Zombie Weapons 101

“Kill the brain, and you kill the ghoul”.

Killing Zombies
Choosing the right weapon for an Apocalypse

How to Kill a Zombie.
Zombies are extremely difficult to kill especially as they are already considered dead. The brain must be destroyed. This can be achieved through a variety of methods such as striking or shots to the head, fire, explosive devices or running it over with a large vehicle. Z.I.C has compiled a suitable list of anti zombie weapons.

Choose your weapon.
There are several factors to consider in choosing your weapon/s. Weight of the weapon will become an issue if you have to run from zombies. Weapons that rely on ammo or fuel will need to be refueled. A low noise profile will keep you from attracting nearby zombies or other humans potentially competitive for resources. Weapons need to be durable so that they will remain effective through the duration of an epidemic that may last for years. Also consider whether or not you will be able to repair the weapon. Z.I.C recommends becoming familiar with zombie weapons prior to an outbreak. Don’t leave it till the last minute to prepare.

The machete is often described as a classic essential in your weapons collection.

The Machete.
The fundamental weapon in the event of a zombie apocalypse is the machete. In tropical and subtropical countries, the machete is frequently used to cut through rain-forest undergrowth and for agricultural purposes (e.g. cutting sugar cane). It is in common use around the world for such household tasks as cutting large foodstuffs into pieces—much as a cleaver —or to perform crude cutting tasks such as making simple wooden handles for other tools. It is also common to see people using machetes for their odd jobs such as splitting open coconuts, working the lawns, clearing brush, shaving, or other related activities.

As a weapon the machete is ideal for zombie uprisings and can be used in a sword or axe like manner. The primary method for killing a zombie (although they are already dead) is by decapitation.

The crossbow
The crossbow.

The Crossbow.
A crossbow is a weapon consisting of a bow mounted on a stock that shoots projectiles, often called bolts or quarrels. Crossbows exist in different variants. One way to classify them is the acceleration system, while another is the size and energy, degree of automation or projectiles. Very light crossbows can be drawn by hand, but heavier types need the help of mechanical devices.The smallest crossbows are pistol crossbows. Others are simple long stocks with the crossbow mounted on them. The arrow-like projectiles of a crossbow are called bolts. These are much shorter than arrows, but can be several times heavier. Crossbows can also be adapted to shoot lead bullets or stones, in which case they are called stone-bows. Crossbows can also be used to hunt unaffected wildlife making them ideal in a post apocalypse.

Robust Vehicles, the larger the better.

Vehicles can be used by running over a Zombie, however the larger the vehicle, the more effective it will be. Tanks, trucks and other rugged SUV’s prepared for a post apocalyptic environment are suitable.

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