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The Ultimate Newbie Guide
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Written by: Maricely
Welcome to The Zombie Survival & Defense Wiki! On this page you’ll find links to important articles and info that will get you on the fast track to becoming a valued member of our site. As a favor to you, I’ll keep this page short and sweet, and hopefully you’ll do us a favor and read it!
-Code of Conduct: Our CoC is not much different than that of other forums; nothing offensive, obscene, disruptive, etc. Those who break these rules may be warned, temporarily banned, or permanently banned.
-A How-To Guide To The ZSDW: This guide covers how to add photos, add videos, start a thread, etc. This is helpful if you’ve never participated on a Wetpaint site before.
-FAQ: The FAQ covers common questions such as "Do you guys actually believe in zombies?"
Honesty Is The Best Policy
Many members of the ZSDW are experienced survivalists, hunters, or military veterans with intricate plans and loads of cool gear. Because of this, some new members feel they need to beef up their plan with guns they don’t own and experience they don’t have. This is the fastest way to be labeled a “mall ninja” (a person who claims to be an expert on weaponry and likes to brag about their supposed expertise). If the only weapon you have is a baseball bat and your plan is to stay home with your family, you will NOT be made fun of. Other members will appreciate your honesty and will give you constructive criticism.
Fill Out Your Profile
An empty profile tells the rest of us that you don’t take our site too seriously. So add an avatar, tell us a little about yourself, and feel free to share your survival plan and BOB contents. If you don't have a BOB yet, this page will help you get started. Once again, if you don't have any gear or experience with weapons or survival, that's fine.
Unlike other forums, we strongly encourage members to use their best spelling, grammar, and punctuation when participating. This shows members that you respect the time they're taking to read what you have to say. We don’t demand perfection; we simply ask you try your best. Also, be sure to break up large amounts of text with line breaks to avoid a “wall o’ text”. Here's a helpful guide from an outside site, fun illustrations and all. http://theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling
“The Panic” by PedroAsani is one of the most mentioned articles when a new member shares an unrealistic plan. In his article, Pedro explains what happens when a group of people realize something bad is about to happen. Usually, people start panic-buying, looting, or clogging the streets trying to get out of town. This makes visits to stores or gun shops more dangerous than helpful. This is your required reading for today! http://www.zombiesurvivalwiki.com/page/The+Panic
Why Wal-Mart Will Kill You!
As mentioned in “The Panic”, most people plan on heading down to their local Wal-Mart once sh*t hits the fan. This article goes in-depth on why that probably isn’t a good idea. Note that "Wal-Mart" is a catch-all that includes pretty much every store. http://www.zombiesurvivalwiki.com/page/Why+Wal-Mart+Will+Kill+You
Preparing for a zombie apocalypse (or any other disaster) is difficult when you’re a teenager with limited or no funds. Because we recommend teens stay with their family during a disaster, this article offers suggestions on how to get your parents to prepare. http://www.zombiesurvivalwiki.com/page/Teenage+Survival
The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
We’ve all read it, and we all found it entertaining. That being said, this site is NOT based solely on The Zombie Survival Guide (or any other work of fiction, for that matter). The contents of this book have been hotly debated here and you will quickly realize that we all have our own opinions about Max's works. If you don't know anything about zombies or disaster preparation, the ZSG is a fun place to start learning, but don’t bet your life on it. If you’d like to know more, read this thread: http://www.zombiesurvivalwiki.com/thread/3303672/Criticism+against+the+ZSG
If you ever have any questions, comments, or complaints, feel free to contact a member of the ZSDW staff. http://www.zombiesurvivalwiki.com/page/Wiki+Leaders
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|Cloud47||Zombie Apoca-lyst (last part i swear) (page: 1 2)||31||Mar 17 2013, 6:14 PM EDT by Sharpie41|
Thread started: Mar 15 2013, 4:40 AM EDT Watch
GUN CONTINUED: If your a new user like me. Then don't go looking for a bazooka or high powered shot gun, grab a few handguns and the bullets to match. Safety off, take aim, and shoot..I'm sure its not much more complicated than that. If you want the extra weight grab more ammo for you hand guns, no shotgun. Seriously if you don't know how to use one their useless.
