Welcome to the Best Survival Gear Guide, here we have listed over sixty items for you to buy to survive a zombie apocalypse. Albeit written “tongue in cheek,” we can never know when and if the zombies will take over so read on how you can best equip yourself in this event!
Zombies have become a cultural phenomenon over the past two centuries, and the apocalypse is all about the breakdown of society following an initially small zombie outbreak that spreads worldwide. This notion gained popularity in the media in films like “Night of the Living Dead, 1968 (and follow-ups in the series)” and “I am Legend, 2007”.
Central to the apocalypse is the gradual growth of zombie numbers by cross-infection leading to zombies devastating government, military, and the law. The end-result is there are only a handful of survivors hiding in the wilderness who are human kind’s last hope.
With resources limited we’ve provided a list of
Best Survival Gear: Food
Okuma VS-605-20 Voyager Spinning Travel Kit
We start off our Zombie Apocalypse survival mission with the Okuma VS-605-20 Voyager Spinning Travel Kit ($41). This travel kit weighs only 2.8lbs and is ideal for fishing, camping, and hiking. When surviving the Zombie Apocalypse though this kit will come in handy! The package includes a six-foot rod and other fishing related gear. At just $40.83 this is great value for money.
Steripen UV Water Filter
In a post-apocalypse world, the Steripen UV Water Filter ($85) is ideal for water purification. Certified by the Water Quality Association, this filter kills 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa. You’ll need this filter when you’re away in the wilds avoiding the zombies.
MSR MiniWorks EX Microfilter
Remove unpleasant taste from water with the MSR MiniWorks EX Microfilter ($83). If your water source is likely to include toxins and unpleasant flavors from pesticides, Iodine or Chlorine sources, etc. then this Microfilter could be right for you. Produces one liter per minute and is ideal as a water source when away from civilization.
Survival Seed Vault – Heirloom Emergency Survival Seeds
Grow your post-apocalypse vegetables with the Survival Seed Vault – Heirloom Emergency Survival Seeds ($22). Includes beans, beetroot, bell pepper, broccoli, bush beans, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrot, cauliflower, cucumber, lettuce, onion, pea, radish, spinach, squash, sweetcorn, tomato, watermelon and zucchini. All seeds stated to last 5+ years, which could be useful!
Snow Peak Titanium Spork
Weighing just 0.5 ounces the Snow Peak Titanium Spork ($11) again is ideal for your backpack/survival kit. Multi-functioning, the Spork, is shaped to act as a spoon, but has four claws to act as a fork and the curved side can be used to cut food.
Mountain House 72-Hour Emergency Meal Kit
Stack-up now on emergency meal supplies with the Mountain House 72-Hour Emergency Meal Kit ($54). As the name suggests, this kit is enough for three days (seventy to hours) and features three x breakfasts, three x side vegetables, and ten x lunch/dinner entrees. Will last up to seven years so buy a few and stash them in various places; you never know when you will need them. Ideal for surviving snow and adverse weather conditions in particular.
MSR Titan Pot
Without access to a cooker and being on the move continuously lightweight cooking pots and pans are essential. Invest in the MSR Titan Pot ($96), consisting of two pots (1-liter and 1.5 liters) a pot lid, and a pot handle the entire set weighs only 9.6 ounces! The pots strength comes from their titanium; this set is right for “cooking on the go!”
Guyot Designs Squishy Bowl and Cup Set
What could be better for your apocalypse gear than a Guyot Designs Squishy Bowl and Cup Set ($13)? This collapsible bowl and cup set takes virtually no space up in your kit and is BPA, can withstand high temperatures and can be cleaned easily with just soap and water. An ideal product for the many days in the wilderness that are likely to face you after the zombie apocalypse.
Best Survival Gear: Defense
Mossberg 500 Pump-Action 12 Gauge Shotgun
A gun is essential to surviving the zombie apocalypse so that could be better than the Mossberg® 500® Pump-Action 12 Gauge Shotgun ($480)? Invest in America’s favorite shotgun; no tools are needed to switch between multiple shooting applications.
You will need ammunition for your gun, so we’ve supplied a link here to Ammunition to Go, a specialist supplier to hunters, law enforcement and sportsmen (amongst others), etc. Buy today and stock up, we are not sure this Company will be around after the Zombie Apocalypse.
