Dr. Pat Hogen is the George Romero Distiguished Professor of Science at Sherpherd University where he has served since 1990. In 1968 he won the John A. Russo Prize in Pandemic Research and Survival.
Dr. Pat Hogen also served in the Marines for 8 years and brought his knowledge of Science and Marine survival techniques together in his 2009 best-seller, "How to Do Science and Marine Stuff" - Harper Collins.
Under Dr. Hogen's leadership, Shepherd University has become the East Coast's top Research Center for Zombie Studies. We are proud to have Dr. Pat Hogen as a contributing writer at TheDiggerer.com.
As we head into the weekend, I want to show you a short video on how to put everything together that we have talked about so far.
Today we want to talk about securing your position. As with every tip I have written it will differ according to your location. I am going to use my home as example. You can take my plan and apply it to any home.
I feel I have done you all a disservice. If you are still alive and reading this then I apologize. The very first thing I should have told you when making your plan is that you need a handbook. This is not just any handbook it's the most important hand book when dealing with the undead. It is the Zombie Survival Guide. So if you still have a beating heart, please do yourself a favor and pick up this handbook.
Today instead of talking about weapons again I want to talk about transportation. Don't worry we will talk about the skull smashing melee weapons before this week is over.
So far we have covered having a plan and the supplies you need in your plan. Yesterday I touched on weapons but only to tell you that you need to have them in your survival plan. Today we are going to go over the different type of weapons.
Yesterday, I gave you a jolt of reality and gave you the essentials you need to make a plan. Today, we are going to talk about supplies. This is in no way an comprehensive list. As before, I will give you links to the American Red Cross website where they can bore you with the details. And of course, adjust accordingly to your needs and surroundings.
Here at the Diggerer we want to keep you safe. With the recent Zombie sightings in West Virginia we have decided now is the time to teach you to survive. Without further ado we would like to introduce you to our newest feature by Shepherd University Professor, Dr. Pat Hogen:
Need Advice? There's no better place to go than the collective wisdom of our State Capitol. Our silver-haired West Virginia Legislators are full of it!
No problem is too big, too small or too personal - the West Virginia Legislature knows best - just ask them!
Dear Golden Dome,
Barack Obama has made my cats and I feel much safer now that my neighbor has to use a few less bullets in his pistols. I'm also happy he is banning all those scary-looking weapons that resemble military rifles. One of my neighbors likes to shoot his rifles off his back deck and it frightens my poor Fluffy close to death! I've even seen it frighten strangers out of our subdivision. The President is right when he says no one needs those.
Can you help by telling us other things we can live without to be even safer?
Dear Golden Dome,
I'm unsure who I should vote for in the next Presidental Election. Obama doesn't seem to care about West Virginia, but the media tells me other guy is stupid. Besides, my granpappy voted Democrat, my daddy voted Democrat and I always have.
Who would you vote for?
Dear Golden Dome,
My neighbors and myself are in mortal danger because our town is between a busy railroad track and the river. If a train derails again (this happens about every three years) we will be trapped, unable to get to safety. There is an underground tunnel a mile away, but it's too small for trucks and emergency vehicles.
Dear Golden Dome:
I've been hearing ads for The Freedom Rally being held at the West Virginia Capitol at 2pm on April 15th. Is this something I should attend? It this being supported by the WV State Legislature?
Signed, Taxed to Death
Dear Golden Dome
I recently learned that the Governor is signing a law to ban dangerous wild animals and exotic beasts in West Virginia. I have a parrot, should I be frightened for my life? Whenever it says, "Polly wanna cracker?" it's almost like she's about to say "or else". Lately, my iguana is giving me the evil eye. Is it just my imagination or should I be frightened?
Signed, Exotic Pet Owner
OPED- DO NOT wash your hair in the shower!!
Republicans and "so-called" conservatives are at it again. They are claiming that the Constitution gives people the right to have guns without the permission of the government. If that were true, then how could New York and Chicago have laws against it?
A recent Salon article [LINK] tries to argue away gun control opponents by nit-picking an on-line meme - namely the poster of Hitler giving the Nazi salute next to the text: "All in favor of 'gun control' raise your right hand". While trying to promote the right for a government to disarm its citizens by mocking an internet graphic is a 'powerful' debate technique [snicker], I feel the need to respond.
Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the state
A good friend of mine recently complained about the choices in this election cycle and chided my confidence in my choice by saying, "Voting for the lesser of two evils, is still voting for evil". THIS is my response:
Many, many years ago, when rugged men began to dig for coal deep in the earth, they were not alone.
"Bath Salt Zombies are REAL!!! I saw one in Charleston, WV!!!" ...so starts a letter we recieved here at TheDiggerer.com
When I read the story about the preacher who was killed handling snakes, just like his father - I got so upset I put out my cigarette, spit out my Jack Daniels and had to scream! I wish the WV Legislature would do their job and ban Snake Handling like other states have done. There is no cause for anyone in this day and age to risk their lives - for something like faith!
A lot of deer get hit by cars west of Crown Point on U.S. 231. There are too many cars to have the deer crossing here. The deer crossing sign needs to be moved to a road with less traffic.
John Raese, WVGOP hopeful in the US Senate race was busy attacking sacred cows, yesterday! "BOOM! BOOM!" Moooooo THUMP!