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Urban Survival, What happens if you are Stuck in a City

Whether you live in a city or just visit on rare occasions, there is always the possibility of being stuck in an urban survival situation in case of a collapse or disaster.  So how do you survive?  If you live there, you should have preps and know the area well.

You should know where water is available.  This could include ponds, fountains, streams and reservoirs.  If you are counting on these types of water sources, read the following link The Hazards of Urban Water Sources, to keep yourself safe.  Many multiple story buildings have hundreds of gallons of water trapped in their plumbing systems, you just have to know how to access it. …

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Guidelines for Urban Survival

General guidelines – for urban survival: Keep your preparations secret.  Do not brag to neighbors, friends, etc.  Know your neighbors; be friendly  Avoid attracting attention to yourself, but watch for like-minded people with whom you can ally.

Know the location of your local water sources; for example, fountains, ponds, streams and reservoirs. In apartment buildings, the water systems including piping, water heaters and toilet tanks can hold a substantial amount of water.  In multi-story buildings, there are large volumes of water in the fire sprinkler systems.  In cold climates, some fire sprinkler systems contain anti-freeze.  If you live in a multi story apartment building, become familiar with the building utilities, particularly the water and sewer systems.…

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