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! 

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98 20
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Walmart Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

2
90 18
Costco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Costco Retail, All Other General Merchandise Stores, Miscellaneous General Merchandise Stores

3
68 13
Sam's Club is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Sam's Club Wholesale, Retail

4
73 24
Bass Pro Shops is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse

5
64 33
Target is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse

6
57 33
The Home Depot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse

7
41 37
Walgreens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Walgreens Retail

8
31 25
BJ's Wholesale Club is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
BJ's Wholesale Club Retail, Variety Stores

9
29 45
Kmart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Kmart Retail

10
27 44
Whole Foods Market is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Whole Foods Market Supermarket

11
22 42
Sears is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Sears Retail

12
20 42
Big Lots is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Big Lots Retail, Variety Stores

13
14 37
Meijer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Meijer Supermarket

14
21 54
IKEA is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
IKEA Furniture, Retail, Home appliance

15
17 46
Dollar Tree is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Dollar Tree Retail, Variety Stores

16
22 58
Bed Bath & Beyond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Bed Bath & Beyond Retail, Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores

17
15 44
Cost Plus World Market is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Cost Plus World Market Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores

18
11 42
Shopko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Shopko Retail

19
12 55
Kohl's is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
Kohl's Department store, Retail

20
13 62
Macys Department Stores Inc is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse

21
6 56
J. C. Penney is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse
J. C. Penney Department store, Retail, Ecommerce

22
4 61
Nordstrom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Stores to Be in Case of Apocalypse