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When it comes to your emergency savings fund, have you set aside some money in preparation for a real emergency? For instance, when the zombie apocalypse hits, will you be ready?One of the key possessions you should have on hand is a zombie survival kit. Putting one together requires quite a few items, and the cash to fund it, so make sure you budget for this end-of-the-world must-have.
While there are endless items it would be nice to have in your zombie survival kit, at least make sure you’re covered on all the emergency essentials you’ll need to stay alive. Keep in mind, you want to keep you kit light, so try to scavenge for things like food and weapons along the way to the nearest COSTCO.
Bic lighter: $1
With no gas or electricity, you will need a way to keep warm. Lighters are small and lightweight, though they don’t last long. Consider stocking up on several.
Can opener: $10
Canned food will likely be the most abundant and lost-lasting sustenance available, so be sure you can actually get to it.
Mylar blanket: $2
Made from the same material as those foil-like balloons, protect yourself from the elements by wrapping up in this shiny, durable blanket.
aluminium Water Bottle: $15
After most disasters, fresh water is hard to come by–keep a refillable aluminium water bottle on hand for when you come across clean water sources.
First Aid Kit: $20
If you’re bitten, game over. However, there are a number of ways you could be injured while navigating the post-apocalyptic world. Make sure you’re prepared with bandages, disinfectant and tape.
This heavy duty flashlight allows you to find your way around in the dark, and doubles as a handy brain-basher for close encounters with the walking dead.
AA Batteries: $15
Keep your flashlight going and be able to juice up any useful small electronics you find. Pro tip: Rubbing a battery and steel wool together will start a fire if there aren’t any lighters or matches around.
Pocket knife: $10
Like duct tape, you can accomplish just about any task with a pocket knife.
Comfy Backpack: $80
Invest in a durable and comfortable backpack. You’ll likely be on foot most of the time and need to carry the above items on you.
Total Cost of Survival = $171
Don’t worry if you don’t have any of these items, you can divide up the total cost into manageable monthly increments. And luckily, even if the undead never attack, your zombie survival kit will work well as an emergency preparedness kit in the even of any disaster.