A restricted firearm we’ve provided a link to the official website for the Heckler & Koch P2000 Pistol ($950). If you can legally buy one of these, it’s an excellent idea to buy one before the zombies arrive. Widely used in military and law enforcement, this pistol has been on the market since 2001 and has a compact ergonomic design you’ll love. The P2000 is expensive because it is one of the best-engineered handguns on the market. A gun digest reviewer stated:
The combination of the HK’s balance, ergonomics, LEM trigger and recoil absorption system worked in harmony with the three-dot sights, allowing for easy follow-up shots. It was easier to shoot this gun faster and more accurately than most others I have fired.
So if you have the cash and need a zombie killing close range handgun, the P2000 deserves your consideration.
UTG Elite Tactical Leg Holster
The UTG Elite Tactical Leg Holster ($15) is a tactical operations accessory and is ideal for when that extra little bit of storage is required. There is an extra magazine pouch and also a strap made of Velcro, which enables easy adjustments.
Handtooled Handcrafted Medieval Mace
Keep the zombies away with this Handtooled Handcrafted Medieval Mace ($43). If a zombie dares to come near you, then use this 100% solid steel flail to persuade them otherwise. Buy now, this flail could save your life!
Louisville Slugger MLB180 Natural Wood Baseball Bat
You could use the Louisville Slugger MLB180 Natural Wood Baseball Bat ($68.00) post-apocalypse for two main reasons. The first to play baseball and the second to keep zombies away, with one smack from this bat they will get the message!
TenPoint Carbon Xtra Deluxe Crossbow with ACUdraw
A precision weapon the TenPoint Carbon Xtra Deluxe Crossbow with ACUdraw ($2,699) could prove a useful aid in your war against the zombies. Also doubling up as a hunting aid you can use this to hunt deer and other animals, etc. But don’t wait for the apocalypse it’s great now and comes with two standard maintenance certificates valued at $99 each.
Tiger Claw Long Weapon – Pudao Combat Steel
The Tiger Claw Long Weapon – Pudao Combat Steel ($170) is an ideal combat weapon. The blade length is twenty-seven inches, and it weighs ten pounds. A fearsome combat weapon that should be lethal in your quest against the zombies, so order one now!
Cold Steel 80NTP Chaos Double Edge Knife
A great defensive and offensive weapon the Cold Steel 80NTP Chaos Double Edge Knife ($51) has a dagger style blade. Designed to cut through armor and ammunition, etc. this weapon will make short work of clothing. The 7.5-inch blade is capable of causing real penetration this will eliminate a zombie very quickly.
Gunstock war club
The Gunstock war club ($56) is black polypropylene but has a grain like effect to give it a realistic wooden club effect. Go to war with the zombies with this club. Lethal as a part of your weaponry this club will keep you safe.
New Apollo Dirt Bike 125cc Big Size with 17″ Tires
Invest in a New Apollo Dirt Bike 125cc Big Size with 17″ Tires ($1135) for fun now, don’t wait for the apocalypse. But if the zombies do arrive, this will be the perfect getaway across the dirty wilderness. Just click the link to view what you could be riding!
Best Survival Gear: Shelter
Sierra Designs Y Tent Stakes (Pack of 6)
A tent is again a part of lifestyle on the move. The Sierra Designs Y Tent Stakes (Pack of 6) ($18) is perfect for tying your tent down; these stakes only weigh four ounces. Add these to your kit to tie your tent down wherever you need to.
Gregory Accessories Raincover
Protect your gear with the Gregory Accessories Raincover ($25). At only eight ounces, this rain cover is available in five sizes. Buy one now to protect your kit.
Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe A-Symmetrical Hammock
Find some trees and then you have a bed for the night with the Hennessy Hammock Explorer Deluxe A-Symmetrical Hammock ($198). Built for people up to three hundred pounds and seven feet in height this hammock offers protection against the elements and is made of durable materials.
Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 Sleeping Bag
Available in two sizes, the Mountain Hardwear Phantom 32 Sleeping Bag ($380) ideally suits the sleeping needs for when you are in the great outdoors. With some great insulation qualities and lightweight designs, it’s another part of your kit you just need to have.
Sea to Summit Reactor Extreme Thermolite Liner
Add extra warmth to your sleeping bag with the Sea to Summit Reactor Extreme Thermolite Liner ($68). The manufacturer claims this liner increases internal temperatures by up to 25°F (14°C). Only weighs fourteen ounces and compacts down well into its stuff sack.
