate an abandoned cabin you can use. Although, someone else may have already selected that spot as well.

The Game of Thrones

Since this is a fantasy situation, it may not apply. But, there is the possibility of a whole bunch of voodoo doctors from high in the mountains getting together and raising zombie or wraith armies. Besides those items already covered in The Walking Dead section, here are a few additions and alterations when dealing with a different kind of undead.

• Kill the master – This will not be as easy as it seems. There is no mention of a range. So, the zombie master can raise the undead in New York and take off to L.A. to raise more.

• Know your zombie – These guys a bit more tough. If there is no decay or loss of limb, then they can use basic weapons and open doors. If the master is close by and can see what is going on, then the zombie essentially has the intelligence of the master. Severing the head does nothing to these creatures of death. The only sure way to kill them is with fire. So, make sure your survival kit has plenty of incendiary devices.

• Look to the eyes – If a person died of a heart attack and gets raised the next day, they will look and function like they did when they were alive. The exception is the eyes. Their eyes will be an icy blue in color, and not in the “ooh, nice eyes” kind of way. You will be able to tell the difference. So, be careful approaching people late at night. Make them say something to you before you get too close.

Are You Prepared?

Use the Internet. There are hundreds of zombie fan/survival sites out there. It is up to you how far you want to take it. I understand that most figure there is nothing to worry about, these are just zombie shows. This is all made up. Really? Read this article at NBC News or this one from the Department of Energy.

Now, what do you think? Let me know and leave comments below.

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Apocalypse, Game Of Thrones, Walking Dead, Zombie

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
27th Jul 2013 (#)

I thought you meant my favourite show..Game of Thrones but enjoyed your page anyway...

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author avatar Gabriel Knight
27th Jul 2013 (#)

It is the HBO series Game of Thrones.

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author avatar Mike Robbers
28th Jul 2013 (#)

Fun to read post!

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