How to Build the Perfect Zombie Survival Kit...





Introduction: How to Build the Perfect Zombie Survival Kit...

So you want to learn how to build an excellent zombie survival kit, and honestly your best bet would be to read zombie survival guide by max brooks. However if you lack time, funds or are just lazy I'll cut to the chase and give you a quick, light and excellent kit to survival the undead nightmare...

Step 1: What You Need...

Here's what your Kit should have...
- Rifle,Shotgun or Assault Rifle. I'd prefer a good reliable sks carbine. semi auto, 7.62x39 mm ammo (same as the ak) and a five round clip. Good all around package...and it's a relatively cheap to get.

- 300-600 rounds of ammo. Because you never know.

- Good comfy backpack. You'll need a lot of storage for you gear.

- Sleeping bag. You will have to sleep sooner or later.

- Ear plugs. To drown out the moaning of the undead.

- Red glow sticks. Good light source.

- Hachet or machete. Both make great close quarters weapons and both are excellent survival tools.

- Folding shovel. Another good close quarters weapon... also good for digging latrines.

- Local map. Preferably a state or provincial map with roads/backroads and bodies of water.

- Compass. To work with your map and help you navigate.

- Self powered flashlight and radio. You need to see and keep up with current events.

- Rope. You'll need a lot, say a few hundred feet. And make sure it's of good quality.

- 8' x 10' tarp. Makes a good, quick tent.

- First Aid Kit. Make sure its not a cheap one, and put it in a waterproof bag that gause won't do any good wet.

- 12 big thick garbage bags. Good for everything from waterproofing your pack to making a poncho, to making a shower.

- 2 Rolls Paper towels. Good for toilet paper and snot rags.

- 2 or 3 sets of spare clothing. Obvious reasons...

- Dehydrated/Non perishable Food. MREs, Ramen noodles, canned food, granola, beef jerky it's all good.

- 2 Litres of Clean Drinking water and a means of getting more. Meaning either have a filter kit, or purification tablets or a stove to boil water.

- Deck of Cards and a novel. You will get bored.

- 2 pocket knives. The uses are endless.

- Multitool. again they can do anything from opening cans to cutting wire.

- Credit Card. Who knows when you'll need plastic...and it can jimmy locks.

- 4 Burlap sacks. If you'd like to make a quick foxhole/barricade.

- Waterproof matches/ flint and steel. You'll need fire.

Step 2: What to Wear...

Here's what to wear in a zombie apocalypse....

- Under Armor. It's light and will either keep you cool or keep you warm.

- Motocross/Paintball jersey. They are both a good long sleeve top that can breathe, or have room to add layers underneathe (depends on your climate)

- Soft elbow and knee pads. They dont hamper mobility and keep you comfy. Plus TRY biting through them.

- A solid pair of cargos. Light and have lots of storage space.

- A good headband. To keep the sweat out of your eyes.

- Waterproof hiking boots (broken in). You'll be on your feet a lot.

- Set of goggles that won't fog. Either snowboard, paintball or motocross will do.

- Bandana. to cover your nose and mouth. Things will get messy.

- Good set of gloves. Again motocross or paintball will do.

And keep in mind if it's cold out you'll need to dress/pack accordingly. Just keep in mind to cover up.

Step 3: Thanks for Reading.

Thanks for reading.



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221 Discussions

You will always need a multi-tool. Leatherman Wave is a great choice. Also, consider traveling light since all of the guns and ammo will slow you down. Get a good 9mm pistol with some ammo, a machete or hatchet, a flashlight, a Zippo or any other windproof ligther and a backpack with bottles of water, canned food, a blanket and a medical kit. You should find a motorbike or a car in the streets that actually run so you can use them for transportation. A normal mountain bike would help too. Try finding water purifiers, batteries and also a rifle just in case. As for clothing, get cargo pants, some quality hiking boots, a comfortable t-shirt, a shirt and a jacket. These stuff would help a lot and actually won't weigh too much.

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your better off foot or a bike nothing using gas, and mostly (for me) melee

You wouldn't want to bring or wear ear plugs because if you cant hear a walker(, zombie, or however you want to call the undead) they could walk up to you and bite you getting you infected. You could use them while you sleep but only if you know your going to be fine while you sleep.

