Category: Zombie Preparedness

How To Zombie Proof Your Car: A Zombie Infographic

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Zombie Infographic | How to Zombie Proof Your Car

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The Ultimate Zombie Preperation Guide Infographic

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Everything You Need For Zombies

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Bug Out Bags & Survival Gear

Posted by 401AK47 | A Zombie Survival Plan in Survival, Weapons & Gear, Zombie Preparedness

A Bug Out Bag is basically a huge survival kit, which contains all the items you would need to survive a catastrophe or natural disaster. For those who are new to the survivalist way, compiling the items to create your Bug Out Bag may seem like a daunting task. We intend to give you the basics; the essentials you will need to survive the zombie apocalypse. By doing so, we intend to make sure you, the zombie survivalist, is in a much better position than others who find themselves in the land of the walking dead.

Experts say that your Bug Out Bag (also known as a BOB) should contain enough essentials to allow you to survive at least 72 hours. Obviously the ‘experts’ are not aware of the coming z-pocalypse, as many survivalist pack their BOBs to sustain them for much longer than that. Of course, the amount you can carry is limited to however much you can carry on your back. A 3 day target is a good place to start.

Keep in mind that the BOB may not be necessary immediately in a zombie crisis, depending on your situation. You may need to ride out a few days or even weeks in your home, which should contain a reserve of freeze dried foods and ER bars (or Emergency Bars).

The list below is a suggestion of needs that may not go beyond to meet your personal specs. This list is a starting point. Please remember that your location and the elements they bring (elevation, how many to your party, and anything else specific to your situation) should be considered when creating your personalized Bug Out Bag.

Your Bug Out Bag should contain these 10 basic elements necessary for your survival:

1. Water
2. Food
3. Clothing
4. Shelter
6. Weather Protection
7. Radio

8. Knife and Other Tools
9. Source of Fire, Cooking Tools
10. Weapons

Below are some suggested items to assist you with your compilation of your Bug Out Bag:

1. Water

SteriPEN Adventurer Opti Handheld UV Water Purifier

Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter

Katadyn TRK Drip Gravidyn Water Filter

Lifesaver Bottle 4000 Ultra Filtration Water Bottle

Katadyn Combi Water Microfilter

512 G.I. Type Stainless Steel Canteen Cup

Klean Kanteen 27oz with Loop Cap Stainless


2. Food

Crown Prince Sardines in Water, 4.25-Ounce Tins (Pack of 24)

Clif Bar Energy Bar, Variety Pack of Chocolate Chip, Crunchy Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch, 2.4-Ounce Bars, Pack of 24

Datrex 3600 Emergency Food Bar – 3 Day/72 Hour Bar


3. Clothing

Talus Outdoor Technologies ColdAvenger Classic Ski Mask

The North Face Men’s Denali Fleece Jacket Black (S-XXXL) All Size avail..

Outdoor Research Motto Softshell Jacket – Men’s Olive/Evergreen, L

Outdoor Research Exos Softshell Pant – Men’s Black, S

Men’s ColdGear® Team Sideline Glove Gloves by Under Armour

Protection Mask – Wired No Fog

Tactical Boot (Forced Entry Black 6”)

SmartWool Hiking Light Crew Sock


4. Shelter

Coleman Instant 14- by 10- Foot 8- Person Two Room Tent

Eureka Solo Solitaire Tent


5. First Aid Kit

First Aid Only All Purpose First Aid Kit, Hard Kit, 200 Piece 1 ea

First Aid Only Outdoor First Aid Kit, Soft Case, 205-Piece Kit

Adventure Medical Kits Tactical Field/Trauma with QuikClot

Fisher Safety First Aid Kits – 10 units (L x W x H: 8 x 5 x 25/8 in)


6. Weather Protection

Emergency Poncho, Emergency Rain Gear, Weather Protection, Emergency Zone® Brand

Talus Outdoor Technologies ColdAvenger Classic Ski Mask


7. Radio

Kaito KA404 Emergency Hand Crank Dynamo 5-LED Flashlight with AM/FM radio

Coleman StormBeam Dynamo Lantern with Radio and Cell Phone Chargers

Trademark Emergency Radio Survival Kit (Red)


8. Knife and Other Tools

SOG Specialty Knives & Tools M37-N SEAL Pup

Wenger 16813 Swiss Army Knife Evogrip S557 Ergonomic Design Non-Slip Handles 2.5-Inch Locking Blade Stainless Steel

Leatherman 830040 New Wave Multi-Tool with Nylon Sheath

Leatherman 830160 Surge Pocket Multitool with Leather Sheath

Suunto MC-2G Global Compass

Brunton ComPro Pocket Transit International Compass with 0-360 Degree Scale

Gerber 22-80010 Infinity Ultra LED Task Light, Green


SureFire E2E-HA Executive Elite Handheld Flashlight, Hard Anodized

Energizer NH15BP-4 Rechargeable AA Battery 4 Pack

Brunton 81-000009 Explorer – Foldable Solar Panel

Brunton 26 Watt Foldable Solar Array

Solar 2 in 1 Folding Panel, Power supply, AA and AAA battery charger.


