With the recent politically-fueled violence that has been taking place in the US, many people are afraid of an outbreak of civil war. While that seems far-fetched right now, who’s to say that in a few years from now we may not find ourselves in a situation akin to the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s?
Many Americans have been preparing for the eventuality of conflict for some time, whether it’s stocking up on guns and ammo, stockpiling food, or storing water. But what happens if you’re forced out of your home, your bug out bag runs out of supplies, and you’re forced to fend for yourself?
It can be useful to scavenge in that kind of situation, looking for abandoned or cast-off goods that other people aren’t using. Sometimes you may come across useful things just by chance, other times you may have to go out looking for things you can use. Here are a few resources that can help you figure out where to look, and what to look out for.
- Things to Scavenge For When SHTF (Survival Sullivan)
- Top 20 Places to Scavenge for Supplies After SHTF (Urban Survival Site)
- Top 13 Survival Items You’ll Want to Scavenge (Survivopedia)
- Survival Scavenging When SHTF (Urban Survival Network)
- 10 Survival Items to Scavenge From Abandoned Houses and Vehicles (Survival Dispatch)
These lists should give you some useful information to get started, as well as get you thinking about what types of items you need to stock up on so that you’ll be as prepared as possible for any survival situation. After all, preparing in advance is key to being able to survive anything that comes your way. Make sure that you and your loved ones are prepared as possible, as the goal of any survival situation is to ensure that you survive.