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Alright. All-right. ALL RIGHT! It’s a new (old) video from Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy! And, new or old, this one couldn’t be more timely.

We’re rolling along with the Freedom Prepper civil unrest series of October. Now, wouldn’t you know it, but the dynamic medical prepping duo put together a list of riot survival tips over three years before the current unpleasantness started! Their predictions of extremism were as accurate as the unfolding events are disturbing. That’s the level of forethought we can expect, time-tested common-sense measures to ensure personal safety.

Less Doom, More Bloom

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Best-selling authors and medical professionals Joe and Amy Alton know what they’re doing, with all things medicine and all else preparedness. We’re fortunate to have them on our side, in general. We’re very lucky to receive these tips, specifically.

13 RIOT SURVIVAL TIPS

You need a plan, a strategy. If, by any means it is possible, then STAY AWAY! If not, then:

One. “Yellow Alert”

This has nothing to do with readiness on a warship. It’s our old friend, situational awareness. Take into constant consideration your surroundings, including who is out there and what they are doing. If the behaviors noticeably deteriorate, then it is time to leave.

Two. Look For The Exit

This was once Sesame Street-level advice. But, today, too many people only stumble around with their heads buried in their phones. That’s a potential ticket to trouble. Always scout for a way to get out of any area or enclosure. Do this mentally and by second nature. That way, if you have to leave in a hurry, you’ll know where to go.

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Three. Skirt The Fringes

This by no means to cavort with the most extreme elements you find – it’s the exact opposite, in fact. It means to stay on the outside edge of any crowd you encounter. Why? Because it’s easier to break away if you’re already next to the clear, safe spaces (take that, SJWs!). If you’re in the middle of 20, 200, or 2,000 protesters or rioters, then you will have a longer, slower, and more dangerous trek out of the madness.

And, if they, like a school of fish, start moving towards some violent event, then you need to move the other way, which is easier if you’re already on the outer edge of the masses.

Four. Avoid Confrontation

You might be the biggest supporter that Donald Trump has. That’s great unless or until you’re surrounded by people who hate him and those who visibly support him. Take off the MAGA hat. Try to blend in. And, under no circumstances should you confront, argue with, or otherwise engage with dangerous people out for a night of destruction. You cannot reason with a mob, don’t try.

Five. Be A Masked Man

This might be the only time I’d support having some sort of face-covering available. But, if you have one (of any kind) handy, then it might keep the worst of the pepper spray or CS gas or whatever out of your lungs. It’s harder to run away when you’re gasping for air. Try to keep the coloring neutral so you’re not mistaken for an Antifa “ninja” or a bank robber.

Six. Fleet Feet

Wear sneakers, running shoes, combat boots, or other footwear that you can sprint in. Ladies, this is not an event for high heels. If you find yourself in trouble while wearing three-inch spikes, then remove them and go barefoot – fast. Other clothing items can be purpose-driven too. 

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Seven. Watch The Cops

Watch, but do not interfere with what they’re doing. They are there for general public safety and not necessarily for you. Bother one of them and they might arrest or smack you. If they move towards danger, then you go the other way. 

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Eight: Walk, Don’t Run

If everyone else is moving slowly, then you will stand out by running. Make your escape stealthily and as fast as WALKING will take you. This, of course, does not apply to a life and death crisis. If a bomb goes off, you won’t be the only one running.

Nine. BLEND IN!

Try as best you can to be the grey man – blend in with the crowd. At the beach, your tux would make you conspicuous and draw attention. At a BLM riot, that Trump 2020 hat or t-shirt does the same thing. Use your head and maybe it won’t get hit with a bike lock.

Ten. Stay Together

If you’re with friends – and it would be better to not be alone – then do not become separated. There are safety and confidence in higher numbers.

Eleven. Don’t Get Caught

That should go without saying. Just try and avoid walls, fences, and other obstructions where by you might be stopped or trapped. 

AVOID SCENES LIKE THIS:

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Twelve. Fluids

Carry water or milk. Yes, you can drink it should you become thirsty. You can also use it to flush pepper spray or other irritants out of your eyes or the eyes of someone in the group.

Thirteen. Carry A Medical Kit

Perrin loves to leave the last item off, but this one is too important. Be prepared to render aid as necessary. Just exercise caution in doing so. I hate to say this, but do not stop to help the enemy. That truly kind tactic slowed down America’s hero, Kyle Rittenhouse, placing him in greater danger. Also, if you carry the kit (and you should if possible), then know how to use it.

There’s much more than the above, summary points.

