This book – “The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead” is a modern classic of sorts, its author is Max Brooks, the son of comedy legend Mel Brooks. Max is also a staff writer at Saturday Night Live and he’s the man who wrote the screenplay for Brad Pitt’s latest feature film, World War Z.
This 3-Stone Knife Sharpening Set from Orvis includes 3 stones each cut from natural rock, they’re mounted in a natural cedar stand and the kit comes with knife sharpening oil as well as a full set of instructions.
This set of 3 Spyderco Knives are made from flat-ground, high-carbon stainless steel designed to stay sharp for years at a time. The set includes 3 sizes, the smallest size is the Bug (2.9″ open, 1.63″ closed), the middle size is the Honeybee (3.66″ open, 2.06″ closed) and the largest size is the Grasshopper (5.07″ open, 2.77″ closed).
This Fire Starter Paracord Bracelet by Chum is one of those clever little ideas that I wish I’d thought of first.
The Garmin Rino 655t is a GPS/2-Way Radio/Camera unit that’s waterproof, drop-proof, mud-proof and child-proof. Although I’m a little doubtful about that last one.
The Wedge Tent is a rapidly deployable 2-person tent created by Heimplanet for people who hate screwing around with wires, tent poles and pegs. The tent has an inflatable frame that can absorb significant wind pressure, it can also be inflated/deflated in 120 seconds (or less if you’re good with a foot pump) and it comes as a single, roll-out unit that doesn’t require assembly.
The Red Cross Safety Hub by Eton has a handcrank on the side that allows you to charge it manually, you can also plug your Apple/Android phone or tablet into it and charge them directly from the crank.
This handy little EDC Kit (or every day carry kit) is just the sort of thing we all need in our pockets or bags, should that deadly human-to-human coronavirus ever decimate mankind – you’ll be equipped to head for the hills and wait it all out.
The Nomad 13 Portable Solar Panel is a 10.5 x 7 x 1 inch (26.7 x 17.8 x 2.5 cm) twin panel solar array designed to be carried in a backpack, saddlebag or trunk. It weighs in at 1.6 lbs (0.72 kg) and is capable of recharging your iPhone/GPS units/camera/iPad in 1-4 hours or recharging your laptop in 6-12 hours.
The aptly named Hobo 3-in-1 Utensil Kit is one of those useful little items designed to reduce weight whilst camping, or traversing the continental USA illegally aboard cargo trains.
These Everyday Carry Brass Compass Keyrings are made in Minnesota and come with an unlimited, lifetime warranty. Which is not something you hear all that often in today’s world of flimsy plastic nonsense. Each of the compasses are waterproof, weatherproof and made from solid brass.
This is the “Unbelievable Pocket Chain Saw”, it’s a fantastic little piece of gear to toss into the rucksack before a weekend out in the mountains.