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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

4 Daily Habits That will Make You a Better Urban Survivalist Prepper

Prepping can be time consuming, and expensive, so it’s important that you create a few small daily habits that will build up your stock of food, skills, and gear overtime. By incorporating the 4 habits listed below into your daily life, you’ll eventually (over time) become an extremely advanced urban survivalist. Slow and steady is the thinking behind these habits.

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Top 5 Self Defense Techniques For Hand To Hand Combat

 
As the coming collapse approaches, violence and crime will skyrocket throughout society, regardless of how affluent your community may be. As people become more and more desperate they’ll go to further lengths to acquire what they need to survive, even if that means hurting others. It’s human nature and there’s not much that can be done to change that. One thing we can do though to better survive in the coming violent world is too become proficient in combat which includes: knife fighting, firearms proficiency, unarmed combat, primitive weapon use and basic squad tactics. This article will cover the most efficient tactics for unarmed combat.
 
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Maintaining Good Health Before Society Collapses and SHTF

Those who maintain a healthy lifestyle in peace times and therefore enter a survival scenario with a healthy body will have a “nutritional reserve” available on demand. This is why survival experts work hard at maintaining good dietary habits, getting enough rest and staying in excellent shape. Continue reading

How to do a Threat Analysis/Risks Assessment

A careful assessment of the potential dangers that you may face is an essential element of preparing for survival in your home. These risks can be classified as caused either by nature or by man. The latter include violence in the form of personal assault, terrorism, vandalism, arson, etc.  Nature can bring all kinds of disaster – flooding, wildfire, earthquake, pandemic, hurricane, you name it.

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Urban Survival DVD Review for Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm

If you’re thinking of growing your own food, you better know what you’re doing. Farming is a skill set that’s quickly being lost and forgotten with the new generation, and it’s more important then ever to learn it now! Peak oil, resource depletion and the collapse of society is coming right around the bend and if you’re not growing your own food now, you’ll be multiplying the amount of suffering you and your family will experience when SHTF. Luckily it’s not too late, and we have a great product for you, that will give you a great introduction to growing your own food.

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The Importance of Urban Survival Caches

A Survival Cache is essentially a hidden storage for important survival gear/supplies that you can go to in the event that your home has been destroyed or you’re unable to get home for whatever reason. Caching your supplies is a highly recommended action for several reasons. Just as squirrels bury their nuts before winter to provide food in spring, you too can learn something from nature. Here are a few good reasons for caching:

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The Importance of Personal Hygiene Post SHTF

Cleanliness is even more essential in the urban survival situation than in a normal environment. It’s highly unlikely, to say the least, that you’ll be able to achieve the ideal of a  hot shower with soap once a day, but you must strive for alternatives that come as close as possible. One method is the use of a cloth and soapy water, making sure you carefully wash the parts of the body that are prone to both infestation and infection, including the extremities, armpits, crotch, and hair. In the absence of sufficient water for such a “spit” bath, you can turn to the healing properties of the UV rays from the sun. Take off your clothing – as much as is practical under the circumstances and “sun-bathe” for a minimum of an hour, taking care not to risk getting sunburned. Continue reading

The Ultimate Urban Survival Food: Sprouts

Sprouts have a number of qualities that make them especially useful as a part of a survival plan. One of their values is derived from the fact that the sprout stage of any plant is the time when it has the greatest concentration of vitamins and minerals, so they come in very handy when healthy food is scarce.

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The Urban Survival Networks Guide to Eating and Growing Insects

Insects, being the most numerous of any form of life on earth are not only easy to find but easy to catch, and a good source of protein! In fact, the bodies of insects consist of 65-80% protein, whereas only 20 percent of beef is protein. Thus when shit hits the fan insects will prove to be a valuable food source, regardless of how repugnant they may seem.

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