Zeds or looters. Surviving, in my opinion, is about being able to live through a bad situation and move on with what is left to you in the aftermath. Zeds shooting fireballs out their ass is something that probably wouldn't be planned for ahead of time but someone who is prepared for disaster can adjust and improvise. There is a base level of preparation. The specifics come when the event occurs. Whether you have to bug out or bug in depends on specifics. Having your basic set up puts you leagues ahead of someone out in the cold walking around in shock with a blanket wrapped around them. In a flood you head to high ground in a tornado you go to the basement. Hurricanes and earthquakes you do something different. You can have a good idea of what may happen in your area but you don't know until the event comes to pass. You want to have your basics, food, water shelter, transportation and protection. You will utilize them based on what happens.
The Max Brooks books are fiction. Many people see them as a survival guide. It is fiction.
SAS Survival Handbook, How to Survive TEOTWAWKI, Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook,Primitive Skills and Crafts; An Outdoorsman's Guide to Shelter, Tools, Weapons, Trackiing, Tracking, Survival and more, U.S. Armed Forces Survival Guide. Books like these are what people can read to find information to assist them in surviving disasters and becoming prepared.
Hell, we all may die in a Zpoc. We all may die in a disaster but being prepared gives you a heads up. Fiction or not.
Im sorry I can completely understand how that was misunderstood. I have no issue with writing about zombies. I have a issue with everyone taking the zombie survival guide and placing it on a pedistal. I remember when it came out and I was young and nieve, I read it and though this guy has some good ideas. I had a lot of wilderness survival experience from growing up north. My dad, and grandpa imparted a lot of knowledge on surviving on the land. Farming, shelter building, plants, animals, hunting, fishing, and basic first aid. Still though, man this guys ideas are great. Then....I went to the army, and after spending 4 yrs over in Iraq, and Afghanistan dodging bullets, and getting ambushed, and fighting. I realized that his book is the biggest load of horse shit thats been shoveled in a long time. He has acouple valid points here and there, but a lot of people take the guy as being a zombie authority. No one has ever seen zombies...and his survival theories are horrible for the most part. Weapons to choose, transportation and things of that manner. I just think people should let loose of that. Think for themselves, and don't regurgitate Brookes.