Everyone expects to go about their daily tasks living the status quo, but are we ready to deal with emergency situations? What do you do when your conveniences are inturrupted and utilities are down? What if your circumstances are life threatening? We will discuss the ways and means to survive in the midst of these situations. We will deal with survival philosophy and techniques that can be applied in wilderness and urban settings. We will provide Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects that develop your skills and open your eyes to the use of common resources. We will also review survival products and offer links to products on the market today.