Introduction: How to Make a Zombie Survival Kit for Your Vehicle

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Even the Pentagon has a plan to deal with future zombie apocalypse, so why shouldn't you? Just like the act of safeguarding your vehicle during non-apocalyptic times, preparing a zombie survival kit for your car should be a no-brainer (no pun intended).

Step 1: Assemble Basic Weapons

You'll want to equip yourself with weapons that will ACTUALLY annihilate zombies, so leave Grandma's rolling pin behind. Melee weapons that are relatively lightweight would do just fine for a start. Do consider weapons that:

- ensure quick and clean kills
- are highly durable

- are multifunctional (a machete that acts as a can opener? Shut up and take my money!)

- demand low maintenance

- needs little or no training to use

- look innocent enough when placed in car boot

If you're an artist of survival, then these weapons could very well be your brush:

- Axe (good for chopping wood AND rotting zombie necks)

- Baseball bat (a basic, innocent-looking bludgeoning weapon that can be wielded by almost anyone - you may want to invest in a rock-solid, composite fiber bat)

- Crowbar (we favor titanium ones instead of those made from heavy, cumbersome steel)

- Hammer

Step 2: Prepare Essential Survival Items

- Map

- Can opener and/or multi-tool

- Energy bars or homemade MREs

- Duct tape

- Compass

- Waterproof matches or lighter

- Blankets (keeps you warm and acts as a hammock between tall trees to get out of zombie's reach)

- Spray paint to mark your way and write messages for fellow survivors

- Tin foil (used to help cook food, as a reflective signal and to ward off zombies itching to sink their teeth into your limbs)

- Chapstick. Yes, CHAPSTICK. This inconspicuous little tube can be used to treat minor cuts and rashes, protect face, act as a handy firestarter, stand in as a temporary candle, lubricate stuck zips... the list goes on

Step 3: Store Necessities in a Large Bag

Get a large, lightweight bag that's easy to carry. Invest in a sturdy one with good zippers and for George A. Romero's sake, avoid fancy bags with accessories that jingle and jangle this way and that - you don't want to draw attention to yourself when you carry it.

Step 4: Make Your Kit Visible

Stick reflective tape on your bag so that it easily be seen in the dark. You don't want to be caught fumbling in the dark for your zombie survival kit when the time comes.

Good luck!