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10 Survival Essentials to EDC in a Zombie Apocalypse

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.

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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...

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Editor’s Note: It is better to have and not need than to need and not have. Thanks to Thom B for the tip!

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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...

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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.

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Forrest Gump (1994) submitted by twowords

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lowres: Of all the lessons Annie learned in school that day, the most important was that she should have brought sharper knives. Editor’s Note: WAT? Do not approve. STAY IN SCHOOL, DON’T SHANK PEOPLE.

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via Wesley
Editor’s Note: so what is it like to wake up and feel like p diddy anyway?

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Kick-Ass (2010)

Editor’s Note: If you enjoy the tactical aspect of EDC, be sure to check this film out…

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submitted by esswhykay
A scene from the comic Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli.

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Editor’s Note: Yeah this is kinda morbid and messed up but as soon as I saw this scene I screencapped it.
EDIT: Oh don’t tell me he used rubber bands as a money clip…

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The Departed (2006)
Editor’s Note: Kershaw Whirlwind guts some guy who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. :( So far I prefer Infernal Affairs…

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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).

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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...