Real-World “Civil Unrest” Survival Tips: How To Escape An Angry Mob

Civil Unrest Survival Tips

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A few months ago, I interviewed my friend, Nathan Seabrook, on the topic of “High Threat Mobile Ops”.

Now Nathan isn’t like a lot of our other “experts”…

As a high-risk “protection contractor”, he’s always off in some hostile armpit of the underworld – places you wouldn’t want to be caught dead in.

He’s even written an amazing “hostile contact” survival guide for other contractors with lessons he’s learned from deadly incidents he’s been in or analyzed.

Unlike other “experts” out there, Nathan is putting his life on the line every damn day to make sure that others don’t lose theirs.

Like the time Nathan was traveling to his assignment and attacked by an angry mob in an African city…

He relates the story of how a swarm of about 40+ locals cut off his vehicle and blocked it from moving.

They then spent the next 45 minutes trying to bust through the vehicle’s windows to drag Nathan out into the road to kill him (they even started pouring gasoline through a hole in the window to burn him out!)

Nathan Survived The Mob Attack On His Vehicle (And Shares His Escape Tips…)

Civil Unrest Survival Tips

Ok, maybe you don’t work on high-risk protection details where everyone around you could be an “enemy”…

… but planning for an attack in your vehicle – even a mob attack – can be a reality during times of crisis and civil unrest.

We’ve seen over and over on the news, groups of thugs take to the streets looking to victimize innocent civilians.

These incidents can happen at a moment’s notice without warning and if you suddenly turn the corner to find yourself facing a violent mob, Nathan’s experience could save your arse…

1. Plan Your Escape… FAST!

You would think that your vehicle would offer you some solid protection from a gang, right?


Nathan was fortunately inside a bulletproof vehicle that could withstand 45 minutes of torture… but YOUR windows will be easily smashed and you’ll get pulled out in seconds.

Assess your options – quickly – and take decisive action as soon as you spot your moment.

That means looking for how you can create a gap (Nathan recommends having a dry-powder fire-extinguisher nearby for fast crowd dispersion).

Then seize your opportunity to run to safety (or drive if space opens in front of you).

2. Have Your “SCRAM Bag” At-The-Ready

Every high-risk contractor like Nathan carries a low-profile “go bag” with them everywhere they go.

For you, even as you escape your vehicle, you can bet that you’ll have an angry mob ready to track you down for revenge, right?

Therefore you need special gear (and skills) to evade being captured and “punished”.

This is where your “SCRAM bag” comes in…

“SCRAM” stands for “Social Chaos Response And Mobility” and it’s basically the next level up on your survival gear from EDC (or “everyday carry”).

This carry kit not only houses emergency food and a water filter for energy on-the-run, but it also contains a “quick-clot” bandage for major injuries and even “escape & evasion” supplies that can help you to do anything from quickly “disguising” yourself to avoid detection to setting simple “man traps” within seconds to slow down your trackers.

3. Have A Weapon (And A Back-Up!) When Things Go “Kinetic”

Ok, hopefully you ARE a concealed carry license holder… and actually carry!

If not, you still need to be “armed” when you’re facing a gang that’s intent on making you a victim.

Besides, even if you do have a firearm, facing a mob means lots of bullets and, as Nathan says, “there’s no way back after you pull the trigger”.

Sure, a few people may run at the sound of a gun going off… but we’ve also seen how it can actually infuriate a crowd into “blood thirst” at a whole new level.

Besides, running out of bullets is a certain death sentence – and that’s just not acceptable.

Nathan understands the need for a “12-level” weapons plan so you're never “unarmed”.

For example, his primary “back-up” is the same as mine…

… a machete!

Nathan personally uses our Guardian Machete not only in his operations, but also has it at-the-ready in his vehicle for scenarios like this.

Machetes are instantly recognizable… intimidating… deadly… never run out of ammo… are effective against a mob… and fortunately for you – LEGAL to carry in your vehicle (“It’s for landscaping! Honest!”).

Look, I know that it doesn’t feel good to think about having to fight off a violence-fueled gang of thugs on a city street.

It’s frankly scary as hell (as Nathan can confirm from experience).

