Journalists beaten bloody and sent to the hospital simply for covering political protests.
Protesters savagely kicked and punched just for carrying an American flag.
Black-clad, masked thugs blocking traffic, threatening drivers and then chasing down and beating an old man who drove through their roadblock.
Store owners beaten to death for trying to save their life’s work.
What do all these attacks have in common?
The violence was all done by Antifa.
This “anti-fascist” group was something most people had never heard of before a couple years ago.
After the 2016 elections, they started showing up at political rallies and events more than ever, making it dangerous for anyone(left, right, or center) to express an opinion in public.
Left, Right, Center… it doesn’t matter, because if you’re not with them, they’ll attack you.
But violence at political protests, and trying to silence opinions you don’t agree with by beating people with pipes and crowbars, has gone to the next level with the riots that are now rampaging across the country after the death of George Floyd.
A lot of the violence has involved Antifa getting in on the mobs.
(We know, because we’ve seen some of them arrested already, including one Antifa member who was escorted to the police station by his parents to turn himself in.)
And THAT gives you, the citizen defender, a real opportunity!
How To Disguise Yourself In A Riot
Obviously, the safest place to be in a riot is somewhere else.
We’ve talked in these emails, and on the MCS blog, about how to avoid a riot before it happens, and how to escape one if you can see the warning signs.
But when I saw just how many Antifa were involved in the rioting, recently, I realize that presents a very real opportunity for you if you get caught unexpectedly in a flash mob or riot.
Sometimes, these things happen before you realize it.
And the fact that most Antifa wear hoodies and face masks means that you can leverage stuff you already carry with you.
These days, we’re all carrying face shields and face masks, right?
Well, if you do find yourself in a riot, there’s no way you can fight them.
They outnumber you by hundreds to one!
So you have to outsmart them, “ninja style.”
That means, if you have a face shield or bandanna, and you can combine it with a hat (or another bandanna, or a hoodie, to cover your head)…
…you’ll look just like the other Antifa rioters!
If you suddenly find yourself in a riot, then, slip on your disguise.
Raise your fist to the sky.
Chant their slogans with them.
Work your way through the crowd as if you’re one of them, just there rioting along with them…
…and as they move, migrate to the edges and back of the crowd, so that when you can cut through a side street, alley, or other piece of cover, you can get clear of the mob!
What really matters is that you do your best to blend in so you can gain the time needed to sneak away.
Just remember – if police or riot control military personnel show up, they have no way of knowing you’re NOT one of the rioters.
Understand that as long as you’re in disguise, you’re in constant danger… and get the heck out of there as quickly as you can while playing along.
It’s a bold strategy, and one that might annoy you a little bit to have to pretend… but I guarantee you, it’s better than trying to fight off hundreds of people who want to tear you apart!
Do what you have to, get clear of the riot, and make sure you and your family are safe.
That’s all we can do, sometimes, when social chaos finds us.
Do You Feel Afraid To Express Your Political Beliefs In Public (Or Online)?
Tomorrow is Independence Day in the United States.
As a veteran, I love my country (which is why I work with charities to help our vets suffering from PTSD).
But I’m very worried about the beating our freedoms, our civil liberties, have taken over the last several months.
Just consider what we’ve seen so far:
A father handcuffed in front of his young daughter…because the two of them were playing alone in a public park.
A man arrested for surfing, completely alone… and then dragged off by cops to be thrown in jail, more or less to make SURE the surfer got sick!
Power-mad governors and mayorsdeclaring that stores have to SEAL OFF sections of the store, forbidding citizens from buying “nonessential” seeds to plant their own survival gardens.
Gun stores closed down as “nonessential” – because your 2nd Amendment rights mean NOTHING to the people in charge.
Churches and businesses shut down for month after grinding month, while thousands of people are allowed to protest, burn, and loot without facing any real consequences.
And now, they’re talking about tracking you CONSTANTLY using your smartphone… all to “keep you safe.”
If you think this is all because of the pandemic, you’re only partly right.
Yes, the (very real, and very dangerous) pandemic has pulled back the curtain…
…but these attacks on your rights were already happening… and have been going on ALL ALONG!
Your Freedom Was ALREADY UNDER ATTACK… Not Just Now!
News coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible to look away from what the Powers That Are have been doing (and their hypocrisy on mass protests and riots made it that much more transparent)… but really, nothing changed.
It just got more obvious.
