MAKE Asks: Apocalypse Scenarios

MAKE Asks: is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.

This week’s question: Imagine yourself in a post apocalyptic, barren landscape (think The Road). What are five items you would pick to help you along your way?

In no particular order, I’d choose a tricked-out leatherman, a compass, set of binoculaurs, hand pumped water purifier, and a sturdy hiking backpack.

Post your responses in the comments section.


In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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