grunt_seven

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    • Zombie Survival Guide Part: LX

      10 years ago

      grunt_seven

      Continued from last post...

      Strategies continued

      9. Airborne Sweep
      What could be safer than attacking your enemy from the air? With several helicopters, couldn't your team cover more ground in less time with no risk at all? In theory, yes; in practice, no. Any student of conventional warfare will acknowledge the need for ground troops, no matter how superior an air force is. This applies tenfold for hunting the undead. Forget using air attacks in urban, jungle, forest, swamp, or any other canopied terrain. Chance are your kill rate will drop to under 10 percent. Forget also the idea of a clean, painless sweep, even in a high visibility zone. Your team will still have to mop up no matter how secure it appears. Air support does have its uses, especially in forward spotting and transport. Planes or helicopters, scouting in open areas, can provide zombie location data for multiple hunter teams simultaneously. Blimps have the advantage of lingering over the infested area all day, providing a constant stream of information and warning against possible ambushes. Helicopters can provide immediate assistance to those in trouble, lifting one team to the aid of another. Be cautious, however, about using your "eye in the sky," so far ahead of the group. Mechanical failures could cause a forced landing in highly infested areas. Not only would the chopper crew be endangered--so would any team member attempting to rescue them.
      What about parachuting hunters into an infested zone? This theory has been suggested many times although never put into practice. It is daring, it is courageous, it is heroic, and it is utterly stupid! Forget being injured on impact, tangled in trees, blown off course, lost on landing--forget all the possibilities associated with normal parachute jumps in regular peacetime conditions. If you want to know the true danger of an airborne attack against zombies, try dropping a square centimeter of meat on a swarming anthill. Chances are, that meat will never touch the ground. In short, air support s just that: "support." People who believe it to be a war-winner have no business planning, orchestrating, or participating in any conflict with the living dead.

      10. The Firestorm
      Provided the blaze can be controlled, the area in question is suitably flammable, and property protection is not an issue, nothing works better than an artificial blaze. Zone boundaries must be clearly delineated. Set a simultaneous fire to the entire perimeter so that the flames march steadily inward. Do not allow for an escape route, no matter how narrow. Keep watch for zombies that may have wandered through the flames. In theory, the storm will herd the dead into a tight perimeter, incinerating them in minutes. mopping up will still be required, however, especially in urban areas, where basements and other rooms may have shielded zombies from the flames. As always, use caution, and be ready to deal with fire as a secondary enemy.

      to be continued...

    • Zombie Survival Guide Part: LIX

      10 years ago

      grunt_seven

      The long awaited return and finish of the immortal Zombie Survival Guide, please if you still read my journal, tell everyone you know cause I know there are some people out there who have been waiting for this for a long time. Enjoy.

      continued from last post...

      Strategies continued.

      5. The Cage
      If you don't believe in cruelty to animals, don't try this on a sweep. It basically involves placing an animal in a cage, positioning your team within weapons rang of that cage, then picking off the zombies that come to devour said animal. Of course, several factors need to be considered for this tactic to work. The live bait must be loud enough to attract any nearby ghouls. The cage must be strong enough to resist an attack and anchored well enough to resist being pushed. Your team needs to be hidden so as to not attract zombies to its position. They must also take care not to hit and kill the caged animal. silent, dead bait will quickly foil the cage strategy. Environments least suited to a cage approach are those with little or no cover for your team. Avoid its use in plains, tundra, or open desert.

      6. The Tank
      Obviously, any civilian group will not have access to a real tank or armored personnel carrier. What might be available is an armored car, the type use to transport valuable commodities. In this case, the commodity will be your team. Using a "tank" is very similar to the cage tactic in that your goal is to attract the zombies to a specific location, then dispose of them with rifle fire. But unlike the cage, your team members within the tank's cabin are not simply live bait. Firing slits enable them to add another level of firepower to those of the external snipers. Be aware, however, of the possibility that undead may tip your armored car on its side.

      7. The Stampede
      Of all hunting methods used against the dead, this is perhaps the most theatrical. Basically, the "process" involves driving your party into infested areas, and running over every zombie they find. Despite the image of a modern-day stampede, from which this tactic gets its name, it has all but been abandoned by knowledgeable hunting groups. Hitting a ghoul with a vehicle rarely results in a kill. More likely, the animated corpse is left crippled, crawling around with a shattered spinal column and useless legs. Always plan to follow up your "high-speed chase" with hours of mopping up by a team of dismounted hunters. If you do decide on the stampede tactic, use it in plains, desert, tundra, and other wide-open areas. Urban zones present too many obstacles, such as wrecked cars or abandoned barricades. Too often, stampeding hunters have found their paths blocked and their situation radically reversed. Avoid swamps or wetlands entirely.