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aka make a hamic up high

Better kit

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So i have a 320 savage 20 gauge, an ar-15, and a tac 22. I have a military backpack that can hold 2 and i coukd carry 1 in my hands or with a sling... good idea or no?

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well like they said have a melee weapon and a gun

Everyone will likes you if zombie do exits....

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(3-5) Bottles of alcohol - Easy to burn with fire, and a great way to keep your mind off of the zombie apocalypse

(1-2) Windless lighter - A lighter can start fires and provide heat, grab a windless lighter so no matter how windy it is, you have a trusty lighter

(1) Think Winter jacket - You never know what will happen...

(1) Pair of Boots - Army boots, steel boots, it doesn't matter

(1-2) Water purifier - I don't really need to explain

Nice Survival guide... I live in Halifax, NS and I'm a zombie prepper myself... However, as I analyzed things, I realized Z-Day may be harder than TV leads on... Their are bigger enemies than just the Z's in this scenario.... To learn more, check out my blog post <a href="">here</a>

How about no gun, but a recurve bow and 15 arrows? Ditch shovel, add mountain bike with some patches, and head for the mountains.

Optional: plenty of carrot, bean, corn, spinach, tomato seeds, provided that you live somewhere warm.

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I think a bow and a gun are both good options but I would say a hatchet or a long knife. What if your bow string breaks or your gun jams you will be dead before you can fix it. If I had to pick between a bow or gun I would say a gun. They are faster to reload and they are stronger. A bow is slower to reload and what if you run out of arrows and there are zombies following you, you won't have enough time to make more arrows before your dead.

Aiming a bow is so much harder than aiming a gun. And just try to get a headshot with one. Ammo is heavier, it is less accurate, less powerful, has a shorter range, it wears out your arm...
Use a gun

All true, but do bullets grow on trees? Arrows do. So do bows. Bows are also quieter and lighter than most guns. When zombies come, society will basically be starting over. That means that anything you use you should know how to synthesize. If you can make gunpowder from its basic constituents, power to you. That sure is a lot of effort for each shot, including bullet creation. Considering the rarity of the required materials, an arrow is probably faster to make. You also get many shots per arrow.

Headshots, while hard to achieve with a bow, are doable. I have an average of 4:7 human brain shots (between nose and top of head, full head width) at 20m. My bow shoots about 250 fps with 30 inch arrows for the first 20m. One of those arrows weighs about 300 grains, which makes their kinetic energy about 41 foot/pounds. According to ChaCha, around 33 ft/lbs are needed to crack the human skull (where I know not). That means that a pointed arrow would easily have enough power to make it into the brain. Lastly, an archer's arm doesn't get very tired. Mostly its the pulling fingers, but with a glove that pain is minimal.

Also true... I think that a crossbow is a decent compromise. They use arrows now, not bolts. They are more accurate and have a longer range than a bow.

However, one can EASILY carry 1000 rounds for a carbine. It is not that heavy to carry or hard to pack. It will take up maybe as much space as a quiver, but probably less. Also, if you have a gun, the rate of fire is greatly increased, and you can kill 30 zombies before reloading. If you are good and have trained with this gun, you could probably get about 30 kills in a minute or two.

All in all, i believe a bow is crossbow is good defensively, but the carbine is so much better if you are on the run.

You bow and crossbow people make me chuckle. You think your amazing arm strength you built up with all your conditioning is going to hold up when you're starving and cold and dehydrated? You think shooting an arrow through a stationary target is the same as hitting a moving, walking, running, trying to eat you zombie? You think your awesome Legolas skills are going to hold up while you're crapping your pants out of fear? Bows and crossbows are not silent, the twang of the bow string can be pretty loud.

Get a gun or become a zombies snack. Sure, ammo isn't something you can make on your own with a knife in the woods, but, you can also carry enough that you live long enough to find more. There's no risking infection reclaiming spent arrows covered in zombie brains. Sure, hitting a moving target while malnourished, scared out of your mind and starving is more difficult, even with a gun, but that's why a clip holds so many bullets, retries are expected. Also, double taps, if you learned anything from Zombieland...why they never use silencers in movies, I'll never understand, they may not make firearms silent but they sure reduce the sound, at least the whole town doesn't head your way. But I digress...