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
Trench Fire Place
Feb 29 2012, 9:45 PM EST 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
I don't know what they are called, but I have seen defenses of rows of spiked logs at an angle pointing away from the base. It would certainly slow down human attackers, and possible hold of a clumsy zed long enough to attack it. I think one could be made by digging a trench a few feet deep and just laying them in the ground. Once they are in place, just fill in the trench on top of them. A picture of the basic idea can be found at:
The method for sharpening all those to a point could be a challenge without proper tools. you could possible just put nails in the ends of logs and cut off the heads on an angle. however you make it, the final product could be highly rewarding.
Feb 23 2011, 7:12 PM EST 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
Duster coats: ideal, or just plain stupid?
I'm normally against agreeing with movie clichés. This one is especially popular among ****** vampire movies, but hear me out: trench coats and dusters. I have an oiled Australian duster that I think would be perfect for a zombie-apocalypse. The oilskin fabric is waterproof— not water «resistant»— perfect for repelling castoff from the body, and though the duckback dressing would need to be maintained, I've only had to add another layer every two years or so thus far. It's wind-proof, too, and the approximation is that wearing the coat alone is ideal for temperatures above and including 35°F. That's not including the internal insulation, other clothes you're wearing underneath, or the fact that you'll be working up a sweat from running, or other physical activities. The one I have is just longer than knee-length, so walking isn't hampered at all unless it's a really windy day, in which case I can snap the tails to my legs with built-in straps. All respectable dusters come with detachable capes, and some even have detachable hoods, so I'd imagine that it's essentially built for situations like the ones discussed here. I have the Outback Trading Co. version in black, though for my next addition I'll probably be getting the canvas, ankle length Scaefer's Original Duster because it has all the attributes mentioned above, and the tail can be snapped as to take off about a foot in the length so transportation is no problem.
Opinions? What material would you use if choosing one? What features would it have? Would you use one at all?
May 2 2010, 5:05 PM 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
The Braveheart Method
Heres something ive been concocting up in my head for quite sometime now, so i figured id see if any other members might think its a good idea. It helps save ammo, and is fairly simple to execute. Braveheart inspired this Theory. Imagine if we are in a heavily forested area, and we take immensely long and thick tree branches that we've cut down from trees and we sharpen the ends of them and harden the ends using a fire as used in The Odyssey. Make alot of them, preferably hundreds. With this done, you can use The Island Trench with this method to create a very deadly combination. but you may also use a standard line formation or a circle or wedge formation as well. After this, attract zombies by making noise or some other way. Once zombies come, have teams of spear men using these improvised spears you've made (teams of 2) to stab with the spear at any approaching undead. Spears are decently accurate in untrained hands, so men trained with spears will most likely kill off the undead as the keep coming for you. have the men working as a team, protecting each other much like the spartans did. If in line or wedge formation, advance slowly forward or backward as needed in the fight. If using Island Trench, have someone going along the trench and killing any live infected who fell in. This method is untested, but might work as a possible Lure/Hunting Method.
Island Trench Method:
Aug 14 2009, 5:26 AM EDT by
Island Trench Method
Simple and effective method. Quite common and well known. simply posting to help.
WW!-Era Trench Knife
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