If you’ve read any of my previous articles, you will have noticed that they are all focused around surviving in the wilderness. There are plenty of websites that you can read with this type of article. How to survive in the woods, how to live without the use of modern society, and other general survivalist topics. That isn’t what I’m focusing on here. I think this information is vital, but what I’m trying to provide is information on how to survive in a doomsday scenario.
In most doomsday scenarios, the infrastructure of the world is still intact, the people are just gone (plague, external invasion, etc). Most every city and town in the U.S. has a grocery store, a hardware store, and a majority even have a hospital. These facts put together means that you can go to nearly any city and scavenge any equipment or materials you may need. Something that every single city, town, or village anywhere in the world has that can be useful: empty buildings. You can use a settlement to provide shelter, either temporary or permanent.
Put this information together with the basic survivalist knowledge and you get a full spectrum guide to survival. The key is to be resourceful and use your environment. If the manual says “use a stick” and you happen to be near a town, go to the hardware store, get some PVC or lead pipe or something like that instead of scrounging for hours for a proper stick. Like the Boy Scouts say, “Be Prepared.”