Zombies aren’t the only threat out there. It’s sad to say that humans pose just as much risk to us out there, as the flesh eating roamers. If you ever find yourself bound by handcuffs scrounged off of former law-enforcement or security personnel, you would probably like a way out, to make your escape. The ITS Skeleton Keys (by Imminent Threat Solutions) are a pair of polymer handcuff keys designed to open any “swinging bow ratchet-type” adjustable handcuffs. While they aren’t designed to stand up to the rigors of daily use, they are perfect to stash away in your survival outfits. their small size allows you to keep them pinned, hidden from view on your person, ready for use.
Without your hands and arms, it would be very difficult to accomplish most survival tasks. Black Stallion BSX Kevlar Sleeves will greatly reduce the risk of damage, and infection. While we don’t recommend putting your arms at risk, these kevlar sleeves are cut and abrasion resistant, meaning you could survive a zombie bite on the protected forearm, without the fear of turning. It’s always best to stay out of the path of the undead’s chompers, but additional precautions are always a plus.
Do you prefer the high road when you’re making your way through urban sprawls. Are you a fan of dropping down on an unsuspecting zombie to plunge a blade into its skull? You may not be tucked into the safety of an Animus, but you can certainly dress like your Assassin avatar, with the Conner Kenway inspired Assassins Creed III Hoodie. A rugged canvas jacket that fits to your body, so you’ve got the looks to kill. Slap on a hidden blade, or carry an assortment of edged weapons, and free run through the area on your supply runs, while avoiding the undead. Since this is inspired by Conner, might we suggest packing a tomahawk?
When you bring home all the spare parts and equipment after a good salvage run, odds are good that you didn’t find everything you need. But if you just need a small part why not make it yourself? The MakerBot Mini 3D printer can print out any small objects you can design and feed to it. The resin used to create the objects aren’t going to stand up to tremendous stress, but if you just need a gear, spacer, or washer, this could be the key your crew needs to get that device running again. You can also make toys, and other objects to make downtime, and mission planning more fun.
Created by wildland firefighters, after the metal eyelets on their boots would eventually chew through everything. They created Rhino Laces, to prevent their laces from breaking at the worst possible times, like say, a group of zombies crossing your path. These are the only laces that can’t be burned, cut, sawed, chopped, or destroyed, or you can get them replaced for free. One of the most forgotten piece of equipment for survivalists, is some type of cordage. These will be able to fill the role quite nicely, and still be able to lace back up. Rhino Laces are built for fighting, whether you’re fighting a fire, fighting a war, fighting an animal, fighting a zombie, or just fighting the elements.
One of the reasons zombie survivalists love the AR-15 platform, is it’s versatility. You can easily swap out the upper receiver (and sometimes a few other parts), and your rifle is chambered in a different round completely. There are conversions for more powerful rounds (like the 6.8 SPC, or the 300 Blackout), and even handgun cartridges (like the ever popular 9mm). Another great option is the AR57 Upper Assembly, which lets you shoot the 5.7x28mm FN round, complete with the 50 round top-loading magazine from the FN PS90. On the AR platform, you’ve got a reliable and proven lower receiver that you’re already comfortable with, with the low recoil, and ballistic performance of the 5.7 round. With this conversion, the spent brass ejects out of the magazine well, so you can even modify an old 30 round magazine for use as a shell catcher in a pinch.
If you plan on spending any time in the zombie infested wilds, you’re gonna need a knife. When it comes to blades, you know what ol’ Jack Burton says at a time like this? Well we’re not sure what he would say, but we do know that he’s got a Bear & Son Tac II Knife tucked in his boot for when the going gets tough, and the tough start stabbing. With the black Zytel handle, and 6.25 inch blade, this is more than enough knife to scramble some zombie brains in a pinch. As an added bonus, you get to walk around with a certain amount of swagger, and you can nickname your vehicle of choice the “Porkchop Express”.
The cold is fast approaching, and you need some stylish threads to beat the weather, on top of defeating zombies. The Kitanica Mark V Jacket is everything the stylish ZPrepper needs to survive in style. Waterproof, tough, and packed with mil-spec features. It’s got PAL webbing, various sizes of pouches for gear, or spare magazines, and it even has an integrated drag strip, so your crew can pull you to safety if you need an emergency evac. You’ve also got the option to reinforce the elbows with the G-Form RPT padding. A detachable hood completes the ensemble, so you can stay cozy and dry while you’re dropping the undead like flies in bad weather conditions.