Crowbars are light to swing and fit in belt loops easily if you need both hands free for a moment. If you come to a door or some sort of barrier that you need propped open, you can use a crowbar for its literal purpose and get back to using it as a weapon afterward.
You’ll also never run out of gas like you would with a car and can easily carry your transportation around, unlike with a bicycle. Any bladed weapon could help pick through a wooded area, but a machete is designed to chop through trees.
Both ends provide different uses for killing zombies, whether you need to bludgeon or slice straight into their heads. Read more: Billie Eilish and Billie Joe Armstrong are rocking living room benefit sets Flamethrower Let’s be real: A flamethrower is ridiculously stupid to use in almost any situation.
On top of that, you’re setting zombies aflame as they march toward you, meaning you’re forcing more danger on yourself. Sure, it seems like a good way to mow through a crowd, but one wrong step and the blade is being pushed onto you instead.
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With everything from a real machete and packaged Twinkies included in this kit, you’ll have everything you need to travel light while eliminating the local zombie threat. This seemingly unassuming walking aid boasts a durable all black heat treated frame that conceals a razor sharp blade that is big enough to scare off virtually anyone.
This unique weapon features an ultra-stiff, split limb design for exceptional power and durability, in addition to an adjustable vertical grip that allows for better accuracy. This handmade sword is forged from spring steel, hardened for added durability, and sharpened to a razor sharp edge.
If the razor sharp axe head doesn’t get them the first time around, the spiked brass knuckles built into the handle will surely finish the job. Give yourself a fighting chance in an emergency situation by making sure the all-purpose survival tool is at your side.
It comes with a shock absorbing grip and features a multitude of tools such as a curved axe, spanner, hammer, tire chain hook, and many more. Forged from steel and outfitted with a non-slip rubber grip, the hammer’s distinct form allows it to be used for a wide range of jobs.
With these tactical firearm axe heads you can quickly transition from ranged attacks to direct zombie decapitating action. Crafted from heat treated hardened steel, this ultra functional tool combines a full tang crowbar with a 6 blade tomahawk, a nail puller, and a hammer head.
There is no one-size-fits-all zombie apocalypse weapon, so let's have a little fun with this list and help find a solution that will work for you! The stress of close-quarters combat necessitates a shotgun to allow for the enormous margin of error required actually to hit your target.
For the first week of the apocalypse, a crossbow may seem a strange choice for defending against trouble. The crossbow is an accurate weapon and is the perfect option when silent kills are required.
They are far easier to master than the traditional bow and are a sustainable option for the zombie apocalypse. If you have watched The Walking Dead, then you have seen Daryl use his crossbow to kill a lot of Zombies.
Overall, crossbows are great weapons if you are firing from a position at your advantage (such as rooftops or windows). When used with the correct amount of force, an axe can break down most body parts and barricades.
However, a misplaced blow can leave defenseless as you cannot easily stop or change your swing. Wooden bats are the most traditional but are the easiest to break in just a short period of time.
However, you may start seeing dents after continuous use, and they also give off uncomfortable vibrations after every hit. However, it requires a significant amount of upper body strength, especially if you choose to carry the lighter type.
Its curved blade was specifically made to make clean cuts through its target. It doesn’t give you the same amount of distance as the shotgun or crossbow, but the right strike will definitely let you cut through a zombie with no issues.
If you are unsure of your skill in wielding this weapon, you can handle it like a knife and attack the zombie in a stabbing motion aiming at the bottom of its jaw and upward to the base of its skull. Having a handgun that is easily accessible to you is as important as having a long gun (such as a shotgun) to give you the benefit of distance.
A semi-automatic handgun, for example, gives you a readily accessible secondary option for offense while still providing you with a safe distance from your target. A second option is beneficial in case your primary weapon malfunctions or runs out of ammunition.
You can easily and quickly draw and reload a handgun in emergency scenarios. It is used to cut wood, thick vegetation, rainforest undergrowth, and meat.
Depending on your strength and the blade’s sharpness, it can take you one or several swings to cut through a zombie’s skull. Using both hands to hold the machete and place your strike will provide additional force and control.
Apply a twisting force to cause rotation and aim at the neck or spine to decapitate zombies. You can use it to fight off zombies at night and cut through wood or barriers during the day.
