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I recently was sent a blog by a friend about preparing your vehicle for the coming Zombie Apocalypse. Now I will not lie to you all, I like the zombie apocalypse and our line of Zombie Apocalypse survival kits are the best in the market today. However, we normally stay away from advertising other folks products.
However, in this case, after reading the Blog a couple of times, I contacted Nicole at SDtrucksprings.com and asked if we could reprint their article. The reason why is simple. The most important piece of equipment you have during an emergency is you home. However, if it becomes necessary to abandon you home then your vehicle becomes your lifeboat.
For this reason is important that you take some time to prepare this critical piece of equipment so that it can save your life if necessary. The article is How Suspension Parts Help You Survive Zombie Attacks. Check them out on line or continue on to read the article. While you are at it, don’t forget to add a Zombie Survival Kit to your emergency gear… just in case.
How Suspension Parts Help You Survive Zombie Attacks
Why You Need to Prepare
We are all very aware of the inevitable zombie apocalypse that is quickly approaching. However, it does not have to mean impending doom – as long as you are prepared, that is. I know most people have already run out and started a zombie survival kit with food, clothes, weapons and first aid. Just be careful not to overlook preparing your vehicle; it just could be the key tool in escaping with your life. There are many different areas of protection that your truck can provide. You will have to evaluate each one of these areas while you still have time to prepare. Once your truck is hooked up and ready to go, it will be able to help you in many ways including defense, offense and escape. Versatility makes your vehicle a vital instrument in surviving the zombie apocalypse.
Most importantly you will need a lift kit. Since we all know most zombies cannot climb, having your truck high in the air is a definite advantage. Also, don’t forget to save your old leaf springs when you swap them out for lifted ones. You can utilize your old springs by creating weapons such as daggers, knives and axes that you can use in battle against zombies. Another use for your retired springs is to create a crossbow which is the perfect defense against zombies. The crossbow is Daryl Dixon’s weapon of choice on The Walking Dead, and there are several reasons why. For starters it is quiet and won’t attract more zombies, you can reuse your ammo, but best of all it is accurate. These are all contributing factors that make the crossbow an ideal defense in this type of situation. Once you have your lift kit in place, and your weapons fashioned from the spare parts, you are ready to run. There will be no need to worry about anything in your way; your lift will give you the ability to ram right through it. Zombies coming at you? Just run them over, it may not kill them but it will cause enough damage to delay the attack while you get away; not to mention it will make for a pretty bad ass escape.
If you don’t lift the truck and get some nitro or hydro shocks with a lift, we still recommend new shocks. You need to make sure that your vehicle is ready for more than the occasional trip off road. Since most of the roadways will be blocked by the cars the zombies left behind when they turned,you will need a quick escape route. Shocks will give you better handling and control over your vehicle. When you add them to your new lift, conquering curbs and sidewalks will be no problem. What better way is there to get away from a zombie then leading it down a difficult path? Since zombies don’t have the best coordination, navigating through mud, woods or rocky terrain will be hard for them.
A sway bar is going to come in handy as well. By installing a sway bar you are reducing body roll and increasing your control when turning. It will drastically improve your cornering, allowing for more speed on those windy roads while escaping. Sway bars will vastly improve the way your vehicle handles, especially the big wig series by Hellwig. Not only will you be grateful for this particular installation while on the run, you will now be able to use your truck to lure the zombies to their death with tactful driving and traps as your survival guides taught you.. This type of sway control will allow you to take those sharp corners with less of a chance of tipping as well. No one wants to be in an upside-down Jeep when the walking dead are impeding closely behind.
Bed (Vehicle) Liner
You should also use spray bed liner. You can not only line the bed, but, liner can be used on the entire vehicle to add an extra layer of protection. Bed liner will prevent the vehicle from rusting, as well as give your zombie fighting vehicle a dark armored look. You can increase the rough texture while applying the liner; this should especially be done in the bed to help prevent your ammo and supplies from sliding around when you’re driving on the rocky, unkempt post-apocalyptic roads. Bed liner will also come in handy for preventing zombie juice from seeping into your vehicle when you gather up their decomposing bodies for disposal after you slay them (burning would be the best approach).
Remember, preparing your vehicle is only one part of surviving the zombie apocalypse. You will need supplies and shelter. You should also watch a ton of zombie shows and movies, especially since they are not hard to come by these days. Zombie movies are the perfect guide to what you should and shouldn’t do. Follow the example of those that survive, and improve upon their techniques. Also, make sure you get a lot of exercise; you don’t want to lose to a zombie because you run out of breath. Follow these tips and a pack of zombies will be no threat to you.
Posted from Newmarket, New Hampshire, United States.