My newest post on Dystopian Survival:
THE Number-One, Top Long-Term Priority For Survival
By Timothy Gamble
Remember the near empty shelves at American grocery stores just weeks ago? Even the big-box stores like Wal-mart, with all their money and clout, were nearly out of food. The stores are still not fully restocked.
The biggest long-term threat to our survival is hunger & starvation. It doesn't matter what event or events lead to disruptions in our food supply - pandemic, war, economic or political chaos, or whatever. The fact is our modern agricultural and just-in-time food distribution systems are precariously balanced, and the most Americans are not prepared for wide-spread or long-lasting disruptions. What if the empty shelves don't start filling up again after only a few weeks? What if they go empty, and stay empty, for months next time?
The long-term answer really isn't food storage, though that does help in the short-term. Few people will realistically be able to store all the food they, their household, and their extended circle of family & friends, will need for the several years it may take for society to completely rebuild the agricultural system & food distribution infrastructure after a major SHTF event. You MUST be able to provide at least some food for yourself - gardening, horticulture, fruit & nut orchards, chickens for eggs & meat, goats for milk, cheese, butter & meat...
Your most important long-term goal is food production. Yes, even if you live in the city, there are things you can do. Here are some ideas:
Learn small plot gardening techniques. For city folks and suburbanites lucky enough to have a small yard, the good news is that you don't need a huge garden to grow a lot of food. If you have even a little bit of land, you can have gardening success. <Read the rest of the article on the website at https://www.dystopiansurvival.....com/2019/12/the-top-
I published two articles in 2018 that are eerily relevant to current events. Read them on the Dystopian Survival website. Stay safe!
1) Four Strategies for Surviving a Riot https://www.dystopiansurvival.....com/2020/01/four-str
2) Preparing for Civil Unrest and Political Turmoil https://www.dystopiansurvival.....com/2020/01/preparin
My NEWEST #survival Article on the Dystopian Survival website:
Dystopian Survival: Special Gear, Skills, and Tactics for Modern Life
By Timothy Gamble
Although the term "urban" is most often used to specifically mean big cities, in truth most people live in urban areas. By this, I mean most of us live in and interact with "civilization." Few people today truly live in remote wilderness areas completely cut off from civilization. We are around other people, businesses, cars, roads, trains, stores, homes, apartments, power plants, power lines, and other aspects of civilization. We are all urban dwellers, including folks living in small towns or even out in the "boondocks." Because of this, our ideas of "survival" need to go beyond just wilderness survival, and include urban survival, even if you don't live in a mega-city.
So, what does urban survival look like? The following is a list, in no particular order, of some of the gear and skills that are useful for us urbanites, along with how they might be used for urban survival (their "tactical use". Some of the gear listed should be part of your urban everyday carry (edc), while other gear should be part of your home survival gear, bug-out bag, or get-home bag.
Read the rest at https://www.dystopiansurvival.....com/2020/03/dystopia