While NASA might not agree, some think we're inching toward the end of the world. When the apocalypse hits, it's important to be ready so you don't end up an hors d'oeuvre for the mutant killer sloths, an irradiated fallout fritter, or whatever could be worse than that. Fortunately, I've gathered up a list of everything you'll need to survive, starting from day one of the end.
If you're convinced disaster will soon visit your neighborhood (or all neighborhoods), and you have the means -- which should include a friend with connections in Japan -- it's probably a good time to order an EDV-01. Basically, it's a two-story shipping-container-size shelter that comes with enough water, communication and electricity supplies to let two people hole up for a month without a resupply. That's plenty of time to watch "The Road" over and over again to prepare for what lies ahead.
Remember, it might not all end in one day. The lights might go out where you are, but broadcast and cellular networks might stay up for a while until zombies start eating their operators. With that in mind, the first much-needed gadget in our apocalypse gear gallery will come in handy for that critical period. The Eton FRX line of hand-cranked (or battery-powered, if you can find AAAs) caught my eye with its ability to keep you informed and charge your devices, and there's even a light and a solar panel. The End Times were never so convenient.