Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Austrian children have been living in fear of the Krampus, a strangely annual beast, for centuries. These shaggy beasts live in the Austrian Alps and coordinate with Santa Claus in order to punish -- even feast upon! -- those kids ending up on the infamous Naughty List.
Here's the legend:
But here's the really strange thing. Once a year, these intelligent beasts come down from their mountain fastness and parade through the streets in order to scare the beejeezus out of the local tykes and put them back in line!
Proof of the Krampus:
It looks like there are different varieties of Krampus. Or maybe this clan of Krampus simply do more body grooming:
What do you think? Shotguns with slugs for these?
But it still takes training to make the shotgun the ultimate weapon against revenants.
Fortunately, Magpul has addressed your shotgun training needs too.
So it pays to be prepared to use it correctly.
But if you're relying on your pistol to get out of a tight situation with the Hungry Undead, I advise you save the last round for yourself.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
There are two sets of Tactical Carbine DVDs, in which the instructors provide quality info about running your M4gery at peak efficiency.
I know, you think it won't really matter during Zombiggeddon how tacticool your movement, reload, and immediate action drills are. The Walkers aren't going to be doing coordinated movement. That's just half the picture. You need to be on your game in case "fellow" survivors decide the apocalypse means they can throw all the rules of civilization out the window. Not everyone is going to want to play nice with you, Zombie Hunter. That's who these drills are really for.
But you'll also find that proper movement speeds up the kills against the Shambling Hordes too. And really your warm-blooded speed is the most important asset you have against a steady tide of the Undead. Kill them all before they can get to you.
Friday, December 24, 2010
And Part 3
Keep it clean and wet, boys and girls!
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
This old and revered business, Rare Exports Inc., has been engaged in the grey market trade of shipping actual "Father Christmases" world-wide since 1739. Or... so they claim.
The first film appears to be a sales film, showing how Lapp hunters track and bring down a free range Father Christmas before training the beast to deal with children in an appropriate manner.
The second film, however, demonstrates the dangers of improper care and handling of the purchased Father Christmas.
Add one more dangerous, supernatural beast to your hunting list. And as an aside: What is going on in Scandinavia? Lately we've learned of trolls in Norway, and now "Father Christmas" cryptids running loose in Finland. What's next, dragons?
So, some T-shirts for your base layer, or for lounging around your bunker:
Major League Zombie Hunter T-Shirt, available from Zazzle along with an assortment of related designs.
Also cool is the new Doomsday Damsel licensed from Bawidamann by 7.62Designs
I'm sure she looks familiar to our regular readers. You can bet Flint and I already have our T-Shirts and proudly wear them as often as possible between washes.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Now, for some reason, these ladies are skeptical. But it bears a striking resemblance to other footage floating around the internet.
So, what are these things? Zombies? Maybe, but they look different to me. Aliens? I doubt it. Why would aliens cross vast interstellar distances to wander around our backwoods naked? Ghouls? More likely.
But whatever they are... I bet I can kill them with fire.
Friday, November 26, 2010
But we need to consider that the walking dead are not the only possible threat we face. One group of intrepid documentarians in Norway recently released their hard-earned footage of a threat unique to their environment: Trolls.
Folks, I don't know about you, but this concerns me. I don't think the manportable firepower I cache against the unholy resurrection of the corpses of my friends, relatives, and fellow citizens would even begin to dent one of those monstrosities. What do I need to stash? An RPG? A recoilless rifle? LAW rockets?
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Check out all the great tactical gear available at that website too! You need something to haul all your food, ammo, water and medical supplies.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Zombie Awareness -- An Educational Film
When Zombies Attack (1959)
What to do in a Zombie Attack!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
A tip of the hat to the Science Fiction blog, io9, for informing us about the 2010 Architect Southwest Zombie Safe House Design Competition. Unfortunately, that informing came too late for Flint to enter the designs he's been doodling on the napkins on Sunday mornings when we get our coffee and eggs at the diner. (He has a thing for this hot Latina chica.)
You can go to the Zombie Safe House link and vote if you hurry. We dig the Huckleberry (hint hint).
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
A well-meaning -- but obviously naive -- young friend of mine wears a t-shirt with the logo "Jiu-Jitsu Kills Zombies."
This is dangerously wrong and will get you killed.
Jiu-jitsu is an awesome martial art against mortal opponents, but there is nothing in the arsenal that will handle the Undead menace. Zombies do not feel pain. They do not need air. And they will still keep coming after you on shattered joints.
Worst of all, Jiu-Jitsu requires the expert to close with and grapple the zombie. This is exactly where the zombie wants you: close, where his teeth and claws can do their damage. And let's not forget that this will mean prolonged exposure to the zombie's bodily fluids, which may infect you. We certainly shouldn't forget that getting caught on the ground with a zombie is a recipe for disaster when his friends stumble onto the scene.
So what martial art does work against the walking dead? Have you seen the Filipino Martial Arts? Variously called escrima, arnis, or kali, Filipino Martial Arts start the new student using two foot long sticks. But those sticks are representations of -- and soon replaced by -- giant jungle knives! You'll quickly learn moves that will help you lop off limbs, eviscerate corpses so they trip over their own guts, and stop 'em cold with decapitations or bisected brains.
Monday, November 1, 2010
It occurred to Flint and me that we hadn't really said this: You need a rifle. And you need a good rifle.
So we both heartily recommend an MForgery. That's right, you should get some make of the AR15 carbine. This is the same weapon that has soldiered with our finest fighting forces since Vietnam. And today, you can custom build a Black Rifle in countless combinations.
Parts are everywhere. And although ammo is a little expensive since the government is using it up at a prodigious rate killing terrorists on your behalf overseas, I expect that .223 and 5.56mm ammo will be relatively easy to come by in the aftermath of the rise of the walking dead. It's in use with just about every police department and federal law enforcement or military service around.
Some people will advocate for the AK47. That's a mighty fine weapon too. But it was made by communists, son. And the only thing worse than a communist is a zombie. And only by a little. After all, both are godless beings.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Okay, everyone wants to talk about how their going to re-kill reanimated corpses after Z-Day.
A few want to discuss armor to protect you against their skeletal claws and rabid bites. And some may broach the topic of survival rations or medical care.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Gill Mudskipper here! We all know there are times when things get a little up-close and personal with the undead. For that kind of work, you need something tough, reliable, heavy, and pointy. You need a Cold Steel Trench Hawk.
This is an item practically custom made for Zombie Killing. Like traditional tomahawks, it's a two piece construction. There's a steel head, which is attached to a polypropylene shaft, making for a 19-inch long tool. That's a little too close for comfort with the undead -- but on the bright side, it usually only takes one good swipe from this badass to put a deadhead done for the count.
You can use the axe head for utility work and monster slaying. But the bonus is the spikey part on the back -- perfect for penetrating the putrid, over-ripe skulls of the walking dead!
The nice thing about the polypropylene handle is that it is easy to wash after use. Zombie scuzz won't linger in the nooks and crannies like it might with a wood shaft. When you get back to your sanctuary, you can easily disassemble the hawk and disinfect every part.