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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 4:34 pm 
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Hey Everyone:

I forget. What is the effect of fire on zombies?

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Damages them and can impact their mobility. But its remarkably difficult to set a moving corpse alight and keep it burning without a lot of accelerant. Obviously given the right conditions and sufficient time, fire can completely consume a zombie and thus kill it.

But in general if you're trying to use fire stop a horde of hostile zombies hungering for living flesh, all you end up with is a flaming horde of hostile zombies hungering for living flesh.

As an aside, it's remarkably easy to write stuff like the above with the conviction that I have any idea what the hell I'm talking about. :crazy:

Truth: fire has been featured in zombie lore in film, TV, video games and written stories. Being fiction of course, fire impacts them however the creators of those media decide they want fire to impact them.
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I believe it makes them break it down and get funky....


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Kinda of what I thought. Does any know what temperature you need to sustain for cremation? Time length?

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Kinda of what I thought. Does any know what temperature you need to sustain for cremation? Time length?


The big thing with cremation would be burning the bone to ash. That's where the high heat and time would come into play. For a zombie, you will only need a fraction of that to incapacitate it.

I would look more into flamethrowers in Europe and the Pacific in WW2 and stories to see how the were used and how well.

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JeeperCreeper wrote:
MPMalloy wrote:
Kinda of what I thought. Does any know what temperature you need to sustain for cremation? Time length?


The big thing with cremation would be burning the bone to ash. That's where the high heat and time would come into play. For a zombie, you will only need a fraction of that to incapacitate it.

I would look more into flamethrowers in Europe and the Pacific in WW2 and stories to see how the were used and how well.


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"Contemporary flamethrowers can incinerate a target some 50–80 meters (160–260 ft) from the gunner; moreover, an unignited stream of flammable liquid can be fired and afterwards ignited."


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flamethrower

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Realistically fire is a bad idea unless under the right circumstances, the flames would need to burn long and hot enough to disable the muscles to stop movement, or burn hot enough to melt or "pop" the brain. which could take some time. I always thought a moat-like trench around my property would be a great area to collect deadies and then set them ablaze, but otherwise I think you could do more damage to yourself and your surroundings than the actual zombies.

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