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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MCS 301 – 10 Riot Escape & Evasion Tips

The hooligans are out in the streets.

They’re rioting.

They’re looting.

Following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody, the nation is burning.

As this podcast is being recorded, there are over 5,000 National Guard troops deployed to urban protest areas around the country.

But that protection is not for YOU.

It’s to reassert public order…

…And that might or might not have ANYTHING to do with keeping YOU, and your family, safe!

In this week’s podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival’s Jeff Anderson offers you his top ten riot escape and evasion tips – critically important advice you can act on RIGHT NOW to keep you, your family, and your home safe.

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

  • Easy ways to gather passive intel on what’s going on in your neighborhood.
  • The biggest mistake many homeowners make when a riot is marching down the street towards their door!
  • Simple tips for “hardening” your home if you’re caught in a surprise riot.
  • Why “flooring it” is a mistake if you’re driving an encounter a mob blocking the road!
  • Weapons options that can make the difference if you or your family are caught up in civil unrest.

Congratulations on making through the “pandemic plague” level of Jumanji to Level 6, Riots.

I’m joking because if I didn’t, I’d cry… and this is deadly serious information you are NOT going to want to miss.

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2020 Elections: Trump, Riots, Civil Unrest, Violent Protests, And How To Survive

2020 Elections, Political Protests, Civil Unrest: Surviving The Coming Trump Riots

Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

Look, this isn’t pretty, but you need to hear it:

Say you’re out walking with your family.

You’ve got your wife with you, and maybe your kids…

…When you get hit in the back of the head with a bottle!

Suddenly, you’re surrounded by angry, screaming people.

They’re carrying clubs, rocks, and improvised weapons.

And they think YOU support a politician they HATE.

Would you know how to escape without getting hurt?

You may not have thought about it, but this is a REAL threat…

…because as bad as political violence has gotten since President Trump was elected in 2016, it’s about to get a hundred times worse:

How To Survive The Coming TRUMP Riots

2020 Elections, Political Protests, Civil Unrest: Surviving The Coming Trump Riots
2020 Elections, Political Protests, Civil Unrest: Surviving The Coming Trump Riots

Look, I’m not trying to make a political statement here.

I don’t care who you voted for, or who you’re going to vote for – because I want you and your family to be safe.

It doesn’t matter if you love God Emperor Trump or if you hate Evil Cheeto Man.

Left, Right, Center… if you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, you could be the victim of political violence.

Either because you get caught by the wrong side, or because you get caught between the two warring sides who are at each other’s throats, you need to avoid protests and rallies at all costs.

Because, amigo, no matter how well armed you are, you can’t take on ten or twenty people who want to beat the sh-t out of you.

The only REAL solution, then, is not to be there!

To avoid these dangerous events completely, you’ve got to know where they’re going to be… so here are 3 resources for identifying where these protests will pop up!

1. Social Media

Facebook groups, Twitter hashtags, and other social media sites (like Snapchat) are how many political activists coordinate with each other.

This is especially true for “flash mobs,” which are protests that come together almost out of nowhere.

A hashtag, like #HateThatPolitician (I made that up just now), is how members of a certain group, or followers of the same cause, tag their posts so they can find each other.

Facebook groups, meanwhile, are groups anybody can join.

As we ramp up to the 2020 elections, it wouldn’t hurt you to join and follow some groups, hashtags, and other social media accounts for various protest causes or groups (like “Never Trump” or “MAGA”, etc.) so you know what BOTH sides are doing and planning.

Because no matter where these folks gather, no matter what side you’re on, social chaos keeps erupting around them… and that’s a THREAT to your family!

(I cover some of the other dangers of social chaos in my urban escape and evasion manual. More on that in a bit.)

2. Protest Websites

A lot of political action groups and specific causes, from climate change to gun rights to gun control and everything in between, have websites devoted to them.

These are just an “Ask Jeeves” search away.

(That’s still a thing, right? It’s my homepage in Netscape Navigator.)

Whatever search you use, you can find these sites, many of which have protest calendars with dates, times, and locations.

Some of these are even sharable so you can add them to your own private calendar… and get notifications so you can steer clear of local places that are about to get “interesting.”

3. The Activists Groups Themselves

A lot of specific groups, from Antifa to pro-Trump to grassroots rights groups, have newsletters, sites, specific groups, and other ways to contact them.

They’ll send out mailings to alert members to upcoming “actions,” and a few even use old-fashioned phone trees (or, more likely, modern text messaging).

You can use a disposable email or even a burner phone to “join” these groups to get direct alerts.

If you live in a hot-bed protest location, like Portland, for example, you could “join” the local activist groups so you know when and where they’re going to be out in the streets.

A lot of the groups just post the information publicly on their sites and in their specific social groups, too.

(The information is out there just waiting for you, and these groups mostly don’t keep it secret, because this is how they gather protesters.)

Remember, though, that no matter how hard you try to avoid a protest, you may not be able to catch them all.

Especially with flash mobs, the place you’re in could be fine one minute, and a mob of angry activists could be screaming about something the next.

In this political climate, with the 2020 elections looming, it’s like you’re standing in a room filled with gasoline… and every one of those protesters has a match.

