Zombie Survival Equipment for Groups

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At anytime during the zombie apocalypse, you should never go off anywhere alone. For safety, staying together is mandatory. An individual by themselves could easily be surrounded and consumed by zombies. Below are a list of things that EACH group should have (10 people or less). If things get too heavy to carry, you can always alternate who carries what. Keep in mind this is the equipment you should carry in addition to your individual gear.

Keep in mind we only list things that are necessary. Our zombie apocalypse checklist consist of items that we have carefully chosen and researched and recommend. Check back often, this site will be updated when we find better gear and equipment.

1. Medium-Sized Medical Kit

Here are a few great options for a first aid kit for your group.

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Elite First Aid Fully Stocked Rapid Response Trauma First Aid Bag
Priced around $40.
First Responder EMT Fire Fighter Trauma Bag- Fully Stocked
Priced around $80.
First Aid Kit Emergency Response Trauma Bag Complete
Priced around $290.

 

2. Two-Way Radio with Headphones

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Cobra Electronics CX110 16-MILE FRS/GMRS 2-Way Radio
Priced around $27.
Motorola MJ270R 22-Channel 27-Mile Two-Way Radios
Priced around $52.
Motorola MH230TPR Giant Rechargeable Two Way Radio 3 Pack, FRS/GMRS
Priced around $86.

 

3. Crowbar (2)

Crowbar

Stanley 55-136 36-Inch Forged Hexagonal Steel Ripping Bar
This could also be carried as a hand-to-hand weapon. The crowbar or prybar is a great tool for ripping-out, terring-down, or prying-loose objects. There are a wide variety of uses for this piece of metal, so don’t overlook it.

 

 

 

4. Water Purification Pump

Here are a couple of good options for water pumps. You don’t need food everyday to survive, but you certainly need water regularly to stay hydrated and strong for a zombie attack.

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MSR MiniWorks EX Microfilter
Engineered for frequent and heavy use, it utilizes our workhorse Marathon EX carbon/ceramic element to ensure clean, reliable and taste-free water. Priced around $71.
Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter
The most rugged, longest lasting microfilter available. Chosen by the U.S. military and expeditions due to it’s extreme durability and dependability. For those who want the best. Priced around $280.

 

5. Bolt Cutter (2)

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Klein 1010 Long-Nose Multi-Purpose Tool, Blue
Priced around $20.
Leatherman 850022 MUT Tactical Multi-Tool, Black
We highly recommend the super cool multi-tool.
Priced around $111.

 

6. Tool Kit

You will most likely run into a machine that needs to be fixed.

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Allied 49030 180-Piece Home Maintenance Tool Set
Priced around $37.
Denali 115-Piece Home Repair Tool Kit
Priced around $55.
Apollo Precision Tools DT0138 86 Piece Tool Kit
Priced around $65.

 

7. Ax or Hand Hatchet

This could also be carried as a hand-to-hand weapon.

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SOG Specialty Knives and Tools F09-N Hand Axe
Priced around $30.
Ames True Temper Axe Eye Wood Splitter with 36-inch FiberPro Handle 1190100
Priced around $45.
Gransfors Bruks Hand Hatchet
Priced around $108.

 

8. Compact Entrenching Tool (4)

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Gerber 30-000075 E-Tool Folding Spade with Serrated Blade
These could also be carried as hand-to-hand weapons. The Gerber E-Tool Folding Shovel (24 in.) features a glass-filled nylon handle with a powder coated boron carbon steel spade and an anodized 7075 aluminum shaft. This entrenching tool weighs only 2.3 lbs. Priced around $43.

 

 

9. Extra Batteries

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Energizer AA Batteries, 20-packDuracell Coppertop AAA Batteries, 28-Count

 

10. Rope (500 feet)

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Rothco 192 Army Digital Camo 100-Feet/550-Pound Type III Paracord
If you find yourself needing to climb down a cliff because zombies are nearby, this rope is perfect. Since 500′ is recommended, get a set at 500′. If each individual carries a set of at least 100 feet, that may work, too.

 

11. 3 Gallons of Potable Water

Water-Jug

Reliance Products Aqua-Pak 5 Gallon Rigid Water Container
This rigid and strong, 5-gallon/20-liter water container is designed to be stackable when empty or full. It is suitable for long term water storage. The translucent light blue construction allows you to see the water level. It is also BPA-free.

 

 

12. Binoculars (2)

Make sure the binoculars have minimum 50mm lenses/10x.

