Riot Survival Tips: 3 Ways To Establish Your Own “13 Hours” Escape Plan!

Kris Paronto Riot Survival Tips

Jeff AndersonIf you think the movie “13 Hours” doesn’t apply to you, think again…

Violent uprising or flash mob attacks like the Benghazi attacks can take place without any warning whatsoever (as many Americans have now learned).

In fact, we’ve seen violent protests turn multiple public events into bloodbaths in the last several months.

When extremists on both sides clash looking to get their street violence on, innocent people can easily be caught in the middle.

If you’re trapped, you most likely don’t have half a dozen badass operators coming to rescue you… so I caught up with my friend, Kris Paronto, and asked him for some of his best “riot survival tips” from his terrifying ordeal during the Benghazi attacks – and here’s a summary of a few things we talked about…

3 Riot Survival Tips To Establish Your Own “13 Hours” Escape Plan For Flash Mob Violence!

Kris Paronto Riot Survival Tips
Riot Survival Tips From Kris Paronto
Kris Paronto
Kris “Tanto” Paronto

What can you, as a civilian, do to establish a riot escape plan strategy ahead of time… and avoid getting trapped in the violence when it all goes to hell?

There are three things you need to be doing to establish an escape plan for wherever you find yourself that could be affected by flash mob violence.

1. Do Some Basic Recon

If you’re in an area or you’re going to an area that you’re unfamiliar with, study up a little bit.

I’m not saying that you’ve got to sit down and do a full map recognizance, like setting up little sand tables and army men like they do in Ranger school.

What I’m saying is that you shoudl get a feeling for what roads go in and out, where the alternative routes into and out of the area are, etc.

Nine times out of ten when there is going to be a mob protest, they’re coming from one direction, which leaves other routes out.

You just need to know all those various escape routes.

2. Pay Attention To Your Surroundings

The next thing you have to do is pay attention to what’s going on around you.

Most of the time, you can tell when things aren’t right.

People will move oddly.

Adrenaline starts pumping.

The pace of things picks up around you and people move more quickly.

When you get that feeling, don’t be a tough guy.

One against 50, I don’t care how bad ass you are, you’re going to lose.

That brings me to…

3. Just LEAVE!

I know that sounds like a no-brainer, but a lot of “sheepdogs” have a tendency to run toward danger instead of away from it.

Don’t try to be a tough guy.

There is no Batman.

Superman’s not coming for you.

You might be able to take two, or even three guys… but six? Twenty? Fifty?

No way.

Don’t make a big thing out of it… don’t make a production out of leaving…

If you run like your rear end’s on fire, you’ll start a panic and set off the mob, becoming a target.

If you are calm, cool, and collected, and you just ackowledge that it’s time to go, then you’ll get in your vehicle or get on your feet and get out of there.

Leaving means you’re not a target.

Paying attention, and knowing when and how to leave, is the least you need to know about establishing an escape plan for flash mob violence.

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Benghazi Riot Tips For EDC Gear – Escape And Evasion For Mob Violence

Benghazi Riot Defense Tips: EDC Gear For Escape And Evasion in Mob Violence

Jeff Anderson

On the night of September 11th, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya, an armed mob of militants attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex.

A team of six American security operators went beyond the call of duty — and in fact disobeyed “stand down” orders they knew they couldn’t live with —  to courageously venture into the mass chaos in order to save the Americans trapped by the violent mobs.

The battle lasted for several hours and has become a political football, with both sides of the aisle trying to place blame or rationalize their role in the security lapses that led to so many American deaths.

The truth behind what REALLY happened is now being recounted by the security team who had their boots on the ground, in a new book called “13 Hours”.

But lost in all that political infighting is the fact that the Benghazi attack can teach us very valuable lessons about surviving civil unrest.

The events that unfolded in Libya represent the worst-case scenario you may face even as a civilian during times of collapse where you be looking out your window at Ferguson-type protests, unrest, violent mobs, no “rule of law”… and no help on the way.

One man who has been through that very event is Kris Paronto.

I asked Kris what type of EDC gear a person should carry to be better prepared for riots and civil unrest.

Here is what he had to tell me…

Everyday Carry Survival Gear For Escaping & Evading A Riot!

Benghazi Riot Defense Tips: EDC Gear For Escape And Evasion in Mob Violence
Benghazi Riot Defense Tips: EDC Gear For Escape And Evasion in Mob Violence
Kris Paronto
Kris “Tanto” Paronto

When it comes to escaping and evading a riot or “flash mob”, your gear isn’t your primary consideration…

… it’s being aware of your surroundings and identifying threats around you before they become a crisis you have to escape from.

Keep your eyes and ears open to warning signs others may not notice.

However, if civil unrest does happen, there are some things you can be carrying that will help you to get out of the immediate area and get to safety.

Here are five items to consider for your everyday carry survival gear…

1. Backup Cell Phone

You should, obviously, be carrying a cell phone to be able to call for help (police, medical, etc.).

But there might be the case where you want to call in a tip about a riot, but you don’t want to have to give your name because doing so might put you in danger.

Yes, these are extreme circumstances, but depending on your role (like for military contractors), this is a very real possibility.

If this is the case, you should consider carrying a backup – preferable a prepaid “burner” phone that’s not tied to your identity.

Sometimes I keep my phone in my car and sometimes I even keep the backup on me.

In addition, if your phones are on different networks, one might work even if the other has failed or doesn’t have coverage.

2. A Man-Purse Or “Go Bag”

You should have a go-bag.

You could keep a variety of things in that, included a tourniquet.

