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Map Of The Dead: How To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse

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On a long enough timeline... the zombies will arise, and exhibit a sudden craving for brain stew. So what is a person who will have survived the great central bank collapse to do? Full interactive map for any specific location in the US can be found at http://www.mapofthedead.com

US Danger Zones...

And for our friends at the New York Fed...

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Wed, 04/11/2012 - 13:33 | 2335026 Hobbleknee
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Fat people can't say no to food.  Even if they have extra calories in storage, they will be the first to seek food and eat their own children.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 13:25 | 2334994 Agent P
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I notice Chicago is not highlighted as a future danger zone...I'm guessing because it already is one.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 09:50 | 2334248 bank guy in Brussels
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Wed, 04/11/2012 - 09:57 | 2334261 hedgeless_horseman
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All the hospitals are bright red, or maybe those are BAC branches?

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 12:56 | 2334891 rufusbird
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The map is only a novelty like something from a video game. I looked at my city and surrounding area and laughed outloud. It is so imcomplete it is useless. It reminded me of a kids school project. It is a great idea but that map is a joke.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 09:51 | 2334250 navy62802
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The Hampton Roads danger zone isn't making me feel too good right about now.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:11 | 2334324 easypoints
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WTF is that huge red spot in Northern Maine? I live near there, and unless there are zombie moose, I don't think this map is accurate.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:42 | 2334429 Stuck on Zero
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The place if full of mountain men.  Scarrrry.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 12:36 | 2334818 DCFusor
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Yes, we are.  Very.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 12:33 | 2334812 memyselfiu
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I was wondering why Minneapolis was such a big hot spot- nukes?

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 13:10 | 2334939 Intoxicologist
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Wed, 04/11/2012 - 14:32 | 2335302 Calmyourself
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1.5 million LIBERAL zombies...  All of them moaning Al, Al Franken..  Scares the shit out of me everyday..

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 09:58 | 2334251 Sudden Debt
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If they only eat Brain Stew, the epidemic won't last that long in America...

and if it where to happen in Europe... they'll probably die of a indigestion so WE'LL ALL BE FINE!!


Unless... you live IN BELGIUM!!!



Wed, 04/11/2012 - 09:52 | 2334253 Jason T
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Wow I am safe up in the finger lakes region.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 09:53 | 2334257 Aquarius
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Wed, 04/11/2012 - 09:54 | 2334264 Dr. Engali
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Just bought another 1000 rounds of .223 zombie repellent.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 09:58 | 2334284 Gully Foyle
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Dr. Engali

That is too funny.

Buy an Axe, works better and you never run out of ammo.

How many Zombies can you beat to death with the gun butt before they gnaw on your arm?

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:04 | 2334305 Dr. Engali
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I prefer to keep them at a distance, I have my Saiga for close range zombies then if they get too close I have my Rambo survival knife.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:07 | 2334317 Gully Foyle
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Dr. Engali

Walking Dead points out that Zombies are slow, the comic, as long as you keep your head you can take out whole bunchs.

Zombies are attracted to noise. Once one hears a noise it moves toward it. When it bumps others they follow until you get a herd.

Zombies keep moving in the direction of the noise until they become distracted by something else.

Guns attract a LOT of zombies.

Axes, and that knife, not any.

Silent like the Ninja brother, silent is the way to live.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:20 | 2334358 chunga
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Just knock off the FSB and put one on with a bayonet lug.

Saiga is getting to be the most popular brand at the range these days.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:26 | 2334380 Gully Foyle
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Bayonet better choice.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:47 | 2334451 chunga
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I like both.

A red-dot and an eight-pack of Circle 10s will bring down quite a few zombies.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 12:43 | 2334843 DosZap
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Saiga is getting to be the most popular brand at the range these days.

There was a hell of a sale going on, but it's over.

The Rooskies were low balling them like crazy, and those fortunate enough to snag a few are fortunate indeed.

They are looking for a few Distributors, and no more...........so the prices will triple.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 13:29 | 2335016 chunga
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Law-abiding zombie fighters; remember to stay 922r compliant.

