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ChrisTG
Aug 29, 2010, 03:12 PM
Since there are so many zombie replies in the street fighting thread, I thought this would be a more fun discussion, with just as much practical real life application.

The first question is the type of zombies you're fighting, either slow shambling undead zombies, or fast running zombies. Fast zombies being the more dangerous, but typically more vunerable type, and I think martial arts would do better against them than the shambling type zombies since shambling zombies get hit by cars an stuff without adverse effect- probably hard to kill with bare hands.

Jui Jit Su would work well against slow zombies, when they grab you, break their limbs and they are helpless. However, more than one zombie and it starts getting risky as you can be bitten while fighting the first zombie, or even find ten more have appeared from the shadows while you took out the first guy.

With striking arts, you'd want to try and knock their head off- so hopefully they are decaying enough that a roundhouse kick will behead them. It'll be the coolest fight scene ever.

Most importantly, what can you do to prevent being bitten when a zombie grabs you? What kind of blocks or holds can prevent a zombie from getting his mouth near any part of you?

Journeyman
Aug 29, 2010, 03:27 PM
Zombies are tough to take down. H2h only a gorilla would stand a chance. Thus, weapons are the way to go. Fire extinguishers, sledgehammers and axes are the basics, try to keep the zombies far away but use these when they get in close. Massive physical trauma is your best bet, aiming for the legs (to slow them down) and head (to take them out).
If one of them grabs you you're pretty much done so if you really want a 'martial art' then perhaps gun-fu or something like that. Some of the more sophisticated katas involving multiple shotguns/automatic weapons may be a good idea.

Hope that helped. Try it out and get back to me!

Journeyman
Aug 29, 2010, 03:28 PM
http://theoknows.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/zombie-survival-guide.jpg

I skimmed through this in a bookstore once, it's a good resource.

Journeyman
Aug 29, 2010, 03:37 PM
And one more....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nla64rE5oV4

Rand86
Aug 29, 2010, 03:38 PM
Since there are so many zombie replies in the street fighting thread, I thought this would be a more fun discussion, with just as much practical real life application.

Not gonna take the bait... not gonna take the bait... awwww, fuck.


The first question is the type of zombies you're fighting, either slow shambling undead zombies, or fast running zombies. Fast zombies being the more dangerous, but typically more vunerable type, and I think martial arts would do better against them than the shambling type zombies since shambling zombies get hit by cars an stuff without adverse effect- probably hard to kill with bare hands.

Give me shambling and tough over fast and vulnerable any day. In case of a zombie outbreak I figure living to fight another day is victory enough; and the best way to do it is by GTFO.


Jui Jit Su would work well against slow zombies, when they grab you, break their limbs and they are helpless. However, more than one zombie and it starts getting risky as you can be bitten while fighting the first zombie, or even find ten more have appeared from the shadows while you took out the first guy.

Biting, scratching, spitting, what have you, last thing I'd want to do is to get up close and personal with something that's been rotting merrily for fuck knows how long. If it came to grappling, priority would be to break the hold and push the bastard away. Maybe trip him so all the other bastards are falling over him while I run for dear life.


With striking arts, you'd want to try and knock their head off- so hopefully they are decaying enough that a roundhouse kick will behead them. It'll be the coolest fight scene ever.

Why fight them barehanded? Grab a shovel, a crowbar, an ax, whatever and start whacking heads off. Come to think of it, I'd probably go with a metal pipe. For kicks I'd go for front push kick and maybe side kick. Low sweeps should work fine too. Get the distance, block the way and run like hell in the opposite direction


Most importantly, what can you do to prevent being bitten when a zombie grabs you? What kind of blocks or holds can prevent a zombie from getting his mouth near any part of you?

I'd go with thick clothing, as well as some tough, durable gloves. After that it's any kind of a hold that keeps the jaw away from me and maybe knife-hand blows to the arms to break holds.

