Author: David Period

NOTE: The following has been “fictionalized” to protect the guilty. The essence is true, but details have been purposefully changed to prevent identifying the city. While continuing to work on the mental exercise that prompted this series of articles, I …

BOB/GOOD/GO Bag for the Ultra-Urban Environment – Part 10 – A real world test of urban preparedness Read More »

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This might be a bit of a tangent as I am not advocating carrying a fire extinguisher in the BOB/GOOD/GO bag. Much better to get oneself safely out of harm’s way. But I’m such a big proponent of extinguishers being …

BOB/GOOD/GO Bag for the Ultra-Urban Environment – Part 9 – Fire Extinguishers Read More »

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The potential emergencies for the skyscraper dweller includes what most other preppers have listed – hail storms, fire, radioactive release, blackouts, civil unrest, etcetera – just with some twists. Specifically, the impact of the density of human beings, the height …

BOB-GOOD-GO Bag for the Ultra-Urban Environment Part 2 – Modular Design Read More »

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When the lights go out, so do the ATM/ABM, credit card point-of-sale, and debit systems. Cash becomes not just king, but the only ticket. How much cash do you keep on you day to day? Enough to get you out …

BOB/GOOD/GO Bag for the Ultra-Urban Environment – Part 7 – Cash on Hand; How Much is Enough Read More »

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In the modern, urban world, humans are actually in an unnatural environment. At any moment a person could be plunged into total darkness in a windowless room, or locked into a similar room without convenient means of escape. A human …

BOB/GOOD/GO Bag for the Ultra-Urban Environment – Part 6 – EDC Lanyard Read More »

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) gear is never a single item. The Flame Retardant (FR) coveralls and Smoke/Fire Escape Hood are a great foundation. But additional PPE is required for success. I am thinking that the minimum, additional PPE would include: …

BOB-GOOD-GO Bag for the Ultra-Urban Environment – Part 5 – PPE Footwear, Gloves, Goggles, and Headgear Read More »

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If you accept the assertion that the primary or secondary danger most likely to affect the ultra-urbanite is fire, then smoke/fire escape hoods can be worth the investment. With all the modern plastics and other man-made materials and finishes, the …

BOB-GOOD-GO Bag for the Ultra-Urban Environment – Part 4 – Smoke/Fire Escape Hood Read More »

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As far as I can tell, the number one threat facing the modern megalopolis, skyscraper dweller (either primarily or as a secondary concern) is fire. Train derailment sparking a conflagration. Civil unrest (or professional football/baseball/hockey game fan rejoicing) is often …

BOB-GOOD-GO Bag for the Ultra-Urban Environment – Part 3 – Flame Retardant Coveralls Read More »

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Many can’t/won’t live in a small village or isolated retreat. The overwhelming majority of modern, first world nations, live in cities with buildings taller than any fire truck ladder. How about a BOB/GOOD/GO bag for the modern office worker and …

BOB-GOOD-GO Bag for the Ultra-Urban Environment – Part 1 – Introduction Read More »

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What ever the amount of cash on hand, it is probably a good thing to have smaller denominations instead of large ones. I’d rather have a wallet with 100 five dollar bills than five 100 dollar bills. During a time …

BOB/GOOD/GO Bag for the Ultra-Urban Environment – Part 8 – Cash on Hand; Coins or Banknotes Read More »

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