Sunday, October 17, 2021

Don't Get Shot By Some Soccer Mom

For those who refuse to get clear of the red zones, this is a decent video on OPSEC for your preps if you live in an urban or suburban area. 




A lot of stuff I have said before, most notably that the meek, soft looking neighbor can be just as lethal as a trained special forces operator if that neighbor shoots you in the back to get your stuff. I suspect most White suburban dads have at least a pistol or shotgun in the house. Desperate people will do desperate things and nothing makes a man more desperate than needing to provide for his family in difficult times. And don't discount that when people slip the leash of civilized order, many will revert to the darkest aspects of humanity. Don't expect the same level of civilized behavior with the law and social pressure to keep people in line. In times of famine, cannibalism is common so don't look like an easy meal.

The big flaw in this video is that no matter how much you do to hide your preps, the desperate are going to figure it out sooner or later and it will be a lot sooner the more people are around you. That is why you need to be as far away as possible. Sure my neighbors know I have guns, I am a Federal firearms licensed dealer after all, but so do they and most of them also have at least some level of preparedness. Having a generator and stocking up on food is just common sense when you live in the country. In the city, it can mark you as a weirdo. Still most of the advice is pretty sound. Even out in the country, as a commenter pointed out recently, there can be some sketchy people. Just being country folk doesn't mean being someone who can be trusted. 

Know your neighbors, know your area of operation and figure out now who is more trustworthy and who is not. Have a plan for people everywhere on the spectrum. Some of those plans might be more proactive than others...

5 comments:

  1. You should assume that your neighbors know you're prepared. Act accordingly. You can and should evaluate who in your immediate locale will be useful. The UPS and FedEx guys are a wealth of information; they know who's buying what.

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    1. My UPS and FedEx guys mostly bring me guns so they aren't much help.

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  2. I hardly know my neighbors. I live in an apartment complex in Oklahoma City. Residents change every six months or so. The key number is that 40 percent are black. I have supplies in my place for 30 - 45 days including water and food. But no one near me know this. I intend on surviving. Of course my 2nd Amendment stuff is in place. I never---never---leave my place without a firearm obvious at my side. My neighbors see this, and take heed.

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  3. That's why where you are and how tied in you are is important. Like-minded neighbors are key.

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    1. At a very minimum know who you can probably rely on and who are more likely to be an issue to deal with.

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