Safety Equipment Suitable for the Zombie Apocalypse

Published by Justin McCarter on Jun 16th 2014

At PK Safety we're as worried about the Zombie Apocalypse as anybody. Maybe more. And while we lack chainsaws or longswords in our warehouse, we make up for it with loads of other nifty and useful equipment. Whether you're running for your life, or looking for the cure, PK Safety should definitely be on your to-do list before the web disappears for all eternity. [caption id="attachment_4770" align="alignnone" width="600"]Planning for the Zombie Apolcalypse Photo credit: Robert Barnett/US Air Force/Stars and Stripes[/caption] First of all, think about picking up a DoseRAE 2 Personal Radiation Detector. This is especially important for you heroes entering the nuclear medical facility where everything went to heck. The DoseRAE 2 provides real-time readout of both X- and Gamma radiation. Just remember to adjust the alarm settings. Having the audible, visual, and vibration alarms going off while the hoard is close by is really a rookie move. Next, think about eye safety. This is something that often gets overlooked. Remember that episode of the Twilight Zone where the guy smashes his glasses after the nuclear war? Well, it'd be worse if you were dealing with a Zombie Apocalypse and you got a shard or a stick in your eye. No doctors handy. Bad news. Put something like the MCR Memphis ForceFlex Ballistic FF120 Safety Glasses on your shopping list. Not only do they have an anti-fog coating, but they also have military ballistic level impact resistance for a small object moving over 1,000 ft. per second. I'm not positive about this next item, but I think it's worth investigating. The Aervoe Super LED Road Flare 1165 has 24 extremely bright LEDs inside a crush-proof, waterproof, dust-proof housing. Doesn't it seem like zombies are attracted to emergency blinking lights? They are always milling around them in the (verified-accurate) video games and in some scenes of World War Z. If you are in a bind, it might be worth throwing one of these durable flashing lights down the wrong corridor as you try to escape. It could buy you the extra few seconds you need to get away. Finally, take care of your hands. We've all seen what happens when zombies bite some poor, ill-equipped bastard on the hand. His best friend has to shoot him to put him out of his misery, or he's got to do it himself. Not fun. A better choice is the MaxiCut 5 Cut Protection Gloves from ATG. These gloves provide outstanding cut resistance while still providing excellent dexterity for firing your Kel-Tec KSG Tactical Pump Shotgun (a personal favorite). And if you wear the MaxiCut 5 with an MCR Memphis 9378T Kevlar Knit Sleeve you'll be protecting your entire forearm as well as your hand from zombie bites. While none of us knows when the ZA is coming, it's unlikely we'll still be offering our Free Shipping after it kicks off. So act now. And best of luck.   Photo credit: Robert Barnett/US Air Force/Stars and Stripes