Getting caught up with a band of looters can be a pretty scary experience. It doesn’t take much for a group of people who are unhappy with something to start becoming a threat to your life, and property.
This is proven with the recent events that have take place in Ferguson, Missouri. We’re not taking sides here just to prove the point that bad things can happen in a hurry.
The event in Missouri can happen almost anywhere, even in your hometown. We thought it was a good idea to take a look at how to deal with looters if the worst were to happen.
7 Ways To Protect Yourself From A Band Of Looters
1. Control Your Emotions – Unlike the looters, you need to have self-discipline and be able to control your emotions. If you’re walking down the street and you see guys running out of Best Buy with TVs in their arms, just keep moving. Don’t stop and lecture them or yell at them or try and stop them. Yes, looters are low-lifes but now is not the time to give them a lesson on the Ten Commandments.
2. Blend in With the Enemy – If you have to make your way through town you want to blend in with the protesters or looters. If they’re holding a sign that says, “Death to Police” then you better start chanting that too or grab a sign of your own. The worst thing you can do is to let it be known that you’re not on their side because all of a sudden you could have 100 angry protesters turn on you.
3. Do Not Go Out at Night – I once heard a wise man say, “nothing good happens after midnight.” When it’s dark out, people tend to become more out of control and they think they can get away with more violent behavior. Unless it’s an emergency, do not leave your home after the sun goes down if your city is in the midst of chaos.
4. Always Have Your Gear on You – Since you never know when a city is going to erupt you always need to have certain gear on you. For instance, I always carry concealed. A few of the different guns you might find me carrying are a Ruger LCP, Glock 19, Smith & Wesson M&P, Sig P226 or Sig P250. If I had to leave my house while looting was taking place I’d have a gun on my hip, such as the Glock 19, a gun in my pocket, such as the Ruger LCP, and a gun on my ankle, such as the Glock 26.
In addition to guns, I always have a knife on me, usually a Benchmade clipped to my pants pocket or a TOPS Knife clipped to my belt. I also carry a tactical pen on me at all times. A tactical pen is one of my favorite weapons because it can be taken virtually anywhere and since it’s a pen it doesn’t draw much attention.
Other gear that I carry with me includes paracord, a lock pick set, bobby pins, a credit card folding knife, a hair barrette, a handcuff key, and $300 in cash with one $100 bill. To see the last few ways to protect yourself from a band of looters please see the original article here: SurvivalLife.com
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