horses will be king
in short, automobiles will become useless with time. batteries go bad, tires dry rot and wont hold air, belts break, gas runs out etc. we will still need to get around AND haul things. bicycles wont allow you to haul very much and they will make you fatigue so you wont be good for a fight if you ride into one.
we will need horses. there is some suspicion that horses will spook with zombies. i think a horse can be trained to not fear a zombie just like the muslims trained them to not fear indian elephants. i also think alot of that can be fixed by using horses to pull a wagon. they cant throw you from a wagon.
i know alot of you dont have any horse experience and that intimidates you, but many of you dont own firearms or know how to use them. but that doesnt stop you there
Mar 2 2013, 9:03 AM EST by
Choosing the correct BOV
Choosing your vehicle is not an easy task. There are a number of things to factor in when making the decision. Below is a list of things you should go over and analyze when looking for the proper vehicle. (To skip to the list of vehicles, just
My Zombie Survival Plan
This is my means of Survival in a Zombie Apocalypse. Please comment and help me improve it for the Future.
Friends: I would go along with one friend "Jakob Brodie" because the more people the more supplies. If you have 2 people then atleast you have a backup and not too much food would be required. Maybe i could go in 3's and bring "Nic Gaulsaa" as then we would have more backup, Although taking more supplies to keep.
Food: Before i leave home i would take my fishing backpack and pack it with any canned foods i can handle and take my Fly Rod with some Flies. I live in a Coastal Region so i could catch some fish in fresh unpolluted waters. This will not be enough food to survive so i would also need to get more means of food because there are 2-3 people so i would try (If Safe) get to a Super Market or Service Station. We would bring hessian bags and pack as much food as possible into it. This would hopefully be enough food to last 2 weeks and by then we would have travelled to a new location to refresh supplies. At home i would also pack some form of a pan to cook on.
Fire: I would pack some of my flint and steels to light some fire and hopefully last long enough for me to get to the Fire Station (I am in the Rural Fire Service) to get a driptorch and be able to light quite big fires. There is plenty of wood near me because there is forests all around me.
Transport: I would leave my house in a car, There will hopefully be enough fuel to get my friends and make it to the Fire Station and get into the Category 9 Fire Vehicle (Ute). We would get some tools from the Fire Station along with a Drip Torch (said above) and Food (said above).
Weapons: Before leaving my house i would take a Knife and an Axe. The sharper the tool the less blood will get on me. This should suffice until i get to the Fire Station and get a RakeHoe and a Driptorch along with other small tools.
Dec 3 2012, 8:29 PM EST by
Thoughts on an ATV/4 wheeler
i have a few ideas in my head, one of which was getting a motorcycle. i took to wanting a triumph sport bike but, since i would EASILY kill myself on one of them,
i thought about an ATV. its never been mentioned all that heavily and, i have next to no knowledge on them.
i dont want a golf cart looking one, just a standard trail running ATV. obviously i would like some cargo options,
if anyone knows much about them, educate me please.
I have the feeling they get good MPG, but i could be wrong. at any rate, i'd like the best balance of cargo capable, MPG, and price.
give me a few options
Jun 20 2012, 2:18 PM EDT by
SCENARIO - TRAFFIC JAM!
THE SCENARIO -
Your friend has invited you to go to a fancy restaurant with him/her for their birthday! On the way to the restaurant you get stuck in a very large traffic jam. 10 minutes goes by and the traffic hasn't moved an inch! You pick up your phone to ring your friend, but as you do a sharp scream fills your ears. You look in the side view mirror to see a zombie attacking a lady five cars back from your own. Another zombie joins the quarrel and then another! Soon there are a group of 6 zombies attacking! The zombies finish up with the lady and start moving closer to your car!
WHAT DO YOU DO?
Jan 16 2012, 12:58 AM EST by
Essential Items to have in the Zombie Wagon?
So what items do you think everyone should have in their vehicle, land, sea, air or whatever, while constantly on the move from zombies? Note: This is when the apocalypse has already happened.
In my opinion, I think a pair of jumper cables, even better if you can have those that have a battery attached onto them, and a blanket in terms of survival from the environment. If you're talking about zombie killing, a hardy flashlight and a firearm cleaning and repair kit would top my list.
Dec 2 2011, 7:16 AM EST by
there is never a end just new uses such as a worn dowen tires(mud helps this) can be used as a brick to build with broken dowen cars can be used to make a last ditch barricade and motors can be melted dowen into something new
Oct 29 2011, 5:30 PM EDT by
New Car survival kit
After returning from my second middle east deployment with the navy i used my nice reenlistment bonus to buy a car in maine.
the other night whilst attempting to find a dark deserted spot to pull off the road and get lucky with the girl that was in my car i got stuck in the snow. I wasn’t so much off the road as i was just stuck in the road cause my car sunk in the 8 inches of packed snow. after attempting to rock it back and forth and all various means of being unstuck we had to call a tow truck to come get us. all in all it took about two hours to get unstuck.
