Post apocalyptic disaster preparedness list

A Listmania! list by Andy Surujnarine
The list author says: "Apocalyptic events happen, period. If a catastrophic disaster strikes while you are still on this Earth, be prepared, or suffer the consequences.

Every previous empire in history has collapsed. Is the USA different? All others thought they were too smart or too powerful to collapse. Look around you and you will see the signs that overpopulation on the Earth is unsustainable. Our dependency on fossil fuels is unsustainable. Our current financial system is unsustainable.

There are 8000 active nuclear warheads and 22,000 total nuclear warheads in the World. Nuclear weapons will become easier to produce as the technology permeates. All you will need to kill millions is a cause and currency.

We are running out of oil which powers our entire way of life. It will be very painful when the oil supply cannot keep up with our immense appetite. We are running out of water faster than oil, and unlike oil, there are no replacements for water. Our infrastructure is failing and there isn't enough funding to maintain it. Advances in technological innovations, robotics, nanotechnology and genetic engineering will create scary things. What will happen when these things are turned against us?

Global warming, pandemics, chemical and biological attacks...

You have an idea what is coming. Live in cognitive dissonance or prepare yourself now!

This list is not an endorsement of any product, or an attempt to scare you. Every item on this list can be substituted, in many cases with cheaper alternatives, but buy quality gear. My goal is to provide you with an idea of some of the things that you will need to prepare you and your family in the event all Hell breaks loose. The probability of that happening is higher that we like to believe."
Hi-Tec Men's Altitude Ultra Light Hiking Boot
1.  Hi-Tec Men's Altitude Ultra Light Hiking Boot by Hi-Tec
The list author says:
  "Comfortable hiking boots are essential because you will be on the move a lot.  You want light, waterproof boots that are easy to put on and take off.  These work great in an urban environment."
$79.99 - $160.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

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Targus Military Backpack Case Designed for 16 Inch Laptops TSB175US (Black/Yellow Accents)
2.  Targus Military Backpack Case Designed for 16 Inch Laptops TSB175US (Black/Yellow Accents) by Targus
The list author says:
  "You need a backpack to carry your stuff when on the move.  Any will do but this one even has a compartment for your laptop, which can be used to protect sensitive electronics such as a radio or GPS unit.  A tactical vest can be substituted for the backpack."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

SOG Specialty Knives & Tools F01TN-CP Tactical Tomahawk with 2.75-Inch Steel Axe Blade and Black Ballistic Nylon Sheath, Black Finish
3.  SOG Specialty Knives & Tools F01TN-CP Tactical Tomahawk with 2.75-Inch Steel Axe Blade and Black Ballistic Nylon Sheath, Black Finish by SOG Specialty Knives
The list author says:
  "You may need to breach doors or defend yourself.  This tomahawk can get the job done.  Strap it to your pack so you can deploy it quickly when necessary.  Your primary weapon should be a 12 gauge shotgun."
$29.99   Used & New from: $26.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (837 customer reviews)

SOG Specialty Knives & Tools TE01-N Tigershark 2.0 Knife, Powder Coated
4.  SOG Specialty Knives & Tools TE01-N Tigershark 2.0 Knife, Powder Coated by SOG Specialty Knives
The list author says:
  "This one is a no-brainer.  A good knife is an essential tool in this situation.  Choose a good good fixed blade knife such as this SOG."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Leatherman 830039 New Wave Multitool with Leather/Nylon Combination Sheath
5.  Leatherman 830039 New Wave Multitool with Leather/Nylon Combination Sheath by Leatherman
The list author says:
  "You will find many uses for a multitool such as this one with 2 pliers, wire cutters, 2 knives, saw, scissors, 2 files, 2 drivers, bottle opener, 2 double-ended bits...."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (676 customer reviews)

NALGENE Tritan 1-Quart Narrow Mouth BPA-Free Water Bottle
6.  NALGENE Tritan 1-Quart Narrow Mouth BPA-Free Water Bottle by Nalgene
The list author says:
  "Don't risk dehydration.  Get a good water bottle.  You might be more concerned about zombies but at least you will be BPA worry free with this one."
$7.73 - $50.68
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (513 customer reviews)

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5038-3 PK Fix-It DUCTape 1.87-Inches x 60-Yards, 7-Mil, 3-Pack
7.  5038-3 PK Fix-It DUCTape 1.87-Inches x 60-Yards, 7-Mil, 3-Pack by Intertape Polymer Group
The list author says:
  "A million uses such as building a shelter, repairing gear, sealing a room, making a makeshift decontamination chamber, emergency first aid, diy hazmat suit...."
$19.88   Used & New from: $9.50
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)

