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I agree with the prion pathogen part. Apart from the practical benefits of a worst case scenario, it'd be the most likely culprit for a proper zombie outbreak, due to its sturdy nature, ability to exist in different climates and heats and how zombie matter remains infectious when removed from the host and whatnot.
Plus if you have a look at the kinds of diseases which prions cause in humans such as Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (like mad cow disease but for humans) they have the kind of symptoms which we associate with zombies.
"rapidly progressive dementia, leading to memory loss, personality changes and hallucinations. This is accompanied by physical problems such as speech impairment, jerky movements (myoclonus), balance and coordination dysfunction (ataxia), changes in gait, rigid posture, and seizures."
Plus the infection occurs in the brain, which backs up the whole destroy the head thing.
Better just not to use weapons for food prep.


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I heard an old axiom that sounds all ancient and profound and shit:
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Meh.. That really doesn't do a good job.

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Prions scare the hell out of me. That's not something that should exist.

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I guess I am confused, there seems to be quite a descripency concerning the amount of bleach required.

One post from the CDC says "add ¼ cup of bleach to 1 gallon" and another from the EPA says "8 drops for dirty water per gallon" so whose is right? Or should I ask who has jurisdiction over Zombies, the CDC or the EPA? Maybe we need a new government agency the ZCA (Zombie Control Agency) CZC (Center for Zombie Control) ZPA (zombie Protection Agency) humm, that can't be right.


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Bleach & the pressure washer.


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Once, my wife used my saucepan to dissolve a Polaroid for a transfer (or something), and I was pissed because I liked that saucepan, she hadn't asked me, it has a lid, and I have a steamer basket that really only fits that saucepan. (Most of our kitchenware is "ours" but that one saucepan was "mine.") Anyway, not a big deal, but the point is, she said I should never use it for food again. I sanded it with varying grits of sandpaper, til I was removing the top layer of steel, but still she, and every one else I knew, was telling me, "Eh, I wouldn't risk it. The chemicals might have penetrated the steel and could give you some long-term toxicity if you use it over and over again." So I didn't.

And you guys are seriously talking about the best way to wipe down a blade, after sticking it directly into a rotting, reanimated corpse's central nervous system, intentionally submerging it in the very stuff you KNOW is the vector of contagion for the worse disease imaginable, so that you can then go back to using it for making PB&Js?

All this bleach & boil stuff sounds great in theory, but in practice, let me tell you: if I ever have to use an edged weapon for self-defense against a person who might have a blood-borne illness, I'm not likely to use it for food prep ever again. If it's been hilt-deep in zombie brains, that shit is for fucking certain.

Edit to add: Asking how to clean your weapons after killing a zombie, so you can go back to using them for food preparation, is like asking how to clean your sex toys after loaning them to an AIDS patient, so you can go back to using them yourself.

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tedbeau wrote:
I guess I am confused, there seems to be quite a descripency concerning the amount of bleach required.

One post from the CDC says "add ¼ cup of bleach to 1 gallon" and another from the EPA says "8 drops for dirty water per gallon" so whose is right? Or should I ask who has jurisdiction over Zombies, the CDC or the EPA? Maybe we need a new government agency the ZCA (Zombie Control Agency) CZC (Center for Zombie Control) ZPA (zombie Protection Agency) humm, that can't be right.


1/4 cup to 1 gallon = for washing and cleaning surfaces as a solution. I've seen this go up to 3/4 cup.
8 drops for cloudy = for drinking.

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Jeriah wrote:
Once, my wife used my saucepan to dissolve a Polaroid for a transfer (or something), and I was pissed because I liked that saucepan, she hadn't asked me, it has a lid, and I have a steamer basket that really only fits that saucepan. (Most of our kitchenware is "ours" but that one saucepan was "mine.") Anyway, not a big deal, but the point is, she said I should never use it for food again. I sanded it with varying grits of sandpaper, til I was removing the top layer of steel, but still she, and every one else I knew, was telling me, "Eh, I wouldn't risk it. The chemicals might have penetrated the steel and could give you some long-term toxicity if you use it over and over again." So I didn't.

And you guys are seriously talking about the best way to wipe down a blade, after sticking it directly into a rotting, reanimated corpse's central nervous system, intentionally submerging it in the very stuff you KNOW is the vector of contagion for the worse disease imaginable, so that you can then go back to using it for making PB&Js?

All this bleach & boil stuff sounds great in theory, but in practice, let me tell you: if I ever have to use an edged weapon for self-defense against a person who might have a blood-borne illness, I'm not likely to use it for food prep ever again. If it's been hilt-deep in zombie brains, that shit is for fucking certain.

Edit to add: Asking how to clean your weapons after killing a zombie, so you can go back to using them for food preparation, is like asking how to clean your sex toys after loaning them to an AIDS patient, so you can go back to using them yourself.


Like I originally posted - knife for eatin', knife for killin'. 2 different tools.

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ninja-elbow wrote:
tedbeau wrote:
I guess I am confused, there seems to be quite a descripency concerning the amount of bleach required.

One post from the CDC says "add ¼ cup of bleach to 1 gallon" and another from the EPA says "8 drops for dirty water per gallon" so whose is right? Or should I ask who has jurisdiction over Zombies, the CDC or the EPA? Maybe we need a new government agency the ZCA (Zombie Control Agency) CZC (Center for Zombie Control) ZPA (zombie Protection Agency) humm, that can't be right.


1/4 cup to 1 gallon = for washing and cleaning surfaces as a solution. I've seen this go up to 3/4 cup.
8 drops for cloudy = for drinking.



OK that makes sense I guess, except that it means that the knife blade is going to be cleaner than the water we are drinking based on the amount of bleach used. Granted I wouldn't think drinking a high concetration of bleach would be tastey or healthy.


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Im with those who say dont risk it, have a tool for killing and a tool for food prep.
Same goes for hunting tools.

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A lesson from my dad whilst hunting: Diet 7-Up takes blood and tallow off a knife very well, and can be used for washing your hands clean just as well.

No sugar in the soda means things don't get sticky.

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A lesson from my dad whilst hunting: Diet 7-Up takes blood and tallow off a knife very well, and can be used for washing your hands clean just as well.

No sugar in the soda means things don't get sticky.

Yes, but if zombism is transmitted by prions, you're not getting them off any kind of implement without an autoclave. Maybe not even with an autoclave. It's best to have one instrument for killing zombies and not use it for anything else.

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Why not just have 2 knives, one for eating and 1 for zombie killing


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jabames wrote:
Like, after a zombie has been killed with maybe a knife or an axe, how would we clean the weapon afterwards? I mean the tool could be used for eating or skinning, and the virus or what ever it may be would be still on the weapon. So something like clorox would kill something like that? Maybe I can like use a pocket knife for eating needs or skinning game etc. and a fixed blade for general self defense/utility, and maybe my tomahawk for cutting down dead saplings or a machete for a bladed back up weapon etc...


This really depends on the "type" of zombie you are raging against. Let's assume that the zombie carries some transferable disease that you could potentially catch from various... leavings. Wipe it clean and disinfect it, if possible. Otherwise, boil the bejeezus out of it.

If the zombies do not carry any transferable viruses, then the cleaning process could be much more lax. Of course, unless your a viral biologist, you might not know what kind of zombie you are facing when the SHTF. To be safe, just boil everything. :wink:

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