Active Shooter Defense: Are Terrorists Taking Notes On This Evac Danger?

Active Shooter Evacuation Danger
Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

Sometimes, movies scare me for all the wrong reasons.

Last weekend I was re-watching a couple of those Gerard Butler “Has Fallen” movies.

You know, Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen, etc., where he fakes an American accent and personally stabs to death every single terrorist for a 10 mile radius?

But there was a scene in one of them that reminded me of an article firearms expert Greg Ellifritz wrote not long ago.

His article was all about the danger of evacuating into parking lots and other obvious locations – and seeing a scene like that in the movie really chilled me.

Because, honestly, I wonder sometimes how many terrorists and active shooters out there are watching these movies and taking notes…

Are Terrorists Taking Notes On This “Active Shooter” Evac Danger?

Active Shooter Evacuation Danger
Active Shooter Evacuation Danger

Now, just like the movies show (and as the article I mentioned discussed in depth), the primary reason you need to be careful not to evacuate into a parking lot in an “active shooter” (or even a bomb threat) situation…

…is because terrorists might anticipate that, and plan accordingly!

In whichever Gerard Butler movie it was that I saw (honestly, it’s all a blur), the bad guys mount a major attack.

As first responders and law enforcement start to gather in a parking lot, outside the place where the attack has happened…

…the cars in the parking lot start to EXPLODE!

You can imagine the type of horror that would be – with people who are trying to rescue and treat the wounded suddenly coming under another attack.

The thing is, this is not a new technique.

Terrorists have long known that constructing a one-two punch can drive victims into a “kill zone”, with the two attacks amplifying each other.

This increases the devastation, making both attacks together worse than they would be separately.

But if you hadn’t seen this in a movie, would you know to worry about it?

That’s my point.

The public didn’t know to worry about hijacked planes being used as missiles before September 11th, 2001.

But at some point, the people who conceived of that attack had to imagine it.

They had to sit in a room and figure out how to find new ways to create social chaos.

And THAT is why I spend so much time sitting at my desk, imagining new ways that your life could be endangered by social chaos and collapse – and how you could escape and evade that danger.

You could drive yourself nuts watching movies, reading books, combing the news, and staring at YouTube “conspiracy” videos, trying to anticipate these dangers so you can prepare for them.

But you don’t have to, because I’ve done it for you.

My “urban escape and evasion” manual shows you how to protect yourself and your family from social chaos, active shooters, terrorism, riots, and other threats that can erupt without warning.

(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 individuals or a group of people during collapse, riots, civil unrest, and martial law, too.)

These threats are only too real – and it’s NOT just something movie producers think about.

The terrorists, the nuts, the “lone wolf” active shooters, and even entire mobs of violent protesters are all out there, just waiting for their moment.

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

It’s the only way to survive in this new, violent world we’re living in.

How Worried Are YOU About Terror Attacks In The United States? What Precautions Do You Take To Protect Your Family From Them?

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MCS 248 – Missing BOV Gear

Missing BOV Gear
Top 10 Bugout Vehicle Survival Gear Items You (Probably) Don’t Have

Do you worry about emergencies, natural disasters, civil unrest, or other events that might force you to take your family and “bug out?”

A lot of us plan to bug out using a BOV, or “Bug Out Vehicle.”

If you get out fast — before the highways are clogged with refugees — you can put some serious distance between yourself and what’s behind you behind the wheel of your BOV.

Your BOV has more carrying capacity than you and your family can carry on your backs, too.

But if you’re not stocking your BOV with the RIGHT gear. . .

. . . Then you might as well have stayed home while things go to Hell in a handbasket around you!

In this week’s podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival’s Jeff Anderson details 10 items your Bug Out Vehicle probably DOESN’T have, but which you had better not leave without!

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

  • The one item you probably already carry… but which you actually need TWO of!

  • A super-sneaky way to keep your evac route SAFE from prying eyes — even if the “bad guys” go through your gear.

  • An item found in almost every military surplus shop that is worth a hundred times more than the few bucks you’ll pay for it!

  • The critical items your first aid kit MUST have, but probably doesn’t come with.

  • And much, much more!

Don’t hit the road only to discover that you don’t have what you need to keep your family safe and supplied. Packing these survival gear items in your Bug Out Vehicle could make all the difference.

Resources Mentioned In This Podcast:

What Gear Do You Store In YOUR Bugout Vehicle?

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“Bug-Out Tips”… From A NURSING HOME?

Look, there’s no polite way to say this, so I’m just going to put it out there…

If you’re “older”… or have elderly parents or neighbors you look out for… (or even if you have young children)… then being forced to evacuate your home in a disaster could be the most dangerous task you’ll ever face!

