shiddymunkie wrote:foxx wrote:foxx wrote:AUA wrote:IMO, the melee weapons of choice in a zombie apocalypse would be some sort of durable yet lightweight staff-type item (baseball bat, hockey stick, and the like).
My reasoning behind this is because in practical terms, zombies will always (ALWAYS) outnumber survivors, and killing should only be done if necessary. The idea behind the staff-type weapon is that it increases your available options when it comes to taking down (not killing) zombies; instead of investing energy into killing zombies, you use the weapon strictly defensively.
While I understand the wisdom of avoiding zombies whenever possible, I don't see this as an infallible truth. A zombie apocalypse is not a problem that will resolve itself with time, in fact, it will get exponentially worse with time. With this in mind, doing nothing but laying low will only help you in the short run. In the long run, it will almost certainly be your doom.
Personally, I'd rather go on the offensive and proactively clear my local area of the walking dead. While this should be done smartly and with extreme caution, it will do much more for your chances of survival then simply letting them roam freely and multiply all around you. Doing nothing but hiding will not keep you safe, not for long anyway.
Definitive statements about zombies raise this question: where are you getting your facts?