During and after the collapse of American; looting or scavenging will be a common occurrence, as people will do what ever it takes to survive. While there is a very strong stigma attached to the form of opportunistic looting that occurs as a result of a disaster, you may find yourself in the position of needing to scavenge in order to feed your family and survive.
Here’s an urban survival infographic covering all the basics that you and your family should know prior to when SHTF. Understanding and following these basic principles will greatly improve your chances of survival.
When it comes to surviving a disaster, most people in this country live under the false illusion that help is coming; it’s not! When disaster strikes, our government will not be able to save you; you need to understand that reality, and then take steps to protect yourself and your family. You need to become your own first responder.
If you’re living in a coastal region, pay attention! Tsunamis can cause massive damage to low-lying coastal areas after an earthquake and in many cases cause much more damage then the initial earthquake itself. Together, an earthquake and tsunami is a devastating combo that has killed millions of people this century. As many of you will recall the most recent major tsunami was the one that damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant and killed upwards of 28,000 people (not including those who died afterwards from indirect causes). There’s also the 2004 boxing day tsunami that killed around 500,000 people (higher estimate). We encourage all of you to go on YouTube and look up videos of these last two tsunamis or check out the gallery below so you can get a clear idea of what to expect if you happen to live near the coast.
Although earthquakes only occur is certain areas, they can spawn tsunamis that can travel across entire oceans. Also keep in mind while viewing these images that when a significant earthquake occurs, the electrical grid will go down, water/sewage systems will be inoperable, and roads will be too damaged for emergency workers, shipments of food/water to arrive. Fortunately the vast majority of earthquakes are barely felt, but every so often (about once per year) a strong earthquake will and hit and as was the case with the December 2004 Asian earthquake; about 500 000 people died (directly from the initial disaster, and much more from the water born diseases, and chaos that ensued afterwards). Continue reading
Cleanliness is even more essential in the urban survival situation than in a normal environment. It’s highly unlikely, to say the least, that you’ll be able to achieve the ideal of a hot shower with soap once a day, but you must strive for alternatives that come as close as possible. One method is the use of a cloth and soapy water, making sure you carefully wash the parts of the body that are prone to both infestation and infection, including the extremities, armpits, crotch, and hair. In the absence of sufficient water for such a “spit” bath, you can turn to the healing properties of the UV rays from the sun. Take off your clothing – as much as is practical under the circumstances and “sun-bathe” for a minimum of an hour, taking care not to risk getting sunburned. Continue reading
When SHTF and the economy/civilization collapses, looting will become rampant and the grocery store shelves will be ransacked of everything within days! In some instances, even the store shelves will be dismantled and taken away. Once the grocery stores/restaurants/warehouses are emptied out, hungry/desperate looters will go for the weak, breaking into their homes, even using deadly force if need be. Below we’ve created an image gallery of looters so you know what to expect when SHTF.
Homesteading is known as a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It’s characterized by different forms of agriculture, food preservation and sometimes the production of different kinds of crafts on a small-scale level. Homesteading more or less allows people to live frugally, while saving valuable and edible resources in a world that usually avoids recycling edible goods into newer food resources.
Sprouts have a number of qualities that make them especially useful as a part of a survival plan. One of their values is derived from the fact that the sprout stage of any plant is the time when it has the greatest concentration of vitamins and minerals, so they come in very handy when healthy food is scarce.
While it can be extremely intimidating and nightmarish (read: The Book of Revelation) to entertain the thought of a disaster occurring and all the potential outcomes of such an eventuality, there is a growing number of people becoming preppers. As many experienced preppers will tell you, preparedness is a life style, and you can never be fully prepared…. but… by considering the basics, you can increase your chances of survival 100 fold. Whether you’re a seasoned prepper or you’re a newbie that’s unfamiliar with what is required to begin prepping, keep reading!