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Manmade and natural disasters are inevitable, most especially in these modern times. Once you put this into consideration, you will the realize the importance of having the necessary skills to survive if and when you find yourself caught up in a life threatening situation, especially in the urban survival setting.

What is more, having these basic urban survival skills will set you head above shoulders of others and will give you the necessary advantage to make the best out of a dangerous situation, when the shit really hits the fan.

Three of the important urban survival skills that will be discussed in this post are:

  1. Basic medical skills
  2. Negotiating skills
  3. Being constantly aware of your surroundings

Basic Medical Skills

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You never know when how to treat a burn, sew up an open wound or use a splint may come handy. Most probably, these skills may be a lifesaver in the very near future. And the best part is that you don’t have to be a nurse or a doctor before you acquire some of these medical skills.

Having basic medical knowledge is an important urban survival skill. If you don’t already have them, you should take steps to learn them today.

Negotiating skills

You don’t have to be a hostage negotiator before you learn how to persuade people to do something for you, especially if your survival depends on it. Come to think of it, we engage in negotiations everyday of our lives and honing this skill is an added advantage for urban survival.

You never realize the importance of negotiation until you find yourself trying to exchange a few physical items that you have on you for a warm meal, after walking for a few miles.  Being able to negotiate and convince someone to perform a service for you, especially in the event of a disaster is an important quality to possess.

Be always aware of your surroundings

Being constantly aware of your surroundings is a quality that should be developed and nurtured. This could be a life saver especially in crowded areas. For example, after entering a building, you should try and locate emergency exits in the event of a fire.

Also, being constantly watchful and aware of your surroundings may give you early warning signals about an impending attack from an assailant, thereby giving you enough time to prepare for defensive and evasive actions if necessary.

These three urban survival skills are by all means not exhaustive but having them will improve your chances surviving potentially unsafe and dangerous situations.

About Gavin

Welcome to Survive UK, if this is your first time here my name is Gavin and i'm one of the admin. I am an avid prepper and bushcraft enthusiast and a veteran of the British army. You can contact me anytime at [email protected]


  1. nice to read a UK based as opposed to the usual American feeds which do not relate to UK. Keep info coming

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