If 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!
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?
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.