Urban bug out bag: Checklist and Planning Guide

If a disaster strikes, a city is arguably the worst place to be. Not only do you have to worry about issues like rubble and downed power lines, but crowds of panicking people who didn’t have the foresight to stockpile basic supplies pose a huge threat.

At lot of prepper websites will tell you to move the heck out of the city.  Yes – that’s good advice, but not all of us are in a situation where we can pick up and move.

What you can do is pack an urban Bug Out Bag.

What is an Urban Bug Out Bag?

There are a lot of different definitions of Bug Out Bag.  In general though, a BOB is defined as a kit containing everything you need to survive through disaster conditions for 3 days.

So, an urban Bug Out Bag will contain everything you need to survive a disaster in a city or other urban environment.

Why You Need an Urban Bug Out Bag

You might not think you need an urban BOB.  After all, you could just go home – right?

You might even keep a Get Home Bag in your car in case a disaster strikes while you are away.

The truth is that there are many situations where you could end up stuck wandering the city through a SHTF disaster.

  • Your home becomes completely unsafe (ask the people of Syria about that one!).

  • The city is put on lockdown and you are unable to leave.

  • You have a disability or illness which makes it impossible to get out of the city.

  • There are no rural/wilderness areas around you, such as in large cities on the East Coast.

  • It will take several days of trekking through the city to reach the nearest safe, remote location.

When planning any BOB, I encourage you to think about items in categories based on what goal they achieve.

For example, to survive in any situation we need Shelter, Food, Warmth, and Medical Supplies.  You can read more about these categories in our post 3-Day Bug Out Bag Packing List.

Most Bug Out Bag lists are created with the notion that you’ll be escaping into the wilderness.  You’ll find items on these lists like a portable saw and fishing kits.

These items can be virtually useless in an urban environment!

Here, I want to go over some of the survival considerations which are unique to urban environments.

1. Shelter Considerations

The great thing about bugging out in a city is that there are plenty of pre-made shelters available.  The issue is how you are going to access them.

This is where survival gear like bolt cutters and crowbars can come in very handy.  You might also want a plastic tarp and some duct tape so you can weather-proof a damaged shelter.

I’d also recommend mapping out some locations in your city which would make a good survival shelter.

Abandoned buildings like factories might be a good choice, though plenty of other people will probably have this idea.

Dilapidated buildings might be better as fewer people will think of going there, and they are less likely to be targeted by looters.

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March 24th: Lexington II ?

The Roper Report

On April 19th, 1775, anti-gun activists held a march aimed at removing military grade weaponry from the hands of private American citizens.

On March 24th, 2018, they’re coming at us again.

On the 85th anniversary of the famous 1933 headline ‘Judea Declares War on Germany’ in the London Daily Express newspaper, Jews and their shabbos goy are weaponizing indoctrinated school children and hyperemotional women of both genders into a hoplophobic frenzy.

Nationwide kvetching intended to disarm Whites prior to the beginning of the coming civil war which will inaugurate the balkanization of America will be held across the country, including at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C..

Here is a list of some of the many nationwide locations and millionaire sponsors of the Jewish gun grab.

The ShieldWall Network Phalanx will be holding a Pro Bill of Rights rally at noon on March 24th on the Bentonville Square in Bentonville…

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Who is behind the (((grassroots))) anti-gun campaign?

http://dailycallernewsfoundation.org/2018/02/22/whos-behind-the-grassroots-anti-nra-campaign/

Who’s behind the ‘grassroots’ anti-NRA campaign?

02/22/2018

Not all is as it seems at the organization behind a nationwide grassroots movement that seeks to make the National Rifle Association “politically radioactive.”

Within 24 hours of last Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead, gun control activists had concocted No NRA Money, an organization behind a national grassroots pledge campaign that seeks to “break the NRA’s stranglehold that has thwarted meaningful progress on common sense gun policy.”

But No NRA Money’s claim to be a grassroots movement is questionable. Hidden within the HTML code running No NRA Money’s website is a link to digital asset hosted on a website ran by Equality Florida, an LGBT advocacy organization.

(Excerpt) Read more at: http://dailycallernewsfoundation.org/2018/02/22/whos-behind-the-grassroots-anti-nra-campaign/

Communications in a SHTF Scenario

SHTF Survivalist Radio Lists

 by Rebecca

 

From monkeys in the Amazon Rainforest, to dolphins in the Caribbean, to ants under your picnic table, all species rely on communication with each other for survival. Humans are no different – we rely on communication to both warn and inform us, especially in times of crisis.