Under the authority of providing for public safety, the federal, state, and city governments started doing whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted, sometimes to help “flatten the curve”… and sometimes, simply to assert control.
But these obvious power-grabs were just extensions of what was already happening in our political system.
Both “Big Tech” and “Big Government” work together every day to destroy our freedom.
We’ve seen examples of this in the way Facebook and other social media companies have censored LEGITIMATE information about COVID-19, flagging it as “spam” or banning it as violations of “community standards.”
Everywhere you look, they’re doing an end-run around the Constitution, infringing on our rights in the name of the “greater good” – and, lately, for public health – as if stopping you from buying seeds to plant a garden will stop you from getting sick!
(And that’s to say nothing about all the talk in Virginia before the pandemic about banning guns – or using social media and tech databases to amass “confiscation lists” to take your right to self-defense.)
Before COVID-19, these power-hungry politicians were all excited about using “red flag” laws to take away your guns – again, without due process – and Virginia’s Governor Northam signed such a bill into law just last week.
(Somehow, during the pandemic, he still found the time to hurt Virginians’ gun rights.)
What this means is that in more and more states across the nation, all it takes is somebody accusing you of “thoughtcrime” – and then you’re guilty until proven innocent.
With nothing to stop them, the politicians and the Big Tech censors are going to keep on spying on you, manipulating you, and violating your Constitutional rights…
…all while telling you that it’s for your own good!
And thanks to government initiatives like The Patriot Act and all the new laws they’re passing now, you can be “red flagged,” rounded up, and held against your will as a potential “home grown terrorist” because of your beliefs — things like:
Believing in the 2nd Amendment
Storing away “survival food”
Buying more than 2 guns
Purchasing “excessive” amounts of ammo
Even comments you make on Facebook and Twitter!
And that’s not even the worst of it…
Your neighbors will actually be financially REWARDED to turn you in as a “suspect” if they know (or even THINK) you are doing any of these actions, because the government has set up “tip lines” so they can squeal on you.
If you see something, say something… right?
You already know about these threats, but what you might NOT know are the simple steps you should be taking… no, wait… that you MUST be taking… in order to protect yourself from these attacks on our rights and freedoms.
Don’t tell yourself that there’s nothing you can do.
Don’t just give up, or try not to think about it.
There are things we can do to stay off the radar.
We need to STOP giving our information to the government and to Big Tech.
The best backup survival weapon – the one I even carried with me into combat in the military – is a machete.
I catch a lot of flack for that statement (especially from “gun guys”), but the fact is, when you run out of bullets… your gun gets confiscated or stolen… or it breaks down, you damn well better have a backup you can depend on.
But like any weapon, the machete is only as effective as the person who wields it, right?
That’s why I started training in “sword fighting”years ago.
And in my search for the ultimate sword-fighting system to train in, all I had to do was look at real world stories to see what would I could truly depend on under the extreme conditions of a collapse in infrastructure… civil unrest… and “mass attacks”…
Gatka (pronounced gut’-ka) is a fighting system developed by the Indian Sikhs (pronounced ‘seeks’) thousands of years ago.
What’s unique to the techniques within Gatka is its double-blade tactics that are meant to defeat a mass attack – a technique that I teach in the advanced version of our “Combat Machete” DVD’s we talk about in our free survival weapons guide here…
The unique spinning moves of this double-blade method create a virtual “human blender force field” around your body that can literally hold off any number of attackers.
This isn’t some fantasy mumbo-jumbo.
It’s been “combat proven” in real attacks – even in recent history…
The 1984 Riots – Amritsar, India
In 1984, the Prime Minister of India was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards who were part of an underground anti-government separatist movement.
In retaliation, the Indian Army tried to storm the Sikh holy site, the Golden Temple, and anti-Sikh mobs all across India roamed the streets attacking any Sikh man, woman, or child they could find.
The death toll during the civil unrest is estimated to be up to 8,000.
But the Sikhs’ Gatka warriors weren’t going to lay over and die without a fight…
At the holy Golden Temple, a single Gatka warrior stood at each of the four entrance doors with their two swords, swinging them using their unique double-blade tactics as the Indian Army tried to gain access.
Not one soldier got within 10 yards of any one of the entrances!
But wait until you hear this…
At the same time, out on the streets of Delhi where rioters were carrying out mass beatings and killings, an 80-year old man was attacked while riding his scooter by an anti-Sikh mob of 3,000 people.