Right, I actually wrote out a fighting plan for dealing with zombies. Anyone know a good soap to get the geek spots outta my skin?

ChrisTG
Aug 29, 2010, 03:43 PM
I have that book and it's a definite good read.

It really let me down on the physical fitness part though, especially since being in great physical shape will definitely help against zombies. If zombies are all typical, our of shape people, you might even be able to simply throw them off you, unless they are huge and obese (a real danger!)

Also, no talk about how being able to do muscle ups would save you from half the deaths in any zombie movie.

I have been thinking about this, and am planning on writing a book on preparing physically for the zombie apaocalypse, including "one the run" style exercise and such lol

Do your pullups- it could SAVE YOUR LIFE :mrgreen:

Journeyman
Aug 29, 2010, 03:46 PM
Pullups and deadlifts are the most functional exercises imo. (End of seriousness ;) )

I don't think obese zombies are even an issue because once you've been decomposing for a while you won't have much fat left. Also they're superhumanly strong and tough. Just slow and stupid mostly.
Unless you're talking 'I Am Legend' zombies, which aren't technically zombies anyway.

Rand86
Aug 29, 2010, 04:20 PM
I have that book and it's a definite good read.

It really let me down on the physical fitness part though, especially since being in great physical shape will definitely help against zombies. If zombies are all typical, our of shape people, you might even be able to simply throw them off you, unless they are huge and obese (a real danger!)


I dunno, situation like that, working out would probably be mental hygiene more than anything else. The quality of food would probably vary (and you can't really be choosy, can you?), so will the amount and quality of sleep (sleep well and be a buffet or lose a night but stay alive? Easy call) not to mention time and conditions to work out in would be less than optimal. Last thing I'd want to do is to lose energy on push-ups when I may need it for running or fighting for my life. So yeah, do enough of it to keep you from going batty but beyond that I'm not sure.

It's really a fun topic in a sad, I-have-no-life kind of way.

Erik
Aug 29, 2010, 07:25 PM
Since there are so many zombie replies in the street fighting thread, I thought this would be a more fun discussion, with just as much practical real life application.

The first question is the type of zombies you're fighting, either slow shambling undead zombies, or fast running zombies. Fast zombies being the more dangerous, but typically more vunerable type, and I think martial arts would do better against them than the shambling type zombies since shambling zombies get hit by cars an stuff without adverse effect- probably hard to kill with bare hands.

Jui Jit Su would work well against slow zombies, when they grab you, break their limbs and they are helpless. However, more than one zombie and it starts getting risky as you can be bitten while fighting the first zombie, or even find ten more have appeared from the shadows while you took out the first guy.

With striking arts, you'd want to try and knock their head off- so hopefully they are decaying enough that a roundhouse kick will behead them. It'll be the coolest fight scene ever.

Most importantly, what can you do to prevent being bitten when a zombie grabs you? What kind of blocks or holds can prevent a zombie from getting his mouth near any part of you?

None of this hand-to-hand crap.

For either of them

Kenjutsu, Talhoffer Broadsword, Chinese Broadsword, Calvary Sabre, Cutlass, or other bladed weapon. Anything designed for hacking and hewing. If it can't cut off a limb, it isn't worth carrying.

For fighting in groups, I suggest the Swiss Halberd, used in tight formation. The spears pin them while the axes cut to bits.

For reference, I also suggest reading World War Z. Great book.

And preferable for either type of zombie, the ever popular firearm-fu!

cheesedog
Aug 30, 2010, 12:09 AM
Pride and prejuduce and zombies is a great story and a good guide. Check it out!

Personally, I would go with the following items:

Rifle or preferably machine gun (something pretty well jam-proof like an AK 47 would be a good idea.

Shotgun for medium/close range work

Lots of hand grenades for taking out groups of zombies

Katana for slicing and dicing

Mace or a simple Louisville slugger for crushing skulls

K-bar and a reliable powerful pistol for really close and desperate work.

