Disaster Preparedness

Episode 23: TEOTWAWKI Discussions

In this weeks episode hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss their opinions about  TEOTWAWKI.

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Topics:

Why Aaron and Jonathan joke about Zombies.
The pitfalls of focusing on TEOTWAWKI.
The Disaster Probability and Commonality Matrix.
Fallacies of the Horde.
Planning for societal break downs using environmental […]

By |June 27th, 2011|Urban Survival Podcast Episodes|2 Comments

Episode 21: Preparing For Hurricanes

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss preparing for Hurricanes. Listeners not affected by Hurricanes will find the episode useful when preparing for sever weather.

Topics:

Simple technologies for staying on top of bad weather.
Blackout Kits
Attic Kits
Storing water.
Storing food.
Tips for preparing your home for hurricane season.
Considerations for your vehicles in hurricane season.
Gasoline “copy canning” and storage.
Pet considerations in hurricane preparations.

Resources:

How […]

By |June 13th, 2011|Urban Survival Podcast Episodes|4 Comments

The ABC’s of the EDC Bags

The Every Day Carry (EDC) Bag, as the name implies, is going to be your go-to bag in the survival bag biz. In fact, you probably already have it. You may even already carry it every day. All you need to do is add a few items to it and it goes from being a […]

By |April 5th, 2011|Friday Survival Gear Reports|4 Comments

Episode 10: Food Storage Basics

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the basics of storing food and consumables. Rational preparedness is about doing things that improve your life in good times too.

Think storing is silly and a little too “doomsday thinking” for you? Storing food and consumables can get you through those person trials as well as have a beneficial financial impact […]

By |April 4th, 2011|Urban Survival Podcast Episodes|2 Comments

Dude, Where’s My Car Bag?

It’s in your car!

Now that we have that settled, let’s move on to the finer details. One of the great things about the Car Bag is the freedom that comes with not having to carry it around, or think so much about what should go in and what should stay out because you might need […]

By |March 29th, 2011|Friday Survival Gear Reports|0 Comments

I’m Buggin’ Out, Man!

The Bug Out Bag (BOB) is the bag you grab when you’re leaving home in a hurry. More specifically, it’s the bag you grab when you’re leaving home and you don’t know where you’re going – you just know you’re getting the hell out of dodge.

This is what separates the BOB from a Go Bag […]

By |March 22nd, 2011|Friday Survival Gear Reports|2 Comments

CERT: Emergency Response Training For The Masses

A couple of years ago, after reading Emergency by Neil Strauss, four friends and I enrolled in a CERT Program. It seemed like it would be a good first step on our road to preparedness and a great first step gaining practical Urban Survival Skills.
What Is CERT

CERT, short for Community Emergency Response Team, is an […]

By |September 11th, 2010|Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|2 Comments

Review Of Emergency By Neil Strauss

Five years ago, after another Hurricane, I decided it was time to take the safety of my property and person seriously. For the first couple of years the focus was just on Hurricanes and run of the mill home safety. One day an email came to my inbox announcing that one of my favorite authors […]

By |September 10th, 2010|Reviews, Survival Book Reviews|5 Comments

How To Build A Blackout Kit

If a blackout or emergency arises in the middle of the night, will you be prepared? Outages that leave you in the dark can be extremely disruptive and dangerous. Aside from outfitting your home with a generator, one of the best things you can do to mitigate issues that arise during a blackout is to […]

By |September 10th, 2010|Survival Skills|3 Comments

Preparing An Emergency Personal Information Packet

An EIP (Emergency Information Packet) is one of the most often overlooked items of Preppers and Modern Survivalists. Yet, putting one together can be one of the most important things you do. The fact is, even if you are not a Survivalist, Prepper, Sheepdog, Ostrich, or a Sheep, this really is something everyone should have.

EIPs […]

By |September 10th, 2010|Survival Skills|9 Comments
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