9. Source of Fire & Cooking Tools

SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation

When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes

The U.S. Army Survival Manual: Department of the Army Field Manual 21-76

Ultimate Survival Technologies BlastMatch All Weather Firestarter Orange

Brunton Striker Fire Starter (Silver/Black)

Coleman Aluminum Mess Kit

Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart 2-Burner Stove


10. Weapons

United Sentry Shoulder Harness Knife – Black Blade

Mtech Extreme Tactical Folding Pocket Knife,With Aluminum Handle Knives Black

Large Crowbar

27″ Full Tang Black Blade Fantasy Ninja Sword w/ Sheath

Handmade Japanese Shirasaya Samurai Katana Sword Sharp

Get started with pre-assembled Survival Gear.

Quakehold! 70280 Grab-n-Go Emergency Kit, 2-Person 3-Day Back Pack

4 Person Survival Kit Deluxe Perfect Earthquake, Evacuation, Emergency Disaster Preparedness 72 Hour Kits for Home, Work or Auto: 4 Person

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5 Ways To Avoid Being Infected By The Zombie Virus

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Zombie preparation is important

Preparing for the living dead is critical



The more prepared you are now for the coming zombie apocalypse, the better your chances of not only surviving the harsh environment and becoming a self-sustained survivalist, but escaping becoming that which we fight. The more prepared you are now will determine how many risks you’ll need to take to obtain ideal shelter, food and weapons.

Right choices for killing zombies

important decision when killing zombies



Every decision you make in the zombie apocalypse is an important one. From where and when to stop when traveling, to rationing, to who you’ll trust in these times. Every step is crucial!

Purell hand sanitizing

Can't risk getting sick during the zombie apocalypse



Hand sanitation is extremely important. With water becoming more of a luxury and being sick is a risk to yourself and your team, Purell is a necessary addition to your survival inventory and day-to-day apocalypse habits.

Clothes for surviving a zombie attack

Protective clothing for your fight and survival against zombies



It will happen – a zombie will surprise you, catch you off guard. The roaming undead are everywhere and there’s only one of you. Protective clothing WILL save your life.

what to do when someone has been bitten by a zombie

Friend or loved one infected with zombie virus



If a friend or loved one is showing signs of having been bitten / infected – take ’em out! Mourn later.

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The Best and Worst Dogs for the Zombie Apocalypse

Posted by 401AK47 | A Zombie Survival Plan in Zombie Preparedness
I Am Legend On Street With Corgi Dog - Dog Zombie Survival

One aspect of preparing for the coming Apocalypse that isn’t often considered is how man’s best friend fits in. As you would expect some dog breeds are better and some are worse in terms of zombie apocalypse preparedness. There are a number of aspects that should be considered including size, approachability, intelligence and herding instincts. Here is what to consider with these traits:

  • Size – Zombies are on average 5′ 9″ for males and 5’4″ for females and they are not flexible so they cannot bend down to scratch smaller breeds. For this reason it is ideal to have a dog that is 16″ or less at shoulder. Recommended breeds are Dachshunds, Corgis, French Bulldogs.
  • Approachability – To protect others from your dog if it does get infected you want one of the less approachable breeds. This will slow the spread of the virus. Breeds that are considered dangerous are good. Breeds that are hypoallergenic are breeds to avoid. Recommended breeds are American Pit Bull Terriers, Rottweilers, Cocker Spaniels, Dachshunds.
  • Intelligence – Just because zombies aren’t only interested in you for your brains, a nice big juicy brain can be quite enticing to a zombie. For this reason, avoid the brainier breeds. Dumber is more betterer. Recommended breeds are Afghan Hounds, Basenjis, Bulldogs.
  • Herding Instincts – Zombies often lose their footing and continue forward in a crawling motion. Dogs will be safest if they avoid the biting and scratching end of the zombie. Herding breeds are best as they will attempt to herd the undead from the flanks and hindquarters. Recommended breeds are Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog, Border Collies and Corgis.

Corgi is the Best Dog Breed for Zombie Survival
Best Breed: Pembroke Welsh Corgi – On the strength of it’s size, herding instinct and it’s ability to appear less intelligent due to its cuteness, Corgis are the ideal breed for the Zombie Apocalypse.

Poodle is the Worst Breed of Dog for Zombie Survival
Worst Breed: Standard Poodle – Thanks to medium height, approachability, intelligence and lack of herding instincts, the French clown of dog breeds will not be man’s best friend in the coming apocalypse. This breed should be avoided in urban areas and non-urban areas adjacent to cemeteries.

