What Do You Do When You Run Out Of Bullets In A Zombie Apocalypse?

23 Oct

The head shot. We all know it’s the key to killing zombies, but sooner or later you’re going to run out of bullets; then what will you do? You could get up close and personal, and smash their heads in with that old favourite, the baseball bat, but that involves a high risk of getting bitten and it should always be a last resort.

You could try using a bow and arrow, or a crossbow, but they’re not exactly common so it’s unlikely you’ll find one just lying around. So what other options do you have? Well, how about using a toilet brush gun? Yes, you heard me right, toilet brush gun!

You might think I’m joking here, but I’m not. There’s a guy called Joerg Sprave who has created a revolver out of nothing more than bits of wood and rubber hose which can fire four slightly-modified toilet brushes in rapid succession with more than enough force and accuracy to kill a marauding zombie from a nice safe distance. And it’s almost completely silent too so the zombie won’t even hear it coming (and, more importantly, nor will it’s friends). If you don’t believe me, you can check out the video below.

This isn’t the only type of gun that Joerg has created using the basic principles of the slingshot. He’s also built a machine gun which can fire 32 rounds in five second, and what does it use as ammo? The humble HB pencil! It’s not exactly portable, but it’s pretty impressive.

If you don’t happen to have any pencils or toilet brushes, you could just make a gun which fires machetes! This means you can safely kill zombies with your faithful blade without having to get too close.

Or you could fire chainsaws!

So what’s the point I’m trying to make here? Well, I think there’s two important take home message here: Firstly, the humble slingshot is a greatly overlooked weapon when considering what weaponry would be useful in zombie apocalypse. They’re simple, they’re silent, they’re easy to make, and, with a bit of ingenuity, you can turn almost anything into a lethal projectiles. Secondly, if there’s ever a zombie apocalypse, I’d want Joerg Sprave on my survival team!

From the author of For Those In Peril On The Sea, a tale of post-apocalyptic survival in a world where zombie-like infected rule the land and all the last few human survivors can do is stay on their boats and try to survive. Now available in print and as a Kindle ebook. Click here or visit www.forthoseinperil.net to find out more. To download a preview of the first three chapters, click here.

To read the Foreword Clarion Review of For Those In Peril On The Sea (where it scored five stars out of five) click here.


3 Responses to “What Do You Do When You Run Out Of Bullets In A Zombie Apocalypse?”

  1. jokelly65 24/10/2013 at 02:52 #

    a sling shot or a Sling using lug nuts as the bullet. millions of cars laying around equals tens of millions of lug nuts LOL

    • cmdrysdale 24/10/2013 at 08:56 #

      Now that’s a great idea. As you say, there’s almost an unlimited supply of lug nuts!


  1. Six Uses For Duct Tape In A Zombie Apocalypse | Colin M. Drysdale - 30/10/2013

    […] one who sees how useful it could be. Joerg Sprave (he of the toilet brush gun which featured in a post last week) thinks so too, and he’s posted a nice little video titled How To Weaponise Duct Tape on his […]

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