Urban Survival Category

Bug Out Bag Review: Tactical Vs Gray Man Packs

It's 2017 and the mass appeal for Bug Out Bags doesn't seem to have settled. Thanks to natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey, earthquakes in Mexico and widespread flooding, everyone can see the absolute need for a bug out bag. A well designed pack must have a solid foundation of survival essentials and then build upon that with first aid kits, [...]

Urban Survival Tips: How To Establish An Observation Post

Establishing An Observation Post It's a New Year and time to discuss neighborhood defense strategies. When the shit hits the proverbial fan, nefarious elements come out to play. The unprepared become the prey in an unstable, dynamic environment.  Take the time now to evaluate and analyze the neighborhood from a tactical perspective. The first step [...]

Tactical Gear For The Partisan Fighter

Partisan warfare is the long standing tradition of civilian resistance against the de factor powers. In many cases, resistance fighters are out numbered, which creates a policy of diversion, evasion and deception. The guerrilla force is broken into small units, designed for sudden and harassing attacks against personnel, infrastructure and key [...]

Urban Survival: The Get Home Bag

When disaster strikes, there's no guarantee you will be home or at a safe location. If you're employed, odds are good you will be at work. This was true for me on a few occasions and I was faced with the serious suck factor of walking home with no supporting gear or even a basic plan of action. Let's just say I was young, dumb and "invincible". I got [...]

Every Day Carry: The Sound Grenade

Personal security is a critical component in any serious survival strategy. Firearms and knives are the obvious options, but how about wearable personal protection? There are many environments where your favorite handgun or folding blade are not allowed. Airports, government buildings to name a few. The solution to this problem is the Sound Grenade. [...]

Urban Survival: The EDC Pack

Survival can be about getting through a large scale disaster or it can be about the every day carry gear. In this case we are focusing on the EDC kit and more specifically the EDC pack. Since I work and live in the city, my pack and contents are configured for the urban jungle. In 2013 I picked up my first dedicated EDC pack, the 5.11 Covrt 18. It's [...]

Urban Survival: The Vulture Tool Kit / SHTF Gear

When we discuss survival, it typically revolves around wilderness skill sets. There are thousands of blog posts and videos covering the different ways to build shelters, make fire, signal for rescue and live off the land. Building these skills is critical to being a well rounded survivalist, however we tend to neglect the urban aspect of [...]

Packaging A Survival Cache

I remember my first caching operation like it was yesterday. I was just a kid, Slick Willy was President and the bloody aftermaths of Waco and Ruby Ridge were driving anti government sentiment through the roof. Sitting in my room reading the latest edition of American Survival Guide, I ran across an article on caching. All the ins and outs, how to [...]

The Grey Man Concept

There's tons of articles on the interwebs talking about the Grey Man, how to stay low profile post SHTF and blending in. Each article states pretty much the same point, wearing your tactical gear in the middle of a SHTF event will probably get you killed and at the very least, robbed of all your cool guy kit. Second point that people make is that [...]

DIY Shelter – British DPM Basha

DIY Shelter Shelter is one of those critical aspects of survival you cannot ignore. Apart from fire, you have to have shelter in order to stay warm and dry. There are more than a few options for shelter on the market, most obvious of which is the classic tent. I remember the tents we used when I was a child, sure they seemed to work fine but in the long [...]