EYEWEAR: you dont need blade shades, but you should find a way to protect your eyes, you wouldnt want to have survived for months and be doing really good and making travel buddies then all of a sudden get some of that tainted blood in your eye from a killing spree. Cause soon after that your travel buddies will be bashing your skull in too. So sad.
VEHICLE: but only if you plan on using it as a bomb, or travel a great distance, or have more than three people to transport with you. Other than that i think being on foot is an advantage because in a pickle a car cant hide in a small place, or climb to a high area if need be, and with a car, zooming around will land you right into an unexpected horde of flesh hungry fiends, and just because your completely protected from bites doesnt mean you shouldnt still be careful, unless of course you had time to armor the car and reinforce it as well. On this journey with the vehicle you should look for propane tanks, the little ones used for backyard grilling. They can be used as serious crowd control which you will undoubtedly run across.
This is a long list yes I know but its realistic, and thanks to my dad for teaching me street smarts and all the cool things he learned while he was in the army. Not saying I would be better off than anyone or even if any of this would even work but its just in case in the event, maybe someone can get some uses out of it.
|Cloud47||Zombie Apoca-lyst: continued||1||Mar 15 2013, 7:02 AM EDT by LJ126|
Thread started: Mar 15 2013, 3:50 AM EDT Watch
WALKIES: if your alone this item doesn't matter. But a radio of some sort can be useful for finding and locating other survivors. If you happen upon a store that carries them though, you should pick up some walkies just in case you do run across someone you end up staying with. Not like the ones you used with your brother or best friend as a kid those are to loud and will attract unwanted attention. Go with aheadset or something.
WATER: bottled water. Four or more bottles of water shoud make the need to stop for quench much less frequent. And you can always boil and refill when you run out, there's water everywhere you should never really RUN out.
FIRE&ACCELERANTS: matches, lighters, coal lighter, lighter fluid, nail polish remover, alchohol, any and or all of that will help you
when you need to make a fire. Or start one depending on your situation.
CLOTH: like a handkerchief or bandana. Find some empty bottles and you have a fiery cocktail as a last resort escaping option or just having a washrag would be nice.
SOAP: four bars should be a suffient amount to last a few months depending on your chances to bathe. Find a body of water and there you go. Every other luxery has gone out the window and money no longer plays a part in your life, you should still be able to wash your ass.
FLASHLIGHT&BATTERIES: I don't need to tell you why you'll need this.
FANNY PACK: yeah I know right? But just listen. Strap this baby to your chest under neath a jacket and you can make grabbing something important in a bad situation much easier on you.
|Cloud47||Zombie Apoca-lyst: finished||1||Mar 15 2013, 7:01 AM EDT by LJ126|
Thread started: Mar 15 2013, 4:24 AM EDT Watch
LONGJOHNS&DUCT TAPE: by far the most important things you'll need. Outfit the longjohns in duct tape, two to three layers should be more than enough for protection from bites and scratches. If its hot out then make the sleeves and pants from the knee down removeable. With this kind of protection your chances of survival double, but just because your protected doesn't mean you shouldn't still be careful.
CLOTHES: sweats are good because they are almost like wearing nothing when you need to run or hop a fence. Jeans and leather can bind you and that's the last thing you need in these times. Couple this with the boots and gloves and your duct taped under armor and you should be completely safe. Except for your face and head. (Don't forget duct tape neck protection over some cloth, I tried to scroll up but my phone is pretty stupid). Your going to need to change often because your going to get bloody, sweat clothes are easily disposable and just as easy to run across somewhere else. Sorry to say but your going to have to get used to killing someone. Whether your a lover not a figher isn't going to matter much anymore.
No one is going to be like "yeah, I'll bash in so many heads it won't even be funny" because no you won't. Even some of the most seasoned vets will think "holy ****" when the poop hits the high powered fan. It'll get easier after awhile though. Just watch ricks transformation (walking dead, the greatest t.v. show ever) from episode one until now.
GUN: even with the impervious duct armor and everything else on the list your going to need a gun at some point. Showing up at a gun shop a few days after zday is still pretty dangerous since the guy inside is sitting on an ammo goldmind and obviously good with guns. Knock and try and reason with someone is still there...offer food or water in exchange for a firearm. If no one is there then have at it. Look for a surpressor to
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