Rally Your Family In An Emergency: Survive An “Instant Disaster”

Rally Your Family In An Emergency: Survive An "Instant Disaster"
Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

One of our biggest concerns as preppers is, what if an event happens and I’m not near my family?

Because that’s most likely what’s going to happen.

You’re going to be at work (once this pandemic is over).

Your spouse is going to be out, either at work, running errands, or whatever (once people do that again).

The kids are going to be at school (once schools open up again).

If an emergency happens, how do we rally our families when the grid is down, when the cell phones aren’t working, and your loved ones are separated from you and from your survival location?

I talked to survival expert Jonathan Hollerman about this issue, and here is a summary of the advice he gave me.

How To Rally Your Family Together In An “Instant Disaster”!

Rally Your Family In An Emergency: Survive An "Instant Disaster"
Rally Your Family In An Emergency: Survive An “Instant Disaster”
Jonathan Hollerman

You’d be surprised to learn just how many people are prepared.

They have food stores, they have water, they have purifiers.

But they never focus on different scenarios, especially if they’re separated from those supplies.

Communication is the key!

You’ve got to plan it out ahead of time.

Here are three tips for rallying your family in an emergency:

1. Have A Written Plan Of Action For Multiple Scenarios

The first thing you have to do is make a plan and WRITE IT DOWN.

Writing down the plan makes it possible to refine it and to teach it to all the members of your family.

Don’t just pay lip-service to it.

For every likely issue you might encounter, have a written plan.

Consider what could come up and plan out your family’s response to it.

Do NOT have a family conference about it, however.

The heads of the household should draw up the plan and and share it with the dependents.

This isn’t a vote.

It’s a plan that you impart to your dependents.

2. Know Your Kids’ Plans

Because you can’t predict when an emergency will occur, you have to be flexible.

If your family isn’t together when an emergency takes place, you have to know where to find your loved ones and plan ahead for what they’ll do.

This will allow you to react accordingly.

For example, what will your kids’ school(s) do in an emergency?

How will you get your kids home, and where can you expect to find them?

Understand how those logistics will work and plan it out.

That way, you can work to get all your family members together in the same place based on the starting points they’ll each have.

3. Have a Fallback Plan

You know that old saying, “no plan survives first contact with the enemy?”

Well, every plan can go wrong.

Most of them will, in fact.

You’ve got to plan ahead for when things go wrong, because in an emergency, anything that CAN go wrong probably will, and at the worst possible time (as Mr. Murphy likes to say).

Make sure you have a fallback plan if all else fails, or if the emergency scenario doesn’t fit any of your other drawn-up plans.

As part of this, you must have a specific rally point.

That rally point allows you to know that, no matter what else, there is one specific place to find your family members in an emergency.

But your family can’t get to the rally point if they don’t know what it is, and they aren’t certain they’re supposed to go.

As in all things, plan out your family’s survival BEFORE an emergency strikes!

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Multiple Attackers: Self-Defense Against Mobs (Who Do I Hit First?)

Self Defense Against Multiple Attackers: Mob Violence /Flash Mob Defense
Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

Facing multiple attackers is one of the most life-threatening encounters you could ever face.

Most training for street fights is done focusing on one-on-one attacks.

This isn’t realistic.

The REALITY is that, on the street, you are much more likely to be outnumbered.

Criminals choose odds that favor them.

Given the chance, they WILL outnumber you.

So who do you target first?

I talked to combat expert Moni Aizik about this scenario, and here is a summary of the advice he gave me.

Self-Defense Against Multiple Attackers: Who Do I Hit First?

Self Defense Against Multiple Attackers: Mob Violence /Flash Mob Defense
Self Defense Against Multiple Attackers: Mob Violence /Flash Mob Defense
Moni Aizik

Obviously, when you are facing multiple attackers, you have to choose someone to hit.

You can’t hit them all at the same time.

So who’s it going to be?

Some instructors recommend attacking the “leader” of a group.

Some say to attack the loudest guy, who is probably the biggest bully.

Some say to attack the one who is armed.

While it varies from situation to situation, there actually isn’t a single right answer.

Here are three tips for facing multiple attackers.

