By the looks of it, we have all survived the Mayan Apocalypse without any problems, so now we can all go back to waiting for our favorite world ending event; the zombie apocalypse! With everyone’s favorite zombie show, The Walking Dead, off the air until February, we thought we would give you your zombie fix with a list products to complete your zombie apocalypse survival kit and make you the ultimate zombie killing machine.
To start out the list, we all know that everyone imagines themselves looking like a bad a$$ when the zombies rise ( myself included), so you need to have the perfect zombie apocalypse outfit on hand. A basic military BDU pant is a good choice due to the functional design, including several pockets to store your extra ammo. Don’t worry ladies, these pants also come in pink camo so you can still have a touch of femininity during the zombie invasion. A tactical vest is also a smart choice. All of the pouches allow you to keep all of your gear close to your body and easy to access. Throw on a moisture wicking t-shirt on underneath and you’ll be good to go. Another great option would also be a leather jacket. Tough and durable, leather may help prevent biters from getting to your skin. What you have on your feet is also important. I suggest a tall leather boot.
As far as zombie weapons and zombie tools, guns are typically the most efficient, but not everyone has access to guns and some do not even want guns in their house. So here are some creative, yet effective alternatives. The Parang Machete is a great choice for those of you who don’t mind getting close to the walkers. The ergonomic handle has a comfortable, textured grip so the chance of slippage when your swinging the machete through the air is greatly reduced. The SOG Tomahawk is also perfect to have during the rise of the dead. Not only can it be used to destroy zombies, it can be used for other purposes like chopping wood and it can be attached to your belt.
In addition to all of these items, Harry’s also has a number of survival items like food and water rations, first aid kits, emergency blankets, and more that are all practical items to have around the house in case of a more likely emergency, but would still be great to have in case of the zombie invasion.
All of these items will help make you look like and feel like the ultimate zombie killing bad a$$, but it’s up to you to summon your inner warrior to get the job done.
Tomorrow is the first day of winter and it’s starting with a bang. Winter Storm Draco is currently pounding the Midwest and heading Michigan’s way, so we thought putting together some tips to help make it through the upcoming winter storm season would be helpful!
The first step in being prepared for winter is making sure your winter wardrobe is up to par. The clothing and footwear industry has made significant strides in developing new technologies and designs to help improve warm and performance in the winter. Columbia Sportswear is one of our favorite winter brands and with everything from electric boots that heat your feet with rechargeable batteries, great layering pieces like hoodies and fleece pullovers, to winter coats featuring insulation and silver linings that reflect body heat, you are sure to stay warm. Other brands such as, Carhartt , also offers top notch winter wear that is durable enough for a construction site and can last for years.
The second step for winter preparedness would be to make sure your home is prepped with some basic survival gear, in case you get snowed in or lose power. Having extra water one hand is a must. Cases of water bottles can often be hard to store so try out a case of emergency water rations. Each case contains 64 sachets, with 4.227 ounces in each packet. The water has been purified and has a 5 year shelf life. You’re sure to get hungry during a blizzard and if you’ve lost power, most of what you have in your fridge would spoil, so survival food bars or ready to eat meals would be a great thing to have in your cabinet. Flashlights and candles are also necessary to have as a light source.
The final step to be completely prepared for winter is to prep your car. I know from first hand experience driving in a blizzard is not fun and can be quite dangerous. In the unfortunate case that you get into an accident, your car breaks down, or you need to pull off the road because you can’t see, make sure you have everything you may need. A pre-made kit is a great option for your car or home because it can be easily stored in the backseat or in the trunk. One of our favorite picks is the Emergency Preparedness Survival Kit by Coghlan’s. This kit includes a variety of first aid materials, disposable hand warmers, emergency ponchos, survival candles, and more. Blankets are always handy to have in the car. You can chose between the reflective emergency blanket or go with a thick, heavy wool blanket….or go with both to be ultimately prepared.
Some of you may think being this prepared is extreme, but if you live in an area that has the potential for winter storms, then being this prepared will be beneficial in the long run. This was just a few tips and suggestions,so check out our whole selection of survival gear at Harry’s to create your very own emergency preparedness kit!
December 21st is drawing near! How many of you are prepared for the Mayan Apocalypse? Here are the top 10 bug out bag essentials you will need to survive the Mayan Apocalypse!
First off, you’re going to need one of our tactical backpacks to store all of your survival supplies. We recommend the Advanced Mountaineering Tactical Backpack, made out of tough ballistic nylon and features two aluminum frame stays for added support when carrying heavy loads. This mountaineering bag is MOLLE compatible, so all of your essential gear can be attached to the outside of the pack.
Now, what do you need to go inside that awesome tactical backpack?
You’re going to want a versatile knife to add to your survival kit; this Ka-Bar Companion Drop Point Knife is the perfect one. Made from 1095 Cro-Van steel with a drop-point blade, the Ka Bar utility knife can puncture and slice, whether you’re hunting, chopping, or slicing material. Made in the USA, the Ka-Bar Companion is a quality blade, with an overall length of 10.5 inches, and a blade length of 5.25″ inches. The drop point blade of the Ka Bar tactical knife is just about a quarter of an inch thick, for a smooth and effective cut.
