What 5 things would you want with you if a zombie apocalypse happened?
#1 - A Crossbow and plenty of bolts. A weapon should be one of the first things people pick to take with them during an apocalypse. One of the mistakes I think most people would make would be to pick a gun, or a close-combat weapon. Big mistake. First off, a gun is just going to serve to alert every zombie in a mile radius to come running your way. Second, fighting zombies in close combat is a sure fire way to expose yourself to the virus. It's always a blood born pathogen, so why in the world would you ever want to get anywhere near the blood, let alone chop at zombies in an attempt to kill them?
#2 - A solar or manually powered radio. If the apocalypse happens, you're going to need to find other survivors, and the best way to do that will be to stay informed. I would want to have a radio that didn't require batteries or to be plugged in to work.
# 3 - A combat knife. This wouldn't be for battle, but rather for survival. Having a good blade is incredibly important, and it would be a bonus if you could get one of those knives that have a compass on the hilt and matches inside! You could also just go for one of those multi-tools, like a Swiss Army Knife.
# 4 - A gun. I know I just mentioned that shooting a gun is a bad idea in a zombie apocalypse, but I still want to have one. As far as what type, I'll go with an assault shotgun. I don't want to use it unless I desperately need to, and in that sort of a situation I'm probably not going to have as much time to aim as I would like. For that reason, the buckshot of a shotgun is going to be my best shot at surviving.
# 5 - Rope. One of the first things I would want to do in the event of a zombie apocalypse is find a hard-to-access, high vantage point. I want to hide, and survive, out of reach of the undead. The best way to do that would be to get up to someplace where the zombies can't reach. Having a rope (and better yet, mountain climbing equipment) would be essential to getting to an area where you'll be safe.