Showing posts with label zombie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label zombie. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Zombie Combat Marksmanship Drills...

Zombie Combat Command - Zombie Combat Marksmanship Drills 1 & 2

Making your team thrive in a Zombie infested combat environment takes a gargantuan effort on all fronts. Logistics, finance, nutrition, medicine, engineering, and even agriculture, just to name a few. However, a team that is not successful in actual combat will inevitably be overrun.

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Combat marksmanship is the fundamental basis of a team’s combat capability. The more quickly, and the further a team can shoot, the greater the distance they are able to maintain with any Zombie formation. Plans and procedures are necessary, but are worthless if the team is not skilled enough to execute them correctly.

Drills 1 and 2 have something in common: they train your team to be able to transition from moving to aiming and shooting accurately very quickly. They also deal with the changing distances of the Zombie threat.

THE RANGE AND OTHER PREPARATIONS...

PERSONNEL...

ZOMBIE COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP DRILL 1

This drill simulates a Zombie formation getting closer and closer to the team. Also, the movements involved will make shooters more accustomed to shooting while out of breath, especially if the drill is run several times or over a greater distance than 100 meters. This drill does not simulate a team moving in close to a formation of Zombies. A team must try to maintain at least a 100 meter distance between itself and the Zombie formation. Any closer than 50 meters and the team is in danger of being overrun.

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ZOMBIE COMBAT MARKSMANSHIP DRILL 2

It is basically the Zombie Combat Marksmanship Drill 1 but in reverse. This drill simulates a Zombie formation being pushed back by the volume of fire unleashed by the team and/or the team firing and making distance between the team and the Zombie formation. Keep in mind that this is a Zombie combat marksmanship drill and not a Zombie combat tactics drill.

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CONDITIONS TO ENDING THE DRILL

Unforeseen circumstances can arise that will require the drill to be suspended prematurely. These include, but are not limited to:

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OTHER POINTS

Always remember to run through the drill without the actual weapons first, and then run through the drill without ammunition next before attempting any drill of any kind.

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Sounds like a fun way to spend a Saturday! I wonder if I could interest the local Range to host something like this? hum...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Zombie Post of the Day #2: Zombie Combat Battalion Scrolls (ZOCOM) - Get your Zombie Tab here...

Zombie Combat Battalion Scrolls (ZOCOM)

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Soldiers qualified for Zombie combat wear the Zombie tab. Those serving in one of four Zombie combat BNs wear the scroll.

The Zombie Combat Command has seen much success in the past three years. Containing all major Zombie incidents within the United States, the creation of the 26th Zombie Combat Regiment, with four Zombie Combat Battalions has been approved. The first, second and third Zombie Combat Battalions are actively recruiting soldiers to fill their ranks.

For more information, please visit our website:

http://zombiecombatcommand.com/26th-zombie-combat-regiment/

PERKS:

Here are some reasons why you should be a member of the 26th Zombie Combat Regiment.
1) Show that you are second to none when it comes to killing Zombies.
2) Get featured in the Zombie Combat Command comic!
3) If you get the fireteam or fireteam leader backings, you can feature yourself and three others in the comic.
4) If you get the squad or squad leader backings, you can feature yourself and nine others in the comic!
5) You can order Zombie tabs (issued ONLY by ZOCOM) at any time. No need to wait for recruitment or drives.

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Come on you know you want to pony up some funds to get you and your team part of one of the Zombie Combat Battalions (1st is my choice, but 2nd works too, having spent some time in the 2D... ;) With 14 days to go, of the total 15, they've already hit their funding too.

I've had to keep myself uber-busy today to avoid my wife's wrath (i.e. I SO want the big package for my team and son, but... but... um... maybe if I loot the change bottle... um... ;)

 

Related Past Post XRef:
[Zombie, Humor] - US Army Zombie Combat Command & FM 999-3 (Counter-Zombie Operations at the Fireteam Level)

Zombie Post of the Day #1: "Cloudy with a chance of ZOMBIES!!!"

