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While wilderness survival is by far the most challenging thing you are going to undertake, urban survival will not be a picnic either.
There will be more, recognizable, resources in an urban survival situation but there will also be more people after those resources.
There will be more danger outside of the elements. It’s clear that the token urban survival is a guy covered in tactical gear and looking more like a warfighter. This article makes the case of skill over gear.
You may think you don’t have all of the tactical gear you need to be an urban survivor but you really need to think about what types of skills will you need to survive over the gear itself. There are a ton of things that need to be considered. In an urban survival scenario, there are a lot of ways to win.
In an urban survival situation, you are going to need access to a number of areas. This could be the get out of harm’s way or to search for resources. THings like bolt cutters and lock picking skills could be very effective.
Any way and every way that you can gather intelligence is going to make a huge difference in outcomes for you and yours.
Your neighbors are your MAG. I know that is trouble but its time to start working through that now! You need help when things go bad and the people who are going to post security are going to be your neighbors.
Without security, there can be no urban survival. First, there will be looters and then they will be warlords. If your community is one that is thriving, there will be people paying attention and they will want what you have.
The only way to stop that is security.