Bushnell PowerView 20x50 Super High-Powered Surveillance BinocularsNikon 7218 Action 10 X 50mm BinocularsBinoculars
Bushnell PowerView 20×50 Super High-Powered Surveillance Binoculars
Porro-prism binocular with 20x magnification and 50mm objective diameter, multicoated optics guarantee superior light transmission and brightness, 170-Feet field of view at 1000 yards, weighs 30-Ounce. Priced around $65.
Nikon 7218 Action 10 X 50mm Binoculars
Nikon’s new Action features multicoated aspherical lenses for clear edge-to-edge viewing, more than ample exit pupils for superior light gathering ability and BaK4 high-index prisms for exceptional brightness and resolution. The Actions with 50mm objective lenses are available in 16, 12 and 10 power configurations. These binoculars will ensure that the action is always up close and very personal. Priced around $110.
Nikon 7245 Action Ex Extreme 10 X 50 mm All Terrain Binoculars
These binoculars are waterproof, fogproof, and shockproof. The rubber-coated body offers firm, non-slip grip. Highly recommended. Priced around $180.

13. 10 Extra Signal Flares

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Orion Locate Handheld Signal Pack
Four day/night handheld red locator flares. Flares provide 3-minute burn time and 5-mile visibility.
Priced around $28.
Rescue Laser Light
The RLL012-01 Rescue Laser Light is a hand-held day and nighttime laser signaling device that provides a convenient, effective way to signal a rescue party. It’s waterproof, rugged design combines the safety of a laser signaling device with the convenience of a flashlight.
Priced around $78.

14. Compass (2)

Here are a few great options to help you navigate during the Zombpocalypse. It might even be good for you to start learning how to navigate with the night sky.

Compass
Military Prismatic Sighting Compass w/ Pouch
This compass has a 2-1/8″ dia face marked in 5-degree increments, a 1/4″ dia sight lens, 9/16″ dia bubble level, and a 1-1/2″ sight with crosshairs. Measures 3-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ x 1-1/8″ when folded and comes with an 18″ long cord and an olive drab belt pouch. For instructions, go to www.armystudyguide.com.
Priced around $10.
Silva Lensatic 360 – Compass
Used by military forces for its precisely accurate bearings in land navigation and directing artillery coordinates. Heavy-duty, powder-coated aluminum housing. Liquid-filled compass with 2? increments, sighting-slit unit/top cover, quality lens in sighting arm to magnify dial reading.
Priced around $20.
Cammenga Model 27CS Olive Drab Lensatic Compass
The phosphorescent lensatic compass has been used as an economical alternative to the tritium model for decades. It is the same compass CAMMENGA has been supplying to the US military except that the self-luminous tritium has been replaced with phosphoresc.
Priced around $50.

15. Grappling Hooks (2)

Ninja Grappling Hook

Ninja Grappling Hook
You never know when you have to be a ninja when you’re running from zombies. These are sturdy, but also foldable for easy carrying.

 

 

 

16. Explosive Devices (3)

Grenade

Explosives are inefficient in killing zombies. Why? Because it probably won’t be as effective on zombies since your goal is to penetrate the skull. The reason why we list it here is because it could be vital when you need to blast through doors. Explosives are also useful if you need to create instant barricades. Although useful, explosives should ONLY be handled if one possesses adequate knowledge on how to use it. Some options of explosive devices include the RPG (rocket propelled grenade), hand grenades, C4, pipe bombs, land mines, and claymores.

17. Silent Ballistic Weapon (Crossbow)

This should be used a secondary weapon. Make sure you have at least 150 bolts. Here are some great choices for crossbows.

Arrow Precision Inferno Fury Crossbow KitBarnett Jackal Crossbow PackageBarnett Wildcat C5 Black Crossbow Package
Arrow Precision Inferno Fury Crossbow Kit
Very powerful and popular crossbow at a low price. Around $163.
Barnett Jackal Crossbow Package
The weight and power of this bow makes a devastating weapon for any hunter. Around $275.
Barnett Wildcat C5 Black Crossbow Package
One of the best out there. Around $323.
Excalibur Axiom SMF Crossbow KitBarnett Zombie 350 CRT CrossbowBarnett Ghost 350 CRT Crossbow Package
Excalibur Axiom SMF Crossbow Kit
Superb crossbow. Highly recommended. Around $490.
Barnett Zombie 350 CRT Crossbow
Talk about perfect for Zombie Apocalypse. Super lightweight and powerful. A little on the steep price, but you get what you paid for! Around $530.
Barnett Ghost 350 CRT Crossbow Package
A very solid crossbow similar to the Zombie 350. Around $548.

18. Shotgun (12 guage, 250 shells)

Shotgun

Make sure you have at least 250 shells.

When choosing a gun, remember to choose one that is common on ammo. Choose one with good mobility and reliability. Check out this blog post for recommended shotguns.

