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Harry’s Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide

Zombies…..They’re coming! Everyone knows the apocalypse is on its way. ZombiesThe real question to ask yourself is “Are you prepared?”

We all know how to kill them, destroy the brain obviously, but do you have the tools or know how to really survive if they took over the world? The Harry’s team is extremely well versed on zombies and survival gear, so we’ve provided some tips and tricks to help you survive.

SOG Axe

SOG Voodoo Hawk

The most important item that you need to have is a weapon. I am sure you’re thinking “Well I have a gun,” and yes that IS the obvious choice, but when you really think about it, is it the smartest choice? Not really. Guns are loud, which draws more zombies to you, and you WILL run out of ammo. A smarter choice would be a machete or an axe. No sound and they can be continuously used, though you may want to give a wash every now and then to avoid undesirable odors. Remember…AIM FOR THE HEAD!

Another thing you may want to consider would be the group of people you are with…if you are with a group. There are pros and cons to being in a group, small or big, and to being a lone wolf. I’m not going to say which would be better, that’s really a personal preference. If you do choose to go with a group, there are some “types” you may want to avoid. These people can often be annoying and extremely detrimental to the welfare of the group…here are some examples.

1. You may encounter someone in your group who claims to be a zombie expert. This person may or may not claim that for the following reasons…”They played zombie mode on Call of Duty so they FOR SURE know how to kill things” or  “They totally own every zombie movie ever made so they obviously know how to kill things.” This said person may be a Walking Dead fan and claim to be as awesome as main characters Rick or Daryl. In reality this person is NOT as awesome and would most likely freeze up if they actually had to kill something. If you are willing to put up with the constant know it all attitude that this person may have then by all means stay with this group.

2. The Loud Mouth. This is obvious. A loud mouth can potentially draw more zombies to your location. If they can’t keep their volume under control, then some other arraignments may need to be made for this person.

3. The Constant Whiner. The apocalypse will suck…for everyone. But inevitably there will be that one person looking for more sympathy then anyone else. This will get very old to hear. I would avoid this type at all cost.

Having a good supply of survival gear is key, but make sure you keep an eye on it…people tend to lose all restraint in a time of need so it could get stolen. In this array of goods should be a durable backpack to carry your stuff ( and to keep your hands free), a fire starter ( don’t make the fire too big though), water purifying tablets for clean drinking water, a good knife, a first aid kit, and multi-tool. Of course there will be room for more stuff maybe an emergency blanket or a poncho, really the choice  is yours. Just remember YOU will be carrying it, not anyone else so don’t make it too heavy.

Another good idea to increase your survival rate would be to get out of the city or suburbs and head to the country. Cities and suburbs are more densely populated and the chances of getting bit higher. The country has plenty of benefits including less people, more food sources, and open area. If you aren’t a country person, you better suck it up and get ready to live outdoors for a bit. It will be safer then being in heavily populated metropolis with zombies around every corner.

My last piece of advice to you would be “If all else fails, RUN!” If you’ve lost your weapon or a zombie horde is approaching and you feel like you are out of options, just run. Humans are faster that zombies (traditionally) so getting away should be feasible if you are in OK shape.

If you are looking for my zombie apocalypse gear or tips or even just some basic survival knowledge, stop in and talk to our sales staff. They will be sure to give you the best info and show you the most reliable survival gear, backpacks, and footwear so that you can be prepared! One day zombies may take over the world…..so please remember AIM FOR THE HEAD!

 

5 Survival Books to Get You Through Any Disaster

Disaster can strike at any time…. Would you be prepared? Whether you are a prepper, survivalist, or just someone who wants to know what to do in a chaotic situation, survival books are great to have on hand. With so many natural zombiedisaster happening lately and the looming zombie apocalypse, reading one of these useful books may be a good idea. Harry’s has a variety of survival books available and we think these 5 definitely deserve a read!

1. SAS Urban Survival Handbook by John “Lofty” WisemanUrban Survival Book

This survival handbook is great for those of you living in an urban setting. There are different considerations that need to made in comparison to living in the country. This manual explains how to survive and protect yourself against terrorism, natural disasters, fires, home invasions, and everyday health hazards. Cities can present tricky situations since people are living so close together. This book explains to deal with Influenza which can spread like wildfire in a city. You can also learn how to handle a situation with a dangerous dog or how to deal with being mugged. Wiseman explains how to realistically and practically approach these situations. After reading this book, you will be able to recognize risks, make quick decisions, and live confidently in a modern urban city center.