Adding a pistol grip or even possessing a mag with capacity over 10 rounds makes it illegal...even in a zombie apocalypse...lol.

Remove 5 imported parts and you're good to go (US made FCG = 3 parts, US made fore-grip = 1 part, US made butt-stock = 1 part)

US made mags count as 3 922r parts but they mostly suck (with the exception of perhaps SGM) and cost more than imported mil-spec.

Saigas do require a bullet-ramp to accept mil-spec AK-47, AK-74 mags though. It's no big deal to do.


Wed, 04/11/2012 - 13:36 | 2335034 10mm
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I have one stock.I have a20 rnd drum and i have 12 rnd SGM mags.The mags count as 3 compliance parts,the mag,feed lip and base plate.Is that correct?

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 15:10 | 2335192 chunga
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Short answer: the SGM (Surefire) mags count as 3 922r parts.

Because the SGM mags are over 10 round capacity it is no longer considered "sporting" and triggers 922r.

I believe you would still have to remove 2 imported parts; the easiest would be the front handguard and buttstock.

If you go the extra step of removing the "sporter plate" and replacing the fire control group; you achieve three things.

[1] You return the balance of the rifle back to the way it was originally designed. (The now required pistol grip is moved forward)

[2] You remove three 922r parts and get a significantly improved trigger pull (and no longer require the silly lever in the "sporterized" version.)

[3] Your imported parts total has been reduced by 5 and you know longer need to count the three parts in the magazine. This allows you to run mil-spec steel mags that can be had for around 10 bucks. My favorite is the Bulgarian Circle 10; the body is poly but it's steel reinforced in the body, feed-lip, and rear mag-catch. 30 bucks but high quality.

Remember though, your SGM mags have the feed ramp built in. The mil-spec mags do not. That's why you have to add a bullet ramp to your trunnion.

If you add a muzzle device like a flash-hider; that too must be US made.

Here's a handy check-list helpful in determining 922r compliance

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 16:09 | 2335756 10mm
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Thanks for assist.Very helpful.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 18:00 | 2336099 10mm
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Went into link,so the magic # appears to be 10 or less with imported parts with a threaded barrel.My MD Arms drum counts as 3 as well as SGM Mags.I might get the ATI pistol grip without moving trigger group which should make it in compliance,down to 10.Little tight on the duckits to get it tricked out at moment.Thanks Again.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 20:12 | 2336464 chunga
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Oh, a shotgun.

I think the best favor you could do yourself is join Saiga 12 Forum

It's free, loaded with information on Saigas/AK variants, and as a bonus you get a member discount with their sponsors.

[Dislosure: I am not a sponsor, just a member]

I don't advocate flouting 922r but I see non-compliant guns at the range (and in gun shops) all the time.

The key to 922r is how many imported parts you remove, not how many US parts you add.

Shoot the crap out of it and decide what you like/don't like before buying anything.

Planning the build is half the fun. Hit me if you join - same username.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 20:42 | 2336526 10mm
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Will do.As well as you can see by my name title,Im a 10 Mill guy.Im over at 10mm AR15 Forum under PACAPCOP.Love my 10mm.Glock Rocks,G20.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:30 | 2334391 ArrestBobRubin
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Saiga here too Doc. And that ain't all :-)

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:45 | 2334441 10mm
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Gotta love the Saiga,with the drum.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 21:33 | 2336610 Lednbrass
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Once I pick up a Saiga Im pretty much done with weapon acquisition. They have slide fire stocks for them now too- thats a helluva lot of projectiles heading the other way real quick...


I used to have one of these for my AK, but you wouldnt believe what happenend to them when I went canoeing...

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:13 | 2334331 gaoptimize
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The wife and I costume up at renfaires with period armor and weapons.  I think these will do better than axes, but assumes that you out-last those (who decide to go offensive) with the most ammo.  I don't think I'll put on armor and carry a sword until I run out of ammo myself.  BTW: I've noticed very strong crossbow sales lately.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:26 | 2334361 Gully Foyle
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Axe, hammer, sword, so on.

I have a combat steel Kwan dao, which while heavy will still bludgeon after the edge is gone. Plus it allows for shoving distance.