Damn, that's a lot of equipment. That's not even counting ammo, food and water, trench shovel, and other odds and ends. Maybe the zombies will be nice enough to carry some of this stuff for me. You can tame a zombie, right? :mrgreen:

Fatman
Aug 30, 2010, 02:30 AM
Chainsaw? Nobody mentioned the chainsaw?

I guess you'd have to put fuel in the thing. But there will be no fuel shortage initially, as not many people will be driving around (as they're, well, dead).

A zombie apocalypse will result in one immediate and obvious benefit which you can see in all zombie movies: you park wherever the F you like. Speeding will also be less hazardous and there will be nobody around to ticket you.

championjc
Aug 30, 2010, 04:00 AM
http://www.animeshippuuden.com/watch/highschool-of-the-dead/

very funny anime on zombies^ they get lucky in a number of ways. such as ending up at one of the groups friends house who's in the army, and owns a riot shotgun, high powered rifle and semi automatic, oh and an american humvee.

your kind of shit out of luck it you can't bash a skull in with your bare hands, no one mentioned zombies that can still walk if you break their neck.
anyway equipment: baseball bat, revolver at all times. katana because its light but used correctly can dice multiple bodies at once.

as for pre-apocalypse training i would say at least being able to do a 10k, muscle ups for jumping fences and walls maybe some free running so you don't trip and get eaten. balance training for walking on narrow walls. oh and of course you have to have some weight vest training just in case you have to carry someone for some reason possibly a 10k with 200lb vest on.

Rand86
Aug 30, 2010, 06:02 AM
Chainsaw? Nobody mentioned the chainsaw?[QUOTE]

2004 Dawn of the Dead kinda put people off the idea, I guess.

[QUOTE=cheesedog;201683]trench shovel

Say, cheese, if you have that whaddya need a K-Bar for? :-P

Journeyman
Aug 30, 2010, 11:13 AM
Chainsaw? Nobody mentioned the chainsaw?

I guess you'd have to put fuel in the thing. But there will be no fuel shortage initially, as not many people will be driving around (as they're, well, dead).

A zombie apocalypse will result in one immediate and obvious benefit which you can see in all zombie movies: you park wherever the F you like. Speeding will also be less hazardous and there will be nobody around to ticket you.

Supplies would be easy to come by too, especially if you get stuck in a city. Heck, imagine making the empire state building into your own private postapocalyptic zombie-resistant fortified castle. That would be awesome.

championjc
Aug 30, 2010, 03:40 PM
except for the fact that you would have to clear out the entire building first.

phrak
Aug 30, 2010, 03:52 PM
Katana for slicing and dicing

I see this one a lot and find it very odd. The katana is not a cleaving weapon, it is a slashing weapon. It will not chop through bone like a meat cleaver. Slashing a zombie isn't going to do much, as they won't feel pain, and they won't bleed out.

If you want a japanese weapon that WILL work, you probably want a yari: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yari

championjc
Aug 30, 2010, 03:58 PM
have you ever seen mythbusters? they brought a specialist in and gave him a real katana to see how many bodies it would cut through. he was able to halve 2 pigs with it in one strike.

Journeyman
Aug 30, 2010, 04:16 PM
except for the fact that you would have to clear out the entire building first.

Fighting your way up through 128 stories matrix-style would be pretty darn epic.

Journeyman
Aug 30, 2010, 04:17 PM
I see this one a lot and find it very odd. The katana is not a cleaving weapon, it is a slashing weapon. It will not chop through bone like a meat cleaver. Slashing a zombie isn't going to do much, as they won't feel pain, and they won't bleed out.

If you want a japanese weapon that WILL work, you probably want a yari: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yari


have you ever seen mythbusters? they brought a specialist in and gave him a real katana to see how many bodies it would cut through. he was able to halve 2 pigs with it in one strike.

