Multiple Zombie Attackers

Posted by 401AK47 | A Zombie Survival Plan in Combat Techniques, Multiple Attackers

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Remember, in many cases you will be faced with multiple zombies. Though they are not of the herd mentality, due to the nature of a zombie, they tend to follow their instincts. In doing so, a zombie will be attracted by sight (any movement they see), sound (this could be anything from a twig snapping to another zombie’s moan), and scent. A zombie’s sense of smell is incredibly acute, as it is probably the most dominant sense that a zombie has to rely on, to sift out the living flesh from the dead.

This in turn, is what would attract multiple zombies in an area to a single source, a single target. One zombie senses the presence of living flesh, moans, and another within hearing distance does the same. This is how a zombie herd begins and continues to grow. If say, the zombie’s moan echoes and travels some distance, even when there are just some roaming stragglers, this can create a very dangerous situation.

Always have an escape route available, no matter what the scenario. When faced with a zombie horde, you may be motivated to fight, but even as you tire, they keep coming. The best strategy when faced with multiple zombies is to flee. Remember, combating zombies should be strategic. Don’t be afraid of losing ground by falling back – this is not your grandfather’s war. Survive these critical years and nature will do the rest.

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  1. Brook Maxis (09 Jan 2011, 16:02)
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    It should be noted that the most effective way of killing a zombie, is destroying the brain. Since the disease effects the brain and the heart, lungs, and other organs are no longer needed, these are no longer areas that will earn you a kill shot. Also, the Zombie doesn’t bleed because it needs no blood because it needs no oxygen. There are, therefore, two methods left for killing these creatures.

    1. Destroy the brain. Ways of doing this include a long stabbing object such as a knife or an icepick through the eye, a blunt object that can penetrate the skull, or a bullet wound to the head. The best guns for Zombie warfare are .22 caliber, bolt action rifles. do not opt for any other gun unless 100% necessary. The .22 is the most accurate gun that offers both mobility and power. An SMG is to inaccurate and a shotgun doubly so. a .22 allows you to conserve ammunition as you should keep it to one bullet per zombie, to maximize the effects of the ammunition that you have.

    2. the other option is Decapitation. (though it should be noted that once the head is severed from the body it is still alive and still needs to be dealt with and the brain still needs to be destroyed) Decapitation can be achieved via Axe, machete, etc. This is a less efficient option but if you are short on bullets, it could save your life.

    Death to Zach.

    • admin (10 Jan 2011, 19:23)
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      Definitely, I agree. A good icepick to the eye will most certainly destroy the zombie’s brain. I prefer a slightly larger caliber when shooting at zombies than a .22, but I cannot argue against it. I have a .22 long rifle and it is very light weight, good for transporting. During heavy winds, however, accuracy can be lost on this lighter round. Very good points.

    • andrew (29 Apr 2011, 10:04)
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      correction the brain stem needs to be destroyed not the brain itself u can shoot them in the frontable lobes and it will do nothing but hurt them. the brainstem will disable bodily functions and overall kill the zombie. as for the .22 in comparison to other calibers, a .22 is a very light bullet its hard to get a proper killshot off straight through the brain and to hit the brainstem. most people arnt skilled marksmen and dont know anything about the human brain and wouldnt know where to shoot a zombie to kill it with a .22 therefore a step up to the 9mm would be the best choice, 9mm arnt that heavy they have low to reasonable recoil and would EASILY be able to go in the brain and out the other side even for unskilled marksmen. a .22 boltaction long rifle if used properly could penetrate the brain and hit the brainstep because the boltaction would allow for greater pressure to be captured and released in comparison to a sidearm/handgun. a shotgun and a sub machine or assault rifle is not unaccurate theres a reason the military and police use them because there good at doing there job they go straight easy to aim and carry around. also all assault rifle and sub machine guns would have more than enough power to do the job. also the body would not be alive after decapitating the brain seeing as the brain controlls all bodily functions.
      as for the “zombies dont bleed” comment shud be rephrased to “zombies arnt affected by blood loss”

      tough one bud

      • admin (29 Apr 2011, 13:26)
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        Andrew, you’re absolutely right (see Infection) – just figured I’d go straight through the brain to destroy the brain stem where the infection is housed.

        • andrew (30 Apr 2011, 9:28)
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          lol i was correcting him not you but ya

  2. Brook Maxis (11 Jan 2011, 19:23)
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    i agree, obviously there are no sweeping generalizations that will work in all situations, but for the more new survivalists, a .22 is a good starter and could just save your life. also a sidearm never hurts. Your weapons arsenal really depends on what you can get your hands on. there are things that are preferred, but anything is better than nothing. survival in this kind of situation is heavily dependent on adaptability and attitude, i.e. the will to live. wouldn’t you agree?

    • andrew (29 Apr 2011, 10:05)
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      see my comment above in relations to ur post

  3. T.J. Stacy (12 Jan 2011, 22:27)
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    I concur. Improvise, adapt and overcome!

    There are people who have never even seen a gun and are now forced to shoot one whether they want to or not. A .22 caliber doesn’t deliver the shock of other larger caliber weapons. The last thing the newbie shooter needs is in this situation is to be scared to pull the trigger.
    The .22 has a non-alarming report and effectively, no kick. Good for rapid fire and as a plus you can carry mass ammo in a smaller area.

    Disadvantage, however- a smaller caliber may not connect with the brain stem. Don’t forget, these bullets still have to travel through bone and tissue, and not until later stages of decomposition will the mass of the bone and tissue be reduced.

    • andrew (29 Apr 2011, 10:10)
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      lol im sure the newbie shooters would be more affraid of being eaten in reality. most movies imply that somone would be to scared to shoot, but in reality im sure even the newest of the new to shooting would pull the trigger. if not then tough luck for u (not implying u i mean the person who is pulling the trigger)



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