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Eating Well While Escaping From Zombies, Or How To Cook A Hot Meal On A Car’s Engine…

4 Nov

When you’re running for your life, trying to escape those pesky marauding zombies that are somehow everywhere all of a sudden, you don’t really have time to stop and cook. Yet, having your belly full of nice warm food will be a great morale-booster, so what do you do? Well, if you are fleeing in a motor vehicle, the answer is quite simple: use all the heat from your engine which is otherwise going to waste to cook a nice tasty meal. Now, you might this is a stupid idea, but it’s actually something that working drivers have been doing for as long as engines have been around. There’s even a book on the subject by Chris Maynard and Bill Scheller with the great title of ‘Manifold Destiny: The One! The Only! Guide to Cooking on Your Car Engine!‘.

Once you’ve mastered the art of cooking while on the move, the question then becomes where do you get the food? Well, luckily the road might just be able to provide that too, in the shape of road kill. Now, when you think of road kill you’re probably thinking of some smelly, rotting scrap of flesh that’s been there for weeks, but think about it for a moment or two: when it was first killed, it was lovely and fresh, and would have made good eating.

Unlike many things on this blog, I can actually speak with some authority on this. Around where I live in Scotland, each year thousands of pheasants are released into the wild to boost numbers for shooting, but since they’ve been raised in captivity, the poor buggers have little road sense. This means at certain times of the year, there’s plenty of plump, fresh birds lying at the side of the road, just asking to get picked up and eaten. And in my student days, when funds were tight, a fair few of these found their way into my oven. After all, when you’re a student free food is free food no matter where it comes from!

Of course, you need to know what you’re doing if you’re going to eat road kill, but luckily there’s a book to help you with that too, and it’s called ‘The Original Road Kill Cookbook‘ by Buck Peterson.

So, as you can see, just because you’re life’s suddenly been turned upside down by the arrival of the undead, there’s no excuse for giving up on eating properly and starting to live off Twinkies. And if you’re really brave, maybe you could even try it before the world comes to an end. After all, whenever you’re on the road, a nice hot meal is just a small bump and a warm engine away!

Obviously, I’m not suggesting you should run anything down on purpose, but accidents do happen, and if they do you might as well make the most of it.



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From the author of For Those In Peril On The Sea, a tale of post-apocalyptic survival in a world where zombie-like infected rule the land and all the last few human survivors can do is stay on their boats and try to survive. Now available in print and as a Kindle ebook. Click here or visit www.forthoseinperil.net to find out more. To download a preview of the first three chapters, click here.

To read the Foreword Clarion Review of For Those In Peril On The Sea (where it scored five stars out of five) click here.

Six Dos And Don’ts Of A Zombie Apocalypse

16 Oct

Recently, I noticed someone had ended up at this blog using the search term ‘What to do and not do in a zombie apocalypse’. I thought this was an interesting idea, and decided to put together six tongue-in-cheek dos and don’ts on a zombie apocalypse. So with no further ado, they are:

1. When the zombies start to rise, do head for the hills as quickly as possible. Don’t stand in the middle of the road, waving your arms in the air while screaming at the top of your lungs.

2. When the zombies are hammering at the door, do pile all the furniture you can find against it. Don’t throw it wide open and invite them in for a bite to eat.

3. When trying to kill zombies, do aim for the head. Don’t shoot wildly at anything which moves until you run out of bullets.

4. When you see a zombie in the middle of the road, do put the pedal to the metal and mow it down without a second thought. Don’t pull over and offer it a lift.

5. When fleeing from a zombie horde, do run as fast as you can. Don’t stop to re-tie your shoelaces just because they feel a little tight.

6. When hiding in your safe house, do keep quiet and make as little noise as possible. Don’t crank the stereo up and invite the neighbours round for a wild party.

If you have your own tongue-in-cheek dos and dont’s for a zombie apocalypse, feel free to post them as comments on this article.



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From the author of For Those In Peril On The Sea, a tale of post-apocalyptic survival in a world where zombie-like infected rule the land and all the last few human survivors can do is stay on their boats and try to survive. Now available in print and as a Kindle ebook. Click here or visit www.forthoseinperil.net to find out more. To download a preview of the first three chapters, click here.

To read the Foreword Clarion Review of For Those In Peril On The Sea (where it scored five stars out of five) click here.