When the police arrived at the scene, the attackers fled.
One of the officers who came upon the attack reported…
… “All I could see was an old man, standing sword in hand, and numerous dead bodies lying around him.”
What does this mean for you?
Well, we’ve already seen how quickly mobs can form and attack in the aftermath of a crisis or collapse, haven’t we?
While I’m a firm believer in firearms for survival scenarios, they have their limitations and there are times when they’re actually not the best weapon for the job.
That’s why I trust my machete – essentially an “urban survival sword” – as my primary backup.
Not only does it never jam or run out of bullets… but it’s a supreme deadly weapon in the right hands – especially when I’m armed with both of my machetes and use the “human blender” technique I mastered in my Gatka training.
Using the system I’ve developed over 2 years (blending Gatka, Haitian, and African fighting systems, as well as my own techniques), I’ve found a way to show ANYONE how to quickly become a complete badass with the machete.
And yes, that includes even more “advanced” methods such as the double-blade technique covered in “Combat Machete 2”.
It takes very little practice once you learn the basic principles (I can show you how to master them in only 7 days) and the skills flow so easily that you never seem to lose them at all – they’re always there, ready to defend you and those you love when things get “extreme”.
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The young husband and father was just minding his own business as he was driving home from work one night…
It was dark out – especially on the remote New Mexican desert road – and he barely noticed the car coming toward him in the opposite lane because its lights were completely off.
As a “common” courtesy, he flashed his lights to let the other drive know he needed to turn his headlights on.
Looking in his rear-view mirror, he saw the car turn his lights on.
But What Happened Next Was Completely Unexpected… And Nearly DEADLY!
The other vehicle suddenly did a split-second U-turn and began picking up speed to close in on the father’s bumper.
Veering into the opposite lane and stepping on the gas, the vehicle pulled up alongside as a passenger in the back seat thrust a handgun out the window and fired at the father who simultaneously slammed on his brakes to avoid a crash (and a bullet)!
Fortunately the other vehicle didn’t pull back around for a second shot and sped off down the remote highway.
This scenario could have spelled D.E.A.T.H. for a loving husband and father who was only trying to be an friendly driver – and is a good example of why YOU need to add “escape & evasion driving” to your survival toolbox…
This was a true story I discovered in my rough “armpit” of a town I lived in during my time in New Mexico where local gangs (we had 4 of them – and they were rough!) ruled the roads.
These gangs would initiate new members by driving around with their lights off.
The first oncoming car that flashed its lights as a “friendly heads up” would become the “target car”.
The gang would circle around and the new member’s role was to shoot at the car…
…no matter WHO was in it!
These are very real scenarios that you MUST prepare for… as well as others…
For example, what if you were:
Harassed on the road by a group of thugs on a drunken joy ride?
Being chased by a fuming driver on the highway who you mistakenly cut off and he’s trying to run you down?
Trapped in an urban area during civil unrest as anarchists stop cars and attack drivers?
Now “evasive driving” DOESN’T mean you have to have a fast car and go to bodyguard school.
In fact, here are 4 tips you can master right now for “escape & evasion” driving skills when you’re being chased by a car full of attackers:
1. “Speed” is not necessarily your friend
The one who survives a high speed car chase isn’t usually the fastest, it’s the one who doesn’t crash.
Watch those idiots being chased by police on shows like “Cops” and those crazy “caught on video” shows and you’ll see that all the police have to do is follow the perp until he wraps himself around a telephone pole and then put the cuffs on him.
In a chase, try not to travel over 65mph to make sure you can handle your car effectively on the turn of a dime.
2. Turn when they can’t
Rather than try to outrun someone, let them get close enough to you and then take a quick, last minute turn in a different direction.
Action is faster than reaction.
If they’re behind you, they won’t be able to respond in time to take the same turn you just did.
They’ll either crash or have to back up to follow you and by then, you’ll be long gone.
3. If on a highway, take a 4-lane exit
If you’re being chased by someone on the highway, identify an upcoming exit and move to the far LEFT lane.
With your pursuer close behind you, make sure you have clearance and at the last minute, shoot across all 4 lanes to barely make your exit.
It will be difficult for them to back up, especially in the left lane against traffic, to follow you.
4. Distract the driver
This is one of my favorite tricks…
If you’re driving at night, reach under your seat and pull out a 2- to 5,000,000 candlepower spotlight. (You can get these from any boating or auto store.)
