///   Urban Survival Guide: Introduction

Flatiron District, New York City /// VinjatekThis is the first in a series of posts about urban survival. Guides, skills, tips and gear for travel, crises and everyday life. – view all survivalist posts

Survival in any form for any environment is an act of prevention and or recovery.

-John Cain

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INTRODUCTION   //  

Most people relate the word “survival” to the wilderness and the animals within it but rarely to where we spend most of our lives, the cities and the people within it.

Half of the world’s population live in urban areas with the other half in rural and a nominal fraction in the wild. Whether you’re always home, working or traveling, chances are that it will be spent in the urban.

Meaning a scenario in which some sort of survival skill will be needed will occur in an urban environment.

This is why the methods of the urban survivalist is as important as it is practical.

“Urban survival” is not limited to city disasters or isolated life-threatening situations but to day-to-day life. Enduring hard times, thriving through the difficult or just increasing lifestyle effectiveness and efficiency.

The practice of wilderness survival makes sense because most modern humans have no concept of surviving in the wild, it’s just too unnatural. Whereas functioning in any urban environment is an easy concept to grasp, no matter how foreign the culture may be.

So why bother with urban survival?

Because people cause trouble, the wilderness does not. People commit crimes, the wilderness does not. Natural disasters happen in both cities and the wilderness but terrorist attacks only occur in cities.

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