I mean, let’s look at the stats…

  • Of the nearly 1,000 people who died as a result of Hurricane Katrina, fully HALF of the victims were 75 or older. Most of them died the day of the storm… and most of them drowned – alone and helpless – with no one to save to them.
  • During the “Paradise Wildfires,” most of the people who were killed were over the age of 65. In fact, 77% of the fatalities – people who were literally burned alive – were senior citizens.
  • Of the dozens of people killed by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, many were senior citizens who died due to lack of power for medical equipment (like oxygen tanks).

The hard reality here is that survival planning for people with limited mobility, people who are older (and even young children!) is a LOT more challenging than it is for those strapping, healthy dudes in their prime.

But there are some super smart people out there who are learning from other peoples’ mistakes and…

Here’s How 1 Retirement Community Mastered “Bugging Out” (And Why You Should Copy Their Evac Plan)

Steal This Nursing Home's Bugout Tactics
Here’s How 1 Retirement Community Mastered “Bugging Out” (And Why You Should Copy Their Evac Plan)

The staff of the Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community in South Carolina have got evacuations down to a science –because they were forced to…

When Hurricane Hugo hit the coast of the state in 1989, they had to evacuate all of the residents…

It happened again during Hurricane Matthew in 2016…

And when Hurricane Florence threatened residents again in 2018, nursing home staff once again had to make sure all residents were safely evacuated inland.

In other words, the nursing home’s staff and residents (unlike even most “survival gurus”) have real-world experience in how difficult it can be when you’re forced from your home in an emergency.

Here are 3 lessons they discovered (the hard way) and how their plan can help YOU – especially if you’re older and/or have medical issues:

1. “Survival Stress”… It’s A Real Thing!

The stress of bugging out means you’ll need more time and resources than you think you do.

For example, Bishop Gadsden residents used up TWICE as much oxygen during an evacuation that they used during normal day-to-day life.

They also faced far more upset stomachs… flared  tempers… emotional breakdowns… and even a HUGE uptick in bathroom trips.

In other words, the stress and physical strain put their bodies through the wringer, and that’s something you’ll have to plan for if you and your family are forced from your home due to a disaster or some other dangerous crisis.

2. Personalize Your “Go-Bag”!

While they didn’t call their kits “bugout bags,” the residents of Bishop Gadsden were prepared for evacuation with personalized, labeled suitcases.

Just like a bug-out bag, each suitcase contained all the items each resident needed to survive.

That includes specific medicationsoxygen tanks, and other life-sustaining supplies and equipment that, if lost or misplaced (or left behind) could mean DEATH for the resident in question.

There’s no room for “forgetting” something you depend on to survive!

A one-size-fits-all plan wouldn’t help these residents.

They need customized, personalized evacuation kits… and so do you.

3. Have A Plan… But Not Just ANY Plan!

The #1 lesson the staff and residents of Bishop Gadsden learned from these repeated responses to natural disasters?

That their “evacuation planning” needed to be a 24/7… 365 days a year… personally customized process… if they wanted to live!

I think you already know that the WORST time to figure out all these details is when a disaster is already headed your way, right?

Well, staff members knew that if each and every nursing home resident wasn’t packed up and ready-to-go at a moment’s notice – with that individual’s personal needs taken care of – then they would all be stuck in buses… trapped on a jammed highway… and residents could literally die during the evacuation without the proper supplies.

Same goes for you, my friend…

Whether you’re older… have a mobility problem… have young kids… or you’re a young stud who can run marathons, your survival planning has to be detailed. . .

. . .It has to cover everything you might face. . .

. . .And it HAS to be specific to your family’s needs, desires, challenges, strengths, etc.

Unfortunately, most people are trying to to do a “one-size-fits-all” solution.

Some of them just have some cheap gear socked away with maybe a couple of water bottles, and they think that’s going to get them there.

In a real disaster, without a customized survival plan, that kind of “fantasy prepping” WON’T cut it.

I realize that customizing a plan is a lot to do. . . especially with all the misinformation on the internet from people who have never actually experienced how hard it can be to plan for – and execute – a life-or-death evacuation.

Worse yet, some of the “doomsday fantasy preppers” out there want you to pack everything but the kitchen sink.

That’s just not practical… and unfortunately, what IS practical is more detailed than I can go into in just this one article.

However, if you’re interested in the RIGHT way to set up your survival plan based on real-world scenarios, you can download a report about that right here.

This is something that ANYONE can follow to be prepared for ANY disaster, crisis, or attack — whether you’re a complete beginner, an experience prepper, or even a senior citizen living on a fixed income.

Whether your personal threats are wildfires, hurricanes, or any other crisis, you MUST have a realistic survival gear and bugout plan. . . or you can find yourself stranded, alone, and at the mercy of Mother Nature – as well as the desperate citizens all around you.

Yeah, it’s that serious my friend!

What Is Your Survival Plan? What Gear Do You Rely On For Evac And Surive-In-Place?

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