With that in mind, I scoured the CNET archives and watched hours of "The Walking Dead," "Falling Skies," "Revolution," "Wolf's Rain," "Red Dwarf," and dozens of other series to come up with this gallery of essential pieces of gear to start investing in now, while you still can.
Whether it's an evacuation lemon or some injectable expanding foam to treat your internal injuries while fleeing the alien invaders, every item in this list is a potential life (and possibly society) saver.
Did we miss any cool post-annihilation gear? More importantly, has anyone devised a way to play Jenga with the mountain of useless smartphones and tablets that will no doubt litter our new landscape of desolation? Please let us know in the comments. And if you could do it by Friday, that would be great.