Category Archives: Science & Survival

Zombie-related scientific findings and survival information

Si’s Survival Tips – Food Edition [Video]

Osiris has released the second chapter of his video series about zombie apocalypse survival.  The latest Si’s Survival Tips focuses on scavenging for food in the wilderness.  Check out the episode below and subscribe to Bunker Life’s YouTube Channel to get the latest survival tips from Osiris.

WARNING: Osiris is a professionally trained zombocalypse survivalist.  Do NOT attempt anything demonstrated in this video (unless you are hunted by the living dead).

Jud vs. The Living IX: Zombie Economy

Soooo….a Zombie Apocalypse Store with knives, swords, zombie targets, etc, etc has opened its doors in Las Vegas.  When are people going to release that this whole zombocalypse survival thing is just a fad?  Eventually, you will become a zombie.  It’s a fact.  Consult any zombie movie.  SO all you business owners out there, the stores you actually NEED to be opening are ZOMBIE supply stores.  The zombie population is growing everyday, and we need a place to shop too.  Potential products for zombies: long-lasting walking shoes, protective headgear, ultra-adhesive glue for wound repair, breath mints.  I would really like some armored gloves with razor-sharp claws.  They would make getting a rib cage open a lot easier.  A store for zombies is a great idea, and if I haven’t convinced you yet, check out the sales pitch in my latest vlog entry.  Also, when these stores open, I should receive a considerable discount for coming up with the idea.

- Jud

[a zombie column]

British Columbia Government Prepares for Zombie Attack

British Columbia’s provincial government has been promoting zombie outbreak preparation through its emergency website, Emergency Info BC.  The B.C. government has been using the website and social media to promote zombie attack preparedness as an effective means to prepare for any disaster.  British Columbia wants its residents to be able to identify a disaster’s risks, create an emergency plan, and build a survival kit.  Check out the Emergency Info BC site for more zombie and disaster survival tips.

Map of the Dead – New Zombie Survival Resource

The zombie apocalypse has struck.  You are on the run.  You need to find food, supplies, and a safe haven.  Luckily, Map of the Dead exists.

Map of the Dead is a Google Maps-integrated zombie survival map.  The map shows you where the nearest apocalyptic survival resources can be found, including convenience stores, doctors offices, military bases, and much more.  The map also highlights “Danger Zones” where the undead are most likely to be lurking.

Head to MapoftheDead.com and start planning your zombie escape route.

Map of the Dead was created by the Chicago-based ad agency, Doejo.

Si’s Survival Tips – Water Edition [Video]

Osiris has released the first video for his newest series about zombie apocalypse survival.  Si’s Survival Tips will feature helpful information for those living in a living-dead world.  The first episode focuses on water harvesting techniques one can use around the home.  Check out the episode below and subscribe to Bunker Life’s YouTube Channel for more videos from Osiris and the other Lifers.

WARNING: Osiris is a professionally trained zombocalypse survivalist.  Do NOT attempt anything demonstrated in this video (unless you are hunted by the living dead).

 

2011 Zombie Safe House Design Winner

Architects Southwest has announced the winners of their 2011 Zombie Safe House Competition.  A mobile, armadillo-like shell designed by Austin Fleming was this year’s first place winner.  The annual competition asks its participants to design the perfect zombie apocalypse fortress.  The designers have to consider food, power, waste, weapons, storage, evacuation, and (most importantly) how to keep zombies out of their houses.  The judges panel included a number of individuals involved in the architecture and/or zombie field including last year’s first place winner and Max Brooks, author of The Zombie Survival Guide.  Check out the first place design below, and visit the official Facebook page to check out all the winners!

2011 ZSHC Winner - Vagabond Moblie SafeHouse Device by Austin Fleming

Ohio county holds mock zombie outbreak to train emergency responders

This Halloween afternoon, Delaware County, Ohio will be running a “zombie hazardous materials exercise” to test the abilities of its emergency first responders.  The mock zombocalypse is being organized by the Delaware County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and will include 250 “zombie victim” volunteers.  First responders will have approximately 2 hours to effectively deal with the hazardous chemical spill that is creating the zombies as well as assist zombie victims through the decontamination process that will bring them back to normal.  Any responder who is not wearing proper personal protection and comes into contact with either the chemical or a zombie will turn into a zombie themselves.  The trial outbreak was inspired by the CDC’s recent zombie preparedness campaign.

Learn more about Delaware County’s zombie exercise on its official website.

Missouri Department of Conservation Offers Zombie Survival Tips

The Missouri Department of Conservation‘s official website is listing zombies as the newest invasive species threat.  In their blog post, “Flesh Afield,” the MDC gives advice on zombie preparedness for those exploring Missouri’s conservation lands.  The post warns of potentially submerged zombies in wetland areas, the dangers of a severed zombie head bite, and the pros and cons of seeking safety in a tree stand.  Read the entire MDC zombie survival article HERE.

WWE Zombie Survival Guide

First the CDC…now the WWE?  The professional wrestling company has released its own zombie apocalypse manual, “Grappling with Ghouls: Official WWE Zombie Survival Guide.”  The guide offers many important tips (ex: seek the high ground, avoid flashy clothes, and stay away from attention-drawing ring entrances).  Check out the entire survival guide as well as photos of the WWE superstars “zombified” at WWE Zombies.

Zombies Return to SEARS.com

Sears is gearing up for a zombie invasion.  The department store’s official website is advertising products and tips for both zombies and zombocalypse survivors.  An undead makeover is becoming an annual tradition for Sears.com.  Last October the living dead also invaded the website.  Check out the mayhem at sears.com/zombies, and all of Sears’ zombie commercials can be found on their YouTube ZombieShopper Channel.