Watch the Video:

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We owe Dr. Joe greatly for this advice. At the very least, please “like” the video and pass the link along to friends.

Take a moment and skip over to the Bones and Amy Channel on the YouTube set. If you’re an old Freedom Prepper holdout, then you already know. If you’re new, then consider signing up for all the best prepper information on the net – and not just about medical matters either.

D&B. Support the Mission … or else.

Then, take a detour over to their dedicated website, Doom and Bloom. Bookmark that – you will not regret it. It’s more advice, more training, and more resources than maybe we deserve. No regrets. You also won’t regret coming back as our series on unrest moves forward into a certainly uncertain future.

Writes​​ ​​about​​ ​​freedom ​​and​​ ​​more​​ ​​​​at www.perrinlovett.me​​​​.​​ ​​His weekly National Affairs Column - never a dull read - appears at The Piedmont Chronicles​​​​. THE SUBSTITUTE​​ is his first Novel. He​​ ​​is​​ ​​still none​​ ​​too​​ ​​fond​​ ​​of​​ ​​government​​ ​​meddling.

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The Storm Has Arrived! Shop the Storm Protection Agency!

The truth is a storm of one kind or another is always on the way. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are. You have to be prepared in order to survive. You’ll need your wits. You’ll need a plan. You need gear. Fortunately, we at Freedom Prepper have you covered!

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7 Ways to Survive an EMP Attack

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An electromagnetic pulse, or “EMP” for short, is a sudden burst of energy that overloads the fragile components within an electrical system, causing them all to short out. It causes actual hardware damage resulting in the failure of any unprotected electrical devices. Typically EMPs are generated by technically advanced devices such as nuclear weapons. 

The least realistic but most dangerous scenario that can take place is that someone detonates many EMPs over a nation, or crazier, the whole world and renders all the technology and electric grids everywhere useless. If this happens, you should know how to prepare for it to ensure your survival during this unprecedented attack.

Lighting 

Candles are the obvious choice in any scenario like this. We have them handy; they are cheap and readily available everywhere in quantity. The only few negative things one might mention are the strength of light the candles can provide, how unstable they can be depending on which type of candle you use, or how the wind can blow them out anytime. 

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If candles just don’t cut it for you, let me introduce you to an alternative. Oil lamps; works under any condition. No weather or atmosphere is strong enough to keep an oil lamp down.

Faraday Cage

A Faraday cage, named after its inventor, Michael Faraday, is a device or structure made and used to protect the cage’s contents from electrical impulses. It’s an excellent option for security, and easy to make. Nevertheless, an old microwave or a metal cage, i.e., a safe, can be as good.

The Faraday cage may do well against an EMP attack, but we can’t be too sure. We cannot foresee the impact of the electromagnetic pulse or the level of damage it might cause, so it is pretty much impossible to predict if the cage would protect the devices or not.

Communication Devices

Communications would be an arduous task after almost everything is rendered useless because of the EMP attack. It is always good to have many backup options to communicate with those important to you if a situation like this ever strikes. Devices such as a two-way radio, CB radio, or long-range walkie-talkie can be handy. If you find any of these devices in good shape after an EMP attack, put in some batteries and see if it works as there’s a high likelihood it will.

Communication is one of the more essential tasks after any disaster, and it is the very thing that you’d probably overlook. 

Backup Electricity

The primary issue after the attack is the question of electricity and how to source it if the grid becomes empty. Well, one option is to make electricity from solar panels by installing the panels around your home. Another is to set up wind turbine generators and produce electricity. 

Luckily, there are many backup electricity options, but they require preparation and hard work.

Defense

Any type of gun, be it shotgun or rifle, is useful for defending yourself. You can use these weapons to protect yourself and hunt animals, and depending on your preferences, for game. Another resourceful thing to do if you want alarm systems around your house would be to hang bells on the inside of your doors. Even if they seem like nothing, they are very consistent and can make you aware of intruders if they try to sneak in. Try to do this for every entry point in your house so you and your family can rest assured of your safety.

Sourcing Food

Sourcing food will be another significant problem if the restoration of power takes months or even years. Therefore you should know how to grow your food and manage your livestock. Books on farming and breeding livestock will help enormously with this, and there are countless out there.

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Be Ready, So You Don’t Have To Get Ready

Many preppers already know how to live off the grid because they have started living that life to be ready if and when the time comes. All of this will eventually prepare you to survive an EMP attack if you go off the grid entirely and learn not to rely on anything that works with electricity.