1. Choose Your First Strike

If one attacker does seem dominant, it MIGHT be helpful to strike that person first.

Taking out the perceived leader of a group of thugs might take the spirit out of the others.

They might be taking their cues from the worst of them, and when he goes down, their resolve falters.

Then again, you might do just the opposite.

If one of the attackers seems quite weak, you might choose to hit him first in order to break through and escape.

It won’t necessarily cause the other attackers to pause if you take down the weakest one of them, but if it gives you the escape route you need to run through their ranks, then it doesn’t matter.

Whoever you do hit first, do so with maximum aggression.

Your life is on the line and you can’t afford to waste any time.

2. Know HOW To Hit

If you did hit someone in a multiple attackers scenario, are you confident they would go down?

Hitting someone ineffectively in that situation might make it that much WORSE for you.

If you just make them angry but don’t take them out, you’re in for a good stomping-to-death.

You absolutely need to know how to hit hard enough to knock someone out.

Knocking someone out puts them out of the fight as quickly as possible, allowing you to deal with the other threats.

It’s possible to do this with an open palm, which prevents you from breaking your knuckles.

Use fakes and checks, drawing attention or pushing the attacker in one direction, then hitting from another.

It’s all about learning to move in and around multiple attackers quickly.

3. Stay Mobile!

To do that moving around, though, you can’t afford to get rooted to one spot.

It’s the simplest thing in the world to say, but you MUST stay mobile.

Don’t stand in one spot!

Moving targets are better able to avoid attacks while seeking a better position from which to flee.

Keep moving so you’re a harder target to hit… and when you find your opening, make a break to escape.

Remember… failure means getting stomped to death!

Don’t let it happen to you.

The time to train for a multiple attacker scenario is now, before you face such a threat.

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MCS 257 – Flash Mob Violence (Escape And Evasion For Riots)

Flash Mob Violence Escape And Evasion For Riots
Flash Mob Violence Escape And Evasion For Riots

The threat of mob violence is greater than ever before in our country.

Political mobs, and political violence, are everywhere — and will only get WORSE as elections approach.

Social media allows everyone from pranksters to violent thugs and even terrorists to coordinate their mob activities.

Even if you don’t face an organized “flash mob”…

…you could find yourself in the middle of a riot anytime you’re in public.

It takes NOTHING to set off a riot these days.

If that happens, you and your family will be in danger.

So what can you do to avoid mob violence?

And how do you fight back or escape if you CAN’T avoid it?

In this week’s podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival’s Jeff Anderson interviews firearms and survival expert Salvatore DeGennaro to answer these questions… and more!

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

  • Sneaky tips and tricks for avoiding mob violence BEFORE it begins.
  • The WORST mistakes you can make if you suddenly find yourself driving into a mob!
  • How to “fake out” a mob to keep them from targeting you and your family!
  • The one weapon you DON’T want to keep in your car if you can help it.
  • How to handle yourself if you have to use DEADLY FORCE in a mob riot situation!

The information in this podcast could literally save your life when you and your family encounter a “flash mob” or a riot.

Don’t miss this episode — and prepare while you can.

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Flash Mobs: The Mob Violence Threat In Crowds That Nobody Is Talking About

Flash Mob Active Shooter Danger: The Mob Violence Threat In Large Crowds

I hate this term:

“Flash mob”

The reason I hate it is because, when many people think of “flash mobs”, they think of cutesy pranks, like people dressed up in the same costume who show up in a shopping mall and perform choreographed dance moves.

Sometimes, “flash mobs” coordinated through social media are also used to promote movies or other events.

But more and more, lately, we’re seeing the term used in the news by gutless reporters who don’t want to admit that our society has a serious mob violence problem.

And as bad as that problem is getting, there’s a very dangerous threat in any flash mob that, so far, NOBODY is warning people about!

That’s why I need to share with you. . .

