Being able to produce your own food after SHTF will be critical to urban survival. Gardening, although taking a large amount of time, will supply you and your family with the nutrients you need after your food storage runs dry. Farming is incredibly laborious and without the right tools, will be a painstaking job to get done. Farming tools such as a wheelbarrow are force multipliers that make your job a hell of a lot of easier.
Despite all the scary scenarios, staying and defending your home during a crisis is probably the most reasonable course of action. Staying in the city may sound crazy but there are easy and effective solutions to counter most of the problems you’ll face. For instance, putting up a few warning signs and displaying your willingness to use force and defend your property will usually send all the looters and freeloaders on to the next house. The looters and hungry people will have plenty of easy victims to pick on and they’ll leave you be if they know you mean trouble. Read more »
In the event of a Nuclear Attack, a properly stocked emergency urban survival kit with NBC gear plus a good understanding of nuclear weapons and their effects may be the only thing that saves your life. In these times of political uncertainty, recent events such as the 911 Attacks on New York and the bombing at the Boston Marathon are driving home the point that nuclear attacks are becoming an ever increasing possibility. There’s also the threat of North Korea and it’s unpredictable leader Kim Jong Un.
Your EDC load-out is your greatest force multiplier in your day to day life. It should contain items that extend your abilities the to the furthest in exchange for it’s size/weight. A knife and lighter as an example are perfect as together can be used to assist you in producing everything you would need in an urban survival situation. The EDC is the bare minimum of what you need to survive.
When shit hits the fan, turning on the light switch won’t do much. To light your home when the power is out, try the following:
- Use LED flashlights with a solar battery charger.
- Purchase a few high quality oil lamps and stock up on oil.
- Buy slow burn, 100+ hour candles. Read more »
Every blade type has it’s purpose, they all have advantages and disadvantages. It’s important that you become familiar with the blade types so that you can better utilize them when SHTF. For the beginner urban survivalists, blade types aren’t as critical but if you’re planning for the long term and expect society to collapse and never come back…. invest in a variety of quality blades to better deal with the jobs required in an urban survival situation.
The “Rule of Three” should only be viewed as a general guide line. There are many exceptions to these rules. For instance the record for holding ones breath is 10 minutes, 17 seconds, the crew of a boat once lasted 8 days without water, and people have survived without food for over 50 days. In most survival situations though, there are three priorities that should be met: Food, Water and Shelter. Keep these priorities in mind.
We often don’t realize how much our global economy is tied into the internet and how incredibly vulnerable it is to Cyber Attacks, but by understanding the potential dangers of this threat and having a solid emergency urban survival plan in case of such occurrences, you should be able to ride out the storm until systems get back online. Cyber security has been an ongoing concern for governmental officials since the late 1990’s. With your own personal emergency urban survival kit made and ready to use at any time, you will be far less effected by the possible negative consequences. We can’t stress enough how important it is to have a basic BOB (bug out bag) along with a solid plan and understanding of the potential threats.
If there is anything you need to remember, SURVIVAL is it. It encompasses everything a survivor needs to be aware of. There is a reason why the worlds military forces teach this. The following will expand on the meaning of each letter. It’s highly recommended you study each letter.
If your community comes under attack from chemical weapons, a pre-made emergency urban survival plan may save valuable time and therefore your life post SHTF. In this day of the Boston Bombings and 911 Attacks, many experts wonder if Chemical Threats are the next danger heading our way. These have the potential to be instantly fatal or perhaps have a more delayed reaction time of a few hours to a few days.