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Ten things you need to survive the Mayan apocalypse

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What 10 essential items would you need to survive on a post-apocalyptic Earth? What 10 essential items would you need to survive on a post-apocalyptic Earth?

According to the Mayan calendar and people who support this theory, Friday, December 21 will be the end of the world.

Whether that happens or not, it doesn't hurt to be prepared. So we went to Mountain Hideaway and Outdoorsman with a question: What 10 essential items would we need to survive on a post-apocalyptic Earth? And this is what they told us.

The first thing they mentioned - and arguably the most important  - is a water bottle with a filtration system inside.

"We feel like in West Texas that water is one of our most valuable resources and our most limited resource. We have the water filtration systems that would allow you to get water from these playa lakes if there's any left in them," said Steve Sexton a salesperson at Mountain Hideaway.

The second item is a sleeping bag, preferably one made with down that is warm and easy to travel with.

Item number three is food.

"I think the stuff I've had is pretty good," said Sexton. "The really popular ones are the pad tai and Santa Fe chicken. You add hot water to it, and it's ready in about ten minutes."

Item number four is wool, anything wool. Socks, sweaters, hats. Wool is advised because it keeps you warm even when it gets wet.

Item five is a backpack; six is what's called a survival strap.

"It's made out of a parachute chord that you can unravel and it holds up to 500 pounds," said Outdoorsman manager Jordan Thomas.

Number seven on the list is a magnesium fire starter kit. This will make sure you stay warm, can boil water and have the ability to cook any food you catch.

Item eight is a jacket, preferably one that keeps you warm but takes up very little space in your backpack.

Number nine is a flashlight, and item number ten is a compass.

We also talked to people in Lubbock about what they would need to survive. The majority said they would need their Bible or their family, and one man insisted he would need his dog.

Find out more about living to see the end of the world tonight on NewsChannel 11 at 6.

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