Category Archives: Survival Guides

5 Essential Features of a Rural Survival Retreat

My associates and I have recently been on the hunt for a quality acreage to be used as a survival retreat. Before we went looking around though we discussed a set of criteria that our potential retreat must cover. Some of you reading this right now might be thinking that this article is not for you since buying land is out of your budget, keep in mind though that the costs can be brought down if you pool cash in with a group (family/friends/like minded preppers). Also if you take a look around you’d be surprised by some of the great prices out there for undeveloped lots. The following is our list of must have features for any rural survival retreat. Keep these in mind when buying your next lot of land.

 

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Extreme Weather and the Coming Explosion in Food Prices

Here at UrbanSurvivalNetwork.com, we throw the term Shit Hit the Fan and the accompanying scenarios around a lot. The image of a sloppy turd hitting a fan and spraying everyone is a great analogy for various scenarios. The problem with this is that it fails to bring to mind scenarios that take time to develop, such as the gradual erosion/depletion of high quality top soils. What if a SHTF scenario has been developing all along and we have been either too busy or too blind to see it.

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10 Common Prepping Mistakes Every Survivalist Should Avoid

Despite the fact that we as a species have been surviving since the beginning of time and have encountered unfathomable disasters, there’s still no clear and concise method/approach/guide to prepping that takes into account all the possible scenarios. The world of prepping as we currently know it is still in it’s infancy and it has a long way to go before we create a perfect system for not only implementing into our own lives, but also teaching to others. Because there’s no clear guide to prepping, many of us preppers have to go through a life long learning process of trial and error to figure out the best methods for survival, along the way we’ll make mistakes and overlook many possibilities. In this article I want to go over 10 of the more common mistakes that we as preppers may have overlooked.

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An Essential Element of Prepping – Refraining from the unnecessary

It comes from our media outlets. We see advertisements on television, the internet, on billboards, and nearly every other place we can think of. Each of these advertisement’s main goal is to get you to buy their product. Buy this new smartphone that can do everything that phone does and much more, buy from this restaurant because you’ll get a much better deal than going there, we’ve got the deal of the century here, and it goes on and on. Being saddled with so many possible ways to spend your hard-earned money, it can be tough to filter through the things you need as opposed to the things you want. Spending money on wants is as addictive as any drug. Eventually you’ll be buried in a deep pile of debt. Avoiding the temptation of spending your money is a learned skill. Here is how you can teach yourself to do it.

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3 Edible Weeds Every Prepper Should Know for When SHTF

You may be surprised to know that for the most part… we are surrounded by free food. Our lawns are teaming with edible weeds that can be found virtually anywhere in the world. In this post, we highlight the 3 most commonly found/known edible weeds. Post collapse, it’s going to be essential that you’re educated in foraging food from your environment and making the most from what you have. Aside from these 3 edible weeds, there are hundreds more and you should spend the time researching the ones most common to your region.

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Making Prepping a Family Affair

At its core, being a Prepper is about two things; independence and safety. Each requires specific skill sets, knowledge, and training. If you are a parent then you have the additional responsibility of imparting that knowledge to your children. It stands to reason then that prepping should be a family affair from day one. The family is a team with strong ties, which can be leveraged for better or worse in an emergency situation.

The following guidelines should get you started.

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How to Scavenge Post-Collapse

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.

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Basic Considerations for Newbie Preppers

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!

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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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Urban Survival Guide – How to Survive a Nuclear Blast

A nuclear weapon is one of mankind’s most dangerous weapons. A nuclear blast is characterized by an explosion on intense light, heat, a destructive wave of pressure, and an immense release of radioactive energy that can contaminate the surrounding area. A nuclear blast also releases an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) that can destroy electronic devices for miles around (1000s of miles if detonated high enough). It’s a well-known fact that hundreds of lbs. of weapons grade plutonium has been lost or sold by the Russian army and is now most likely in the hands of terrorists and rogue nations like North Korea. Many experts in the intelligence community are predicting with 99% certainty that a nuclear weapon will be used in America within our lifetimes! With the escalating tension between North Korea and the West, now is the time to prepare for a nuclear weapon being used in America!

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