According to a variety of surprisingly uninformed sources, there's at least a slim (or fat) chance that the apocalypse, currently scheduled for 2012, probably won't happen until 2013. This could be considered good news. I am nonetheless certain that for those who are around to have a retrospect it will do little to ameliorate the anticipated impact. That doesn't mean we should be any less prepared. Though it does raise the question: how, exactly, does one prepare for the apocalypse?