One thing that always bugs me when reading zombie literature or watching zombie films/TV shows is the complete disregard for proper armour/apparel. When I find myself in the thick of the zompocalypse I can tell you now I won’t be running around in cargo pants and a wife beater! No – when the day finally comes and 95% of the population are ravenous flesh hungry zombies I will be prepared!
Max Brooks attempted to touch on suitable zombie protection in his Zombie Survival Guide – mentioning Samurai armour and shark suits, neither of which are too practical. It strikes me handsome that no one ever talks about motor cycle leathers – proper racing grade stuff. In my mind this would be the perfect suit of armour against our zombie foes – tough, durable, flexible and no amount of once human teeth will penetrate the thick leathery hide. Ladies and gentlemen, when the zompocalypse comes, make sure you aren’t far from such a garment!
However ‘what about if the zompocalypse kicks off unexpectedly’ I hear you cry. Well there are alternatives that can be fashioned from common household items. For example leather sofas and leather boots and shoes could be refashioned into a suit of armour fit for a king – when the time comes you will need to be resourceful!
Please sound off in the comments section on your top zombie apparel. What will keep you safe during the zompocalypse? What will you be wearing and how will you fashion it? Your tips will lead to many lives being spared when the time comes…