This week I’ll be looking at a few interesting methods for dealing with the undead.
Setting a zombie on fire might not be as easy as it looks. It’s a lot like the idea of throwing acid on them. It means being able to hit a moving target with an unreliable weapon that could do more damage to you than it does to the zombie. It’s hard to store fuel and it’s hard to transport since you likely want to stay light and mobile. Unless you have absolute control, like a bunch of zombies trapped in a pit you’re running the risk of the zombies setting your shelter or other survivors on fire. If the fire spreads it could attract more zombies or other bands of survivors who see the smoke. Are they going to rescue you or take your things? Are they going to come to help you at all or just avoid the area.
On top of that you’re using fuel that could otherwise be used to heat a shelter, cook food, or fuel a car or other vehicle if you have one. So that’s a waste.
There’s also no guarantee that the zombie will actually be stopped. It’ll certainly be damaged and slowed down but if it isn’t totally destroyed you’ll end up having to kill it anyway. The upside is that it will hopefully be a lot easier to do that after it’s been roasted. You might simply end up with a bunch of crispies.