Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
Here's a better idea:
But it would take a few minutes for the fire to destroy enough of the zombie's tissue to stop him, and in that time he'd be stumbling around, setting fire to other things. The risk of uncontrolled fire is too great.
I think WWZ posited pretty much exactly this.
Anyway, where would you get a flame thrower?
You can buy a propane torch
at most garden supply stores. That might do the trick (again, subject to the WWZ theory).
And if recall my reading of the Anarchist Cookbook
and the Poor Man's James Bond
accurately (it was about 30 years ago), a "real" flamethrower isn't that hard to make.