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How to Build the Perfect Zombie Survival Kit...

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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...
 
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Step 1: What you need...

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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...

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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.

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Thanks for reading.
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I think that a sword works well because there is no reload and its easy to use enybody can learn to use a sword
tincanz3 years ago
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.
a bows ok... but its slow and difficult to use unless your jesus...
A bow works great in a rural/ forest environment, and an experienced archer can get a brain-shot from 15m semi-reliably. Also arrows can be retrieved and can be created with much more ease than bullets. If a person has to go for the rest of their life with an amount of bullets, they will be wishing they could make gunpowder and cast bullets as easily as arrows. Plus, a bow itself is much easier to make than a gun.
the problem is that not everyone can shoot a bow.
I'm 12 and I've been practising with a beginner bow for about 2 months and I can shoot pretty accurately now, and not everyone can shoot a gun I probably wouldn't be able to with the recoil.

You're right, not everyone can handle the recoil of a gun, but some of us can. I was 13 when I started learning how to shoot, I've never missed, and I handle the recoil better than my father and brothers-I'm a girl.

Same here girl power
NickW3 amcmorris17 months ago

tbh gun recoil isnt too bad, especially with an SA-80/L98A2 which I have used quite a few times now, recoil is light, it is pretty accurate and easy too use

yeah, but that can be fixed easily, through practice now or practice when zombies come.
what about if there is more than one zombie at 15m
Climb a tree, a boulder, a tall car, a lamppost, or a building. If you are stable and out of their reach, you are golden. Just shoot them as they stand around the base of the object you climbed. If you run out of arrows, you can jump down, run about to get the living ones to chase you, then go around them and retrieve a few arrows from the dead ones. In a rural environment there are always plenty of trees, in a city plenty of buildings, telephone poles, et cetera. You can repeat the arrow-retrieval process as long as necessary, provided that the swarm's radius is not too large. In that case, either you were not discrete enough, or you took too long in killing your pursuers, or you did not realize when the swarm was nearing dangerous proportions and leave. In those cases it is best to have a partner or group. Otherwise, you had better jump far and run fast. You could also try to lure some away from you to reduce the width of the swarm to a jumpable amount.
hahahaha your funny aigh, have fun being by yourself because hopefully no one in their right minds would attempt a stunt like that, if you are around zombies you make as little noise as possible dont run around trying to kill them, you can be perfectly quite and attract the one zombie you want but as soon as that zombie makes an abnormal sound or seems a tad eager... "the herd follows" just run in and out attracting as little as you can and just hide at the top of a hill in a tree.
Of course!
I don't mean to do that shooting, running stuff as a first resort. Only if I am already spotted and an excessive group is moving in, and there is nowhere to run.
Gcamper tincanz2 years ago
use a crossbow and now a bow
Gcamper tincanz2 years ago
Making a bow really isn't that easy. A home made bow generally isn't accurate and generally won't have the power to punch through a skull.
"JESUS IS MAGIC" he can do anything.....ha.
JohnE5 tincanz1 month ago

I totally agree, bringing my Jaguar Takedown with plenty of arrows and hopefully a Katana too for backup.

why ditch the shovel? it would come in handy when planting those seeds...
I think he means a shovel that is used to dig ditches like an entrenching tool not "ditch" as in get rid of the shovel. I think people are overlooking the sword like a gladius or my personal favorite the katana. but the cold steel sf shovel is one bad mother, its a knife hatchet machete and shovel all in one so its a great option its the single heaviest thing i go camping with . and its not super heavy or big. And if you go the sword route cold steels gladius in very funtional and Cas Hanwei makes a fantastic katana the tactical katana its only $160ish and more functional than most swords costing 5 times that much. although its really only good for use as a sword its not really a utility tool so a machete would probably serve better, but its nowhere near as badass as a katana
I actually did mean "get rid of the shovel." I plan to do some bloomsmithing and blacksmithing once I get established, so I can fabricate shovels, bladed weapons, and other tools that I don't take with me.
Well color me completely wrong lol, but i do think you will need a shovel so you can dig to make clay bricks for a furnace to be able to heat steel, and just other general things like digging a latrine an E tool isnt as good as a full shovel but its better than your hands or a stick. Also Id think about loading an old truck with everything you need and a bike, drive it till it gets stuck, or runs out of gas strip it for everything you need like the alternator and battery to make a bike powered generator and take the leaf springs off of it for steel to make tools. because digging for iron ore is absolutely impractical plus youd need a hammer and an anvil or something heavy and large to hammer on.
Id rather have the stuff already on hand especially because you will spend most of your time for the first few years just trying to get a permanent shelter and stable food stores and water supplies, also you wont be able to carry enough of anything for a long term survival/relocation on a bicycle and in a backpack especially if you plan on going out in the middle of nowhere and starting over. However the argument could be made that Im taking a fun thing and over-analyzing it to death, because anyone seriously preparing for a zombie apocalypse needs to stop watching horror movies, and seek entertainment from the opposite sex, and I dont mean the girl on the video game Resident Evil or Tomb Raider ect.
The truck idea sounds like a good plan. I also agree that trying to acquire iron ore would be a pain, and a shovel would be pretty helpful in furnace-making. However, the area I plan to settle has lots of exposed rock and the occasional exposed high-concentration iron vein, and bloom furnaces can be created by hand from clay, dirt, and straw composites. Considering that I live about a half day's bike trip from the aforementioned location, and that my bike has about four cubic feet of pannier space that doesn't interfere with backpack wearing, I could manage to make several trips to get crucial items.

