While the list of five weapons I posted is all well and good if you can get your hands on them, what if you can’t? This is a companion list, detailing five common household items that can be used in an emergency as an anti-zombie weapon. You probably won’t have all five in your home, but I tried to make it so everyone has at least one.
Lob Wedge: 35”, 4.1 lbs. Steel handle.
Cast-iron Skillet: 18”, 8.5 lbs. 12” diameter.
Fire Axe: 36”, 4.9 lbs. Wood handle.
Fire Poker: 43”, 3 lbs. Wrought iron.
Baseball Bat: 34”, 1.9 lbs. Ash.
Now, I was going to make this a comparison list, like the first one, but they ended up all scoring 3.8 out of 5 on the scale I made for them. So, I’ll give you a few more tips to make up for the lack of a cool list.
Tip #1) Wear leather.
Zombies aren’t smart. And they aren’t animals, either. Which makes them much less dangerous than one might imagine, IF, and this is a very big if, you avoid getting contaminated by them. Wear leather. A leather jacket and leather gloves will keep the stray swipe that gets past your guard from being lethal.
Tip #2) Shields are good.
Same principle as the leather. The only true weapon a zombie has is the infection. If you have a large, flat piece of metal or wood between you and it, it can’t touch you.
And tip #3) Buddy up.
Most theories go with the assumption that zombies don’t sleep. You do. If you’re asleep, you won’t hear the shuffling feet and you’ll be zombie food. Find a partner. Sleep in shifts.
Depending on how things work out, I may be writing a book on zombie survival. Leave a comment below or like and share this post if you’d be interested in said book.