Shine it behind you at the driver and you’ll instantly blind him.
He’ll likely stop the car out of sheer panic of crashing (which he may do).
These are just a few of the tricks you can use to escape from someone while you’re in your vehicle.
It’s loaded with tactical strategies not just for driving, but for dealing with ANY situation where you’re targeted for an attack by a group of people during collapse, riots, civil unrest, and martial law.
Unfortunately, these type of events have become more and more common… and most people have no idea how to survive these scenarios.
Don’t be one of them.
What Other Escape & Evasion Tactics Do You Have For When Driving?
89 y.o. Michelle Poche had trouble getting around so she insisted on ignoring the evacuation order to stay in her home when Hurricane Harvey hit her local area.
Her neighbors stayed behind as well.
Their goal was to protect their home and also be there for the elderly Michelle if she needed anything.
After the storm and flooding, one of the neighbors waded through the waters to go check on her.
What did they find?
The senior citizen had drowned… with her phone after just dialing 911.
But that wasn’t all they discovered, and…
Most People Aren’t Prepared For What Neighbors Found Waiting In This 89 y.o. Woman’s Home…
Of course, “death” is as bad an ending as you can get to this heart-wrenching story.
Especially given all the rioting and looting we’re seeing now, I thought this story was worth recounting.
An elderly woman… all alone… watching the waters slowly rise in her home.. desperately dialing for help that will never come!
But there’s a deeper, more disgusting element to this story that offers a valuable lesson in what to expect in the after-effects of any kind of disaster or crisis…
You see, her entire home had been ransacked by looters who took whatever valuables they could find while the dead body of the 89 y.o. woman floated right next to them in 4 ft. of water!
Having personally seen the direct results of disaster 2 years ago (where we lost 12 men, women, and children when a 50’ wall of water flooded our little town in the early morning hours), I can tell you there are 3 things you can count on…
1. Neighbors will “try” to help neighbors.
Most people really DO have the best of intentions.
Sadly though, when it comes to life-or-death decisions, it’s “everyone for themselves”.
It’s best to pull together and face a crisis as a “team” – but you can’t count on it.
They have no morals… no fear… and their only goal is to take advantage of the “sheep” of our society during hard times.
If you appear weak, they will target you.
Dead or alive.
With law enforcement taking part in rescue missions, there will be no rule of law to hold them accountable.
3. Everyone can FAIL you!
Your 911 call will go unanswered… or fall on deaf ears.
98% of your fellow citizens will be unprepared for even the smallest disaster.
During catastrophic scenarios, first-responders will be forced to do the best they can to rescue those who are trapped in cars… attics… on top of homes…
… and for many – like for 89 y.o. Michelle Poche – help will come too late.
Bottom line is this…
During ANY disaster or crisis, the only one who can look out for you… is YOU!
Not your neighbors… not the police… not the government.
When it’s life-and-death, it’s a dog-eat-dog world and it’s YOUR eyes your loved ones will be looking into for saving.
It’s all because of the George Floyd protests – marches that took place because Floyd was killed while in police custody.
The protests have become riots, the riots have become looting… and now innocent people are being beaten in the street.
But as bad as that is, it’s about to become worse… because the rioters say they’re headed to the suburbs to “take what’s theirs.”
And there’s one critical looter defense mistake that you can’t afford to make!
The WORST Mistake You Can Make When Defending Your Home From Looters
As the riots have spread to dozens of cities across the United States, the focus has shifted.
Police stations and police cars took the worst of it to start.
Then the looting started, first of big stores, then expensive shopping districts.
(In SoHo, looters took millions of dollars of Rolex watches when they cleaned out a fancy store.)
But as the violence raged on, we started seeing reports of small business owners being attacked, some while trying to defend their life’s savings.
One couple was beaten with 2X4s in Rochester, New York.
Another man tried to face a mob with a sword… and was beaten to a bloody pulp.
And on and on it went, with cars and businesses getting wiped out.
But then they started targeting private homes, with some of the political agitators among the rioters sending tweets saying they were going to “come to the suburbs.”
Right now, with thousands of National Guard troops on the streets of American cities, private citizens are spending long nights in their homes, worried they could be targeted next.
But when the mob is walking up your street, there’s one CRITICAL mistake you do NOT want to have on your house or in your yard:
A “looters will be shot” sign!