Yeah katanas actually can cut through bone pretty easily. A strong guy who has good technique can chop off limbs or through torsos no problem. Pretty effective for zombies.

phrak
Aug 30, 2010, 04:43 PM
Yeah katanas actually can cut through bone pretty easily. A strong guy who has good technique can chop off limbs or through torsos no problem. Pretty effective for zombies.

Cleaving and "good technique" with a katana are not really the same thing. If you're going to be cleaving, you'll have better luck with a European style sword meant for that type of style.

Journeyman
Aug 30, 2010, 07:58 PM
Cleaving and "good technique" with a katana are not really the same thing. If you're going to be cleaving, you'll have better luck with a European style sword meant for that type of style.

As far as I know katanas are meant for vertical and horizontal slashing attacks. Good technique=more efficient power. I dunno how it would compare to a 5 foot claymore but probably more practical to carry around anyway.

Erik...?

ChrisTG
Aug 30, 2010, 09:16 PM
A khukri has excellent slicing and chopping power, and is much sturdier than a katana. It's not so long as to be impractical in close quarters, a khukri to be used as a sword having a 20-30" blade.

I have a 25" blade khukri and I find it to be pretty heavy and a 20" would be much easier and effective for me to handle. Keep in mind the blade is 3/8" thick. I think once I've reached some of my longer term strength goals it'll be the right weight, but you'd need to be a big dude (6'6") to need bigger. But hey I got it for for a knife collection not cause I am a swordsman. Sorry, haven't any pigs to try slicing in half, so I don't have any comparisons.

The weight of the sword is such that with the blade pointed up and hanging at the side (pointed forward), it glides forward at groin level with extreme ease. Not so effective against zombies, but an interesting observation nonetheless (for those no good types you'll probably run into I guess lol)

Also, a khukri lends itself very well to utility work unlike most other swords, so you can use it to chop wood, doors, etc effectively and without breaking your sword.

Journeyman
Aug 30, 2010, 09:17 PM
Kukri is a good weapon for close quarters. I dunno if you could halve a body with it though. You'd have to be very strong and skilled.

cheesedog
Aug 31, 2010, 01:15 AM
Say, cheese, if you have that whaddya need a K-Bar for? :-P


Haha, forgot about that. I guess I could say I need the K-bar to kill more zombies while digging a hole with the trench shovel but that would just be silly wouldn't it?

Kenny1927
Aug 31, 2010, 08:10 AM
Since there are so many zombie replies in the street fighting thread, I thought this would be a more fun discussion, with just as much practical real life application.

The first question is the type of zombies you're fighting, either slow shambling undead zombies, or fast running zombies. Fast zombies being the more dangerous, but typically more vunerable type, and I think martial arts would do better against them than the shambling type zombies since shambling zombies get hit by cars an stuff without adverse effect- probably hard to kill with bare hands.

Jui Jit Su would work well against slow zombies, when they grab you, break their limbs and they are helpless. However, more than one zombie and it starts getting risky as you can be bitten while fighting the first zombie, or even find ten more have appeared from the shadows while you took out the first guy.

With striking arts, you'd want to try and knock their head off- so hopefully they are decaying enough that a roundhouse kick will behead them. It'll be the coolest fight scene ever.

Most importantly, what can you do to prevent being bitten when a zombie grabs you? What kind of blocks or holds can prevent a zombie from getting his mouth near any part of you?
To be honest if i saw a zombie the last thing on my mind would be to try fight the fucker! Don't get me wrong, i like a good scrap, but fighting something that is already dead really doesn't appeal to me!

ChrisTG
Aug 31, 2010, 10:14 AM
Another weapon of choice imo would be a long punching dagger, or possibly even more effective, a large spike with a handle. Any zombie comes close, punch in the head. Fast, light, effective. Also wear welding gloves lol

A bayonet would also be a good investment, for when you run out of ammo you can still kick some ass, and keep zombies back for a minute while you reload (and then you get to shoot the impaled guy! Awesome!)

