Posts Tagged ‘ZAI’

Who we are: Kevin

Posted: 2012/07/26 in Who we are

ZAI admin. Who I am? I’m Kevin, who are you? As I have lived in the Northwest my entire life I have a great appreciation for everything outdoors. I have spent many, many hours exploring the back woods of the great state of Washington in my search for prime and undiscovered fishing locations. Doing a lot of backpacking and hiking as a wee one I learned at an early age about water purification, fire making, man hunting, gun shooting, knife stabbing and general self-learned survival skills. Whatever apocalypse might come my way, I feel confident I would have a better than average chance of making it out in one piece.

Firearms: I have been around guns my entire life. My uncle is a gunsmith and blacksmith, my father and I both shared an appreciation for guns when I was young. Grown up (mostly) now, I currently own three firearms of my own. There is nothing quite like ‘recycling’ an old TV with some 00 and rifled slugs from my Mossberg 500. I have no formal training but I feel very confident that I could learn to use any gun well.

Prepping/Survival: Along with all the above mentioned, I also believe in being realistically prepared for any scenario that may come along. I have my pack, guns and a few knives to choose from always close at hand. I have an extensive collection of knives and bladed weapons (somewhere between 200-300) for EDC and also because knives are just plain cool. Kershaw is by far and away my favorite. Not a plug at all; just the plain truth.

I have a great life here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with all the hunting, fishing, camping and exploring right in my back yard. I am also very lucky to know the other 3 admins as well. Eric, I have not yet met face to face but I know he is just like me. Tim and Rich I have known since college and you couldn’t find any better guys to be on your ZPOC team. Let’s educate ourselves and support each other and we will all be left standing when the smoke clears.


5,000 Facebook Member Giveaway

Posted: 2012/07/02 in Giveaway
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We have an amazing group of people who contribute information for survival on our Facebook page. We grew from a handful of friends to a devoted 5,000+ members who want to share awareness of threats, ways to be prepared, and knowledge for survival. As a way of saying thank you to everyone, we will be doing a series of giveaways throughout the summer, and hopefully for years to come. The first of these giveaways is simple: just leave a comment saying you wish to participate.  We have not one, but three prizes to give away this time. Here is what you can win:

Rite in the Rain Nº 935T-KIT
Universal 3 in x 5 in Kit
Tan Cordura® fabric Cover
Black All Weather Pen

We have three of these 3×5 Rite in the Rain kits to give away. The paper allows you to write in wet weather, as the name implies, the pen is all-weather and writes upside-down, and it fits in an easy to carry pouch. You never know when you will need to write something down, take notes, or draw a map in the rain in order to survive.

We want to make it easy for anyone to win, so all you have to do is leave a comment on this post to enter. You will need to enter a valid email address so we can contact the winners, but we won’t sell, share, or do anything else with the information you provide. Comments are moderated, so they may not show up immediately. Just one comment per person. We will use a random number generator to select winners.

Thank you and good luck to everyone! We have more giveaways to come.

The fine print:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open worldwide, to those who are 18 or older. Giveaway winners under 18 must have their parent or legal guardian over the age of 18 claim their prize for them. To enter, comment on this post beginning at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) July 2, 2012. Sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m. PT July 9, 2012. Duplicate entries will disqualify you from winning. Void where prohibited by law.

And the winners are…

Holden Rifat
David Brinegar
Tiffany Beal

Where Eric Has Been

Posted: 2012/06/22 in Who we are

It has been a bit since you have heard from me, so I want to take a minute to update our awesome Zombie Awareness International fan base.

I will be out of the loop for about a year as I am heading downrange with the Army. My biggest fear is that I won’t be stateside when Z-Day arrives. That would suck.

While I am gone, Tim and Rich will be running the show, and I will post on the ZAI Facebook page when I can.

Tim and Rich have some pretty awesome ideas for stuff to do while I am gone, and there should be some pretty good content coming your guys’ way soon.

We have also talked with a couple of our kickass fans about helping out with ZAI to continue to get the newest and most relevant and educational content to increase awareness.

When I get back, I am thinking about putting together actual events where ZAI members can get together to share ideas and network. I am also going to figure out how to make an iPhone/iPod app for ZAI. If anyone has any ideas about what they would like to see or do for events or content, please email us at

Thank you all for your continued support and participation in helping to educate and protect the unbitten masses. I will catch you all on the flip-side.

Oh yeah, stay off the bath salts.



We had quite a few logos that we liked and had a hard time choosing the winners. Some of you are very talented and put together more than one logo for us. We had to disqualify a few for not following the rules, and one we didn’t post because it violated the copyrighted material rule. A couple were very good but we felt they were too complex to be a good logo. Thank you to everyone who submitted. Now here is the rundown of the winners.

#5 David Vallejo

#4 Aaron Gillihan

#3 Aaron Gillihan (again)

#2 Gary Rodosta

And the winner of our logo contest with our favorite of his entries is Aaron Gillihan.

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#1 Aaron Gillihan: This is our new logo!

Thanks again to everyone who participated. Thanks again to Kershaw Knives USA and Baen Books for their support and for prizes. Head over to their websites and show them some love and tell them ZAI sent you. We hope you enjoyed this contest. We will be contacting the winners via email to get your prizes to you. Stay tuned for the next contest down the line. For those who feel they aren’t creative, we plan on doing some giveaways in the future that will require as little from you as leaving a comment on the website. Until then, Semper Vigilans, Semper Paratus!

David Vallejo 1

David Vallejo 2

David Vallejo 3

And these are only slightly different, with a bolder outline around the elements.

David Vallejo 4

David Vallejo 5

Oliver Montecito 1

Oliver Montecito 2

Dennis Martin 1

Dennis Martin 2