Defense vs Zombies – Distraction Devices

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    I’m currently reading a Fictional series called “Rot and Ruin” which is set in a post-zombie apocalypse world 15-years after Zero-Hour.

    In this book, the township is defended with a heavy wire/mesh fence. But outside of this fence are large poles with brightly colored fabrics connected above the normal reach of anyone (I’d suggest 10-15 feet). These are meant to catch the wind thus making motion and sound to distract and draw the attention of the undead to as a means of reducing the numbers that would risk compromising the fence. This also acts as a means to allow defenders to reduce their numbers from a safe range.

    I found this to actually be a plausible distraction and luring device. If it was made from a metallic mult-colored (different colors on each side) tarp for instance, the material would make a moderate amount of noise and be rather noticable visually whenever the wind is blowing.

    Thought I’d share this idea.

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    PhilTheBiker
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    Interesting idea. Simple distraction while the organizers take care of real business. Sounds like the distractions various governments perform throughout the world to distract its citizens from reality.

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    JulioTheSavage
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    Reminds me of the movie Land of the Dead when they used fireworks as a distraction. But I think I like your idea better. The firework would be good for on the go like movie though.

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    bajarider
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    Old thread, but I’m a new guy. I like the idea of distractions, but what if we take it one step further? How about a noisemaker that attracts zombies, and then kills them? Not my original idea (I read ALOT of fiction). If they are attracted to noise, how hard would it be to concoct a noisemaker over a hole, and lead them into some sort of zombie blender? I am just that lazy kind of guy that if I can get a machine to do my killin’ then I can set back with a sweet tea and hopefully stay safer.

    Any thoughts?

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    PhilTheBiker
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    Anything that makes your job easier the better. Heck maybe the noise maker is an inner com that draws the zombies to the noise and they fall into the pit 🙂

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    alwayscross
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    Its said that zombies would use their sense of smell and hearing rather then sight so I don’t know if it would work or not, but its a good thought.

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    bajarider
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    I am all for making things easier, sometimes us lazy guys are thinkers y’know? There are a lot of ideas that I would like to test out, if the whole reason behind testing them out wasn’t a zombie apocalypse. lol

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