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The DIY Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse – RELEASED!

UPDATE: We’re proud to announce that The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse has been released – appropriately, on Friday the 13th of August! It’s currently available through and, as we mentioned in the original review (included below), it’s a barrel of laughs with quite a bit of well-thought, off-the-beaten-track zombie survival that you won’t find anywhere else. Grab yourself a copy now – because by the time the zombie outbreak happens, it’s a safe bet that Amazon isn’t going to offer free shipping anymore.

When it comes to zombie survival guides, up until now there haven’t been too many choices. Max Brooks’ bestselling Zombie Survival Guide is the first one that springs to mind, mostly since it was one of the first ones to hit the market. The thing about zombie survival, though, is that if you overspecialize, you breed in weakness.

That’s why we here at the Zombiephiles are pretty stoked to announce the DIY Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, a new zombie survival guide that’s about to hit the market. In a lot of ways, it’s one of the best (and funniest) we’ve come across so far. Written by Bud Hanzel and John Olson and hilariously illustrated by Mark Stegbauer, the Do-It Yourself Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse is published by Hanson Press and is due to be published sometime in the very near future. It’s chock full of no-frills, dead-simple advice that every Zombiephile should have before they set out to survive the zombie apocalypse.

Advice so simple, you don't really even have to be able to read that well.

The DIY Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse goes far beyond simply providing survival tips on zombie survival – it digs deep into the cult of zombie to answer such fascinating questions as “how do zombies tell humans apart from other zombies” and “what would happen to zombies once all the humans run out?” It’s more than just a survival guide – it’s an entire investigation of the entirety of zombie culture.

Written with a lighthearted sense of humor and an attention to detail that borders on the maniacal, the Do-It-Yourself Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse is a surprisingly beefy tomb that will keep you coming back for more time and time again. It covers almost every aspect of a post-zombie-apocalypse that you could possibly think of, and several that you probably would never have thought of if they hadn’t suggested them to you.

In short, if you love zombies, or more importantly if you hate zombies, and you have any concerns whatsoever about your ability to survive the inevitable zombie apocalypse, you should probably pick this book up when it comes out. Come to think of it, even if you think you’re completely prepared for the coming zombie outbreak, you should probably pick this book up anyway – you’ll be surprised at how many things about zombies you never thought of or even remotely considered. And the illustrations are wicked funny.


  1. Guys,

    Thanks so much for the kind words for our book! This was a true labor of love for all of us. I think I can speak for Bud and John when I say that many hours of sleep were lost in putting this together. We hope that people will enjoy reading this as much as we did creating it!

  2. I second Mark’s motion above. Our main goal is to create something that people will truly enjoy!

  3. Read this book the other day and it’s great.

  4. The book will be released through on August 13th! Orders will start on or about August 6th!

  5. Chris Marshall

    This is an absolute must have for any self proclaimed Zombie buff. As you read this book you will realize these exact same thoughts have run through all of our minds when we are deep into “Return of the Living Dead” or “Dawn of the Dead” or “Zombie Patrol” or you get the idea. This is an absolutle must have(I realize I stated that twice but I want you to get the idea).

  6. I thought it was pretty good too:

    BUT, I wish someone would write one specifically for parents, or even one for the kids of zombiephiles!

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  8. william

    One of the best shovels I’ve seen is the crovel, just Google crovel and you’ll find link for it.

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