DOOMSDAY prepping is usually seen as the preserve of paranoid off-grid types living in fortified bunkers, but one New York City firefighter is convinced even city-dwellers should be preparing for an emergency. ‘Urban prepper’ and married father-of-five Jason Charles has stocked his small fifth-floor apartment in Harlem, New York, with enough supplies for him and his family to survive alone for around nine to 10 months. He has 10 knives stored securely in his apartment, including a BK9 combat knife, and another 50 or so at his lock-up in the Bronx. His ‘End of the World’ closet is packed with medicine, water, tools, and even homemade detergent, and he keeps a ‘bug out bag’ on hand at all times in case he needs to leave the property at short notice
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