In a perfect world, your zombie bug-out bag would hold a little of everything. But the need to keep your kit light and portable means that some tough choices have to be made. One less obvious pick is a combination lock and length of chain.
Between roaming hordes of the undead and hostile humans, there’s no telling what dangers you’ll encounter when trying to move from place to place. A lock and chain can turn almost any door or gate into a solid obstacle in just a matter of seconds, buying you precious time to make your escape.
ZRS Researcher, Mark Staten, packs his for another reason altogther:
“It’s a great improvised weapon. Wrap the chain around your leather-gloved hand to make brass knuckles, or attach the lock to the end for a nasty metal whip.”
Though a chain and lock are heavier than most other survival essentials, all the water purification tablets in the world won’t help you if your supplies are stolen, or your life lost, because you couldn’t evade a deadly threat. With zombies about security should always be a primary concern, and that’s why I strongly recommend adding a lock and chain to your kit.
What are some other items that you don’t usually hear mentioned in the standard bug-out list?