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    Depending on what specific SHTF I'll most likely need
    to stay put because I don't have a car & have nowhere to go really.
    Fighting the crowds on foot on the way off the island
    wouldn't be too wise--I've been around during 9/11 and that's
    merely a taste of what could be in store if anything more serious
    was to take place.
    (The movie "I Am Legend" depicts the bugging out madness pretty well)

    No matter how well prepared I am I'll need to band together with
    like minded people if there's a prayer of survival and defending
    against the criminal element.

    I haven't seen any posts or even articles anywhere about
    this particular predicament (staying put in a huge city)
    beyond suggestions of getting out.

    Any thoughts/suggestions from anyone? Seriously.
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    There are a multitude of threads on the questions you have raised. Use the "Search Function" -- make sure to put your search terms in quotes. And if you don't mind, how about telling us a bit about yourself? http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...splay.php?f=14
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    BENESSE - there have been a few discussions on this. Basically preparing to shelter in place will involve having the supplies to do so and the means to keep it. Remy has done a bit on this, as he's in a large city as well. Do you have specific questions? What sort of scenario do you envision that would have all the folks around you in turmoil (the scenario in I Am Legend is not too likely to occur)?
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    You can certainly do a SWOT to determine your options. If you are not familiar with it, SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Sit down with paper and pencil and start writing them out. Think about it over the course of a couple of days. I assure you new items will pop into your mind. Try to envision all of the items. Friends, family, like minded folks, proximity to good/bad parts of the city, items in your house/apartment, etc. etc. Try to document as much as you can.

    Once you have identified those four (4) elements you should begin to see a picture emerge that will help you determine where additional planning may be needed. You don't have to spend a lot of money to gain a lot of security. And you don't have to be drawn into web sites that offer you a complete package for a year either.

    If you can answer Crash's questions then we can start to help you.

    Welcome, by the way. An Introduction, as Ken suggested, will help us understand your skills, knowledge, etc.

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    remember the movie "The Birds" it'll probably be like that..... No serious! evacuating a city will be something I choose not to be even close to. Good luck with that one....
    Keep in mind the problem may be extremely complicated, though the "Fix" is often simple...

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    Bugging in is an excellent option as long as you have thought it through and understand your risks. If some cases, the risks can be quite small.

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    Hello.



    Here is a book for you:
    Ragnar's urban survival (by Ragnar Benson)
    (a hard time guide to staying alive in the city)
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    I don't know how that sticky thing works, but this seems like a good subject for a sticky."BIG CITY SURVIVAL PERPS".
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    Well done Remy, You have sure put a massive amount of thought into this city survival preps. And your first-aid supplies are top shelf, well done.

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    No argument with that. Consider it stuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    No argument with that. Consider it stuck.
    Can you find the thread where Remy, shows his supplies, and move it over here....???

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    Remy has removed the pics but I will post the link. There is still a lot of good info and Crash and some others posted some pics.

    http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...t=preparations

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    Nice write up, Remy. We are seeing more and more greening of cities. Roof top gardens not only provide "soft" space and edible benefits, they also reduce the reflected radiation and reduce the "island effect" found in cities.

    Your information pertains to urbanites as well. Knowing your surroundings, which buildings are potentially valuable and which to avoid, etc. is great info for us, as well.

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    Thanks Remy, I couldn't agree more on ALL points!
    And thank you Rick.

    I've lived in Manhattan for over 20 years but only since 9/11
    have I really, seriously, started thinking & preparing for "what if".
    I don't work or move in circles where that's broached much
    beyond the basic Red Cross preparedness.
    If anyone's concerned about it they're not bringing it up
    over brunch.
    Everyone I know has cars and places outside the city
    and I'm sure that's where they plan to go if evacuation
    becomes necessary.
    So coming across people on the same wavelength when it comes to
    TEOTWAWKI is tough.
    And that's one of my disadvantages.
    The other is getting proficient in firearms.
    (Does anyone know about or has gone to the Front Sight FTI?)

    Hopefully there's time to get there even though one can never
    be truly prepared. We've seen enough of that here and all over
    the world. And some have experienced it first hand.

    It's a balancing act of PREPARING to survive and actually LIVING.
    I hope for the wisdom to know the difference.

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    Hey Benesse,
    Are you ever going to introduce yourself? It will be alot easier for us to help you out if we know a bit about you ie age, experience, where you live(appartment, condo home etc), what preperations you have already made. Even if you owned a firearm, NYC has one of the toughest gun laws in the country.
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    Sorry, where are my manners!

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    Here are few photos as promised.

    -3 first aid kits.
    a) Main first aid.
    b) Rx water and light proof Hard box.
    c) EDC first aid.

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    Nice job Remy, I'll trade ya that first aid kit for...hmmm...I dunno...some French Marine MRE's?
    some fella confronted me the other day and asked "What's your problem?" So I told him, "I don't have a problem I am a problem"

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    Boy Remy, it doesn't get any clearer than that!
    Thank you.
    I have 80% of the stuff but not as well organized.
    (What does EDC stand for)

    I started collecting 7 years ago and it's still evolving.
    As am I.

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