When Zombies Attack

6:00 AM Elizabeth Seckman 20 Comments

West Virginia. A state that might just enjoy a zombie apocalypse. 
I live in a state that has more guns than humans. A state where every fifth soul could qualify as a sniper on a shooting range. And every tenth person already has their fill-in-the-blank-apocalypse defense plan of action in place. So, I feel pretty comfortable in sharing my thoughts on how to best survive a zombie take-over.

To survive a zombie apocalypse, you'll need the obvious stuff first and foremost- stuff like food, water, and some dry socks.

You'll also need ways to defend yourself and your family- so be sure to grab your weapons. Guns and ammo are always good. You could even use a bow and arrows if you're a real crack shot. The trouble with both of these is that you will eventually run out. So, it's a good idea to grab machetes, axes, even the garden hoes for defense. Oh, and a tomahawk is pretty handy too, if you happen to have one laying around.

It's always sensible to have the other essentials available: There is the obvious things like band aids and antibiotics. The not so obvious thing, like alcohol. It can serve triple duty: pain killer, antiseptic, and zombie-anxiety reliever. Oh, and a manual can opener for all those cans of food you'll be finding while out looting.  And some matches. I'd keep lots and lots of matches. I know rubbing sticks together looks easy in the movies, but I've tried it and it ain't so easy.

And last, but not least, stock up on the toilet paper. If there are zombies looking to eat your brains, you are in a load of crap. Be prepared.

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Praise for The Undead Road:

"For me, zombie stories are never about the killing. They're about the survivors and how people deal with the apocalypse. To this undead end, David Powers King has come up with the most original spin on zombies I've ever read." - Michael Offutt, author of Slipstream and Oculus

About the Author:

David Powers King was born in beautiful downtown Burbank, California where his love for film inspired him to be a writer. He is the co-author of the YA fantasy novel WOVEN, published by Scholastic. An avid fan of science fiction and fantasy, David also has a soft spot for zombies and the paranormal. He currently lives deep in the mountain West with his wife and three children.


20 comments:

  1. If it begins in West Virginia, it will never go any farther...

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  2. I've really enjoyed David's blog hop and learn something new from each interview. Wishing The Undead Road much success.

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    1. It'd be great to see it hit the best seller list. It couldn't happen to a nicer guy :)

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  3. Some places will be hard to run out of ammo, as those hillbillies are stocked for world war 3 lol

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    1. Exactly. And if they can shoot a rabbit from 50 yards, a zombie ain't no problem. LOL

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  4. Love your post, Elizabeth. Thank you for sharing this today. :)

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  5. I notice a lot of females mention toilet paper but not sanitary napkins or tampons. Unless you never had your period or on full blown menopause that's a big miss. Though this could also be the taboo topic of horror scenarios. What to do about your period. Machete has always been my go to when I think of zombies. Never shot a gun before myself.

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    1. I almost added the ladies essentials, but I figured all the guys would cringe. I suppose, in an emergency, if you have enough TP, it could be used for all sorts of monthly emergencies.

      I've shot guns, but I'm not overly good at it. I'd go for the machete too because it will never run out of bullets.

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  6. Yes toilet paper, can't really survive without that. But I wonder if I'd even get the chance to enjoy that little luxury for long.

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    1. I probably wouldn't. I run really slow and my aim is horrible.

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  7. My stepdaughter's grandfather decided she and her mom needed to learn to shoot guns after that most recent shooting. I thought, maybe he's preparing them for the zombie apocalypse. I don't think my stepdaughter is going to start carrying a gun around but he said she needs to know how to use one. So if something happens, she's just going to grab a random gun and put what she learned in class to use? Doubtful.

    Stephanie
    http://stephie5741.blogspot.com

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  8. You know Yolanda Renee has,a collection of stories called When Zombies Attack? ;)

    A manual can opener is on my list of stuff to pack in case of a zombie apocalypse.

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  9. My people will rise up against the undead!! Jackson County cannot fall!! (Go, Ravenswood!)

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  10. My people will rise up against the undead!! Jackson County cannot fall!! (Go, Ravenswood!)

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  11. Hi, Elizabeth! Hi David!

    Congrats on the new book! ALL THE BEST! Looking forward to hosting you tomorrow David. Hope you like my intro!

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  12. Naturally, this made me think of Chuck's advice on the issue of tp on Supernatural (of course):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xzc-IATwsE

    And congratulations David on your new book! The cover is awesome and I wish you all the best!!! :)

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