But unfortunately the threats we face today are worse than ever – and civil unrest has become the “new norm” when people don’t get their way or like the way things turn out.

As we say in our New World Patriot Alliance

… a new world of threats demands a new kind of “patriot”.

The truly “prepared” are ready for anything… and willing to take whatever steps necessary to survive and protect those they love.

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MCS 129: High-Threat Mobile Ops Counter-Ambush Tactics

High Threat Mobile Operations

High Threat Mobile Operations

Whether you're a soldier on the battlefield… a security professional on detail… or a survivalist in a collapse environment, one of the most dangerous scenarios you will ever face is when you're in your vehicle and surrounded by hostiles.

Every mile you travel is a wide-open opportunity for an ambush or mob attack.

My buddy, Nate Seabrook, knows this as a fact…

Traveling solo on a security detail in an undisclosed African hot-zone, his vehicle was stopped and attacked by a mob of 30-40 violent citizens intent on dragging him out of his vehicle to meet his fate.

In this week's podcast episode, you'll hear his hair-raising story – how he survived – and his best “after action review” tactics to add to your own high-threat mobile survival planning!

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Here's what you'll discover in this episode…

  • Little-known “mobile survival gear” you can pack in your vehicle that will help you survive a mob ambush!
  • One modification to make to your vehicle's driver and passenger seat to make sure all your equipment is ready for “instant action”!
  • How one single “weapon” can be used to escape an entire crowd of violent attackers (and get this… it's legal in all states without a license!) 
  • Nathan's favorite “backup weapon”! (Hint: It's mine too!)
  • What to do when your vehicle is stopped by a mob and they're breaking your windows to drag you to your death!

This is the kind of life-or-death survival training that only a real-life attack can teach you.

Fortunately, Nate has already done the “testing” for you and is here with an answer key!

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MCS 125: 1 Simple Close-Quarters Gunfighting Mod For Your Handgun

Close Quarters Gunfight Training Tip

Close Quarters Gunfight Training Tip

To survive in close-quarters gunfighting, you must be prepared for how real attacks happen on the street.

Now obviously there's a difference between training with a static paper target at the range and quickly responding to a knife-wielding felon who's trapped you in a parking garage stairwell, right?

The question is…

Is YOUR handgun tricked out for the range?

Or do you have it prepped for a no-warning criminal ambush?

Well, in this week's podcast episode, you get a real-world lesson from the guys who know what it really takes to survive when you're relying on your skills AND your firearm to get you home at the end of the day.

Military “hot zone” contractor, Nathan Seabrook is back from an overseas assignment to fill us in on 1 simple trick he learned from a “Delta” buddy about how to modify your weapon for faster target acquisition.

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Make no mistake…

“Speed” is one of the most critical survivability factors you must master in a real gunfight.

But your bullet has to hit your target for it to truly stop your attacker…

… and this simple trick could be the one thing that gets you home alive!

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MCS Podcast #76: Hot-Zone Survival With Nathan Seabrook


What if wide-scale collapse gripped our country?

Without rule-of-law, your town could quickly transform into something that MORE resembles a 3rd world territory run by gangs, warlords and militia groups than the Mayberry, USA you were used to before everything crumbled around you.

Will you and your family survive… or be ground underfoot by the heavy-handed tactics employed by the new “rulers”?

In a ‘hot-zone” landscape, only you, your wits, and your weapons make it possible for you and those you protect to survive!

That's why I was so excited to get pro security contractor, Nathan Seabrook, on this week's broadcast to snag his real-world lessons to help teach military, civilians, survivalists, and patriots about dealing with the chaos following a collapse!

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

  • Beg, borrow or steal? The best way to prepare for dealing with locals when resources are non-existent!
  • How to develop a “6th sense” for danger to read any threat in any environment!
  • “Should I join a gang or militia?” A controversial question… and an unexpected answer from a pro who has seen both sides!
  • How to develop your own “intelligence network” to be forewarned of danger in your area so you can prepare your escape… OR your defense!
  • The #1 thing to do with new “survival team” members to quickly see if they'll pull their weight… or threaten your very survival!

This is a rare glimpse into what it takes to survive the most dangerous locations on the planet…

…and master the urban survival tactics you may need if things go south at home!

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