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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

Preparing and Storing Water Before SHTF

One of the most important and yet most neglected areas of emergency food storage is water! Most home emergency food storage theory and practices are heavily reliant on dried foods like rice, beans, wheat, freeze dried fruit or vegetables and powdered milk. If you live in an urban environment where water and rain is abundant you could get away with storing small amounts of water but will you have enough? Continue reading

Refugee Survival Guide

Regardless of how much food you’ve stored or how big your garden is, there’s always the possibility that you’ll have to leave your shelter and venture off into (or out of) the city. The city environment may become violent, hostile and dangerous areas and so how you get around is of utmost importance. This article will cover everything you’ll need to know when it comes to an evacuation and being a refugee.

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Dealing with Common Medical Emergencies when SHTF

The first rule in any of these commonly occurring situations described is to remain calm, reassure the victim and try to keep them quiet and under control. Then examine the victim as quickly as possible, looking for the cause of the distress. Follow the rules of first aid and begin by examining the victim’s breathing and air passage but remember, the reason you need to be quick is that death might come from a bleeding artery sooner than from a blocked air passage, and you need to be open to all possibilities. Continue reading

What is the Best SHTF Rifle?

We at the Urban Survival Network have to come to an unanimous decision regarding this question, the best rifle for when SHTF is the Smith & Wesson M&P AR15 Sport. With the average price at about $900 you’ll get the biggest bang for your buck with this rifle. In terms of performance, there are better rifles on the market but we’ve gone with this SHTF rifle for the following 5 reasons:

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