How to make a 35lb PVC survival bow
I've been receiving a lot of questions lately, asking me how I made the PVC bow I have displayed on my profile. So I thought it would be a good idea to make a page detailing the process of making a PVC survival bow. There are ple
Aug 29 2012, 3:15 AM EDT by
Non-Firearm and pre-modern ranged weapons.
This is my first post, so I hope it isn't too bad.
Firearms have hundreds of advantages over other ranged weapons. Stopping power, accuracy and ease of use to name a few. If in an event of a Zombie Apocalypse firearms should be one of your first choices in weaponry to combat the living dead plaguing your nation. Not only are they useful for dispatching zombies, they can aid you in hunting and other tasks. Whether you have thought of it or not ammunition isn't infinite and there may be a time when you completely run out or come close to running out of it.
If you are looking to conserve ammunition or simply can't get your hands on firearms there are other alternative ranged weapons that can help you fight the undead, hunt for food, or defend your base from hostile survivors. These weapons have been used throughout the ages with varied success, although they have been phased out through history their benifits in combat and hunting are still very much evident, their downfall is that they require a lot more training than modern firearms to become effective with.
Atlatl - The atlatl was used by native Americans and could hurl darts at over 93mph, it works by effectively extending the users arm, making it capable of throwing the darts over 100m! The biggest downside to the Atlatl is that it took much practice to remotely get accurate and the darts are very bulky, making carrying it very inconvenient. These dart throwing devices were used in bulk to bring down mammoths and other large prey, but the question is, could it kill a zombie?
I seem to have reached my character limit but I will be adding a few more weapons below. Feel free to add some that I have missed out!
Jan 15 2012, 9:01 PM EST by Braydonn
Mar 11 2010, 8:09 PM EST by
Motorcycle Helmet? Good? Bad?
If you read "The Zombie Survival Guide" by Max Brooks you will notice that he says that you should not wear a helmet because the zombies need it more than you do, but think about it.
You're in close range (3-5 feet)of a zombie and they are about to attack you. You must attack or they will end your life, but you have to make sure that you do not ingest any part of the,hopefully, soon to be eliminated zombie. You pull out your super awesome shotgun and blast his/her skull to smithereens, but chunks of that jolly dead being fly at your face and you accidently take in some blood and a few hours later your knee deep into your partner's insides.
Well that isn't good for anyone and it could've not happened if you just would've worn a helmet. True it my take away your peripheral vision, but you wont need it if your party is looking in those directions and even if a zed head got close enough it is just going to bite the helmet and then get its brains blown in.
Long story short:
- Protects head/neck
- Doesn't allow you to ingest fluids from enemy
- Can deflect glare (depending on brand)
- Can be used as a weapon
- Is wiped easier than your eyes (blood in eyes takes much longer than blood on visor)
- Can make your head hot
- Peripheral vision is shot
Feb 19 2010, 9:09 PM EST by
Motocross/all terrain vehicle armour
Unlike the page said, motocross armour does NOT limit mobility, its usually pretty much leather with a thick plastic(or thin metal) chest pad, it is made to be lightweight, durable, and made for people flying off their vehicle in the air. Also, I would recommend an ATV/ motocross helmet, while it would look HILARIOUS, it would protect you, and if you don't have goggles, you would have a lot of visibility, while without goggles, your eyes, and upper nose would be way unprotected
Dec 29 2009, 1:53 AM EST by
In who do we really trust to tell us the truth about zombies
who really knows if zombies are being made and nobody is telling the truth
Dec 28 2009, 9:52 PM EST by
i like the idea of the motocross armor, but personally i would be happier with a thick flannel, possibly with a "stab proof" thin copper wire mesh.
Dec 15 2009, 10:33 AM EST by
Head: short hair
Torso: tight shirt (and jacket for cool nights)
Legs: non-baggy pants ( or cargo for more storage)
Shoes: steel-toe boots or sneakers (broken in)
Hands: nothing (tight leather gloves for colder areas)
Jun 27 2008, 11:35 AM EDT by
I posted a suit of armor( the trojan armor) in the protective clothing section, I'm thinking about moving it over here.... what does everyone think
Jun 26 2008, 8:58 PM EDT by
Personal Protective Gear
Head: Snowboarding Goggles, Boonie Hat, Bandanna around nose and mouth.
Upper Body: Motorcycle Body Armour underneath combat shirt/jacket, with combat vest over the top.
Hands: Shooting Gloves (Not very bite proof, but if they can bite my hands I'm dead anyways).
Legs: Some motor cross shin/knee guards, with combats on top
Feet: Military boots
May 24 2008, 4:44 PM EDT by
Personal Protective Equipment
Head: As much as I'd love to let the foul stench of the walking dead be bolwn through my hair with the wind, I'll be wearing my paintball helmet. Full head and most of the neck is protected. Built-in goggles and a ventilation system designed to not allow fluids through. An all-in-one design means no seams or gaps. It's be pretty hard to tear off as well unless the Zs learn to undo locking snaps. Failing that, It'll be a bandito-style bandana covering my nose and mouth and my snowboarding goggles.
Body: Layered denim and/or leather is more than enough to stop bites but waterproofing to prevent seepage would be a great investment as well.
Hands: Cycling gloves with grips on the underside. Preferrably with longer cuffs than normal but duct tape can make up the difference is the extra length is really needed.
Feet: I'll be wearing my boots from my seasons as a tree planter. Asolo Granite GTX! Comfortable because they conform to the foot of the wearer, Gore-Tex outer layer, Hardened toe (even though they are listed as soft toe for some reason), metal speed lace (incase I have to re-tie them on the go), and a reinforced sole. Durable enough to put thousands of trees in the ground every day for 3 months a year but light enough that I can still spring in them.
Weapon of Choice: My planting shovels and a pulaski are more than enough for me. They're plentiful (tree planting is a huge industry in Canada), durable (made from high grade and/or tempered steel for blades, steel or wood or fiberglass for shafts, and a full range of handles to suit your style of use and/or needs (D, Oval D, Staff, Ergo) ), customizable (to suit your purpose through weight and length modification). On top of that all, I already have a couple and am well versed in their use.
May 24 2008, 5:16 AM EDT by
I think the best was missed. A Motor cross suit, you can get at any cycle dealer and the pants and jacket run $150 and up. Obviously a good pair of heavy leather gloves. A neck brace, gas mask ( you can get on - line, gun show, or military surplus store ). Combat or work boots, and helmet ( I found a military pot <helmet> at the gun show for $35, and a pair of sap gloves for $25 ( leather gloves with lead dust in the nuckel - increase your punch effect by 50% OUCH! ). This is my idea of what will work.
May 5 2008, 10:44 PM EDT by
When Z-Day comes I have a plan if I get time to find metals and make them into a suit of custom armour. These armour sets could fairly easily be made with the right equipment (you could probably get the equipment from a high school tech department and the materials from lots of things, like metal from abandoned cars). Just a thought, I may post the details for one of these suits of armour at a later date.
Apr 20 2008, 12:47 PM EDT by