A partially expired pain pill is better than no pill at all.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.

Hammer Time? No, just Mob Time.

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.

Ammo is great, if you can find it.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.If you missed the Christmas candy sales, there is always Valentine’s Day.

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.

If you are flush with parkas and other winter accessories, like say an amazing pair of gloves (tactical or Prada) then boots might be the way to go.

You can be wise and pick up some extra laces.

A great pair for trekking down 5th or hitting the trails. Look for leather, and sturdy footing.

Plus, with these you’ll have a ton of buckles in a pinch.

These Steven Maddens say, “It’s the end of the world, but eh. I look good.”

These also are not bad with snow.

The ultimate in wedged rain gear.

Living Man props if you have the skills to DIY this look.

A nice apparel shout-out to the Living Man.

Red panada? Not likely.

Be sure to score some festive fur for next December.

Now that’s a lot of fur.

Okay, or a whole lot of fur for the next Polar Vertex in Jersey.

Harder to find on sale though.

Picking up a nice Chanel piece and wrapping it for next Christmas is never a bad idea.

Wonder what TSA would say to these?

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.

Perfect for that chilly last minute dash to check on your outdoor gas pipes.

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.