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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #400 on: August 11, 2008, 11:48:08 pm »
Heh. EVERYone knows that the end of the world always starts in the USA. It's be us helping you.

In the spirit of fun, let me divert your attention to a few films: 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, Shaun of the Dead....not to mention this:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4369891.stm

And the band, The Zombies as well

Most of the time its the US...but are you really safe?

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #401 on: August 12, 2008, 01:21:03 am »
Plate's heavy, hot, noisy, etc. You'd end up like a can of SPAM, ready to be peeled open and eaten by a zombie.

And a horse, at the best of times, is a slab of meat that weighs half a ton, and has been nowhere near sanity.

This, I reckon'd be good against zombies in close quarters. Just introduce it to the eye-sockets or temples:



If you are in close enough quarters that that is the optimum weapon for fightin' a zombie, then it would have been wiser to check the closet you've hidden in for zombies before gettin' in it.

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #402 on: August 12, 2008, 02:14:43 pm »
i think that it will be important to send armored expeditions to save our british friends. they are already at quite a disadvantage being stuck on a heavily populated island with very few guns.

I think you'll find that our national pastime is rioting and building weaponry out of junk.
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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #403 on: August 12, 2008, 02:26:36 pm »
Plumbing parts, can o' hairspray, spud (or, if you get a pipe narrow enough, ball-bearings) and you've got a good anti-zombie device.

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #404 on: August 12, 2008, 03:30:28 pm »
in my experience, if you use wadding, you can fire whatever you please

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #405 on: August 12, 2008, 03:58:08 pm »
Plumbing parts, can o' hairspray, spud (or, if you get a pipe narrow enough, ball-bearings) and you've got a good anti-zombie device.

Jeremy Clarkson did that and even he was impressed with the effect.
Just from 3 pieces of push fit plumbing.
Re-usable and with a good rate of fire.

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #406 on: August 12, 2008, 04:16:25 pm »
the trick is to find cheap hairspray.

or a teaspoonful of petrol.

though this can go horribly wrong.

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #407 on: August 12, 2008, 04:19:27 pm »
Too much propellant's as bad as too little. Except firier.

After the zombie apoclaypse though, we'll have no shortage of target practice. We could even cast lead ammunition for the things.

Well, I could, and it's hardly difficult to learn. Otherwise I wouldn't be doing it.

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #408 on: August 12, 2008, 04:22:13 pm »
how about a half brick in a sock?

or Molotov cocktails?

or a sharped spade?

or a sledgehammer?

or one of those new defenders driven at high speed?

I think we'd be pretty safe. or in giggles.

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #409 on: August 12, 2008, 04:24:51 pm »
Could go all Freeman-style and use a crowbar. It's be like a turkey shoot, with undead, brain-eating turkies.

Voltaire has some stuff to say on the matter: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_i7tqWMbUFU

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #410 on: August 12, 2008, 04:28:54 pm »
either way, I'm not going to be dressing up in Kevlar underwear and looking like a military surplus fairy, oh no, I'm going to be dressed in my best and giving the zombiekin what-for!

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« Reply #411 on: August 12, 2008, 04:40:10 pm »
Personally I think I would prefer the kevlar underware (I suspect I wouldn't look like the models on the Bladerunner catalogue though), but with a very smart suit over the top.
If nothing else to protect me from the occasional mis-fire from a row of the drainpipe bazookas

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #412 on: August 12, 2008, 05:17:28 pm »
Canvas clothing wouldn't be bad protection. Carharts, or cathgars.

Still... If I'm running the risk of my ultimate demise near every day, by god I'm going to be in my sunday best. This means some sort of mix between construction grade clothing, my kilt, big feckin' boots, mesh mask (Zombie droplets, you know. Don't want to catch the Death) and other bits I'm sure. Heh, probably hockey or rollerblading pads for the elbows and knees.
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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #413 on: August 12, 2008, 05:19:12 pm »
Personally I think I would prefer the kevlar underware (I suspect I wouldn't look like the models on the Bladerunner catalogue though), but with a very smart suit over the top.
If nothing else to protect me from the occasional mis-fire from a row of the drainpipe bazookas

it would chafe something unreal.

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #414 on: August 12, 2008, 06:11:22 pm »

or one of those new defenders driven at high speed?



Before you try that, make sure you fit a steering guard and heavy duty steering rods as a minimum. I'd suggest diff guards, tree sliders and a fuel tank guard too.

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #415 on: August 12, 2008, 06:36:28 pm »

or one of those new defenders driven at high speed?



Before you try that, make sure you fit a steering guard and heavy duty steering rods as a minimum. I'd suggest diff guards, tree sliders and a fuel tank guard too.

Agreed

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #416 on: August 12, 2008, 08:55:05 pm »
This line of conversation leads me to believe that should the zombies breakout in Britain, you bulldogs will be able to hold out plenty long. But not so long as to leave us nothing to help explode by the time we get across the Atlantic.

Also, while Kevlar briefs or boxers would not be very comfortable, a Kevlar cod-piece should work with a bit of lining.

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #417 on: August 13, 2008, 02:43:17 am »
You yanks always have to save the world, don'tcha?  :P

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #418 on: August 13, 2008, 02:55:04 am »
Well if everyone would stop making such a mess of it. And if saving the world requires blowing stuff up, that's one thing we are particularly good at, you must admit.

Besides, it's easier than fixing our own country.

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #419 on: August 13, 2008, 10:58:29 am »
Well if everyone would stop making such a mess of it.

lol  :D



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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #420 on: August 13, 2008, 07:20:42 pm »
Well I can't well argue with that, can I? :D

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #421 on: August 13, 2008, 08:49:23 pm »

or one of those new defenders driven at high speed?


Before you try that, make sure you fit a steering guard and heavy duty steering rods as a minimum. I'd suggest diff guards, tree sliders and a fuel tank guard too.

Agreed

I concur.

Although I'd also add the following:
Heavy duty (steel) bumpers and "nudge bars"
High level air intakes (to stop zombie grot from coming through the vents)
Interior mounted steel mesh armour on all windows - to prevent a broken window from allowing zombie ingress
Public Order Vehicle drop down steel mesh armour that can be lowered over the windscreen (ditto)
Interior roll cages.
Front and rear winches.

And if I could get hold of some firearms...
Gun ports in doors for passenger use.

And hey, why not add that door sill mounted flamethrower the south africans came up with a few year back. Just in case the buggers surround the vehicle.

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #422 on: August 13, 2008, 09:36:03 pm »
Because then the zombies remain, however they're on fire as well.

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #423 on: August 13, 2008, 09:47:14 pm »
I wouldn't bother with multiple winches, as they'll add a lot of weight. Exterior roll cage will be a better idea too - takes up less space inside and you could weld the protective mesh to it.

Do not ignore the Discovery 1 or older Range Rover - both have the heart of a Defender and in a crisis are likely to be easier to find. Joe Q Public will be trying to grab Defenders and ignoring the others. Just junk the towbar (fit a removable one) and move the steering damper to a safer location. I'd just fit mud tyres, maybe a winch, external rollcage, some more underbody protection and my largest CB aerial to what I already have.

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Re: Zombie defense/survival
« Reply #424 on: August 13, 2008, 10:29:34 pm »
or just nick a bloody tank.

remember, everyone else is a zombie, there is no competition!