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My Family just got back from our vacation, and waiting for me was a pile of free samples ordered from promotional products companies.  Among this was a backpack with a Volkswagen logo on it.  

Presumably the company that sent it made them for Volkswagen at one time.  Anyway, I decided to put my growing collection of survival supplies in it.

First, the junk that doesn’t go in it but is part of the plan:

The swiss army type knife was found in a dollar store in New York, and works pretty well.  The 3″ folding 1/2 serrated knife next to it was bought at a small fireworks store in Indiana for $4.  The leatherman type tool next to it has the same story.  The zippo-type lighter cost three pounds in a shop in England, the headlamp that runs on AAAs cost $10, and the thing in the upper right is a 50-year calendar.  The broken pocketwatch cost ten pounds at a flea market in england.

The front pocket of the bag is first aid and repair.  There are several large bandages, and a bag of sterile gloves.  The main kit is in a tin which, like the reversible screwdriver, was a free sample.  Last, there is a hotel sewing kit and a stainless steel mirror.

The next kit hold most other things.  At the bottom is a duct tape wallet holding batteries.  Above that is a bag of condiments, only there until I can replace them with good food.  To the right is a bag containing matches, lighters, and a candle.  At the top are a small flashlight that runs on AAAs, and another charged by dynamo.

The main compartment contains several packages of cookies from England, two cans of tuna, and two bags of beef jerky. There is also a deck of cards, a die, and some hot chocolate mix.

This is the whole bag expanded.

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this is an update to my earlier post, https://captainsolderburn.wordpress.com/2010/04/25/basic-zombie-survival-kit/.

Weapons: As a minor, I do not have access to firearms, or any experience.  I have 1 2″ swiss army knife, a 2″ multitool, a 2.5″ multitool, and a wrench with a 2″ blade and screwdrivers in the handle.

Food and water: at any time my family will have 30 bottles of water in the house.  For food, we have much canned food, but not more than a few days’ worth.

Other: I have two rolls of duct tape.  I have half a dozen flashlights, 2 of which can be recharged by hand.  I have several decks of playing cards and several dozen dice, so morale wouldn’t be too low.

This kit is currently just a theory.  I was at some volunteer thing all day, and talked to some other kid who has strange ideas.  We settled on  the following for a zombie(plague, not curse) survival kit:

-Weapons: ideally a shotgun, a hunting knife, and a pocket knife.  Also have ammo for the shotgun and a pistol.  Magazines for assault rifles would be hard to find unless you already have them, and they would need more ammo, taking up more weight and space.

-Food and Water: enough for 3 days.  If you aren’t within three days of more food anyway, you will die.  For food, choose stuff that doesn’t need to be frozen or cooked, like beans, granola bars, and beef jerky.  For water, try a canteen, not water bottles.  Also, a water purifier or tablets would be good.

-other: obviously, duct tape has many uses in any world.  A flashlight is needed, as are back-up batteries.  The GPS system could continue working for a few years without people, so bring a GPS and either more batteries for it or a charger(solar or off car batteries).  Rope will be useful, for securing things or closing doors against zombies.  Have fishing line and hooks, because there might not be much meat on a squirrel after it is hit with a shotgun, you will need more food.  And bring some kind of game for entertainment.  As a general rule, you want something that is usually lost before the batteries die, like 20 questions.  And of course, more people traveling with you would be good.  There is safety in numbers, and you don’t have to outrun the zombies, just the slowest person.  The goal of this pack is to keep you alive on your way to a safe place, not long term survival.

***Disclaimer*** don’t take me seriously.  I will not be responsible for your zombification.