SurviveInPlace Course Overview Course Outline


Several people have asked for a course sylabus or outline for the Urban Survival course, and we’re happy to provide it below.  There are, of course, some fun additional surprises that we won’t disclose to non-students.

Lesson 1. Overview

  • Why Urban areas are a horrible place to be in a disaster.
  • Why staying in an Urban Area may be your best option.
  • Operational Security—How to avoid being a target for thieves now and looters later (part 1).
  • First Steps To Get Your Family On Board.

Lesson 2. The Will to Survive

  • Why your survival depends more on your mindset than your skill set.
  • How to train your mind to become your most valuable survival tool.
  • What’s worth surviving for?.
  • Communications after disasters (part 1).
  • How cell phones could stop you from making contact with relatives during an emergency.
  • Prioritized Buying List & A process to keep you from ending up with a garage full of survival stuff you can’t use
  • Your first exercise.

Lesson 3. Current Potential Threats

  • How to know the parts of your city that pose a threat to you and your loved ones and still sleep at night.
  • What areas will civil breakdowns effect most?
  • Identifying choke points.
  • Assessing your survival strengths and weaknesses.
  • Basic supplies inventory.

Lesson 4. The 72-Hour Kit

  • The 6 criteria that every 72 hour kit should meet.
  • A systematic approach to stocking your car, home, and office kits.
  • Hiding your 72 hour kits.

Lesson 5. Flu and Pandemics

  • History of influenza pandemics.
  • Tamiflu & Relenza.
  • Simple tips to avoid cytokine storms and organ liquefaction.
  • Cheap/free techniques to reduce your chances of getting the flu (Missing just one of these “obvious secrets” will increase your chances of getting the flu by 89 percent!).
  • Proven flu-fighting items to keep on hand if you get the flu and going to the doctor is not an option.

Lesson 6. Chemical and Biological Attacks and Ghetto Medicines

  • Brief overview of the terrorist threat.
  • History of chemical & biological attacks.
  • Recent chemical/biological attacks.
  • Your response to airborne incidents.
  • Your response to communicable pandemics.
  • Creating your safe room.

Lesson 7. Building Your Own Team AKA – Mutual Aid

  • How to build a team of likeminded people without compromising operational security.
  • Operational Security (Part II) – Don’t share too much information.
  • 7 point plan to vet people for your team.
  • 9 places to find people for your team.
  • Tips for keeping your team together.

“Gut Check”

  • Self evaluate your progress to this point.

Lesson 8. Hardening Your House

  • Secrets to quickly and cheaply “harden” your home and protect it from forcible entry and armed attack without advertising yourself as a target.
  • FBI crime stats.
  • The illusion of security.
  • Using power tools without electricity.
  • Bullet penetration in various materials.

Lesson 9. Economics of Survival

  • Economic troubles on the horizon (doubling the money supply plus lower GDP = tough times ahead).
  • Very simple food storage solutions that everyone in your family will buy into.
  • What to do about your financial obligations after a disaster.
  • Getting your family on board.
  • Operational Security (Part III) and food caches.
  • Using the water in your water heater without scalding yourself, drinking raw sewage, or having to drink brown water.
  • Getting your Church prepared.
  • Dealing with neighbors after a disaster.

Lesson 10. Alternative Means of Communication

  • Texting, email, draft messages, and other alternative means of communication.
  • War Driving.
  • Two way radio communications.
  • Graffiti & hobo chalk codes?
  • The math behind batteries, solar chargers, and hand crank chargers.
  • Why car batteries are horrible for survival situations.

Lesson 11. Lessons Learned From Katrina

  • Timing is everything.
  • Hungry/Thirsty people won’t die if you don’t give them your supplies.
  • Misinformation kills. (The media is not there to protect you).
  • Centralized solutions fail.
  • Never trust a bureaucratic proposal in a disaster situation.
  • You’re on your own. Accept it and deal with it.
  • Why shelters may be your worst solution (NEVER become a refugee!).
  • Some who have taken an oath to defend the Constitution are really a threat to it.
  • Thank God for Bubbas and Rednecks.
  • Withdrawal sucks…here’s how to profit from it.Protect your first responders and their families.

Lesson 12. Psychology for Survival Situations

  • Burning ants with a magnifying glass.
  • Why you’re better off teaming up with a drunk than someone who hasn’t slept in two days”.
  • Insider powerful napping secrets that can increase your effectiveness by over 82% in 3 days.
  • How to inoculate your mind to stress so you will react with speed and purpose when others are paralyzed by fear.
  • Simple tricks to turn poisonous worry into productive action.

Lesson 13. Urban Movement After A Disaster

  • Protect your body so your body can protect you.
  • Where to find free local maps after a disaster.
  • Scouting out gangs and community groups.
  • Concentric circles of security.
  • Be boring… it might keep you from getting shot.
  • When to carry a padlock and a livestock marker.
  • Surveillance detection and avoidance.
  • Field expedient disguises.
  • Barter items.
  • Don’t look like the weak gazelle.
  • Money counting lessons from a blind man.
  • Group formations to avoid mugging.
  • Reuniting your family after a disaster.
  • “Smelling” danger in advance to gain a head start.
  • How to keep yourself “invisible” in plain sight.


  • Gain the peace of mind that comes from knowing you and your family are prepared.

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