You don’t have to have a Mayan calendar in your living room to be a little freaked out about living in the year 2012. Epidemics, solar flares, global warming, economic collapse (not to mention the constant threat of zombie apocalypse) are all knocking on your doorstep. Luckily, you’re an outdoorsman, so you know a thing or two about what it takes to survive when civilization isn’t around to baby you. Over the last few months, the Active Junky staff looked in our closets and dug up some gear that could come in handy when it hits the fan. Check out the first two items on our Apocalypse gear list and follow the series over the next three weeks as we reveal the best gear to keep you alive when the end comes. Good luck out there.
Come back later today for following installments in the series.
Triple Aught Design Stealth Hoodie LT
The Stealth Hoodie LT softshell sports a low-profile design to help you cruise past bands of marauders, but within its unassuming design lies a variety of features: reinforced elbows fend off wear and tear, while harness-compatible pockets let you access your goodies without taking off your pack.
First Ascent Uprising Jeans
It’s nice to know that some things don’t change. Jeans were the best pants before the end of the world, and they’re going to be the best pants to wear after the end of the world, and Eddie Bauer First Ascent’s Uprising climbing jeans are the best of the best. designed as a rock climbing pant, the denim fabric is bolstered by Cordura for more durability with a dash of spandex thrown in for more mobility.
Icebreaker GT 260 Quantum Hood
Who would have thought that one of the most technical fabrics in the world wasn’t developed in a lab, but growing on a bunch of sheep in New Zealand? Merino wool does it all: it keeps you warm when it’s cold, it breathes when you get hot, stays warm when it gets wet, and it never smells.
Polarmax AYG Undies
It’s hard to overstate the importance of good underwear – if your boys are happy, you’re happy. Some might say that keeping it simple by going commando is the way to go when society burns, but let me ask the guys something: you ever try running without underwear? Not fun. Polarmax’s All Year Gear Boxer Briefs are our choice for the last pair of underwear you’ll ever wear.