Channel 9 - Cloudy with a chance of ZOMBIES!!!

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Bizarre things happen around All Hallows Eve...and Microsoft is no exception. This year we tell you the tale of an over-worked Cloud employee...and his terrifying solution. Sit back, relax and enjoy our comical tale of data gone wrong.

The Channel 9 team does it again...

Thursday, September 05, 2013

UC Irvine, Canvas and AMC - "Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead" online course...

DVICE - California university now teaching zombie survival online

UC Irvine has just announced that it will be extending its studies of the human condition into the undead. By partnering with online learning platform Canvas and AMC, UC Irvine has created a class called "Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC's The Walking Dead."

The course, while clearly a bit of a gimmick, will cover a wide range of topics pertinent to surviving a zombie apocalypse. By enrolling, you'll be signing up to learn about subjects from "Nutrition in a post-apocalyptic world — are squirrels really good for you?" to "The spread of infectious disease and population modeling — swarm!"

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Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead

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From understanding social identities to modeling the spread of disease, this eight-week course will span key science and survival themes using AMC’s The Walking Dead as its basis. Four faculty members from the University of California, Irvine will take you on an inter-disciplinary academic journey deep into the world of AMC’s The Walking Dead, exploring the following topics:

  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs—is survival just about being alive?
  • Social order and structures—from the farm and the prison to Woodbury
  • Social identity, roles, and stereotyping—as shown through leaders like Rick and the Governor
  • The role of public health in society—from the CDC to local community organizations
  • The spread of infectious disease and population modeling—swarm!
  • The role of energy and momentum in damage control—how can you best protect yourself?
  • Nutrition in a post-apocalyptic world—are squirrels really good for you?
  • Managing stress in disaster situations—what’s the long-term effect of always sleeping with one eye open?

Each week we’ll watch engaging lectures, listen to expert interviews, watch exclusive interviews with cast members talking about their characters, use key scenes from the show to illustrate course learning, read interesting articles, review academic resources, participate in large and small group discussions, and—of course—test our learning with quizzes. We recommend that you plan on spending about two (2) to four (4) hours per week on this course, though we believe the course is compelling enough you’ll want to spend more time.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how infectious diseases—like a zombie epidemic—spread and are managed
  • Apply various models of society and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to existing and emerging societies as a means for understanding human behavior
  • Analyze existing social roles and stereotypes as they exist today and in an emerging world
  • Debate the role of public health organizations in society
  • Describe how mathematical equations for population dynamics can be used to study disease spread and interventions
  • Apply concepts of energy and momentum appropriately when analyzing collisions and other activities that either inflict or prevent damage
  • Summarize multiple methods for managing stress in disaster situations

Of course I signed up! :)

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Massive N-Tier Sample App, explained and code from end to end... The sample? A Zombie Incident Explorer...

CodeProject - Zombie Explorer : A N-Tier application front top to bottom

I just want the code man give me the code, well ok chillax, its right here:  WcfExamplar.zip

Introduction

I had posted this article earlier this week, but had to take it down to fix something with it, so apologies if you have already seen this.

This article is something I have been meaning to do for some time, not really  for anyone's benefit other than my own really. Before we get onto what the  article will cover, let me just outline why I wanted to write this article.

I have been working with both WCF/WPF a while now (I know some people  consider these old technolgies now, but I can assure you they are both alive and  well, at least in my part of the world), and I have seen a variety of different  approaches to developing a n-teir application with these technologies.

I have seen good and bad things, some of the bad things being:

  • Ridiculous amount of methods on a service, which become quite  unmaintainable quite quickly
  • Everything is its own service, where you have about 30 WCF services all  trying to call each other. Nightmare man
  • Bad seperation of concerns, where the dependency graph is all screwed up,  and your UI inadvertently ends up knowing way to much as it is forced to  reference things it has no business knowing about
  • Use of Reference.cs (more on this later)
  • Lack of support/thought for DD/IOC/Mocking or any of the cool stuff people take  for granted now days

I thought it would be nice to try and see if I could make a demo app which  kind of did things the way I had it mapped out in my mind. I just  wanted to be able to do a complete application from database to WPF client all  the way through, with only my own thoughts (and headaches/nightmares) to deal  with.