 

 

19. Rifle (500 rounds)

Rifle

Make sure you have at least 500 rounds. A silencer, night-vision scope, and laser sight is recommended (see below).

When choosing a gun, remember to choose one that is common on ammo. Choose one with good mobility and reliability. Check out this blog post for recommended rifles.

 

 

20. Silencer (Rifle and Pistol)

Gun Silencer
Since firing a shot is almost no different than sending up a flare, it could make a huge difference if you can get your hands on a silencer. A silent weapon could be essential if you are on the move. If you don’t have a silencer, you better have a good escape route planned and ready to use once your shots are fired.

 

 

21. Telescopic Sight (Rifle)

Here are a few to choose from.

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BARSKA 3-9×32 Plinker-22 Riflescope
Around $47.
Bushnell Banner 4-16x 40mm Illuminated CF 500 Reticle Rifle Scope
Around $118.
Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14×40 Riflescope (SF Matte, BDC)
Around $283.

22. Night-Vision Scope (Rifle)

Here are a few to choose from.

Yukon NVRS Titanium 1.5x42 Night Vision Rifle ScopeArmasight ORION 4X Gen 1+ Night Vision Rifle ScopeYukon Nvrs Tactical 2.5X50 with Internal Focusing Night Vision Riflescope
Yukon NVRS Titanium 1.5×42 Night Vision Rifle Scope
Around $390.
Armasight ORION 4X Gen 1+ Night Vision Rifle Scope
Around $480.
Yukon Nvrs Tactical 2.5X50 with Internal Focusing Night Vision Riflescope
Around $550.

23. Laser Sight (Rifle and Pistol)

Here are a few to choose from.

UTG 2-in-1 Tactical LED Flashlight with Red LaserStreamlight 69240 TLR-4 Compact Rail Mounted Tactical Light with Laser SightStreamlight 69240 TLR-4 Compact Rail Mounted Tactical Light with Laser Sight
UTG 2-in-1 Tactical LED Flashlight with Red Laser
Around $60.
Streamlight 69240 TLR-4 Compact Rail Mounted Tactical Light with Laser Sight
Around $100.
Streamlight 69120 TLR-2 C4 LED with Laser Sight Rail Mounted Weapon Flashlight
Around $250.

24. Pistol .45 Caliber (250 rounds)

45 Caliber
Make sure you have at least 250 rounds. A silencer and laser sight for this pistol is recommended (see above).

When choosing a gun, remember to choose one that is common on ammo. Choose one with good mobility and reliability. Check out this blog post for recommended .45 pistols.

 

25. Katana Sword

Here are a few to choose from. In addition to the ones below, the Shaolin Spade is also a good option.

Ichigo Tensa Manga Full Functional SwordMusashi Handmade Zetsurin Samurai Katana Sword SharpMasahiro Last Samurai Katana Sword with Engraved Blade
Ichigo Tensa Manga Full Functional Sword
Around $53.
Musashi Handmade Zetsurin Samurai Katana Sword Sharp
Around $65.
Masahiro Last Samurai Katana Sword with Engraved Blade
Around $110.

 

26. Wakizashi (or other short-bladed) Sword

Musashi Double Bladed Samurai Katana Wakizashi 2 Pc SetFully Handmade Practical Warrior Japanese Samurai Wakizashi Sword #652CAS Hanwei Raptor Wakizashi
Musashi Double Bladed Samurai Katana Wakizashi 2 Pc Set
Around $43.
Fully Handmade Practical Warrior Japanese Samurai Wakizashi Sword #652
Around $110.
CAS Hanwei Raptor Wakizashi
Around $252.

 

Do you have suggestions on zombie equipment/gear? We encourage community participation so we can all help each other prepare better. Please contact us if you have any suggestions, comments, or even blog posts you’d like to share.

About the author 

Also known as Bast, he is determined to help as many people as possible to prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse. In his free time he enjoys going to the shooting range, drinking Hennessy, and listening to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

4 thoughts on “Zombie Survival Equipment for Groups

  1. Just wanted to point out that while the 550 lb paracord is really useful, it would be near imposible to use it to climb/rappel. It’s to thin to be well gripped, so best use it as utility cord.

  2. The silencer dosn’t actiually silence it only minimizes the recoil and makes the sound different and harder to tack… stil good to have tho

  3. The 410/.45 Judge revolver action rifle would also be a useful weapon. Capable of firing 410 slugs, .45 pistol rounds and powerful .45 long colts it could be used as a versatile rifle or cut down to a high power pistol. The only draw backs are sound (which is a draw back for all guns) and the 45 long colts kick like a mule.

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