Best Survival Gear: First Aid
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Adventure Medical Fundamentals Kit
The Adventure Medical Fundamentals Kit ($76) is a treasure trove of medical supplies. Outstanding value at just $75.95, the kit features everything you could want including bandages, duct tape, gloves, medication, scissors, thermometer, etc. – and much more. Buy this kit, after all who knows what the Healthcare system will be like post-apocalypse.
Without a ready supply of medication post-apocalypse, another great item for your survival kit is Hydrocodone. This is a great pain relief, an opiate and made from Codeine; Hydrocodone is used to treat acute pain. This medication is also effective in treating irritable coughs.
Being out in the wilderness you’ll need from time to time a supply of Anti-Diarrhea medication. Ciprofloxacin is a perfect anti-diarrhea drug but is also versatile in that it can be used to treat many bacterial infections and typhoid too. Make sure you have a supply of this in your kit.
With vast areas of wasteland and stagnant water, there are many areas post-apocalypse that make the ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. Therefore Anti-Malarial medicine is essential, Proguanil (also called Malarone) is another item you should have in your survival kit.
Best Survival Gear: Tools
Leatherman 830040 New Wave Multi-Tool with Nylon Sheath
The Leatherman 830040 New Wave Multi-Tool with Nylon Sheath ($81) is incredibly versatile and does just about everything! Weighing just 8.5 ounces and four inches in length when closed this tool is very convenient for your backpack. Made of 100% stainless steel; the sheath comes with a 25-year warranty, which should keep you away from the Zombies for quite a time!
McNett Gear Aid Tenacious Ultra Strong Repair Tape
Buy some McNett Gear Aid Tenacious Ultra Strong Repair Tape ($5) for your survival kit. Designed for outdoor use, this tape is a bargain at just $4.95. This tape is ideal for repairing holes and gashes in outdoor equipment and a variety of other applications. Buy some now!
DMM ALPHA Quickdraw Carabiner
The DMM ALPHA Quickdraw Carabiner ($26) is ideal for rock climbing. Available in 3 sizes (twelve, eighteen and twenty-five centimeters) and weighing only four ounces this is another essential item for your survival kit.
Suunto MC-2G Global Compass
Used by U.S. Special Forces if you are looking for a top of the range compass then buy the Suunto MC-2G Global Compass ($53). Measuring 65 x 101 x 18 mm and with scales in mm/inches buy one of these for your survival kit. Prevent yourself from getting lost with this most superb of compasses.
Swedish Firesteel – Scout Model
Start a fire quickly and effortlessly with the Swedish Firesteel – Scout Model ($16). This product lasts for up to three thousand strikes; weighs just 2.4 ounces and is available in a range of colors. It’s easily slipped in your survival gear and even works in wet conditions, which you may well face more often than you’d like.
Coghlans Emergency Tinder Kit
There is not too much to say about Coghlans Emergency Tinder Kit ($9), buy this if you need to start a fire! This tinder kit weighs only two ounces and contains eight pieces of tinder, all of which are fully waterproof. Supplied with one waterproof flint match, each piece will last up to seven minutes. Buy one today and guarantee being able to start a fire whenever you need to.
2011 American Silver Eagle Coin in Air-Tite Capsule
Buying the 2011 American Silver Eagle Coin in Air-Tite Capsule ($29) is not only nostalgic but you never know when having a silver coin could be of value. This coin comprises .999 silver and will be perfect for your connection with the real world.
Gerber 31-000698 Bear Grylls Survival Series Parang
The Gerber 31-000698 Bear Grylls Survival Series Parang ($31) is ideal for a multitude of purposes, especially cutting down plants and in jungle areas. Highly durable and corrosion proof this machete will make short work of vines and branches. In particular environments this will be very useful, made with a carbon steel blade it’s a bit heavier than most kit items at 1.8 lbs. in weight.
BIC Disposable Classic Lighter with Child Guard (Pack of 6)
Sold in a six pack the BIC Disposable Classic Lighter with Child Guard (Pack of 6) ($8) is great value for money. Supplied in a range of colors, these lighters are ultra-convenient and weigh just five ounces. Ideal for camping and hiking now, make sure you buy a few pack so when the Zombie apocalypse happens you still have some left.
Smith Abrasives 4inch Diamond Combination Stones Soft-Grip Rubber Handle Thumb Guard Micro Tool
You’ll need a sharpening tools to keep your tools sharpened and at their peak. The Smith Abrasives 4inch Diamond Combination Stones Soft-Grip Rubber Handle Thumb Guard Micro Tool ($45) is perfect for the job and weighs 2.4 lbs. It’s a little bit on the heavy side, but this type of tool is invaluable.
