10 Best Prepper Hobbies For City Dwellers
The Urban Survival Site has a good list. The great thing about some of these hobbies is, you don’t have to spend any money on them! You don’t need money to lose weight, get in shape or practice Martial Arts. And these can be done in even the smallest of apartments. While others may require a small initial investment, – like lock picking – after that it’s pretty much free. You can ask your friends for locks that they no longer want as they’ve lost the keys, to practice on.
Others however are going to cost and maybe a lot. So, before you go spending any money on these, make sure you already have the basics of survival covered. If you’re new to prepping, see my post on what to do before spending any money.
They have an interesting one titled “Geocaching” which they describe as:
“If you ever have to bug out quickly, you may find yourself cut off from any supplies. One great way to prepare for this his to hide food, weapons, and other supplies at various checkpoints you can access in an emergency. But if you have no experience hiding and finding items in this manner, it may prove quite difficult.
This is where geocaching comes in. Participating in geocaching gives you experience hiding items, marking their location, and finding items that have been marked with a GPS. It’s an entertaining way to learn a set of skills that could one day prove useful.”
Instead of just marking the location with a GPS (which may be unavailable in a grid down situation), why not take a picture of the location? You don’t have to mark the photo with what’s there, just create a folder that only you and loved ones know what they’re for. You can keep the photos on your phone or tablet and easily find your cache.
In addition to learning basic mechanics, you could also learn basic plumbing and electricity. These skills would be invaluable in a grid down situation. If you don’t have the time, space or inclination to learn these, how about creating a survival tablet? Coupled with a solar charger, you can create your own reference library. And you can get most of the books free!
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