I know half a day of biking doesn't sound far enough to prevent zombie infestation, but my town is small and I have calculated that if zombies randomly pick a direction and go that way, about 400 would come within .5 km of my establishment over several weeks (that is assuming 99% infection rate). If they move in clumps in response to stimuli, though, either almost none will make it or I will have a rather ugly hoard on my hands and will have to evacuate.
This is kinda funny seeing you guys talk about zombies like this. You should probably forget about trying to find iron ore from digging around in the earth, and just obtain already processed iron from gates, doors, broken tools, and melt that down instead. This isn't Minecraft.
Salvage may work early on, before other people use it. What about in 20 years, when all the salvageable metal is rusted to nothing? When zombies come, the world will basically be starting from scratch, so people will have to know how to obtain metal when none exists to use.

All zombies will be dead in three to five years.

Aren´t they dead yet?

it will take a hell of alot longer for all the steel out there to rust into oblivion than 20 years you could salvage steel for a few lifetimes off of whats out there,then you have all the Aluminum titanium inconel (nickel For jet engines and other high temp high stress applications) and steel thats in manufacturing warehouses and suppliers, I worked at a Aircraft Manufacturing shop doing contract work for Boeing, and the warehouse of stocked metal was incredible acres of 3 story racks full of sheet,bar,round stock,tubing,piping,wire ect, plus all the dies and tools, there is an unlimited supply of metal not 2 miles from my house. Id be more concerned about getting fuel sources like coal and propane. Gas has a short shelf life so use it while its there but prepare to run out, by the way the best way to store gas is in a steel military Jerry can, the plastic ones "Breathe" so the gas gets exposed to air and moisture. the Air tight jerry cans dont, after 5-7 years the gas will run a small motor like a lawnmower or a Vespa or something but it wont work in a car.

Does anybody agree with the golf club idea? In a pinch you could use your 9 iron to brain the zombie caddy or you might even see the jerk that is always on his phone talking really loud when your trying to play, id love to bash his head in
A golf club would bend and break after killing only one or two zombies. A good kukri or a machete is a lot better.
Hmm, a metal-holding warehouse would be pretty handy. It would be bad, however, to become too reliant on existing metal, because, even if it is several lifetimes' worth, it will eventually rust or run out. For that reason, prospecting and bloomsmithing should be done to some extent, just so that the methods involved are not lost and can be resumed largely when other metal supplies run out.
A zombie apocalypse might be a wonderful opportunity to get humans to end their fossil fuel trend. When rebuilding the world, surviving humans could focus on clean electricity sources, maybe with some hydrocarbon fuel usage, but only for absolutely necessary tasks. Doing this, the new world would exist in a manner less-harmful to the planet, and more sustainable.
Now, I am not sure that a golf club would have the integrity to repeatedly bash skulls, or that you will have the free time to go golfing. A golf course would be good for farming, though.
Also, what did you mean by "the occasional exposed high-concentration iron vein"? Do... Do you mean to tell me, theres a place in the world where iron ore respawns as if its in a video game, or do you mean theres a few veins of iron ore shown across the rock-bed your talking about...?
I hope its the latter, or was just a typo. :O
There is one place. Minecraft!
I mean that in the rocky plain, some veins are visible and could be used.
Because there's already a close-quarters weapon, and there are many natural replacements for shovels. Extra weight is not acceptable when there are sticks and rocks which will suffice.
Gcamper tincanz2 years ago
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
danielp8 Gcamper5 months ago

how about a crossbow

JohnK11 danielp82 months ago

crossbows are just as heavy as guns and need as much if not more maintenance. melee is really the way to go.

guns are loud they will bring you more zombies than you can handle unless you have a suppresser witch are illeagle in most state then go ahead and use a gun

Arms don't "wear out". Guns do. Arms don't jam. Guns do. Arms don't need firing pins. Guns do. Arms don't need stripping and cleaning. Guns do.

When you very first start your arm will get sore. But once your muscles build up, no more soreness, just deadliness.

Arms do wear out, arms can jam, & Arms do need cleaning.

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