See, no matter how many guns you have, you can’t fight off a mob of hundreds of people if they really start pouring in.
If they rush you, they’ll take you down.
Instead, you need to camouflage your home.
Don’t put up a “looters will be shot” sign…
…Put up a “We Stand With George Floyd” sign, or anything else that signifies you’re “with” the rioters.
That could help mark you as a “friendly” household, and maybe the mob will pass you by.
Now, the best defense against rioting and looting is, honestly, not to be there.
No matter what you do, like I said, it’s very difficult to fight off an entire mob of people.
But if you have no choice – say, because the riot came up on you before you realized you should get out, and especially if it’s only a few people looking to invade your house or apartment – there are things you CAN do.
To do them, you need a home invasion plan.
And to defend your home against this type of violence requires EXTREME TACTICS in response.
When violent rioters or home invaders break down your door while you’re home, you may have to know. . .
How to escape from being tied up or handcuffed
How to use other family members to deceive your attackers
Methods for staging weapons in “secret hiding spots” within your home
How to trick home invaders into letting you go
Ways to use “improvised weapons” to your advantage
And a LOT MORE.
These types of scenarios are EXACTLY why we created our “Extreme Home Defense Tactics” course – because we found that other home invasion survival techniques were either outdated… or frankly just fell far short of dealing with reality.
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.
I have to tell you, I thought I’d seen just about everything when it comes to how awful people can be.
The COVID-19 pandemic has lowered the bar for the worst-of-the-worst, though.
What am I talking about?
Well, a news report came out just a couple weeks ago that said “pandemic looters” – really, pandemic COWARDS – have been targeting the weakest citizens for mugging and robbing:
The threat, however, is not just about “grandma”. . .
This is actually just the beginning of a much LARGER threat that we ALL have to be on guard for.
The “Pandemic Coward” Threat To You And Your Family!
When I was in the military, I saw this first hand in “third world” locations.
As the normal rule of law starts to break down – and as people start to think that the “rules don’t apply to them” (because the authorities are stretched thin, or society itself is unraveling) – the cowards become more bold.
By cowards, I mean the people who take advantage of a crisis – like this pandemic – to prey on those they think are weaker.
And when I saw this news article out of California, I realized we were seeing the beginning of the same thing:
Police in San Francisco reported at the end of last month that there had been several violent robberies of elderly women – done at gunpoint, sometimes by shoving these 70- and 80-year-old women to the ground.
They specifically said that these are thugs taking advantage of the pandemic, targeting isolated women in this time of “social distancing.”
At the same time, there has been a surge in home invasions during the shelter-in-place order, as well as burglaries of locked-down commercial establishments.
And that’s how it starts.
We’ve let countless violent prisoners out of jail in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A lot of THOSE criminals have committed new crimes (up to and including murder).
And the “street predators” out there, who start with elderly women because these victims offer the least resistance, are getting more and more bold in the houses they break into.
In other words, first they attack the elderly… then they break into empty businesses… and then they invade occupied homes… all while the police are busy enforcing “social distancing” policies somewhere else!
In other words, you cannot afford to shelter in place and think the danger out there won’t come to your door.
The chaos all around us – the unraveling of our society caused by this pandemic – will eventually get better.
But until it does – and we may be a ways off from turning the corner on that yet – you and the people you love are in danger.
To outsmart this social chaos, you’ve got to know clever, sneaky ways to detect, avoid, and fight back against these threats.
The book shows you how to protect yourself and your family from looters, home invaders, and even civil unrest and riots
(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 threat is only going to get worse before it gets better in the coming weeks and months.
Learn how to protect yourself and your family now so the pandemic cowards and predators can’t make you a victim.
Jails and prisons releasing dangerous criminals so they don’t spread infection behind bars.
Gun stores closed as “non-essential.”
I mean, what could possibly go wrong?
Right now, we’re seeing a “perfect storm” of conditions that will create civil unrest and social chaos…
…While raising the chances of looting and home invasionTHROUGH THE ROOF.
And that’s why we need to talk about…
The Looter Threat Sitting In Your Driveway
I don’t need to tell you that this pandemic has gone on long enough to make people desperate.
On top of that, the food supply chain has taken a hit, which is going to cause shortages.
(Already, some Wendy’s restaurants have had to take beef off the menu because their supplier can’t provide it.)
At the same time, protests are breaking out in state after state, as people SCREAM to go back to work.
And the police?