A survival fire starter is another great item to throw in that tactical backpack. This Gerber Bear Grylls Fire Starter features watertight construction that keeps tinder safe and dry, so when you need it, you can trust it.
Water filtration will be key to surviving the end of the world. This water filter allows you to filter water from any bottle, water bladder, cup, or directly from water sources. Lightweight, portable, and easy to use, this is the one to throw in your survival pack.
The Survival Pod Paracord Zipper Pull is functional while also small and easily attached to your survival backpack.The paracord survival pod is made with two 4 foot strands of paracord that can be untied for use in times of need. The survival pod does not stop there. Inside the paracord pod are more tools to help you survive, making this superior to other paracord products. The 550 cord key chain features a 1 inch sharp eye hidden knife on the inside of the pod, perfect for cutting. The pod also features a 1 inch fire stick flint and a 6 inch jute firestarter. These compact tools will allow you build a fire to keep warm or to signal for rescue. The jute firestarter can also be used as tinder. The final piece to this survival kit is a 3-inch strip of duck tape. We all know that duck tape can fix anything!
This fifteen piece first aid kit features a Gerber miniature multi-tool with needle nose pliers, wire cutters, fine edge knife, serrated knife, Phillips screwdriver, small flat driver, medium flat driver, lanyard ring, bottle opener and tweezers. The first aid survival kit comes in water proof bag with miniature lights, hand saw, signaling mirror, survival blanket, fire starter, waterproof matches, cotton ball, fire tinder, snare wire, emergency cord, waxed thread, fishing kit and sewing kit.
This survival blanket is waterproof, windproof and compact enough to roll up into your bag. The emergency blanket provides comfort and protection from the elements, including moisture and water resistance.
The Six-function Whistle has six survival tools that are essential. Besides a signal whistle, it has a compass and bright LED light. Also included in this one fantastic space saving tool is a thermometer and signal mirror. There is also a convenient lanyard and clip so the whistle is easy to carry with you. Batteries are included for the long life LED flashlight.
The five-in-one tool is constructed with heavy steel, and includes attachments for a directional compass, an interchangeable shovel, a saw, an axe, and a pick. The set is black in color, and comes with a sleek nylon carrying case, that is attachable to your belt.
Last but not least, you’ll need a light source to add to your survival pack. This solar powered lantern made to work when no other source of energy is available features both solar power charging and hand crank power. The 36 super bright long life LED lights in this crank powered lantern can be powered for 2 hours after 8 hours of exposed sunlight or up to 20 minutes with every minute of using the hand crank. The solar powered lantern has two lighting modes, one with 18 LED bulbs to save energy, or all 36 LED lights for maximum lighting.
NASA may have debunked the Maya Apocalypse theory, but here at Harry’s Army Surplus, we think it’s good to be prepared just in case. Even if nothing happens on December 21, 2012, we always have to the approaching zombie apocalypse to prep for!
Are you still searching for a gift for your soldier? Well, look no further; Harry’s has you covered. We carry such a wide range of products; you’re bound to find the perfect gift! Some of our favorites include the Seirus Original All Weather Black Lightweight Glove. This glove is perfect for the cold weather coming our way! It’s a slim fit glove that keeps cold out and keeps hands warm. At $34.99, this is more than affordable.
Another option for this Christmas is going to help your soldier keep time; The Smith and Wesson Tritium Soldier Military Watch. With the ability to read time in low light conditions (even in total darkness), resist water up to 100M/300 feet, and featuring a scratch resistant mineral crystal face, this watch is a great buy! This watch is on sale right now for $89.95!
If your soldier is handy, either on the job or off, you may want to consider a multi-tool like the Leatherman Rebar Multi-Tool. This is on sale now for $46.99 and is made of 17 different tools! The best part is that it is a full size tool that can be closed to a compact size of 4 inches long that can easily fit in a pocket. Some of the tools on this multi-tool include pliers, screwdrivers, and wire stripper. While you’re on our website, be sure to look around, we’re sure you will be able to find many more great gift ideas for everyone on your list!
