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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Urban Survival Planning - More Reason to Get Prepared

The Urban Survivor planning grabbing his/her Survival Bug Out Bug, loading all other Survival Gear and Equipment and "getting out of Dodge" enroute to their planned Safe Location, needs to time the withdrawal correctly. Too late to Bug Out and you may find yourself trapped in the city or suburbs with dwindling food and threats all around.

A Decision Matrix where you track various information concerning the economic-financial, political, health and other circumstances would allow the Urban Survivor to determine additional steps in Survival readiness and preparedness for hunkering down at your present Urban-Suburban location or for the tactical withdrawal to the safe location.

Thins are not looking good out in the world right now.

Iran is continuing to develop a nuclear capability. The Chinese, our biggest creditors, are blocking meaningful sanctions. War or even just a military strike by the Israelis will plunge the Middle East in additional turmoil and drive up fuel prices therefore the prices of food and other commodities placing us closer to economic collapse.

Unemployment is killing the United States. The Obama Health Care bill will add additional taxes and drive more people out of work and into entitlement programs further worsening our situation.

The government reported 162,000 jobs added in March 2010. 48,000 of these were Census workers and an additional 40,000 were Temporary Services. The rolls of people unemployed or over 27 weeks increased by 414,000. The list of discouraged workers, that is people not longer looking for work increased by 309,000.

More small business failed in Jan, Feb and Mar 2010 in all of 2009.

The United States credit status where we enjoy a Trip A (AAA) bond rating may be lowered to a double A (AA) status thereby increasing our interest payments on the debt to the Chinese and others, further increasing he National Debt now standing at 12.7 Trillion dollars, and, increasing interest rates for all consumers.

Now, is there any reason you are not doing all you can do to get prepared for some time of collapse, most probably economic and financial in nature? Or at least considering steps to make yourself more self-sufficient?


  1. Urban Man, Thank you for posting my article on "when the trucks stop." I have another book for you to review: "The great New Orleans gun grab," by Hutchinson & Masson.>A very detailed account of the local, state, fed and para military (Blackwater et al;) gun grab that took place during and after Katrina..Lots ofirst hand accounts, police reports, etc..The NRA got involved to force NOLA to return the weapons, etc...Available thru Amazon...Enlightening, depressing, and eye opening at the same time...PSYOP Soldier...

  2. We now have only AA+ credit raitng....

  3. 18 months noises. Yes, I am a prepper..Army vet...sick and tired of being sick and tired...f the Euro fails...IF a natural disaster hits...If obummer gets reelected....maybe its just 10 years of no growth economy..unemployment between 8-11%...silver bout the same and gold is a theory of 10 rule...about the cost of 10 barrels of oil and about the same as buying a very nice suit - which historically is what it has been...I am out of room in my house/man cave/undergroud storage for food/ barrels of wheat,beans, dug a well, have cattle/chicks/fish/ducks...4x4 BOV...cycles/ATV/boat/cast iron and so many weapons I've lost count....crickets still chirppin.

    1. I think its interesting that he calls himself a prepper and then goes down a litany like that. Being a prepper should be second nature to people, it was to our grandparents and great grandparents. Learn a little from your ancestors people.

  4. A prepper is not someone expecting the world to collapse - a prepper is someone not willing to sit back and hope that the gov't will take care of him/those he cares about.
    We have car insurance... Just in case we get into an accident.
    We have home insurance... In case of a fire.
    We have health insurance... you get the idea.
    Being a prepper - is INSURANCE
    It means you've done your homework
    You're not willing to sit back and hope someone else cares about you. Hope someone cares enough about your family to protect you from:
    Environmental disasters.
    Economical disasters.
    The boogyman.
    No... you are a prepper - and you've got the ONE thing that is MOST IMPORTANT when you are
    You're mentally ready to stand and protect.

  5. Being a prepper... Being prepared is a way of life. A different perspective on all that we do.
    When you plant a tree - you plant one that will give fruit... not just look pretty while it's giving shade.
    When there is a thunder storm - you get a flashlight and batteries... and extra batteries for the next storm.
    When you have kids - you teach them you'll be there to protect them. You teach them how to endure... why not teach them how to go forth and make decisions that will allow them to survive an emergency?
    While you're teaching them that you will always protect them - show them how - so if the emergency doesn't happen now... they can care for their kids.
    You don't want to scare your family into dreading the apocalypse
    You want them to feel assured that you, your family is prepared for an emergency should there be one.