Having a good understanding of tactical hand signals amongst your urban survival group will be a force multiplier when SHTF. Being able to communicate silently amongst each other will be critical to staying alive and taking out the enemy. Share this information with other members in your group and set a due date to have these tactical hand signals memorized. Once everyone in your group have these signals memorized it’s important that you go out and train/practice these until they’ve become internal/automatic. It will only require a few hours to memorize so you have no excuse to not study these, they could save a life one day. Add this to your list of urban survival skills you need to develop, you’ll be glad you did.
The FEMA X code marking system has been incredibly successful since it was widely used in Hurricane Katrina. It’s been adopted by most agencies and departments across the united states so you’ll be sure to see these post disaster. Unfortunately, there is no universally accepted list of abbreviations so you’ll have to use your brain and think about what you’re seeing as it may not be immediately obvious.
GUNS, GUNS, GUNS! Do we really have to tell you why guns are important for surviving a SHTF situation? Hopefully not. The only difficult question to answer is what kind of guns should you get? Well fortunately we’ve done the work for you and narrowed it down to 5 firearms that cover all the needs you would have in an apocalyptic urban survival situation.
A survival knife is a reliable, durable, and multi-purpose tool that can be used in a variety of ways to aid in your survival. Either to cut flesh, shape various materials, or pry things open, a quality survival knife can accomplish most tasks. It’s important to note before we delve into the details that there is no “Best Survival knife” as it all depends on your environment and where you’re most likely to find yourself when SHTF. For instance, the air force will issue pilots with an ASEK or “Aircrew Survival Egress Knife” which usually features a saw on the spine of the blade to cut through thin aircraft skin and acrylic glass. The Army on the other hand will issue survival knives with a flat spine for batoning through firewood. If you’re tight on space and require concealment, you may want to consider a folding knife but that comes at the expense of being less durable. As you can see, there’s a lot to consider when purchasing a survival knife.
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.
A 72 hour Bug Out Bag is the number 1 thing that every prepper should have. It’s basically a kit of everything you deem essential to your survival. The following items have been well thought out and discussed with other urban survivalist so you can be sure that these items will be worth their weight in gold when the time comes.
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.
Need a fast, easy way to teach and remember important Urban Survival Concepts? Then look no further! We’ve created a great list and got all the letters covered, including X, Y, and Z! Upon inspecting this infographic, you’ll quickly realize that there are actually a lot of great words that can be used for certain letters, it wasn’t easy but we believe we picked the most important ones. Please enjoy and share this infographic with your friends and family! Continue reading “The ABCs of Survival”
So this kit isn’t exactly a million dollars, it’s probably more in the region of about $100k! In either case, we believe this has everything you need to survive the collapse of America and all the turmoil that will surely follow. Is there anything that you would add? or remove? We realize this is somewhat tongue and cheek but we’re certain you’ll be able to find a few good ideas in here, enjoy!
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.