550lb. Type III Paracord 100′ Black
The 550lb. Type III Paracord 100′ Black ($9) is useful for a range of applications. Particularly suited to heavy uses like boating this cord has been tested to withstand 550lbs of weight. Cord such as this is another item that will come in useful from time to time for your kit.
Mammut Sensor 10.0mm Rope
The Mammut Sensor 10.0mm Rope ($338) provides 60 meters of high-quality rope targeted for climbers and mountaineers. This rope provides ultra-high resistance to dirt and water and will not let you down when you are at your most vulnerable.
Ontario SP16 SPAX Knife with FG/UC Sheath (Black)
Weighing twenty-six ounces the Ontario SP16 SPAX Knife with FG/UC Sheath (Black) ($74) is a multi-purpose knife with a protective sheath. Made from carbon steel, the knife length is thirteen inches open and four inches when closed. Popular with the US Military this knife is a formidable weapon and will be a great ally against any zombie attacks.
Adventure Medical SOL Duct Tape – Two 50in Rolls
When traveling you’ll always need products like Adventure Medical SOL Duct Tape – Two 50in Rolls ($5). Buy this product to receive two rolls of high-quality duct tape, at less than $5 you can’t go wrong! Use with care as this tape can be seen from the distance and you don’t want to alert the zombies to your whereabouts.
Smith’s PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener
The Smith’s PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener ($9) is the go-to tool whenever you need knives and other tools sharpened. Popular now with backpackers, fishermen, hikers, and hunters, etc. this type of tool will be invaluable post-apocalypse. Buy now; this is an absolute steal at the price.
Etón SCORPION NSP100OR Multi-Purpose Solar Powered Digital Weather Radio
Designed for extreme outdoor weather conditions the Etón SCORPION NSP100OR Multi-Purpose Solar Powered Digital Weather Radio ($86) is an ideal product to buy for a post-apocalyptic landscape. Use in all weathers to tune into any remaining radio broadcasts. Also has other utility purposes such as USB charging, a flashlight and also a bottle opener.
15-gallon drum of concentrated sulfuric acid
A 15-gallon drum of concentrated sulfuric acid ($199) could have a multitude of purposes post-apocalypse. Conduct your own science experiments, pour it on the zombies – they won’t like it! This sulfuric acid can also make bio-diesel, which will be critical as gas stations will be a thing of the past when the zombies take over. As with the Mad Max series of films, fuel could become all-important.
Tanaka Commercial Grade Rear Handle Chain Saw
The Tanaka Commercial Grade Gas Powered Rear Handle Chain Saw 20-Inch Bar and Chain 50cc 3.6 HP 2-Stroke ($760) will be ideal for your times in the wilderness. Primarily use for sawing firewood and in farming use this tool will cut workloads down. Gas powered with a rear handle buy this chainsaw ASAP as stocks are running low.
Fiskars X27 Super Splitting Axe
If you need to split logs look no further than the Fiskars X27 Super Splitting Axe, 36-Inch ($55). This axe is supplied with a sheath and has a shock-absorbent handle, which is incredible given its lightweight. This product is also available in three smaller sizes – seventeen inches ($32), twenty-three and a half inches ($40) and twenty-eight inches ($45).
TEKTON 3324 18-Inch Wrecking Bar
Make demolition work easy with the TEKTON 3324 18-Inch Wrecking Bar ($8). In a post-apocalyptic world you may need to demolish from time to time, this tool is great for ripping things apart. Remove stubborn nails with ease with the deep V nail slot, and gain easy access to cracks and crevices. Ideal for precision blows and a tool that will soon become essential.
Innovation Factory IF-221 Trucker’s Friend USA Made All-Purpose and Survival Tool
Designed specifically for truckers the Innovation Factory IF-221 Trucker’s Friend USA Made All-Purpose and Survival Tool is a very useful tool ($80). Its benefit is its versatility, use this tool to break-up pack ice, cut branches, loosen nails and much more. Includes features such as an axe, spanner, nail puller and hammer. Very useful for inbuilt shock absorption and a power grip, another essential item.
Wilton 20830 8 lb. BASH Sledge Hammer with 30-in Unbreakable Handle
The Wilton 20830 8 lb. BASH Sledge Hammer with 30-in Unbreakable Handle ($87) claims to be unbreakable so why not test it out? Weighing eight pounds with a thirty-inch handle, this sledgehammer could improve invaluable. With built-in safety features and vibration reduction, you’re all set to wreak mayhem with this powerful tool.
