The partial nuclear meltdown in Fukushima has made it very clear that nuclear facilities are NOT 100% safe. Approximately 3 million people within the USA live within 10 miles of a nuclear power plant and if you’re one of them, it would be wise to make preparations for the small chance that you may one day experience a nuclear emergency. Please consider that in the event of a global catastrophe, or large nationwide disaster that the resources used to maintain nuclear facilities will be at jeopardy, which could lead to complete meltdowns of facilities. If you’re an urban survivalist preparing for a TEOTWAWKI event, you must consider that there are over 400 nuclear power plants on the planet and therefore protecting you and your family from radiation should be a top priority.
Many experts believe that an urban environment is the worst place to be when a disaster hits and rightfully so, but many of us have no choice but to stay in the city. The majority of people don’t have wilderness retreats for when shit hits the fan. Most people will be stuck in a city with a million other people all fighting for survival. Despite the problems that will arise, there are solutions. Continue reading
Water (second to oxygen) is our most important nutrient during a survival situation, especially in hot areas where you’d rapidly lose water due to perspiration. Our bodies (depending on environment) can survive a maximum of roughly three days without the intake of water. This is assuming you’re at sea level with a moderate room temperature and a relative humidity. A typical person will lose about 2 to 3 liters of water per day in normal conditions but depending on the size of the person, physical exertion and temperature they could lose much more. If you were to factor in the conditions usually found in a survival or disaster situation, you could be losing as much as 4 to 6 liters! Cold and hot environments both significantly effect your survivability and you’re water intake will have to be increased. Continue reading
So what is an Earthquake?
An earthquake is one of natures most destructive phenomena, it can strike at any time without warning. It may never happen in your life time, or it can occur right now while reading this article. Earthquakes are the result of friction from tectonic plates as they shift and release tension along their fault lines. Earthquakes can happen anywhere in the world but are most common along the edges of the Pacific ocean. If you live along the coast of the Pacific Ocean it would be wise to plan and prepare a kit for an earthquake as the chances of it occurring in your locality is significantly higher.
There is a war on our constitutional rights, and unless you stand and up and fight for our freedoms, we are doomed to slavery. It’s our duty as Americans to protect this country from a tyrannical government.
Fire has always been an essential element in human survival. It has a million and one uses and being able to make it will be an essential skill during an urban catastrophe. Here are a few things that can be done with fire:
- Providing warmth and comfort
- Cooking and preserving food
- Purifying water
- Sterilizing equipment and clothing
- Creating smoke to signal others of your location
- To psychologically boost and improve morale
- Producing tools and weapons
- Drying equipment
- Creating light to see in the dark
- Used as a weapon against looters and animals
- Burning down enemy shelters Continue reading
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
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
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