They’ve turned to berating people for not social distancing… and, in one viral video, beating up bystanders who interfere with social distancing arrests (at least in one case in New York).
All this is a deadly formula for social chaos.
We’re not just talking about riots; we’re talking about people coming into your home to take what they need.
With all these stresses on people, and with all the threats in the media, more and more they’re going to start looking to TAKE what they want and need from people who have it.
But that brings me to the threat sitting in your own driveway that could bring looters to your door: your own vehicle!
Too many of us are rocking stickers on our vehicles that proclaim our hobbies and memberships.
I’ve written before about how those “family stickers” can tip off home invaders to the presence of spouses and children in your house.
Well, one of the most attractive “steal-me” items to a looter or home invader is your guns – which means a gun sticker, or NRA membership decal on your car or truck is like ringing the dinner bell to a thief!
I know: you think of your gun as something you use to protect yourself.
But if a determined home invader or looter targets you for your guns, he’s going to be extra fast and extra vicious in bringing the pain to neutralize you.
You have what he wants – something he can use to take stuff from other people, and something that he can sell for plenty of cash to other looters just like him.
Making sure you don’t tip off other people to the fact that you’re armed is just one of TONS of tips and tricks for protecting your family from social chaos.
Whether it’s the looters who might come to your door… or the riots taking place in the street outside… this is an incredibly dangerous time for all of us.
All it takes is ONE trigger 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.
In fact, we’re already seeing the beginning of this, which means you’ve got to take action NOW to protect yourself and your loved ones.
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…
…Or you’re worried about looters coming to where you live to take what they want.
Learn how to protect yourself and your family now so you don’t get caught unaware.
It’s the only way to survive this pandemic and get through to something closer to “normal” for all of us.
Are You Worried About Chaos Coming To Your Door… Or Food Riots And Civil Unrest?
Together this is the place where you’re going to dig in during an emergency (like the current pandemic).
This is the place where you choose to shelter-in-place, unless and until it becomes necessary to bug out because that location is no longer safe.
I mean let’s face it; that’s where your survival cache is anyway, right?
Your gear is there, your family is there… but what will you do if a major disaster throws your town into chaos and suddenly there is a real threat of attack from looters?
As we’ve all learned in recent months, you’ve got to protect your home from the sudden threat of violence.
So how will you do that?
Or, perhaps more importantly, what should you NOT do while accomplishing that?
I spoke with survival expert Pat Henryabout protecting your home from looters, and here is a run-down of what he had to say.
The Biggest Mistakes People Make When Protecting Their Homes From Looters
As we’ve seen time and time again during times of crisis, the wolves come out to prowl.
With collapse comes the threat of looting and violence that could threaten your family and your survival stash.
You yourself may not have given any thought to how to defend your home and your community when it suddenly becomes a war zone, but as we’ve recently seen during times of widespread civil unrest, rioting, and looting…
Any emergency that plunges your town into a state of social chaos could bring violence literally right to your door and onto your streets!
When the police are overwhelmed and 911 operators give up on even trying to answer the phone, it’s left to you, and hopefully a well-trained survival team, to defend your home.
But don’t make THESE mistakes along the way!
Mistake #1: Thinking It’s Going To Be Over Soon
One thing you’ve got to fight against in a collapse is the normalcy bias.
I think a lot of people out there, to their detriment, just don’t believe it’s going to get as bad as it is.
(You saw that after Hurricane Katrina, and we’re seeing it now during COVID-19.)
People who had all kinds of advance warning of the disaster didn’t take it seriously.
When the power was out and there was no food, they were stuck in their homes freaking out.
They thought it wasn’t real, that it wasn’t happening.
In a collapse, therefore, the sooner you realize it’s not just going to be fine in a few hours, the better off you’ll be.
Realize as soon as possible that you’re going to have to take matters into your own hands.
That includes gearing up to protect your home from violent looters.
Mistake #2: Being Unprepared To Defend Their Lives
Once you’ve gotten past that, another mistake people make is not being prepared to deal with the ramifications of having to defend their lives.
Far too often, we rely on the police.
In a collapse, if there are looters coming down your street. you’re going to have to be prepared to defend your home — defend your life, possibly — from people who have shown that they don’t give a damn what the police are going to do.
As much as possible, think through the steps you are going to take, or that you could be faced with, when it comes to defending your home.
That will help put you in a better position to take action when the time does come.
