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post #5401 of 8099 Old 09-05-2013, 11:27 AM
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I was wondering if there would ever be an evil dead reference. Just for that, you also now need to include an s-mart special boom stick.

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A good Fiskars axe will serve you well on the trail , and it doesnt take up as much hard to come by space .

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A good Fiskars axe will serve you well on the trail , and it doesnt take up as much hard to come by space .
I second that recommendation. I've got the middle sized one and it fits perfectly across my passenger side wheel well.
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Cons of a chainsaw - you have to carry 2-cycle fuel and bar oil which will limit functionality... and you have the risk of potentially messy, hazmat spills in the back ...
Unless you carry an electric one - then you only need a ac/dc converter, bar oil, and a 100' extension cord. (And sucks to be you if whatever you want to cut is 102' away)

I'll throw a vote in for Fiskars Axe as well. possibly coupled with one of their brush-hook machete blades for scrub cleaning and dual-wielding zombie dispatching.

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My vote is for a large battery operated reciprocating saw, in my case the Hilti variety. Relatively lightweight, no liquid fuel to carry, blades up to 14 inches that will cut basically anything even if you have to go at it from both sides, a couple extra blades/Batts and a charger and you're good to go, charging no issue since you will already have your inverter on board
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Your other option is to cut down the tallest tree in the woods with a herring.

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And then bring me a shrubbery!
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Your other option is to cut down the tallest tree in the woods with a herring.
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He should just stay in bed in the mornings. Waking up is too much work already.

I keep a hatchet in my jeep for collecting firewood. It's more work, but were talking about wasteland survival, not backyard convenience. I assume storage room is limited, yes? Plus, a hatchet/axe makes a good zombie killing weapon. Remember, blades don't need reloading.
I have a tomahawk, could cut wood or a zombies skull.
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I have a tomahawk, could cut wood or a zombies skull.
Why not a tomahawk AND an axe? I have both. And a very heavy-duty crowbar
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How about a flame thrower, I think there not represented enough. Just think about it the ability to torch anything and everything in your way. My favorite weapon on Farcry3
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How about a flame thrower, I think there not represented enough. Just think about it the ability to torch anything and everything in your way. My favorite weapon on Farcry3
But it's a horrible zombie killing weapon. If you set a zombie on fire you've only made it more dangerous!
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How about the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch? It's a one-shot deal, but it took care of that nasty rabbit...
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When it rains it pours; I got in 27 hours in two days, which is good for the bank account and bad for pretty much everything else. I do apologize for the lack of attention or updates, but keeping the lights on at Muppet Labs is starting to be a full-time job in and of itself. Time to address a few comments:

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You will need firewood, who wants to cut it with an Axe. Thats to much work already with the chainsaw.
Solid point, but there are other things that can also be cut with axes. Ghouls, zombie-like things, doors that are on fire, treacherous sidekicks, demon-possessed appliances...you know, the normal stuff.

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I keep a hatchet in my jeep for collecting firewood. It's more work, but were talking about wasteland survival, not backyard convenience. I assume storage room is limited, yes? Plus, a hatchet/axe makes a good zombie killing weapon. Remember, blades don't need reloading.
Now this is sensible; I was really debating on whether or not the baby chainsaw was still taking up too much room, but when I think on the number of places an axe can be tucked out of the way and secured, the balance gets tipped severely in its favor. Also, there's the gas/oil/spare chains issue, and all an axe really needs is a good sharpening stone every once in awhile. Okay, decision made.

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I was wondering if there would ever be an evil dead reference. Just for that, you also now need to include an s-mart special boom stick.
You'd be surprised, perhaps, at how much I love a 12-gauge shotgun for nearly everything; it's hard to find a more versatile weapon that's still affordable, economical to shoot and easy to feed if you're scrounging up ammunition. I don't think I'd go with the S-Mart double because doubles are for small birds, frosty mornings and gentlemanly outings...but a solid M590 with a few improvements could easily tempt me. I'd even back away from the AR platform if I only could choose one or the other to carry.

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I second that recommendation. I've got the middle sized one and it fits perfectly across my passenger side wheel well.
Here's the funny part; I've already got one of those...and it's a pretty good axe, across the board. The only things I haven't liked are that it seems to need touching-up a bit more often than a couple of other axes that I've used, and that the molded head of the handle is prone to catching on wood if you're splitting logs...but I think they've reshaped the heads on the newest ones to take care of that problem. I've used the 24" model for a couple of seasons as a small splitting axe, and if I had to choose I'd get one that is a couple of inches longer; an axe of that size is still easy to store and the extra handle length imparts a LOT more force into the swing. 28" would be perfect, and 36" too long.

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Cons of a chainsaw - you have to carry 2-cycle fuel and bar oil which will limit functionality... and you have the risk of potentially messy, hazmat spills in the back ...
Unless you carry an electric one - then you only need a ac/dc converter, bar oil, and a 100' extension cord. (And sucks to be you if whatever you want to cut is 102' away)
I've got a baby Stihl that we short-barred - 14" - that's awesomely light and fun to use, but it still takes lots of oil and fuel and they are a pain to store unless they're tied down. I've taken to putting a milk crate in the back when I need to carry the saw somewhere...and come to think of it, that takes up a lot of room, too. What the f*** was I thinking?

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I'll throw a vote in for Fiskars Axe as well. possibly coupled with one of their brush-hook machete blades for scrub cleaning and dual-wielding zombie dispatching.
Machetes don't have a lot of use outside of tropical zones because they don't cut hard material nearly as well as axes; their limit on most fibrous or tough materials is about 2" or so. Softer vegetation or tissue is where they really shine, which is what makes them invaluable for hacking up the undead...pending that you can put enough force into the strike to have it cleanly cleave a bone. I, however, would hope that I don't have to get quite that close to the unnaturally-reanimated...but that little brush-hook machete-like-thing that Fiskars makes is pretty interesting; I'll have to take a look at that and see what I think.

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My vote is for a large battery operated reciprocating saw, in my case the Hilti variety. Relatively lightweight, no liquid fuel to carry, blades up to 14 inches that will cut basically anything even if you have to go at it from both sides, a couple extra blades/Batts and a charger and you're good to go, charging no issue since you will already have your inverter on board
I've been wanting to get an inverter installed for a LONG time for a variety of reasons...and Hilti does make some awesome stuff, for sure. I think I'm right back at the size of a chainsaw with all of that equipment, though it wouldn't require the liquid fuels, as you point out.

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And then bring me a shrubbery!
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Why not a tomahawk AND an axe? I have both. And a very heavy-duty crowbar
Hey, I've got all of those things, too!

The small hatchets are pretty sweet; I have a 14" model that makes short work of most anything to which I apply it, and historically-speaking, personal-sized axes proliferated on this continent to a much greater degree than larger blades for some very sensible reasons.

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How about a flame thrower, I think there not represented enough. Just think about it the ability to torch anything and everything in your way. My favorite weapon on Farcry3
I'm on board with this because I like setting things on fire; I can't afford the fuel to run a flame thrower, but that's a problem for another time.

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But it's a horrible zombie killing weapon. If you set a zombie on fire you've only made it more dangerous!
Also a solid point, except that you get to set a zombie on fire...which is a phrase so totally covered in awesome that it outweighs the risk inherent.

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How about the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch? It's a one-shot deal, but it took care of that nasty rabbit...
That would work, if I could count to three.

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