I was at the mall today w/ Mrs. Zombie Hunter. She was shopping for a fancy dress while I said I was going to the hardware store.
She lets me go, probably thinking I was up to "my silly zombie fighting thing". I dutifully march off thinking that my loved ones will appreciate my efforts if ever the SHTF.
Remember yesterday's bug out bag list? I evaluated two hardware stores that may cater to our special survival needs.
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Winner = True Value
At the tool section I found a bunch of hammers, even a big-ass sledgehammer! They're not so good at killing zombies because they lack a sharp point.
I'm not Thor.
I did find a crowbar. Its a handy tool but is inefficient as a weapon. I continue shopping for something better...
|Gordon Freeman would want this, but I'll pass.|
I hit the jackpot at the Gardening Section.
|gardener VS zombies?|
I found these axes at the bottom shelf close to the floor. Perhaps so that Gimli could pick them up easily.
|R to L: Lotus, Greenfield, American Camp Ace, Lotus and Lotus w/ belt sheath. (mobile phone for size reference)|
Lotus: Php 395
- wooden handle, heavy axe head. plain looks, but feels solid
Greenfield: Php 339
- metal haft w/ a nice curved plastic grip to absorb the shock of impact, shiny.
American Camp Ace: Php 1,549
- ridiculously expensive because its imported from the USA, certified by the American Society of mechanical engineering standards. so I guess its the toughest axe in the bunch.
Lotus w/ belt sheath: Php 495
- has a flimsy belt sheath, smallest of the bunch. Its haft/handle is only as thick as my index finger so it don't look like this could take sustained punishment.
My choice: Greenfield. Its grip and haft are sturdy and seems like it could split zombie skulls all day long. Its the cheapest too! I'll just make my own sheath.
*****I also found a garden machete from Buffalo.
Its not the same as the traditional Machete or Bolo w/c is shorter and has a thicker blade that could do stuff like cut sugarcane, bamboo, or the arm off your daughter's suitors.
This costs Php 369 but is not suited for combat. I doubt it could even cut off a zombie's head. Coz I wanna kill a Zed with one strike, the Axe comes out the best melee weapon to be found in a hardware store.
And so today we've learned that you can buy a decent axe in the mall to serve as your first weapon against the living dead.