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Originally posted by tovenar
reply to post by -Blackout-
Kudos for you post.
I had thought of that briefly, but then I dropped it, because you'd have to go in and clear it out first.... maybe there'd still be prisoners and guards who hadn't been infected....but great idea anyway.
I had been thinking of locales with opens spaces to give clear lines of fire, plus chain-link fences you could shoot through. But none of my ideas worked as well as yours.
Usually there's a luxurious lawn, and no underbrush; so there's clear lines of fire. And there's usually a fence around the perimeter. On the other hand.... it's a cemetery, and you're being attacked by ZOMBIES!
tall structure usually with parking lots around it for firing lanes. Backup generators and supplies handy. The trouble is that there a multiple entry points, and a lot of glass in their construction. And it just sounds like the setting for a movie where the ATSer gets eaten!
A lot of churches have an ornamental lawn and a large parking lot. The classical architecture usually features a clock-tower or steeple, as well as an interior hall or sanctuary where a larger group of people can meet, sleep, and plan. The trouble with a steeple is the same as with any tower----getting surrounded and trapped.
The drawback here is that most of them are not really defensible---they are made to slow down car traffic at multiple checkpoints, and take a whole military unit to defend them.
Same as with hospital, lots of glass, and multiple entries. Also the food sucks.
This one might work pretty well. Usually has a tight perimeter so that patrons have to pay to see the game; plus a high vantage point surrounded by empty parking lots. Of course, there is no food, or even shelter for your own team.
Originally posted by risingabove12
I like the idea of a sling shot, but I prefer a bow and arrow. Of course you'd have to have a lot of arrows to start with. Making more would be tricky, but you could always try to retrieve the ones you've shot. I would go to the woods and make a fence out of trees, shrubs, thorns, thistles, etc. They'll get through it but only if they want to. Most will follow the path of least resistence.
Originally posted by RealAmericanPatriot
Don't worry about Sci-Fi comic book zombies. Worry about the city dwellers that come out to the country because they are hungry.
Originally posted by novuslibertas
I got two bows. Currently producing my third. 25 pound long bows and one roman bow.
As a bushcrafter I know how to live off the land and what to expect of it. I have loads of gear.
I got a sword and a lot of knifes. A few weeks ago I bought a kukri especially for zombies.
Originally posted by tovenar
My offensive strategy is simple and non-confrontational.
I have ordered a large batch of maggots online. Refrigerated properly, they will last over six weeks.
If there is a zombie outbreak, I will thaw all the meat in my freezer ( there are no records of zombies being attracted to thawing meat, or having a sense of smell for that matter). I will turn my maggots loose on the meat.
The maggots will pupate, and then transform into adult carrion-flies, and they will seek out the nearest zombies for me. Once located, they will lay their eggs in the decaying corpse. Within hours, a new generation of maggots will begin to consume the corpse, and spread to any nearby carcasses with which the "seed-zombie" is cavorting.
Maggots will consume a rotting corpse, even one that is agitated by other scavengers. Based on this, I am convinced that flies will breed on moving corpse and quickly consume it.
So, I just need to order a new batch of maggots every 6 weeks or so. That's only about $90 a year for zombie abatement. And added benefit is that I have excellent fishing bait whenever I need it.
I am continuing to research methods for foster in the local vulture and coyote populations. More on that later.
Originally posted by NowanKenubi
I'll use my sling-shot!
If it was good enough to down a big guy like Goliath, imagine what it'll do to the poor ( yes, poor zombies! ) zombies' heads?
The plus side is that you can use many things as a projectile, if your out of steel balls, that is... ( No pun intended )
Originally posted by BulletShogun
lets not forget something here.
what zombie strain are we dealing with?
are we dealing with slow moving ,groaning you can walk to outrun zombies?
are we dealing with the super fast athlete running zombie?
it apears we are not dealing with politcal/religion charged i wont beleive anything you say because my party is awesome zombie
my plan for the third type is to use the most hurtful truth i can to agitate them. them higging me can give me a chance to sue for battery.
the first two im either going to go to the north where it snows alot. they'll freeze in the winter and as the spring rolls around their bodies will practically melt away with it.bits of ice attached to their bodies will fall of taking bits with it
also the desert is a good option. the sun will mumify them causing them to dry out and be imobile. however i worry that both climates might preserve the virus or parasite that causes this. a good chance for scientists to find a cure...or weaponize the strains
for weapons i have a tachi sword and a 357 mag. a 22 rifle for small game and i know how to make traps.
exact locations are yet to be confirmed