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19 March 2013 - 11:19 AMFarmer for the following reasons. (Gardener, not so much)
1: All the farmers around here have guns and know how to shoot.
2: They won't be squeamish. Farmers by their nature can't be afraid to get their hands dirty, and if you have ever worked on a farm during lambing season, that shit is not pretty. Having to deal with sick and dying animals regularly hardens the soul a little. (Nurse was a close second for this reason + the obvious)
3: Farmers, around here at least tend to be jack of all trades themselves. They don't stop everything just because something breaks, they often find ways to jury rig and fix things themselves. Your crops won't stop growing and wait for you to get that new part.
I'm looking at this from the point of me having to roll with this person indefinitely. Farmers are used to getting things done when they need to be done. Lazy farmers don't last very long.
The least useful for me would be carpenter. A lot of the things that they can make and build such as housing, doors, cabinets etc I could also do, to a very, very poor standard, but functionally it would work. Look awful, and not last as long, but it would work.
07 January 2013 - 05:09 PMWell personally for the UK/Ireland I know that shotgun would be the most common followed by .22LR, anything else would be fairly few and far between and probably burned through relatively quickly. I would go for .22LR. Even the magazine's are limited here and no semi auto.
Doesn't exactly leave a lot of choice.
There would be a fair bit of rifle rounds such as 308. floating about, but still by no means common. Literally the only people in this country with such firearms and rounds are people who can prove to the govt that they regularly hunt and as such require the firearm, or are members of a shooting club. Rifle clubs are few and far between. Hunters are marginally more common, but if anyone is going to survive the apocalypse intact and with their ammo and firearms, hunters/stalkers as a group are probably going to be it.
29 October 2012 - 11:41 PM
29 October 2012 - 11:13 PMWithout circulation I would say they would either freeze solid or at least have vastly reduced mobility.
Without circulation, technically, they wouldn't be able to move regardless of weather. I've thought about it a fair bit, and decided that the only way zombies are viable at all (and still a long lasting threat rather than pandemic) is if they are:
A:) Supernatural and therefore need no explanation.
B:) Infected with some sort of alien (not extraterrestrial, alien as in unknown) parasite/virus/bacteria that some how manages to use either fusion or fission of the local atoms to create energy, or uses some unknown energy source to actually run the cells and move the muscles.
C:) They are infected with a "rage virus" which rather than making them zombies, just makes them very very angry to the point of killing anyone they see, but still leaving them enough faculties to keep warm, wear clothes and eat/drink. Would also be helpful if they could recognise their own ilk, otherwise they would just go around killing each other until there was only one left -_-
Side note: Though none of these are likely by any means, C: is at least slightly viable. I base this on how people react in stampede situations and also how people sometimes just snap(we all have it in us). It is conceivable that a virus or even parasite that infects the brain and alters human behaviour to the point of being dangerous is a reality. There are many well documented cases of parasites infecting various species and changing their brain chemistry in such a way as to ensure the destruction of the subject and the infection of as many new subjects as possible. One I know infects humans though is apparently harmless in most cases (Toxoplasma gondii). It's not without the realms of possibility that such an organism could be genetically modified to create certain behaviours from infected subjects.
I just found this really cool video actually. But yeah, anyway point is it happens in nature a certain way, could happen to us. Unlikely, but could happen.
29 October 2012 - 10:33 PMHow would you rate a Garand as a bug out or zombie weapon? I am considering buying one from CMP. I would be buying it with about 10-15 clips and 200 rounds of ammo. Granted its a heavier weapon but its battle tested and I want one for collection value. Please don't tell me to go out and get an AR because I really do not want one.
It would definitely be a solid gun, a good choice in my opinion, but that's just my opinion, for what it's worth.
I would suggest looking at maybe getting something similar but more modern, something along the lines of an m14, or FN FAL, I heard that H&K make an excellent G3.
The M-14 was I believe the successor to the garand, correct me if I'm wrong. But it seems to offer everything and then some. I'm not sure what the cost of the item and ammo is, but if prices were similar I would definitely go with the M-14. But again that's just me. One thing those guns don't offer is the history that comes with it. If you can get a genuine garand with matching serials for a good price, that's a nice gun to have regardless.
Again, check the comparative prices and cost/availability of ammo.
Might just be the beer, but seems like all the weapons they made in the 50's/60's era were made for some serious zombie ass kicking. Which I suppose makes sense considering the kind of warfare that went on in the preceding decades.
Hope that helps :) Let me know what you go for either way.
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