Really I imagine axe or hammer works better for the extended battle. Again due to the bludgeoning ability once the edge is gone.

Got a nice heavy Kukri that offers promise.

Armor is promising, as long as it's light enough to move in.Then again I imagine heavy cotton is bite proof.

You play enough video games you can judge the positives and negatives of light vs heavy armor.

But in a zombie throng handheld weapons trump guns, trump anything that runs out of ammo.

Melon hammers would rock, as long as they were combat steel.

Then again spears are considered the king of weapons.

("I don't think I'll put on armor and carry a sword until I run out of ammo myself."

Clines points out that zombie combat is the opposite of regular combat. You need those very hard to get head shots, instead the center of mass ones. And training for center of mass may actually hinder you in the thick of it zombie battle where you revert to training instinct.

Beside noise attracts them)

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 11:06 | 2334507 carguym14
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"Play enough video games"?

How much in real life (outside your moms basement) have you swung a heavy sword??

Good luck with that.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:31 | 2334359 ZackAttack
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Splendid choice for your home defense.

My concern with the .223 as a bug-out round is weight. 30 to the pound, versus 10 - 11 .22 LRs and 6 - 7 .22 WMRs to the ounce.  

But everyone's bug-out plan is different. Mine involves about a 220-mile trek to one of three spots in the mountains and assumes there will be no resupply of anything, ever.  

Bug-out, I learned, is all about agonizing choices.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 11:14 | 2334539 Dr. Engali
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A tactical vest helps to disperse the weight.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 11:32 | 2334592 LFMayor
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I roll old school with ALICE LC1 and LC2 gear myself.   I like to keep the chest/belly clear so I can really get low and suck dirt.  I do see the utility of the vests though, and was considering them for immediate action grab and go kits to stage in useful places, like closets and in trunks.


Wed, 04/11/2012 - 13:05 | 2334921 msamour
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that's why a supply cache, and a good plan is important. Reherse every once in a while to ensure you can actually execute the plan.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 09:55 | 2334265 francis_sawyer
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Falkland Islands & Antarctica look pretty safe...

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 09:55 | 2334271 konputa
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Canada is free of zombies. I know where I'm moving.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:01 | 2334294 Gully Foyle
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Clearly you fail to comprehend the nature of the Zombie Apocalypse. The trigger awaits in all of us and activates as soon as someone dies.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:15 | 2334336 ZackAttack
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Necrosis is much slower in cooler weather, though.

My opinion is that, if you must bug out, you want to flee somewhere stifling hot, rural, bug- and bird-infested.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:22 | 2334369 Gully Foyle
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Zombie lore is people turn anywhere from 3 minutes to 3 days.

Necrosis doesn't matter here.

But Cold weather should slow them down.

Then again, the heat may thin them out quicker due to rotting flesh falling off.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:35 | 2334405 ZackAttack
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Right, that's the idea. They become a lot less dangerous without musculature to shamble or bite. I think you want lots of birds and bugs.

However, Brooks' book theorizes that the Solanum virus greatly slows the decomposition process, makes the flesh unappealing to carrion-eaters, and that zombies may remain ambulatory for a couple of years even in a hot climate, or until killed in a cooler one.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 13:54 | 2335103 Jason_1sandal
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" Fear not the crusted warbler but be wary of the mad cheese grater for he shall slaw the features from your face and the crows be pickin' at your flesh and you got no control over the situation"

The Reverand Atrocious Theodocious


Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:38 | 2334412 ArrestBobRubin
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Good luck getting over the border mate, it will be sealed as soon as they're ready light the fuse on the next "terrorist attack" Uh, yeah.

All kinds of detacments have been deployed up north for just such an outcome. It's a long border but you won't be able to get over it via roads. That limits what you and your group only to what can pack in. Head up early and create a stash if time and money allow you to do it.

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:57 | 2334474 unrulian
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Obviously you've never been to T-dot, there's about 6 million living there now.....stay away from canada, i think we should erect a zombie fence along the border, i'm calling my MP right now...

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 09:56 | 2334272 Sudden Debt
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another reason to reprice real estate....


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