Distractions

i was recently playing state of decay and they had very clever idea in the game. noise based distractions. Now i know we don’t have zombies anymore. but this could be applied to future enemies or to “mutant animals” we have now. I state of decay they have fire crackers, talking baby dolls, egg timers, and alarm clocks. Now most of these would have to be found in ruins with the exception of fire crackers. i was think since paper is so useless right now you could use 1 paper 1 black powder and 1 cloth to make a small fire cracker. or more mats to make a string of fire crackers which would make more noise for greater effect.