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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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Urban Survival Guide – How to Survive a Nuclear Meltdown or Nuclear Power Plant Emergency

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.

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Urban Survival Guide – How to Survive an Earthquake

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.

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The Urban Survivalists Guide to Fire Making

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

Urban Survival Food Storage, Rations, and Supply

If you’ve planned well and have an emergency survival kit that includes food rations, you have a better chance of getting through the survival situation smoothly than those who did not put aside rations for such a contingency. Your food supply will get you through the difficult challenges that will come at you in the initial phase, such as assessing the situation, figuring out an action plan, and considering any natural food sources that might be in the vicinity. Your emergency rations might be all you need, since statistics show that in the majority of survival situations, people are rescued or escape unaided within 72 hours. Continue reading

Mini-Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ acre – Book Review

The agricultural sector is very important in the world. All countries rely on it for basic day to day needs and it is a big player in the economy.  Homesteading is very beneficial as a lifestyle of self-sufficiency that can guarantee a person will be fully independent.

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Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners – Book Review

Homesteading is known as a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It’s characterized by different forms of agriculture, food preservation and sometimes the production of different kinds of crafts on a small-scale level. Homesteading more or less allows people to live frugally, while saving valuable and edible resources in a world that usually avoids recycling edible goods into newer food resources.

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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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The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City – Book Review

There are many books available that claim to cover the topic of self-sufficiency, but many fail to cover this topic adequately. However, The Urban homestead is a book that is informative and relevant on the topic of homesteading. Unlike most other homesteading books this doesn’t try to inform the reader of ways to recreate a homestead that isn’t modern. For example, many other homesteading guides often try to teach readers how to recreate nineteenth century homesteads that are not possible in today’s times.

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