Survivalist Tip: Whether you plan to head out on foot, or at some point, need to go hunting for your food, you must have some sturdy boots on hand – preferably more than one pair. They definitely must have thick soles, but they also should have alloy-enforced toe fronts, reach above your ankle and be water and fire resistant. Keep your fancy, over-priced designer footwear stored away. They’ll be useless in almost any situation when the apocalypse hits. Besides, with that alloy toe, you can easily disable anyone who tries to break into your home to steal water or fruit with a swift kick to the crotch or the butt. Trust me – I’ve done that when someone has tried to snatch a beer or burger from my hand at music festivals. Sturdy work boots just sort of command respect that way.