|Survival, Self-reliance and Sustainability for the Urbanite.|
We live in uncertain times. Job loss, natural disasters, break downs in infrastructure, increased food and fuel prices and severe weather events are a part of everyday life around the globe. Urban environments almost always suffer the heaviest losses during these events due to their population densities. Currently, over half of the world's population lives in some form of urban environment. According to a report presented by the United Nations in 2008, some 70% of the world's population is expected to be urbanized by 2050!
If you have just discovered the survivalist, prepper, self-reliance, and/or sustainability movements, and are not sure where to start or why you are here, consider checking out the "Why Prepare?" section of our website. You will find our interpretation of today's challenges and a corresponding philosophy on how to become more independent from a fragile infrastructure.
We at UrbanReadiness.com believe that preparing for the unexpected provides a sense of comfort, empowerment and confidence when faced with disruptions in our daily lives. Nowhere is this more critical than in the urban environment, where resources rapidly disappear and civil unrest explodes after the onset of a catastrophe. One has to look no further than New Orleans, Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina to see the effects of such a disaster. All over the world, situations teach us that the bulk of urban residents are woefully unprepared to deal with even minor disruptions in their daily lives. Our goal is to provide urban dwellers with information that can help increase their states of readiness, and ensure that they do not face life's challenges unprepared.
Feel free to explore our website and discover your path to a more self-reliant and sustainable lifestyle, while maintaining your readiness for any situation that might come your way. Whether you are looking for ideas on stocking up a few supplies, or plan to be able to detach from society's delicate infrastructure permanently, we can help! We have organized our readiness resources to provide factual, unbiased information that includes recommendations for equipment, tools, supplies and training. You will find helpful guides and checklists that make the job of preparing for life's challenges a little easier. Check back often, as we regularly add content, and feel free to submit suggestions or requests on our Contact Page.
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