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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Guest Blog #2 - How to survive a Zombie Apocalypse: 10 rules that could save your life! by Tony Newton

Welcome to the second of the guest blog slots for 5D. This particular piece comes from Tony Newton, who is a writer and filmmaker from Essex in the UK and here deals with a subject close to my cold, cold heart - namely the Zombie apocalypse, or more specifically, how to survive it. It's a great read so check it out!

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How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse!

10 Rules that will save your life!

A zombie apocalypse is imminent you need to prepare now!

There will be a breakdown of infrastructure and civilization as we once new it will be gone.

When the zombie apocalypse strikes you will need to be in peak mental and physical condition.

Zombies the walking dead are a major threat, an outbreak of zombies/the infection will change the world as we know it.

Within a matter of minutes, hours or days, everything could be lost forever!

These ten rules may just save your life!

1. The only way to kill a zombie is to destroy the brain.

Remember this rule!

This rule you cannot get enough of, this is the only way to kill them by completely destroying the brain, until the brain is completely destroyed they will keep coming for you, Don’t waste time and energy attacking any other body part of the zombie just aim for the brain.

 2. This is not a horror movie.

Don’t let your mind run wild and think of zombie movies you have seen in the past these are far from the supernatural ghouls on TV, the enemy you will be facing are not weak creatures, they are flesh-eating monsters that will stop at nothing to devour your flesh and eat you alive.

3. Make a bug out bag.

Buy a strong durable bag, preferable a back pack that is big enough to fit all your needed belongings in, the bug out bag is the most important thing you will need in the zombie apocalypse because your bug out bag will include a weapon, food, drink and a small first aid kit and shelter.

4. Board up windows inside and out.

Secure your base and board up the windows, don’t just do it on the inside, make sure it’s safe before you tackle the outside. You will need to board up windows from the outside too this is a mistake a lot of people make but if you just board up the inside then zombies and looters can push their way through, if the boarding is on the outside as well you have a much safer base all round.

5. Be alert!

Zombies won’t sleep, they will be coming for you day and night constantly craving flesh to feast on. Be alert 24/7, sleep in shifts where possible with a group member on guard duty at all times.

6. Ditch transport.

Roads will be blocked and covered with vehicles and dead bodies, it’s not safe to evacuate to a safe zone by car, you will be drawing attention to yourself in a vehicle. Do not attempt to try to travel on public transport everyman and his dog will be trying to get out of town this way a pushbike is the safest as it’s quiet but you will have no protection so always be on the lookout for danger.

7. Don’t give mouth to mouth resuscitation.

Do not give mouth to mouth resuscitation in the zombie apocalypse, as the spread of infection through saliva could occur, avoid this at all costs and instead pump hard in 3’s onto the breastplate of the patient.

8. Learn to apply a tourniquet.

The tourniquet is something very useful in cases of bleeding wounds or amputation of limbs, thus constricting the blood flow and controlling the bleed/loss of blood. This will help clotting which the body will do naturally, a bandage can be used or torn clothing tied tightly making sure the pressure remains from the tourniquet and that it will not get knocked or moved.

9. Set your mobile to silent.

In the early stages of the zombie apocalypse phones will most probably be working, you don’t want to be creeping around the undead and then your mobile phone goes off alerting others to your location.

10. The three 3’s.

Think 3

You can approximately last 3 minutes without air, 3 days without water and up to 3 weeks without food. Remember the three 3’s and use them as a guideline.

You are a survivor!



Tony Newton is the author of "The Zombie Rule Book: A Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide" and the upcoming title "#I'm Zombie: A Zombie Mosaic Novel" the creator and producer of the upcoming zombie mosaic film "Virus of the Dead". He loves all things horror, obsessed by zombies and collects old school VHS tapes just for fun.

"The Zombie Rule Book: A Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide" is out now and available from Cosmic Egg Books.

#I'm Zombie: A Zombie Mosaic Novel is a zombie book featuring  mosaic accounts from the day the zombie apocalypse strikes the globe, the book see's the horror unfound through an online forum to found notes from doctors and survivors!

"#I'm Zombie: A Zombie Mosaic Novel" will be released on May 27, 2016available from Cosmic Egg Books.

Twitter @TonyNewton1


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