Marines and police prep for mock Zombie Invasion

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Move over vampires, goblins and haunted houses, this kind of Halloween terror aims to shake up even the toughest warriors: An untold number of so-called zombies are coming to a counter-terrorism summit attended by hundreds of Marines, Navy special ops, soldiers, police, firefighters and others to prepare them for their worst nightmares.

“This is a very real exercise, this is not some type of big costume party,” said Brad Barker, president of Halo Corp, a security firm hosting the Oct. 31 training demonstration during the summit at a 44-acre Paradise Point Resort island on a San Diego bay. “Everything that will be simulated at this event has already happened, it just hasn’t happened all at once on the same night. But the training is very real, it just happens to be the bad guys we’re having a little fun with.”

In the scenario, a VIP and his personal detail are trapped in a village, surrounded by zombies when a bomb explodes. The VIP is wounded and his team must move through the town while dodging bullets and shooting back at the invading zombies. At one point, some members of the team are bit by zombies and must be taken to a field medical facility for decontamination and treatment.

“No one knows what the zombies will do in our scenario, but quite frankly no one knows what a terrorist will do,” Barker said. “If a law enforcement officer sees a zombie and says, `Freeze, get your hands in the air!’ What’s the zombie going to do? He’s going to moan at you. If someone on PCP or some other psychotic drug is told that, the truth is he’s not going to react to you.”

ZombieCon 2012 Ft. Myers FL USA

A good friend of the DGB crew attended the ZombieCon Aliens vs. Zombies in Ft. Myers FL last night. Here is her report and a photo gallery below the fold.

“It was early on the evening on Saturday, October 21, 2012 when the invasion began! Little did the residents of Fort Myers, Florida know what they were in for! Just as the sun was starting to descend on the river, and the glow of the rays illuminated the peaceful scene, THEY started to arrive. At first you didn’t really notice them, but as the sun sank lower you realized it was a full force invasion. But not just any invasion, we were getting hit on two fronts! Both Zombies and Aliens were descending our quiet little city and it was anyone’s guess who would survive the night.

It was obvious the Zombies had the stronger forces. The Aliens were just too outnumbered. As you forced you way through the crowded streets and visited the various shops and vendors or tried just to blend into the crowds at one of the four different band stands, you realized that the humans and aliens were no match for Zombies. The undead were attacking innocent humans and Aliens without discrimination.

Next thing you knew, the Aliens were turned into the living dead and were joining the ranks of their creators. It was a crazed madness! It was estimated that their combined forces were around 20,000 and it is unknown if there were any survivors. Again, it is proven, that no one is a match against the Living Dead! But we few survivors will not give up the fight! Good Luck and Be Safe!”

Thanks to Lorene for this! She’s an amazing accountant in Ft. Myers!  http://www.jbrooksai.com/

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Chew.

Tony Chu is a cop with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he’s a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn’t mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. It`s a dirty job, and Tony has to eat terrible things in the name of justice. And if that wasn`t bad enough, the government has figured out Tony Chu`s secret. They have plans for him… whether he likes it or not.

The Harvey award and multiple Eisner award winning, New York Times Best Selling series about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals and clairvoyants, written by JOHN LAYMAN (Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness, House of M: Fantastic Four and PUFFED) with mind-blowing art by ROB GUILLORY…. CHEW!

A Valentine’s Day She Will Never Forget

Bacon Roses

How To Make Bacon Roses

Alright guys, I know V-Day is coming up fast, and you’re probably desperate for some ideas, so Chef is going to fill you in on what to give your Valentine for this special occasion without sacrificing your man card. Follow the simple step-by step directions below to create your very own Z-Poc inspired love letter, and then follow the link attached to the bacon roses picture for instructions on how to make these delicious looking treats.

Zombie Apocalypse Inspired Love Letter

You will need:
2 pieces of high quality black colored paper.
1 white or silver colored sharpie or gel marker.
A box of chocolates or her favorite candy

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Businesses Ready to Help You Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse

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Businesses all over the USA are jumping on the theme of “Zombie Preparedness Month,” as suggested by the CDC. This hardware store in Omaha has everything you need to prevent zombies from attacking your pet dog, ruining your lawn, or breaking your fence. Take advantage of the ease of acquisition and get ready for the Zombie Apocalypse, or get ready to get dead.
See the full article from the Omaha World-Herald here.

