Survivalist Tip: Duct tape is an indispensable commodity, so you should have plenty of it on hand when the apocalypse arrives. While it may seem like a tool for the well-defined redneck, duct tape can be used for a number of things from hanging Christmas lights to hemming up a pair of jeans. You can also use it to secure some of your possessions to the top of your vehicle, should you have to evacuate your home in the chaotic aftermath. If the vehicle busts a hose, or the radiator pops a leak, use duct tape to repair it temporarily. And, if the kids start screaming, ‘Are we there yet?’, just wrap the tape around their little mouths and shut them the hell up! Social workers will be caught up in the pandemonium anyway, so you won’t be charged with a crime.