Ok moral of the story....... if this had been z day i would be screwed, so it inspired me to start piecing together an in car survival kit/bug out bag that will be behind my back seat ready to go. the initial investment was large but thats because i had to buy the bag along with alot of things i should have already had. so this is my kit from scratch, with more to be added later
Back pack ( called a day pack it looks like a mini hiking pack) 29.88
multi tool (gerber) 27.97
D cell batteries ( 4 pack) 6.27
Glow sticks ( 2 packs, 2 sticks per pack) 2.00 EA
Duct tape 3.27
8mm carabineer 2 pack 2.88
2 gallon gas can 7.50
Beef jerky 8.58
100 ft of rope ( not Para cord like i wanted) 4.48
1 qt of motor oil 3.92
trail mix bars 2.68
1 pound bag of trail mix4.98
Bungee cords x2 3.78
Water proof match holder ( about 30 matches inside) 1.00
4 pack of water proof matches 1.88
oil funnel .97
D Cell flashlight 2 pack. 3.00
1 pair of leather work gloves 6.47
first aid kit 9.97
24 pack of Poland Spring water 6.98 ( going to keep it all in the trunk, but have 3 or 4 bottles ready to go in the bag)
Camp axe (hatchet) 6.88
Mar 30 2011, 1:23 PM EDT by
One thing that is easy to overlook is the oil. A good oil in the engine can be the difference between having a extremely short and fuel consuming life or a long life and lowered fuel consumption.
Also the classification of the oil is important with regards to the climate you are living in.
I live in a subarctic area so I usually use 15W40 or 20W40.
The W stands for winter and this means that the oil is classified for both cold and normal heat. This means that the oil will have additives that helps it keep a good viscosity in both cold and hot weather.
Anyway, don't use cheap oils! Over time you will regret those 2 - 6$ that you "saved".
Feb 21 2011, 3:05 AM EST by
will this driving thing work?
Alot of people think they are going to ride out the whole mess. just drive away. but what if the area you are in is quarantined? how will you survive then?
Jan 1 2011, 10:17 PM EST by
I've hotwired before ands it that easy
Aug 27 2010, 11:12 AM EDT by
Your car Is broken, and wont start, now what?
Allot of you have plans if Z-DAY comes, allot of them need cars, so if the car wont start, what then?
My plan, there is a place about 2 min walk from where i live, with horses. i would steal them.
Can I Drive?
Ok, let me start by saying this: I'm still too young to drive (Although i am 5ft 8 inches), but would it be ok under this circumstance (by this i mean worldwide zombie apocalypse)? And my second question: Is it safe? I'm not concerned about gas, because I can just change vehicles play it litterbug style. Also, not many people will be on the road, so crashing isnt a problem if i take it slow. And how far will i need to travel? please answer these questions. im curious.
May 16 2010, 12:48 AM EDT by
extra stability abasketnd more kit can be carr ir a rear
more stable than a bike and you can carry more kit in the back basket preload lock and put under tarp in convienient location
May 11 2010, 8:23 AM EDT by
The fire-bow method of fire lighting
Feb 21 2010, 1:15 AM EST by
The battery method of fire lighting
Feb 21 2010, 1:11 AM EST by
Feb 21 2010, 1:12 AM EST by
Zombie survival safari rack
For those of you doing up your rig for the end of days need a way to transport that extra fuel, and survival gear to get you through the days to come. These racks are so tough and versatile they will survive whatever you can throw or hit. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kijiji.ca and punch in safari rack for some pics. Email for info and any ideas you have for the survival rack you will need, time is short, don’t delay.
Oct 17 2009, 10:27 AM EDT by
More Miles for gallon
More miles for gallon: http://www.youtube.com/user/kipkay?blend=1&ob=4#play/uploads/45/UHAUsGlfbx8
For cars with remote: http://www.youtube.com/user/kipkay?blend=1&ob=4#play/uploads/39/8f-g2W4ZoEw
Sep 26 2009, 2:41 AM EDT by
AgEnT GrEEn's Gift
A gift from John199312 to A_G. It's all Goldfinger's fault.
Jul 8 2009, 5:20 PM EDT by
Jul 15 2009, 4:52 PM EDT by
Large vs. Small Vehicles
I've seen a few different mentions of this around the site, but I found it interesting, and think it deserves a discussion of its own. There are benefits to both large and small vehicles, but I'm interested in the thoughts that go into making that decision. Safety, gas mileage, maneuverability, capacity, etc. are all important, but what is your top priority?
I got to thinking about this when I was driving my little Toyota Camry. A deer ran in front of my car, and if I'd hit it, I bet my front end would have been seriously damaged. I don't think it could hold up with X amount of zombies ahead of me to mow down. I always thought I'd go for a smaller car for the mileage and ability to fit into small spaces, but maybe a larger and more sturdy vehicle would be better. I'd love some input.