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How to Survive the Growing Wave of Civil Unrest

I’ve been on both sides of a protest — a peaceful protest of citizens carrying hand-made posters, appealing to passersby in a friendly voice and as part of a large group of young people, angry at the school admissions process. That event resulted in shoving, yelling, and creating dangerous crowd crush with me in the middle! It was terrifying. Like you, I’ve also watched crowds on TV erupt in fury, breaking windows, burning cars, and creating violence and havoc that …

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Staying Safe in a Crowd

Love them or hate them, large crowds cannot always be avoided and they have inherent dangers ranging from pickpockets to riots. It’s good to be prepared for those dangers and keep in mind crowd safety. You just need to use your head in order to stay ahead of the game, so to speak. Do you need it with you? Whenever you attend large crowd gatherings, the fewer belongings you have with you, the less there is to keep track of and …

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A Mom’s Guide to Preparing For Civil Unrest

Over the summer of 2016, certain websites forecasted a string of protests around the United States. As it turned out, these protests often lead to riots. In most cases, there is no warning for such events, but this time, we were paying attention to the news and knew where and when many of these protests would take place. I was chatting with 3 of my friends, also Survival Moms, and we reviewed our situations. Not knowing if any of these …

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The Year I Stopped Prepping and Why I Started Again

I was the first person to become a prepper in my fairly large family. Among my husband’s family and huge extended family, he was the first prepper. As far as I know, after almost 8 years, we are still the only preppers, with one lone exception. It’s not something we talk about with anyone. Loved ones on both sides are busy with their own lives, playing computer games, dealing with office politics, and all the thousands of distractions that are a part …

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5 Reasons Why Bugging IN is Smart

I have seen many articles and posts about bugging out should some major disaster happen. These writers go on and on about having Bug Out Bags (BOBs) and heading to their Bug Out Location (BOL) to hide away until it is safe. I can imagine several reasons why having a bug out plan is a good idea but honestly, it should be a last resort. If your immediate home is not threatened, staying put and “bugging in” should be the …

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What to do when you can’t avoid being in the wrong place at the wrong time

When the economy made a sickening downturn about five years ago, I fully expected to see crime rates increase. It made perfect sense. Individuals who were out of work and in need of money to pay for the essentials in life would turn to a life of crime. Instead, annual reports from the FBI indicated that crime rates were actually dropping! Between 2008 and 2011, murder and robbery rates dropped sharply, in spite of the economic conditions that continued to …

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Coming to a Location Near You: Civil Unrest

It’s not my imagination.  Angry groups of people are gathering together more and more often, protesting perceived injustice, failure of leadership, the financial malpractice by our government and banks, and just about any unpopular decision made by a governing body.  Sometimes these groups go so far as to cast their anger, and blame, on those far from the source of their original complaint. They may even show up at the private homes of individuals they have targeted for one reason …

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