I’ll be honest; maybe that’s the worst case scenario, but I do, because I’ve seen where they were needed and where they save people’s lives.

I have had the luxury of putting them on too, so I do know they work.

I use a camera bag as my go bag.

It’s low profile, looks like something anyone could be carrying, and doesn’t scream “tactical prepared military operator.”

The idea is simply to have what you need in an envelope that allows you to carry it with you easily.

3. Something To Eat And Drink

When you’re really faced with a flash mob, you may want to have some water with you.

You may not be able to get to a water source if you’re avoiding a mob.

The last thing you want to do is reveal your presence, or make yourself more vulnerable, because you are wracked with thirst.

Having some food with you is also a good idea, for the same reason.

You could keep some candy bars and some gum in your car, in your go-bag, or even on your person.

You don’t know how long you might need to be on the run, and you don’t know if you might get stuck somewhere.

Having a little food and water can give you a burst of energy and make it easier for you to keep a low profile while danger passes.

4. A Weapon

Now, obviously, if you can legally carry, you should be.

It makes sense to carry a gun when you can because the police can’t be there fast enough to help you.

But you do need to be trained with that weapon.

Don’t just carry and think that you’re going to be able to pull that gun out and use it.

If you have not trained with it, then nine times out of ten you’re going to fail with it when it’s time to use it.

So you’ve got to be, not necessarily an expert, but just know and be familiar with what you’re carrying.

Have a holster that you’re using, that you’re used to as well.

Don’t feel uncomfortable carrying it.

If you feel uncomfortable when you’re carrying it, chances are you probably shouldn’t be carrying it, because you won’t use it when stuff starts to go bad. You’ll lock up.

5. A Knife And Multitool

Finally, you should carrying a Leatherman or a knife or tool or something like that.

Say you’re stuck in your vehicle and have to cut your way past the seatbelt.

You need to have a knife to do that.

A Leatherman is good because it has so many tools available for whatever you might face.

A Swiss Army Knife is good for the same reason.

It doesn’t have to be anything exotic or military-styled.

It just has to have the tools you might need.

What it comes down to is that sometimes, you just need to be prepared.

Bad things can and do happen to us.

That’s a little pessimistic, but it’s kind of where we’re at in today’s society.

You need to prepare ahead of time for flash mobs and riots.

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MCS 262 – Tactical Q&A With Kris “Tanto” Paronto

Kris "Tanto" Paronto of 13 Hours and Benghazi, Libya Terrorist Attack Defense
Kris "Tanto" Paronto of 13 Hours and Benghazi, Libya Terrorist Attack Defense
Kris “Tanto” Paronto of 13 Hours and Benghazi, Libya Terrorist Attack Defense

[Warning – Difficult audio until about 4 minutes in.]

Kris “Tanto” Paronto is a former Army Ranger.

He’s an EXPERT in tactical security and combat.

If his name sounds familiar, there’s a good reason for that.

Kris was there on that fateful night on September 11th, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya.

An armed mob of militants attacked the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound…

…and a nearby CIA station called the Annex. Kris, through his bravery, proved himself a true warrior that night.

Disobeying a “stand down” order that he knew he could not live with, he and his fellow American security operators went beyond the call of duty.

They went forward, toward the danger, and into the pages of history.

In this week’s podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival’s Jeff Anderson interviews the legendary Kris Paronto on a wide range of personal security topics, gleaning his wisdom on how to stay safe in a dangerous world.

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Here’s What You’ll Discover In This Week’s Episode:

  • The warning signs that you’re in a bad neighborhood (that you might not think to look for).
  • A weird trick you can use to scare away burglars from your front door… even when you aren’t home!
  • The best way to overcome hesitation or squeamishness when it comes to violence.
  • The DEAD GIVEAWAYS that most criminals show when they mean you harm.
  • And much, much more!

Kris Paronto is an expert when it comes to this stuff.

Listen to this fascinating interview and pick up some knowledge you haven’t heard anywhere else!

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MCS Podcast 60: 13 Hours In Hell – Collapse Survival Secrets From A Benghazi Hero

13 Hours Benghazi Attack Lessons

13 Hours Benghazi Attack Lessons

On the night of September 11th, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya, an armed mob of militants attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex.

A team of six American security operators, including Kris “Tanto” Paronto, went beyond the call of duty to courageously venture into the mass chaos in order to save the Americans trapped by the violent mobs.

The battle lasted for 13 hours and Kris and the other members of his Team share their harrowing tale in a new book and soon to be movie.

But lost in all that political infighting is the fact that the Benghazi attack can teach us some very valuable lessons about surviving civil unrest when you’re looking out your window at Ferguson-type protests, unrest, violent mobs, no “rule of law”… and no help on the way.

And now you have the distinct honor of getting those “lessons-learned” straight from an actual warrior and survivor from the brave Annex security team…

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Here’s what you’ll find in this week’s episode…

  • How to spot the “red flags” of revolt long before the cars are burning in the street outside your home and the mobs are out your front door!
  • Little-known strategies for developing your “Plan B” escape plan to hightail it out of Dodge when your neighborhood becomes a hot-zone!
  • Everyday carry survival gear (EDC) you should consider keeping with you to face everything from a parking lot robbery… to an active shooter… to a flash mob riot!
  • Urban “escape & evasion” movement tactics for finding your way to safety when the streets are filled with wandering predators!
  • “No B.S.” last-ditch strategies for surviving a brutal mob intent on targeting you and those you protect as their next victims during a breakdown in civil order!

The time to plan your own escape, evasion, and defense tactics isn’t when the city skies are glowing with the fire of burning buildings.

Learn from Kris’s heroism… and take action now.

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