Mistake #3: Not Being There
Finally, a lot of people make the mistake of simply not being there.
In a collapse, if you want to protect your home, you’ve got to be there.
(You can’t expect your private army of security personnel to do it… because for most of us, they don’t exist.)
If you’ve bugged out to a neighbor’s house or you’re at a bar watching all this happen on the television, you won’t be there to defend your home.
Anything you do have, including your stockpiled supplies, your food, your water, your gear… it’s all going to be up for grabs.
Not being home during a crisis, therefore, is a huge mistake.
These aren’t the only mistakes you could make, but they are some pretty major ones.
When you come down to it, there are a lot of ways to protect your home from looters.
Be mindful of what NOT to do as we’ve detailed here and you’ll be a long way towards successfully protecting your home and family.
Are You Preparing Your Home For Defense Against Looters And Riots?
You take it for granted every day, and you depend on it for EVERYTHING.
It is ELECTRICITY, and with our fragile electrical grid essentially held together with duct tape and hope, it’s only a matter of time before we experience another widespread blackout like the Northeast United States did just a few years back.
What’s worse, terrorists have figured out that our grid is a point of vulnerability — and we’ve already seen what may be the first tentative steps to target our electrical grid for destruction.
When a grid-down blackout strikes there will be many factors you’re going to need to plan for in order to avoid being one of those 281 million Americans who won’t survive…
…but there are three you had better get on RIGHT NOW (and yes, I know we’re all in lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic… but this is very serious food for thought).
Here is a summary of advice given to me by survival expert Jonathan Hollerman when we talked recently…
The Three Most Critical Steps YOU Should ALREADY Have Taken To Prepare For A Grid-Down Blackout Collapse!
A long-term loss of the electric grid will be infinitely harder to survive than a massive financial collapse, for instance.
Outside of the financial collapse, it’s also the MOST LIKELY thing to happen in our future.
In the best-case scenario we’re looking at a minimum of SIX MONTHS without power, more likely a year or two, and at that point our country will probably have lost 80 to 90 percent of its population.
There’s no plan of action that the military or DHS can put into effect to feed 300 million Americans without the electric grid, and people need to understand that.
That means you’ve got LOTS of prepping and stockpiling to do… but it also means there are…
3 Critical Grid-Down Blackout Survival Planning Tips You Should Already Be Doing…
Okay, let’s take them by the numbers.
There are more things you should be doing to survive for a grid-down blackout collapse, but these are three of those most critical ones.
First of all…
1. Don’t Tell ANYONE That You’re A Prepper.
It’s natural to want to talk about prepping.
After all, we naturally want to discuss what interests us… and we may feel we owe it to our friends and neighbors to explain to them the need to prepare.
The problem is that if people know you are prepared, they know you have supplies…
…And that means your doorstep is the first one they’re going to show up on if things go crazy and they need to survive.
Don’t expect your friends to stay your friends during social chaos.
They’ll ask… and beg… and finally, they may resort to violence to take what they want.
Make your prepping a closely guarded secret.
That way, none of your neighbors will come looking to kick in your door when they are starving and desperate.
2. Store Enough Food And Water For 1 YEAR.
If you can’t eat and drink, no amount of gear in the world will help you survive a crisis.
Only having adequate stores of food and water will see you through the worst of it.
Our government recommends preparing for a few days to perhaps a week.
In a long-term survival situation, that’s going to leave you thirsty, starving, and desperate.
You have GOT to be preparing for more than just a few days.
A grid-down crisis could go on for MONTHS.
Keep that timeline in mind and make storing food a constant, revolving process.
3. Make Sure You Have Protection, And I Don’t Mean Just Physical Shelter.
You’ve got to have weapons and supplies for fighting off the human predators that your neighbors will become when they are starving and looking to stay alive.
You may think it can’t happen to the people you know.
You may think the folks who know you’re a prepper would NEVER turn on you.
The harsh truth is that they can and they WILL.
When people are desperate to live, they’ll do almost anything to ANYONE.
That includes you.
Your survival stores must therefore include the weapons, ammo, and other gear you can use to fight off hostiles who want to take what you have.
Don’t put off your prepping.
Don’t tell yourself it can’t happen to you.
See to these three things NOW, before the next crisis hits.
You need all the time you can get to be ready.
What Other Grid-Down Collapse Survival Tactics Do YOU Think People Need To Focus On?
Please Share Your Best Blackout Survival Tips Below Now…