Okay, ladies and gentlemen, it is that time of year again, when we advise you to brave the roving flash mobs in order to do a January stock up. The sales are finally ripe, though with the sixth recovery winter (or is it seventh?) they are not nearly as deep or on as much as in the past.
Of that lot of course, after the mob of 400 (ethnicity not reported so take a wild guess—oh you got it) had their way (looting, ransacking, getting in a few rounds of Knockout) with the Brooklyn Mall, most stores are fairly picked over; nevertheless we still have a few ideas for you.
As always, the items at the top of our PD list are guns and ammo, but this year even Wall Street gurus agree that guns and ammo along with anything else that might aid your survival after a collapse is the way to go.
From 2013’s backpacks to 2014’s Bug-out-Bags, David John Marotta a financial advisor and Forbes contributor, released a series addressing the high potential for a financial apocalypse scenario in the near future (he had to have been the highlight at many a Christmas party last month).
“A bug-out bag is a good idea depending on where you live, even if the emergency is just power outages, earthquakes and hurricanes. And with your preparedness you will be equipped to help others who might be in need… Be prepared. Especially, because it keeps you from being scared.”
So, grab a box of easy to move protein bars at Costco and a huge deal of matches.
Other great January stock up items are over-the-counter drugs (Tylenol, Benadryl, Aleve, etc.), which can still do the job long after their expiration dates.
With the World Health Organization about to halve the amount of sugar they recommend for a healthy diet sugary items such as Christmas M&M’s, gingerbread Twix, and Hershey’s are all great buys.
A great pair for trekking down 5th or hitting the trails. Look for leather, and sturdy footing.
These Steven Maddens say, “It’s the end of the world, but eh. I look good.”
The ultimate in wedged rain gear.
A nice apparel shout-out to the Living Man.
Be sure to score some festive fur for next December.
Picking up a nice Chanel piece and wrapping it for next Christmas is never a bad idea.
If you like height, and steampunk then these could do the trick. At the very least, these ankle boots are definitely thick enough to bludgeon potential marauders.
January is also the time to take care of next Winter’s slipper fix.
Let us know PDers, what your January stock up picks are this year, down in the comments.