Zombies could also be "led" into such manmade obstacles such as open manholes for an easy solution.

Erik
Aug 31, 2010, 10:17 AM
As far as I know katanas are meant for vertical and horizontal slashing attacks. Good technique=more efficient power. I dunno how it would compare to a 5 foot claymore but probably more practical to carry around anyway.

Erik...?

The scottish claymore was primarily used against horses and horsemen (though there was a period in the late 18th century when they became popular as dueling weapons; go figure). I wouldn't advise it for zombie fighting because it is heavy, and would wear you out.

A katana would be a better weapon against zombies (though wouldn't it look cool fighting with the claymore?). Or a basket hilt broadsword or cavalry sabre. Or a good old-fashioned broadsword.

In fact, broadsword and buckler (small shield) might be excellent against zombies because you can keep them back with the buckler and get more time to do better cuts. Hmmm... must think on this.

Journeyman
Aug 31, 2010, 11:40 AM
Yeah one of those spiked Scottish deals for the buckler. Kilt is optional.

A boar spear might be nice to have along, just to keep them back. But stabbing weapons aren't the best bet because vital organs aren't really 'vital' on a zombie are they?

phrak
Aug 31, 2010, 12:59 PM
I'm still going with a yari. Long bladed spear with a very long tang, typically.

championjc
Aug 31, 2010, 04:42 PM
http://stareatmyart.com/concept_work/Sketch/props/JPEG/glaive.jpg a glaive would be a nice choice as well.

Fatman
Sep 01, 2010, 03:00 AM
FYI:

Zombie Pandemic Tracker (http://teropa.no.de/)

championjc
Sep 01, 2010, 03:16 AM
crap alabama's going to be gone after three days of infection and yet part of central america won't be touched and neither will cuba.

Erik
Sep 01, 2010, 07:46 AM
FYI:

Zombie Pandemic Tracker (http://teropa.no.de/)

Why is it that the fact that someone took the time to do this makes me curiously happy?

I think it restores my faith in the wackiness of humanity.

Angry_Brigade
Sep 14, 2010, 04:04 AM
I think alot of the moves done on the "my mad methods" training site would be applicable to a zombie apocolypse.

As many people have already realised lugging around any amount of equipment to use for defence is going to be a chore and possible dangerous as you'll be moving slower, and going hulk on the undead with your bare hands may look cool, but for all of five minutes before your eaten alive.

So the trick is utilising found materials you will have to hand in whatever given situation you find yourself in. Bits from a car wreck, tree branches, beer kegs, hose pipe, chunks of masonry ect ect.

Raja
Sep 14, 2010, 11:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ_ExkfcBao



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTqu-sItv1Y

championjc
Sep 15, 2010, 02:29 PM
I think alot of the moves done on the "my mad methods" training site would be applicable to a zombie apocolypse.

As many people have already realised lugging around any amount of equipment to use for defence is going to be a chore and possible dangerous as you'll be moving slower, and going hulk on the undead with your bare hands may look cool, but for all of five minutes before your eaten alive.

So the trick is utilising found materials you will have to hand in whatever given situation you find yourself in. Bits from a car wreck, tree branches, beer kegs, hose pipe, chunks of masonry ect ect.
reminds me of the game dead rising.

Angry_Brigade
Sep 16, 2010, 06:05 AM
+1 to dead rising. Never before has the very real danger of a zombie apocolypse received such a grounded and factual treatment.

When in doubt, hit it in the head with a gibson flying V electric guitar till it stops moving.

championjc
Sep 19, 2010, 03:02 AM
night of the dead was pretty factual even if it was hard to watch in black and white.

Dominator350
Sep 19, 2010, 04:09 AM
thats the dumbest thing I've ever heard everyone knows zombies can't survive in the arctic.

championjc
Sep 21, 2010, 01:21 AM
my bad its night of the living dead. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063350/plotsummary

Journeyman
Sep 24, 2010, 02:13 AM
http://failblog.wordpress.com/files/2009/02/fail-owned-prep-win.jpg

Definite win.

championjc
Sep 24, 2010, 09:29 PM
since when does any shotgun use a magazine?

