According to many preppers, one of the most important criteria that will determine who lives and who doesn't in a major long-lasting SHTF scenario is population density. While many stories have been written about why it's so dangerous to live in the cities and large metropolitan areas during a long-lasting SHTF event, millions of Americans 'tied to their jobs' within the cities will claim they don't have any real choice in the matter.
For those people, this November 2016 story from City Prepping asks, "Is Urban Prepping Even Possible?" While their story goes on to claim that 'urban preppers' face numerous problems to survival that preppers living far away from the cities won't face, it's easy to see why preppers living in New York city, Los Angeles or Chicago face much longer odds in a severe SHTF scenario than those who are tucked far away from the masses in the country or the mountains.
And while the photograph below will help explain why none of us want to be on the roads during a SHTF scenario, with even city dwellers possibly safer in their homes than attempting to fight a million others trying to get out of an 'out of control' city, it also helps to explain why those who are already in their bugouts, far away from the masses, are in much better shape than most others once SHTF.
In this story we take a look at all of the latest signs and what could be a trigger event that SHTF could come sooner rather than later by looking at recent actions taken by many of the 'elite 1%' as well as more indications some liberals are furiously preparing for something huge ahead. We also look at a few strategies city dwellers can take in a SHTF total breakdown.
What do the 1% know that we don't know? As has been reported over and over again in the independent media, America may be only one huge event away from a massive meltdown whether a complete collapse of our banking system, massive cyber attack, war upon US soil, EMP, or some kind of massive health crisis. If you really believe it could never happen here, just ask the people of Venezuela if they thought they'd be living the way they are now just a few short years ago. From the CNN story:
The threat of global annihilation may feel as present as it did during the Cold War, but today's high-security shelters could not be more different from their 20th-century counterparts.
A number of companies around the world are meeting a growing demand for structures that protect from any risk, whether it's a global pandemic, an asteroid, or World War III -- while also delivering luxurious amenities.
Many of the world's elite, including hedge fund managers, sports stars and tech executives (Bill Gates is rumored to have bunkers at all his properties) have chosen to design their own secret shelters to house their families and staff.
Gary Lynch, general manager of Texas-based Rising S Company, says 2016 sales for their custom high-end underground bunkers grew 700% compared to 2015, while overall sales have grown 300% since the November US presidential election alone.
As we learn in this latest story from Michael Snyder over at the Economic Collapse Blog, thousands of Americans are now fleeing the big cities in preparation for the 'coming American apocalypse'. As youtube videographer Realist News tells us in the 1st video below, before he 'awoke' over 10 years ago, he'd think stories warning of a 'coming American apocalypse' would have been simply 'crazy talk'. Now, he knows much better. In the 2nd video below from Dave with the X22Report he shares with us even more signs that the elite and 'ultra-wealthy' are preparing for something huge. In the final video below from Full Spectrum Survival our videographer shares with us survival secrets on how to stay alive should a SHTF scenario happen in your city with some urban survival prepping tips.
First, from Michael Snyder's new story in which he shares with us Doug Casey's recent warning that America could soon see civil war in America, set off by financial collapse as the 'trigger event'.
Others that are moving away from large cities are deeply concerned about where things are ultimately headed in this country. It doesn’t take a genius to see that anger, frustration and hatred are rising all around us, and many believe that conditions are ripe for civil unrest and civil conflict. In fact, best-selling author Doug Casey believes that we could soon see a “civil war” that is set off by a “financial collapse”…
Best-selling author Doug Casey wrote “Crisis Investing” at the time when the U.S. political landscape was transitioning from the Carter Administration to the Reagan Administration. Now, Casey sees a coming crisis that is equal or worse than the Civil War. Casey explains, “In the U.S. right now, there seems to be so much antagonism it’s almost like pre-Civil War. There is actually hatred in the U.S. at this point. It used to be the Republicans and Democrats could disagree, but they could have a civil conversation about a difference of opinion. Now, it’s active hatred between these two groups. This is not going to end well.”
Casey thinks the coming financial collapse will be the trigger. Casey says, “It’s going to come down eventually. I am worried about that, but we are in a situation where the country seem like it is just before a civil war. It will be more serious than just a financial collapse, and it is likely to be set off by a financial collapse.”
If you are either stuck at work or actually live in a large metropolitan area, can you survive a long-term SHTF scenario in the city? Survival experts warn its best to be far away from the cities when SHTF but people find themselves at work, visiting relatives or taking vacations/business trips to cities all of the time.
Certainly keeping track of the news and current events should help you to avoid going into a city such as Baltimore, NY City or LA during times of trouble but if you're one of those who live or work in a metropolitan area, there are strategies that one can take with the first question that needs to be answered, "should I stay or should I go?"
In the final video below, City Prepping joins Full Spectrum Survival to talk with us about numerous strategies to city preparation including talking with your neighbors, co-workers ahead of SHTF about the need to do so without really pushing it. One might be surprised to learn who else you casually know who's also getting ready for 'difficult times'.
City Prepping has a wealth of articles about prepping in the cities at his website as well as many excellent videos from EMP prepping to quickly building a 2-week food supply to bartering strategies at his youtube channel.