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Items to Buy to Prep for Doomsday

October 12th, 2020
Doomsday Preparation

The year 2020 has been strange for everyone around the world and the rise of COVID-19 has even people who don't deem themselves "doomsday-preppers" pondering what the future may hold and where we are going as a human civilization. We don't want to sound too pessimistic but the reality is that it has been a rough year for a lot of folks and if you're like most people you have prepped for quarantine by loading up on critical supplies since you simply can't leave your house feeling as safe anymore due to the nature of the virus. Sure, you've loaded up on toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and masks but what other products would you need if we were faced with a doomsday or an end-of-the-world type scenario? Let's find out with a brief list of products that could help save you and your family in the worst of all scenarios.

First Aid Kit Supplies

A first aid kid is an obvious necessity if you are ever facing an end-of-the-world type of scenario but you should honestly just stock-up on these to have to be safe in your home anyways. You'll want plenty of alcohol wipes, gauze, and band-aids to apply to a wound to avoid infection. Infections left untreated can turn dangerous fast so avoid this health threat by loading up on first aid supplies.

Guns for Self-Defense & Hunting

Guns are easily some of the most needed items for doomsday preparation for many reasons. First of all, you will simply want to have handguns for self-defense in this scenario for yourself and your family. These doomsday types of scenarios have us imagining people fighting for food, water, basic resources, and needing protection from violence in general so it is key to be able to protect yourself and your loved ones.

You will also want to have a few good rifle options for hunting in case you need to hunt for your own meat. Here at Hamilton Rifle Company, we sell a variety of guns for self-defense and rifles for hunting so stock up today on these firearms.

Ammo for Guns

Along with getting guns for an emergency situation, you will need to stock up on plenty of ammo for your guns. Guns are obviously of no use for self-defense and/or hunting if you do not have ammo so be sure stock up on plenty of ammo and multiple types depending on what type of firearms you choose to invest in whether they be handguns for self-defense or long guns for hunting.


A reliable radio is a necessity to prep for doomsday as this could be the only real form of communication if we are without power for long periods of time. Cell phones can only get you so far so you will want a radio that has a long-form of communication. Look for a radio that has a back-up generator or is solar powered so you have an easy way to charge it. There have been many stories of natural disasters, Hurricane Katrina for example, where the public relied on radios to stay updated on the emergency to find help and shelter proving how critical radios are in dire times of need.

Tactical Knives

The purposes behind why you would need to invest in tactical knives for doomsday preparation or an emergency situation are endless. From being able to skin your own game to self-protection to general utility purposes, there are many long-term benefits to investing in tactical knives. Here at Hamilton Rifle Company, we sell a variety of new and used tactical knives so check them out today and get prepared.


Ropes have many purposes for the outdoors like tying down objects, marking trails, and hanging up food or clothes to dry out. All of these different scenarios and more help argue that investing in some good quality rope can benefit you during doomsday or any emergency type situation for that matter.

Water Filtration System

Water may be scarce during the end of the world or a natural disaster so investing in a good quality water filtration system can help keep you hydrated and provide you with clean water to cook with. A water filtration system will help to ensure your water is safe to drink by making the water contaminant-free as you may have to get creative with your water source. The truth is, you can go many days without food but not too much time without water so do not leave out this crucial item when preparing your checklist. 


You will need some kind of shelter, especially one that you can travel with, during an end-of-the-world type of scenario. A tent is the most obvious choice since they are lightweight and easy to consolidate. Look for a tent that is waterproof, large enough for you and your family depending on who might be joining you, easy to set-up and takedown, and light in weight in case you are traveling by foot. Lastly, you should also consider the material since you want something that will uphold for a long time.

Heavy-Duty Backpack

Investing in a good quality backpack will be a smart idea if you are ever traveling on foot. You will want something durable, weatherproof, and large enough to carry all of your supplies in comfortably. Look for something that also has many compartments, and potentially some hiding spots in it, so you can hide your necessities.

Non-Perishable Food

There is no way around it - you will want to buy some non-perishable foods to eat for times that you cannot go hunting or find food outside to eat. Non-perishable food items include canned goods, peanut butter, premade mixes, and more. There are a ton of options out there that actually taste good and uphold for a while when used correctly so do your research and test out some non-perishable foods that you and your family will like.


You'll need at least a few extra sets of clothing if you are traveling on foot or in a situation where you get dirty often. Look for clothing that is generally targetted for the outdoors by being created with durable, weatherproof materials. You'll definitely want to have some kind of weatherproof large jacket at a minimum with a lot of compartments to keep warm and safe in as well. Lastly, if you plan on hunting for food you will want to invest in some camouflage clothing to hunt in.


Along with clothing, investing in a good pair of hiking boots and outdoor shoes will be useful to you if you are traveling by foot say the least. The right brand can last for many years, even with a lot of wear and tear. You might be traveling by foot or be put into weather conditions that you are not used to in a natural disaster so be sure to look into a durable material and reputable brand.

Fishing Gear

Fishing gear, and lots of it, is a good investment if you think you will have to find food this way. Food might be scarce so you might have to be creative in how you get food in the first place making fishing a good skill to have. Be sure to invest in the basics like several rods and reel, line, lures, bobbers, tackle, and bait. You might also want to go ahead and get a good quality, durable tackle box with a lock for all your gear to keep it organized and safe.

Hunting Gear

We've already touched on it a bit above with rifles that you need for hunting but you will need many other supplies for hunting if you plan to use this method to find food should doomsday or a serious natural disaster arise in your lifetime. Along with hunting rifles, you will want to have: camouflage clothing, hunting boots, a backpack for supplies, scent attractant, reduction for the animals you are hunting, a GPS, food, drinking water, butchering supplies, and tactical knives. As far as long guns go, which is arguably the most important accessory for hunting, check out our collection here.

Did we miss anything in our doomsday preparation checklist? Be sure to let us know so we can add them to our list. Hamilton Rifle Company is a customer-first eCommerce gun store that offers exceptional tools for all your outdoor activities. Hamilton Rifle Co. is your Premium Source of new, used, classic, discontinued, and rare firearms, and knives. We hand-select the best products for you!

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