Continuous sharpening may be needed to maintain the machete’s usability for weeks and months. The advantage a long range weapon gives you are that it allows you to maintain a good distance from zombies.
Maintain a strong and sturdy core base, then swing the weapon all the way back and smash it on the head or neck of a zombie. The best thing about sledgehammers is that you wouldn’t need to worry about dulling them out nor sharpening them frequently.
Once you make a quick and hard swing on zombies that come your way, the hatchet’s sharp blades will finish them off. If your hatchet gets stuck on the skull, make a strong front kick, and immediately go back to your defense position in case a second swing is required or another target is starting to come your way.
Remember to consistently sharpen your hatchet’s blade to keep it in good shape. A cleaving saw is designed for cutting big trenches in wood.
It has a single blade about one inch thick and a sealed guard that makes sure no zombie blood or skin gets inside the machinery. Aside from that, only a minimal portion of the saw is exposed and the serration of the blade is opposite of you.
In the end, knowledge and preparedness will give you peace of mind knowing you can protect yourself whatever happens. Though much debate could be done about the fine-grained specifics regarding individual models, there is no weapon more suitable to a wide variety of situations than an autoloading magazine-fed rifle.
Able to be loaded and readied quickly, and capable of providing sustained, accurate fire from arm's length out to standoff ranges at a rate as rapidly as the shooter can comfortably acquire targets, this sort of weapon would prove useful in nearly all survival situations, ranging from hunting and taking small and large game to defending oneself against other humans, and everything in between. With operating characteristics similar to its larger cousins, a sidearm provides the shooter with an immediately accessible secondary offensive option or reliable defensive choice that maintains a safe distance from the target in the event that their primary firearm runs dry on ammunition, malfunctions, or otherwise fails.
Such a weapon can be easily drawn and quickly reloaded, and ensures that barring some extraordinary circumstance, the shooter will always be armed. Some manner of crossbow would likely be as valuable as any firearm, and would provide a survivor with a means of eliminating single targets with a degree of subtlety not afforded by other ranged weaponry.
Aimed in a manner similar to a rifle, crossbows would prove much easier for most individuals to accustom themselves to, especially those who already possess experience in handling long guns. It can easily be seen that a decent melee implement could be a valuable last-ditch defensive tool in the event that all other means are out of reach, or if all ammunition has been expended, or in the case that a single target must be eliminated relatively quietly.
While not the most immediately deadly weapon on the face of things, a heavy, reinforced machete or similar one-handed, bladed melee weapon has the capability of not only killing provided the user can deliver a sharp blow to the head, but can easily disable humanoid attackers, which generally requires less thoroughness and energy. Baseball bats or other sports equipment of similar construction could represent an easily-accessible and inconspicuous means of defense and attack.
Even heavy wooden implements can develop cracks after only a relatively few solid impacts and break, while their aluminum counterparts can be just as vulnerable to damage, bending and deforming in short order. Crowbars offer great utility to a survivor, enabling their user to force doors or destroy their facings, pry open containers, easily shatter most glass, and effect other means of surreptitious entry, but they also represent a decent last-ditch melee option.
Jason Cloning er is a conservative writer, U.S. Navy & Army veteran, business owner, husband of 17 years, father, 2A supporter, & patriot. Being presented with having to survive a barren version of our world today, with most of the population dead, food and water supplies scarce, and having to deal with the threat of being killed by zombies, seems pretty far fetched to most Americans.
However, if you remove the zombies from the equation, the rest of it is definitely a possibility in a land that was impacted by severe disasters. If you throw in a nuclear winter, a massive volcanic eruption in Yellow Stone Park, an outbreak of a world ending virus, or a biological attack from terrorists, you could potentially find yourself in a situation where there are massive casualties of Americans, our infrastructure is impacted at a devastating level, and our ability to access food and water could be severely limited or destroyed altogether.
In these situations, while there may or may not be zombies, you can guarantee that hostile persons may be looking to steal your family's food, water, or even lives. You are also more likely to run out of food and water for your family, and having to face the possibility of starvation or dehydration.
Disaster preparedness is something that Americans have truly become complacent with, being at their lowest levels since the end of the Cold War. Do your research, work together with friends and family to ensure that your list is accurate and that your estimate amounts of supplies are sufficient.
