Lessons From American Blackout

Lessons From American Blackout

American Blackout is a movie that recently aired on National Geographic. If you have any interest in prepping there’s little chance you’ve missed it. It chronicles a national power failure brought on by a cyber attack, shown through the eyes of everyday people. Filmed on camera’s and mobile phones they tell their story of surviving(…)

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Victorinox Pioneer Swiss Army Pocket Knife Review

Victorinox Pioneer Swiss Army Pocket Knife Review

Founded in 1884, Victorinox is a knife manufacturer out of Switzerland that is the sole supplier of multi-purpose knives to the Swiss army. Which is what most of us know them from, Swiss Army Knives. It is definitely what I know them from, having been issued a Victorinox pocket knife when I started my tour(…)

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Urban Survival and Home Defense

Urban Survival and Home Defense

According to a United States Department of Justice report: 38% of assaults and 60% of rapes occur during home invasions. 1 out of every 5 homes will experience a breake in or home invasion. Statistically, there are over 8,000 home invasions per day in North America. According to Statistics U.S.A., there was an average of(…)

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Incident And Disaster Information Document

Incident And Disaster Information Document

If you got caught in an incident or disaster and got incapacitated, do your loved ones then have access to an incident and disaster information document so they can take care of things? What if a disaster destroys your house or forces you to flee to another state, do you then have access to all(…)

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My Urban Everyday Carry Bag

My Urban Everyday Carry Bag

Now if you’ve never heard of the concept of an urban everyday carry bag before you might still be able to glean the idea from the name urban everyday carry bag itself. Because it’s exactly what it sounds like, a bag you carry every day. But that’s also pretty much where all clarity ends for(…)

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My Urban Survival Tin

My Urban Survival Tin

My urban survival tin, as promised in the article on building your own survival kit. This tin is meant to include items that will help you through a Tier 1 incident. That means an event that is minor enough not to include the need for Tier 2 items and takes place on the scale of(…)

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Review – Ritter RSK Mk5

Review – Ritter RSK Mk5

Living a regular life in the city isn’t normally linked to carrying a knife. The act of even having one on you is something most office dwelling city folk would find a bit awkward, to say the least. Be honest, when was the last time you went into a high rise office building and saw(…)

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Building An Urban Survival Kit Yourself

Building An Urban Survival Kit Yourself

As of July 1, 2013 the United States counted a total resident population of 316,743,000 people. A staggering 82% of that population lives in cities and suburbs. That means that out of every 10 people 8 live in the city and chances are that you are one of those 8. I know I am. Despite(…)

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Climate Change 2013 report: What Will Happen?

Climate Change 2013 report: What Will Happen?

While most news outlets focus in on the question of who is to blame for climate change (us humans or some other cause) I myself like to focus on the consequences it has in store for us. Who cares who’s to blame at this point? It’s much more prevalent to look at the (if any)(…)

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Leatherman Micra Review: The Urban Altoids Survival Tin Multi Tool

Leatherman Micra Review: The Urban Altoids Survival Tin Multi Tool

Building my Urban Survival Tin I’m taking a slightly different approach then is usual. Since this tin is what you’re supposed to carry on you every day, and all day it’s going to be with you for mostly just the quiet days. Opposed to the three or four turbulent, shtf, wrol, people are trying to(…)

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