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Everybody has a zombie contingency plan. A unique and ingenious stratagem they've spent hours contemplating that ensures they and their loved ones will stay alive in the event of a zombie apocalypse. The only problem? You've got the exact same essential plan as everybody else...
First things first: You need a firearm. The time for "common sense gun control" went out the window the second grandpa came back from the afterlife to make a sandwich out of your face
The closest gun shop to your house is also the closest gun shop to a thousand other people's houses, and at least a few dozen of them are going to get there before you. Assuming that the place isn't clean out--probably because the shop is either locked down like a fortress, or because the owners are barricaded inside
Owners of gun stores tend to like guns, and people that like guns not only generally want to keep them, but are also quite capable of using them. Not only are you probably not coming away from the gun store with a shiny new weapon; you'd be lucky to get out of there without an impromptu sunroof installed in your skull.
The zombie apocalypse is a rough and tumble place, and most of us manage to rack up ER-worthy papercuts even at our current passive office jobs. In short: You're going to have open wounds, and exploding heads tends to be a bloody affair. So if all body fluids infect, blood included, then bites are the least of your worries.
Bashing in a head at close range means you're going to get blood everywhere; if you had so much as a scrape, now you're a zombie. It's much better to use up a bit of your ammo supply, rather than risk taking a crimson shower in skull leavings from the infectious undead.
Everybody knows that the only surefire way to kill a zombie is to destroy the brain, and we've already established that you want to be as far away as possible when you do that, so at some point in time you're going to be shooting zombies in the head.
headshots are awesome!
But think about that for a second: Headshots are impressive in movies and video games because they're the hardest of all possible shots.
Yes, headshots are the only way to kill the undead, but not the only way to stop them. A broken leg isn't just a figure of speech; it's a frakking leg that is broken. As in, it doesn't work anymore. A shattered femur or severed spine renders anything essentially immobile. So quickly spraying waist-level fire into an approaching onslaught is a far better idea than lining up headshots for bonus points.
Originally posted by Alchemst7
Do you think Mosquitos can transmit Zombie blood to the uninfected? Thats a whole other ball game. better get the DEET out!!
Originally posted by Druscilla
Firearms period are going to get you killed unless used only as a last resort and with sound suppression.
Firearms make noise.
Sure, you might score 30 zombie head shots off a 30 round clip and want to call it a day, but, all that noise will be an open invitation to 300 more zombies zeroed in on your position and making a bee-line.
Best zombie weapon? ROPE!
Tie one end to something sturdy and immovable and then run circles around all the beef jerky on legs.
They get tangled up and immobilized SILENTLY and you can walk away (quietly) without attracting any undue attention.
All the other people that took to guns, well, those guns will be lying around everywhere; left by all the gun nuts that thought wrong about even 10,000 rounds being enough.
Guns, as noisy as they are, are however important, because zombies won't be your only worry.
OTHER PEOPLE are likely going to be just as big a threat to your safety as the zombies, and people can shoot back.
Best strategy with other people is to lure them into heavy infested areas, and let them make all the noise while you sit quiet and wait for all the zombies to do your work for you.
Use sound to your advantage. Wire car alarm horns directly to car batteries to attract zombies into areas and places away from where you want to go.
Use the zombies themselves as a weapon by luring them into areas were hostile groups of bad people have taken control.
Never have just one safe place, because there is no one safe place. Store supplies in several caches distributed over several locations so, if you ever have to run naked and screaming for your life, you've got fall back positions and you haven't lost everything.
Safe places should not be obvious safe places either, because if it LOOKS like a safe place, you will likely attract the attention of other people who might want your place for themselves, as well as your supplies.
A safe house should actually look unsafe and in actuality really only be temporary, because to feel safe is also to let your guard down.
Originally posted by B3lz3buth
With all the recents zombie apocalypse threads its still a good ( fun ) read.
Originally posted by _R4t_
My survival plan includes a DIY flame thrower... I've never seen anything cooked try to bite back afterward and i you miss with a flame thrower well... you're not far from brain dead already you might as well jump the bridge...