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Urban Survival at its Simplest

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urban survivalCity dwellers take heart. You may not have acres of woods teeming with deer and bunnies ripe for shooting in the event of an emergency situation or upheaval in society but you can still make out fine if you take advantage of these three simple urban survival tips.

The Get Home Bag

Not to be confused with the Bug Out Bag, the Get Home Bag (GHB) is stored at your office or place of work and contains specific tools to get you out of the building alive if, heaven forbid, a World Trade Center type event took place. While others are wondering around in shock, you’ll be staying alive. Your GHB should include a small prybar, water, breathing masks, flashlight, radio, and perhaps shoes for what might be a very long walk home.

Bug Out Plan
Assume the city has deteriorated into dangerous levels of chaos not fit for man nor beast. Urban survival dictates that you need to get out immediately. When the realization first strikes that the sh*! has hit the fan is not the time to start assembling your bug out plan. Too late. You need to know where you’re going and the best way to get there, assuming highways might be impassable and driving is out of the question. Make sure everyone in the family knows the rendezvous point and how to get there from work, school, and home.

Bug In Plan
Maybe you arrive back at home and decide, though things are bad, they’re not bad enough to bug out yet. That means you need to be ready to bug in. Assume you can’t leave your home for any reason for a period of time. Better have made urban survival preparations to survive at home for a while. It’s the little things that will trip you up. Consider all modern amenities have gone way – no electricity means no refrigerator. Food, water, and protection should be your first order of business. Pretend like you’re designing your own little self sufficient Fortress of Solitude.

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