2. What to Do When the Sh*t Hits the Fan by Dave BlackSurvival Book

Would you know what to do during an unexpected disaster? With a very practical, real world approach, this survival manual explains what to do in almost any situation. Dave Black provides readers with step by step instructions and actions to makes it through a variety of cirses, ranging from terrorist acts to deadly natural disasters. Black has even provided plans for businesses, communities, organizations, and individuals based on the type of emergency and the environment you may be in. On top of all that, this survival book provides readers with a hierarchy for response that includes communication, healthcare, food, water, and shelter when government institutions fall. This book is a fun and informational read and even though you may not think catastrophic events will happen, you will still be prepared if they do.

3. The Disaster Preparedness Handbook: A Guide for Families by Dr. Arthur T. BradleyDisaster Preparedness Book

When you think of prepping, you may think of the people on television that have ridiculous stock piles of supplies that will end up expiring in 5 years because it hasn’t been used, but in reality it is a good idea to have some supplies on hand for an emergency. This survival handbook helps you put a disaster preparedness plan in place for you and your family. All of the basic human needs are addressed and there is also information addressing the needs of the elderly, pregnant women, people with special needs, and pets. Whether you are an avid prepper or just starting out, this is a must have book, especially if you live with your family.

4. The Self Reliance Manifesto: How to Survive Anything Anywhere by Len McDougallSelf Reliance Manifesto

Wrote by someone who has been in a variety of crises and situations, this survival book gives you information on how to get out of trouble. McDougall reveals how he lives life and tells readers how to live life with the same confidence in any scenario. We like that this book is fully illustrated so you can actually see how to build a fire in a variety of conditions or how to build a shelter. There is so much information in this book so you can be prepared for anything. You should also be happy to know that Len McDougall has field tested pretty much everything, including water filters, kayaks, tents, cameras, and boots, so you can trust his tips and information.

5. Modern Survival: How to Cope When Everything Falls Apart by Barry DaviesModern Survival Guide

Barry Davies spent 18 years in the British Special Air Service, so he knows a thing or two about being prepared. This survival handbook is pretty up to date and modern since was wrote in 2012. Davies has taken into account all of the modern aspects of society and put together tips and plans for you to continue your life successfully in a healthy manner when all else fails. After reading, you will be far more prepared for a natural disaster, biological and chemical warfare, a government shut down, and many more terrifying situations.

tornadoWe know the chances of a catastrophic event can be slim, but after the tornadoes in Oklahoma, wild fire out west, and the crazy floods in Calgary having some extra knowledge and some survival skills would not hurt! And of course if a World War Z type situation occurred all the skills these books talk about would totally apply. So whether you are prepping for a hurricane, war, or for zombies these survival books will help you successfully make it through. Check out our whole selection of survival manuals online or come flip through them in the store and while your at it, pick up some survival gear to have on hand just in case the unthinkable happens!

Brand Spotlight : NDUR Survival Gear

NDUR is another great brand Harry’s decided to pick up this spring. They make a line of innovative survival products, designed to provides excellent performance and extremely functional. With a slogan like “to Survive – to Outlast – to Endure”, NDur products will help you get through your next camping or hiking adventure.Filtration Straw

The coolest product, in our opinion, is the  Portable Water Filter Survival Straw. This straw is way more convenient and easier to carry around in comparison to water bottles and canteens. Probably more important than the size, this straw is packed with awesome features that you wont find anywhere else. This straw is made with BPA-free plastic and it’s filter life is good for up to 25 gallons or more depending on the quality of the water source. The filter in this straw removes up to 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, 99.9% of micro-organisms, 99.9% of heavy metals, and (here’s the most impressive one) 99.9% of radioactive elements such as Gross Beta, Uranium, Plutonium, Radon, Radium, Cesium, Strontium,  and Radioactive Iodine. Basically this straw could save your life. All you need to do is fill up a bottle or a glass and drink from the straw and Voila! Clean Water! We recommend having one of these around the house just in case the impending zombie apocalypse happens.

Camp StoveLooking for an actual filtered water bottle? Well, NDUR has one. This water bottle offers all the same great features as the straw minus removing the radioactive elements. Other great items are Whistlethe survival blanket, the super lightweight camp stove, and a 7 in 1 survival whistle. Even if you’re not a hiker or a camper, all of these products would be great to have in your home in the case of a natural disaster or power outage. We really love these products and are sure you guys will too!

 

 

Ultimate Survival Gear, The Zombie Apocalypse Continues

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 imgresyour 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 Tactical Vestthe 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 Machetehouse. 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.

 

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