Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Zombiethon 2010

There will be a gathering of zombie enthusiasts this October 30 called "the Zombiethon 2010".  

It is scheduled to commence around 10-11PM along Timog Avenue in Quezon City.  My informant tells me a certain Sam w/ the mobile number 0915-7833624 has more information on the event. A Facebook page called Dead Zone also seems to be behind all of this.

Practice makes perfect.  The Zombie Hunter believes in this.  So I would try to convince the organizers to attempt an accurate simulation of a horde's behavior.  This will help us practice against their movement patterns.  If they do this properly with a large enough crowd, this would prove to be a valuable opportunity.  

  • I would pay attention to how a group or individual survivors could try to avoid, wade through, or even attack the horde.   I want to see how you could try to do all of these things while protecting your family and carrying your bug-out-bags.
  • I do not encourage bringing toy guns.  Its tempting to shoot your plastic boomstick on a crowd, but someone could get hurt.  Even those seemingly harmless Nerf Guns could injure someone w/o eye protection!  Focus on studying survival techniques, not fooling around.  
  • Make some friends.  Exchanging zombie survival techniques with other like-minded folks is always a worthwhile endeavor!

My fellow survivors, time is precious, treat this as a scientific exercise.  Try to learn as much as you can to enrich your zombie fighting knowledge.


Friday, October 22, 2010

Possible sighting?

I got a report from a reliable source from Bacolod City, the beautiful City of Smiles.  The informant was attending the annual MassKara Festival and spotted what he believes to be a walking corpse.

I heard it was awesome.

He followed it for several hours along Lacson Street at the STREET DANCE COMPETITION.  Thinking at first it was just a costume, he realized that the bogey in question had a putrid smell and showed many signs of un-life.

Spot the not?

The "zombie" shuffled down the road while being jostled around by endless waves of dancers forcing it up the street. It did not perform any of the choreography but seemed to be following a group of  "big-boned" female spectators. As our agent pulled out his camera to document it, someone shoved into the creature's hands a signboard for a local restaurant with the words "kaon ta!" which  translates to "lets eat!".  It was probably his only thought.

It held on to it for a while and dropped it a few blocks later after it spotted another herd of women similar to its initial distraction.

This mysterious figure disappeared beside a Philippine Red Cross tent. I hope my contact was wrong about this sighting. If this were an actual zed, I also pray those medical guys would know how to deal with that thing. I would know what to do in a heartbeat, but they are not me.

Trouble brewing?

Could this be sighting 001?  Or was this just some smelly drunk guy with a really messed up face? Unlike most you fools, I will take this sighting seriously.  

Think of the innocents!

What if that thing bit someone?

Is the infection about to spread?  Is this be beginning?
Right or wrong, I'll be ready because I am The Zombie Hunter.

 Stay vigilant!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Super Typhoon Megi

A powerful storm is coming!

Have you prepared your emergency gear? 

 Does your family know what to do? 

Is the home secure? 

What if the power will be out for a long period?

Don't forget to observe how the authorities deal w/ this one. Its gonna be big, so take all the necessary precautions.

What does this have to do with the zombie apocalypse? This is not just a weather update, its our readiness exercise in case TSHTF.

Stay safe survivors!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Survival Strategy #5: Vigilance & Self-Reliance

Never again should we allow ourselves to be caught unprepared by calamities such as Typhoon Onody, the H1N1 Virus, bird flu, and SARS. 

Lazy, hard headed, slow to learn and quick to forget lessons from even the most recent disasters.  These would describe majority of the human race. Fortunately, the Zombie Hunter is no such person.  I remember the floods that swept away our homes & suffering of loved ones.  And I'll never forget the complete inability of our government to manage calamities. I learned the hard way, so let me share my wisdom with you, my dear fellow survivor.

Since I can't trust the authorities to rescue my family, or even inform me of danger in a timely manner, I've become a master of information and my surroundings.  Its a simple thing to gather news bits from various sources, but the real art is being able to see the bigger picture.

Follow these simple steps:

1. Use Online Resources

A. Health Services
This has local updates on emerging communicable diseases like Dengue, Bird Flu, Influenza A-Z, Malaria,  etc.   Even if these diseases do not turn you into a brain-eating member of the living dead, underestimating them could be a fatal mistake!

Take a look at crisis reports, emergency response procedures and training manuals.  Some of them could provide clues to what is building up around the world. 

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Warning:   Always be suspicious of these sources. They've been known to downplay major major problems.  Either they are covering up a royal mess that they started, or they've decided that your community is now expendable so that they could save their own skin.  See the Redeker Plan c/o Zombie Wiki. 

B. Weather Updates
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration

Weather Underground

Why do I monitor the weather every day?  'Coz Infectious Diseases can spread like wildfire during calamities.  Each storm is an opportunity for us to study how government & local services respond to these emergencies.  They have their strong points, but there will always be holes.  Don't let your family become a victim of their deficiencies! 

There are more resources out there.  Be creative and keep regular watch!

2. Get Involved!

A. Look beyond the headlines. 
Often a source of confusion, given our media's compulsion to sensationalize anything.  With a little practice, you'll be able to piece clues together.  As Max Brooks says, look for topics such as "rabid people", "psychotic criminals biting others", "cannibalism", "mass hysteria", "mystery virus", etc. Seemingly unrelated cases could actually be a huge outbreak lurking around the corner.

B. Volunteer!
Join the local fire brigade, organize and participate in earthquake drills, join your company's first aid seminar.  Take all of these stuff seriously because building a strong community will help more people.  Like we mentioned earlier, ordinary folks will save the day.

C. Be a good neighbor, make friends.   
Get to know the people next door.  You never know when you'll need to help them out or take shelter in their place when SHTF.  Studying them closely would help you find out who you could count on when things turn ugly.

       Take notes and remember important details:  
  • Mr. B's family next door looks athletic and could probably defend their home against the undead
  • Mr. G who lives down the street gives me the creeps and may not lend a hand
  • Mrs. R's husband owns several guns but looks friendly.  
  • Mr. L may have a nervous breakdown when TSHTF but his home looks well-stocked w/ supplies
  • Mr. V's home is that eccentric cube-shaped house w/ a single tiny window on each side, looks like the best fortress in the neighborhood.  I wonder if they're nice...
(sample list only)

Its up to each of us to stay on top of things.  Coz if you get caught w/ your pants down, the zombies will just eat your sorry ass.