SM014 Urban Survival Interview With Jim Cobb

Today I got the chance to talk with Jim Cobb from and we went over some of the stuff about his book Urban Emergency Survival Plan and his involvement with Panteao Productions.

If you aren’t sure who Jim is here is a little info about him. Jim is the content director at Survival Weekly and has also written 5 preparedness Books including…


And also Urban Emergency Survival Plan which we are going to talk a little bit about today as well as a freelance writer. He has written for Boy’s Life and Complete Survivalist Magazine. Jim has also been involved in preparedness for over 30 years now and is a licensed private investigator and has worked in the security and investigative fields for over twenty years.

Some things we discussed…

  • Most of us know that the power grid is basically a temporary grid that has been pieced together over time, we talked about how vulnerable we are.
  • What we can do about it.
  • How to start out prepping and what you should be thinking about.
  • Personal and home security: Some ideas for now as well as in any a disaster scenario.
  • Most SHTF Scenarios are not complete breakdowns and the every man for himself mentality is not feasible.
  • We still need to follow the law, like it or not, and we need to think realistically.
  • We talked about when bugging out becomes a viable option and when we should just stay put.
  • We discussed if tools like lock picking are realistic and how ethics will play a role in a disaster situation.

Panteao Productions

Jim has also been working with Panteao Productions on the new video series they are putting together called Make Ready To Survive. Panteao is known for their tactical videos and firearms, but they have decided to add a survival series and cater to us…the Prepper/Survivalist.

I will have Fernando on the show next week, but today Jim gave us some pretty good incites about Panteao.

The Survivalist Prepper Academy & Wholesale Prices…

I mentioned the Survivalist Prepper Academy at the beginning of the podcast and the where we have a big selection of Legacy food storage products. Members of the Academy also get a huge discount on these products.

You can visit the SHTFShop here, but keep in mind that the prices listed are retail prices and members prices are lower. If your not a member yet you can become one here.

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Survival and being prepared should not only be a passion, it should be a lifestyle. The definition of a prepper is "An individual or group that prepares or makes preparations in advance of, or prior to, any change in normal circumstances, without substantial resources from outside sources" Like the Government, police etc. I don't believe that the end of the world will be the "end of the world" I believe it will be the end of the world as we know it now. You can also find me on Google Plus and Twitter

    2 replies to "Urban Survival & the Power Grid With Jim Cobb"

    • Josh Pierce

      Hi Dale, been a long time listener and just wanted to let both of you know you’re doing a fantastic job! This was a particularly good episode. I look forward to your future interview with Fernando from Panteao Productions: he’s a customer of mine and lives right down from where I work, really a great guy and fascinating to talk with. Keep up the great work, y’all make preppers everywhere prouder every day! Hope you both have a blessed evening. ~Josh P.

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