It is almost guaranteed that at some point of the disaster, you and your family will be presented with a situation where other people will try to steal from you. Criminals will still exist during these emergencies, and they will do anything to get what they want, but even your average and unprepared persons will do desperate things when faced with death by starvation or dehydration.
I can carry a lot of 5.56 ammunition, which has excellent ballistics regarding effective range, velocity, and penetration. The 5.56 mm round is perfect for hunting small and medium game and can be used to engage persons trying to attack you and your family.
Throw in the .300 Blackout round configuration as a bonus, and you have a highly superior hunting and enemy engagement weapons platform. One of the most innovative shotgun designs to date, the DP-12 allows you to rapidly fire 16 rounds down range towards your target(s).
With top, side, and bottom Pica tinny rail system options, it allows you to customize the tactical configuration to your liking. With the ability for each KSG-25 in your arsenal to be custom configured with various projectiles, it becomes a very valuable hunting and tactical weapon platform.
The KG platform also includes a patented downward ejection system, which allows for ambidextrous use and doesn't shoot expended shells towards the person to your left or right. Whether you are hunting deer, or fending off a multitude of zombies, you will find that this weapon system is a gift that just keeps on giving.
When a family is protecting its home, property, or itself when mobile from one place to another, you need a versatility in weapons platforms. If you've ever seen or shot the Thompson sub-machine gun, you know just how difficult it was to control a fully automatic weapon system firing .45 ACP.
This platform, due to its patented Super-V Recoil Mitigation System, the force of the bolt's action and the explosion from the firing of the round no long drives the barrel up. The motion of the bolt instead is pushed downward towards the grip, allowing someone with a strong firing stance to fire the entire magazine, fully automatic, and place all the rounds in the tightest pattern they've ever placed on any other fully automatic platform at that speed.
With such tight shot placement of that many .45 caliber rounds, in such a short amount of time, the Kris's Vector delivers enough highly lethal energy and mass to knock multiple large male zombies (even if they're wearing body armor) into next week. Even if you have the semi-automatic model of the Kris's Vector in your arsenal, you're truly looking at a highly capable defensive weapon to keep zombies at bay while rounds are being reloaded for those carrying the above mentioned shotguns.
The GP100's weight and six-inch barrel, makes it one of the best firing revolvers of the .357 round in existence, and greatly minimizes recoil for any size of shooter. Another good sidearm secondary to draw from a thigh holster, the sound of it firing alone is enough to make any zombies to think twice before trying to harm anyone, or further engage anyone, in your family.
Many of us military service members have trained on, shot, and spent a multitude of hours cleaning this weapon system. They can all verify for you the effectiveness of this platform to pin down enemy aggressors down range and to provide your team with adequate cover while they shoot, move, and communicate.
The civilian version of this weapon system is only semi-automatic, requiring a trigger squeeze for each round to be fired. However, proper training with this platform enables you to accurately place rapid fire of 5.56 ammunition down range, engaging multiple targets, and allowing your family proper covering fire while they seek cover, engage, or relocate to better positioning.
I suggest carrying multiple belt drums, along with several backup 30 round magazines, if you're mobile. It utilizes the .338 Lap Mag cartridge, which has amazing stopping power and superior ballistics to other high caliber rifles.
The patented carbon fiber wrapped match grade barrel, custom carbon fiber stock, recoil lug, 20 MOA rails, Time trigger, Pathway recoil pad, and their 1/2 MOA accuracy guarantee, you are getting one of the most accurate shooting systems on the plant, weighing a fraction of other platforms, which has a proven durability. Whether you are using it to hunt large game, or using it to fend off zombies that are wandering into your safety perimeter around your secured location, you won't find a better tool to engage targets from a safe distance.
With the weapon weighing around 5 lbs less than most other .338 platforms, a muzzle break is an absolute must in order to keep from shooting the rifle being extremely painful. It has made appearances in numerous movies, and has become a proven weapon system to members of the United States Military.
The weapons are pricey, but come with M1913 steel optics rail, 10 round magazines, dual barrel springs, a lightweight quick detachable iPod, 20" or 29" fluted barrel, fully chromed chamber and bore, high efficiency muzzle break, upper conversion kit for the .416 Barrel round, and a custom fit Pelican hard case. However, you can buy their Red Ball 20 round magazines to increase your effective capacity.