War Against the Walking Dead by Sean T. Page

Posted on: October 7, 2011

Now, in the interest of full disclosure, Mr. Page and I met some time ago through a message board and at his request, I sent him a fair amount of information on my thoughts about surviving a post-collapse environment. Despite the lack of recognizing this in any type of acknowledgments in the book, he’s still a good chap in my opinion.

Back in April, I reviewed The Official Zombie Handbook by Sean Page. While this new book isn’t truly a sequel, it follows along in the same overall mythos as the first book. The idea here is that zombies are real and there is the genuine threat of a zombie apocalypse. This is fiction posing as non-fiction.

And, like his first book, he succeeds with this magnificently.

Believe it or not, there is a ton of information here that is useful to the long-term prepper/survivalist. While the focus is, of course, on waging war against a zombie uprising, the tips, suggestions, and instructions are applicable to just about any major societal collapse.

Among the topics Page addresses are:

–Forming, training, and outfitting your security forces.
–Creating communities that will thrive.
–Basic infantry tactics for small communities.

Throughout the book, Page illustrates his points by referencing historical events, most of which are obviously fictitious being that the concentration is on past zombie outbreaks. However, these events are presented in such a way that you know for certain Page “did his homework” in terms of placing these fictional uprisings within real historical events.

One of the chapters I particularly loved was Survivor Communities of the Zombie Apocalypse. There, page goes into great detail about the different types of groups a survivor may encounter during and after a zombie apocalypse. From cannibals to cults, each is discussed extensively. Great stuff!

I’m telling you, if zombies are your thing, you absolutely cannot go wrong with this book. And even if you aren’t “into” zombies, you’ll still learn a great deal about what it will take to form new communities, post-collapse.

I enjoyed this book immensely and cannot wait for the next one. You can find it on Amazon here.

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