shoring up doors
I personally hate the thought of only having one way out, could you not have one door as the entry/exit (this door will most likely be noticed in the long run) and have a second door reinforced and boobie-trapped as a fall back?
just cant stand the idea of having nowhere to run, happy to fight but on my terms!
Mar 26 2012, 12:26 AM EDT by
Mar 11 2012, 8:03 PM EDT by
i havent seen anything mentioning closet doors bedroom doors etc. they are just as sturdy as construction wood and are much better used to protect the outside then the inside
Sep 11 2011, 4:58 PM EDT by
Duct Tape reinforcement?
I was thinking about how you could make 2x4's stronger and I thought why not wrap them in a couple layers of duct tape. The wood would still snap under pressure but the duct tape would keep it together adding a little more strength. So what do you think?
May 29 2011, 1:53 PM EDT by
chain link with kick
I have no idea if this would work, its just an idea.
But is it possible to make the chain link fence an electric fence?
If so, would that be a good defense?
me idea would connect a battery, or generator or anything that can develop power to the fence. This turning it into an electric fence.
Feb 23 2011, 2:54 PM EST by
Dec 23 2010, 6:40 PM EST by
This is for everyone who actually knows a lot about guns and all: If you've got a chain-link fence, or an architectural fence (most of which aren't any good BTW, there's one surrounding my apartment complex with bars I could bend w/my bare hands...), and a bullet hits it, what happens?
Does it come back at you, does it keep going like nothing happened, does it fly to the side, or what? And what about the fragments that will fly off because of this?
Nov 14 2010, 1:38 AM EST by
I have a smal 4 foot fence around my house, but its easy to break down all i had to do is push it and wiggle it a little and it fell.
Aug 27 2010, 10:54 AM EDT by
I must seem like an idiot for just recently realizing this, but I decided to take a look at just how much lumber is currently being used to separate backyards. Well, in my current situation, there is over 6 miles worth of lumber sitting right inside my BOL, and I didn't even realize it. With this amount of lumber, I can wrap my BOL 3 times over in lumber, not including the brick wall that sits there now. And while wood isn't the strongest of materials, it would be good for a temporary fix, and, with it's abundance in just about any suburb, when repairs are needed, supplies wouldn't be hard to come by.
Anyone else thought of this, do I seem stupid for taking this long to find the barricading gold mine that was right infront of my face the entire time, thoughts?
Filling a Garbage Bags With Dirt or Soil
What do you guys think about filling garbage bags with dirt or soil to make barricades.
Feb 18 2010, 10:35 PM EST by
ok im a kid age 14 u expect me to do that???!!!???
Feb 8 2010, 12:09 AM EST by
Liquid Banana Peel - Make any area uncrossable
Here's the link: http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/7067464/description.html
Whatever surface you spray this stuff on becomes slicker than wet ice.
Not too sure how easy it is to get, but if you've got some nobody's gonna get near you.
Oct 3 2009, 2:37 AM EDT by
In short sections (less than 10 feet), 440 cable really is pretty stiff, making it POTENTIALLY useful as a barrier over short opening (most widows, being especially targeted).
Of course, I could be wrong, which is why I made a discussion about it FIRST…
Maintaining your tools
Just noticed that there is not much info on maintaining tools, here is a link to a site on saws, they sell saws and saw maintenance equipment.
Files are good to have for sharpening axes, cleaning up chipped edges on knives and swords, taking off the mushrooming on hammers and chisels, and just general metal removal.
Aug 15 2008, 2:17 PM EDT by byates
Though virtually useless against Zack, rhynoliner is a potential material one could use to reinforce their structure(s) and barricade(s) from rampaging survivors with explosives/heavy melee weapons (ie mourning star, sledge hammer, etc).
Jul 3 2008, 1:00 PM EDT by
anything can work
Zombies are stupid and slow not like the running zombies in movies
A barricade doesn't need to be bullet proof, but if your afraid of other humans then keep reenforcing as you find new material
use a Car if possible to block doors or windows
use the furnature in your home
old tires if you got them
rebar sindar blocks and concrete to make a stone wall
wood, chain, wire
start by locking the doors, then put something infront of them
shut all windows and nail them shut or board them up if possible
I recomend watching dawn of the dead and night of the living dead the origanls not the remakes
Jun 6 2008, 5:10 PM EDT by
i have the best defense....
guys... just build a new and improved verison of the great wall of china made of rebar and concrete(considering u have time)! and get a ton of gasolin to burn the sombies that pack against the wall so that they dont climp over eachother and over the wall.
May 28 2008, 6:30 PM EDT by
Something to think about. How many zeds are going to be pressing against that barricade? Enough weight and it will come down, soccer fans have pushed down chain link fence at stadiums. How many bodies could you have stacked against your refuge? How many bodies could be stacked in the stairway in your apartment building? What would you do if the bodies stacked reached the roof or blocked your escape?
May 18 2008, 3:17 PM EDT by
Hmm. I think I would use cars, a lot of them. You dont actually need crane if not in a hurry. Just push em were you want them to be. Since the zombies are not so good at vaulting over things, they PROPABLY crawl under. But IF they do vault over cars, just use some Semi-Auto sidearm to make them to stop. And the funniest part would be that if you know how to operate crane, just drop junk on the cars as Zeds are trying to vault/craw. Vóla!
May 8 2008, 12:16 PM EDT by
I'd stick with chain link, due to ease of installation and construction. A properly installed chain link fence is not going to fall over like the one's in the movies. I would however make my chain link fencing a double row, about 8 feet apart, with concertina wire laced in between them and topped with barbed wire.
If you've ever constructed a sand bag wall of any height or width, you'd know just how much effort and not to mention sand (dirt) is required to build one. Masonry walls are just as bad, due to the extensive foundation work required to make them stable.
Can really be anything. You can cover plywood with sheet metal for a very robust barricade. Plywood can also be made extremely tough, just be using an old construction method of crossing the grains. You take three thin sheets of plywood and lay the first sheet down. The second sheet is cut in half and then their rotated, so the grain of the wood goes perpendicular to the bottom sheet. The plywood is glued to each other with construction glue. Then the third sheet of plywood is glued on top of the second layer. Once these sheets are glued and cured, this new-engineered plywood is tougher than hell to break apart.
You can also use chain link gating in a building for securing hallways and / or stairways.
I’ve even thought, that given time you could make a drawbridge type of stairway for access to your second floor. Once you’re up there for the night, you just draw up the stairs and drop them again in the morning.
I’d just nail and bolt chain link with tension bars, over the outside of the first floor windows. That way I could still open them for ventilation.
For doors I’d use chain link gating to cover them and on the inside I’d have 3/8 inch steel drawbars to jam the door in its frame. You’d need a battering ram to dislodge the door
May 4 2008, 6:21 PM EDT by