How does your hand to hand training stack up against the undead? Check out SPAZCombat.com to find out. They’re taking an in-depth look at various weapons and fighting styles to see how effective they are against zombies. So how does the combat sport of wrestling fare? Whatever your chosen weapon or fighting style may be against the undead hordes, it’s not a bad idea to at least see what the pros and cons of your choice may be.
It’s not often that a small utility vehicle comes along and grabs our eye. But the Sportsman TerrainArmor WV850 has done just that. Built to travel and work, this puppy sports some serious non-pneumatic tires, built for combat. zombie bone shards are meaningless, as your ramp over the fallen undead. This was inspired by the military, so it’s a true workhorse, with serious power to get the job done. Plus it looks like a lot of fun to ride. The design is proven around the globe, and will certainly be a welcome addition to any zombie survival community.
The next release in the zombie survival training franchise has been released. Capcom’s Dead Rising 3: Day One Edition continues the tradition of dropping you, the player, directly into the mix, fighting to survive against endless hordes of the digital dead. Taking advantage of the capabilities of the new Xbox One, you’ll be pitted against more zombies, in greater detail. Plus, with Kinect, the zombies can actually hear you, sitting in the safety of your game room, adding another layer of survival simulation to this great franchise. Much like in the real zombie-survival world, anything in the game can be used as a weapon. Develop your sense of improvised weapon construction, and adaptation to your environment. Skills that will serve you well, beyond the video game.
Comfort while you’re out surviving in the zombie wilds, is essential. You don’t want to wonder if your scruffy face may scare off other survivors. And Dealing with an itchy face full of stubble is distracting. That’s why your gear should always include a Merkur Safety Razor. The Art of Manliness lists wet shaving as one of the skills every man should have. This nice, stylish piece of tradition is also far more practical than an electric razor, or an off the rack 4, 5, or 8 blade disposable razor. The Merkur uses traditional double edge razors that you can find almost anywhere. You’ll no longer be a slave to the big name shave rackets, while out there avoiding actual danger.
3 minutes without air, 3 days without water, and 3 weeks without food. Those are very important figures to remember. However, the Lifesaver Systems Filtering Jerry Can helps knock the middle issue off the list. Giving you the ability to store and filter up to five gallons at a time, it’s much easier for you to carry water from even the filthiest sources, and pump out fresh, filtered water. One can will provide enough to sustain a crew/family of four for up to a year.
It even has an optional shower attachment, that lets you use the Lifesaver Jerry Can for cleaning up when no other clean water sources are available.
In close quarter zombie encounters, target acquisition is a matter of life and death, and the faster you can put a zombie skull in your sights, the better your odds are. Trijicon RMR Reflex Sights let you put rounds right on target, fast and smooth. These Ruggedized Miniature Reflex (RMR) sights are the most rugged mini reflex sights available, and are manufactured to mil-spec. The battery gives you 2-5 years of life, affording the reliability that you need when you’re out in the field for extended periods of time. Available in LED, Adjustable LED, or Dual Illuminated versions, and with dot sizes ranging from 3.25 MOA to 13 MOA you are sure to find what fits your needs. The RMR is a versatile sight that illuminates in any lighting condition.
For most zombie hunters and survivalists, even the most reliable firearms still have some room for improvement right out of the box. This “Weatherized” Remington 870 shotgun demonstrates that well. The 870 is a fantastic weapon right off the factory line, but there are plenty of accessories that you can add on to nudge it closer to zombie-killing perfection. Like the top rail with attached shell carrier for 6 more shells right near the receiver. On that top rail, you can slap on a nice Aimpoint sight, with a pair of flip up Magpul sights as a fallback. Plus you’re going to need the tube magazine extender, for two more kills before you have to reload. Improved trigger and safety, weather/moisture resistant forend, adjustable polymer buttstock, and a couple of extra toys will make your 870 the envy of your crew.
When you’re out killing time and zombies, you probably need your magazines close at hand. Obviously we’re not talking about reading materials here. We mean your ammunition. TYR Tactical’s Hybrid Mag Pouch has you covered for both your rifle and your pistol. The triple open top Hybrid Mag Pouch holds three M4/AR-15 style magazines, as well as three 9mm magazines for your pistol.
It attaches upright MOLLE, so you know right where the next magazine is when your weapon clicks dry. Don’t waste time digging through pockets or bags when you’ve got 3 more, ready to go. Light weight and durable, these have been tested well beyond mil-spec standards, and won’t fail you when time is of the essence.
Once again, Cold Steel delivers. The Safe Maker I Push Dagger lets you drive the point home when dealing with the immediate threat of zombies. The 4 1/2 inch blade will make sure you scramble the gray matter with each powerful strike. And the t-handle keeps your wrist locked, delivering maximum energy with each stabbing strike. Essential for piercing through bone if your strike isn’t perfectly accurate. The drop forged, rounded tang and Kray-ex grip are designed for comfort. Your hands will still be nice and unmarked after an afternoon of punching tickets for the undead.
Bottle opener, screwdrivers, wrench…all in one tool belt. Nothing special. Until you realize that you’re talking about the belt itself and not a bunch of separate tools stored in pouches. The 686 Industrial Snow Toolbelt is a sharp looking, clever way of packing a few simple tools with you anywhere you’re wearing pants. The belt has a bottle opener, a #2 phillips head screwdriver, a flathead screwdriver, and an 8/10/11mm wrench. All built into the buckle itself!