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.
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.
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.
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.
You may remember the Free Credit Card Knife, well the same company is now offering a Free Tactical Survival Flashlight! It’s not entirely free, you do have to pay shipping and handling (under $5) but it’s well worth it. I’ve already got mine and I’m definitely loving it. It’s bright, weighs practically nothing, and the grip and beveled edges are well made. Here are some of it’s key features:
Everyone needs a first aid kit, and everyone needs to know basic first aid. If you’re a true urban survivalist but you don’t know the first thing about how to deal with a broken bone or injury… there’s something wrong. Here’s a basic checklist to get you started, which we believe will be sufficient for when SHTF. If you feel there’s anything missing, feel free to comment.
The experts here at Urban Survival Network have come together to assemble this check list of items you’ll need for scavenging in a WROL situation. We want to make it very clear that we’re not talking about looting (stealing other people goods), scavenging unlike theft is to search through refuse for useful material. In a long term post SHTF environment, there will be countless abandoned/destroyed structures and vehicles in which useful materials could be extracted from. In order to access these materials and move them back to your retreat, the following items below will surely come in handy.
Making a bug out bag? Perfect, because here’s a check list of items we recommend for your urban survival B.O.B. for a short term disaster (several weeks at most). Depending on where you live you’ll want to make some changes, for instance if you live in a dessert you might want to consider having a brimmed hat and a winter toque if you’re living up north. Depending on climate and what’s legal, this checklist will have to be modified to best suit your urban survivalist needs.
The experts here at Urban Survival Network have come together to assemble this check list of items we recommend for your EDC. Depending on where you live you’ll want to make some changes, for instance if you live in a dessert you might want to consider having a brimmed hat or a water bottle on this list. Depending on climate and what’s legal, this checklist will have to be modified to best suit your urban survival needs.
Sh#t can hit the fan can happen at any moment, while you’re at store shopping for groceries, while in your car driving to work, or perhaps while you’re enjoying a walk in the park. If you care about your family and own personal survival, you’ll want to take your EDC seriously. For those who don’t know, EDC is short for Every Day Carry (the items you carry with you when going out). This list is of course on top of all the normal standard things you would carry such as house keys and your wallet with various identification cards.