Part 5 – Making It Edible: A How-To Guide on Food Safety and Awareness In the Zombie Apocalypse

Part 5…

Deliciously Dangerous Mushrooms

So you want to harvest wild plants, survive raging rapids with only a holey plastic bag, and be just like Bear Grylls in every way possible, eh? Well you go for it, and while you’re at it, remember to drink your piss at least four times in a week. It’s essential for the manliness factor.

However, if you want to be a real man (or woman) and not DIE, you should probably learn some wilderness essentials first. A great place to start is with harvesting wild plants, like mushrooms. Continue reading

Group Tries To Encourage “Free Range” Zombie Deaths

A group called Fancy Dress Outfitters is trying to encourage people to dress as Zombies this Halloween and die a fake death INSTEAD of using real zombies…

Dressing in a zombie costume is a practical and caring alternative to using real zombies in your Halloween celebrations and gives them a chance at a dignified, free range death, whenever the zombie apocalypse begins.

Take a look at the information below and get behind the campaign.
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Part 4 – Making It Edible: A How-To Guide on Food Safety and Awareness In the Zombie Apocalypse

Part 4…

Vines, Brambles, and Other Natural Zombie Deterrents

So you’ve got yourself this nice little patch of land, growing yourself a sustainable bit of food and livestock, and all of a sudden, you’re hit with a band of undead intruders. You’ve got the ammo to dispatch them, but probably not enough time before they get to you and start killing off survivors in your colony. Not everyone is well enough to climb or be lifted to a rooftop for protection. So what do you do? Having all these things set up with no way to protect yourself or your supplies is obviously a bad idea. How do you slow down the hoard?

First of all, remember that we are doing our best to depend on nature for all sorts of self-tending zombie deterrents. You’ve got rivers, cliffs, hills, mountains, caves, trees, etc., etc., etc. Why build everything from extremely valuable materials that are difficult to acquire if you have Mother Nature to assist you? Of course you would want to use these things as often as possible to help you and your team effectively avoid or reroute zombies when you have them, but what about giving nature a little encouragement to do things your way and supplement your efforts? Say, for example, growing a natural wall of brambles and vines to prevent the undead from entering a particular area or path. This is totally do-able, and I would recommend finding yourself some nasty weed seeds ( not the drug type, you potheads) to plant around your safe house and form thick, tangling barriers that the zeds are unable to rip through without expending a significant amount of time, giving you enough of a window to kill them all and dispose of the corpses.

You can also create dry or filled motes of course, which is a popular theme in zombie literature these days. The benefit to having a mote around your safe house is that it not only slows zombies, but also prevents raiders and other unsavory folk or dangerous critters that would rather take your supplies or food than eat your brains from simply waltzing in to your post-apocalyptic home. Collect tree sap – nature’s tar – and use it an emergency fire starter, or for the sake of epicness (I think I just made a new word), save it to pour into the mote and set ablaze if all hell breaks loose. Call it “The Zombie Incinerator” and tell all your friends about it so they don’t go playing tricks on you or being stupid and ending up as crispy shishkabobs after the Z-Poc hits.

Nearly everyone admits that a body of water separating you from the mainland does not mean that you are safe from zombies, since the freaks can walk underwater indefinitely and eventually reach you on the other side. However, you should never underestimate the power of the water’s current. If you are on one side of a river with raging rapids and sharp rocks throughout, and zombies are on the other, it is highly unlikely that with their lack of coordination that they could ever reach you by crossing the river. You may have to deal with them later, once they have finally stopped being tossed around and smacked against rocks, and crawl their way up the bank of the river five miles downstream, but hey, that’s way better than just letting them walk straight to you. This type of natural deterrent is beneficial in two ways: 1. you have a source of water that can be purified for consumption or used to generate power, and 2. it deters zombies and other creatures from crossing over that area.

There are many other naturally occurring zombie deterrents, and I encourage you to continue researching them. This article is simply intended to get the gears turning. Survival and application is, of course, up to you.

Next week: Dangerously Delicious Mushrooms

Zombies vs Vampires: Who Will Win?

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Spike TV’s popular television series, Deadliest Warrior, is featuring a standoff between two cousins of the undead world: zombies and vampires. In an episode airing tonight at 9 pm ET, Max Brooks (World War Z) and Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) will debate the logistics of a battle between the two cannibalistic species, citing traits they believe would influence each team’s ability to pull ahead in this particular scenario. Read the full article here, at Geek Out.