Eleven Survival Tips for Civil Unrest

Will we one day see mass resistance to what’s going on in our country? Might it at least appear in certain volatile pockets?

I’m not advocating it, I’m just asking questions.

In the event of unrest or panic, what will be the government’s response? Martial law? FEMA camps? Don’t think that they don’t have their own plans.

What if things get chaotic–something that could happen for any number of reasons–and the knuckle dragging mouth breathers come to loot what you’ve set aside in your efforts to be prepared?

In the July-August 2009 “Backwoods Home Magazine,” Claire Wolfe tackles this touchy subject. She discusses possible definitions of civil unrest and the levels at which we may be affected by it. She expands on the following points.

  1. Keep standard emergency preps up to date.
  2. Don’t fall into foolish complacency.
  3. Watch your health.
  4. Make common cause with your neighbors.
  5. Prepare to protect your resources day and night.
  6. Get advance word on local conditions when traveling.
  7. Watch for signs of trouble when in an unfamiliar area.
  8. If you stumble into a “hot zone” of unrest, be prepared to think on your feet.
  9. If you’re swept up in mass arrests…go along as best as you can.
  10. Have a good lawyer and carry his or her card with you.
  11. Be careful of roadblocks. Avoid them if you can.

Find out more about each of these crucial points. Below is an excerpt and link to the article.

Preparing for civil unrest

By Claire Wolfe

The most remarkable thing about civil unrest is that there hasn’t been more of it.

Politicians are making a hash of this country—and much of the rest of the civilized world. We know it. They know it. They know we know it. But we don’t feel we can do anything much to stop them.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.
http://www.backwoodshome.com (541)247-8900.

The bottom line: Be prepared and keep a cool head. Think survival.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.