All it takes is ONE person to ignite a complete breakdown in civil order before cop cars are being tipped over in the streets and buildings set on fire… triggering riots, martial law, etc.

My “urban escape and evasion” manual shows you how to protect yourself and your family from something like that – including a sudden violent protest (or a full-blown riot).

(It’s LOADED with sneaky tips, methods, tactical strategies, and moves for dealing with ANY situation in which you’re in danger of attack by a group of people during collapse, riots, civil unrest, and martial law.)

This type of political violence has become a fact of life for all of us, and it’s only going to get worse as we get closer to November… up to and including full-blown “Trump riots.”

Learn how to protect yourself and your family now so you don’t get caught unaware.

It’s the only way to survive the political dumpster fire that you KNOW is on the way this year.

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Civil Unrest And Riot Defense: How To Survive A Panicked Mob In A “W.R.O.L.” Scenario!

Civil Unrest: Survive A Panicked Mob In A Riot

Jeff Anderson

Remember the Boston Marathon Bombing?

Immediately after that event, and several times after that, I’ve been asked about how to manage risk in a large crowd environment WROL (without rule of law).

Well, one answer is simple:

Unless you are absolutely required to be in attendance, AVOID large crowded environments.

Of course when there are times when you have limited choice and must venture into that environment, then use good habits of “situational awareness” and adopt a “bias towards action.”

Large groups of people will always attract a certain amount of risk.

Never underestimate the volatility of people in large groups.

Any significant event, even a “perceived” event, can result in a stampede.

People are injured and die every year during Black Friday Sales events when they become victims of a frenzied mob.

I talked to my friend Kevin Reeve, about this alarming subject, and here is what he told me about surviving panicked mobs.

Civil Unrest: How To Survive A Panicked Mob In A W.R.O.L. Scenario!

Civil Unrest: Survive A Panicked Mob In A Riot
Civil Unrest: Survive A Panicked Mob In A Riot

Kevin Reeve
Kevin Reeve

A fire, an explosion, an active shooter can all create a mob mentality that takes on a life of its own.

The KEY to surviving any event in a crowded venue will depend almost entirely on your ability to control personal panic, to assess the situation, and to take immediate action. If you panic, you drastically increase your odds of injury or death.

Here are a few strategies that will decrease your risk…

1. Maintain Your Awareness

Keep your eyes up, off the smart phone, and scan your environment.

This is can be challenging due to the large volume of people. But try actively scanning.

Look for “out of baseline” behaviors.

People moving upstream, against the flow, for example, are out of baseline.

People moving faster or slower than the baseline, or whose gestures or furtiveness do not match the event, may also be a risk.

2. Identify Specific Threats Or Behaviors

Look for menacing behavior or people who by their looks cause you to feel uncomfortable — and trust your gut.

There may be a valid reason why they make you feel uncomfortable.

If you are in proximity, move away.

As always, look for “orphans:” bags or packages without owners.

Alert security if you see them, but do not stand next to them waiting for security to arrive.

3. Identify Exits

Whenever I enter a room, or area, one of the first things I do is scan for exits.

  • Are there emergency exits?
  • Are they alarmed?
  • Are they locked?
  • What about windows?
  • Can they be opened?
  • Is there a heavy object like a chair I can throw through the window?

Most people will bypass emergency exits in close proximity to them to go back to the entrance they came in through.

This behavior has led to many deaths in ballroom and concert fires.

People who are panicking seek the familiar.

Don’t fall into this trap!

4. Identify Cover

Cover refers to safety from fire.

A brick wall may stop bullets, but sheetrock walls will not.

Solid furniture may seem solid, but even a two inch thick oak table will not stop a 9mm round.

You must find something substantial if shooting starts.

The engine block and front axle of a car for example may provide enough cover for one person, but the car door, not so much.

Inside a building, there is generally not much cover, so it’s better to head for an exit.

5. Carry Essential Gear

Essential gear for an outside event includes a water bottle, a first aid kit that includes a tourniquet, a knife, a multitool, and sunglasses (that also provide eye protection).

For an indoor event, add a small pocket flashlight (a smartphone light will not penetrate smoke and haze.

NEVER go out without essential gear.

It’s all you will have on you in an emergency.

6. If It Goes Down, Get OUT

When everything starts happening, you need to leave, no matter what.

  • Pick up and carry children.
  • Have your family members, (spouse, others with you) grab a hold of your belt.
  • Move assertively towards the PRE-SELECTED exit.

Move with the crowd “downstream” but also in a diagonal direction, until can reach a wall inside, or if outside, the edge of the crowd, where you can better control your movement.

Do not be afraid to damage or destroy the fixtures or the building itself to get out, such as breaking open windows or kicking open doors, or breaking locks.

Timidity will not be helpful; your primary concern must be your family.

Once they are safe, you can decide whether to render aid to others.

It is impossible to anticipate every event.

However, most events will precipitate the need to MOVE. MOVEMENT to SAFETY will generally always be your highest priority.

If the event is localized to your immediate vicinity, then safety generally lies elsewhere.

The most important trait here is a BIAS TOWARDS ACTION. Take action to improve your crowd situation.

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