In our modern times, the possibility of being unable to easily and quickly communicate with your loved ones or receive vital information from trusted sources is hard to imagine. But in SHTF scenarios, one of the first systems to fail is modern communications. Regardless of the emergency—hurricane, solar flare, nuclear attack, or EMP, to name a few—communications with others will become extremely difficult, if not impossible. Without telephone, text, email, internet, or television, many people will be completely shut off from the outside world at a time when the sharing and receiving of information has never been more important.

Related: How To Make A Tin Can Directional WiFi Antenna to Extend your Communication after an EMP

Just a few examples of the ways you rely on modern forms of communication in emergency situations include:

  • Receiving alerts via text of natural disasters and dangerous weather (for this particular case it is always adviced to learn the lost art of reading nature’s signs);
  • Checking your favorite news app regularly for signs of SHTF;
  • Calling your family to let them know your spouse has to be taken to the emergency room;
  • Listening to the radio for traffic updates, including road closings and delays;
  • Emailing your boss to let them know that you have a flat tire and are going to be late to work.

When our communication is cut off, three things happen immediately:

  1. We lose our ability to send information;
  2. We lose our ability to get information; and
  3. People get scared.

If you are concerned that a SHTF situation, whether natural or man-made, could cut you and your family off from vital information you need to survive, take heart – by using a simple communication device, your family can continue communication with each other and with important sources of help, such as the Red Cross or your local emergency shelter.

To prepare your family for communicating in an emergency, you have several options of communications devices. From devices that just transmit (such as shortwave radio) to devices that will allow full two-way communication with other parties (such as amateur ham radio), each type of device will allow you to stay as up-to-date as possible on emergency situations in your area thanks to special frequencies that broadcast vital information you can use to survive.

Related: How To Tell When People Are Lying to You (in a crisis)

Before we get started on the main types of frequencies used in SHTF communication, it is important to point out that in order to pick up any broadcast, you need a reliable device that you are able to keep charged. Devices with multiple charging options, such as solar-power and hand-crank, provide better insurance against a disaster preventing you from charging your device, while having multiple devices ensure that you will backups in case your main source of communication isn’t functioning.

The main types of frequencies used in SHTF communication:

  1. AM/FM (one-way radio)
  2. SW (shortwave, pre-recorded broadcasts that are listen-only)
  3. NOAA (weather broadcasts, listen-only)
  4. VHF/UHF (amateur ham radio)
  5. FRS (two-way radio, can be used by anyone)
  6. GMRS (two-way radio, requires a license)
  7. MURS (handheld radio or stationary unit)

As you can see, there are advantages and disadvantages for each. For example, NOAA frequencies are your best bet for hearing notifications of a hurricane in your area; however, should you need emergency assistance because of the hurricane, you can’t use the frequency to call for help. Some devices have frequencies that are available to everyone, while others require a special license in order to broadcast. Prices of devices range widely, as does the level of expertise needed to operate each device. You can choose the device that is right for your family by considering what your communication needs are, your proficiency with each type, whether you will be able to obtain the proper license to broadcast with certain devices, and the budget you are able to spend.

Regardless of the type of device you choose, there are frequencies available for each that will help your family survive emergency situations. To find out which frequencies you should use on three of the most popular prepper communication devices, see our handy reference list below!

NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, is a government-operated radio system for sending out warnings in the event of a hurricane, solar flare, nuclear attack, and other emergencies. Broadcasts are local and repeated approximately every 5 minutes around-the-clock. You can purchase a special NOAA-enabled radio that is pre-set to the appropriate frequencies and will alert you of emergencies whenever the radio is turned on.

NOAA broadcasts can be heard on the following frequencies:

  • 162.40 MHz
  • 162.425 MHz
  • 162.45 MHz
  • 162.475 MHz
  • 162.50 MHz
  • 162.525 MHz
  • 162.55 MHz
  • 163.275 MHz

