Civil unrest can be very terrifying.
It can erupt out of nowhere and lead to untold destruction.
Here’s what you need to know if a riot breaks out in your town.
The rule of law is what separates America and other first-world countries from regions that are in constant upheaval.
A breakdown in the rule of law is a scary reality to face.
A psychological phenomenon occurs in mob mentalities where people suddenly don’t feel a sense of responsibility for their individual behavior.
This can lead to all sorts of violent and immoral actions.
While riots may not be commonplace in America, they still happen and any survivalist must treat them with the utmost seriousness.
The first thing a prepper should do is look out for warning signs that a riot could be on the horizon.
One clear sign that something could be going down is an uptick in police on the streets.
You will see this if there’s a major music concert or massive sporting event taking place, particularly a championship game.
The same goes for a team’s victory parade.
Pay attention to local news and do your best to stay away from downtown areas.
One would think winning a championship wouldn’t invite destruction, but it speaks to the loss of responsibility among a collective group.
These types of riots can also draw out predators who are looking for an excuse to do damage.
Another warning sign is planned protests and counter-protests.
Due to the craziness of the far-left, our political climate is very overheated.
Leftists openly embrace violence, which means a city can quickly descend into chaos.
This has happened repeatedly in liberal strongholds like Berkeley and Portland.
If some type of event is planned and you work or live in the area, it might make sense to get away for a day so you’re not caught in the mayhem.
If rioting suddenly spreads to your area, batten down the hatches and don’t go outside.
This is when it helps to have plenty of supplies already in reserves so you don’t have to run to the store for anything.
If the chaos is prolonged, such as we’ve seen with riots in Los Angeles, Baltimore, Milwaukee, and other areas due to politically charged incidents, make sure you have the resources to ride out the crisis.
Make sure your home security protocols are in order, too.
You and your family should know exactly what to do and where to go if an intruder breaks in.
Everyone should be on the same page about how to get to the designated safe room and what to do if there’s an intruder between you and the safe room.
Finally, if you do find yourself in the midst of the chaos, avoid getting trapped in the middle.
Try to get to the outer edges of the masses.
Don’t go against the grain because that’s the quickest way to get trampled.
Look for higher ground so you can see what’s going on and where your best chance of escape may be.