Stores The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse  

Elise Hennigan
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List Rules Only national stores that carry a wide variety of things you'd need in the apocalypse.

Quick - pretend the end is nigh! Is there a massive fallout from a nuclear war? Are zombies - driven by an insatiable hunger for human flesh - invading your city? Has climate change finally taken its toll, and cities are flooding as resources deplete rapidly? Whatever the scenario, one question is important - where do you go to stock up on supplies and hide out? In the event of an apocalyptic crisis, you will need basics like food, water, shelter, and security. If you're the type to think about such things - and even if you're not - we'll make it easy for you and and provide some options below. Here, you'll find some stores you could live in that will have almost everything you need to survive for at least a little while as the world falls down. Because, honestly, if you're going to survive the zombie apocalypse (which, FYI, you probably wouldn't) you're going to need some top notch gear. 

If you're thinking about how to survive the apocalypse, consider which big-box store carries just about everything. Will you flee to a huge warehouse like Costco, where you can hide behind 72-packs of toilet paper and munch on samples when you get hungry? Or would you go for a hypermarket like Target, counting on them to carry everything from food items to protective gear and tents? Perhaps you'd go for a megastore like Walmart, knowing that they often carry firearms and ammunition. The choice is yours, really. 

Use your brain power and think about what store would have just about everything you need to survive the end times. Vote up the stores you'd want to be in post-apocalypse! Remember, the universe can kill us at any time. It can't hurt to prepare! 

list ordered by

1
125 28
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

2
117 28
Costco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Retail, All Other General Merchandise Stores, Miscellaneous General Merchandise Stores

3
90 26
Sam's Club is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Wholesale, Retail

4
92 37
Bass Pro Shops is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse

5
82 42
Target is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse

6
76 43
The Home Depot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse

7
56 49
Walgreens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Retail

8
41 35
BJ's Wholesale Club is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Retail, Variety Stores

9
37 60
Kmart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Retail

10
28 59
Sears is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Retail

11
30 65
Whole Foods Market is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Supermarket

12
25 58
Big Lots is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Retail, Variety Stores

13
20 49
Meijer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Supermarket

14
27 71
IKEA is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Furniture, Retail, Home appliance

15
21 64
Dollar Tree is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Retail, Variety Stores

16
18 59
Cost Plus World Market is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores

17
25 79
Bed Bath & Beyond is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Retail, Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores

18
12 55
Shopko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Retail

19
14 73
Kohl's is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Department store, Retail

20
15 79
Macys Department Stores Inc is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse

21
8 72
J. C. Penney is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Department store, Retail, Ecommerce

22
6 77
Nordstrom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse