In the event of a zombie apocalypse, what would you carry? The hypothetical question comes up here and there in the EDC world. It’s always a fun conversation, but it can be enlightening too. When preparing for the worst, you’re bound to pick up some useful survival tips from the discussion. With help from fellow EDCers in our forums and some inspiration by the upcoming television return of The Walking Dead, we've assembled a list of gear (with some picks straight from the show) designed to get you through even the worst of zombie-infested survival situations.
The Things I Carry: 2 Chainz via The FADER
Editor’s Note: Interesting setup there. I notice your wallet has a chain, which is a good idea to maintain maximum retention, especially if you are particularly conspicuous about how much money you have on you at any given time. With that said, it seems the wallet size, despite being at the maximum size for comfortable pocket carry, is insufficient for holding all of your cash. Judging by your method of retaining cash (such as rubber bands or friction and gravity) I would suggest investing in a larger moneyclip (perhaps the Superiortitanium Viper would serve you well) or even a small to medium-sized satchel with a $ symbol on it. They say time is money, and you have plenty of it, so it’s good that you wear a watch to manage all of that. I like the extra large lighter too — it should last longer at the expense of pocket space, but perhaps you have more to work with than the average EDCer. I must applaud your abundance of backups. You have not one, not two, but three phones because when there’s an app for everything, who needs tools? Lastly, it’s most evident that you subscribe to the “two is one; one is none” adage with your dual-chain carry (and even moreso reflected in your name). While nice pieces, I would say your firearm would not be the most effective in self-defense despite being easily accessible as a necker.
submitted by Manny Edmond
My mind was blown when I realized that Izaya Orihara from the anime series Durarara! keeps what appears to be a Spyderco CentofanteIII as his EDC knife. I’ve been an anime fan longer than I’ve been into EDC and knives so I didn’t make the connection until now.
Editor’s Disclaimer: lol so this type of post almost further reinforces arguments against EDCers with knives as posing as mall ninjas… and probably a very few percentage of you will appreciate/understand this post when I say that my life could probably be turned into an anime about an EDC maleblogger engineering nerd on a university campus struggling to nanpa girls to no avail despite having the tools on hand to fix their broken sunglasses, share an umbrella in the rain, light up a dark and scary road while walking one home after a long night at the library, and I’ll just stop now
SpongeBob Squarepants S6E120b - Toy Store of Doom (2009)
Editor’s Note: I was just watching Spongebob (smh sorry) and noticed Patrick EDC’d a flashlight that he stuck into his ear, which eventually gets lodged into his brain, leaving them trapped in a toy store during a power outage or something.
The Big Boss (1971)
Bruce Lee uses a flashlight and knife to discover drugs hidden in blocks of ice.
Lee sweeps the area.
Knife to open the drugs, flashlight to inspect them. Never not gully.
Lee kills the first henchman with a lethal flashlight throw (0).
The Hurt Locker (2008)
SOG EOD Powerlock Black Oxide being used to disarm explosive ordnance.
Leatherman Wave carried on MOLLE straps.
SureFire M6 illuminating a bomb site.
SureFire 6P illuminating the trunk of a car bomb.
Editor’s Note: I tend to ruin my viewing experience by having to pause, rewind, screencap and identify the gear I see in every movie I watch…
Update: Revised my initial assumption that the first pic was a Wave, it’s in fact a SOG Powerlock EOD, a specialty multitool for explosive ordnance disposal.