Got my shotgun ready!
I will stay with a Ruger 10-22 with a 4 or 5 of 50 rd mags. Since a zombie can only be killed by a head shot, it is more then enough to do the job. You can easily carry 500-1000 rds of .22's. It seems to me by watching the Walking Dead that your biggest threats from zombies is that either they take you by surprise or there are so many of them that they overwhelm you. To me the answer to the 2nd part of the problem is always have a weapon that has a high capacity, you can carry allot of ammo for, and that has enough range to keep the zombies from getting too close to you. A .22 with high capacity magazines seems to be the best answer to me.
That will do the trick! I like the maglite in the C-cell batteries because you can get a better grip on it.A Brit taxi driver let me handle his Maglite torch (flashlight) which he uses for protection and I was so impressed I got one for myself (left)..
It cost me about 22 GBpounds (31 USdollars) and will make a fearsome weapon to club zombs, it takes 4 batteries and weighs a ton and a kiss from it will deck any zomb.
Rendering them unconscious isn't messy like sticking a knife in them is. And once they're down and dazed you can entertain them with a series of further clubbings to finish them off, they better not mess with me!
(The one on the right is just a pocket thing for getting down blacked-out stairwells in a power cut)
Government breakdown is actually the best case scenario in shtf... roving people or mauraders are not much problem for the prepared and they are not the "zombies". after all, we will be roving as well from time to time during SHTF. the real threat to every one are the real "Zombies".In my opinion, the "Zombie" is a politically correct means of describing the roving persons that will be present after or during any type of government break down, or after a natural disaster.
Those who can not fend for them selves will be roming the area looking for life necessities, water, food, clothing, shelter,
They will be willing to take from others, what wellfare checks can no longer buy,
These are the true zombies, the rest is all bull shit.