As a bit of a blogger and horror fan and Halloween fast approaching, I've been invited by Man Crates to post my list of items I deem essential to have in my crate to survive a horror film. Many thanks for this opportunity! Details of what my I'd want to have in my crate are below. Check out their gifts for men page! (The only way to open a Man Crate is with a crowbar so lets hope there's one nearby in my horror film)
There quite a number of things that I think would be essential in my horror movie survival crate. Particularly not knowing what your up against, survival is half of the battle.
My first item is pencil sized steel bar and magnesium stick. Fire is an essential in any survival situation and matches aren’t reliable. Magnesium sparks really well and since it burns at 3000 degrees, a useful element to a makeshift explosive device etc.
Following on from that, my next couple of items would be a spool of steel wire and 2 x 9 volt batteries. You’ve got to be able to protect whatever perimeter you’ve setup and a tripwire is most effective. The batteries are common in portable alarms and the steel wire of course has many other uses.
For my fourth item would be a fireman’s axe. In any horror type situation your going to have to cut through something and it’s a formidable weapon. My only other weapon in this crate would be a slingshot and a small bag of silver buttons. Guns were never effective in any horror film.
For more on the survival side of things, ten US Army MRE’s for food, a canteen for carrying water, a small tarp for concealment and a few bungee cords and rucksack big enough to carry this stuff.
My last items in the crate would be a role of duct tape cause everyone one needs one and a flare gun for either signalling help or shooting down the mouth of the monster.
There were a lot of other items I thought of but your only going to be able to carry so much with you. That fireman’s axe might even be a bit heavy to have strapped to your back.
Thanks again Man Crates for inviting me to write for you for this Halloween event.