Some people think that survival skills are only needed when facing the wild, but the truth is, escaping the city can be one of the wildest experiences in an emergency scenario. In the following article we will take a closer look at some urban survival skills that could save your life when society goes on the blink.
Collecting and Managing a Food Supply
The skill of managing a food supply will be put to the tests so take some time to get used to it ahead of time. Food is a finite resource and will be depleted real fast if not well-appointed. Indeed, a year’s supply of food could last a savvy survivor twice that time or a foolish prepper half that. Remembering intelligent practices like first in first out, and preparing your own preserved foods will maximize the output of your stockpile.
Water, water everywhere, but from where will you get yours? One of the first amenities to vanish in an emergency is the vital water supplies and the water supplies available to the populace will typically be polluted. Even collected rainwater in urban areas can be contaminated and need treatment before it can be safely ingested. But, for those who know where to look water is plentiful. You can dig a well, practice the dowsing rods and even create a simple solar still that produces an ongoing supply of water indefinitely.
Prepare an Emergency Survival Kit and Plan
You can expect bumps, scratches and all sorts of small emergencies to arise from one big one. Having a prepared survival kit is essential to surmounting the challenges and surviving the ordeal. Consider everything that you will need to survive 74 hours in the harshest treatment, because that will give you 72 hours no one else has. Furthermore, you will have a recourse should you be required to sit tight for a day or two, or bug out to a safe location.
First Aid and Medical Skills
Do you know what to do in the event of serious wounds or injuries? Having a first aid kit on hand will keep health levels high and keep small injuries from becoming life-threatening infections and more serious conditions. But, it will not be enough to purchase a ready-made first aid kit and call your task done, take the time to enroll in a first aid class offered by the Red Cross and other organizations. This will prepare you for a world of minor injuries, illnesses and other situations that will arise.
Security and Awareness
Never underestimate the desperation of people in an urban survival scenario. Even perfectly safe neighborhoods can become very hostile when thirst, hunger and need have stricken the populace. Prepare to be safe and secure and make moves only when absolutely certain of your security. Take not of all the people you encounter and look over your shoulder. If someone notices you are prospering where others are not, they may be inclined to follow you back to your stockpile for a freebee.