Voodoo Tactical 20-9078 Phantom Gloves with Knuckle Protector
8.  Voodoo Tactical 20-9078 Phantom Gloves with Knuckle Protector by VooDoo Tactical
The list author says:
  "When using a knife in a defensive or offensive situation, cut proof gloves offer great insurance.  Don't take any unnecessary risks.  Avoid contact with hostiles unless your life or the life of a loved one depends on it."
$27.99 - $46.33
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Et?n NFR160WXB Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger (Black)
9.  Et?n NFR160WXB Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger (Black) by Eton
The list author says:
  "Listen for news on this little radio.  No need for batteries and it even has a cell phone charger in case the cellular grid is still functional."
$23.78   Used & New from: $20.45
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (808 customer reviews)

Light My Fire Original Swedish FireSteel Army 12,000 Strike Fire Starter
10.  Light My Fire Original Swedish FireSteel Army 12,000 Strike Fire Starter by Light my Fire
The list author says:
  "Fire is essential for cooking and keeping warm.  This is durable and weatherproof."
$15.89 - $19.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (714 customer reviews)

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Maglite XL100 LED Flashlight, Black
11.  Maglite XL100 LED Flashlight, Black by MagLite
The list author says:
  "A flashlight is very useful when you are moving in the dark, signaling or just surviving with the power grid down.  LEDs are most efficient so you will get the most out of your battery supply.  This one has some nice features:
    *  5 selectable modes
    * Variable power level
    * Strobe rate settings
    * High performance LED
    * Tactical size with tail cap switch"
$34.61   Used & New from: $28.00
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (232 customer reviews)

SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation
12.  SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation by John Wiseman
The list author says:
  "When you need help, and you will need help, turn to John 'Lofty' Wiseman.  There are other good survival books but I strongly recommend that you put this one in your survival bag."
$11.29   Used & New from: $7.30
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,163 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

SABRE RED Pepper Spray - Police Strength - Compact, Black Case & Quick Release Key Ring (Max Protection - 25 shots, up to 5x's more)
13.  SABRE RED Pepper Spray - Police Strength - Compact, Black Case & Quick Release Key Ring (Max Protection - 25 shots, up to 5x's more) by Sabre
The list author says:
  "Nonlethal weapon for keeping zombies, or people acting like zombies, away from you."
$9.99   Used & New from: $6.48
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (372 customer reviews)

DuPont TY127S Tyvek Fabric Protective Coverall with Hood, Disposable, Elastic Cuff, X-Large, White (Pack of 1)
14.  DuPont TY127S Tyvek Fabric Protective Coverall with Hood, Disposable, Elastic Cuff, X-Large, White (Pack of 1) by DuPont
The list author says:
  "Cheap skin protection that can be used to make a homemade bio hazard suit."
$5.50
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

MSA Safety Works 817663 Multi-Purpose Respirator
15.  MSA Safety Works 817663 Multi-Purpose Respirator by MSA Safety Works
The list author says:
  "Reduce exposure to toxic dust, germs or whatever else lurks out there after civilization's melt down."
$30.36   Used & New from: $18.57
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)

Thermwell Products P311R "Frost King" Plastic Drop Cloth - 3 Mil
16.  Thermwell Products P311R "Frost King" Plastic Drop Cloth - 3 Mil by Thermwell
The list author says:
  "Use this to build emergency shelters, seal rooms to keep out hazardous materials or to make a poncho."
$7.99

Reliance Products Fold-A-Jug Collapsible 1-Gallon Water Container
17.  Reliance Products Fold-A-Jug Collapsible 1-Gallon Water Container by Reliance Products
The list author says:
  "Any clean container will do but when you find clean water use a container to bring it back to the fort or better yet build a water collection system."
$5.99
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Polar Pure Water Disinfectant With Iodine Crystals
18.  Polar Pure Water Disinfectant With Iodine Crystals by Peregrine Outfitters
The list author says:
  "Don't get sick by drinking dirty water.  Treat it to kill waterborne pathogens, including Giardia and microorganisms."
$24.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

