What are you up to next Friday? You may be just going to work or school, you know—the usual. But if the Mayans are right, you will be living through the end of the world. I'm sorry to break the news to you this way. It's okay if your first question upon learning that the world might end is "But whatever shall I wear?" Remember that this is unlikely to be an instantaneous nothingness, painless and calm. No. When the world ends, shit is going down. Mass chaos, neighbor against neighbor, roaming the fields to escape marauding bands of outlaws. I can't promise you there won't be zombies. Assemble these items and have them at the ready. And may the odds ever be in your favor.
Stay with me, here. In the apocalypse, you want to wear something stretchy and comfortable, that you can easily run and crouch in. Plus, why not indulge in a trend that you’d never get to wear otherwise? Have some fun with this! #YOLO
Obviously, your outerwear will be an anorak. It’s waterproof, it has tons of pockets to carry extra bullets and protein bars, and it has a hood. If you don’t already have one, don’t worry … once civil order breaks down, you can just loot one from the nearest department store.
If you’re ever in a pinch, you could convince some trader that it’s precious to you and that you simply cannot accept less than a week’s worth of food for it. Until you need it for bartering, you can store poison inside. (For you or others.)
The fact that it’s the end of the world is no excuse to forget about UV damage. Stay protected, and if you encounter a roving band of feral jungle-people, your smooth skin might make them believe you’re their queen.