Some say that prepping is the ultimate form of pessimism, but I think on the contrary: prepping IS the ultimate form of optimism. It’s not about doom and gloom; it’s about learning new things and improving your life experiences.
Every experience comes with a lesson. You learn it or not, it’s your choice. Obviously, it would be better to learn from other people’s experiences, but one can only hope to be that wise.
Knowing how to react in a hairy situation, including how to keep your calm and avoid panicking will make all the difference in the world. Fear is the mind-killer and to conquer fear you must have confidence in yourself.
Hence, acquiring the basic skills for survival, especially in a crowded city, will give you confidence, balance and peace of mind. Survival in our modern and crowded cities has become more of an art form nowadays; it’s the science of “minding your own business”. But what would be the secrets of a true urban survivalist?