The Hidden Danger In Flash Mobs (That No One Is Talking About)

Flash Mob Active Shooter Danger: The Mob Violence Threat In Large Crowds
Flash Mob Active Shooter Danger: The Mob Violence Threat In Large Crowds

Ok, while on some level most people understand that a large mob can be dangerous, “flash mobs” are different:

  • They’re VERY well pre-planned – often set to trigger at a very specific day and time (down to the second!)
  • They have a singular purpose – usually for something stupid like a dance that promotes a movie or something – but not always…
  • One of those “purposes” is now to inflict VIOLENCE on innocent bystanders!

Instant, vicious, violence!

Sometimes these attacks are on specific “types” of people – like at the Wisconsin State Fair, when a group of black patrons began attacking white fair-goers and their families exactly at “go-time”.

Other times, the participants don’t care WHO they’re attacking.

And while most of these mobs are limited to a few strikes being thrown, you and I both know that things are getting FAR more heated as our politics divide us more and more, right?

And here’s what most people don’t understand about the “hidden danger” of these flash mobs…

… GUNS!

In the past, bringing firearms to a flash mob was a big no-no for the organizers.

But that’s all changed…

… now – no matter what the “plan” is – it only takes ONE armed participant to create mass panic… and MASS CASUALTIES!

Just a couple of years ago, a staggering NINE HUNDRED “teens” stormed a shopping mall in Florida.

The mob of violent, rioting “teens” acted like they wouldn’t be happy until somebody died.

They committed armed robberies of people going to the movies. . .

. . . They assaulted people physically, targeting people seemingly at random. . .

. . .And they even fired their (illegal?) guns into the crowd, laughing as they did it.

In other words…

A flash mob is the perfect cover for an “active shooter” scenario!

Now, I know that when you think of “active shooters,” you probably picture terrorists and “lone wolf” lunatics — the kind of people who shoot up a school or who show up at work with a gun after they get fired, right?

But as the people in that Florida mall found out, an “active shooter” can just as easily be a member of a “flash mob” who thinks it would be great fun to shoot into a crowd of people.

Any time shots are fired in a mob violence incident (or in ANY scenario), you only have a split-second to spring into action…

…And the WRONG move could get you killed!

Here are three quick tips if you ever find yourself out in public when shots are fired:

1. Cover Is Not Concealment

Bullets aren’t impressed by walls, hollow-core doors, and most furniture.

They’ll pass right through the majority of those barriers.

You have to make sure, if you take cover in an active shooting event, that you’re not hiding behind something too light to stop a round.

An upholstered chair is just cloth over a wood framework with some foam inside.

Any part of a car that isn’t the engine is too thin to stop a bullet.

A hollow-core door and your typical sheet-rock wall won’t stop your brother-in-law Kyle from punching through them in a Monster-energy-drink-fueled rage. . .

. . . so they sure won’t stop a 9mm or a .223 round.

When you “dive for cover” in a shooting, therefore, understand that while it may conceal you from vision, it won’t stop him from shooting you.

If the shooter saw where you went, he could easily chase you with bullets.

2. Don’t Run In A Straight Line!

Now, you don’t have to wave your arms above your head and shout, “Serpentine! Serpentine!”

What you DO have to do is avoid running in a straight line.

Active shooters tend to have tunnel vision.

A lot of them shoot like they’re playing a First Person Shooter video game.

If you run in a straight line, they’ll track you and shoot you easily.

If you “get off the X,” however, and move laterally to take yourself out of the relatively narrow cone of their vision down the barrel of their weapon, you’ll have a greater chance to get away alive.

3. Avoid Sudden, Large Crowds At ALL COSTS

There has been a rash of these “flash mob” robberies in recent weeks.

They’re all over the news now, and they’re getting more violent.

Groups of ten, twenty, fifty, or even hundreds of people will storm into a store and take anything that isn’t nailed down.

If you’re in a store or other public place where this happens, leave immediately.

Don’t take out your phone and film it.

Don’t think you’re going to take on a mob by yourself, no matter how you’re armed.

Don’t try to call 911 from inside the crowd.

Leave immediately and call for police assistance once you’re clear.

That’s the only way to ensure your safety.

It’s up to YOU to protect yourself and those you love.

You and I both know that the police won’t be right there in front of you when all of a sudden violence erupts all around you and you hear gunshots, right?

Stay safe out there.

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