Body Armor: The Perfect Zombie Protection

Guest post by Anthony from Safeguard Armor

Not many people understand the functioning of soft body armor. This type of armor is not very soft, but is surprisingly pliable, and this surprises people whenever they handle it initially. Many first-time users are skeptical about how this armor can protect them from ballistic projectiles, knives, or spikes. The truth, however, is that soft body armor is just as effective as hard body armor in protecting the wearer from any sort of harm, even from zombies.

Hard body armor is designed from sturdy material, such as steel, polyethelene, and ceramic. It is stiff, and somewhat heavy. The principal behind this type of armor is that it is strong enough to stop, or deflect a bullet, or knife. This principle has held up most of the time, but the armor restricts movement, and is uncomfortable to wear for long periods. In 1881, Dr Goodfellow saw a gunfight, where the victim was saved by a folded handkerchief, which slowed down the bullet significantly. This observation led to the research and development of soft body armor. This type of armor works by absorbing the effect of the bullet, and spreading it along its structure. If you are familiar with a soccer goal net, you know how the net absorbs the impact of the ball, and spreads it along its netting. This is the same principle applied by soft body armor.

Kevlar is the most common soft body armor, and was developed in the mid 70’s by the DuPont Corporation. This synthetic material was found to be 5 times stronger than steel of the same weight. The material was initially developed for tires, but its strength caught the attention of body armor manufacturers. The threads are woven into other materials to create a vest that one can wear to get protection against bullets, spikes, or knives. However, Kevlar is only effective when dry. When wet, it can allow a projectile to go through since the moisture provides lubrication for the bullet to travel through the material.

As a Zombie Prepper, you must be ready for any collapse in society that may bring along the rise of the undead. This means having protection against any sharp objects that the zombies may have. Soft body armor is your best option. You can wear this armor at all times, whenever you are in the field, hunting down zombies, thereby ensuring your survival. With this armor, you can move swiftly, and engage in combat without any hindrance. Materials are being developed to provide shelter, and therefore protection, when you are facing-off zombies. A material that is flexible, but can assume the properties of cement has been developed for the purposes of providing a protective structure, within which, you can hide from zombies.

Whether you are a law enforcement officer, military personal, or a zombie researcher, you need to have protection whenever you are in the field. Online retailers and body armor suppliers like safeguardclothing are now stocking zombie proof armor. Soft body armor will provide you with enough protection from most bullets, spikes and knives. Read reviews about the available models, then make your decision on which one to buy.

Zombie Survival Guide: Should I Ruck A Tent?

So, you’re on the run from the living dead?  Definitely not sweet.  You’re going to need to be agile, responsive, and most of all, able to get the hell out of dodge on a moment’s notice.  Assuming you don’t have a magical tent which pops up and folds up in seconds (I’m sure there is at least one variety that does), then you’re going to want to forgo the tent altogether.

WTF?  I don’t want raindrops falling on my head!

Well, yeah. Obviously.  Instead of using a tent, we’re going to go the ole hammock and tarp route.  There are at least a few solid advantages that I can think of:

1) With practice, you can set up and take down a tart and hammock in a hot second.  Like I said, when the living dead are pressing your perimeter, you don’t have time to screw around with tent poles.  Even if you didn’t have time to fold a hammock and tarp, you could probably stuff them in your sack or shirt and run like hell.  Try that with a tent.

2) Creepie crawlies are on the ground.  I prefer to not be. Nothing makes me happier than close friends, unless by “friends” you mean snakes and spiders, and by “close” you mean in your underwear.  That is no bueno.  Using a hammock should prevent you from waking up with any unwelcome guests in your sack, with the possible exception of a brave squirrel or two.

3) Hammock and tarp combinations, if done correctly, are as good or better in heavy rain than tents.  Because, again, tents are on the ground.  Water falls on the ground, and then pools up.  See how that works?  If your tarp is big enough and properly staked, it should keep the rain out of your hammock really effectively. And, if you’re tying the right knots and using the right rope, the water won’t even run down the lines on you.  It’s muay bueno.

Now, make sure you have a strong enough hammock for your big ass, or you’ll void everything I just said by busting through the bottom of your sling and landing ass first in a puddle full of snakes and spiders.  If you’re curious about how all of this works in real life check out this guy:

 

How to Siphon Gas Without Dying


Classic garden hose gas siphoning; we’ve all seen it done and let’s face it when we’re honest with ourselves we think it’s pretty cool.  Generally our movie hero will look like a total badass as he cuts the ends off a hose with a bowie knife and then goes to town sucking gas out of some abandoned police car with little to no negative consequences.  I’m here to tell you what a dumb idea this is in any actual apocalyptic situation; so pay attention.

The Dangers of Drinking Gas

Let’s start our talk with the dangers of drinking gas.  In any situation where society has gone to shit the last thing you want to do is put yourself in need of medical attention unnecessarily.  Continue reading