Emergency Preparations

Episode 40: Traveling Prepared

A Prepper’s Guide to Traveling Safely.

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss traveling as a prepper. At some point in time all of us will have to go from point A to point B. Whether the mode of transportation is trains, planes, or automobiles, it’s not time to let your guard down. However, you will have to […]

By |October 24th, 2011|Urban Survival Podcast Episodes|0 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

Gimme Shelter: Modern Disaster Shelters

There are five main tenants of survival: Food, Water, Shelter, Warmth, and Security. The last two, warmth and security, you will find change from survival “expert” to survival expert, but the first three everyone agrees on.

Shelter is often one that does not get enough attention. Preppers will focus on mountains of food, dozens of gallons […]

By |October 26th, 2010|Survival News|0 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

Review Of The Unthinkable

The Unthinkable by Amanda Ripley definitely added to my understanding of how people react in disasters. The writing could be better, but overall it was an interesting book and a decent enough read.

Whenever I come across a book that deals largely with the psychology of crisis, violence, survival, or anything related, I jump at the […]

By |September 10th, 2010|Reviews, Survival Book Reviews|0 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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