Step 16: Mental Preparedness

No pocket sized packet of tools will help you if you cannot think on your feet and improvise. You cannot fit an effective weapon against the undead such as an AK-47 or a good, solid baseball bat in your pocket. You must also be mentally prepared to deal with the horror of your friends, family, and neighbors rising from the dead, intent on feasting upon your flesh.

You must be conscious and aware of the one most effective weapon against the undead horde, the one thing that you have and they don't--your brain.

With your brain you can turn a lamp into a bludgeon, a couch into a barricade, a rock into a hammer, or a bookshelf into a pile of boards and screws to secure an entrance. The living dead don't have this ability. All they have is superior numbers, a total lack of fatigue, and their insatiable hunger.

When the dead walk, nothing can completely prepare you for the shock of seeing your beloved wife or best friend covered in blood and shambling towards you, arms outstretched, their black and rotting lips pulled back from their teeth as the horrible moan issues from their dead lungs. The only advice I can give you for this situation is to be aware that once they are risen, though they may look like someone you knew, that person is gone and all that remains is a terrible creature that must be stopped! Don't let fond memories sway you. Simply destroy this simulacrum of your loved one and mourn them later, as they are already dead.
<p>Did that actually happen with the Air Force Bomber dropping a nuke on the small town?</p>
Zombies aren't real and their will never be a zombie apocalypse <br>
<p>Pffft you'll find all the evidence you'll ever need <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongue-in-cheek" rel="nofollow">here.</a></p>
<p>they are real but the cure is salt</p>
<p>Great idea and I just happen to have a couple of altoid tins sitting around! </p><p><em>http://www.zurvivalleague.com/?refCode=62a5494b</em></p>
awesome now I am prepared
<p>Good luck! </p>
<p>Have a care for how these are packed as a shorted button cell can EXPOLDE or at the least get hot enough to burn skin.</p>
great ible and creatively written!
its also useful as floss
This is a solid point, about the last thing you want in the post Z-day wasteland is a toothache!
If i want a tooth brush, I could pick up a stick and make a scrubber. Save the floss
I'm ready for 12/22/12!
five brains <br> <br>.....
Its a good idea to keep the pills separate, but you can get small craft baggies at most dollar stores (or even at craft stores) that will at least be much more reusable than foil! Besides, its more likely to be waterproof and you can reseal it..... If you're in a hurry, a pain pill could be a cyanide pill that escaped its foil bindings.... heaven help you, it may make the pain go away but its not what you intended when you scream MAKE IT STOP! <br> <br>Just my two cents... Would be an epic gift for zombie enthusiasts i know. <br>5 Stars.
PS...... with plastic baggies, it would save space and more.... shapeable? you can make it conform easier....
Zombies dont exist
Oh yeah!? Well I think <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongue-in-cheek" rel="nofollow">this link</a> might prove you wrong!
on the subject of minor explosive devices, i know how to make dynamite. would that be helpful against zombies?
There is some debate about this. If an explosion is forceful enough, it will damage the brain and destroy the zombie. The problem comes if the explosion doesn't damage the zombie's brain, as any body parts still attached to the head will be just as functional as before. The other problem of course is the noise. A loud explosion like that will draw the undead from miles around, so unless you're using it as a localized distraction it may do more harm than good.
in small amounts, dynamite could make an affective firecracker. PLUS if you use a LONG fuse you could use it to make a huge distraction for zombies miles away, possibly emptying an entire city of zombies to one point you could also use dynamite to open up a cave for a later shelter
Those are all good points. You're definitely on the right track here, as improvisation and the ability think on your feet are more important than any supplies you could prepare.
I just say carry a little of both
if you want the receipe for Z-DAY i'll pm it to you.
dynamite is incredibly unstable, plastic explosives would be much better
cut a piece of my skin off, tape it on the fire cracker now they smell the flesh!
Clever, inventive, outside of the box . . . all good attributes for one to possess in a future hellscape filled with the walking dead!<br>
yea played enough Zombie games to know thanks for this it is awesome I already feel safer when Z-Day comes
just tell me one thing ..just atleast answer me this&nbsp;&nbsp; WHERE&nbsp;S&nbsp;O&nbsp;I&nbsp;GET&nbsp;THESE!?!?!?!?&nbsp;...thank you for your time :D
Well, last time I&nbsp;checked you can get them at any pharmacy or truck stop.&nbsp; Brand names are Vivarin and No-Doze.<br />
I know this is really late to the party, but, it really depends where you live and who owns the pharmacy/truck stop.<br><br>For example, here in Canada they're legal and all that, usually beside the vitamins and what not, but the pharmacy beside my house refuses to carry them because the &quot;head pharmacist&quot; thinks they're too dangerous...but I've gotten them in plenty of other pharmacies of the same name.
cool! but what a boute a small hand gun?
I realize this is really pushing the &quot;pocket-sized&quot; idea of the whole kit, but it's an invaluable resource. A self powered hand crank flashlight radio. I know you took into account a need for light and it would damn near fill your whole pocket, but it is the first thing on the list for my zombie survival guide<br>http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/hawi5ledflra.html
Can you fit in a tiny slingshot?
Reanimating someone can be a dream at first....... UNTIL YOU'VE MADE A ZOMBIE! (their soul should be in heaven)
you should also make a back pack sized one
So true. Fit in loads of weapons. Very useful
whats the cyanide for <br>
making sure after a bite, you or someone else dosen't turn into a zombie (but just dies because zombies ALTER life, not CREATES life. Only G-D can do that.)
this is my new account, and i thought it was for killing urr self if it got too bad
Last way out if they break defenses
Oh my gosh, this is amazing(: <br>Thanks(: <br>I am sooo making one.. <br>But, where do you get a Cyanide pill? o.O
<sub>Psst--it's not really cyanide, it's a children's benedril!</sub>&nbsp; <sub>Don't tell anyone!</sub>
pretty epic i think zombie could attack but the us army would destroy the us trying to kill all of the but i think voodoo is the most likly chanse of zombies with radiation (sorry my spelling is bad im 9)
This is genius. I am totally making one! Well done sir! You have brightened my day, and potentially saved my life. :D
Always glad to assist!
What about zombie caterpillars? Just saying there are instances in the greater animal kingdom of zombie afflictions.

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