Emergency radio frequencies

  • 34.90 & 163.4875: National Guard
  • 39.46: Inter-department emergency communications by local and state police forces
  • 47.42: Red Cross
  • 121.50: International aeronautical emergency
  • 138.225: FEMA Disaster Relief Operations
  • 142
  • 154.28: Local fire departments inter-departmental communications
  • 155.160: Inter-departmental state and local communications during search and rescue
  • 155.475: Inter-departmental emergency communications for state and local police
  • 156.75: Maritime weather alerts
  • 156.80: Maritime distress, calling, and safety
  • 163.5125: National Disaster Preparedness (Armed Forces)
  • 164.50: Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • 168.55: Disaster and emergency channel for civilian agencies of the federal government
  • 243.00: Military aviation emergency
  • 311.00 & 319.40: U.S. Air Force
  • 317.70 & 317.80: U.S. Coast Guard (Aviation)
  • 340.20: U.S. Navy (Aviation)
  • 409.625: Department of State
  • 462.675: General Mobile Radio Service (emergency assistance and traveler assistance)

Amateur Radio Allocations Apr 2017

Technician Class Frequency Privileges In Ham Radio

Band Frequencies (In MHz) Modes You Can Use
80 meters 3.525 – 3.600 CW
40 meters 7.025 – 7.125 CW
15 meters 21.025 – 21.200 CW
10 meters 28.000 – 28.30028.300 – 28.500 CW, RTTY/data, 200 watts PEP maximum powerCW, phone, 200 watts PEP maximum power
Above 50 MHz All amateur privileges

CW = Morse code; PEP = peak envelope power; RTTY = radioteletype.

General Class Frequency Privileges In Ham Radio

Band Frequencies (in MHz) Mode
160, 60, 30 meters All amateur privileges
80 meters 3.525 – 3.6003.800 – 4.000 CW, RTTY, dataCW, phone, image
40 meters 7.025 – 7.1257.175 – 7.300 CW, RTTY, dataCW, phone, image
20 meters 14.025 – 14.15014.225 – 14.350 CW, RTTY, dataCW, phone, image
15 meters 21.025 – 21.20021.275 – 21.450 CW, RTTY, dataCW, phone, image
17, 12, 10 meters All amateur privileges
Above 50 MHz All amateur privileges

CW = Morse code; RTTY = radioteletype.

Common Ham Radio Q Signals

Q Signal Meaning
QRL Is the frequency busy?
The frequency is busy. Please do not interfere.
QRM Abbreviation for interference from other signals.
QRN Abbreviation for interference from natural or human-made
static.
QRO Shall I increase power?
Increase power.
QRP Shall I decrease power?
Decrease power.
QRQ Shall I send faster?
Send faster (__words per minute [wpm]).
QRS Shall I send more slowly?
Send more slowly (__wpm).
QRT Shall I stop sending or transmitting?
Stop sending or transmitting.
QRU Have you anything more for me?
I have nothing more for you.
QRV Are you ready?
I am ready.
QRX Stand by.
QRZ Who is calling me?
QSB Abbreviation for signal fading.
QSL Did you receive and understand?
Received and understood.
QSO Abbreviation for a contact.
QST General call preceding a message addressed to all
amateurs.
QSX I am listening on ___ kHz.
QSY Change to transmission on another frequency (or to ___
kHz).
QTH What is your location?
My location is ____.

 

Common Ham Radio Repeater Channel Spacings And Offsets

Band Output Frequencies of Each Group (In MHz) Offset from Output to Input Frequency
6 meters 51.62 – 51.9852.5 – 52.98

53.5 – 53.98

– 500 kHz
2 meters (a mix of 20 kHz and 15 kHz channel spacing) 145.2 – 145.5146.61 – 146.97

147.00 – 147.39

– 600 kHz– 600 kHz

+ 600 kHz

222 MHz or 1-1/4 meters 223.85 – 224.98 – 1.6 MHz
440 MHz or 70 cm (local options determine whether inputs are
above or below outputs)
442 – 445 (California repeaters start at 440 MHz)447 – 450 + 5 MHz– 5 MHz
1296 MHz or 23 cm 1282 – 12881290 – 1294 – 12 MHz

CB frequencies

Citizen’s band radio is any easy way for anyone to communicate in an emergency without a license. Standard channels range from 1 – 40, with additional channels being available with freeband operation. Some helpful frequencies to monitor include:

  • Channel 3: Prepper CB Network
  • Channel 4: The American Preppers Network
  • Channel 9: reserved specifically for emergency communications/ REACT channel
  • Channel 19: the channel most widely used by truckers across the country

Emergency communication tips

Whether you choose to monitor NOAA broadcasts or utilize CB and/or ham radio frequencies, there are a few tips that can help you communicate most effectively in an emergency:

  • Have an emergency communication plan in place
  • Don’t limit yourself to only one type of communication: having multiple devices can save your life!
  • If speaking to emergency services, speak slowly and clearly and be able to provide details of your emergency, such as the number of people needing assistance, your location, and any life-threatening injuries
  • In a bug-out situation, the noise of your device may give your location away to others: make sure you are in a safe location before tuning in!

