might not keep you alive for long, but a Siberian firm is offering
survival kits to anyone who fears the end of the world is nigh. And
for everyone else, it makes for a fun stocking-filler come Christmas
– provided the world hasn’t ended by then!
apocalypse kit boasts medication, including heart medicine, soap,
some candles and matches, a can of fish, a pack of buckwheat, a
bottle of vodka, a notepad and pencil – and a rope (possibly
intended for the less optimistic!).
also includes a blank ID card, to be filled in by hand should your
existing IDs and cards be “demagnetized” during the apocalypse.
For Meeting the End of the World – It won't get worse!".
(RIA Novosti / Yakov Andreev)
also something for the young and the young at heart. The kit includes
an instruction card with rules to various games to pass away any
produced by a bridal party operator in Tomsk, Western Siberia, the
kit will set you back 890 rubles – roughly $28.
the Russians are not the first to offer such a gimmick. A Mexican
company also launched a similar kit back in April. Its contents
however did differ slightly. A knife, water and chocolate seemed to
be the Latin American country’s idea of necessities for survival.
Mexico-based studio has also created an end-of-the-world survival
kit, in anticipation of the end times. (Image from
it did also boast ‘Mayan liquor’, showing that the importance of
wanting to take the edge off things in a time of need is universal.
to a spokesperson for the Siberian company, more than 1,000 kits have
already been sold, and apparently it has become a hit among corporate
New Year presents.
Day kits. (RIA Novosti / Yakov Andreev)
company has repeatedly stated the kit is meant to be taken with a
pinch of salt, however, the joke has not gone down well with local
authorities which, according to Sostav.ru, are apparently trying to
ban sales over the kit’s inclusion of vodka and medication – as
both require licenses to be sold.
apocalyptic craze is set to intensify in the coming weeks as the
ancient Mayan calendar comes to an end on the 21st of December, the
day many believe will signal the end of the world.
Novosti has reported that people across Russia have been stealing
essentials and trying to weasel out of debts, citing the upcoming
demise of the world as we know it.
hypotheses about the exact means of delivering the apocalypse have
been voiced, most have dismissed by mainstream scientists.