I am going to preface this post by saying, that this book is for those of us/you that know nothing about nothing.  It is for the suburban and urban dweller that plugs stuff in, and thinks that is how electricity works, or the person that turns on a faucet, and thinks that that is the only place water comes from.  It is not for the person that is a seasoned prepper or a seasoned survivalist with the skills to match.  It is for the person that NEEDS to know what to do if the SHTF for them in a personal emergency of some sort of a societal emergency and they get stuck in the city or the suburbs and need to survive.  It is a true manual and primer for someone looking to engage in suburban survival in the event they must.

The book will show the you how to get food, water, shelter in areas you did not consider before.  It will teach you about weather patterns, electricity, trap food, start a fire, and water shed.  Don’t think you need to know about this stuff, well try lapping up some of the “mystery water” on the street in NYC and see how far you get before vomiting or worse.  Then tell me the information is not valuable.  There is even a chapter on edible plants.  Did you know that many wild plants even in a suburban or urban environment provide MORE nutritional value than store bought vegetables?

This book takes into account the basic human need to survive.  You can live three days without water, wouldn’t it be nice to know how to distill it on the streets so that you can survive longer than three days without it?

I personally believe this book is a great resource.  I keep a copy of it in my backpack for business travel now so that I have a quick reference in the event something happens and I am in my own SHTF situation…

Tom Brown runs his Tracker School here in NJ.  I first heard of him while reading Neil Strauss’s Emergency: This Book Can Save Your Life.

You can get Tom Brown’s Field Guide, City and Suburban Survival here.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About suburban

We’re a group of suburban preppers in the Northeast and live in the NYC suburbs that write The Suburban Survival Blog to talk about preparedness and self-reliance out there to help others prepare for what could be an uncertain future due to economic, weather, and other reasons.