“Exit Strategy”, A sharp new Balkanization podcast!

The Roper Report

If anti-Whites thought they could silence or intimidate Tom Kawczynski, the founder of the nascent New Albion White ethnostate, by publicly targeting and then firing him from his position of public authority in Jackman, Maine, they misjudged his character. The witty, articulate White rights organizer who has an eye on upper New England as a future homeland for the beleaguered people who created the United States has demonstrated his courage once again. Following forcing the city government to concede him a thirty thousand dollar severance package for termination without cause after leftists complained about Tom’s privately stated personal political views, the budding author is emerging as a respected spokesman on the far right.

The New Albion website may be accessed HERE to find out more.

As his upcoming book will explain, Mr. Kawczynski’s views are far more similar to those of America’s founding fathers than are those who viciously attacked…

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What the Founders intended in the 2nd amendment.

The Roper Report

Our country’s Founders, though at odds with each other about many matters, were united in their belief that private citizens, armed with their own firearms, were vital to a free nation.

Anti-Federalist icon Patrick Henry, in his famous “give me liberty or give me death” address to Virginia’s Second Revolutionary Convention on March 23, 1775, underscored the importance of an armed citizenry when he declared:

“They tell us … we are weak-unable to cope with so formidable an adversary [as the British]. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Three million people, armed in the holy cause of liberty … are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us.”

The Census Bureau estimates that the population of the colonies in 1700 was 2.1 million, and that by 1780 it…

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Bullets First

The Roper Report

by Billy Roper

The second amendment wasn’t written for hunting, or even for self defense. It was written by a group of recently successful rebels who wanted to make sure that the citizens were well enough armed to resist tyranny again, if they needed to.  That’s why the liberal claim that there’s no need for “military style” weapons in the hands of civilians is one made out of ignorance. That was precisely the intent of our Founding Fathers, that you and I have military grade weaponry, because the government did. “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” The first half is the cause, the second half is the effect. It’s like saying “It’s going to rain today, so I’m taking an umbrella”. The fact that they couldn’t foresee semi-automatic and…

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How to deal with White poverty in the ethnostate.

The Roper Report

by Billy Roper

Recently, I was asked how we should handle multi-generational poverty among our own people, especially when it leads to governmental dependence.

Let me preface my response by saying that, rich or poor, I love my people. And, my empathy for poor Whites is especially strong, because I grew up among them. For most of my own life, despite my educational level, I have been working class myself, due to my choice to place my political and racial cause above gaining and maintaining a high paying job. I’ve been a mortgage broker and a school teacher, an armed security guard and a ditch digger, an office manager and a meter reader, a groundskeeper and a fundraiser for charities, a professional racial activist and an author. I’ve never been wealthy. On the contrary, my heart is with those of our people who are struggling.

First, not all poor Whites…

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Woman Jacob Goodwin saved in Cville speaks out!

This is a very inspiring letter received via The Roper Report contact form from the lady in Charlottesville last August 12th whom Jacob Goodwin rescued from Antifa:
 
Comment: “Omg I just stumbled across this site!!!!!! Goodwin sacrificed himself for me for just a few seconds but it was a memory ill never forget. Theres a video where I freak out when the police were shoving us down into antifa & Goodwin had 2 shields & he wrapped them around me & pushed me on through. Even such a short time my heart beams with pride knowing theres men like him out there. I have never had anyone sacrifice themselves for me & his mother deserves beaming pride for him!!!!!!! Now that I have his contact info I can finally contact him & hopefully his mother & maybe father to thank them as well. I went through a wretched divorce & my daughter whose almost 16 was so depressed about her future in a marriage. She is the 1 who seen the video & what he had done. (I was kinda inchoherent there to say the least lol so I didn’t remember a lot of stuff) anyhow because of his actions towards me a human hes never met has given my daughter hope there are real men out there. Hes our hero!!!!!! I feel so aweful hes being punished defending that white man getting attacked. idk but thank u guys for not letting these guys be forgotten!!!! thank you!!!!!”

Jacob Goodwin

#634728, 160 Peregory Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

Here are the instructions on how you can place funds on Jacob’s commissary.