12.07.2011

The Green Girl Visits The Zombie Apocalypse Store

This weekend, while in town for the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon, the Green Girl visited the The Zombie Apocalypse Store in Las Vegas.

I discovered this store a month ago when I was out on a run just off The Strip. When I saw the storefront, I thought I was dreaming.

In the event of a zombie attack -
3 steps for avoiding infestation:
1. Avoidance 2. Termination 3. Disposal
As I entered the building, the owner, Mike Monko, and his wife extended a warm welcome and mentioned I'd just missed Max Brooks.

I was disappointed I didn't have the opportunity to meet the zombie authority but I assured them I would return in a month when I was back in town for the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon.

Certified Zombie Pathogen Free Jerky
I am obsessed with disaster preparedness and post-apocalyptic survival. I attended Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training so I can help respond in the event of an emergency.

The Zombie Apocalypse Store carries military MREs (Meal, Ready-to-Eat), emergency water filters and pouches, zombie ammunition, stun guns, slingshots, knives and swords, target practice items, books, and other survival supplies.

Zombie News Report
They also sell novelty posters, bumper stickers, signs, and t-shirts featuring the walking dead.

Zombie news is appropriately broadcasted constantly at The Zombie Apocalypse Store.

If you need to hone your shooting skills, they have a wide variety of zombie targets to choose from.

Bleeding Zombie Target
For serious zombie killers, they sell three-dimensional zombie targets that actually bleed.

I commented that I would have a hard time shooting something that cost me $79.95 but the owner's wife pointed out the fact that I could keep the used target as proof of my zombie sharpshooting.

Opposite the three-dimensional zombie target display, they had a selection of exploding target mixes.

Exploding Target Mix
They also carry backpacks containing emergency essentials.

As I perused the store, I exchanged survival strategies with the owners. One can never be too prepared.

They also asked me what other items I would expect to see in a zombie apocalypse store.

Zombie Killer and Zombie Annihilator Bullets
Although they sell .45 caliper hollow-point Zombie Killer and AK-47 Zombie Annihilator Bullets, they don't carry firearms.

I would recommend The Zombie Apocalypse Store to survivalists, theorists, zombie fans, and anyone who is interested in outliving the undead.

Zombie Killing Swords
  1. Organize before they rise!
  2. They feel no fear, why should you?
  3. Use your head: cut off theirs.
  4. Blades don't need reloading.
  5. Ideal protection = tight clothes, short hair.
  6. Get up the staircase, then destroy it.
  7. Get out of the car, get onto the bike.
  8. Keep moving, keep low, keep quiet, keep alert!
  9. No place is safe, only safer.
  10. The zombie may be gone, but the threat lives on.
Max Brooks, The Zombie Survival Guide

18 comments:

  1. Ha, I would love to visit that store!

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  2. How fun! My zombie-obsessed friend would love that store!

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  3. Hi! Just found your blog, and i LOVE that you're using it to raise awareness for Angelman-- i was not familiar with the syndrome before, but love that running can be used in positive ways! Happy running!

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  4. Funny - my oldest has more than once asked me what I would do if there was a zombie attack...I'll have to show him this post when he gets home from school:)

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  5. I am definitely not prepared for zombie attack. Should I worry? :)

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  6. Oh wow I got to go check that store out!!

    I found this article because I live with a skeptic who likes to play devil's advocate. She insisted that I prove that there might be a scientific reason that someone with a dementia-like brain disease might become cannibalistic.

    5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen
    www.cracked.com

    From the CDC:

    CDC EPR | Social Media | Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse - Blog
    www.bt.cdc.gov

    It could happen.
    awesome post. :-)

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  7. Are you and I really friends?

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  8. I've never heard of such a store. Interesting and worth investigating.

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  9. Haha, once after watching my son play Nazi Zombies on the Xbox, I had a dream he and I were mowing them down until we ran out of ammo and I woke up :-).

    Thanks again for "The Stick". It's the perfect present.

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  10. Wait, if you add 5 & 7 you get me on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Sometimes Thursdays too. This must do something to my risk factor. Cool.

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  11. I may have to make a special trip to Vegas to check out this awesomeness. Strange about the lack of firearms.

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  12. Oh my. Who would have thought such an interesting store existed. They were pretty smart though identifying that niche and having a store devoted to zombies.

    I read your race report the other day at work(I can read it in Google Reader but the web-blocker program prevents me from leaving comments). I'm sorry the race was so miserable and can't believe there wasn't enough water on the course and only having green banana's at the end is horrifying. RnR's are better than that so you have to wonder what happened. A new race director that was part monkey and camel? Your next race will be better (it couldn't be worse, right?)

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  13. Had no idea Zombies were such big business. Awesome!

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