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ZURVIVAL TIPS: Duct Tape Is Your Friend | #Truth #YouKnowIt

Duct tape is extremely versatile and strong – a great addition to any Bug Out Bag…

  • Cover a blister on your heel to help cushion the pain when you’re on the run
  • Protect your heels before they get blistered…
  • It can be used to fashion handcuffs for those people you may need to keep restrained
  • You can make clothing out of it
  • Patch a hole in a tent/window/wall
  • Acts as a bandaid for really bad lacerations (use in a pinch if you’re on the run!)
  • Attaches a split to a broken leg/arm/finger
  • Patch a hole in your canoe/boat
  • Repair a leak in a tire/inner tube/engine hose
  • Patch ripped clothing

Anything else you can think of?

ZTATE OF THE UNDEAD ADDRESS: Open or Closed? | #WhatDoYouShare

How open are you when it comes to your love of the zombie genre? Do you openly share or choose only to admit it when asked?

I’m an open person – I will tell anyone and everyone how much I love the genre. I have open and frank discussions on different topics with other lovers of the genre and those who think it’s lifespan has reach its limit. I actively try to find new ways to add a little zombie to my day whenever I can.

But that’s me…

What about you? Are you out in the open with your love of zombies, or still quiet about your desire for some undead media?

ZOMBIE ZUNDAY!: Zombie-Opoly | #GameoftheDead

(Previously published on Days with the Undead)

It’s available on Amazon and clicking on the image will take you right there…

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ZURVIVAL TIPS: Optimism | #FakeItUntilYouMakeIt

Life is going to be bad after the end. Let’s not kid ourselves even for a second on that one.

Fake-It-Till-You-Make-It.jpgSure, you may be able to carve out a decent existence but you’ll be living under constant stress from the undead, other survivors, medical emergencies, mother nature and that’s just to name a few…

But a heady dose of Optimism can help you through even the hardest times. So I say it, fake it until you make it and let all of those bad moments slide off your back. You never know what will come of it…

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ZTATE OF THE UNDEAD ADDRESS: What’s Your Poison?

When we consider the breadth of zombie media, I’m continually interested in discovering which form lovers of the genre prefer?

hqdefaultAs a rule, I don’t discount anything but I have found that lately my fix has been more often tempered by the visual. Movies and television have been feeding my need but I’m always on the hunt for a good book or series to sink my teeth into.

What are your favourite forms of zombie media?

ZOMBIE ZUNDAY! Bowling for Zombies

(Previously featured on Days with the Undead)

How cool is this?!? I love finding zombie themed trinkets and toys on Amazon! If you’re interested in buying a set, click on the image…

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ZURVIVAL TIPS: Participation | #SometimesYouHaveToDoWhatYouHaveToDo

Sometimes we’ve got to do things you may not want to do. And I’m not being facetious or glib when I say it. There will be times where your participation will be needed after the end.

par1.pngIf you join a group, you’ll have to pull your own weight. No one is going to let you sit around and leech off the hard work of others for very long. Dead weight will be cut as soon as possible and when you need someone to save your back, you’d better be willing to save theirs in return.

par2Participation in many forms will be important—whether it’s helping to make the place you call home thrive, or out in the field where combat or collecting supplies is of the utmost important—and if you don’t stand up to be counted, you’ll be left at the wayside the first time the opportunity arises.

Participation: it’s in you to give.

So give it, and give it freely.

ZTATE OF THE UNDEAD ADDRESS: Intolerance | #TWD #Horror

I’ve titled this post ‘Intolerance’ which may get me into some hot water but to be honest, I think the word truly fits and when I come to the end of this post, I hope you’ll come to understand where I’m coming from. That doesn’t mean you have to agree with me in the slightest, I’d just be happy you’ve read the post and considered the point of view I’ve presented.

The Walking Dead premiered last night for its 7th season if you haven’t seen it yet, and have managed to avoid all of the internet talk surrounding it, consider yourself warned because I will be talking about a major aspect of it and how it resonated with some fans.

Before we begin, I want to give my opinion of the episode first. I thought it was very well done. Keep in mind I haven’t read the comics so as not to pollute my overall enjoyment of the show but I do know from different media outlets that Negan is a very nefarious character – something I think the show did a great job last season building up. While I was devastated to see certain characters die, I understood there was a reason for it – whether it was to drive growth in another character, to give the group a reason to figure out a way from under Negan’s thumb, or to make it that much harder for certain characters to find a reason to survive a day longer than they already have.

What I don’t understand is the backlash from a section of the fandom that have decided they’re not going to watch the show because they felt it was too much violence for the sake of violence. Some even compared it to torture porn which is something I admit to being wholly unfamiliar with.

Let’s get real for a moment…

The show is not strictly ‘entertainment’. It’s a gritty, dark look into the possibility of what the world could become should it end — either at the hands of a zombie apocalypse or another devastating catastrophe. We share in the triumphs of the characters but alternately, we mourn the pitfalls too. Is the world they’ve created too dark? Too gritty? Too violent?

There’s definitely a case for that. If someone can’t handle watching the show, it;s their own prerogative as to whether or not they continue to tune in. Only they can decide what is too much for them.

If you turn on the news you’ll learn that there are worse things taking place all over the world. I’m not saying that makes what it going on in The Walking Dead any easier to watch, but if the case can be made that what is presented helps to progress a character or lead to the resolution of a story arc, doesn’t it have a right to be honestly depicted in a story that involves the end of the world as we’d come to know it?

What are your thoughts?

ZOMBIE ZUNDAY! The Undying Love | #ZombieFiction

(previously published on Days with the Undead)

The Undying Love

Greg McCabe

Final Front worksFor Diane and Jackson, life is just about perfect. They’re healthy, happy, and madly in love with one another. Unknown to them, a virus is sweeping across the globe that instantly kills the infected and turns their corpses into mindless, murdering cannibals. In short: zombies have taken over the planet.

Diane and Jackson find out about the epidemic the hard way when their wedding is crashed by friends and family who have succumbed to the virus. Now, fighting for survival, they’re faced with unthinkable decisions.

Follow their story across Southeast Texas as they meet unforgettable characters and face challenges that will put their love, and lives to the ultimate test.

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