One of the most important and yet most neglected areas of emergency food storage is water! Most home emergency food storage theory and practices are heavily reliant on dried foods like rice, beans, wheat, freeze dried fruit or vegetables and powdered milk. If you live in an urban environment where water and rain is abundant you could get away with storing small amounts of water but will you have enough?
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Even if you’re an advanced prepper, it’s very likely that there’s something you’re forgetting to stockpile. Post SHTF that item you forgot to get could mean life or death… or just cause a lot of misery. The whole purpose of having a stockpile of barter items is that you’ll be able to acquire that missing item through trade post SHTF if need be. Not only will the items below be useful for your own survival, but they’ll be items that will quickly disappear from the shelves of stores everywhere and so people will be in need of them. Some of these items can be expensive so be sure to only purchase these items while they’re on sale or you find a good deal on them.
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Prepping can be time consuming, and expensive, so it’s important that you create a few small daily habits that will build up your stock of food, skills, and gear overtime. By incorporating the 4 habits listed below into your daily life, you’ll eventually (over time) become an extremely advanced urban survivalist. Slow and steady is the thinking behind these habits.
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As the coming collapse approaches, violence and crime will skyrocket throughout society, regardless of how affluent your community may be. As people become more and more desperate they’ll go to further lengths to acquire what they need to survive, even if that means hurting others. It’s human nature and there’s not much that can be done to change that. One thing we can do though to better survive in the coming violent world is too become proficient in combat which includes: knife fighting, firearms proficiency, unarmed combat, primitive weapon use and basic squad tactics. This article will cover the most efficient tactics for unarmed combat.
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A disaster can strike at any moment without warning and if you’re not prepared mentally/physically and with supplies… You and your families chances of survival are slim to none! Having an Emergency urban survival kit is essential as it will help mitigate the problems faced in a disaster situation. But what should your urban survival kit include? Fortunately, by talking to others who’ve survived through disasters… we have a good idea of what you’ll need.
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Although hurricanes and tornadoes are generally confined to certain parts of the globe, extreme wind storms can occur just about anywhere and pose a dangerous threat to buildings and our survival. Keep in mind that just because your home “appears” sturdy and is built to code it does not mean it can withstand the extreme wind associated with hurricanes and tornadoes. Having a safe room/wind shelter will provide the urban survival refuge and protection you’ll need for when shtf. What makes an effective wind shelter though?
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A Survival Cache is essentially a hidden storage for important survival gear/supplies that you can go to in the event that your home has been destroyed or you’re unable to get home for whatever reason. Caching your supplies is a highly recommended action for several reasons. Just as squirrels bury their nuts before winter to provide food in spring, you too can learn something from nature. Here are a few good reasons for caching:
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If you’ve planned well and have an emergency survival kit that includes food rations, you have a better chance of getting through the survival situation smoothly than those who did not put aside rations for such a contingency. Your food supply will get you through the difficult challenges that will come at you in the initial phase, such as assessing the situation, figuring out an action plan, and considering any natural food sources that might be in the vicinity. Your emergency rations might be all you need, since statistics show that in the majority of survival situations, people are rescued or escape unaided within 72 hours.
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Those who maintain a healthy lifestyle in peace times and therefore enter a survival scenario with a healthy body will have a “nutritional reserve” available on demand. This is why survival experts work hard at maintaining good dietary habits, getting enough rest and staying in excellent shape.
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A careful assessment of the potential dangers that you may face is an essential element of preparing for survival in your home. These risks can be classified as caused either by nature or by man. The latter include violence in the form of personal assault, terrorism, vandalism, arson, etc. Nature can bring all kinds of disaster – flooding, wildfire, earthquake, pandemic, hurricane, you name it.
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