Ready your go-packs, survivalists -- the Apocalypse Preparedness Contest is here. For this contest we want to see all the different ways you prepare for the unexpected -- or the undead! The most prepared will win a Lifestraw Family 1.0, AquaPodKit, Nuclear Anti-Radiation tablets, a Flash Personal Cooking System, and much more to keep you safe when disaster strikes.

Helping us judge this contest are the folks at Homestead & Survival. Their site features practical (and often ingenious) homesteading and survival tips and projects to help everyone -- urbanites, suburbanites, and farm families - live simply and to simply live.

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The Apocalypse Preparedness Contest is closed.

Grand Prize

19 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

First Prize (3)

Three first prize winners will receive:

Second Prize (5)

Five second prize winners will receive:

Runner Up (10)

Ten runner up prize winners will receive:
  • 100 Feet of paracord
  • an instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt
  • and a package of Twinkies, for when all hope is lost.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Feb 9, 2015 and Apr 6, 2015 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Apocalypse Preparedness Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.