Riot Defense: A Sneaky DISGUISE If You Get Caught In A Mob!

Riot Civil Unrest Escape And Evasion: Sneaky Disguise For Riots

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

Riot Civil Unrest Escape And Evasion: Sneaky Disguise For Riots

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.

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Benghazi Riot Tips For EDC Gear – Escape And Evasion For Mob Violence

Benghazi Riot Defense Tips: EDC Gear For Escape And Evasion in Mob Violence

Jeff Anderson

On the night of September 11th, 2012, in Benghazi, Libya, an armed mob of militants attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex.

A team of six American security operators went beyond the call of duty — and in fact disobeyed “stand down” orders they knew they couldn’t live with —  to courageously venture into the mass chaos in order to save the Americans trapped by the violent mobs.

The battle lasted for several hours and has become a political football, with both sides of the aisle trying to place blame or rationalize their role in the security lapses that led to so many American deaths.

The truth behind what REALLY happened is now being recounted by the security team who had their boots on the ground, in a new book called “13 Hours”.

But lost in all that political infighting is the fact that the Benghazi attack can teach us very valuable lessons about surviving civil unrest.

The events that unfolded in Libya represent the worst-case scenario you may face even as a civilian during times of collapse where you be looking out your window at Ferguson-type protests, unrest, violent mobs, no “rule of law”… and no help on the way.

One man who has been through that very event is Kris Paronto.

I asked Kris what type of EDC gear a person should carry to be better prepared for riots and civil unrest.

Here is what he had to tell me…

Everyday Carry Survival Gear For Escaping & Evading A Riot!

Benghazi Riot Defense Tips: EDC Gear For Escape And Evasion in Mob Violence
Benghazi Riot Defense Tips: EDC Gear For Escape And Evasion in Mob Violence
Kris Paronto
Kris “Tanto” Paronto

When it comes to escaping and evading a riot or “flash mob”, your gear isn’t your primary consideration…

… it’s being aware of your surroundings and identifying threats around you before they become a crisis you have to escape from.

Keep your eyes and ears open to warning signs others may not notice.

However, if civil unrest does happen, there are some things you can be carrying that will help you to get out of the immediate area and get to safety.

Here are five items to consider for your everyday carry survival gear…

1. Backup Cell Phone

You should, obviously, be carrying a cell phone to be able to call for help (police, medical, etc.).

But there might be the case where you want to call in a tip about a riot, but you don’t want to have to give your name because doing so might put you in danger.

Yes, these are extreme circumstances, but depending on your role (like for military contractors), this is a very real possibility.

If this is the case, you should consider carrying a backup – preferable a prepaid “burner” phone that’s not tied to your identity.

Sometimes I keep my phone in my car and sometimes I even keep the backup on me.

In addition, if your phones are on different networks, one might work even if the other has failed or doesn’t have coverage.

2. A Man-Purse Or “Go Bag”

You should have a go-bag.

You could keep a variety of things in that, included a tourniquet.

I’ll be honest; maybe that’s the worst case scenario, but I do, because I’ve seen where they were needed and where they save people’s lives.

I have had the luxury of putting them on too, so I do know they work.

I use a camera bag as my go bag.

It’s low profile, looks like something anyone could be carrying, and doesn’t scream “tactical prepared military operator.”

The idea is simply to have what you need in an envelope that allows you to carry it with you easily.

3. Something To Eat And Drink

When you’re really faced with a flash mob, you may want to have some water with you.

You may not be able to get to a water source if you’re avoiding a mob.

The last thing you want to do is reveal your presence, or make yourself more vulnerable, because you are wracked with thirst.

Having some food with you is also a good idea, for the same reason.

You could keep some candy bars and some gum in your car, in your go-bag, or even on your person.

You don’t know how long you might need to be on the run, and you don’t know if you might get stuck somewhere.

Having a little food and water can give you a burst of energy and make it easier for you to keep a low profile while danger passes.

4. A Weapon

Now, obviously, if you can legally carry, you should be.

It makes sense to carry a gun when you can because the police can’t be there fast enough to help you.

But you do need to be trained with that weapon.

Don’t just carry and think that you’re going to be able to pull that gun out and use it.

If you have not trained with it, then nine times out of ten you’re going to fail with it when it’s time to use it.

So you’ve got to be, not necessarily an expert, but just know and be familiar with what you’re carrying.

Have a holster that you’re using, that you’re used to as well.

Don’t feel uncomfortable carrying it.

If you feel uncomfortable when you’re carrying it, chances are you probably shouldn’t be carrying it, because you won’t use it when stuff starts to go bad. You’ll lock up.

5. A Knife And Multitool

Finally, you should carrying a Leatherman or a knife or tool or something like that.

Say you’re stuck in your vehicle and have to cut your way past the seatbelt.

You need to have a knife to do that.

A Leatherman is good because it has so many tools available for whatever you might face.

A Swiss Army Knife is good for the same reason.

It doesn’t have to be anything exotic or military-styled.

It just has to have the tools you might need.

What it comes down to is that sometimes, you just need to be prepared.

Bad things can and do happen to us.

That’s a little pessimistic, but it’s kind of where we’re at in today’s society.

You need to prepare ahead of time for flash mobs and riots.

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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…


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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