5 of the best post-apocalyptic gadgets

The Mayans reckoned the world would end in 2012 – these gadgets should keep you comfy even as the meteors hurtle down

Rampage 6 Rugged Notepad

From US$3000, sdgsystems.com

The floodwaters may be rising around you, but you'll still want to play Angry Birds Space. The SDG Systems Rampage 6 may be more slab than tab, but it runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread on its 806Mhz processor.

Okay, your apps will crawl along – it's only got 256MB of RAM alongside 4GB flash memory, but unlike the slicker Transformer Prime, you can use the Rampage 6 as a club to fight off hungry cannibals. And it's got IP 7 and IP 5 certification, so neither water nor radioactive dust will work its way into this tablet's casing.

Plus you get plenty of connectivity options, with USB, SD card and Bluetooth support, along with a 3.2MP camera. It's due out later in 2012 – hopefully before the Mayan apocalypse.

Menosunocerouno Just in Case

£tbc, menosunocerouno.com

Mexican branding company Menosunocerouno created this kit with all the home comforts you'll need in the event of armageddon. So you get practical tools like matches, a simple knife and a notebook (for starting fires), as well as a bottle of Xtabentun D’aristi Mayan liqeur and some chocolate, so you can party like it's the End Times.

Voltaic OffGrid solar backpack

£140, voltaicsystems.com

You'll want to keep your gadgets and gizmos charged – after all, just because it's the apocalypse, there's no reason why you can't listen to your tunes. Voltaic's OffGrid solar backpack features two 2W solar panels and a 3000mAh battery, with adaptors for five devices. It's got space for a 17in laptop, and you can even detach the solar panel and clip it to another surface if you don't want to lug the bag around.

Gerber Apocalypse Kit

US$350, gerbergear.com

Whether you're building a shelter or hacking your way through the shambling hordes of the living dead, you'll want something with an edge to it.

Gerber's stepped in with this Apocalypse Kit, featuring a frankly alarming set of blades – two machetes, a Parang, a Camp Axe and three knives. You'll be cutting a swathe through zombies and foliage alike in no time.

PowerPot V

US$150, thepowerpot.com

Charge your gadgets while you cook up a storm with this combined cooking pot and USB charger. It'll generate 5W when you boil up its contents, and comes with a – thankfully flame-resistant – USB cable.

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