And we’re not talking about bananas and all those ridiculous fake lists that are either impractical, unattainable, or just plain require years of training in order to be useful. We know the first thing you did is run down to the gun shop and clean it out, so we’ll just assume you have an arsenal large enough to equip a small militia.
You may not agree with our list, but then again, you’re probably the one who’s going to be brain-food while we’re A-Teaming our vehicles with zombie impaling spikes, armor plates, and flame throwers. Look, I don’t care what the movies say, the chainsaw is the worst melee weapon for zombie attacks.
This isn’t because you woke up and thought “Hey, I wonder what a dead person’s breath smells like after munching down on slow runners for a few weeks.” It’s because it’s inevitable. That’s right, try as you might, you’ll eventually end up in close quarters combat with an animated corpse that is trying to treat himself to a walking Big Mac.
Now, we reviewed the 12.5 Fastback tomahawk several years ago, but the Tactical is a full 3-1/4 longer, so it gives you some additional reach. That reach could make the difference between decapitating a zombie or having one take a chunk out of the back of your neck.
Beyond that, you’re likely to rack up a high “kill score” of dead zombies simply by the fact that this weapon has a nice reach and an extremely durable 3CR13 stainless steel blade. They’ll have a hard time breaking down the door and holding you still for a bite when you’ve hacked off all their arms.
In the zombie -infested world of survival-of-the-fittest, the EDC knife gets redefined to a slightly larger and more versatile category. Listen, I’m not saying you have to carry around all this stuff at once, but you may want to consider the Fishers 30 Pro Score Demolition Wrecking Bar for your arsenal.
There’s bound to be a lot of demos required if you’re going to commit to living in a post-apocalyptic world of decaying structures and rampant disregard for sanitary engineering. The Fishers Demolition Wrecking Bar is a forged steel instrument that is going to be your go-to tool.
No, if we’re going to store our arsenal and be able to pick up the occasional stray along the path, we’ve got to have the ability to get through roadblocks without worrying about denting the preciously dainty radiator on our insufficient vehicle. Toss in the crew cab option to ensure plenty of space to pick up friends along the way.
It’s not like the electricity is going to stay on, and there’s no telling how much traction you’ll get out of a cheap lighter when the wind picks up, or it starts to get cold and wet. The Drexel 2200-01 Versa Flame Butane Torch is designed to fire up quickly, thanks to its quick-start ignition.
In the decimated remains of the global economic and social collapse, the HP7 is my go-to flashlight primarily because it will practically burn a hole in the sky, so powerful is its 207-lumen output beam. At the same time, you can twist the lens hood and allow it to provide a wide, even beam of light that will cover an incredibly large area while you scope out bad guys, and maybe some places to hide.
When you’re walking around in the shattered remains of a bygone world, watching your back constantly and evading the recently deceased at a moment’s notice, you don’t have time to worry about your feet failing you. You want them waterproof, steel-toed, and thick enough to handle significant penetration by nails, glass, and the occasionally shattered jawbone.
The Helix boots are lightweight, so they won’t slow you down when you’re sprinting for the nearest doorway or weapon. That means you won’t get caught with your eyes on your boots when they should be scanning the horizon for moving targets.
You can’t take on a world full of wandering souls without suffering through your fair share of blood and gore. I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand getting random and sundry flying body parts in the eyes.
We reserved an entire slot for duct tape, the ultimate tool for a world covered in reanimated corpses who care more about taking a bite out of you than, I don't know, wearing clothes or finding something productive to do with their remaining days of functional zombie hood. You can even just cover up that broken side window that you had to kick out of your vehicle to clear a path for your escape.
And if you’re feeling fancy, Gorilla Duct Tape even comes in various colors… Hey, whatever floats your boat. Of course, we couldn’t pass up mentioning Gerber’s Apocalypse Kit, based on weapons seen on The Walking Dead TV show.
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If you come to a door or some sort of barrier that you need propped open, you can use a crowbar for its literal purpose and get back to using it as a weapon afterward. You’ll also never run out of gas like you would with a car and can easily carry your transportation around, unlike with a bicycle.
