A Listmania! list by Todd White(Hutchinson, KS United States)
The list author says: "I read some listmania lists covering things needed in a worse case scenario Zombie infestation. They were great reading and I enjoyed all of them, however, I wanted to create one of my own I felt was more compelling and covered more choices of clothing and weapons. Well, at least what Amazon has for sale weapons.
Speaking of which, rifles are heavy and ammunition for them is also heavy. Other than needing one for hunting, I see no reason to have one. Oh, that's an important reason, isn't it?
Pistols would be my bread and butter in a survival situation. Not as good at long range shooting but easier to handle up close and especially when entering buildings. My personal favorite is a 1911 Colt .45. Powerful and reliable, a great weapon to have knowing you are betting your life on its function.
Finding a good rifle firing a good intermediate cartridge would be ideal also, something like a Remington model 700, in a .308 wold suffice. Good all around game round and standard sniping round, also.
In all honesty, firearms would be your very last resort. Stabbing, crushing weapons should be your immediate option for dispatching Zombies. However, that kind of goes against the basic survival instinct to get away from danger.
At any rate, hope you enjoy this list. I had fun making it and had fun reading other lists."
"Good socks keep your feet cool and comfortable. Don't let the wool fool you, these are amazing comfy socks and not as hot as you think. Calf length socks help protect you from the abrasive high top boots."
"Good vest for stuffing more items like magazines for the pistol you'll have strapped to your chest and thigh. Knives you need close by you'd be wise to keep on this vest and not in your bag or pockets. Never know whats around that corner."
"Carrying a second gun on your person is a must. Of thought also, is making sure you try your hardest to keep that second gun chambered in the same round as your main gun. Carrying one type of ammo is less weight than two types. Remember, we'll be walking a LOT."
"Simple and warm, no need to carry a large sleeping bag, extra weight and all that. Also, keep in mind you need a bag with an open top, not a mummy bag type. You want to be able to get out of the bag quickly to defend yourself if the need arises."
"Small, one person tent that will hold up to being used a ton. Also, tents of this type resist high winds so they don't blow away on you and leave you tent-less in the middle of the night. Also handy if you find a damsel in distress."
"Tarps are handy for a number of things. Punch a hole in it and use it to collect rain water for drinking, cover yourself with it, cover your gear with it, cut a couple holes in it and use it like a poncho... get it yet?"
"I chose a smaller more compact machete for a few reasons. If you have this out you can use it to fight with, obviously and you won't need a large area to wield it. Getting one with a less pointy end will reduce the chance you poke yourself awkwardly with it also."
"I passed up the ubiquitous axe for this. Smaller, I agree, but none the less useful and deadly. With the spike at the other end you can poke it in few zombie skulls and pull it out faster than a heavy and somewhat cumbersome axe."
"After really looking at this thing and trying to think of why I shouldn't have this in my gear, I was convinced I had to have it. Having something as versatile as this means knowing you can get into buildings, take apart things your hands can't grasp and repair odd things as well."
"Saw this on another list and understood exactly what that author was trying to get across. A good screwdriver could come in hand when you need to get access to a vehicle or other things. Another handy dandy item to have on you when you just never know what you might face."
"Having a useful amount of these on you makes securing gear to your bag easier and keeps those ready at hand. Also, using them to secure useful things to your belt or vest is also a good idea. Not too much that you sound like a high school janitor when you walk, but... well, you get the idea."
"For opening that scrumptious can of cat food. Safe opening can openers are handy because you can then turn that can into a cup, or vessel for boiling water or even making some food in. More uses for cans than many realize."
"Gotta keep those blades sharp, and no sense is hauling around heavy wet stones or steels. Light and easy to carry is the key to survival. Less energy spent carrying gear is more energy spent surviving."
"Keeping a screw type lid on the canteen means not worry about the cheap lid coming open at the wrong time and spilling your precious water. Plus, the top allows you to secure it to your bag or waist."
"Batteries will be at a premium, this is understood. However, an alternative light source that doesn't need a good minutes worth of cranking is indeed handy. LED's mean this will be a lot easier on said batteries."