Tag Archives: How to Survive

Urban Survival Guide – How to Survive a Volcanic Eruption

If you live in an area like Hawaii, Alaska or Washington State, you might want to consider the importance of a well stocked emergency BOB and a solid plan in the event of a Volcanic Eruption.  These massive openings on the earth’s surface can erupt at a moment’s notice and cause death and destruction to everything in their path.

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Urban Survival Guide – How to Survive a Tsunami

Tsunamis can potentially occur on any shoreline of the United States, and it is therefore critical that if you live near a coastline that you prepare an emergency urban survival kit and plan in advance.  Tsunamis are very large waves that can be hundreds of feet high, caused by seismic activity or earthquakes under the sea.  There may be very little warning or perhaps no warning at all.  So having an emergency urban survival guide ready in advance will save valuable minutes and perhaps save your life.

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Urban Survival Guide – How to Survive a Radiological Dispersion Device (RDD)

A Radiological Dispersion Device (RDD) is also known as a “dirty bomb” or a “dirty nuke”, and if one goes off in your home town, you will want to have an emergency urban survival plan in place to protect you and your loved ones.  An RDD is a form of explosive device that not only results in a deadly blast, but it is also packed with other radioactive materials that are spewed throughout the blasting radius.

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Survival Scavenging When SHTF

In some historical instances extraordinary measures have been taken against looters during times of crisis. It’s not uncommon in some countries for looters to be shot, either by police, army, or business owners. Some governments will justify the shooting of looters with the excuse of “preventing further damage to the economy”. I want to make clear that this article is not about looting, it’s about scavenging supplies essential to survival! Continue reading

Urban Survival Guide – How to Survive a Nuclear Attack

In the event of a Nuclear Attack, a properly stocked emergency urban survival kit with NBC gear plus a good understanding of nuclear weapons and their effects may be the only thing that saves your life.  In these times of political uncertainty, recent events such as the 911 Attacks on New York and the bombing at the Boston Marathon are driving home the point that nuclear attacks are becoming an ever increasing possibility. There’s also the threat of North Korea and it’s unpredictable leader Kim Jong Un.

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Urban Survival Guide – How to Survive a Cyber-Attack

We often don’t realize how much our global economy is tied into the internet and how incredibly vulnerable it is to Cyber Attacks, but by understanding the potential dangers of this threat and having a solid emergency urban survival plan in case of such occurrences, you should be able to ride out the storm until systems get back online.  Cyber security has been an ongoing concern for governmental officials since the late 1990’s.  With your own personal emergency urban survival kit made and ready to use at any time, you will be far less effected by the possible negative consequences. We can’t stress enough how important it is to have a basic BOB (bug out bag) along with a solid plan and understanding of the potential threats.

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The SURVIVAL Acronym

If there is anything you need to remember, SURVIVAL is it. It encompasses everything a survivor needs to be aware of. There is a reason why the worlds military forces teach this. The following will expand on the meaning of each letter. It’s highly recommended you study each letter.

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Urban Survival Guide – How to Survive a Chemical Threat

If your community comes under attack from chemical weapons, a pre-made emergency urban survival plan may save valuable time and therefore your life post SHTF. In this day of the Boston Bombings and 911 Attacks, many experts wonder if Chemical Threats are the next danger heading our way. These have the potential to be instantly fatal or perhaps have a more delayed reaction time of a few hours to a few days.

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Urban Survival Guide – How to Survive a Biological Threat

An attack by biological agents could result in the release of deadly toxins, viruses, germs, bacteria or disease that can kill everything in its path, and having a solid emergency plan created in advance may be the only thing that prevents you and your family from becoming one of the many statistical fatalities.

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The Realities of Urban Survival Post SHTF

Among people considering the subject of survival in a future world where society has broken down, there seems to be some who delight in a chaotic scenario featuring all kinds of violent conflicts between warring groups, using their guns to bring back the wild game for the evening’s feast, as in a science fiction adventure movie now playing. Continue reading