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Survival Skills

10 Important Urban Survival Skills to Master before SHTF

You need to develop your urban survival skills. Why? Well, let’s face it. Most people live in the densely populated cities. According to United Nations (UN), as of 2014, 54% of the world’s population lived in urban centers. That’s 3.9 billion people living in cities! And that was four years ago. The number of mega-cities—those with more than 10 million people in them—is increasing. The population of small cities of less than 500,000 people are growing rapidly.

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It was a warm summer evening in Brooklyn, NY, and I was out with my finance friends talking about the future of BitCoin (right after the first bust). When I got home, I proceeded to open the door and realized something strange. It appeared that my door was barricaded shut. I went around the back and saw one of the windows opened. It was at that moment that I realized what had happened. My apartment was burglarized.

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We would all love to stay in our home, hunker down, and tough out any SHTF situation. However, this isn’t going to be possible in every situation, especially if you live in an urban center. This is why so many preppers have been survival planning, getting prepared to get out of Dodge if the going gets rough. But bugging out when disaster strikes is no easy task.

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The bug out bag might be one of the most talked about bags in the prepper community, but the get home bag (a.k.a. EDC bag) just might be the bag you are most likely to use in a crisis situation. The get home bag is precisely what its name implies, a bag that is filled with the items you will need to get you from wherever you are when disaster strikes to the safety of your home.

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The modern prepper movement is growing by leaps and bounds. Nobody really knows how many people now call themselves preppers; but their name is legion. The millions of preppers who are now taking responsibility for their own lives have transformed the idea of prepping from a mere fringe movement to being a part of mainstream America.

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Perhaps you’ve heard that lovely little bit of poetry which says that “food, clothing, and shelter are the basic necessities for survival.” If you have, I hope you haven’t paid too much attention to it. While I’ll have to agree that all three of those are necessary for survival, if you base any survival strategy on that short list, you’ll die.

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Are you one of the 83.7% of Americans that live in an urban environment? If so, it is important to look at the unique challenges of city living when making your urban survival preparedness plan. In this article we are going to look at a few of the most important urban-specific challenges. We will show you how you can plan around them to ensure you thrive when the next disaster strikes.

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Surviving In A Drought Everything in nature is connected and when a drought happens, everything is affected. The vegetation, wildlife and you are affected by drought. Plant life dries out and becomes a fire hazard, animals starve to death due to a lack of food and your sources of water are limited. But with the right tools and knowledge, you can survive in a drought. Fire Risk During drought seasons, wildfires are abundant, especially in areas where droughts are regular.

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