72 hour kit with Zombie upgrade ideas

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

I have been thinking a lot lately about 72 hour kits and being prepared at a moments notice. If a zombie apocalypse were to happen right now, over half of the world would be screwed just because they didn’t have the most basic supplies. Here are some great links to help you put together a 72 hour kit that would be helpful in any apocalypse.




Add these things in addition to a traditional 72 hour, like the ones in the links above. If you are interested in something in the list below, just click on it. It will work for almost all of the pictures, except for the obvious ones like, cash and food.

These are what I think you should have in a modified 72 hour kit, to make it a Zombie-Apocalypse-Readiness-Kick-Ass Kit:

1. Zombie killing weapon of choice

My favorite is a wooden base ball bat (Melee) and a primary gun ,AR-15 ,and a secondary, (pistol) a Glock17. I don’t recommend a shot gun, they are loud and wide burst, not exactly what you want when you are just aiming for their head.


2. Binoculars

So you can scout ahead and not run into a super high infected area.


3. $500 in cash

If an out break happens ATM’s and banks will be out of business, so getting money is not an option. Some people will still hold a value to money even though at that point it will have no value. If you are just thinking about your family and friends survival (which you should) money is 100% worthless, it doesn’t even burn well. You should buy all the supplies you can with the money before people realize just how worthless it is.


4. Knives

I real Swiss army knife. I recommend this because it is a multi-tool, the more things in one, the better. I know they can be kind of expensive, but when it comes to buying your survival, they are pretty cheap. Also another good knife is a trench spike. First of all they are totally bad ass, second they are a big knife and can be used as a bayonet and it is also has brass knuckles made into the handle.

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5. Pen and notebook

I think you should have this because when/if the zombie apocalypse ends, you should have you story written. Write anything you find out about the zombies. ex. “They can run and climb.” (Hopefully not)


6. Deck of cards

Grab some cards fitting to your situation! (Hence the zombie cards with helpful funny tips on each!)

It is important to keep your mind healthy. If you go crazy, all of your time gathering supplies would be for nothing.


7. Fire starting equipment

Just grab any lighter. Leave flint and steel to cave men. Might as well grab some water-proof matches too. Maybe storm and wind proof matches if you can find them. I would grab some charred card board and 1-2 fuel sticks. Break the fuel sticks in half for more fires.


8. Utility Belt

A belt used to hold life saving gadgets/tools. Such as Duct tape, knives, pistol, flashlight, binoculars, hatchet/axe, crowbar, etc.


9. Goggles

The last thing you want is some zombie blood in your eye. Get some in your eye? BAM! your screwed.


10. Backpack

Preferably a good, comfortable backpacking bag to hold everything in, you might want to get a camel bak so you can drink water on the run. Don’t get a cheap one, if you are running  away from zombies and your plastic piece of crap breaks and snags you on a fence…. Well you get the picture.


11. Helmet

Have a helmet to protect your brains from debris due to the collapse in infrastructure. It can also be used as a bowl.


12. Rope and/or paracord

To help tie up the crazy guy, and to make clothes-lines, etc.


13.Walkie Talkie headsets

So you can always be in constant communication with your buddy, if you have to split up.


14. Steel toed boots

The last thing you want is a stubbed toe.


15. Books

The Zombie Survival Guide, Complete Protection Against the Living Dead by Max brooks and 98.6 degrees the art of keeping Your Ass Alive! by Cody Lundin. You want these because knowledge is key to surviving an apocalypse.

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16. Jacket

To keep in the heat and keep out the rain and snow.


17. Energy bars and drinks

So you can stay awake and food tastes good.


18. Gloves

You might end up in cold climates and you will have to do lots of physical labor.


19. Knife sharpener

A dull knife won’t do you any good.


20. Duct tape

Well of course duct tape…


21. Solar panel battery charger

To charge any appliances that run on batteries. Such as a battery powered flashlight or radio.


22. Gun accessories

Have a night vision scope, silencer, maybe a laser, etc. If you can get them.

If you have any suggestions on more things I should have in my kit, please let me know down in the comments.


3 comments on “72 hour kit with Zombie upgrade ideas

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