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Know Your Enemy: Understanding Zombies

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Know Your Enemy: Understanding Zombies

Know your enemy. Know their nature. Understand their strengths and their weaknesses, their effectiveness and their vulnerabilities.

Know yourself, and train yourself to overcome your own weaknesses. Sympathy or hesitation has no place in the fight against zombies. Don’t waste your time thinking about what they once were. They’re not human anymore. They are not fickle in their objective; they have but one. A zombie commits 100% to their objective and will not stop, no matter what. Feeding on you is the only goal they have. You are their next meal, and their hunger is insatiable.

A zombie’s strength lies in it’s persistence, it’s mouth and, if still in tact, it’s two hands.

A zombie’s main weaknesses are a lack of coordination and problem solving abilities. Further weaknesses are dependent on the level of decay of the zombie.

A zombie is predictable. They are driven by the primal need to feed, and nothing else. As long as you’re aware of your surroundings and are expecting an attack from any angle (though easier said than done), you can successfully defend yourself against a zombie attack.

Again, a zombie’s main weaknesses (coordination and inability to problem solve) are always a factor, yet the degree to which these weaknesses are a variable in combating a zombie, relates to their level of decay.

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4 Comments

  1. Daron February 10, 2011 at 11:17 am - Reply

    Say you built a bunker-type protection for zombie apocalypse survival…if a zombie’s weakness is its problem solving abilities, should your zombie survival plan include a bolt-locked door only accessible through the solving of some sort of analytical problem?

  2. admin February 10, 2011 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Well, I have yet to meet a zombie that can get past the most basic pass code, but if your goal is to weed out the living dumb when forming your self-sufficient group of zombie survivalists as well, then that’s two birds – one stone. You’re basically saying (though indirectly) that in order for one to join your party, they would have to have at least an IQ of (insert number here) to unlock the door. As this might assist to ensure quality breeding and efficient use of space for your survivalist party, I’m not sure I would be comfortable making that the means by which to obtain a new member. You do bring up an interesting point, however.

  3. Daron February 11, 2011 at 8:20 am - Reply

    So, essentially what you are saying is to use a form of Darwinism to weed out the weak, and only the strong will survive? Thats awesome, who would of thought that Charles Darwin’s theory would apply to a zombie apocalypse

  4. Daron February 11, 2011 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Lucky for me: at my job we have a Zombie Dispatch Form. It’s good to know that I’m covered by my zombie insurance if i happen to, a) be attacked by a zombie, b) become infected with the virus, or c) kill a co-worker named Mike with either a chainsaw or piece of furniture

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