Packtowl Ultralite Soft Texture Towel
When going cross-country with a heavy backpack the lightweight Packtowl Ultralite Soft Texture Towel (from $7) will be useful. Prices vary according to the size you buy; this towel is available in five sizes (S, M, L, XL, and XXL). Even for the XXL the towel only weighs five ounces, so invest now, it’s a great item for your survival kit.
Paisley Cotton Bandanas
Hundreds of varieties of Paisley Cotton Bandanas ($1+) are available on Amazon. Don’t under-estimate the use of a bandana; they are great for sweat absorption and clearing away grime that accumulates. Used now for camping, in particular, everybody will need a bandana in a post-apocalyptic world!
Outdoor Research Sentinel Deluxe Spring Ring Headnet
In areas of danger from mosquitoes and other pests the Outdoor Research Sentinel Deluxe Spring Ring Headnet ($13) is perfect. Gives clear visibility but prevents mosquitoes from entering your airspace, these headnets will give you the protection you need Post-apocalypse mosquito numbers are expected to rise due to an increase in suitable habitat, e.g. stagnant water.
iOSAT Potassium Iodide Tablets, 130 mg (14 Tablets)
What better than iOSAT Potassium Iodide Tablets, 130 mg (14 Tablets) ($7) to survive a post-apocalypse nuclear landscape? Take these Potassium Iodide tablets and in the event of a nuclear disaster/detonation you fill your thyroid gland with the Iodine from these tablets rather than radioactive Iodine. A proven preventative tablet for thyroid cancer it’s well worth investing in a packet, you could save your life for $6.95.
Best Survival Gear: Survival Books
PROKNOT Outdoor Knots Book Supplement
Weighing just 0.3 ounces, the PROKNOT Outdoor Knots Book Supplement ($4) provides detailed guides on how to create twenty different knots in twelve pages. Waterproof and virtually indestructible this book supplement will help you on many an occasion outdoors.
Tactical Pistol Shooting: Your Guide to Tactics & Techniques that Work
The title says it all – Tactical Pistol Shooting: Your Guide to Tactics & Techniques that Work ($20). This book will teach you how the professionals operate a pistol. A skill that could be extremely useful in your war against the zombies it’s sensible to get learning right now.
Defensive Shotgun – Mastering the Versatility: Tactics for Repelling A Deadly Encounter (Volume 2)
Again this book title says it all – Defensive Shotgun – Mastering the Versatility: Tactics for Repelling A Deadly Encounter (Volume 2) ($20). In the case of a deadly counter (e.g. zombies!) what should you do? Learn here about how to use a shotgun in this situation.
AR-15 Rifle Complete Assembly Guide
Step by step black and white photos comprise this AR-15 Rifle Complete Assembly Guide ($600). Learn how to assemble the AR15 Rifle for yourself, an invaluable skill in a future world where weaponry knowledge will be an essential rather than desirable skill.
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
We’ve supplied you with many items to buy, but if you want to read further then The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead ($9) is for you. Packed with helpful, hints and advice, this guide is an essential accompaniment to your survival kit. Include tips on understanding zombie physiology and behavior and battle tactics.
Explosives and Homemade Bombs
Learn all about Explosives and Homemade Bombs ($50) in this practical book. A controversial book, which has caused public outcry as to why this book that could aid terrorists is freely available. But with zombies around this book is a perfect teaching aid in how to construct bombs, which could reduce your zombie menace.
Best Survival Gear: Storage & Backpacks
Gregory Mountain Products Men’s Baltoro 75 Backpack
Available in navy blue, black and red the Gregory Mountain Products Men’s Baltoro 75 Backpack ($255) is built to take the strain. Designed for comfort, this is a new version of a product which has won multiple awards. Carry masses of gear with the high volume capability of this backpack – this will help you keep your distance from the zombies!
MTM Survivor Dry Box Water Resistant
Keep your gear dry with the MTM Survivor Dry Box Water Resistant ($13). As the name suggests, it’s water-resistant and sized similarly to backpack sizes. Available in green or orange and built of sturdy construction buy this dry box to survive the expected harsh conditions following the zombie apocalypse.
Maxpedition Falcon-II Backpack
Use the Maxpedition Falcon-II Backpack ($130) for hauling gear and for medium-long term trips in the wild. With four compartments and weighing three pounds, the total capacity is 1520 cu. in. / twenty-five liters. , this backpack is available in orange or green, click-through to read a thorough description.