During the inevitable zombie apocalypse it will be absolutely essential to protect yourself from the clawing, scratching and infected bites of the undead. Obviously the best course of action is to keep your distance. However, survivors should always be prepared for a few unexpected close encounters. That’s why it’s never too early to start thinking about wrapping yourself up in some practical zombie armor!
Expert and author Max Brooks claims that armor can greatly impede both speed and agility; two of our greatest advantages against the undead hordes. But we’re not talking about an ancient suit of medieval armor, or the cumbersome gear of our modern military. In fact, Brooks goes on to clearly explain his remarks in the pages of the hugely popular novel The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead.
Cold, hard figures have shown that when battling the living dead, nothing has saved more victims than basic, tight clothing and loosely cropped hair. The simple fact is that ghouls attack by reaching out to grab their victims, pulling them in, and biting. Logic dictates that the less material a person offers up for grabs, the better his or her chances will be.
Wrapping up the exposed and most vulnerable parts of our bodies could mean the difference between life and death. Any sort of tight protective clothing, from heavy leather jackets and long sleeve t-shirts to a simple scarf may help protect you against infection carried by the walking dead. And never discount the endless benefits of duct tape!
At the Zombie Research Society we’ve published international studies on the jaw strength of the undead, the future promise of bullet-proof shirts and an exhaustive guide to survival gear. But it’s the practical advice of contributors like Chris Post, who recommends something as simple as sports equipment to protect you during the zombie apocalypse.
So take a look around our website; learn what you can and prepare yourselves… because what you don’t know can eat you!