Well since there is a & between the Wilderness and the Survival in the title of this forum I thought this might fit in here. I am hoping to start an in depth serious discussion on the subject of urban survival. How many people here actually study and survey the town they live in for potential threats and alternate routes for leaving the area in the event of a major disaster? Not just in the case of a Red Dawn type situation but also in those instances where disasters could occur at a local chemical plant or nuclear power plant. Like most cities the city I live in has some really good aspects to it. There is history, culture, and art to be enjoyed up in the art district. There are three museums, old houses that have been converted to galleries, restaurants, and coffee houses. We have a great park complete with a beautiful Carousel with locally made hand carved horses, a great fountain and lighted walkways with cameras. ***NOTE*** this is another one of those threads that I am building over time, there will be more pictures of subject matter as it goes along.