I've been a city slicker all my life, but for some reason, I've been attracted to the topic of "survival" since I was a young kid. As far as I remember, it was triggered by the discovery of "survival knife", made popular by the Rambo films when I was a kid. These were badass looking knives with survival tools built inside the grip. I also had an uncle who was kind of into not necessarily outdoors, but survival & sometimes tactical gadgets. He'd gift me some of these things, and honestly, I was like "WTF am I supposed to do with this?" Last couple of years maybe? I've been into the survival stuff again. Sure, the skills I learn, gears & gadgets I buy could end up saving my life.......... yeah. A real long shot, but there is more. On top of the popular or traditional survival in the wilderness, last few years, I've been noticing a big rise in urban survival awareness. This can range from having some can foods & bottled water lying around the house to actually buying a farm in an isolated area, decked out with a electric generator, arsenal and maybe even a bomb shelter. While most people don't believe in the collapse of the government, end of the civilization, or anything of that scale taking place, many do realize that emergency, or disaster preparedness can be vital, and risks are very real. ^^^^^FEEL FREE TO IGNORE ABOVE^^^^^ JUST LONG-WINDED INTRO Sorry for the longest introduction ever. In this thread, I hope to see discussion about anything related to the topic of survival. Share, ask, be entertained. What's the easiest way to start a camp fire when you've misplaced the matches? How do you get hold of your family members if earthquake disabled all the phones? Do you need a survival weapon, and if you do, what is it, or what would it be? And finally, which survival shows do you watch? What do you like about it. Currently, I'm really enjoying Dual Survival. Boy, did I pick a good one. If you own, or know of any cool survival gears, post a pic, or share a link!