Doomsday survival list

@CNNMoney March 14, 2012: 1:33 PM ET

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Patrick Geryl, who has spent more than $130,000 preparing for doomsday, sent CNNMoney his list of the nearly 100 survival items that he plans to purchase before December. 21, 2012 -- the day he believes the world as we know it will end.

While the list is constantly growing, here's his latest version as of early March:


Hook needle no. 2.5 (rope/clothing hooks of grass or wood fibre)

Set of large, long firm needles

Wind protected /impermeable ski jacket with cap.

Undershirt with long sleeves and trousers with long legs (thermal underwear)

T-shirt long sleeve (long enough to cover bottom)

T-shirt short sleeve

Fleece pullover with collar and zipper

Lightweight long sport trousers

Lightweight sport pants or shorts

Ski gloves and 1 pair of thin gloves

Bonnet or cap with side and back flaps


Thick socks -- layer technique

Firm mount walking/ hiking shoes/boots with thick profile shoe-leather

Extra set of laces

Clear rain suit with trousers or overall with cap

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The yellow material box

Desalinate for marine water, fire arrows (day and night), fire sticks, slide hamper for trunk transport

Backpack and nylon bags

Sleeping bag


Plastic sail 2 x 3 meters (when tent is lost or broken)

Aluminum foil rescue/emergency blanket

Portable plastic jerry cans (drinking water, petrol...)

Chemical light bars/sticks

First aid box (including sterile needles and tick tweezer)

Drafting Table -- for charting stars in the sky


Binocular, night-vision goggles

Pocket lamp with dynamo lamp principle

Small metal whistle (emergency signals)

Swiss multipurpose knife (can opener, screwdriver, scissors...)

Fishing lines, hooks, sinkers

Wire saw

Small chopping axe

Grind stone

Small iron shovel with folding blade

5 meters parachute cord (to make snares, catch game)

Pistol/gun and bullets/shells

Bow and arrows

Hanging gun rack, or ceiling rack

Speed arrows (220-250 km hour)

Thick firm pencil

2 bundles iron yarn (repairing)

30 meters smoothly braided rope of mountain climbing quality

50 meters thin nylon cord

Mosquito net

Strong sun/snow glasses (on mount altitude preventing eye damage because of radiation, very important!)

Plastic gloves

Rubber band or tape to seal off clothing

Face mask with filter to stop volcanic gas /dust Iodine tablets

Radiation meter

Heating & Fire

Fire sticks (to make fire burn faster, and longer)

Magnifying glass (make fire) magnesium block fire starter

Waterproof matches with wax coating

2 lighters (BIC type) flint (packed waterproof, last longer)

Small gas or ethylated sterno burner (food/ snow melting or disinfecting water)

Food and Drinks

Dry grain wafers

Dried fruit bars


Quick cooking rice

Pan with matching lid

Small kettle

Large deep plate

Set cutlery

Drinking container

Thermal field bottle (thermos)

Plastic folding water bag or box of condoms (to use as water bag)

Sacks of vegetable seed (grains...)

iodine tablets or tincture for protection thyroid at atom calamity

Water purification tablets

Small personal drinking water filter





Shaving products



Small mirror

Small scissors



Medicines: eye drops, bacteria/virus infection pills, antibiotics


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