November 16, 2014 by joshfarr
So what’s your weapon of choice come the zombie apocalypse? Guns? Baseball bats? Maybe a huge electrified katana? Well this guy, Joerg Sprave and his YouTube channel “The Slingshot Channel” have some different ideas that may just make you rethink your weapon selection.
The first video in question involves a sizeable crossbow and a… wait for it, toilet brush? Yep, this dude has turned a toilet brush into the bane of all undead. With a few modifications this common household item turns into a deadly crossbow bolt. Watch and see 🙂
Cool right? Silent, accurate, deadly and with ammo in just about every home, supermarket, convenience store and so on, you’re never going to be low on bolts. That is as long as you aren’t half bad at making stuff, which if you want to survive the zombie apocalypse is a pretty important skill to have.
The next video shows you a pretty cool defense system for if you’re holed up in a building that has roof access, or as the case may be, just plain old trapped on a roof. Again, you’ll need to be pretty adept at making stuff and you’d probably want to find a way to engineer this to be disassembled and reassembled quickly in case of emergency, as this slingshot ain’t exactly gonna fit in your awesome galaxy print backpack that’s recommended in the NOTLD Z Handbook. It’s cool nonetheless though 🙂
So as you can see, this deadly artillery system will silently stop those shamblers in their tracks before they even know what hit ’em! Since it’s a slingshot, you don’t have to be restricted to steel ball bearings either; Rocks, paperweights, basically anything roundish and heavy will do the trick. Hell, if you’re feeling adventurous you could even make a pipe bomb, light the fuse, lob it into a crowd of walkers and watch the fireworks! The possibilities are endless, survivors 🙂
If you enjoyed these videos you should definitely take a look at Joerg’s channel as he has heaps of other clips of him making awesome weapons that are silent, but efficient. As a side note readers, please, pleeease don’t try this stuff at home unless you actually do find your neighbourhood set upon by the walking undead. These things are classed as weapons and you could get in a lot of trouble for possessing them without proper authority if you do decide to have a shot at making them.
That being said, seeya in the wasteland!