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Preparedness and Urban Survival
 
Resource Resource Type Description
Useful Knots Blog/Text Basic knots and their application.

Useful Knots, Part 2 Blog/Text Basic knots and their application.

Primitive Hunting - Part 1 Blog/Text Different types of survival bows

Primitive Hunting - Part 2 Blog/Video Quick video tutorial on making a survival bow

Survivalism vs. Primitive Skills Blog/Text Philosophical discussion on survival.

Episode 006: The Urban Core Basics Podcast This podcast is an introduction to Dr. Paul Range and the urban core basic classes that are offered through The Human Path. The urban classes include green building concepts, permaculture, aquaponics, urban distaster-relief scenarios, homesteading and more.

Episode 008: The Urban Core Basic Course In Action Podcast Rainwater storage system: the setup and functionality of a rainwater catchment system , Food storage preparation for preparedness and emergency situations: covers how much food to store per individual, how to properly store food, containers to use and where to purchase them, and how to put food storage preparation into practice, and more.

Episode 014: Urban Scenario Discussion, Part 1 Podcast Sam Coffman and Paul Range discuss a scenario that should benefit any listener: Assume you live in the city in an apartment and have at most $50 - $100 of disposable income that you are willing to spend per month toward becoming more prepared

Episode 015: Urban Scenario Discussion, Part 2 Podcast Basic Urban Strategies based on your Location: how to identify strengths and weaknesses for security , Prepping on a Budget , and Urban awareness - methods, exercises and ideas that cost no money but greatly increase your survivability in a post-disaster setting

Episode 016: Urban Scenario Discussion, Part 3 Podcast more on urban awareness -- how being alert and involved in your surroundings and social situations helps you to see needed resources, preparedness planning on a budget, how to not get overwhelmed, how to make a good preparedness plan and strategy, and the necessity of staying on a consistent budget

Episode 019: Urban Preparedness For An Emergency, Part 1 Podcast In an urban disaster, should you stay put or "bug out?" What are some of the deciding factors in that decision? What are some of your best security assets? What things can you do on a budget, to maximize the security of your domicile during an urban disaster?

Episode 020: Urban Preparedness For An Emergency, Part 2 Podcast In the ongoing discussion about urban survival and preparedness, Sam Coffman and Paul Range move out of the subject of food and into the subjects of shelter, security and transportation. In this segment, they discuss the concept of security and transportation, and how the two are linked.

Episode 034: First Time Homesteading Mistakes Podcast This discussion between Sam Coffman and student Joe Acoces starts with his own experiences in buying a piece of land to make a homestead for himself and his family and the mistakes he made along the way.

Episode 035: Homesteading and Simple Living Podcast This discussion between Sam Coffman and student Joe Acoces continues with Joe's take on creating a community around homesteading, super couponing and classes that have helped him to refine his sustainability skills

Episode 040: When The Lights Go Out - Disaster Preparedness Podcast One of the Quick and Prepared podcast series on three basic concerns to address in the event of an emergency

Episode 041: When The Lights Go Out - Disaster Preparedness, Power. Podcast One of the Quick and Prepared podcast series on what to do in the event of power failure

Episode 045: When The Lights Go Out - Fire Disaster Preparedness Podcast One of the Quick and Prepared podcast series on what to do in the event of wildfire or home fire situation

Episode 050: Surviving The Economy Collapse Podcast Fernando "FerFAL" Aguirre's book is a Modern Survival Manual based on first hand experience of the 2001 Economic Collapse in Argentina. He and Sam Coffman discuss the reality of an economic collapse, what happened to the money and the banks in Argentina and how did that effect the country and more.

Episode 051: The right attitude in a society breakdown Podcast Fernando Aguirre discusses: what options there are at the point that you want to pull away from mainstream society because of economic and social breakdown,having a strong mental outlook during a period of uncertainty and stress and being physically prepared for defending oneself.

Episode 052: How many watts does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Podcast Generators can be an essential and simple way to provide backup power for both short and long-term power disruptions, as long as the correct generator is chosen for your energy needs. Here are the generator basics.

Episode 053: How to buy the right generator Podcast Generators can be an essential and simple way to provide backup power for both short and long-term power disruptions, as long as the correct generator is chosen for your energy needs. Everything you need to know when buying a generator.

Episode 099: Doomsday Preppers Podcast In today’s podcast, Sam Coffman reviews the first episode of the National Geographic channel’s “Doomsday Preppers” 2 hour premiere on 2/7/12. He covers how an illusion of what you might think will happen in a disaster situation can leave you unprepared and more...

Prepare Now - Before The Economic Crisis External link: article Article discussing long-term food storage as a vital part of preparedness. Covers MREs, water purification, water storage and medication storage.

Survival Ring Resource Site Lots of information and downloads (PDF's) regarding information on natural and man-made disasters and preparedness. Good springboard site to other sites as well.

Episode 084: Optics Podcast In this first podcast episode on optics, Sam Coffman talks about binoculars. How do binoculars compare to spotting scopes, how do you answer the question, “What’s the best pair of binoculars for me?”, what kind of magnification do I want and more.

Episode 086: The Urban Core 2012 Podcast Sam Coffman discusses the new 2012 Urban Core Basic course. This purpose of this course is to lay the groundwork for urban survival and community re-building.

Survival Blog Online Articles Of course it would be remiss not to mention Rawles' survival blog site. Lots and lots of information here on various preparedness subjects. His "survival" standpoint is very much coming from the bunker-living preparedness mindset, with plenty of "onward Christian soldier" propaganda. However, that doesn't discount the fact that he has been collecting and publishing information on the topic of preparedness for well over a decade, and has a lot of information that is absolutely worth checking out.