Between the election results and widespread riots, there’s no denying that things are pretty unsettled in the U.S. Add in last year’s global ebola scare, and you’ve got a recipe for a zombie nightmare! Check out these books–some serious and some humorous–that’ll help you prepare.
1. The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks
A parody of a legitimate survival manual, this guide is presented in a completely serious manner. Written by world-renowned comedian Mel Brooks’s son Max, it’s an extensively researched complete guide to any possible zombie scenario.
2. The Art of Eating through The Zombie Apocalypse: A Cookbook and Culinary Survival Guide by Lauren Wilson
Although this guide is peppered with humor, Wilson actually provides scads of useful information about foraging, hunting, and cooking in a survival situation. You’ll laugh and you’ll learn, and most importantly, you’ll be able to cook delightful meals for your fellow survivors!
3. The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse: Defend Your Base with Simple Circuits, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi by Simon Monk
Another DIY manual with a humorous bent, Monk’s book focuses on creating alternate sources of power and electronic devices to aid in your protection.
4. The Disaster Diaries: One Man’s Quest to Learn Everything Necessary to Survive the Apocalypse by Sam Sheridan
While the title may make this one look like humor, Sheridan’s guide is actually a more serious look at the many, many important things to do to be able to survive in a multitude of disaster situations.
5. The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Civilization in the Aftermath of a Cataclysm by Lewis Dartnell
A serious look at the real-life circumstances of an apocalyptic event, Dartnell’s guide examines every aspect of civilization and what steps would need to take place to “reboot” modern society.
6. How to Survive the End of the World as we Know it: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times by James Wesley Rawles
Founder of Survivalblog.com, Rawles offers a wealth of information surrounding how to survive any major catastrophic event, from personal protection, to survival cooking, to alternate currencies. You’ll finish this one feeling far more prepared for whatever comes.
7. Zombie Apocalypse Preparation: How to Survive in an Undead World and Have Fun Doing It! by David Houchins and Scot Thomas
Often pushing the envelope with its grotesque humor, this guide also provides some genuinely useful information; it’ll leave you laughing, shaking your head, and maybe feeling just a little unclean.
8. The Snacking Dead: A Parody in a Cookbook by D. B. Walker
Part cookbook, part The Walking Dead fan-fiction, this book offers a humorous picture of the life of zombie apocalypse survivors who attempt to cook their way through their circumstances.
9. SAS Survival Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere by John “Lofty” Wiseman
A serious guide for wilderness survival, Wiseman’s book covers everything from making shelter, to finding food, to self-defense. When you find yourself running for the hills, you’ll want this guide in your bug-out bag.
10. Apocalypse Tuesday: How to Survive Zombies, Corporate-World Takeovers, and Nuclear Disasters: Post Apocalyptic Survival Guide for Beginners by Seth Walker
A short, yet humorous guide, Walker’s book will leave you laughing and maybe with a bit of useful info along the way!
When the real-life walking dead appear, make sure you’ve got some of these guides at-hand to get you through!
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