Urban Survival Category

LifeStraw – Review & Reality Check

Background It's been a few years since the LifeStraw hit the market. At the time, there was no product like it, the concept of a filter straw was new and to be honest, pretty cool.  I saw the same ads you probably did, pictures of kids in Africa drinking out of mud puddles and I figured that if it worked out there, it would work for me. So long story [...]

Field Gear: Fighting And Survival Load

Trial & Error When it comes to load bearing equipment, there are tons of options. You can go old school with the belt and suspenders setup or "upgrade" to a chest rig or maybe go all out and get a plate carrier with enough armor to stop an RPG round. Any of those options are a good choice depending on the mission at hand. If you were in a high threat [...]

Establishing A Urban OP

The Scenario - Hostile Force Occupation Like the majority of Americana, I live in the suburbs. Not directly in the city, but close enough to feel those bad vibes when I drive through certain areas. In order to be prepared for a potential collapse or military occupation, I felt it necessary to start locate a good site to establishing a urban op [...]

Urban Survival, Camouflage & Shelter Basics

Over 80% off all the US live in or near urban areas. Escape to the woods for survival sounds exciting, but in reality, it's not feasible for the majority. But if you spend any time reading prepper or survivalist blogs and sites, you'll see the standard advice to flee the cities in the event of a major collapse. This makes perfect sense to many, why not [...]