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#19 - SonofChuck (06/20/2013) [-]
You know I remember reading about this idea in The Zombie Survival guide and in the book the author brings up some great arguments as to why armor is such a bad idea for a zombie scenario. Anyway I'm just gonna list them off
1. Any armor, even the lightest ones, are heavier than regular clothes and thus will tire you out faster.
2. If a zombie does bite you while you are wearing armor it could stop the bite from breaking the flesh but seeing as how zombies have no sense of pain or fatigue that prevents them from using their muscles to their fullest extent the bite will surely break your bones.
3. One of your main advantages over zombies is your speed, don't hinder that advantage by wearing armor. Tight clothing, short hair and cardio is your best bet for survival.

By the way if any of you haven't read it I suggest you pick this book up. It's a fun read.
#258 to #19 - severepwner ONLINE (06/21/2013) [-]
I'll pirate the PDF.
I'll pirate the PDF.
User avatar #257 to #19 - newforomador ONLINE (06/21/2013) [-]
Hell, if you're fit/strong enough for it and know where some is, get plate armor. Back when guns were first invented (things like the flintlock or musket), plate armor could withstand a point blank shot from them. At that point you don't have to worry about being faster then zombies, just that they don't swarm around you.
User avatar #236 to #19 - sneakydk (06/21/2013) [-]
It seems that no one realises that the human jaw isn't big enough to bite over most bones. It can't break it if it can't get it into it's mouth.
User avatar #221 to #19 - sightlysuperset (06/21/2013) [-]
This is the only book i own, and im proud to say it.
#196 to #19 - Rascal (06/21/2013) [-]
Yes, because these are tried and true methods!

Look. If you don't wear light armor, you're a ******* idiot. There's a million ways you could engineer armor that is light and doesn't get your bones broken. Wearing a shin pad over your forearm isn't going to hinder your athletic ability and will save your life in such a scenario.
#169 to #19 - Rascal (06/21/2013) [-]
that same guy says that it is better to use a bike all day every day instead of a car.

So much for the not getting tired thing
#139 to #19 - Rascal (06/21/2013) [-]
This book is literally on the shelf next to me; it's great and goes over dozens of scenarios in real detail. Shame the film version doesn't look all that good. Thumb down if you want.
User avatar #132 to #19 - studbeefpile (06/21/2013) [-]
I have also read this book, and I second his invitation to those who haven't to read it.
User avatar #116 to #19 - gammajk ONLINE (06/21/2013) [-]
I prefer World War Z, personally. Same author, same universe, better book, more realistic.
User avatar #110 to #19 - mexicandudeinsd ONLINE (06/21/2013) [-]
everything was good until cardio
#104 to #19 - Tormound (06/21/2013) [-]
Zombies are decaying fleshbags, so what muscles do they have that can crush bones?
Any good quality leather jacket would stop a bite.
If I go by the guide, going up a flight of stairs will pretty much stop any zombies from following you.
Also, speed thing must not be working if they're having problems of being surrounded by zombies constantly.
#91 to #19 - thepink (06/21/2013) [-]
got that book right before flying home for the first time by myself. Shortest flight ever.

Image semi related for feels
#61 to #19 - ilovethepenis (06/21/2013) [-]
They just at least wear something like leather bracers or small shields like this one.
(Sorry for the lack of a better image, I dont know what those kinds of shields are called.)
User avatar #170 to #61 - elitejerkz (06/21/2013) [-]
A buckler.
#58 to #19 - TheTurnbull (06/20/2013) [-]
I lost my book
#38 to #19 - conradoba (06/20/2013) [-]
Wait .. So not even rubber dive suites? I think that's light and flexible to move around and even if u r bitten, it acts like a condom because it blocks affection. Well that's my zombie plan at least ..
User avatar #113 to #38 - hor (06/21/2013) [-]
People like you are the first to die.
#173 to #113 - conradoba (06/21/2013) [-]
Don't be hating ;)
User avatar #35 to #19 - StareDown (06/20/2013) [-]
Wouldn't the fact that zombies have no sense of fatigue show that speed really doesn't help? Obviously not all zombies can run because the muscles have probably gone to **** . But some can probably run and sprint much faster than you because they feel no pain nor tire. So in essence you could be caught easily.
#68 to #35 - powerfapping (06/21/2013) [-]
Zombies might not feel pain, but their motor skills are severely damaged. Sprinting actually requires a good deal of coordination, and a zombie can barely perform simple movements (biting, walking, grabbing, clawing).
User avatar #47 to #35 - blarglestheclown (06/20/2013) [-]
Then you use that fat ass brain that's still functioning and break their ******* decaying knee caps.

#31 to #19 - Rascal (06/20/2013) [-]
Sounds like bad advice to me.
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