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For the attached demo code I wanted to make sure I covered the  following aspects

  • Provide good level of seperation of concerns, that is the UI should not  care about server side business logic, why should it.
  • Be able to easily easily swap out/test certains areas of our application  (IOC allows this)
  • Database access should be as lean as possible (NHibernate and  Respository pattern usage facilitate this)
  • Should be able to test a small part of the overall system

I have called the project "WcfExemplar" which I hope people do not find  arrogant, it is certainly not meant to be. It is called that more for  me really, as I was doing this to prove something to myself, so it was an  "Exemplar" for me if you will.  I hope you forgive me this one indulgance.

So what does the demo app do?

It is a WPF (Prism/MVVM based) client which communicates with a Console hosted WCF service  application. The application allows users to search database stored zombie incidents. The  user may also add new zombie incidents. So its actually not that complicated, it  is basic CRUD stuff.

I think the main salient points are as follows:

  • WPF front end (that I will not dwell on too much, as that is a  mere vehicle to illustrate the server side concepts) which allows users to
    • Search for items (I am storing zombie data where a  heading/description and GeoLocation data are stored for each zombie  incident)
    • Add new items
    • View items on a map (I have chosen to use Bing maps)
    • Use Rx to show an RSS feed of global zombie incidents (as a bonus if  you will)
  • It uses a shared DLL where only the relevant things are shared between  client and server, which ensures the dependency graph make sense. So things  like those shown below would typically be shared
    • Business Objects
    • Service contract
    • Fault contracts
  • There is NO auto generated Reference.xx or client proxy, we  use a shared DLL and hand craft our own client proxy
  • It uses Fluent NHibernate for its persistence, where ISession provides the Unit Of Work (UOW)
  • It uses IOC such that any component that talks to an external part (ie  database) can be easily substituted. This is done from the WCF service down
  • It uses business logic to do any work on objects before any attempt to  persist an object is done.
  • It keeps connections to the database at a minimum and only engages the  database for the minimum amount of time.

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This is a massive article, by the one and only, Sacha Barber. And you know me and zombies, so... :P

Friday, October 05, 2012

ThinkGeek Zombie Survival Kit

ThinkGeek - Zombie Survival Kit

Aaaaiiiieeeee! Zombie!

You read the CDC's guide and you've got your zombie contingency plan in place. Or at least, you have one in your head. And you have plenty of duct tape around the house, so it shouldn't be a problem to throw together a kit when the time comes, right? Wrong. The last thing you want to do when the apocalypse hits is be delayed by something you could have prepped for. Because while you're prepping, other people are raiding the gun stores, hitting the highway, finding friends who will have their back, all of which is going to be really important, and all of which is going to suck if you're not one of the first people doing it.

Let us give you a leg-up on the competition with all sorts of useful gear already in a bag for easy carrying. Throw in your important paperwork, some water, your medications, and you're ready to hit the road at a moment's notice.

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Almost perfect for the cube dweller? The only thing keeping this from a cube near you is that companies might frown on the "SOG Tactical Tomahawk." I'd hate to hear about Zombie Tomahawk-Rage incidents... :|

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Infographic

survival-goods.com - Zombie apocalypse

Ahh... nothing like a post zombie apocalypse survival infographic for a Wednesday...

