Have you ever been in a Zombie Apocalypse? Me neither…yet. But, just in case you’re ever in one and would like to be prepared, we’ve listed out the top 20 zombie gear essentials to have during a zombie apocalypse.

1. Gerber Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit

Gerber Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit

Are you prepping for a zombie apocalypse? If so, the most important and needed items in your arsenal are weapons to deter those nasty creatures away. The Gerber Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit can do just that. The kit comes with a sturdy carrying case with reinforced stitching for easy transportation. It comes with plentiful blade types including Gerber’s LMF II Infantry, Gerber’s DMF Folder, Gerber’s Epic, Gerber’s Gater Machete and Gerber’s Gator Machete Pro. Completing the set of survival knives, you’ll also get Bear Grylls’ Survival Series Parang and Gerber’s Camp Axe II. If any zombie comes your way, you’re sure to take it out before it takes you out.

2. United Cutlery M48 Apocalypse Tactical Tomahawk

United Cutlery M48 Apocalypse Tactical Tomahawk

If you’re short on carrying space and need a single weapon of choice, the United Cutlery M48 Apocalypse Tactical Tomahawk will do just fine. The upswept axe blade allows for easy chopping, slashing and a good’ole zombie killing. The secondary edge, on the back side is sharp on both edges for your cutting and hooking attacks. Because the Tomahawk is lightweight, it can be carried all day without fatiguing. So, if you can’t carry something like Gerber’s Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit, this tactical tomahawk will be your weapon of choice.

3. S.O.S. Rations Emergency 3600 Calorie Food Bar

S.O.S. Rations Emergency 3600 Calorie Food Bar

Having a nice zombie weapon, a place to stay, or close companions that can watch your back are great, but food is a much needed necessity. Obviously lugging around a portable stove or a cooler is not probably, keeping a few high calorie food bars in your backpack is best case scenario. These S.O.S. Rations Emergency 3600 Calorie Food Bars are 3600 calories and have a shelf live of over 5 years! These can be rationed long enough to keep you energized and alive for weeks and months at a time.

4. LIFESAVER Systems 4000 Liter Ultra Filtration Water Filter Bottle

LIFESAVER Systems 4000 Liter Ultra Filtration Water Filter Bottle

Water – literally your life saver. The streams, rivers and lakes you run into on your voyage of survival will likely be infected with bacteria that could be deadly. And, if you don’t have a pot or other tool to boil the water to drinkability, the LIFESAVER Ultra Filtration Water Filter Bottle is your way to go. This bottle will assist you in filtering water to a safe drinking state.

5. Coleman Survival & Emergency Prep First Aid Kit with Potable Aqua

Coleman Survival & Emergency Prep First Aid Kit with Potable Aqua

In a world of chaos, you’re going to get bumped and bruised, a lot. Without proper cleaning, the likelihood of infection is high. Coleman has created a Survival & Emergency Prep First Aid Kit with Potable Aqua that can keep you moving in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. This kit is not your everyday bandaid 100 band-aid kit. This is a comprehensive survival kit that includes an emergency blanket, rain poncho, CPR mask, lights sticks and more. Additionally, it has water purification tools to clean bacteria-infested water if you don’t have a tool like the LIFESAVER Filter system mentioned above.

6. Youngstown Glove 09-9083-10-L Titan XT Lined with Kevlar Glove

Youngstown Glove 09-9083-10-L Titan XT Lined with Kevlar Glove

You’ll be doing a lot with your hands, whether it’s fighting off zombies or building your next shelter. Having hand protection is essential to keep your hands in cut- and blister-free. The Youngstown Titan XT Kevlar Glove is great as it also provides protection against cutting as it’s lined with Kevlar. So, the next time you need to use your hands, in battle or in building, you’ll be prepared with these kevlar gloves.

7. Suunto Core All Black Military Men’s Outdoor Sports Watch

Suunto Core All Black Military Men's Outdoor Sports Watch

You may think “Why do I need a watch during a zombie apocalypse? What’s the point in knowing time?” Well, the Suunto Core All Black Military Men’s Outdoor Sports Watch does much more than tell time. It can lead you to a safety with its many features. Not only does it have an altimeter which can track your vertical movement, it has a barometer telling you the trends in air pressure, a compass and it has intelligent storm alarm senses. So, when you need to take cover, hide from the elements (apart from zombies), this watch can keep you prepared for all situations.

8. Pro Street Motocross ATV Guard Shirt Jacket with Back Protection

Pro Street Motocross ATV Guard Shirt Jacket with Back Protection

This doesn’t need a lot of explanation. You’re highly likely to fight off a zombie or two during a zombie apocalypse. One of the easiest ways to reduce the chance of you getting cut, scratched or bitten by a zombie is to wear more protection than your neighbor. The Pro Street Motocross ATV Guard will do just that. It’ll protect areas like your chest, back, shoulders and arms. So, when you’re fighting off the zombies, you can focus on offense rather than defense.

9. FLIR C2 Compact Thermal Imaging System

FLIR C2 Compact Thermal Imaging System

Wouldn’t you hate walking through an abandoned building, opening a random door and being greeted by a hoard of zombies? Your day would turn into a very bad day. The FLIR C2 Compact Thermal Imaging System will help prevent these scenarios by providing you a glimpse into what lies ahead. It’s certainly not going to alert you that zombies await you. But, it can provide you a heat register which will help you decide to press forward in your adventure or to turn back to safety.

