Game Changers for the Apocalypse

Find out what you'll need to survive in this brave new world.

Find out what you’ll need to survive in this brave new world.

Everyone knows that if and when the end of the world goes down from disease, war, zombies or vengeful God to get food, weapons and shelter, but what else could be helpful that others are browsing over?  Here is my plan for the apocalypse.

Medical supplies

This is on a lot of smarter people’s ‘to get’ lists, but many will over look it as well.  In a world where money will have no value, medicines and medical tools will be like gold.

Spices

Samwise Gamgee, known for being both Wise and Sam, knew the value of carrying spices even on an apocalyptic quest.

Samwise Gamgee, known for being both Wise and Sam, knew the value of carrying spices even on an apocalyptic quest.

Once all the canned and preserved food runs out, survivors will be back to hunting and gathering to sustain themselves.  And who wants to choke down some squirrel and wild roots without some salt, pepper or herbs?  Spices are small, lightweight, easy to carry & store and last a long time.  They can also help in the preserving of food and have a proven track record from the Crusades period (which was basically the apocalypse for a lot of people that weren’t Crusaders) as a valuable form of currency.  These will be worth a lot to you or anyone wanting to barter in the end times.


In the post-apocalyptic era, we will bury our great kings in pyramids of hoarded toilet paper.

In the post-apocalyptic era, we will bury our great kings in pyramids of hoarded toilet paper.

Toilet paper

If you have TP, you will be king of what’s left.  It’s that simple.

Soap and toothpaste will probably go a long way as well.  Once again, small and easy to carry, a little goes a long way.


Books

Once everything has crumbled there will be no more TV, no more youtube or Netflix and books will be… well, books will still be useless.  Or kindling, at best.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!  Of COURSE I’m joking, have you learned NOTHING from Book of Eli?!  Books will BE our new internet.  They will be the ONLY way to get information, the ONLY way to get a good story to pass away any idle hours.  Once again, another small, lightweight item that could be well worth your effort in saving it.

With enough books, you can also construct elaborate mazes to slow down zombies.  Especially if the zombies are bookworms.

With enough books, you can also construct elaborate mazes to slow down zombies. Especially if the zombies are bookworms.

Somewhat related, a deck of cards.  A little something to help you keep your humanity & sanity.  Something to pass the time and challenge your brain now that Angry Birds, Farmville (or whatever this week’s top mobile game is) is gone.

Now, I would be worried about someone taking my BRILLIANT ideas, but it really is highly unlikely that the Apocalypse will come in my time.  People have been thinking the end is coming for CENTURIES.  And I’m just really not that lucky…

Now all I need to do is write this in a book somewhere so someone can read it when it all comes crashing down.

When not giving bad advice for the Apocalypse, Josh ruins, er, I mean, RUNS, his travelogue and review site.

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