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.
Preparing a Safe Room/Wind Shelter for Hurricanes, Tornadoes and Extreme Wind Storms
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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The Importance of Urban Survival Caches
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:
Urban Survival Food Storage, Rations, and Supply
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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Maintaining Good Health Before Society Collapses and SHTF
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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How to do a Threat Analysis/Risks Assessment
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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A Preppers Guide to Surviving an Ebola Outbreak
With Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea being ravaged by Ebola and showing no signs of coming under control, the potential for it being spread elsewhere around the world still remains very high. Furthermore, although it may not be as big of a threat to American life as main stream media would like you to think… AT THE MOMENT… it could still get a lot worse, and as the old survival adage goes: “Hope for the best, prepare for the worst”. With all this mind, we at the UrbanSurvivalNetwork.com have come together to create this thorough preppers guide to Ebola.
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