It’s interesting how often while reading or watching apocalyptic fiction, the characters revert back to simpler, often out-dated, weaponry. Not just because bows and arrows are cool. But, so are swords. I mean, who doesn’t want to walk around with a sword on their belt? Fight scenes look awesome, too. Just watch Star Wars if you don’t believe me.
The big thing in bow hunting has become the crossbow. And why not? They’re super cool. You have reusable ammo (cost efficient), easy of use, and they’re fun. Plus, they’ll come in handy during the zombie apocalypse.
So, maybe you don’t have the time to train to use a traditional bow and arrow, don’t want to spend money on bullets for traditional firearms, and don’t want to worry about finding bullets in the wild…well, look no further.
The best thing about swords? No ammo to collect or reuse. Just keep that blade sharp (be wary of frost) and remember to always, always keep the pointy end toward your opponent.
But what if you want to amp up the cool factor? Really scare the life back into the undead? Crossbows are great, certainly. And swords a lot of fun. Of course, with a little ingenuity, you can combine medieval weapons with modern ones.
Obviously super impractical. The sword probably won’t fly far, the draw length and weight are minimal, but the concept is quite awesome. Three ways to kill your opponent? Yes please!
- At close range in a sword fight.
- At distance with the rifle.
- From a slight distance away, with a flung sword.
Of course, you might get better results by throwing the sword.
So, in conclusion, the best way to prep for the future is to learn how to fight from the past. You’ll thank me later.