Red Cross Johnson & Johnson First Aid Other Sterile Cotton Balls
19.  Red Cross Johnson & Johnson First Aid Other Sterile Cotton Balls by Johnson & Johnson
The list author says:
  "Great fire starter.  Add Vaseline and store in a Ziploc plastic bag."
Used & New from: $34.49
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Ziploc Easy Zipper Variety Pack - 140 Bags
20.  Ziploc Easy Zipper Variety Pack - 140 Bags by Ziploc
The list author says:
  "These can be used as waterproof bags or to store processed food."
$17.09   Used & New from: $14.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Seiko Men's SNK807 Seiko 5 Automatic Blue Canvas Strap Watch
21.  Seiko Men's SNK807 Seiko 5 Automatic Blue Canvas Strap Watch by Seiko
The list author says:
  "Get a good automatic or solar watch if you don't have one already.  The Seiko 5 movement is rock solid."
$49.99   Used & New from: $46.03
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (310 customer reviews)

SOG Specialty Knives & Tools TFSA98-CP Flash II Knife with Partially Serrated Folding 3.5-Inch Steel Blade and GRN Handle, Hardcase Black TiNi Finish
22.  SOG Specialty Knives & Tools TFSA98-CP Flash II Knife with Partially Serrated Folding 3.5-Inch Steel Blade and GRN Handle, Hardcase Black TiNi Finish by SOG Specialty Knives
The list author says:
  "Sometimes you will need to conceal you weapon.  Get a folding knife to backup your larger blade.  This SOG's assisted opening mechanism makes one handed deployment a breeze."
$44.84   Used & New from: $38.85
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)

Smith's PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener
23.  Smith's PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener by Smith's
The list author says:
  "Keep your knives sharp with this portable sharpener for best performance."
$7.99   Used & New from: $5.97
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,398 customer reviews)

Brunton Vapor AF All Fuel (liquid and butane) Expedition Stove
24.  Brunton Vapor AF All Fuel (liquid and butane) Expedition Stove by Brunton
The list author says:
  "A portable stove will come in very handy when you need to boil water and cook quickly without making a fire that can attract attention.  This one burns any liquid fuel."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

 
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Cold Steel Latin Machete
25.  Cold Steel Latin Machete by Cold Steel
The list author says:
  "The machete is a versatile blade design with many uses.  Also remember that knives can get damaged so never rely on just one blade, and diversify your collection because different blade types have different strengths."
$11.05 - $93.98
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Cobra CPI 480 400-Watt 12-Volt DC to 120-Volt AC Power Inverter with 5-Volt USB Output
26.  Cobra CPI 480 400-Watt 12-Volt DC to 120-Volt AC Power Inverter with 5-Volt USB Output by Cobra
The list author says:
  "As long as you have a car and gas you will will be able to power some of your electrical devices with this.  Use sparingly to conserve fuel if the situation is serious."
$25.00   Used & New from: $18.69
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (452 customer reviews)

Emergency Survival Food Supply 275 Meal Pack
27.  Emergency Survival Food Supply 275 Meal Pack by Food Health
The list author says:
  "275 meals with a 20 year shelf life.  It's like having your own supermarket in a bucket for a couple of months while you find other sources of food."
$159.99
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

Barnett Outdoors Cobra Slingshot with Stabilizer and Brace
28.  Barnett Outdoors Cobra Slingshot with Stabilizer and Brace by Barnett Crossbows
The list author says:
  "Hunt small game stealthily while also conserving bullets.  Can be forced into a self defense role if necessary."
$13.51   Used & New from: $12.80
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

Barnett Slingshot Ammo- 38 Caliber (Approximately 140 Rounds)
29.  Barnett Slingshot Ammo- 38 Caliber (Approximately 140 Rounds) by Barnett Crossbows
The list author says:
  "Ammo for you slingshot."
$12.47   Used & New from: $5.68
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

Emergency Shelter Tent, Reflective Tube Tent, Cold Weather Emergency Shelter, Emergency Zone Brand
30.  Emergency Shelter Tent, Reflective Tube Tent, Cold Weather Emergency Shelter, Emergency Zone Brand by Emergency Zone
The list author says:
  "$10 insurance that can save your life if you get stranded in the wilderness."
$8.99   Used & New from: $7.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

ER Emergency Ready Thermal Mylar Blankets, Pack of 4
31.  ER Emergency Ready Thermal Mylar Blankets, Pack of 4 by ER Emergency Ready
The list author says:
  "More insurance.  Remember in the event of a disaster you will be very grateful to yourself, if you prepared properly."
$5.76   Used & New from: $4.15
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)

Camping  50' Green Rope
32.  Camping 50' Green Rope by Emergency Zone
The list author says:
  "Many uses from building shelters, hammocks, towing, rappelling..."
$9.99   Used & New from: $5.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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