So my daughter said the other day “I really have to start those archery lessons. You know, for the zombie apocalypse.”
There have been a lot of strange and horrific incidences in the news lately of people committing unspeakable acts, and so it’s to be expected that many individuals will start believing that a zombie apocalypse is imminent. Personally, I think we already have zombies – subhuman, dimwitted individuals - amongst us.
Here is a classic example of dimwittedness:
But anyway, just for argument’s sake, let’s say that a real zombie takeover is heading our way. How do you defend yourself? What is your weapon of choice?
Both my daughters are planning to use a bow and arrows. (Of course, this sudden interest in archery has nothing to do with Katniss Everdeen, the young bow-wielding fighter from the immensely popular book and movie “The Hunger Games”. Wink, wink...)
"A bow and arrow?" I asked. “Why on earth would you use that? Doesn’t seem like a powerful enough weapon.”
Well, it is, they tell me. You shoot those buggers in the head to destroy their brain, which is the only way to kill them. Destroying the other organs of a zombie will do absolutely nothing. So I’m told.
“But why a bow and arrows? Why not use a gun?” I asked.
“Because you can retrieve and reuse the arrows. You can’t reuse a bullet, and eventually you'll run out of ammunition.” Duh.
This is why I send my kids to school. So they can be smart like this. In case of a zombie apocalypse.
Personally, I like the comment Jane made on a post I made in March where she stated that she’d simply head to a research facility in Antarctica where they’d never find her. That was her answer to my question: “What skills do you possess that would help you survive a zombie apocalypse?”. Very cool idea.