First of all I do hope that you’re staying safe and healthy and prepared whether it’s natural disasters this pandemic or what has been striking up
Lately the riots that have sweet across the u.s. swiftly and fiercely. They’ve turned from peaceful protests into rioting and looting. That has happened all over the US.
This is not fear-mongering. This is fact now. I’m all for peaceful protests. I think that we need to peacefully protest and have our voices heard but now I think it’s all come to a head people are frustrated.
People have been on lockdown for a couple months to hide away from a virus then we have a massive unemployment depression, suicides.
I’m not going to go into conspiracy theories in this post but let’s focus on how we can stay safe and secure during these uncertain times of rioting and looting.
Make sure that you’re applying them to any future rioting or looting because this isn’t the first time we’ve ever have riots or looting. This has happened before plenty of times and so we need to be prepared for it.
First of all, steer clear of large cities. This is where these things are happening in downtown metropolitan very large cities (San Antonio, Dallas Seattle)
Now has it spread a little bit outside of like the downtown areas. It has in some instances though they really are mostly focusing on downtown areas . Does that mean that it couldn’t spread ? absolutely not and regardless whether you live in the city the suburbs, the country, it doesn’t matter.
You need to be prepared and stay away from the larger cities however if you do live in a major city, stay home, keep everything locked, keep all your security and defenses on high alert.
At this time make sure that you are paying very close attention to what is happening in your city to the news, to the ham radio , to any resources and local social media.
Any eyewitness accounts that you can actually see of things happening and keep an eye on those things. While these things are mostly happening at night that doesn’t mean that it couldn’t happen during the day
and then doesn’t mean that it couldn’t spread. If you’re having to go to work or go grocery shopping or anything like that, you’re having to leave your home for some reason
or another a couple things to keep in mind if you must go to work with a grocery store , you must leave your house for one reason or another I want you to make sure that you’re taking extra precautions of that situational awareness
Really stay in red alert when you are out and about especially if you have to work in a downtown area, ask your boss if you can work from home or just call in because honestly at some point you have to ask yourself, you know how important is my job over my life
If looters come to your place of work, let’s like if you’re having to work at night , try to park in places in which you’re not going to be blocked in keep your items as close to you as possible .
if you wear a backpack or a purse or anything like that make sure that all straps are tightly secured. You’re not just letting it fly off into the wind
You’re not keeping one swing of the backpack on right, you’re keeping it securely to your body so that nobody can just come and yank it away from you.
This might be tough but in these times of uncertainty.
If you’re going out to just peacefully protest leave the kids at home .I can’t believe how many times I’ve seen kids at these protests even when they know that rioting and looting is going to happen or could happen, keep your kids at home
and make sure you’re paying attention to information news sources social media especially local social media of I witness accounts of people actually seeing these things happen firsthand
You don’t have to pay attention to mainstream media but you have to get information from friends family, your neighborhood or your community. It’s however you’re getting that information, make sure that you are continually getting a good new stream constant stream of information flowing in
and check your preps, make sure that everything is ready to go. Your car is ready to go in case you see that you may have to physically leave the location
Make sure that all your bags are ready to go, your EDC is all packed up and ready to go. You get home bag all of your gear and also make sure that all of your plans are ready to go as well
You have to have some sort of plan in action.
What is a threshold when is it gonna be so bad that we have to leave our home and you got to make sure that you’re not gonna be barricaded by any police barricades or anything like that
and if you are you need to find alternative routes whether by foot, bike you know if you can’t travel by vehicle so really keep those things seriously in mind
If you can’t leave, you’re going to have to stay and you know up your security and safety another way so just keep those things in mind, keep a basic first-aid kit or a more advanced trauma kit with you
If you are ever going to leave your home, there have been a lot of need for civilians Havoline having you know first aid kits and trauma kits available to them to help others around them
and don’t be that person who just watches somebody bleed out on the street, go and help them. You know with your basic first-aid and trauma skills
Arm yourself it doesn’t have to be with a firearm though. I highly suggest a firearm if you are going out into the city, arm yourself
You don’t have to like I said with a firearm but let’s keep one thing in mind you are your own protector. I would advise not carrying a machete or a sword or anything like that we’ve seen first hand video of how that went very bad for somebody who was wielding a sword and protestors literally gang rushed him and really really injured him very badly
so we need that great equalizer but really the greatest equalizer in all this is avoidance
Try not to go into the depths of the crowd and the rioting and looting right but again do not rely on anyone to come and help you. it doesn’t matter who it is, you’re reliant on your neighbor, your friend, your husband, it doesn’t matter. You are the only one who is responsible for your own safety and then the safety of your children
The police can’t even control the riots and looting what makes you think that they’re gonna come help you.
The last bit of information I want to give is to wait watch and listen this all boils down to simply watching what’s going on listening to information that’s being provided to you and then making assessments based on that information so like I was saying earlier
How do you know that it’s been not gonna come to your suburban area and your your country home or whatever it is, you don’t .
That’s why you pay close attention and you make sure that you’re ready for whoever comes. This is not a time to just be like whatever it’s gonna blow over eventually .
I’m just gonna hang out and just you know be loosey goosey about this take this very seriously because while these looters may not all be armed and they may not want to do damage to other people.
They may just want to do damage to buildings and burn sitting down for whatever reason but that doesn’t mean that they can’t reach that point they have hurt people.
There have been rioters and looters who have physically harmed other people so we want to be ever vigilant in this time and really if you can stay away from super populated areas especially if you live in a super populated area, stay home.