it seams common misconception is weight of different weapons.
for some reason blunt weapons have gotten a stigma for begin insanely heavy when compared to counter parts in ranged and blades.
example katana at ~ 3lb and double bit ax 3.5lb sledge 6 lb
3 lb is the difference between a weapon viewed as light agile and one that will put you of balance and take forever to recover.
also inserting to note an sks is 8.5 lb
i have a few reason this misconception might have occurred.
1 people mistake wood chopping and splinting for actually battle strikes
2 most of the times people see a katan used it by some on you has had a lot of training.
3 (which i hope is true) the wiki has become full of weak couch potatoes.
Feb 23 2012, 12:52 AM EST by
Chainmail, worth the weight or a useless back breaker?
Personally, i have always had an interest in medieval armor and weapons, so when faced with the question "would you wear your chainmail during a zombie invasion?" I always feel conflicted.
I remember reading somewhere (not sure what page) in the Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks, That wearing a shark suite may protect you from a zombie bites, scratches etc , and well seeing as chainmail is fairly similar to the thin wire mesh of a shark suite, my first thought was, that i would most definitely wear it, or at the very least, i think i would cut it down and mount it to items of clothing around areas where i would most likely be bit.
But after weighing the chainmail and wearing the full suit around for a few hours i began to think differently. The full suits weight is 25.6 pounds and begins to really hurt the shoulders after a few hours of use. I could maybe see myself throwing it on if i was over run, but as far as bugging out or for traveling purposes, i don't think its worth having.
Anyways, i would love to get your guys thoughts on this subject.
Nov 8 2011, 6:39 PM EST by
I don't kow if you are like catholic or something, but why do you pack this? In a bug out bag that is supposed to be lightweight???? I don't see the "usefulness" of this, and you could trransfer the telephone numbers on a normal piece of paper and laminate the paper so it becomes water-resistant.
Aug 18 2011, 4:26 PM EDT by
As odd as it may seem such a product does exist and so do lots of other curious toys to pass the time.
All ranging from olive drab to acu complete with pals webbing.
Strangely enough these toys are multi purposed and I wouldn't mind packing the frisbee/seat cushion or the hackey sac. Add the football/stuff bag and baseball and you have the entire set :)
All of these things are from Granite Tactical Gear. I thought i'd share this curious find.
Feel free to comment if you would be willing to carry one of these toys or add any other toys you may find :)
Aug 21 2010, 7:23 PM EDT by
I tried to draw an average persons size. All these items will quickly build up. Not even necessarily weight but bulk.
Feb 27 2010, 10:13 PM EST by
Zombie BOB Comparison
This was just to get an idea/give everyone else an idea about how things accumulate and build up. These BOB items are supposedly my "necessities" but I feel like if Z Day happened I would probably lose some of this stuff. Starting with the bed.
Feb 27 2010, 9:58 PM EST by
Feb 27 2010, 10:00 PM EST by
Could I be a survivor?
Height: 6 ft
Weight: about 130
Skills: I can cook. I can shoot (****, load, reload magazine, etc.), I'm no expert but I ain't an idiot. I can run really fast, but for far running I have to jog. I know how to drive very well. I speak 3 languages. I'm not exactly slim but I ain't buff. Very knowledged.
Do you think I can survive? Or should I just give up and spend time with my family?
Jan 9 2010, 10:50 PM EST by
RE:WHY ON A KILLING SPREE?
I'VE seen people saying "ah crap i dont have aenough guns!"
tHIS Problem is critical... nobody thought "Do we have enough food?"
NO!you have not that is why I'm asking you "CAN YOU REALLY CARRY 200SHOTGUN SHELLS?" tHATS about 20-25 pounds, so limit it,
MY CRAP ammo
1000.22s(they're exremly light and portable)
80 .240 bullets, this is fairly good
100 9mms This all together is about 5-10pounds. I'm mainly carrying medical supplies,food, ssurvival supplies,etc
So try carrying all of the gear you say you can, and reply with your results, oh and run aboout 1/3 of a mile within 45seconds with all your gear...
I can :)
Oct 1 2009, 4:58 AM EDT by
12 Gauge vs. 20 Gauge Shotgun
Question: Would a 20 gauge shotgun have enough stopping power to be worth using against zombies? I have a single barrel 20 gauge shotgun and a 12 gauge over and under shotgun at home. The problem with the 20 gauge is its not a 12 gauge, the problem with the 12 gauge is its a crap load heavier...
Jan 20 2009, 2:09 AM EST by