The chances of a real zombie outbreak are slim, but the rising popularity of the living dead has been helpful in bringing attention to emergency preparedness. This led to the creation of The Walking Dead Survival Kit, from First My Family, which includes a number of items that will be helpful in an emergency situation. We recently had a chance to check out this kit for ourselves and are back with a new set of photos to give you a better idea of what's included.
"To spread awareness about the importance of being prepared for the worst situations, AMC’s The Walking Dead has teamed up with emergency management and preparedness experts, First My Family, LLC (FMF), to create The Walking Dead Survival KitTM: a fully-functioning survival kit based on the mega-hit series.
The characters on AMC’s zombie apocalypse hit series have more in common with their fans than they may think. Whether it’s earthquakes on the West Coast, severe weather across the East Coast, or tornadoes throughout the Midwest, danger is present on a daily basis. The survival and emergency preparedness kit is available for pre-order beginning January 22nd as part of the lead-up to AMC’s The Walking Dead mid-season premiere on Sunday, February 9th at 9pm.
“Emergencies happen every day, and it’s more important than ever to be prepared,” said Andrew Torres, CEO and Founder of FMF. “We designed this kit to help two people stay alive for three days with not much else,” said Angie Torres, R.N., COO and Co-Founder.
AMC and First My Family agreed on essential contents for The Walking Dead Survival Kit, which includes: Daytrex Emergency Water and Food (both certified to last for five years by the U.S. Coast Guard), Mylar space blankets, 24-hour body heat blankets, ponchos, glow sticks, a Lifeline first aid kit, procedural medical mask, leather palm work gloves, waterproof matches (where permitted), and a Life Gear LED flashlight - all to be carried in AMC’s The Walking Dead branded military-style messenger bag.
Andrew Torres and his wife, Angie, have built their careers by taking disaster preparedness very seriously. While watching Talking Dead one night, these long-time fans were inspired to reach out via social media to AMC in an attempt to create the first-ever survival kit based on the show. Less than a year later, First My Family is proud to introduce the official The Walking Dead Survival Kit.
“We are excited to be working with First My Family and it is our hope that this partnership will help spread awareness of the importance of disaster preparedness,” said Theresa Beyer, SVP of Promotions and Activation for AMC.
To order the official The Walking Dead Survival Kit, visit www.firstmyfamily.com."
Make sure to check back later this week, as we're giving Daily Dead readers a chance to win their own survival kit. The contest will involve you selecting who you think will be killed off in the Season 4 finale, so give it some thought and keep an eye out for our contest page very soon. The photos below were taken by Jordan Smith.