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The fantasy of an impending zombie apocalypse may inspire urban survival fantasies in the most level-headed of us, but zombie apocalypse or not, knowing how to survive the breakdown of social amenities we take for granted is a legitimate skill. Here's a look at the basic urban survival skills you need to know catered to your skill set. Previously we took a look at the wilderness survival skills everyone should know , and a number of those skills apply here, but the daily and significant challenges in a city transform the types of skills needed and methods of survival. To help get a good understanding of what's needed for urban survival, I talked with Dr.
The earthquake and tsunami in Japan, followed by tsunami warnings in Hawaii and across much of the West coast, has us all thinking a little bit more about whether or not we're prepared for an unexpected disaster. Here's the Lifehacker guidebook for making sure you're prepared. Below you'll find resources for building a 72-hour survival kit, surviving longer if necessary, setting up a better emergency contact number, organizing your essential information in case of an emergency, and more. If you've got more helpful suggestions, let's hear them in the comments. The Lifehacker Survival Guide