Keeping a stock of first aid kits and bare medical essentials is also a requirement if anyone needs medical attention. The EMP attack is often called the ultimate doomsday attack that will eventually happen.

You can always do things on an individual level to help protect you and your loved ones better. The practices and ways that we discussed above are known by much of the preppers community, so if you’re new to being a prepper, now you know how to survive an EMP stack.

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What to Do When You Can’t Afford Food

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The times are tough, and as the pandemic continues to affect us all in many different ways, this article feels like a necessity to show all the other options out there you can opt for to make your life that extra bit more worth living.

Families are struggling, and on the top of the list of struggles comes the challenge of buying food. This is a growing problem, and it seems that the end is not in sight. If you cannot cope and cannot afford even the essential food items, there may be some other options that can help you out.

Ask

Sometimes, the easiest thing can be the most challenging thing to do. Asking for food is the hardest decision that someone can take. Nevertheless, you can always ask restaurants, grocery stores or markets and many such places. While asking, also make them understand your situation very clearly and explain that the circumstances are challenging for you. Some organizations go from restaurant to restaurant and take leftover food from there and distribute it later to people who don’t have money or are homeless in dire need.

Basic budget

Mapping out your budget is the first thing you should do. List all of your living requirements on paper or digitally, and start with food. Only think about the things that you genuinely need to live and budget accordingly. Once you have a budget set, make it your duty to never go outside of this budget.

SNAP benefits

This is primarily a USA program, but you can find similar programs for your country. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that helps people get benefits based on their state and income. People will apply to this for many reasons and can be eligible for many reasons, so don’t take it from here but go directly to the Government website and get more information. Suppose you can apply and get approved. You will get a notification with all the information and details, including the period you will continue to receive those benefits. 

WIC

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Another program is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Congress is the one who controls this, and it gets funded through individual states. 

There is a list of criteria that you must meet if you want to qualify for WIC. The requirements include categorical, residential, income and nutritional risk. 

Free lunches

There are many programs specifically made to help people who cannot afford food in their houses. Free lunch summer programs, soup kitchens, or 24/7 kitchens that stay open solely for people to get food are some of the most important options that you can take advantage of. You need to be aware of these programs as they are placed there specifically to help you. 

Food banks

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If, by chance, you do not meet the eligibility criteria for any program, the above solutions will come to your aid. Another organization that helps is local food pantries. They are charitable and not for profit organizations that give away food to people without money or with very little and still cannot afford to buy the absolute necessities. A statistic to put things in perspective, food banks in the UK are helping up to a million people not starve, and the number in the United States of America is probably even higher. 

No matter how you may feel about going to food banks and asking for help, be reassured of your health and safety. 

Coupon expert

Become an expert coupon collector! These are your best friends during trying times. Stores give you coupons, and there are apps on the play store that have coupons for many stores in your neighbourhood. Vouchers can also give you advantages like buying in bulk at low prices or having discounted items that will expire in a week or so. 

NGOs

There are many not for profit governmental organizations that have a scheduled time and place where they distribute food. Going there and having your lunch or dinner is always a good option. 

Apart from NGOs, there are churches, mosques, gurudwaras and various other temples, depending on where you live, which will offer you free food and other benefits if you go to them and ask for help. 

Dumpster diving

As weird as it sounds, dumpster diving is a legitimate thing that people engage in. Dumpster diving is basically what it says. Dive into a dumpster and find sealed packets of food that many restaurants and hotels often throw out, or even grocery shops. These products are usually thrown out because they seem or look bad or are past their sell-by date. 

Nevertheless, however harmful this option may seem, you are doing what you need to do because you need the nutrition and the strength to get through the hardships you are facing right now. 

Stock on pantry items

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If you have even a little money, you can stock up on ramen noodles, crackers, flour, beans and rice. Such items go a long way in feeding you and keeping change in your pocket. These items can also be kept for a long time, so there are no chances of them going off anytime soon, and you can ration them out with no problem at all. 

Social services

Another measure that you can take is contacting social services or their offices, letting them know of your predicament, and asking for their help. They will usually give you food assistance by giving you an EBT card which works like a debit card and is primarily for buying groceries and related items.

Getting a job

Getting a job is the most challenging solution, but if you can make it happen, it will not just solve your food problems but also your living. Even if you get little money from your job, there’s always some food worth eating that you can buy from loose change.

Many people have to decide between giving up food and giving up on other basic needs, and sadly, they believe that giving up food is the way to go. One might think they can live without food but cannot live without shelter. You shouldn’t have to decide between either.

The above solutions are just some suggestions to help make your life a little easier if you ever have a food issue.

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