posted on May, 17 2009 @ 06:32 PM
I know there are many who fear some type of scenario where society breaks down and mass confusion ensues with gangs of zombies attacking you and
When I think of weapons I would primarily think of something that would help me survive and take game for food. One of the main impressions I always
get when I read posts like this is that you should stock up on weapons whose sole purpose is to kill people, not game.
Sorry, but if you start shooting at me I will shoot back and I have handled firearms all my life. My semi-automatic .22 long rifle with a 14 shot
magazine and scope is quite effective in a variety of situations. You can take down anything from a rabbit to a deer with very little effort, it's
just a matter of shot placement and is quite lethal at considerable distances. Or if you insist, a proper head shot will take down any person who may
actually be a threat. And I agree that you can set aside a ton of .22 ammo. The machete and a good hunting knife are excellent suggestions and I
wouldn't want to be without either. I also have a .410 shotgun that takes a either shot or slugs but is a bit heavier than the .22 so if I was
looking for portability I would probably pick the .22.
Outside of that thought, I would think the most effective weapon I could have would be to be in the right place geographically. If you are in the
middle of NYC when things go down I don't care how many weapons you have. You won't have a chance, even if you try to escape you would end up
running a gauntlet to get out.
Learn as much as you can about wood-crafts and actually practice them. You can only learn so much out of a book. And not just a class with a bunch of
people in it. Go out on your own and practice surviving with as little equipment as possible. You'd be surprised how quickly you can learn when only
you are there to figure it out. When I was a few years younger I would regularly take off on improvised camping trips with nothing more than my
hunting knife, some light rope, a piece of plastic, limited clothing that I could take off or put on in layers depending on conditions, a baggie with
nuts and dried fruit, some sturdy shoes and a lightweight poncho. No gun, no matches, no problem.
Ditch the AK-47 and go learn how to start a fire, dress a deer, and smoke fish. I will be as far away as possible, by myself, living out my life as a
Of course the ultimate weapon would be to actively prevent the disaster in the first place. No disaster, no problem.