Journeyman
Sep 24, 2010, 09:58 PM
That's one reason why it wins....

championjc
Sep 24, 2010, 09:59 PM
but with a magazine that small it would hold fewer shells.

Journeyman
Sep 24, 2010, 10:15 PM
According to a quick google search, that's a magazine extension, it has an underbarrel tube mag as well.

Fatman
Sep 25, 2010, 06:38 AM
since when does any shotgun use a magazine?

Remington 870 was the first one, I think. A few designs based off of that model. I think that one in the pic might be a Remington.

Combat/assault shotguns often have box magazines, SPAS-something from France and a couple of Russian models.

I know f*** all about guns, so maybe shoot Rikrock a PM... if he's back.

ChrisTG
Sep 25, 2010, 11:47 AM
Some shotguns have fully automatic capacity like assault rifles, though they fire slower to not pulverize the user. It's still 1-2 shells per second, perfect for the zombie horde!

world.guns.ru/shotgun/sh16-e.htm

Erik
Sep 25, 2010, 02:37 PM
Some shotguns have fully automatic capacity like assault rifles, though they fire slower to not pulverize the user. It's still 1-2 shells per second, perfect for the zombie horde!

world.guns.ru/shotgun/sh16-e.htm

And then there's the AA-12. 300 rounds a minute, low to no recoil, and special projectiles including fragmentation gernades with an accuracy of 175 metres (standard rounds also useable).

fn02le8e0nQ&

Fun for everyone, designed for close combat... and zombies!

M7RQ
Sep 25, 2010, 02:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZs8F0x604Y

If anyone has zombie-killing theory he wants to test out, I suggest you get this :D

Journeyman
Sep 25, 2010, 02:58 PM
The one in the just-in-case is an 870. With a pistol grip designed for SWAT use.

As long as we're talking firearms....

The Russian-made Saiga 12 semiautomatic shotgun
http://home.comcast.net/~shooter2_indy/graphics/saiga12_pair.jpg

The Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum, as reviewed by 'badass of the week'
http://www.badassoftheweek.com/500magnum.html

An elephant gun might come in handy too.
http://xvarmint.com/images/577.jpg
A round from the .577 'T Rex'.

I suppose maximum power is what we're looking for, no matter what type of zombies massive trauma should bring them down eventually.

ChrisTG
Sep 26, 2010, 01:12 AM
No matter the weapon, make sure you have a sturdy bayonet on the end. The sharp point can be easily rammed into a brain at very close range, and won't have any difficulty being pulled out. The more like a spike, the better.

TBH I'd probably grab a semi-auto 22 rimfire that can take a big magazine. Headshots don't care about ammo size, and 22 shells are really really light and really really plentiful. Not only will there be boxes and boxes of it everywhere, the round per pound ratio is the highest of any common calibre, so you can carry a lot more rounds.

Obviously I'd grab every cool weapon I find on the way, but it would be discarded as soon as I'm out of ammo/tired of carrying it.

Journeyman
Sep 26, 2010, 02:02 AM
Go in Matrix-style, that's your best bet. But with more bladed weapons.
http://www.helsinki.fi/~papinnie/pictures/The%20Matrix%20_DivX_%20311_0003.jpg

championjc
Sep 26, 2010, 02:36 AM
i've seen the box clips for shotguns before but never a little mag like that before. and it makes more sense knowing it also has the tube mag as well.

Dominator350
Sep 26, 2010, 06:32 AM
The Smith & Wesson 500 Magnum, as reviewed by 'badass of the week'
http://www.badassoftheweek.com/500magnum.html

An elephant gun might come in handy too.
http://xvarmint.com/images/577.jpg
A round from the .577 'T Rex'.

