TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword………………………………………………………………………….. 1
Acknowledgements……………………………………………………………. 5
Table of Contents………………………………………………………………. 7
Chapter 1 – It Has Now Hit the Fan………………………………….. 11
Cultivate an Attitude of Survival…………………………………………… 11
First Things First. They’re Not Human!……………………………….. 12
Why Are You Still Alive?…………………………………………………….. 13
You want to cure the zombies and save the world………………… 13
You’re trying to get back to your family…………………………………. 14
You want to build a safe haven for yourself…………………………… 14
You want to find a new way to live……………………………………….. 15
Why is This Happening to Me?……………………………………………. 16
Where Are You Now?………………………………………………………… 17
Chapter 2 – Buy an Altoids ® Tin……………………………………… 21
Emergency Supplies as “Every Day Carry”………………………….. 21
The Tin Itself…………………………………………………………………….. 22
Inside the Lid……………………………………………………………………. 25
Mini Fishing Kit…………………………………………………………………. 25
Emergency Signaling Options…………………………………………….. 26
Fire Starting and Cordage………………………………………………….. 28
First Aid Supplies……………………………………………………………… 28
Light Source…………………………………………………………………….. 30
Cutting Tool……………………………………………………………………… 31
Other Useful Items……………………………………………………………. 32
Summary…………………………………………………………………………. 33
Chapter 3 – So What Are We Up Against?……………………….. 37
Three Things You Can Never Forget…………………………………… 43
Zombie Strategy 101…………………………………………………………. 44
Personal Shielding……………………………………………………………. 46
Hiding in Plain Sight………………………………………………………….. 48
Use Sound Diversions………………………………………………………. 49
Build Obstacles………………………………………………………………… 50
Watch, Look, Listen…………………………………………………………… 54
Chapter 4 – This is Not a Kum Ba Yah Moment………………… 57
Zombies Aren’t the Only Enemy………………………………………….. 57
The Web is Gone. Deal……………………………………………………… 60
Chapter 5 – Next Order of Business. Guns…………………………… 65
Ruger 10/22……………………………………………………………………… 66
Pump 12 Gauge……………………………………………………………….. 66
AK-47 Variant……………………………………………………………………. 67
Glock………………………………………………………………………………. 67
Complete Newbie in the Ruins……………………………………………. 68
Basic Gun Safety……………………………………………………………… 70
Target Practice and Gun Handling………………………………………. 72
Very Basic Weapons Maintenance……………………………………… 73
Can You Pull the Trigger on a Zombie or Human?………………… 75
Other Weapons……………………………………………………………….. 75
A Word About Multi-Tools………………………………………………….. 76
Chapter 6 – A World Without Electricity…………………………… 79
Batteries 101……………………………………………………………………. 80
The Basics………………………………………………………………………. 80
Rechargeables…………………………………………………………………. 81
They All Wear Out Eventually……………………………………………… 83
The Power of the Potato…………………………………………………….. 83
Initial Emergency Lighting…………………………………………………… 85
Chapter 7 – Water and Food, Short and Long Term………….. 87
Water Purification Options…………………………………………………. 87
Rediscovering Fire……………………………………………………………. 89
Planning Emergency Food Stocks………………………………………. 91
How to Tell When Canned Food is Bad………………………………… 94
What About Edible Plants or a Garden?……………………………….. 95
And Then There’s Hunting………………………………………………….. 96
Special Section: Bug-Out Bags Considered…………………………. 99
Chapter 8 – First Aid and Hard Choices………………………….. 105
Dealing with Zombie Bites…………………………………………………. 106
The Ultimate in Self-Responsiblity……………………………………… 107
Preventive Clean Up………………………………………………………… 108
Controlling Your Stress Levels………………………………………….. 109
First Aid Reference Material………………………………………………. 111
Chapter 9 – Speaking the Lingo……………………………………… 113
Afterword…………………………………………………………………………. 119
Suggested Reading………………………………………………………….. 123
Relevant Websites…………………………………………………………… 127
Index……………………………………………………………………………….. 131