Urban survivalism isn’t just about life or death situations or even isolated to events of chaos. It also pertains to thriving in the concrete jungle or at the very least to increase efficiency and effectiveness in metropolitan lifestyles.
100 Deadly Skills: Book
This is the wilderness and urban survival gear edition of the acclaimed book by Navy SEAL best selling author, Clint Emerson. Highly graphical 272 pages of expert advice and instructions.
Extremely portable, powerful and whisper quiet, this high-end Yamaha inverter generator produces 2000 watts of power over 10 hours of per operation. Good on the go or bunkered up. Made in Japan.
FAST Pack EDC
The flagship backpack of Triple Aught Design. Arguably the best overall tactical / adventure rucksack ever made. A perfect modular carry system for well equipped yet mobile urban survival gear kits.
ZT 0350 Knife
Premium Zero Tolerance tactical tool that’s widely considered the ultimate EDC knife. Overbuilt and robust with a staggering S30V blade, yet it’s low profile and conceals smoothly. Made in the USA.
Quite possibly the most perfect survival flashlight ever made. Along with several lighting modes, this Goal Zero device charges other USB devices. Power up by wall outlet, built-in solar panels or hand-crank.
Leatherman’s preeminent multi-tool and one of the best money can buy. Made with titanium handles that’s precision constructed with 19 tools and replaceable parts. It’s a premium survival workhorse.
Shadow Amphibian Boots
The high-end amphibious Special Forces boot by LALO. Endowed with advanced footwear features and materials. An incredible tactical boot optimized for any jungle – urban and wilderness, wet and dry.
The dead simple but deadly tough jacket by Goruck. Packable, fast drying, rugged and ultra light. Works well on the streets, the office or the wilderness for survival, athletics or just living and working.
100 Year Pants
Made by bleeding edge technical clothes maker, Vollebak, they’ve created the ultimate survival pant. Literally designed to last a 100 years of use. Fireproof, windproof and rugged as hell yet comfy as heaven.
Specifically designed for high activity and travel, ExOfficio made the perfect urban survival underwear. Odor resistant, fast drying, long lasting and easy cleaning in an exceptionally comfortable package.
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Tuff-Writer’s flagship writing instrument is the gold standard of tactical pens, but doesn’t look too much like one, which is good. Writes like any other premium pen but with CQC defense capabilities.
DAKA Essential Wallet
The most minimal yet rugged wallet possible, made by Magpul. Designed as a sleeve to hold just a couple of cards and maybe a bill or two. Extremely thin and low profile yet gets the job done and will last years.
Covert Escape Bracelet
Prototype restraint escape device worn on the wrist. Made from 100 perfect titanium, including the chain, clasp and hardware as well as the hidden / retractable handcuff key and carbodized razor blade.
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FAST Pack Scout
Triple Aught Design’s smallest tactical rucksack. Ruggedized, modular and built for speed and agility. Compact at just 15 liters capacity, excellent for minimal or task specific urban survival gear and kits.
Base Camp Duffel
The North Face’s legendary duffel bag series spanning over 30 years of worldwide adventurous use. Extremely durable, waterproof and built as tough as they come. Available in many sizes and colors.
In modern times, urban survival gear pertains also to tech and the protection of them, in this case, laptops and tablets. These overbuilt Triple Aught Design sleeve compartments are some of the best.
Specialized Kevlar made into thin cords with the strength of thick rope for wilderness and urban survival gear as well as any number of equipment and situational enhancement and modification hacks.
Developed by Gear Aid, this inventive adhesive is like duct tape for clothes and other fabric products – but refined and clean. Great for both field applications and long-term repairs or reinforcing and waterproofing.
In cases of extreme urban survival or TEOTWAWKI, cash money will be useless, gold and precious metals and bartering will be the new street money. Takes up very little space but holds significant value.
While typcial survival pertains to the wilderness (bushcraft), urban survival tactics and gear is utilized within the vicinity of relatively densely populated areas and or places that once were. The “urban jungle“ consists of the streets, buildings, civil structures, vehicles and underworlds. Also suburban locales or any human imprinted or occupied space.
*Although not all of the urban survival gear and clothes featured in this list is a part of my loadout or everyday carry, every item is highly recommended.