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Why it Pays To Do Your Research:
I spent this Halloween much like I do every other Halloween night, filled with bad horror movies and zombie flicks. It really got me thinking about how huge the zombie craze has become over the last few years.
With Max brooks amazing zombie survival guide (yes I am a fan of the book), its follow up World War Z, and shows like The Walking Dead (a personal favorite of mine), it’s no surprise that some big names have jumped on the bandwagon and started selling everything from zombie stopper ammo to specific zombie slayer knives.
I want to make sure that you know that I don’t believe that the world is going to end in an apocalypse of flesh eating undead, because frankly most of that is a joke to me. It’s just not realistic. I will tell you what’s not a joke, and that’s Gerber’s Zombie Survival Kit.
This kit has knives that run the gambit on survival knives, it comes complete with 3 different pocket/boot knives, 2 machetes and an axe all rolled up into one neatly stored carrying case.
The 2 fixed blade knives are slick, durable, and extremely high quality.
The folding knife is compact and easy to carry outside the case.
The Gerber Gator and Gator Pro cover just about everything you need when it comes to a machete
The Pro Axe II is lightweight and small but it is still long enough to give you plenty of leverage when chopping up firewood… or zombies.
These knives are not a joke… but the price is. This kit is almost $350.00, IF you can find it in stock! I thought that something was a bit off about the pricing and being the practical prepper that I am, did a bit of research. I found each one of the components in the kit, minus the case and they only came in at $250.00 with free shipping on amazon.
This means that they are charging almost $100.00 just for a nylon case. I don’t know about you but I would rather keep that extra cash in my pocket and get the Practical Version of Gerber’s Zombie Survival Kit. Here’s the other big plus: the actual kit is rarely in stock, but all of the pieces are always in stock. You can even find most of them at your local sporting goods stores.
Either way, zombie apocalypse = big joke, Gerber zombie survival kit= one of the best knife kits available. The only thing I would recommend adding to this kit is a hammer, which you can do with all that cash saved.
P.S. I am still looking for more recommendations for my upcoming camping trip, I am looking for things that you might want to personally buy but maybe are on the fence about. Give me your recommendations and if I purchase the Item, I will give you my honest and unbiased feedback on it.