Regardless of how much food you’ve stored or how big your garden is, there’s always the possibility that you’ll have to leave your shelter and venture off into (or out of) the city. The city environment may become violent, hostile and dangerous areas and so how you get around is of utmost importance. This article will cover everything you’ll need to know when it comes to an evacuation and being a refugee.
Aside from nuclear meltdowns occurring worldwide post TEOTWAWKI, deadly diseases and viruses spreading worldwide is arguably the next biggest danger to humanity. History is wrought with cases of deadly pandemics killing off in some cases up to 50% of a regions population. Governments are currently doing a great job at quarantining outbreaks but every so often a virus becomes pandemic and uncontrollable. If for whatever reason the system responsible for vaccinations/quarantining and viral research falls apart, the population worldwide (especially in large cities) would quickly succumb to deadly pandemics. Fortunately, there are things you can do right now to prepare for such a crisis.
Solar flares are an umbrella term used in the prepper community to cover CME’s (coronal mass ejections), and solar storms. Solar flares in themselves aren’t actually that bad, even the strongest one’s ever recorded haven’t caused much damage. A CME is the thing to be worried about though, it’s basically (without getting technical) a cloud of super charged plasma that got shot out of a solar flare and was thrown out into space. A solar flare can be observed right away but a coronal mass ejection can take up to 2 days to reach earth (so we’ll have warning of it before it hits).
The threat of terrorist explosive devices are now a normal part of everyday life in America unfortunately, but by planning ahead and creating an emergency urban survival plan for just such a possibility, you could save valuable seconds in reaction time that could mean the difference between life and death.
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Stockpile, Hoard, Stash, Cache. No matter what you choose to call it, storing an ample food supply is an essential part of any survival plan. No surprise there right? When disaster strikes, grocery stores are stripped down to nothing but rows and rows of empty shelves in a matter of hours. So yeah. No surprises there. But what will surprise you is just how dangerous it is to depend on even the best stockpile… hoard… stash… or cache…
Because no matter what you call it, if that is the end all answer to your food supply, you are putting your family at risk for starvation. Let me fill you in on exactly why this is, and exactly what you can do about it:
If you live in an area of the country that is known to have Wildfires (such as many parts of California), an emergency survival kit and plan will be necessary. The United States is one of those rare countries that has an abundance of trees, foliage and green landscapes where the possibility for Wildfires is always present. Even if you live in the Sunshine State of Florida, Wildfires have been known to break out at a moment’s notice. Having an emergency survival kit and plan handy is definitely a good idea.
A drought by definition is a period of time ranging anywhere from several months to several years in which an area experiences a deficiency in its water supply. Nearly every part of the US will go through periods of reduced rainfall but droughts are increasing worldwide and becoming more common. By having a better understand of the types of damage a drought can cause, we can better prepare and make plans to counter the disaster situations created by droughts.
The extremes of winter weather can vary wildly as you traverse the different regions of America, and it is therefore always important to have a winter urban survival kit and plan handy for emergencies. Depending on where you live, the variations can range from moderate snow for a few short hours to very intense blizzards that leave you completely isolated for days on end.
Wait… a famine? Yes. And the threat is much more real than you would have imagined. The idea of a worldwide famine in these modern times may at first seem far-fetched but the truth I’m about to share will change your mind of that forever. You don’t need to go farther than the pages of recent history for ABSOLUTE PROOF that a debilitating food shortage is not only likely, but may in fact be just around the corner.