The Urban Survivalist

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  1. I just try to present myself as the type of person that no one would think to ask about that stuff. When someone needs a knife they're usually surprised that I'm carrying one. When someone needs a flashlight they don't expect me to be the guy who whips one out. When someone needs it I just happen to have it on me. Don't be the guy who has an answer for everything. Don't feel like you have to explain yourself when someone needs a pair of pliers and you have a multi-tool on you. Don't make a big deal out of it and they won't either.
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    Self Reliance Expo

    I just made a quick post about it last night. I'll be doing some more posts over the next few days.
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    Suggestions please

    You can't go wrong with CRKT. I've owned several of them over the years and they're always built well. I carried a CRKT Urban Shark 2 for several years until I lost it.
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    Four Tools for Survival

    1. I'm not too picky about folders. Give me a frame lock folder with a stout blade made out of decent steel that locks up tight and I'm happy. I'd probably grab my Spyderco Tenacious. 2. I've gone through several multi-tools over the years but my favorite is still the Leatherman that I've had since high school. I think it's a PST or a Core but I'm not really sure. 3. I just picked up a Fallkniven F1 over the weekend. My only reservation about that knife so far is that it's got a convex edge. I need to learn how to sharpen it. It's probably the most well balanced, sturdy fixed blade that I've ever handled that doesn't cost in excess of $200-$300. 4. For wood processing I'd take a hatchet. I've tried everything from wire saws to machetes to batoning wood with a fixed blade. Hatchets just get the job done faster and easier than everything short of a chainsaw or axe.
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    Survival on a Budget

    First you need to decide what you're preparing for. What good is going all out and trying to prepare for zombies when you couldn't even survive a few days without power? If something big goes down what is your plan? Are you going to hunker down or try to get home? There are so many things that you need to consider it's really up to you to tailor what you need to your own situation. Skills trump gear. Gear doesn't have to be expensive. Start small and prepare for the minor emergencies first. Before long you'll be ready for the major emergencies and not even realize it.