For the eighth day of my 25 Undead Christmas presents I want a Garmin Rino 655t.
As long as the Garmin Rino 655t GPS satellites keep chirping this two in one unit will provide both detailed GPS data on where you are and what direction your heading as well as the ability to listen and scan for others who may be transmitting location data. This awesome feature lets you and other members of your party transmit your location directly through the Rino so you always know where they are. Great for when you hear the gunfire and they don’t have time to scream for help. You’ll know exactly where they are.
On top of this you can plot out paths and waypoints, so if you find a “safe” path you can follow it again, no matter what the weather or lighting.
I know I am going to get some hate mail for this, but the satellites will keep running for some time after the apocalypse starts, and you might as well get as much usage out of them before they stop working as possible.
You are going to needs your hands in good shape to survive. Think of all the little cuts and wounds you could get climbing over wrecked cars or through partially broken windows. And after you get a few nicks and cuts, you are going to want to make sure you cover those hands up and protect them. That is where WILEY X TAG-1 Tactical Assault Gloves come into play. They are made out of Kevlar for scratch and puncture resistance, as well as nomex to give them a bit of fire resistance as well.
I also really like the above the wrist protection. There are other great tactical gloves out there, but I like these because they come halfway up my forearms.
Look, I don’t think I’d ever let my attractive thirteen year old daughter go anywhere with two twenty year old men, but it has nothing to do with race.
So while I completely understand why the cops stopped and asked a few questions, once they talked to the parents and the kids, I think they went way overboard. If the girl said she was okay, and the parents were okay with it, then I can’t see why the cops did anything else other than scratch their heads.
I’ve owned a couple different brands of tools like this, and I have actually snapped off the pliers and had the screwdriver heads twist off on a few of the cheaper ones. So it is worth it to spend more money and get a better quality product here. After all, your not going to be carrying a bag full of tools around with you, so this little baby is going to become your best friend.
For the fifth of my 25 Undead Christmas presents I want a SolarGoPack
In the first days after the end you are going to need some source of power. Batteries are great, but they only last so long. Even before you are ready to roll out of your stage 1 location, you are going to want one of these SolarGoPack backpacks, and more likely you’ll want one for each member of your team.
There is no more coal fired power plants and even if you have a generator, the noise will bring the undead in for miles around. Then, when you are ready to roll out, you’ll be able to charge flashlight batteries and small electronics like a radio so you might get some heads up about the worst hit areas.
If you want a taste of what is to come once you leave your stage 1 location try camping without a flashlight at night and see what your field of vision is when your waving around a flaming torch. Very easy for the undead to sneak up on you. What you need is a way to charge up batteries while your hiking across country.
That’s where SolarGoPack backpacks come in. You can charge up your batteries and be able to have a nice focused beam of light to shine into the darkness when you hear something in the woods. Is it a deer, or something more sinister? Now you will know before it’s right on top of you.
Okay, and there is also your MP3 player so you don’t go crazy. But be reasonable and only put one earbud in, you need to hear what’s around you.
And while you are buying the solar backpack, make sure you pick up a SB6019 Solar Dynamo Flashlight or two. They are always going to work. You can charge them in the sun and crank them when you need to if you run out of juice at night.
If you are looking for an awesomely compact and smooth shooting pistol, go out and buy yourself a CZ 75. It’s a great shooting pistol and the finish is top notch.
The only thing I did after putting a few hundred rounds through mine was to replace the guide rod.
The stock guide rod uses a flat wire spring and a poly rod. The rod itself if a bit flexible and the “nub” at the end (red circle below) that seats into the barrel feels weak, and I suspect it would be the first point of failure with long term use. After less than a thousand rounds the nub was already a bit flattened and worn.
When assembled, you can see the poly rod at the tip of the weapon.
So, after a few cycles of firing, cleaning, and assembly, I purchased the steel guide rod and a new 14lb spring to replace the flat wire spring from the factory.
The steel rod will obviously not flex like the poly rod, and the steel nub on the end of the rod that sits in the barrel should last the life of the gun under most circumstances.
Plus, it looks so much better to me with the steel rod versus the poly.
Its time we start to think about what you need once the worst of it blows ever and it is time to get out of the zombie packed urban areas. They are light, very strong, and are a great way to take down a zombie or three quietly and safely. The risk of splatter is there, but less so than if your using an edged weapon, so even if you get surprised and don’t have your gas mask on, you’re likely to be just fine.
When your picking your bat, make sure you look at the grain and find one with long flowing lines. Short, choppy grain is a likely sign the bat will not be as strong as a piece of wood with long grains.