The list author says: "This is the first real "Urban" Zombie Combat survival list. Not everyone is a hunter/gatherer and lives out in the sticks. A majority of the US populace lives in or very near a city. That calls for a whole different Zombie survival skill set. Your days will be spent scavenging anything and everything possible to help you survive. You'll face a larger concentration of the undead than your country cousins. You don't stand and fight no matter how well armed you are because you will run out of ammo eventually. You stick & move... bob & weave.. hit & run!! Your goal is to keep moving. Always have a destination in mind, but maintain your safehouse. Your goal is to tuck yourself- and a few friends/family- away and raid nearby apartments. Find a hospital/clinic/School or any two story building with a fire escape as your HQ/living space. You'll have a plethora of vehicles to use as physical barriers and distance markers for your shooters. They don't have grocery stores in the hood, but you will have plenty of pawn shops (weapons/equipment) and liquor stores (cleaning wounds). I'm rigged to carry one Shotgun, one melee and 3 handguns aka "Tank Mode" my firearms of choice are: 1. a Saiga SemiAuto 12 Gauge with 00 buck and slugs. Add any tactical sling to aid mobility.
2. Two Nine Mil (kept in shoulder and leg holsters)with +P JHP rounds. I don't need my rounds passing through rotted flesh and injuring anyone with me. 3. One .40 Beretta PX4 (kept in tactical vest) This is my man stopper (Don't start none, there won't be none). Let's face it, survival is going to be very ugly and it brings out the worst in human nature. It'll be you vs them.... Make sure it's them."
"Nothings better than a crowbar. Use this as a tool or weapon (won't ever run out of ammo). Nothing better for bashing in skulls, breaking legs, arms, doors, prying open boarded buildings or using for leverage. No finesse needed here son. Need wood for fire? bump a saw, just break a door down and then into itty bitty pieces. Corner store sealed tight with a thick metal fence? No problem."
"Next to ducktape.. this stuff is the end all to be all! You can use it for anything and everywhere! Loop it around the handle of your weapons to keep from losing them. Climbing up a wall.. You're gonna need a few of these."
"The undead can't grab you without arms, can't shuffle after you without legs and can't bite you without a head. The AKA47 of the edged weapons world. Sometimes you need to go Rambo instead of John Woo. Boomsticks are loud and the undead just love loud noises"
"In an urban survival situation, there is very little worry about prolonged exposure to the elements. You'll never run out of buildings to hole up in. Staying warm on the other hand will be in issue. Not with these puppies."
"Unlike a rural survival situation, you won't be doing a ton of walking. Your feet will take a pounding with all the jumping and sprinting over concrete and metal. Having socks to keep the fatique poisons down sure will come in handy."
"Ductape.. What can't you use it for?? The main thing is to keep your noise and light discipline. Strap down your lose items and dull any reflective surface. tape a bunch of the bells- i have listed below- together and use them as a distraction/diversion. Throw them in a direction then head the opposite way."
"It's 2am and you're dog tired. You've found a nice room to hold up in for the night, but it's not the most secure place in the world. Use these with your fishing wire in the stairwells as a trip wire/alarm. Just make sure you have a quick egress planned."
"The infected are hot on your six, you're wounded and you have no choic but to "Alamo" it. Find a defensible building. You have about 1 minute before they get to you. Out comes your cans of 30 weight oil. Spread that stuff over the floor and leap over the counter. Watch them slip and fall, then employ your shotgun. This tactic is perfect for deployment on stairwells, hallways..etc."
"Staying hip to current events will keep you sane. Hopefully your city won't be left out there like a New Orleans Hurrican Katrina victim. You can also tune into: http://zombiepodcast.com/The_Zombie_Podcast/WereAliveMain.html"
"If you choose to carry a Shotgun (You'd be a supreme idiot if you didn't), then you need a tactical sling. Your best bet would be to assign one of your boys to shotgun duty so you have one less thing to weigh you down. Plus the logistics of this in the front and the Machette or crowbar strapped to your back will feel pretty weird, if possible at all. Options.., Options.., Options.."
"55 slugs or buckshot. Take the time before you set out for the day or night, to arrange your ammo together per type. Need to clear a hallway or stairwell? Buckshot is your buddy. Chances of running into less than friendly human company and you need to be a tad bit more tatical? "Slug" em!"
"It's time to replenish some of your supplies, so you take 2 friends/family with you. You know that those flesh eating bastards have the hearing of a bat and can zone in on any sound like a Shark to blood. Whisper mics allow you to communicate and not jack up your noise discipline as you move about."
"Back spasms from suplexing that ghoul? Knees throbbing from all the flights of stairs? Banged up from a 5 min toe to toe? Tadahhhh! You're going to really, really need these to keep you hoofing it on the days you can barely move. Pop a few then man up!"
"Lets hope you don't have to use your edged weapons often, but if you have to hack your way through hordes of the undead on the regular...those blade are gonna get dull with the quickness! Keep those jokers sharp, keep yourself alive. besides, a dull blade makes a mess!"
"Your hands are shaking and a head shot is the only thing that will save you. Your nerves are fraying, so you'll need all the aiming help you can get when you have a swarm on your 6. oh... and don't forget the batteries!!"
"In the absences of antibiotics, you're going to need to clean a wound very fast. Infections from a scratch will kill you the same as some shuffling muncher in a dark hallway. Make sure you load up on this when you raid the Walgreens..."
"ahh.. I almost forgot about this. Best thing to keep your nose, mouth and eyes clear when you're absolutely have to get your hands dirty. I know I have googles already on the list, but these puppies right here (or something like) will protect you better when the gore starts flying. Who wants Zombie bits and pieces slapping you in the face anyway? nasty."
"When you're making plans to scavage, it'd be best if you knew what was between you and the next building. Eat em Ups shuffling around? Well, how many and how far out are they? The other thing to consider is using them to mark distance for weapons fire. Combine these with the next product and you have a pretty good tag team."
"you're holed up in your Hq/Safehouse/hideaway joint.. on your next trip to find food, you have your spotter use the range finders to tell you how far a certain object is (car, side of building..etc). Mark that object with the spray paint. Make sure it's large enough to be seen with the naked eye if possible. Those will be your weapons fire distance markers. Use whatever system you want"