10. Leatherman MUT EOD Multi-Tool

Leatherman MUT EOD Multi-Tool

If you’ve had to drop your large weapons, either due to space or weight, you need to carry a good, quality multi-tool at minimum. You still need a sharp weapon, pliers, wire cutters, hammer and more. Although the Leatherman MUT EOD Multi-tool may be more than your average multi-tool, its quality and wide range of tools makes it a must have in a zombie apocalypse.

11. Caterpillar Men’s Second Shift Steel Toe Work Boot

Caterpillar Men's Second Shift Steel Toe Work Boot

In an event where you’ll be traveling across the land, you’re likely to hit some very rough and wet places which might not be best case if you’re wearing your old basketball shoes found in the basement. Protecting your feet is just as important, if not more important, than protecting your hands. The Caterpillar Second Shift Steel Toe Work Boots will protect your feet with their steel toe, leather casing and water resistant nature.

12. Carson 3D Series High Definition Waterproof Binoculars with ED Glass

Carson 3D Series High Definition Waterproof Binoculars with ED Glass

Knowing if you should stay or go can be a life or death scenario. Being able to see what’s coming ahead is important in knowing just that. The Carson 3D Waterproof Binoculars can be your best friend in knowing whether or should continue pressing on into the unknown or if you should stay put and cover. Your viewing field is amazing at 314 feet and 1000 yards. And, with the ED glass, you’ll get a very crisp and clean few providing you the detail you need to make sure it’s safe.

13. X-Plore Gear Emergency Paracord Bracelets

X-Plore Gear Emergency Paracord Bracelets

A paracord bracelet is great. But a paracord bracelet that features more than just paracord can be a lifesaver. The X-Plore Emergency Paracord Bracelet also features flint fire starter, a long-distance whistle, a scraper that can also be used as a knife, and a compass for direction.

14. J5 Tactical V1-PRO 300 Lumen Ultra Bright Flashlight

J5 Tactical V1-PRO 300 Lumen Ultra Bright Flashlight

Have you ever tried finding your way through the woods in pitch black while watching out for zombies? It’s probably one of the least desirable situations you can be in. To make it a little easier, a strong, powerful flashlight will at least help you see where you’re going. With 300 lumens you’ll be able to see deeper into the woods keeping you from the dangers ahead. And, best of all you don’t need 4 C batteries to run; it runs on a single double A.

15. Reebow Gear Military Tactical Assault Pack

Reebow Gear Military Tactical Assault Pack

Having all of the above equipment during a zombie apocalypse is great and all but where are you going to put all of it on your trek? This is when a bugout bag is essential. The Reebow Gear Military Tactical Assault Pack can come in handy. Although not the biggest bag on the market it is an extremely strong and durable bag with double-stitched, heavy duty zippers and utility-style cord pulls, Side and front load compression system, comfortable padding back area, ventilated mesh padding shoulder straps and more. It also is hydration-ready if you need to attach a water bladder to it.

16. Hydration Pack Water Bladder & Cleaning Kit

Hydration Pack Water Bladder & Cleaning Kit

In an apocalypse, where much of your time is walking, you’re body is eventually going to deplete itself of the most important aspect of life, water. It’s imperative that you have a portable and lightweight way of keeping water close by and usable at a moment’s notice. Once you’ve found clean water or cleaned your own water, the Hydration Pack Water Bladder can be your savior. Apart from the many features it has making it easy to use and carry, it holds up to 2 liters of water. This alone can keep you alive and well for days at a time.

17. CenterPoint Sniper 370- Crossbow Package

CenterPoint Sniper 370- Crossbow Package

If you don’t like the idea of close quarters combat with an unpleasant zombie, then a quiet but effective weapon might just be a heavy-duty crossbow. The CenterPoint Sniper 370 Crossbow can be your best friend when in a dangerous standoff with zombies. This crossbow features a 370-Feet per second firing velocity, 185-pound draw weight, fully adjustable tactical stock and forearm and integrated string suppressors for a quiet, vibration-free shot. And, it’s lightweight and durable for easy travel. Make sure you have plenty of arrows at your side in case you can’t easily retrieve what you’ve shot.

18. Coleman North Rim Extreme Weather Sleeping Bag

Coleman North Rim Extreme Weather Sleeping Bag

Stuck out in the woods with nothing but a cold, wet ground to sleep on? You should have been better prepared with a sleeping back. The Coleman North Rim Extreme Weather Sleeping Bag is a mummy-style sleeping bag that can keep you warm in the coldest of temperatures. In the event that you’re in a warmer environment, this sleeping bag comes with ventilation pockets which allows better breathing while you sleep.

19. Sahara Sailor 2-in-1 Magnesium Fire Starter Survival Kit

Sahara Sailor 2-in-1 Magnesium Fire Starter Survival Kit

Fire is a necessity in outdoor living. You can purify water, cook food or keep warm in colder weather. Without the knowledge or material to start a fire with a few sticks laying on the ground, having a fire starter kit can come in real handy. The Sahara Sailor 2-in-1 Magnesium Fire Starter Survival Kit comes with several tools to start a fire. It comes with a high quality magnesium flint rod, tungsten carbide striker and several accessories to keep it dry and usable in any situation.

20. Simways PJ Type FAST Molle Tactical Helmet Combined With Full Mask and Goggles

Simways PJ Type FAST Molle Tactical Helmet Combined With Full Mask and Goggles

Just like your body armor, you need not to forget your face and head armor. Protecting your face against cuts, scratches and bites from zombies can be life or death. Although bulkier and potentially heavier to carry, the Simways Molle Tactical Helmet can protect you in the middle of battle more than you know. This equipment also comes with a full mask and goggles to completely cover your entire face.