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Prepare for Chemical Threat, Store Shortage, Fuel Shortage or Urban Chaos
Are you concerned about finding the best gear and equipment to keep you safe on the street, in public places, and even when traveling? We’ve created this Survivalism Guide for all preppers.
Because everyone knows that where there is the greatest danger of contagion is where there are the most people. Airports are the most crowded places in the world.
There are so many choices… Not easy to decide among all these offers, these prices, these brands!
There are issues to consider in the survival world and we will guide you in your choice.
This site is here to accompany you and help you choose the best survivalist gear adapted to your budget, the crisis situation and your survival needs.
“The rules of survival never change, whether you’re in a desert or in an arena.” Bear Grylls
Are you concerned about your safety in the event of urban violence and store shortages?
Do you fear mobs if store stock-outs and fuel shortages become a reality?
Are you prepared for an economic collapse and blackout?
Knowing how to survive, what survival gear to use, and what equipment to prepare for an emergency departure has become necessary in these troubled times.
Whether you live in the country or in the city, chaos can happen anywhere and you want to be prepared for anything that might happen. It’s a reality in the face of ever-increasing threats.
This is why we have created this Survival and Safety website to guide you in your choice of survival gear and equipment for preppers:
How do you choose the right survival gear for you?
Choosing your survival gear is important and depends on several criteria.
First and foremost, you need to know “The Survival Rule of 3” :
You can live at most :
– 3 minutes without air…
– 3 hours without protection from the elements…
– 3 days without water…
– 3 weeks without food…
– 3 months without any human contact…
The Survival Rule of 3
You must first define for what crisis situation you are preparing:
- Pandemic? More for Protection or Hygiene?
- Urban violence and crowd movements?
- Shortages in stores and gas stations?
- Riots or civil war?
- Chemical threat or extreme pollution?
- Total lack out of electricity/internet ? General lack of drinking water?
- Restrictions of freedom and military control?
- Economic collapse and social chaos?
Next make a list of people to protect :
- Do you pack your survival gear for just one person?
- Is your survival gear for two people?
- For a whole family? How many people?
- Also consider your pet, if you have one.
Define your place of survival in a severe crisis :
- Pandemic/chemical threat or extreme pollution: Preparing your protective and hygiene equipment in case of a pandemic or chemical/pollution threat: is it for your travels from one place to another? Or on the contrary when traveling (crowded airports are very contagious)?
- Survivalism : Preparation of your living space if you have to stay in town (emergency bag, first aid kit, provisions for a few days)
- Survivalism: Material for your travels: outside urban, nature, countryside (autonomous base).
Survival gear criteria according to the crisis situation
Survival gear and accessories are tailored to the circumstances of the crisis: an Antibacterial Insulation Suit is perfect in case of a pandemic but useless in case of riots.
Choosing a good survival knife is useful for bushcraft but much less so in a food store shortage situation. Going for the best solar charger is useless in a pandemic, but can be useful in a blackout, economic collapse, or even an army takeover, in the city as well as in the woods.
In case of a pandemic / chemical threat / extreme pollution
For basic equipment, you need a hazmat suit and a FFP2, FFP3 (against viruses and bacteria) or gas mask (against gases and fumes). In some cases, you may need to supplement this equipment with heat insulating gloves.
In case of urban violence/mob movements/riots/civil war
Your survival gear consists primarily of one emergency bag per person and accessories such as a solar charger and water bottles. Also prepare an Emergency Disaster Pack (think about the bedding).
Possibly one evacuation bag per person, should the situation worsen and you are able to reach a nearby self-sustaining base (not forgetting your pet’s food, if you are concerned).
In case of shortages in food stores / fuel shortage / black out / water shortage
Make your home safe and survivable by carrying several weeks’ worth of supplies and water.
Also accessories such as candles, matches, a stove and a survival bag per person, in case of evacuation. Always have a water filter with you, it will be very useful to purify non drinkable water.
In any case, prepare your Emergency Disaster Pack if you decide to evacuate or to join an autonomous base.
In case of economic collapse / military control / generalized urban chaos
Bet on the most complete equipment possible: survival equipment and accessories, bushcraft equipment, complete survival kits including first aid kit, emergency bag and evacuation bag for each person. Without forgetting one or more cans of fuel. Plan to join an autonomous base in the countryside.
Protective suits in case of a pandemic, biological or chemical threat
The best protection is to wear a disposable antibacterial insulation suit. They are designed to protect against all bacteria, viruses and dust and fine particles up to 99.99%.
More and more people are using it in case of a pandemic, especially since the global pandemic of covid-19. It is very useful in airports, in case of travel in risk areas.
The criteria for choosing the best wetsuit are above all the level of waterproofness and safety. It must have a hood to protect the face.
Respiratory protection masks, FFP2 protection masks, FFP3, protective visors, gas masks
- Wearing a protective mask in case of a biological or chemical threat is a less bizarre image since the global covid-19 pandemic. No longer do you have to work in a dangerous occupation where you breathe in toxic materials or even do yard work or painting.