What I thought neat, besides that coming from a disaster preparedness store, were the little notes jotted on it, like;

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Z.E.R.O only costs $23,999... The Zombie Extermination, Research and Operations Kit...

technabob - Z.E.R.O. Zombie Apocalypse Kit Makes Sure You Survive Hell and High Water

"There were a string of weird occurrences in the last couple of months involving some people going stark crazy because of the things that they managed to do. It’s too gruesome to describe in detail, but here’s one work that sums it all up: cannibalism. This freaked a lot of people out, especially because they all occurred within a few days or weeks with each other.

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Anyway, if you still feel like you’re in danger, then you might be one of the few who’s willing to unload $24,000 to purchase the Z.E.R.O. Zombie Apocalypse Kit. It’s got everything – and I do mean everything – you’ll ever need to fight off the undead and protect yourself while you’re out in the wild.

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Z.E.R.O. (Zombie Extermination, Research and Operations) Kit by OpticsPlanet

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Imagine: You half-hear a low, guttural sound from outside as you lay sleeping. You figure it's just your stomach after too much delicious Mexican food...image but a sudden thud on the outside wall of the house shakes you from a peaceful slumber. Deep within the primal centers of your brain, you realize the dead have risen to claim our once-peaceful realm. What do you do? What do you need? The dead have risen, and they've returned as something different. Those you were once closest to now hunger for your flesh, and possibly the Mexican food you had for dinner.

There is no room for error when dealing with the undead. Our Z.E.R.O. (Zombie Extermination, Research and Operations) Kit takes into account all the different aspects of surviving the looming zombie apocalypse. When the undead hordes rise from their shallow graves to wreak havoc on all decent civilization, you'll need to both fight back (Extermination), and find a cure (Research).

Always be prepared. In the new zombie world you can be king of the hill, or the tastiest treat in town.

Life Post Zombie Apocalypse is Harsh...Survive it!

First, as in any disaster, whether it is a hurricane, blizzard, alien invasion or giant lizard attack, you need basic survival gear. Fighting back will be necessary as well, but you have to survive the elements and everyday hazards before you can mount an offensive.

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That's awesome! All I need to do is to start saving my "me money" and I'll be able to get one of these for the family (in about 20 years or so... :|  ). Lab equipment and everything... cool. Hey, this will also double as a great alien invasion kit too!

Battling Z's with the GHB - Zombie Survival Plan, Giant Hamster Ball

Expression - Gallery - Designs - Giant Hamster Ball

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I don't know if this is original work or borrowed, but I thought it an interesting (and funny) idea.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Map of the Dead - your Google Map mash-up for surviving any future zombie outbreaks...

MAP of the DEAD

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My son and I agree, we're not sure if this is awesome, stupid or just wrong (or a little of all three).

I think my main problem is that it's wrong. It's got a Lowe's in a totally wrong location (as in miles off and wrong placed in the middle of a residential block of homes... I know who lives there and it's not Lowe...oops) Also that it doesn't work in IE9.

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Still I thought it was zombie stuff! :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

For relationships that just won't die... Saying Happy Valentine’s Day, the Zombie Way

Jesse Petersen - Happy Valentine’s Day… Zombie Style

On this holiest of holidays… wait, that’s not right.

On this most commercial of holidays, don’t forget to give your sweetheart a zombie valentine from me and Orbit:

http://www.orbitbooks.net/banners/zombie-cards/

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I really liked this series (my GoodReads reviews Married with Zombies (Living with the Dead, #1), Flip this Zombie (Living with the Dead #2), Eat Slay Love (Living with the Dead #3)) and when I saw this, well... There are just so many ways it's wrong that it's just right!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

"Iteration of the Living Dead: How to Meet a Deadline during an Undead Nightmare"

Seapine - 14 Days Later: Sprinting through Zombieland

"Pop quiz, hotshot: You’ve got a major release due, you’re under the gun to get it out on time…and suddenly the developer in the next cubical turns into a brain-eating ghoul. What do you do? What do you do?

There’s no shortage of survival guides for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Heck, even the CDC has tips. Sure, you can pick up Max Brooks’ The Zombie Survival Guide—and we recommend you do—but what happens if the brains hit the fan while you’re at the office?

