Urban survival is a topic many people are interested in, but few know how to prepare for. Before you can plan out your bug-out bag, you need to first identify what kind of urban environment you’ll be travelling through. There are different types of environments: coastal cities (hurricanes), suburban areas (natural disasters), and metropolitan areas (social unrest). For this article we’re going to focus on the metropolitan area type of environment because it’s the most common. The key thing about an urban environment is that there will likely be lots of buildings with plenty of supplies so if anything goes wrong in one building, they have another one close by. Therefore during any natural disaster or social unrest, its better not to stay put-the best option
1. Please offer your thoughts on an Urban Survival Bag and the bag sizes that would be needed for prepping in different climates:
We’ll handle it.
a.) Desert climate – backpack size of 45L?
b.) Mediterranean climate – backpack size of 55L?
The luggage with no handle.
c.) Rainy seasons – Packpack size of 70L with a water pouch?
2. What are your thoughts on the panicking people who popularized “grab-and-go bags”? What is their intention when they take this route instead of packing food, water, items with utility, etc.? Do you think it’s right to go out into the streets without some essentials while trying to escape harmfully erupting volcanoes or wildfires or anything dangerous like that?
What are you waiting for?
You don’t have to worry about MOLLE systems or internal/external frames when choosing your urban survival bag, but there are other things you need to consider before buying one. There’s a lot of options out there for an Urban Survival Bag that might seem like the right fit at first glance, but in reality it won’t work if they’re too bright and colorful; people will notice them on a light-colored street corner! You want something dark so nobody notices the backpack unless its off your back – then all bets are off.
It’s crazy, but it just might work.
The color of material is also important because some brightly colored materials can easily be seen from far away even during daylight hours which means someone could see what’s inside without having to get close enough to
Urban survival is a tough game and it’s up to you what type of person you want to be. The guy with gear on his back or the one looking for supplies? You’re not going to make much progress through an urban environment if people know your intentions, so we’ve come wrapped in camouflage!
If you find yourself in an urban survival situation, make sure that it’s not easy for people to notice which bag is yours. If they know what your pack looks like and where you live then chances are pretty good that someone will try to come steal from or attack the person with a bright yellow backpack – but if everyone has one of those packs on them, who would be singled out? Dark colors can also help blend into the background at night time when there aren’t many lights around; so go with something dark yet inconspicuous!
Make a decision that matters.
Lives can depend on the contents of your backpack, but what will you do if it is lost or stolen? The answer to this question may be found in a dark generic looking pack. No one would even notice that inside are lifesaving supplies like water, food and survival gear! But don’t worry about too many things; remember not to overpack considering there might only be limited space during an emergency.
When a bag is packed full, it’s easy to see that there are items inside- which might make people with sticky hands come closer. A heavy and bulging backpack may be difficult to maneuver through crowds or doorways quickly, so when packing your bags try not to advertise what you’re carrying around! Don’t announce the contents of your belongings by putting anything on the outside of them like stickers advertising things in America or other countries.
All of the flavor, none of the hassle.
Throughout history, people have found ways to blend in with their surroundings when needed. This is especially true during times of crisis such as war or natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina and the aftermaths that followed. The two main factors are color palette and style: if you don’t want someone to notice your bag on a crowded subway train because it matches theirs then make sure what’s hanging off the side doesn’t say too much about who you are! When all else fails, be creative by using scarves or putting items inside your purse so they’re not visible from afar. What do others think? Have any other ideas for blending into an urban environment without attracting unnecessary attention?