Fact: Your Chances of Surviving a Post-Collapse Urban Environment are Slim

Fact: Your Chances of Surviving a Post-Collapse Urban Environment are Slim:

ReadyNutrition Readers, Simply put, urban survival will be quite a bit different from survival in a remote wilderness area or even a sparsely-populated suburban area.  Let’s game some options, remembering that these options are general.  These actions aren’t specific to the type of breakdown of society (external by an attack from a foreign nation, or internal from economic collapse, for examples).

So, we have our collapse.  Let us “X” out a nuclear war/nuclear terrorist attack, as we can deal with all the other scenarios in variables without radiation to contend with.  Let’s identify the largest challenges faced for that high-rise apartment resident in Manhattan, or the family in the brownstone on the South side of Chicago.  First, let’s game the scenario:

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7 Reasons to Take an Air Rifle for Survival Weapon – Meet The FX Verminator MK2: Airgun & Arrow Shooter!!!

7 Reasons to Take an Air Rifle for Survival Weapon:

H/t reader Sqoudgy:

“In most civilised countries, the connived massacre events have resulted in serious gun control.
Even now, air rifles & pistols have to be logged by the vendor, even though firearms certificates aren’t necessary, which they are for all other guns.

So, the only options left for small game is either bows, slings or airguns.”

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FEMA Director Urges Americans To Develop “A True Culture Of Preparedness” But No One Is Listening

TPTB usually give the people some warnings of what they are going to do next (for reasons I will not discuss here).

Continue to prepare for the coming (planned) collapse…

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FEMA Director Urges Americans To Develop “A True Culture Of Preparedness” But No One Is Listening

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6 Critical Items That Have Disappeared in the Immediate Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

6 Critical Items That Have Disappeared in the Immediate Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey:

This article was originally published by Tess Pennington at ReadyNutrition.com 

Tess is the author of the widely popular and highly rated The Prepper’s Blueprint.

Before something like Hurricane Harvey, who could’ve imagined the kind of destruction that would literally immobilize a major U.S. metropolitan area for what could potentially be weeks if not months? As this writing we’re 72 hours into the aftermath of this major disaster and supplies are already running low.

Amid the images of loss and destruction, hurricane survivors know they must restock provisions to prepare for another week or more of sheltering in place. Now, imagine 6.2 million people trying to stock up at the same time. Panic buying is gripping the affected area and beginning to overload local and regional communities. Ahead of the hurricane making landfall the vast majority of people simply figured that the aftermath would, at most, last a few days. No one ever contemplated that real possibility that this scenario would be the end result or believed they would have to evacuate after the storm hit.

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5 days before the Financial Collapse – Coming Chaos: No Banks, No Public Facilities, No Food And Rampaging Gangs of Desperate People

5 days before the Financial Collapse – Coming Chaos: No Banks, No Public Facilities, No Food And Rampaging Gangs of Desperate People

H/t reader squodgy.

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Why Low-Tech Prepping Is a Better Option for a Long-Term Grid-Down Scenario

Why Low-Tech Prepping Is a Better Option for a Long-Term Grid-Down Scenario:

With power outages crippling cities across the nation, the potential for a nasty solar flare, and geopolitical tensions, it might be time to revisit your long term power outage plan. This article explains why low-tech prepping is much more affordable and sustainable for those of us without extravagant budgets.

This might be stating the obvious, but in the event of an EMP, things will not be the same, no matter how great your generator is.

Aaron Dykes of Truthstream Media wrote an excellent article about the extreme likelihood of a catastrophic event that could take out our power grid:

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Comprehensive list of REAL things that won’t vanish in the next great financial collapse

Comprehensive list of REAL things that won’t vanish in the next great financial collapse

H/t reader squodgy.

Related info:

100 Items to Disappear First

If You Want To Survive The Coming Greatest Financial Collapse In World History: Bosnia War Survivor: ‘One year in Hell …’ – ’35 Excuses That Will Doom The Non-Prepper’

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SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER SYSTEM & HACKS (VIDEO)

This is how I use the Sawyer Mini water filter system and a few tips to make it work a bit better too. This is the best, lightweight water filter you can get for the money and very versatile too.

@Amazon.com: Sawyer Products SP103 Mini Water Filtration System, Single, Orange

Related info:

Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter

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Wetterlings Bushman Axe By Les Stroud (Video)

Description:

This is the best all-around backpacking axe that I have yet seen. It splits and cross-cuts. It hammers.
The extended beard makes it outstanding for fine cutting tasks and feather sticks.

@Amazon.com: Wetterlings Bushman Axe by Les Stroud One Size

@Amazon.com: Wetterlings Les Stroud / WoodlandPRO Firewood Cutters Kit

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Bahco Laplander Vs. Silky Pocketboy: Battle Of The Bushcraft Saws (Video)

@Amazon.com: Bahco 396-LAP Laplander Folding Saw, 7-1/2 -Inch Blade, 7 TPI

Somehow Amazon does not provide a product link to the Silky.

If you want to buy a Silky click on the Bahco and then insert the Silky description below:

@Amazon.com: Silky Folding Landscaping Hand Saw POCKETBOY 170 Medium Teeth 340-17

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Cold Steel 3V SRK Fixed 6-Inch Blade Knife

Description:

Survival & Rescue operations demand a versatile knife able to withstand the most extreme conditions. Simply put, the Cold Steel SRK (Survival Rescue Knife) was designed specifically with this in mind. A popular knife with Military and Tactical Law Enforcement Personnel, the SRK is the standard issue knife of the Navy SEALS for their BUDS – or Basic Underwater Demolition training – the SRK has proved its worth time and time again in the most demanding environments. Whatever the mission, we’re confident that the SRK is the knife for you!

Excellent survival knife, but if you want to use your knife only for hunting, then the Master Hunter is probably the best choice out there:

Cold Steel 36CC 3V Master Hunter Fixed Blade Knife ($99.80)

http://www.coldsteel.com/3v-master-hunter.html ($199.99)

If this really is a 3V SRK, then this is a bargain (that is hard to believe, but then the Master Hunter also looks incredibly cheap. Am I missing something?):

@Amazon.com: Cold Steel 3V SRK Fixed 6-Inch Blade Knife ($128.05)

http://www.coldsteel.com/3v-srk.html ($254.99)

Sadly, unlike the Gerber LMF II ($78.21), the 3V SRK is not equipped with a pointed buttcap that is made of stainless steel, but I still prefer the 3V SRK.

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