The Itak

The itak, also referred to as a bolo knife, is a common household tool in the Philippines especially in the countryside. It is typically used for clearing vegetation, chopping firewood, animal butchery, and trail blazing. The typical household itak design sees the blade swell just before the tip which makes it more efficient for chopping…

Belt Bags

I’ve always imagined that when the zombie apocalypse comes, assuming I survive the first wave of shambling undead, that one of the things that will be attached to my person is a belt bag. Also known as a fanny pack, the belt bag has been a staple of my admittedly geeky wardrobe for the longest…

Grenade Launchers

A grenade launcher is a weapon that can fire a grenade more accurately, with higher velocity, and with greater distance than a typical human being could throw it unassisted. This is a good thing because when it comes to zombies and things that go boom, putting some distance between you and them is always a…

Knives in a Zombie Apocalypse

I used to have a blog called Zombie Philippines whose given mission was to prepare the Filipino People for the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse. It has gotten a bit of attention during its time, most notably from an author (whose name I currently can’t remember) who mentioned the blog in his book (the title slips my…