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What five items would you need to survive a doomsday scenario, where technology

  1. Asp52 profile image88
    Asp52posted 5 years ago

    What five items would you need to survive a doomsday scenario, where technology and society fails?

  2. safiq ali patel profile image72
    safiq ali patelposted 5 years ago

    A loaf of bread,
    some medicine
    clean water
    blankets
    a copy of a prayer.

  3. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    Wow. It is far too hard to only narrow down five items. First of all if you count food and water then you must also add a can opener and a water purifier. Then one would need matches, tarps, seeds, knives, crank powered flash lights, compass, plant guide book, medical guide book, gas mask, first aid kit, and mylar blankets just to begin with. Take away any of those and narrow it to 5 and you might as well go ahead and die.

  4. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    1. Food
    2. Transportation
    3. Tools (survival kit)
    4. Water
    5. Water purification tablets

  5. profile image0
    Casimiroposted 5 years ago

    Our finca here in Costa Rica has a natural spring, so we have all the water we need. I would keep my ham radio, which I could run easily on a small solar panel. This way I could keep in touch with other hams and also listen to world news. We have a lot of food on the finca, but not enough to subsist solely on that, not yet. So, that's a problem. I'm sure neighbors would pitch in to help and we have a lot of stuff we could trade. I suppose a lot of people are going to say they need firearms to keep the hungry away, but if it comes to that, we'll share until it's gone anyway.

  6. tksabresinos profile image60
    tksabresinosposted 5 years ago

    1. Sword
    2.Fire( Firestarter flint rocks ect)
    3. Clothing
    4.Backpack (Sack o some sort)
    5. A companion would be nice

    This is assuming I have to find food and water. Pretty much you could cut it down to just the sword really if you have to do everything yourself a sword some common sense and ingenuity would probably get you by. This is also assuming you can't relay on anything.

  7. Attikos profile image77
    Attikosposted 5 years ago

    Basically, you would need a broad reading of the same five essentials hikers and backpackers know:

    shelter
    water
    food
    security
    warmth

    How those translate into specific actions and items for you is a matter of your knowledge, set of skills, location, and the conditions in which you find yourself. Are you in an apartment in a large city or on a farm miles from the closest hungry mob? Do you have a forest at hand from which you can obtain wood and game or are you in the middle of the Sonora Desert? Is there a creek out back or do you have to collect rainwater? Circumstances vary so widely it is impossible to make a one-size-fits-all outfit for an apocalyptic scenario. You would have to depend on your own native intelligence and ability to act, react and adapt.

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