Fear not, stalwart code monkey! We’ve got your back. Seapine’s Zombie Preparedness Team has put together an easy-to-use flowchart that will keep you and your project alive when the dead start walking.

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In addition, here are a few best practices to help you survive iteration after iteration—sorry, wave after wave—of the undead horde.

  • There’s no “I” in “team.” Everyone on the team is responsible for killing the dead.
  • Don’t be a hero. Don’t sign up for dispatching more zombies than you can safely slaughter in a single sprint to the parking lot.
  • Maintain a zero “live” zombie count. Too large a zombie debt will limit the team’s agility.
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There may come a time when you just have to get that application done no matter what, so print and post a copy of Seapine’s Iteration of the Living Dead: How to Meet a Deadline during an Undead Nightmare.

What zombie survival tips do you have for your fellow software professionals? Leave them in the comments section. And remember: Remove the head or destroy the brain!"

Nice. Got to love companies that add humor to their marketing efforts... that and zombies...

(via agile scout - Agile Zombie Process Flow)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The CDC provides more Zombie Preparedness tips, this time via a graphic novella

CDC - Are We Prepared - Zombie Preparedness

CDC has a fun new way of teaching the importance of emergency preparedness. Our new graphic novel, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic" demonstrates the importance of being prepared in an entertaining way that people of all ages will enjoy. Readers follow Todd, Julie, and their dog Max as a strange new disease begins spreading, turning ordinary people into zombies. Stick around to the end for a surprising twist that will drive home the importance of being prepared for any emergency. Included in the novel is a Preparedness Checklist so that readers can get their family, workplace, or school ready before disaster strikes. Click on the images below to view the novella. Transcripts of each chapter are provided below each chapter thumbnail.

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Said it the last time the CDC did the zombie thing, I think it takes some guts to do something like this. I find it hard to imagine a government agency doing this.

Oh BTW, I think it's awesome. :)

If this helps spread the "it's never to early to prepare" then I feel it's my tax dollars well spent. That said, I hope they don't go to overboard. Investing a little in this is cool, but too much is well, too much...

(via GeekDad - The Return of the CDC Zombies: The Zombie Pandemic Graphic Novel)

 

Related Past Post XRef:
Centers for Disease Control (US CDC) provides Zombie Apocalypse 101 Survival Tips (really...) - And Zombie badges too!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bing wants to help you eat brains... Well, kind of... Walk with the Dead Sweepstakes from AMC, The Walking Dead and Bing

The Microsoft Blog - Microsoft wants to turn you into a zombie with Bing

"No, really. Microsoft wants to turn you into a zombie.

It all started when the Redmond-based company pitched a Bing product placement in AMC’s hit zombie show, “The Walking Dead,” reports The New York Times. “We pitched them last year where maybe the characters could find a library with a generator and do a Bing search,” Bing marketing director Sean Carver told the newspaper.

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The solution? A sweepstakes, sponsored by Bing, in which one lucky “Walking Dead” viewer can appear on the show as a zombie extra.

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Walk With The Dead

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Make sure you watch the video... I got a chuckle out of it.

Oh yeah, of course I entered. I would SO do this with my son... :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

5K obstacle course, with Zombies! Check for locations near you...

5K Obstacle Course Zombie Race - Run For Your Lives

"Protect your brain and run for your life. This is one race where your legs giving out are the least of your problems. Run For Your Lives is a first-of-its-kind event, one part 5K, one part obstacle course, one part escaping the clutches of zombies — and all parts awesome.

Runners will navigate a series of 12 obstacles throughout a 5K course in an attempt to reach the finish line — all while avoiding zombies. At the end of this adventure race, you get to celebrate survival (or zombie transformation) with live entertainment and music, local celebrities, vendors, food, and of course, beer!

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That's just awesome.

And coming to Los Angeles/San Diego! hum... I wonder...

