Urban and Suburban Preppers: The Forgotten Majority

Have you ever noticed that most Americans live in cities are large towns, but most of the information out there for preppers relies on a plan that will only work in a rural environment? While books like Strategic Relocation (also available as a documentary) and this one listing the 5 best bug out locations in the US are excellent sources of information, what about those who have numerous excellent reasons to stay put in their current location?

According to the US Census Bureau, more than 80% of our national population lives in urban or suburban environments.  Add to this another statistic: 96% of Americans live in an area that is subject to extreme weather events.

By ignoring this demographic of  suburban preppers and insisting that anyone who wants to survive must make a pilgrimage to the Outer Boondocks and live there in a shack without running water or power, dining off of the same deer you killed in the fall all winter long and hoping to make it until spring, the prepper community does a huge disservice to this majority.

Here’s a plan specifically for Urban and Suburban Preppers

I’ve always been very vocal about my dislike of this discouraging perspective, so when I heard my friend Rory’s interview about urban survival, I knew that I had to post it here.

You can go over to Rory’s website to get a free downloadable evacuation plan that goes along with the interview.

Resources for Urban and Suburban Preppers

For more information on surviving in more population dense areas, check out these resources:

Urban Survival Site

Urban Emergency Survival Plan

The Prepper’s Water Survival Guide

Urban Survival Guide

Bloom Where You’re Planted: Prepping No Matter What the Setting

About the Author

Daisy is a coffee-swigging, gun-toting, homeschooling blogger who writes about current events, preparedness, frugality, and the pursuit of liberty on her websites, The Organic Prepper and DaisyLuther.com She is the author of 4 books and the co-founder of Preppers University, where she teaches intensive preparedness courses in a live online classroom setting. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest,  and Twitter,.

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