Getting caught in the middle of a riot is the last thing you’d want in the event of civil unrest. Violence is rampant and law enforcers cannot be relied upon since they themselves are too busy fending off angry mobs. Your best bet at survival is to avoid riots altogether and secure emergency supplies at home or at your bug-out location. (h/t TheOrganicPrepper.com)
It’s important to be familiar with the warning signs of civil unrest so you can avoid riots and make the necessary preparations. A protest could escalate into a riot if you observe the following patterns:
The most effective way of surviving civil unrest is to stay home or bug out. In a perfect world, you and your family are all home, watching the news from the safety of your living room. But no one can really predict when exactly a riot will happen. There’s a good chance that the members of your household are in school or at work when the situation descends into chaos.
You need to prepare a survival plan to get everyone together. Check out these planning tips:
You need to prepare emergency supplies because it is too dangerous to go to the grocery store in the middle of a riot. Besides food and water, some of the things you need to stockpile include:
Keeping a low profile at home is key to surviving civil unrest. Keep all doors and windows locked and never answer the door. Put your family together in one room and avoid making unnecessary noises. (Related: 5 Survival techniques you need to know when society breaks down into chaos.)
You need to be prepared to put out fires since buildings and cars are often set ablaze during civil unrest. Firefighters will have their hands full so it is up to you to extinguish flames at home.
Invest in fire extinguishers and test them regularly to ensure they are in good working order once the need for them arises. Teach your children how to properly use a fire extinguisher and build fire escape ladders that connect second-story rooms to your lawn.
Mobs can invade neighborhoods and storm houses. Stockpile firearms and other defensive gear so you have something for self-defense should your home get breached.
Avoiding riots and keeping a low profile are key to surviving civil unrest. Plan ahead and stockpile emergency supplies to ensure your family’s safety during a riot in your neighborhood.