Silas Longshot has nearly ten years in the security industry, eight years with a major airline, and ten years as an ASE master technician. He has been a camper / backpacker since 1970. A lifetime of mechanical and tinkering skills and eight years in the R & D product lab of a major company with worldwide sales and connections. Experienced in engineering drafting, prototype development, product testing, professional photography and technical instruction writing. Scenario counter planning is a strong skill in all background areas. A competition shooter in the Cowboy Action Shooting arena, thus the alias Silas Longshot. "Surviving Urban Crisis" is his first effort at communicating to others the needed skills to cope with today's environment of bad government, terrorist activities and potential pandemics.