Recommended: City Prepping

Welcome to my second “Recommended” series. Here, you’ll find various sites and channels that I’ve been enjoying and wanted to share with you. With so many people currently looking to find ways to be more self sufficient or prepared for emergencies, that will be the focus for most of these, but I’ll also be adding a few that are just plain fun. Please feel free to leave a comment or make your own recommendation. I hope you enjoy these!

I hemmed and hawed over including this on on my Recommended list. Not because it isn’t a fantastic resource, but because “prepper” sites tend to include a lot of stuff that is well beyond what the average person can, or even should, do.

This one is a bit of an exception, though. City Prepping is, as you can probably guess by the name, geared more towards those living in urban environments. I’ll just quote a portion from their About page.

This channel’s goal is to help everyday people learn the basics of survival in times of crisis. With over 80% of Americans living in an Urban/Suburban environment, many lack the basics to ensure they have the necessary food, water, medical skills, and security in the event of a catastrophe. City Prepping’s chief aim is to help provide survival basics for everyday people that are practical and easy to implement to be prepared should calamity strike.

The YouTube channel has been going since 2015. If you visit the About page, you’ll find links to their other social media and Odysee pages. They have a website, where you can read articles on their blog and shop for supplies.

Their focus is geared towards emergency preparedness, without the sort of “doomsday, the world is about to end” cloud over it that others have. Oh, they do address “doomsday” scenarios. I just find the entire attitude is far more realistic. In fact, that’s one of the first things they address in this older video of theirs.

A lot of the videos are very practical; how to store water properly and safely, how to make a family bug out bag, and …

… how to cook after a disaster.

That’s one we’re working to keep on top of, based on what situations we are most likely end up in, such as losing power.

They also look at and compare various equipment, from freeze driers to solar generators, and much more. You’ll even find videos on gardening, bee keeping and easy meals to cook, should you find yourself in an emergency situation.

They even cover growing vegetables, if you live in an apartment.

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Other topics include medical and health considerations, financial concerns and the spectre of economic collapse, and how to form mutually beneficial communities. Many videos deal with current events and situations, and discuss what to look out for, in an uncertain future. They even cover the importance of things beyond the physical.

One of the major differences with this resource is that it comes from a place of experience. This is someone who has lived through some pretty extreme SHTF experiences.

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They are also very response to comments and their online community. Shortly after I discovered the channel, they put out a survey that I took part in, asking about what areas we felt were important to address. They also realized that, with so many videos scattered over so many years, it would be difficult for anyone to find the information they need. Especially for people just starting out. To address that, they created a course: The Prepper’s Roadmap.

From the website:

With 18+ hours of video trainings housed inside a private members area, teaching you step by step how to prepare for ANY disaster.

Holding your hand every step of the way, as we move from creating your 3 day “bugout bag”, to storing 3 weeks of supplies – Enough to survive 95% of potential disasters…

To bringing it all together into a 3 month SHTF survival plan that builds your prepping foundation and helps you become self-sufficient for longer and longer time horizons.

And what sets this course apart from every other course out there, is it isn’t just some data dump about how much water, food, and supplies you need…

Instead, it’s customized to your specific situation, with checklists, exercises, and guides for you to follow along with me as we help you reach 3 months of preparation.

Which I think is really fantastic, and would go a long way to keep from becoming so overwhelmed with all the things we “should” be doing, or getting, should some disaster take place.

After the past couple of years, a lot of people are realizing that it really is a good idea to be prepared for emergency situations, whether is it a natural disaster, a job loss, or even the quintessential doomsday event. Even if it’s just to put a few things away for a rainy day, City Prepping is a good resource to get started, and just good a recourse for those who’ve already been working on their preps for years. I highly recommend them.

The Re-Farmer

8 thoughts on “Recommended: City Prepping

  1. Very cool!
    I was laughing, so are there any videos about how to prep for going into the city?? I do rather well surviving out in the boonies, it is going into town and facing that mass of humanity in all it’s dysfunction that completely throws me. 🙂

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    • I know, right? There are actually lots about being *in* the city, but most that I’ve seen talk about having a bugout location well away from urban areas. Doesn’t help much for people who *can’t* do that. That’s one of the things I appreciated about the survey he did that I took part in. I brought up things like age, mobility and disability issues, and he does address those concerns, too. I know too many people who, if the SHTF, they are literally trapped where they are, until someone is able to extract them with the appropriate equipment. Where I lived before had evacuation plans and contacts with local emergency departments specifically for that.

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