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ZOMBIES ZOMBIES every where !  Zombies seem to be the latest fad, whither you believe in them or not there are television shows, movies, games and evn clubs that do Zombie walks.

 A couple of months ago I posted a Zombie Survival Kit my son and his father in law created for a friend http://www.instructables.com/id/Zombie-Survival-Kit/  between the time spent and the actual items inside this box would be prohibitively expensive to recreate and attempt to sell so I set about building a less involved but I hope still pretty cool version. I've already started working on another because this one was fun but it is kind of small
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Step 1: What's inside

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This box is kind of small so I was limited in what I could fit inside, there is a zombie apocalypse survival guide, a 3 step survival sign, a sawed off shot gun, shotgun shells, sticks of dynamite and a large knife

Step 2: The box

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 I picked up a 12x15x2" shadow box at Micheal's craft store, I removed the lid, lightly sanded then double primed the box and then painted it as shown using red and black craft paints and a bright green artist paint with some silver iridescent paint mixed in. Using white glue with a little of the green and iridescent paint I attached the help sign to the back of the box.

 the palette I used for both the paints and glue is a piece of lexan plastic I found while curb mining, it was one of about 2 dozen pieces of various sizes

Step 3: Ammo box

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playing again in paint shop I created a box for zombie killer shotgun ammo. I know I need a better printer because even with new ink cartridges the prints weren't that great but at least the boxes came in handy (recycle) and since the printer was a curb rescue I really can't complain.
I carefully pulled the box apart, turned it inside out then reassembled it ( I used the glue bottle as a weight until it dried) and covered it with the sheet of paper with the ammo print
qeppetto5 months ago
Zombies are fake
l8nite (author)  qeppetto5 months ago

thank you for your very poignant and obvious observation

Nice survival kit. One thing I'll suggest is that you probably don't want to use dynamite against zombies. If their blood splatters on you, it could lead to an infection.
l8nite (author)  Chikpeas Brother1 year ago
well... if you're close enough for their blood to splatter on you, you're probably to close to use the dynamite............. thanks for commenting
Aww man....... I was hoping the zombie apocalypse would be today.
I sent this on Dec 21, but it must have changed the date to San Francisco time.
I am building a sawnoff replica now from some wood and PVC 20mm pipe.
l8nite (author)  awesomecreations2 years ago
that sounds cool, hope you do an instructable on it
Yes, I will. I already have a lot of pictures of the building process for an instructable. I'm having a little bit of trouble creating a realistic action for the triggers, I want them to have some resistance and then a sort of click like a real trigger pull. I also have to devise a mechanism for the barrels to be easily locked and unlocked so they can flip open realistically. I would replicate every internal part of the real gun if I could, but I don't have the tools or materials for that.
Some Dork2 years ago
This is really cool! Always see the Vampire kits, great idea for a Zombie one.
gnomedriver2 years ago
You can never be complacent when there are zombies afoot. Turn you back on one and they’ll eat your brain in a wink of an eye.


1. "Cardio"
2. "Double tap”
3. "Beware of bathrooms"
4. "Seatbelts"
6. "Cast iron skillet"
7. "Travel light"
8. "Get a kickass partner"
12. "Bounty paper towels"
15. "Bowling Ball"
17. "Don't be a hero."
18. "Limber up"
21. "Avoid strip clubs"
22. "When in doubt, know your way out"
29. "The buddy system"
31. "Check the back seat"
32. "Enjoy the little things"
33. "Swiss army knife"
34. "Clean socks"
48. "Hygiene"
49. "Always have backup"
This is great! This will be the next gift I make for my boyfriend. He has a survival guide/plan for the (inevitable) zombie apocalypse.
l8nite (author)  allenamistral3 years ago
Thank you, if you make one please share it
very good how about. Samurai
l8nite (author)  Nicepolicy163 years ago
a samurai sword would be great but I'd need a bigger box !
scoochmaroo3 years ago
My brother has always wanted one of these since he saw it here: Zombie Survival Kit.

He's been asking me to make one, but I couldn't even think of where to start before now.  Thanks!
l8nite (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
the 1st one we did had a lot of time put in the box itself and inside things like the pistol was a real steel pellet pistol, a marine kbar knife, a real (defused) grenade even the ammo was real but had the powder removed. This one is a lot cheaper but of course it depends on what you put in it, I had the option of a realistic looking pellet gun but the $30 price was prohibitive. Make your brother one.. lets see what you come up with !
Sell this!
l8nite (author)  FlatLinerMEDIC3 years ago
Selling is the idea ! What to price it at is the question ! thanks for the enthusiasim
but if he sells it what will he do when the zombies come?
l8nite (author)  NanoRobotGeek3 years ago
make another one ?
sleepydog3 years ago
Nice build!
Angry, my son made this: http://sites.google.com/site/jetson/zombie-defense-solutions
l8nite (author)  sleepydog3 years ago
thank you sleepy. A taser on a baseball bat ! what an awesome idea!
Good stuff!

I wish there was a "Break in case of zombie apocalypse" sign and hammer.  :P
"In case of Zombie Apocalypse - Kick Arse"
Sounds like something that should be engraved on a machete.