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SHTF: Urban Survival Techniques That Can Save You and Your Family

Since I am a Prepping consultant, I am often asked what is the first thing that people should do to prepare for a disaster and to learn some urban survival techniques. I tell them one simple thing: “go camping.” The lessons you learn from a camping trip will prepare you in three important ways for all sorts of urban survival disaster scenarios.

Urban Survival For The Beginning Prepper

The thing that I hear from most people concerned about ‘urban survival’ and prepping is that they are well-armed with guns, so they should be fine… The problem is that prepping is about a LOT more than guns.

Disaster Planning: Portable Backup Power Generators Have Serious Limitations During Power Outages

Whether you want to be a “Doomsday Prepper” or just an ordinary person who is prepared for serious power outages, you probably have considered a portable backup power generator. Many people think that they are going to be just fine if they buy a unit from their local Home Depot and neglect something far more important. There is a saying amongst survivalists and backpackers that goes like this: “The more knowledge you carry in your head, the less gear you will have to carry on your back.

Emergency Preparedness: How to Make a Family Disaster Plan

Considering the lessons from 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy, having a family disaster plan is no longer just for people like the “Doomsday Preppers” on the National Geographic show. Even in the 21st century in the greatest country in the world, things can happen that cause us and our family to be in jeopardy, so a family disaster plan is a good idea for emergency preparedness. So what are the components of a family disaster plan?

The First 3 Things To Do If SHTF

The show “Doomsday Preppers” shows a lot of people who are very prepared for just about any disaster. But what about the rest of Americans who haven’t gone to the “nth degree” to be prepared? What do THEY do when the SHTF (Sewage Hits The Fan) and society is up for grabs?

Why an Emergency Car Kit Means More Than Jumper Cables

Whether you call it a bugout bag, an emergency car kit, a 72 hour kit or a disaster readiness bag, it all boils down to one thing.  You want to have the supplies in your car so that if something happens, you will be ready.  Unfortunately, for most people, the most that they have in the trunk of their car is a spare tire, and if they are lucky, some jumper cables.

Bear Grylls, the Legend the Knife

Bear Grylls is best known for his survival series, Man vs. Wild, or Born Survivor in the United Kingdom. Grylls was born on June 7, 1974 in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland. When Grylls was the age of four his family moved to Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. At an early age Bear learned to climb and sail with his father, politician Sir Michael Grylls.

Three Ways to Prepare for an Economic Collapse

For many people these days, it isn’t a question of “if” there will be an economic collapse, but rather “when” there will be an economic collapse. So there is understandably a lot of anxiety about how to prepare, since we know that it is probably coming soon. Here are my top 3 ways to prepare for an economic collapse.

When Does Emergency Preparedness Make You a Prepper?

Not everyone who believes in emergency preparedness actually qualifies as a “prepper” like on the National Geographic show “Doomsday Preppers.” That degree of emergency preparedness is pretty extreme on the scale, though not necessarily “wacko.” Extreme just compares you to the norm.

How Much Do You Spend On Bugout Bag Supplies?

  Not everyone has the money or time or motivation of the “Doomsday Preppers” who have accumulated disaster supplies over the course of years. Still, for anyone wanting to put together their own “bug out bag,” one of the first questions is what will it cost to get everything you need. The first thing to consider is that the sky is the limit; you can spend as much money as you want and then still even more.

Why Should You Have a Survival Generator?

If there is ever an end of the world scenario that happens, having a survival generator will be very important. A generator will provide electricity to you and your home for the many things we need.

What To Do To Survive An Economic Collapse

Now that the national debt has gotten to the point of an absurd amount that can never be repaid, the question of how to survive an economic collapse suddenly becomes the topic of conversation for more people than just the “preppers” and “survivalists.” Lessons learned from other major economies who have faced a devastating financial crisis teach us that it will happen suddenly. Even though the writing has been on the wall for a while that our national credit card is maxed out and deficits are out of control, when it finally hits, it will be sudden.

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