(via reddit/r/LosAngeles - Zombie Obstacle Course coming to LA/SD (next year))

 

Related Past Post XRef:
Zombie attacks catching you unaware and getting you down? “Record Zombie Attacks - Home CCTV DVR Solution”
The 1932 Los Angeles Zombie Killing Games map
[Zombie, Humor] - US Army Zombie Combat Command & FM 999-3 (Counter-Zombie Operations at the Fireteam Level)
Centers for Disease Control (US CDC) provides Zombie Apocalypse 101 Survival Tips (really...) - And Zombie badges too!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

While it can be too later to prepare, it's never too early... Being ready is not hard, just do it, bit by bit...

LAFD News & Information - This September: A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare.

"As you know, this September will mark the ten year anniversary of 9/11 and the Los Angeles Fire Department asks you to take time to remember those lost as well as time to make sure you are prepared for future emergencies. September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), which was founded after 9/11 to increase preparedness in the U.S. It is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for an unexpected emergency.

Please plan in the event you must go for three days without electricity, water service, access to a supermarket, or local services for several days. The Los Angeles Fire Department along with our friends at FEMA and Ready.gov suggest you follow these three simple steps:

1. Get a Kit: Keep enough emergency ...

2. Make a Plan: Discuss, agree on, and document....

3. Be Informed: Free information is available to assist you from federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial resources. ...

Some have asked, "Why do I need to prepare?".
Fire, police, and rescue personnel may not always be able to reach you quickly, such as if they're overwhelmed by demand from multiple emergencies, or trees and power lines are down blocking access. The most important step you can take in helping us, is being able to take care of yourself and those in your care; the more people who are prepared, the quicker the community will recover

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You've heard me sing this song before, and you're going to hear me sing it again... "Being prepared is not hard to do..."

Just do it a bit at a time. A flashlight here, new batteries there, a pre-packed kit (the American Red Cross has some, and building your own isn't hard either) there, extra water then, some extra pet food, etc, etc.

Just do a little at a time and after a bit you'll have quite a bit.

Make it a family project. Have your kids help with the plan and the contact list, make it a game or a fun activity (like a scavenger hunt for preparedness supplies or something). Making it fun makes it less scary.

But start. Today. Please.

 

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Be prepared and know what you've got - Free Home Inventory Spreadsheet
A 2012 Survival Guide from How Stuff Works (Nonsense, but being prepared isn’t)
Centers for Disease Control (US CDC) provides Zombie Apocalypse 101 Survival Tips (really...) - And Zombie badges too!
Live on Earth? Then you live in a earthquake zone (your local activity may vary). When should you think about preparing for one? Um… Now!
Your Evacuation Plan – Do you have one? The time to make one is now, BEFORE you really need it…
National Preparedness Month: Don’t be afraid.. Be Ready

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The 1932 Los Angeles Zombie Killing Games map

The 1932 Zombie Killing Games in Los Angeles

"A Zombie Olympics in Los Angeles! It happened -- or at least you'll think it did after looking at this 11 x 17, suitable for framing print!

Comes with this description: A grand confluence of events created the great Los Angeles Zombie Killing Games. After the success of the 1932 Olympics, the city was eager to make use of their newly built stadiums and housing, and to reap more tourist and investment dollars. At the same time, a virulent strain of Living Undead Infections (or “Zombies”) affected the entire Valley area, from Santa Monica to Whittier. Mayor John C. Porter proposed the Zombie Killing Games (also known as the Living Undead Olympics), which drew renowned slayers from around the world to compete ...

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Nothing like a little zombie alt-history on a Sunday... :P

(via reddit/LosAngeles - The 1932 Zombie Killing Games in Los Angeles)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

[Zombie, Humor] - US Army Zombie Combat Command & FM 999-3 (Counter-Zombie Operations at the Fireteam Level)

Wired - Danger Room - Army Gets How-To Guide for Zombie Invasion

"One day in the not-too-distant future, a mindless horde of cannibalistic killing machines will come shambling through the streets of America. And when that day comes, the U.S. Army will be on it faster than you can scream “BRAAIIIINNSS!”