      8. Motorized sweep
      Almost the polar opposite of a stampede, the Motorized Sweep is a slow, calm, methodical approach. Your hunters, traveling in large, powerful, well-protected vehicles, at speeds no greater than ten miles an hour, patrol the infested area. Sharpshooters pick off the undead, one shot at a time, until none are left standing. Trucks work best because they offer snipers an easier, safer vantage point from the roof. Although this tactic reduces the mop-up time of a Stampede, each body will still have to be inspected and disposed of. Open areas are ideal for the Motorized Sweep, although the slower speed involved allows limited use of this tactic in urban areas. As with all motorized vehicles, avoid dense and/or tropical areas. Once again, as with the Stampede, you will still need to plan for an extensive mopping-up period. Taking potshots from the roof of your Chevrolet Suburban will get that lat zombie at the bottom of th pond, locked in a closet, wandering the sewers, or lurking in a basement.

      To be continued...

      And remember tell your friends smiley0.gif

      EDIT

      I'm only going to leave this post up here for about a week, and that goes for the rest of the ZSG post so people have a chance to read them.

    • The Inevatable: Back to fucking school

      10 years ago

      grunt_seven

      Well I'm back at ASU and I don't really like it. But hey, you are not supposed to like school, oh well. I'll try to make good on my promise of finishing the zombie survival guide, since I'm going to be typeing a lot anyway.

    • Schools Out for Summer

      11 years ago

      grunt_seven

      wow it has been a long time since i have been on. Thank god school is out now I can get on here more, at least not when I'm playing GTA4, that game is damn addictive, like crack. ON another note other than narcotics, I will finish reciting the Zombie Survival Guide, this is not a hollow promise cause on thursday, when I'm not playing GTA, I'm getting on and typing some more. So see you all tommorrow, I gotta get back to work.

      Chris

    • Old Hallows Eve

      11 years ago

      grunt_seven

      Well I had a pretty uneventfull holloween, didn't even get to scare children. I took my baby sister out trick o treating in my dads neighboorhood, that place is way to small. My mom wasn't going to hand out candy cause she is avoiding haveing to go to court for a trafic ticket cause of my other sister who is just a fuck up. What really sucks is that I'm smart and she is athletic I didn't get any scholarships and now she is getting full rides from colleges all over, and she is only a junior in high school.

      Shit Happens, but mostly to me,
      chris

    • Who Hates Whom

      11 years ago

      grunt_seven

      Everybody! It seems. I saw this awsome book just sitting on the shelf and decided to take a gander. Little did I know this book was a huge wealth of info. It tells about all the conflict going on in the world for the last couple of decades. Zimbabwe to Ireland, Mexico to Indonesia, everyone, that is most third world countries and almost the entire continent of Africa seems to really like killing each other. My favorite aspect of this book is that it presents the info in a humerous way, such as talking about one of the only instinces where a revolution was started by a guy named Bob. I think you should all check it out and learn about all the hot blooded conflict going on. I just got passed the chapter on South Korea, that was a crazy one, well, I gotta get back to reading, Colombia would tear itself apart if it weren't for the sale of cocaine.
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      Global Chaos Made Simple!

    • My Life Sucks, How About Yours?

      11 years ago

      grunt_seven

      Well Halo 3 is out and all my friend that have a 360 and Halo 3, have to keep reminding me of what I don't have. Not that I would be able to play it anyways due to school. I got a test today in Architecture 102, boring crap about history and parks, why parks? I got another test tommorow in math, at least that I can do in my sleep, not a bad idea. I also got a final draft for an essay due on wednesday. Oh, and this crazy project in my other architecture class where I got to shade in shadows of buldings, as easy as this sounds the prof. has made it difficult with numerous steps and other additions that I'm not even going to try and explain. Works a downer too. Seems were going out of business, and will probably be closed before christmas. I've already started looking for other jobs, at least my resume practically speaks for itself. Other than that my physical health is staring to get bad, real bad. I always seem to have plegm in my throat. Well thats all for now, I'll try and get back on to finishing the zombie survival guide for ya'll. I gotta go to Sociology
      god damn laptop causing me grief now i gotta shut it of piece of shit i can"t even type a comma god damnit

      Sorry for that little bought of anger there at the end, my laptop does this thing where the caps lock turns on by itself, but its more like a permanent shift button so I cannot type numbers.

    • SUPERBAD

      11 years ago

      grunt_seven

      Well I just saw the new movie Superbad, and I gotta tell you, it was fucking awsome. One of the funniest and coolest movies I've seen in some time. Weird, on many levels, but a funny wierd, the weird that makes you laugh so hard stuff shoots out your nose. Believe me, Dr. Pepper hurts comming out your nose. Never the less, Superbad rivals the best comedies of the past. Ya'll gotta go see it, see it now. Drop what you are doing and go see it.

    • First Day of School...Again

      11 years ago

      grunt_seven

      Well today was my first day of college and I gotta say, I liked it, I liked it a lot. It was a lot more pleasant than I tought it would be. Hell, I even stubbled upon a couple of my friends from high school. This wont be so bad, not bad at all.

    • Back on track

      11 years ago

      grunt_seven

      First of, sorry to ya'll who were actually reading the zombie survival guide sections I was putting on here. Second I've decided to continue it only if I get enough people to reply on this journal.
      In other news, if you don't already know I'm going of to college in a few weeks and need all ya'lls support, so stick with me komrades, and you will not regret. I'll also try and get on more often since I know some people like me on here.

      Sincerely,
      Chris

      Fun fact: the most stollen object in Phoenix, Arizona is golf clubs.

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