October 29, 2015

AMC The Walking Dead and First My Family

My wife, Angie and I have always been super fans of The Walking Dead and love how the show keeps us on the tips of our toes every Sunday night. About 3 years ago, we were watching The Talking Dead with Chris Hardwick (you rock) and the President of the Zombie University discussed how important it ws to be prepared against ZOMBIES or any disaster and listed out what they would put in a survival kit. This included a machete, food, first aid and bandages; even a condom to store water. That was awesome.

That's when a light bulb lit up in our heads. Angie looked at me and said, “Oh my gosh, honey…. We should make a Walking Dead Survival Kit for the show. This is what we make. This is what First My Family is all about. Getting people prepared.” It seemed like a long shot. I mean, we are a small company. We actually used to build kits for our customers in our living room. After a little prodding, I got out of bed, sent an email, FB post and Twitter post to the show and hoped for the best. Honestly, what are the chances of getting a call back? AMC called the next day. Within a few days, we met to talk about our ideas and the survival kit. Now this wasn’t an easy process. It took almost a year of design work, contract negotiations and lots and lots of sweat but in February of last year we announced our first AMC product. The Walking Dead Survival kit. We also were on The Talking Dead and gave away kits to the audience. This was awesome.

Now that we have a second kit coming with The Walking Dead Zombie Preparedness Apocalypse Kit or ZPAK for short, we are pretty excited. We really hope this one takes off and that you see it in your local store. You never know. We are just a mom and pop shop with a really big dream.  Keep prepping. You know we are.

Check out The Walking Dead Survival Kit on The Talking Dead below...



Andrew Torres
Andrew Torres


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