This Week’s Savings – Now through Sunday
These are just a few of the savings waiting for you this week at Harry’s Army Surplus
- Wigwam Socks Stock Up Sale – Save up to 20%
- Fur-lined bomber hats – 20% off
- Kids flight jackets – $29.99
- Commando sweaters by Jordan Craig – Now Only $29.99
- Many knives on sale
- Tact Squad uniform cargo pants – $10 OFF (navy or black)
- Browning CO2 Airsoft Guns – $23 OFF – Now only $49.99
- Carhartt Men’s Extremes Zip-To-Waist Biberall – 20% OFF
- Military Baseball Hats – Buy 1 Get 1 Half OFF
- Women’s Vintage Fatigues – $5 OFF of the sale price
- All Insulated Boots – at least 20% OFF
- Kid’s Woodland BDUs – 30% OFF
- Caterpillar Water Repellent Ridge Jacket – Save $15
- All Dickies work coats – 30% OFF
- Heavyweight Military Thermal Crew Necks & Thermal Pants – 25% OFF
- Knox Armory P-Coats – Now Only $49.99
- “My own meal” emergency dinner entrees – 30% OFF
- Womens Holiday 3-pack of fuzzy socks – $5.99
Sorry, these deals have gone the way of the dinosaurs…
Tactical pants are cargo pants all grown up. More than just pockets, tactical pants are designed with functionality and durability in mind. Whether you are military, law enforcement, or a paramedic, you have probably had your eye on a pair of these amazing pants. What sets these pants apart from regular cargo pants? What features should you look for? Harry’s Army Surplus is here to give you the information you need!
The first thing most people notice are all the wonderful pockets. Tactical pants are designed with use in mind, so there are many different pockets in all sorts of configurations. There are places for your cell phone, wallet, knives, flashlights, tools, pretty much anything you need there is a pocket for it.
Tactical pants are constructed to take a beating. Reinforced stitching and bar tack stitches help ensure the pants don’t rip easily. Bar tack stitches are used to strengthen stress points, preventing tears and rips in pockets or seams. Gussets are triangular shaped pieces of material sewn into places like the crotch to improve fit and movement. Areas of heavy wear such as knees and seat are usually double reinforced to reduce wear and tear. A few pants come treated with Teflon™ to prevent staining from coffee, water, or even blood.
We wanted to update all of our local friends on some great savings
we’re having this weekend. Sales start friday and are valid through sunday.
We will be open from 9 am to 9 pm on Black Friday….So, please feel free
to get your beauty rest.
These River’s End Work coats are an amazing deal and will make for a
great gift without breaking the bank. Get one while our supplies last.
This is one fantastic deal. We guarantee that these
will go very, very quickly.
Save on our most popular socks. They’re moisture wicking, warm, comfortable and they’ll
last years instead of just months. People who buy these socks once usually come back for more.
Other Great Savings:
All Sales valid in-store only between 11/23/2012 & 11/25/2012.
Discounts are below regular prices and are not valid in
conjunction with other discounts. Discounts valid on in-stock
Black Friday Savings: Over 70% off select footwear, 25% off flight jackets, 15% off knives, 25% off tactical packs, $30 off mickey mouse boots, original swat boots & shoes over 70% off, 25% off p-coats from knox armory
When shopping for a knife, the biggest question to consider is, “What will I be using the knife for?” Once you figure out the main purpose for the knife, it’s much easier to narrow down the specifics such as blade type and style. We’ll go over some knife basics and help you choose the right knife for the job.
- Drop-Point. This is a good all around blade suitable for many uses. Similar to a clip-point but with a more convex curve on the spine where it meets the tip of the blade. Stronger tip but not really good for piercing.
- Tanto. This blade has sharp straight angles and a strong tip. Good for piercing.
- Clip-Point. This blade is similar to a drop-point, but with a concave curve on the spine of the blade. One of the most popular styles for a reason, very versatile. Sharper tip makes for cutting in tight places or piercing.
- Normal. A straight back and curving edge. Good for thrusting, chopping and cutting.
Blade steels are usually different blends of stainless steel. Different alloys give benefits over plain stainless steel. Vanadium added to stainless steel improves strength and ease of sharpening. Carbon steel is stronger and tougher than stainless steel and easier to sharpen, however without the chromium of stainless steel it is more apt to rusting. Manufacturers like to use their own custom blends of steel, so it’s advisable to check the blade material on a knife you are considering to make sure it will hold up to the job. Remember, no matter the material, a blade will dull with use.
Fixed or Folder?
Should you choose a fixed blade knife or a folding blade? It again depends on the use. A fixed blade knife will be stronger due to the fact that the blade is one piece and there are no joints or moving pieces. A folding knife may be more convenient since the blade folds into the handle making it smaller and easier to carry.
Serrated or Plain Edge?
Whether you want a plain edge or serrated blade depends on the type of cutting you are going to be doing. A plain edge is great for smooth cuts, slicing and piercing. A serrated edge is good for rough cutting and sawing. An all around compromise is a partially serrated blade, which gives more versatility.
What kind of material the handle is made out of depends on preference. If you are going to be using your knife in damp environments, you might not want a stainless steel handle that is smooth. Handles are made in different types of plastic, metal, even bone or wood. The handle may be textured or smooth. Once again, it would depend on what you are using the knife for. If you are working around a lot of chemicals or blood borne pathogens, you would need something non-absorbent like metal, not wood. Metal handles can get colder than other materials, so if you are outdoors in the cold, a metal handle might not be the best option.
Harry’s Army Surplus has a huge selection of knives and tools fit for any job imaginable. Stop in or give us a call and speak with our highly knowledgeable staff, we’ll make sure you get the right knife for the task at hand.