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Cotord’s Syndrome: The Living Walking With The Dead

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Another danger to be aware of when the zombie apocalypse is among us is Cortord’s Syndrome. This mental illness has the patient believing that they are, in fact, the walking dead. More severe symptoms of this condition might include rubbing themselves with rotting flesh (attempting to mask their scent) and/or attempting to join a zombie horde as one of them.

Linked to Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Cortord’s Syndrome stems from an inability to cope with this new world. In a world where death is almost inescapable and you are forced to make decisions that you would have never been faced with before, Cortord’s Syndrome, for some, is that means of coping.

If those suffering from this illness are able to walk with the undead without drawing attention to themselves for any length of time (i.e. constantly maintaining layers of rotting flesh over themselves and joining in devouring the living) they pose quite a threat. Unlike an actual zombie, they do not decompose. This means that their speed and coordination are technically in tact, depending on how much their bodies have succumbed to the belief that they are the undead, picking up their habits and loss of coordination.

Never assume that what you are killing is a zombie. Always be prepared for an attack by a completely coordinated, completely disturbed individual. It is always easier for you to cope, however, if you think of them as such.

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10 Myths About Zombies

Posted by 401AK47 | A Zombie Survival Plan in Survival, Zombie Myths, Zombie Preparedness

It should be of no surprise why there are so many misconceptions about zombies. It seems that there’s an infinite number of zombie variations, all with different explanations for the cause of a zombie infestation to what a zombie is actually capable of.

That said, these variations may lead you to believe or assume certain things about zombies that are not true. For the sake of your survival, 401AK47 has prepared a list of these falsities that would have, no doubt, gotten you killed, or worse.

Myth #1: They’re just into you for your brains.

This myth probably had its first appearance in The Return of the Living Dead, and has since taken off. Real zombies will not stop there. They want it all!

Myth #2: Zombies are monsters.

A true monster, not just one who is ‘monstrous’, isn’t human. Granted, a zombie’s humanity is taken away when they turn, but they are human – undead or not. Besides, the main premise of a monster is purely mythical, and we all know zombies are real.

Myth #3: Zombies rise when Hell is full.

Zombies are actually the result of viral infection. See Infection’.

Myth #4: Zombies can use tools.

This ‘zombie evolution’ might have had its inspiration from the traditional voodoo zombie, with Jorge Grau’s Let Sleeping Corpses Lie and Romero’s Day of the Dead, leading the way to popularize this myth. Both amazing movies, but unless a tool happens to be caught on a zombie’s fingers, they will not be carrying any tools, let alone carrying the knowledge of how to use them.

Myth #6: Zombies can speak.

The zombie virus is housed at the base of the brain, near the brain stem. The zombie virus allows for only the most basic parts of a zombie brain to continue functioning, leaving only enough brain activity to ensure its own survival. Being that the virus in controlling only the aspects of the brain that the zombie would need to survive, the activity of the zombie brain is reduced to digestion, the most basic functions of the temporal (hearing) and occipital (vision) lobes, and only the smallest amounts of activity are found in the cerebellum (the part of the brain responsible for coordination).

Myth #7: Zombies are immortal.

Zombies are humans with a virus. Take out the brain, where the virus is housed and controls the most basic of functions, and you will take out the zombie.

Myth #8: Zombies can be cured.

No. There is no cure that we know of at this time. There is, however, a slight possibility of survival after having been bitten on an extremity, only if amputation is immediate.

Myth #9: The dead will rise from their graves.

As it takes a living host to be infected with the zombie virus, and only those infected will reanimate, this one is obviously false.

Myth #10: Zombies can be trained or kept as pets.

As cool as it might be to command Fido (your well trained guard-zombie) to sic trespassers, DO NOT attempt to train a zombie! This will only lead to your demise.

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Know Your Enemy: Understanding Zombies

Posted by 401AK47 | A Zombie Survival Plan in Combat Techniques, Understanding Your Enemy, Zombie Preparedness

Know your enemy. Know their nature. Understand their strengths and their weaknesses, their effectiveness and their vulnerabilities.

Know yourself, and train yourself to overcome your own weaknesses. Sympathy or hesitation has no place in the fight against zombies. Don’t waste your time thinking about what they once were. They’re not human anymore. They are not fickle in their objective; they have but one. A zombie commits 100% to their objective and will not stop, no matter what. Feeding on you is the only goal they have. You are their next meal, and their hunger is insatiable.

A zombie’s strength lies in it’s persistence, it’s mouth and, if still in tact, it’s two hands.

A zombie’s main weaknesses are a lack of coordination and problem solving abilities. Further weaknesses are dependent on the level of decay of the zombie.

A zombie is predictable. They are driven by the primal need to feed, and nothing else. As long as you’re aware of your surroundings and are expecting an attack from any angle (though easier said than done), you can successfully defend yourself against a zombie attack.

Again, a zombie’s main weaknesses (coordination and inability to problem solve) are always a factor, yet the degree to which these weaknesses are a variable in combating a zombie, relates to their level of decay.

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