Extreme Urban Survival
Extreme Urban Survival
Extreme urban survival is something not usually addressed in survival training.
The greatest danger to survival is the mind's ability to deny reality because of movie-magic make believe.
Get Out While the Gettin's Good!
If youre like me, your first response is get out! Unfortunately, not everyone will have the option of leaving. For those people, they are going to need to learn about extreme urban survival, and the necessities of survival.
Urban survival in a cataclysmic disaster will be downright perilous. The term urban jungle is very appropriate for almost any large city in the U.S. High crime, lawless gangs, poverty and cramped living conditions make surviving under normal circumstances extremely difficult.
During the flu pandemic of 1918-1920 populations of entire towns were wiped out.
Throw in a catastrophic natural disaster or a wide-spread attack on our country by some rogue nation or terrorist group using a weapon of mass destruction, and urban survival would go from difficult to nigh impossible. No matter how much preparation has been made, any situation that results in death in massive numbers, will turn any urban area into a hot zone if for no other reason than the smell.
The Ideal Survival Location is Outside of the City
Nevertheless, there are things that you can do to ensure you and your familys survival in an urban situation. Most of these ideas are based on the assumption that you are operating on a budget. If you had plenty of money and were considering survival, youd make sure you had a place outside of the city to retreat to.
More than ever before, we need to learn and apply the principles of economic self-reliance...has decreed global calamities for the future and has warned and forewarned us to be prepared. - Ezra Taft Benson (1899 - 1994)
For those who dont have a country retreat, food, water, power and safety will become a priority.
The first item you will need in an extreme urban survival situation is the will to survive. The greatest survival tool you can have is a sharp mind, an understanding that life as you knew it may never be again, and the willingness to bend.
Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. -Bruce Lee
Natural Disaster List - natural disasters that scientists believe have occurred in the past and in all probability will occur in the future
Bugout Supplies - whatever is necessary to survive if you are forced to leave in a hurry.
Survival Fanny Packs - invaluable in a sudden and unexpected disaster
Create Your Own Survival Fanny Pack - easily create a survival fanny pack for under $20
Car Survival Gear - items should you always have in your vehicles
Extreme Urban Survival - The first item you will need in an extreme urban survival situation
Prepare to Evacuate - There are some plans you should make now
The Will to Survive - Survival really does begin in the head.
If You Cannot Move - You can still plan to survive...
No Evacuation - What you can do now to ensure surivial...