The following is part 3 of our feature story Zombies. Nuclear War. Earthquake. Pandemic. Click here for part 1. Click here for part 2.

A shopping list for the End of Days

Everything you need to thrive after the Apocalypse.

A crank/solar-powered radio/flashlight: $15

Official Bear Grylls survival knife: $60 

Medical kit: $25-$100 (Depending on how badly you’ll cut yourself with the survival knife.)

Fish penicillin: 500 doses (A plague will put antibiotics in demand and fish meds work on humans): $300

Assault rifle and ammo: $400 (Chinese made); $1,000 (U.S. Made), ammo: $300

5,000 rounds of .22 cal. rimfire ammunition: For hunting and as “ballistic wampum” which will become the post-apocalyptic monetary system. (market price)

2 cases of whiskey: For emergency surgery, barter or when the zombies breach the final bunker door.  $1,200, why scrimp?

55-gallon barrels for water: Enough for one gallon, per person, per day. $50 each

Water filter: For when the clean water runs out: $15–$200

One-year supply of food: $800 (basic) to $4,500 (“gourmet”)

Grain mill: If you go with “basic” food: $85

Fire striker: For when the last match fails. $25

Bunker: It just might come to that. $50,000-$120,000 

The Road by Cormac McCarthy (for right wingers) Loot from book store.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (for left wingers) Liberate from ruins of library.

* Everything on this list, including the books, was recommended by a genuine survival expert.

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