An Urban Survival Guide You Need to Have

This week’s DestinySurvival Pick is Tom Brown’s Field Guide to City and Suburban Survival, by Tom Brown. Though written in the 1980’s, it’s relevant enough to be recommended in Aboman’s Guide to Survival and Self Reliance.

Those familiar with Tom Brown’s work know there are several other field guides available. Brown wrote this particular book after a big snow storm in the Northeast.

Sound familiar? Were you one of the last minute shoppers stocking up on groceries this past winter when storms came through? How well were you prepared? What would you do differently next time?

Some have contrasted this book with Cody London’s When All Hell Breaks Loose. But Brown’s focus is on survival in the here and now and avoiding emergencies, not quite so much in the aftermath of a major disaster.

What resources are available to you in the city that you may have overlooked or are unaware of? Brown’s book helps you find what’s there for you. This guide will help you get prepared if you live in the city or suburb. It has chapters on shelter, water, heat and light, food, crime, weather, and disasters. Appendices are on edible plants and animals and survival supplies.

Get Tom Brown’s Field Guide to City and Suburban Survival by clicking on its title wherever you see it linked in this post. That takes you to the page featuring the book. Place your order there.

Now’s the time to get ready for the next emergency, whether it’s another big weather event, rising crime in your neighborhood, or another crisis that puts your urban survival skills to the test.

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

2 thoughts on “An Urban Survival Guide You Need to Have”

  1. We have several of Tom Brown’s books, including the Field Guide to City and Suburban Survival. That particular book has a lot of really good advice, especially with regard to ways to stay warm when the electricity is off, and there’s a really good section on reading weather patterns.

    I second the recommendation!

    Tom Brown is my husband’s favorite author and Brown’s Living with the Earth has been read many times ;).

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