I suppose maximum power is what we're looking for, no matter what type of zombies massive trauma should bring them down eventually.


The thing about a gun like this or the desert eagle 50 cal is in real life if you are being hunted by people one shot would cause their nerves to shit if it didn't send them running. Especcially if your first shot blew someone in half.


I kinda like this guys style.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4nfZu8VqgQ

Dominator350
Sep 26, 2010, 06:36 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q4zv2QGdos&feature=related

Dominator350
Sep 26, 2010, 06:53 AM
fucking axes are sick too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE4cGlA--vQ

Journeyman
Sep 26, 2010, 06:40 PM
^ Awesome.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3193/2641518701_3dc1d250cb.jpg

RollingFiend
Oct 23, 2010, 12:41 PM
Martial arts wise, you'd wan to get into some kind of weapons training, as well as evasive movement.

Kendo would or Kali would be good, since both teach you how to use knives, swords, or sticks as weapons.

However, I think some traditional Kung Fu weapons would be best. The ong pole or halberd would not only keep the zombies at a safe distance, it would allow you to hold your own against a small mob as long as you're Jackie Chan.

aramse14
Sep 16, 2011, 10:40 AM
I think the best fighting style for a zombie is a gun. Rifle, shotgun, and a machete to be on the safe side :)



http://www.youtube.com/user/FitnessThruFocus

Swarren7630
Sep 16, 2011, 05:15 PM
Always follow the rules no matter how you fight

Cardio
The Double Tap
Beware of Bathrooms
Wear Seat Belts
No Attachments
The ďSkilletĒ
Travel Light
Get a Kick Ass Partner
With your Bare Hands
Donít Swing Low
Use Your Foot
Bounty Paper Towels
Shake it Off
Always carry a change of underwear
Bowling Ball
Opportunity Knocks
Donít be a hero (later crossed out to be a hero)
Limber Up
Break it Up
Itís a marathon, not a sprint, unless itís a sprint, then sprint
Avoid Strip Clubs
When in doubt Know your way out
Zipplock
Use your thumbs
Shoot First
A little sun screen never hurt anybody
Incoming!
Double-Knot your Shoes
The Buddy System
Pack your stain stick
Check the back seat
Enjoy the little things
Swiss army Knife

arnoldus
Oct 25, 2011, 06:35 AM
If the recent movies were to be real, you would want to be very far away from zombie blood. So blades, pikes and fists are no go. Only ranged weapons can be considered. Let's suppose you're living in western Europe and don't have any guns. The solutions are (long)bows, crossbows, trebuchets.

Bissen
Oct 31, 2011, 06:46 AM
I would never fight a zombie in close combat. I've always thought zombie saliva is the contagious stuff; but the blood should make sense too.

This all reminds me of my brother's plans.
He's a military police officer, soon to be a "normal" police officer, and he's thinking of making team building arrangements, where the mission would be to survive a zombie attack; delegating orders, agreeing on tactics, who and how many to send out to obtain the antidote, who to leave to protect the base. He's really thought everything through thoroughly, and I actually wouldn't be surprised if he ended up pulling it off! B)

Erik
Nov 01, 2011, 01:08 PM
I would never fight a zombie in close combat. I've always thought zombie saliva is the contagious stuff; but the blood should make sense too.

This all reminds me of my brother's plans.
He's a military police officer, soon to be a "normal" police officer, and he's thinking of making team building arrangements, where the mission would be to survive a zombie attack; delegating orders, agreeing on tactics, who and how many to send out to obtain the antidote, who to leave to protect the base. He's really thought everything through thoroughly, and I actually wouldn't be surprised if he ended up pulling it off! B)

There's an antidote?

Why does no one tell me these things!

I've been using a standard "retreat and build an army before advancing and killing them all" approach. Now I have to re-think everything!


:mrgreen:

Bissen
Nov 01, 2011, 01:31 PM
Well, in my brother's world, there's an antidote :mrgreen: