In cold temperatures the body burns extra calories to keep your body warm. Survival is all about energy expenditure, if you maintain a healthy internal temperature you conserve energy and you’ll be able to use that energy for more practical activities. Survivors must do their best to conserve as much energy as possible while still doing what’s necessary to survive. If you over exert yourself, you’ll lose calories (energy) and sweat which can eventually lead to chilling. If you become too cold, your body and mind will not function properly. In a cold weather environment you body temperature is every thing. Keep this in mind. Continue reading
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.
Surviving the end of the world in a city will require skills slightly different from the skills required to survive in the country side. When SHTF in the city… you’re going to see a lot of death and chaos, it won’t be a pretty sight. More than anything, you’ll need your wits and a calm, clear mind which can be achieved when you’ve become competent with the skills required to face the challenges ahead. Here’s a list of the top 10 skills you’ll most likely need:
You’ll always want to be prepared with proper clothing to suit the environment you’re in. When it comes to cold weather, knowing what to wear can become a science. For most of us, we’ve learned to survive through trial, error and observation. We’ve observed others that were successful and emulated their practices to learn from them. In regards to staying warm we see what others are wearing and observe their choice of styles, fabrics and brands. We emulate others and modify their choices to suit our taste and experience. But in order to maximize the benefits of your survival clothing you’ll want to know the actual physics and mechanics of heat transfer and learn to apply these concepts to how you dress. Continue reading
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.
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.
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.
Following a total socio-economic or environmental collapse, the majority of people will panic. Looting, rioting, and violence will become the norm as gangs of man begin to form and fight over resources. Look at what happened in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and now imagine that there was no government to keep things “somewhat” together, what if the help didn’t come? The only ones to survive such a scenario would be the prepared survivors and the ones that can quickly adapt to the new rules and make the best of their new environment. Continue reading
Even if you’re an advanced prepper, it’s very likely that there’s something you’re forgetting to stockpile. Post SHTF that item you forgot to get could mean life or death… or just cause a lot of misery. The whole purpose of having a stockpile of barter items is that you’ll be able to acquire that missing item through trade post SHTF if need be. Not only will the items below be useful for your own survival, but they’ll be items that will quickly disappear from the shelves of stores everywhere and so people will be in need of them. Some of these items can be expensive so be sure to only purchase these items while they’re on sale or you find a good deal on them.
A disaster can strike at any moment without warning and if you’re not prepared mentally/physically and with supplies… You and your families chances of survival are slim to none! Having an Emergency urban survival kit is essential as it will help mitigate the problems faced in a disaster situation. But what should your urban survival kit include? Fortunately, by talking to others who’ve survived through disasters… we have a good idea of what you’ll need.