Besides the obvious, what other ways can you use a plastic poncho? In a survival situation, the more uses you
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We rejoin the characters of AMC’s The Walking Dead for season four on Sunday, October 13, 2013. Based on a comic book of the same name, the show follows two main bands of zombie apoco survivors. Some say the zombie craze is over. However, season three still broke ratings records with an average 11.42 million viewers. There are still plenty of zombie fans to keep the show going. The Walking Dead fans are anxious to see what’s in store for Rick Grime’s crew and if we will see the return of the Governor.
I have read that ethanol alcohol—the kind of alcohol that makes us drunk—was the first synthesized product that humans made. Originally made from honey, fruits, berries, grains, and other plants left in the sun to ferment, alcohol and its first use documented as far back as 10,000 B.C.
In the Max Brooks book, World War Z, one of the characters is retelling a story on rebuilding the United States after a serious zombie outbreak. He says, “The more work you do, the more money you make, the more peons you hire to free you up to make more money. That’s the way the world works. But one day it doesn’t. No one needs a contract reviewed or a deal brokered. What it does need is toilets fixed.”
In the past decade, 19 states have made crossbows legal in all or part of the state’s archery season. 2012 accounted for four of these additions and either added or extended crossbow hunting opportunities. Indiana expanded its crossbow season to coincide with the regular archery season. Kansas opened crossbow hunting to hunters over the age of 55 and under the age of 15 for the entire archery season. Crossbows are also legal in Kansas for all hunters during firearm seasons and legal for all hunters during the archery season in select counties (urban areas).
If you are anything like us, you have either put off shopping or have some unexpected last-minute gifts to pick up.
Resistance to the undead is a duty of every patriotic American. To facilitate that readiness, CTD offers a wide variety of bleeding zombie targets for realistic training. but beware, not every zombie looks nasty and decayed.
I know plenty of you never want to hear or read the word zombie again. Even though the fad seems to have passed, gun gear companies are still releasing zombie-killing related items. However, the idea is tired and played out. The first wave of products were actually pretty cool—exploding zombie targets, Black Dawn Magpul zombie AR-15 furniture, and EoTech’s illuminated biohazard reticle. This second wave where companies are slapping zombie green on anything has me wondering me if their marketing teams have joined the walking dead. Some of those companies missed the boat. We’re just not buying into it anymore.
In case you missed them the first go-round, here are the top-ten all-time zombie-themed items in the Shooter’s Log:
Ka-Bar’s zombie line of knives debuted at the 2012 SHOT Show. Due to the popularity of the line, they extended it with further options in blades including two folders. Many people balked at the “zombie green” (lime green) handles, but others who bought knives in the line boasted about how easy the knives were to find when dropped or lost in a bug-out bag. All of the Ka-Bar ZK knives include a set of black handles with screws, if you are so inclined to switch them out. I don’t think zombies probably see color, so why not just leave the lime green ones on. When you use any of these knives, you are going for effectiveness, not stealth.
Is the Walking Dead a realistic depiction of what it would be like to live in a post-apocalyptic world? Based on Robert Kirkman’s drama of the same name, AMC’s award-winning television show, The Walking Dead, focuses on an ensemble cast of characters surviving the zombie apocalypse in and around Atlanta, Georgia.
Optics Planet recently put together a zombie preparation kit. The Z.E.R.O (Zombie Extermination, Research, and Operations) kit can be yours for only $23,999.00! Packed with different items that Optics Planet believes you need to survive, you can purchase it all in one package, or each item individually. There is even a tongue-in-cheek sales video that entices you to buy. Their kit contains around 50 items, including reloading and laboratory equipment, because “if you want a safe world for your children and grandchildren you must find a cure. For this you need the best laboratory equipment.”
Recent news about products, people, and politics:
Moss Pawn Jewelry and Guns in Jonesboro, Georgia has Created the Ultimate Mall Ninja Tactical Zombie Destroyer
Based off an M&P15, it features three lasers, three red-dot sights (set for 100, 200, and 300 yards), a magnifier, four flashlights, a massive muzzle brake, a folding bipod, and holds 270 rounds of ammo on board. Fully loaded, it clocks in at 23 pounds. Video:
The subject of survival in a long-term disaster goes beyond having stockpiles of beans, bullets and band-aids. Tess Pennington at ReadyNutrition.com believes that the “majority of those who will die during a long-term disaster will be from illnesses brought on by acute respiratory infections due to cramped living conditions, poor water conditions (or lack of water), or bacterial infections from wounds.” She adds, “If we survive a major disaster, America would become a Third World country, and the aftermath of such a scenario will be similar to living in Africa, Ethiopia, and India.”
Army Bans P-Mags. The Army has ordered that soldiers may use only government-issued magazines with their M4 carbines, a move that effectively bans one of the most dependable and widely used commercial-made magazines on today’s battlefield.
Two new products from LaserLyte® have zombie hunters in mind. LaserLyte now offers their side mount laser for the Ruger LCP, LC9, Kel-Tec .380, and the Kel-Tec PF-9 in neon zombie green. LaserLyte made their infamous pistol bayonet in neon zombie green too! What better way to fight off zombies when they get too close!
May is Zombie Awareness Month. Zombie madness reached a peak in 2011. Everyone was jumping on the bandwagon. Huge companies including Sears, Doritos, Toyota, Honda, Red Bull, and even BMW featured commercials with zombies in them. After the 2012 SHOT Show, we saw a run of specialized zombie gear from Hornady, Leupold, EOTech, Ka-Bar, Mossberg and special, one-off runs of zombie guns. I have reported in the past that zombies are a big business worth around 5.74 billion dollars from sales of books, movies, video games, and websites. However, that report was from November 2011. Since then, I’ve noticed a drop off in zombie imagery popping up everywhere.
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