Lucky for us, the Army Zombie Combat Command has put together a nifty manual on how to identify, fight, and kill those murderous mobs of the undead. Soldiers can now add the FM 999-3 Counter-Zombie Operations at the Fireteam Level to their arsenal – “the primary doctrinal reference on conducting fire team sized infantry operations in a Zombie infested environment in the United States.”

And as far as we know, this is the only (non) arm of the service that “guarantees the survival of the United States in the event of any Zombie emergency.”

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Army Zombie Combat Command

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Army Zombie Combat Command - Field Manuals

Here you will find publications made by the Army Zombie Combat Command. It is to be read by every soldier in the United States Army.

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Army Zombie Combat Command - PX

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A FM for fighting zombies... awesome. And the 999 being 666 upside down? :P

NOTE: If you haven't guessed yet, this isn't really a US Army project, unit, site, etc, but I thought it cool/funny/interesting none the less...

 

Related Past Post XRef:
Centers for Disease Control (US CDC) provides Zombie Apocalypse 101 Survival Tips (really...) - And Zombie badges too!
Zombie attacks catching you unaware and getting you down? “Record Zombie Attacks - Home CCTV DVR Solution”

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Centers for Disease Control (US CDC) provides Zombie Apocalypse 101 Survival Tips (really...) - And Zombie badges too!

CDCEmergency Preparedness and Response - Social Media: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse

"The following was originally posted on CDC Public Health Matters Blog May 16th, 2011 by Ali S. Khan.

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There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.

A Brief History of Zombies
We’ve all seen at least one movie about flesh-eating zombies taking over ...

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Better Safe than Sorry

So what do you need to do before zombies…or hurricanes or pandemics for example, actually happen? ...

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Never Fear – CDC is Ready

If zombies did start roaming the streets, CDC would conduct an investigation much like any other disease outbreak. CDC would provide technical assistance to cities, states, or international partners dealing with a zombie infestation. This assistance might include consultation, lab testing and analysis, patient management and care, tracking of contacts, and infection control (including isolation and quarantine). It’s likely that an investigation of this scenario would seek to accomplish several goals: determine the cause of the illness, the source of the infection/virus/toxin, learn how it is transmitted and how readily it is spread, how to break the cycle of transmission and thus prevent further cases, and how patients can best be treated. Not only would scientists be working to identify the cause and cure of the zombie outbreak, but CDC and other federal agencies would send medical teams and first responders to help those in affected areas (I will be volunteering the young nameless disease detectives for the field work).

To learn more about what CDC does to prepare for and respond to emergencies of all kinds, visit:
http://emergency.cdc.gov/cdc/orgs_progs.asp

To learn more about how you can prepare for and stay safe during an emergency visit:
http://emergency.cdc.gov/

To download a badge like the one above that you can add to your social networking profile, blog, website, or email signature visit:
http://emergency.cdc.gov/socialmedia/zombies.asp

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Social Media: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse (Badges, widgets and more)

"Buttons and Badges

Buttons and badges share health messages and information about campaigns and causes online. These graphic elements can be posted to any web site, blog, social networking profile, or email signature and link users to more information.

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Widgets

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ZOMG, that's awesome. This is the kind of government I like to see, using a message that while humorous, gets the idea across. I have to applaud at their strength in doing this. Can you imagine the look YOUR boss would give you if you suggested something like this?

Humor aside, there's no better time than now in getting started preparing for emergencies. All it takes is a little at a time and before you know it you're... well you're ready for the Zombie Apocalypse or whatever else my impact you and your family. Don't be afraid, just do it...

 

If you're    ready for a zombie apocalypse, then you're ready for any emergency.    emergency.cdc.gov

 

(via Slashdot - CDC Warns of Zombie Apocalypse)