After years of watching one zombie movie after another I have come to the realization that most of the survivors do not know how to dress, AMC’s “The Walking Dead’ is no different. The mini series is excellent but the attire remains the same as the others before it. They seem to almost always have on short sleeve shirts, thin pants, no gloves and no head gear. .
Here is a list of anti-zombie attire that should be worn when going out where the zombies are roaming freely:
Number 1: Leather boots, these would protect someone from an unexpected lower leg bite that they may not see coming. The boots should be short healed so that one can run in them. They should also be slip resistant so one does not fall in them. Purchasing these for just such an occasion would be a worthwhile investment.
Number 2: Some extra thick pants or at the very least two pairs that will slide one over the other would work against leg bites. Leather would be a good ideal to have for the second pair. These would protect your legs and give you a fighting chance when climbing over a fence or some other object.
Number 3: In addition to a tee shirt wear a flannel shirt and a leather or denim jacket. These would protect your upper body from a bite you might not see coming from behind.
Number 4: Leather work gloves with the fingers cut out for quick action. This will protect your hands if you have to push a zombie or even hit one to get away.
Warning: Do not cut any more fingers out of the glove than one would need to fire one’s weapon.
Number 5: Head gear something along the line of a riot helmet or motor cycle helmet with clear plastic cover. This would protect the face and eyes from being gouged out or bitten. Zombies are some tricky fighters and will use every dirty trick in the book when attacking.
Preparation is everything I know these things restrict mobility and are excessively hot but they are no worse than the bullet proof vests and battle clothing that our soldiers wear over seas. The vests serve their purpose and this clothing will serve its purpose remember the name of the game is to not get bitten or at least try not.