A guide on how to prepare for the inevitable: December 21, 2012. FYI, it's 1 year, 10 months, 2 days, 20 hours, 45 minutes, and 45 seconds away. Do you have a respirator mask, an emergency light source, and an emergency poncho? These are just a few of the things you might need in case of an apocalypse. It's also a good reminder to be prepared in general.