Any bladed weapon could help pick through a wooded area, but a machete is designed to chop through trees. Both ends provide different uses for killing zombies, whether you need to bludgeon or slice straight into their heads.
Read more: Billie Eilish and Billie Joe Armstrong are rocking living room benefit sets Flamethrower Let’s be real: A flamethrower is ridiculously stupid to use in almost any situation. On top of that, you’re setting zombies aflame as they march toward you, meaning you’re forcing more danger on yourself.
Sure, it seems like a good way to mow through a crowd, but one wrong step and the blade is being pushed onto you instead. Read more: ‘Stranger Things’ star thinks season 4’s 2021 release will be “pushed back” Gun Everyone likes to think a gun is the best thing to have in a survival situation, but it would actually be pretty ineffective in a zombie apocalypse.
We’ve taken all the guess work out of the equation for you, and sorted 25 essential items for the zombie takeover. Combined with a solid strategy and plan of action, these tools could help you survive the end of the world as we know it.
While we could have listed out a ton of different knives you could pick up, we figured it’s better to bundle things in a canvas constructed package designed specifically for an outbreak. Each individually packaged meal will have a 2-year shelf life, 300 calories, and come to your choice of either honey BBQ beef or pepperoni flavored.
Chances are that bottled water will be hard to come by, so you need to make do with natural resources. The folks at Coleman put together a 200 piece first aid kit designed for the great outdoors, and even comes packed in a semi-hard protective case.
Zombies are drawn to sound, which makes guns a last resort when being attacked. This one comes equipped with a red dot sight, LED flashlight, Wolf’s Eye Blue Light gun attachments, and is backed by 180 pounds of draw weight to accurately shoot 8 mm steel ball bearings.
This heavy-duty hammer was created specifically for a zombie outbreak equipped with a bottle opener, multi-purpose wrench, nail puller, chisel, and demolition axe. These Black hawk gloves are the best in the business, constructed from DuPont Kevlar and high quality treated leathers.
Waterproof up to 30 meters, and constructed from a high density polycarbonate frame, this thing was built for toughness. Riot gear is just too heavy and bulky, but this Fox body armor fits the bill nicely.
This multi-tool comes complete with stainless steel handles, wire cutters, serrated knife, needle nose and regular pliers, saw, hammer, and a lot more. While you may not be equipped with an assault rifle when the world ends, you are sure to acquire one at some point during your journeys on post-apocalyptic Earth.
Which is exactly why the firearm disassembly punch, cleaning rod and brush adapters are great additions to an already solid multi-tool. There’s a good chance there are other survivors out there, and the ACR Aqua link personal locator beacon is the perfect way to help them find you.
The beacon comes equipped with internal GPS, 5 year battery life, and will send a distress call for anyone looking for survivors. We love Wolverine because the brand always delivers high quality work boots at prices that don’t break the bank.
This particular model features a full grain leather upper paired with a man made sole, and of course that steel safety toe. The binoculars are completely waterproof, feature 8.5x magnification, 45 mm objective lens, and the fact that they have a lifetime warranty tells us they were built to last.
This lightweight axe features a stainless steel blade that is perfect for silent kills. This thing also comes wrapped with 14 feet of removable para cord, carabiner, and military style compass.
Constructed from extra beefy para cord held together by a stainless steel D shackle, this thing is worth its weight in gold. Originally used for US parachute lines during WWII, the lightweight nylon rope has proven to be useful in literally hundreds of survival applications in the wild.
Features include 1000 Lumen output, 3 separate modes, water resistant aluminum alloy design, and of course can be mounted to a tactical rail. The team at Expedition have designed a durable bag built specifically for outdoor adventures.
With an EN rating of 29 degrees, this sleeping bag will help keep you warm during those cold nights. When the going gets tough, you’re going to need to keep your face protected from the flesh eating monsters with a solid facemask/helmet combo.
Developed specifically for military training programs, this setup is ideal for any zombie fighting occasion. Sure you’ll have no problem kicking down those flimsy doors on those dilapidated buildings, but you will definitely need keys to get to the good stuff.