There are now protective masks with glasses, double filtration system, comfortable and reusable.
- In the event of a pandemic, the FFP2 (3 to 5 layers) mask is more than 94% effective against dust and particles as well as viruses and bacteria. The FFP3 is more than 99% effective.
- You can also wear a protective visor for everyday life, it is practical and elegant. A sort of transparent shield for the face, the protective visor allows more comfort and keeps the facial features visible for more human contact.
- In the event of a chemical threat, wearing a respirator acts as a modern version of a gas mask for our troubled and uncertain times.
Survival or bushcraft gear and accessories
- Survival shoes are your foundation, your mainstay for walking for a long time and with all the comfort you can get, regardless of the terrain and the weather. Opt for quality, it’s vital for your feet and for your comfort when traveling.
- Survival clothing is important. They are more technical clothing. They must be practical, solid and protect against bad weather (especially cold and rain, but also heat). Value quality over lightness.
- Think multi-pocket pants
- A under-trouser to fight the cold
- An undershirt or thermal t-shirt or sweater, thin and thick socks, underwear (3 of each should suffice, both to avoid not overload you and to have enough rotation)
- Gloves and a hat
- A waterproof jacket of the military type or Gore-tex
- A poncho or a waterproof over-bag for your bag in case of rain
- A backpack big enough to hold all survival necessities (at least 60 L). Don’t skimp on quality and price: this backpack will become your home when traveling or surviving in the wild. It must be solid, ergonomic and designed with pockets and multiple storage spaces.
- Think about sleeping with a sleeping bag adapted to the cold. A small tent if you value a bit of comfort and privacy.
- WATER: absolutely vital to think about. Plan a water bottle but also water filters. Even a clear stream can hide dangerous bacteria and it is crucial to filter any water that does not come out of a drinking and therefore treated water tap.
- Survival accessories such as survival knives, lamps (torch, headlamp or dynamo), a folding shovel, a first aid kit, matches, compass or connected watch, solar charger, etc.
- All equipment for the kitchen: a stove (multi-fuel) and crockery military type equipment:
Provide at least one Survival Kit is necessary and must be in all bags. Even in an urban environment, your survival kit must be ready in case of evacuation. It could serve you once in the wild or on an autonomous basis. A Survival Kit can come in various forms, depending on your budget, preferences and needs:
- First Aid Kit (takes up little space)
- Survival Kit: set comprising first aid kit and emergency accessories such as knife, torch, survival blanket
- Emergency Bag: A backpack where you have placed equipment for emergencies such as a biological or chemical threat (suit, gas mask, thermal insulation gloves, anti- fire, iodine tablets, etc.)
- Evacuation Bag: the most complete bag for independent living or for leaving your urban area in an emergency. It contains everything you need for bushcraft and survival such as a water bottle, survival rations, bushcraft equipment, kitchen accessories, adapted clothing, tools, a solar charger, a first aid kit and everything which is drugs and important administrative documents.
Water management is absolutely vital, whether you’re stuck at home in the city or in a bushcraft (survival in the wild) situation.
If drinking water was cut off in an urban setting (urban violence, riots, civil war, blackout, economic collapse), it’s best to have stockpiled drinking water (bottles, cans, mobile fountains, etc.)
Then, when the water supply is exhausted or if you have to live outside, it is imperative to be able to filter the water you find: urban stream, river, fountain, pond, water tower, pool, cistern, etc.
Any untreated water may contain bacteria (e.g. animal e-coli) that are more or less dangerous, urine and animal excrement invisible to the naked eye, pollution and other heavy metals. To treat your water, always carry iodine tablets or even better: water filters.
One last thing: many still confuse “drinking water” and “drinking water”, due to lack of clear explanations. Drinking water is completely safe for humans, while drinking water has not been treated and may contain bacteria or other heavy metals (e.g. an urban fountain, river or pool). Iodine tablets and water filters make all water safe to drink.
When one leaves a sedentary, comfortable and protected lifestyle to live in an autonomous place or in nature, it becomes necessary to change some habits. Living in nature, living without electricity or running water, is something you have to learn and it takes time to adapt.
There are specific equipment and tools designed for a preppers lifestyle and one must also learn survival techniques (bushcraft is a lifestyle that teaches how to live in the wild):
- Observation of your environment: orientation (compass, sun, observation of tree trunks) and recognition of the terrain (compact binoculars, drone, footprints, water points, roads). Basic knowledge of weather may be welcome to be safe in case of rain, snow or storm.
- Tools to have a safe ground: survival knife, folding shovel, small axe, hand chainsaw, rope, tarps, lantern, matches or refillable lighter.
- Make a fire / light up: always bring something to heat you up, light up and cook with: matches, a multi-fuel stove, a refillable lighter and its gas, glow sticks.
- Communication: walkie-talkies, whistle, solar-powered radio, portable amateur radio, rechargeable or cibie backup battery.