ACCORDING to various doomsday beliefs, December 21, 2012 is set to be the end of the world.

If you buy into the theory that the Mayan calendar is coming to an end and have accepted that if true this means a cataclysmic event or huge transformation is looming, you’ll be bracing yourself for a very big day on Friday.

Should you be one of the ‘doomsday preppers’ you’ll already be busy with building a ship to take refuge in the seas, building your own bunker, stocking up on candles and looking for supplies needed to survive the apocalypse.

For those tardy ones among you who are not yet in a complete state of readiness, here are some handy hints from trade site on a few essential, and some non-essential, items to help in case of emergency.

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If life on Earth as we know it really was coming to an end on December 21 how would you spend your last few days? What things would you like to do before it was too late? Would you make special preparations or just carry on as normal? Add your comments below.