A 72 hour Bug Out Bag is the number 1 thing that every prepper should have. It’s basically a kit of everything you deem essential to your survival. The following items have been well thought out and discussed with other urban survivalist so you can be sure that these items will be worth their weight in gold when the time comes.
Your EDC load-out is your greatest force multiplier in your day to day life. It should contain items that extend your abilities the to the furthest in exchange for it’s size/weight. A knife and lighter as an example are perfect as together can be used to assist you in producing everything you would need in an urban survival situation. The EDC is the bare minimum of what you need to survive.
Everyone needs a first aid kit, and everyone needs to know basic first aid. If you’re a true urban survivalist but you don’t know the first thing about how to deal with a broken bone or injury… there’s something wrong. Here’s a basic checklist to get you started, which we believe will be sufficient for when SHTF. If you feel there’s anything missing, feel free to comment.
If you have a vehicle, we recommend you prepare an emergency kit specifically for your vehicle. You just never know when disaster strikes so it’s important to have your supplies close by at all times. If you’re ever on the road and end up in a disaster, you’ll be glad you have this kit on you, it could save you and your families lives. The basic emergency kit for vehicles should include the following items:
Nuclear, biological, and chemical threats will probably be faced by everyone in their lifetime and having the tools to deal with these threats will be paramount to your survival. There are over 450 nuclear power plants on the planet with many of them in the USA, if a large enough disaster were to occur, you can be sure that many of these facilities will go into meltdown. A nuclear power plant going into meltdown is incredibly dangerous but with the right tactics, it can easily be survived. It’s crucial you have the right supplies to mitigate any NBC threat you may face.
When SHTF, people will get desperate! Those caught unprepared will resort to violence, brutality, and theft. We believe in charity but a line needs to be drawn when your own families survival comes at stake. To protect your family/friends from the violent hoards you’ll need to have a plan and the skills to defend your home from intruders. The gear listed below are pricey, but we feel you should never cheap out on gear when it comes to urban survival because the quality of your gear could mean the difference between life and death. Keep in mind that this kit is a work in progress and we would greatly appreciate any input you could give us. If you want to contribute to this site and the prepping community at large, offer your feedback below. Thanks!