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Zombie Apocalypse Survival List

Todd White
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."
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
"This needs no explanation."
Oakley Men's Tactical Six Hiking Boot
Oakley Men's Tactical Six Hiking Boot
"Gotta have good footwear when you'll be walking for miles and miles. Essential for morale is comfortable feet."
Wigwam Unisex Men's/Women's Merino Wool Comfort Hiker Crew Length Sock
Wigwam Unisex Men's/Women's Merino Wool Comfort Hiker Crew Length Sock
"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."
Rothco Relaxed Fit Zipper Fly BDU Pant, Black, 2X
Rothco Relaxed Fit Zipper Fly BDU Pant, Black, 2X
"Pockets and more pockets. Helps carrying smaller tools and items you don't need taking up space in your pack, or things you need close at hand like a small knife or light."
5.11 Tactical #72002 Ripstop TDU Long Sleeve Shirt
5.11 Tactical #72002 Ripstop TDU Long Sleeve Shirt
"Same as the pants, bonus is the small pockets on the sleeves near the wrist. Again, more places to tuck things away. We will be scavenging a lot."
Smith & Wesson Tactical Glove
Smith & Wesson Tactical Glove
"Good leather gloves will save your hands from countless nicks, scratches and cuts. Having these on at all times is a good thing."
UTG Tactical Scenario Vest
UTG Tactical Scenario Vest
"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."
UTG Heavy Duty Elite Law Enforcement Pistol Belt with Dual Mag Pouches
UTG Heavy Duty Elite Law Enforcement Pistol Belt with Dual Mag Pouches
"Gun belts are another way to carry your weapon or weapons spare magazines. Plus, you can strap other lighter weapons like a knife or axe to them. More on that later."
UTG Special Ops Universal Leg Holster - Gen II
UTG Special Ops Universal Leg Holster - Gen II
"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."
UTG Heavy Duty Web Belt - Black
UTG Heavy Duty Web Belt - Black
"Almost forgot the belt to keep up your pants."
Therm-A-Rest RidgeRest Sleeping Pad
Therm-A-Rest RidgeRest Sleeping Pad
"Not a "must have" item, but something to consider on those cold nights when you need to sleep and sleep warmly."
GREY 50% WOOL RESCUE BLANKET
GREY 50% WOOL RESCUE BLANKET
"Wool will still keep you warm even when wet. Good idea to always have a blankie on you anyway, not that you'd need one.... right?"
Guide Gear Minus 15 Degrees Sleeping Bag Green
Guide Gear Minus 15 Degrees Sleeping Bag Green
"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."
ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 8- by-3.5 Foot One Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent
ALPS Mountaineering Mystique 8- by-3.5 Foot One Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent
"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."
12' x 20' Dry Top Heavy Duty White Full Size 10-mil Poly Tarp item #312201
12' x 20' Dry Top Heavy Duty White Full Size 10-mil Poly Tarp item #312201
"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?"
Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord
Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord
"Rope... about as ideal and useful a survival tool as a knife."
Gerber 22-01629 LMF II Black Infantry Knife with 4.8-Inch Blade
Gerber 22-01629 LMF II Black Infantry Knife with 4.8-Inch Blade
"Speaking of a good knife, this is one of the best. One is good, two is better. Rambo only needed a knife..."
Gerber 30-000118 F.A.S.T. Technology Serrated Edge Clip Folding Knife
Gerber 30-000118 F.A.S.T. Technology Serrated Edge Clip Folding Knife
"Folding knives are smaller and easy to carry and are every bit as useful as the straight, full tang ones."
United Cutlery GH5007 Gil Hibben IV Forged Machete
United Cutlery GH5007 Gil Hibben IV Forged Machete
"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."
SOG Specialty Knives & Tools F01TN-CP Tactical Tomahawk with 2.75-Inch Steel Axe Blade and Black Ballistic Nylon Sheath, Black Finish
SOG Specialty Knives & Tools F01TN-CP Tactical Tomahawk with 2.75-Inch Steel Axe Blade and Black Ballistic Nylon Sheath, Black Finish
"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."
Ultimate Survival Technologies SaberCut Saw (Black)
Ultimate Survival Technologies SaberCut Saw (Black)
"For those that I thought I'd need an axe. Anything my trusty Tomahawk can't chop down, this baby will make short work of."
Gerber 22-41545 Black Diesel Multi-Plier with Sheath
Gerber 22-41545 Black Diesel Multi-Plier with Sheath
"This doesn't really need an explanation, does it?"
Columbia River Knife and Tools 9070K Multi-Tool Guppie Knife, Black
Columbia River Knife and Tools 9070K Multi-Tool Guppie Knife, Black
"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."
Columbia River Knife and Tool 9094 Multi-Tool Get-A-Way Driver
Columbia River Knife and Tool 9094 Multi-Tool Get-A-Way Driver
"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."
Black Diamond Mini Pearabiner Screwgate Locking Carabiner Ink Blue One Size
Black Diamond Mini Pearabiner Screwgate Locking Carabiner Ink Blue One Size
"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."
Sea to Summit Alpha Utensil Set
Sea to Summit Alpha Utensil Set
"Nothing like the last vestige of civilization in your pack. Opening that scrumptious can of cat food was a fun chore, but eating it with your filthy hands would kind of ruin the moment."
Kuhn Rikon Auto Safety Lid Lifter, Black
Kuhn Rikon Auto Safety Lid Lifter, Black
"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."
Smith's PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener
Smith's PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener
"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."
1 X Genuine Issue Magnesium Survival Firestarter
1 X Genuine Issue Magnesium Survival Firestarter
"Fire good..."
Light My Fire Original Swedish FireSteel Army 12,000 Strike Fire Starter
Light My Fire Original Swedish FireSteel Army 12,000 Strike Fire Starter
"More ways to make fire, even better."
Brunton Vapor Non-stick aluminum Cookset, grey
Brunton Vapor Non-stick aluminum Cookset, grey
"Completes your kitchen set, also stores in itself for easy transport and less of that all so important Zombie alerting rattling sound that can be not so good for your health."
LIFESAVER Systems 4000 Ultra Filtration Water Bottle
LIFESAVER Systems 4000 Ultra Filtration Water Bottle
"A little bulky and somewhat limited filtering ability makes this an iffy choice. However, clean water to drink is essential, this could come in handy at just the right time, truly a life saver."
Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottle
"Having a steel canteen means you can boil water in the bottle itself and this should last a lot longer than a plastic one."
Klean Kanteen Stainless Loop Cap
Klean Kanteen Stainless Loop Cap
"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."
Freeplay Energy Sherpa Self-Sufficient Rechargeable LED Flashlight (Black)
Freeplay Energy Sherpa Self-Sufficient Rechargeable LED Flashlight (Black)
"Rechargeable light source? Yes, please!"
Freeplay Energy Eyemax WB 2009 Self-Sufficient AM/FM/Weatherband Radio, iPod/mp3 dock and LED Flashlight (Black)
Freeplay Energy Eyemax WB 2009 Self-Sufficient AM/FM/Weatherband Radio, iPod/mp3 dock and LED Flashlight (Black)
"Rechargeable radio and a in a pinch a flashlight. Worth the bag space, for sure."
Gerber 22-80047 TriTac Tactical Flashlight with White LED, Black Body
Gerber 22-80047 TriTac Tactical Flashlight with White LED, Black Body
"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."
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