Zombie watch: Tools for survival

Posted: June 18, 2012 in Zombie Watch
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I’ve come across two sets of tools that I think should be in the arsenal of anyone that is worried about a coming zombie apocalypse.  Most people, when they think of fighting zombies, think of guns.  Yes, a good firearm would be essential, but face it, if there really was a zombie apocalypse there’s a good chance they will be ‘runners’.  Guns are all well and good when you have distance to work with, or they are ‘walkers’, but if they run up on your backside a gun is all but worthless.  You are going to want a good arsenal of personal defense, melee style weapons to keep those bad boys from chewing off a piece of your butt.

The Trucker’s Friend

Enter the Trucker’s Friend.  I stumbled upon this wicked-looking tool a couple of weeks ago and immediately I was thinking that this is what I would want in the event I had to defend myself from ‘undesirables’.  Brought to us by Innovation Factory this tool has everything you would need to help you survive in a hostile environment.  The curved axe blade is perfect for cutting through doors, chopping wood for a fire, or decapitating that moaning brain-eater before he gets close enough to bite you.  The prybar, chain hook, ice breaker, and wire twister would all be useful as well, whether it be for building a shelter, or getting into one that was locked up before all hells broke loose.  It has a steel blade for strength, coated to prevent rust, which is good because you can expect this tool to see a lot of moisture during the apocalypse.  The shaft is fiberglass, also strong and long lasting, with some flexibility to help with the shock of hitting bone.  Finally, the contoured grip helps absorb the rest of the shock from a strike, as well as provide a good hold should your hands get covered in zombie gore.  To top this bad boy off in the awesome department, it’s made right here in the good ol’ U.S.A.

You can get this bad boy for a measly fifty bucks on Amazon.com, so pick one up as soon as you can and add this to your bug-out supplies, or safe house.  Hells, display this prominently in your home and tell all your friends.  Whether you believe in the zombie apocalypse or not, this tool just might be the difference between life or death in many situations.

Apocalypse Survival Kit

When I found this sweet little package I was beside myself with glee.  Gerber brings to us a whole plethora of survival tools, also fit to deliver our shambling enemies back to the grave where they belong.  I’ll admit, this kit is a bit pricey, which is why I don’t own one now, but if you have the money it honestly is well worth the cash.  I certainly don’t think it is overpriced.

Inside the tactical-style, roll-up bag are 7 tools fit for defense and survival.  You have a Gator Machete, Camp Axe II, Gator Machete Pro, Parang, LMF II Infantry, DMF Folder, and a blade simply known as Epic.  You can check out the individual pictures at Gerber’s site, and pick your own up through the Amazon.com link provided there.

Just to add to how awesome this kit is, some of you may have seen it featured in the AMC series “The Walking Dead”.  Even the writers of that fine show know just how useful this little package of awesome is.  I can guarantee you if I don’t have one of these by the time things go to hells, I’ll be looking for one in every abandoned sporting goods/surplus store.

We’ll keep our eye out for more survival gear for you readers out there.  Doing our best to prepare you for the unthinkable is just our way of saying thank you for reading.  Until next time.


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