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  1. Urban Survival
    I saw this response in a recent thread about how to deal with a SHTF event. I laughed inside and then I stopped laughing. Yeah, it's a funny little quip. But it also gives us the chance to catch up on something not discussed too often here. The topic of looter management. Whether you're bugging...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/01/18/haiti.earthquake/index.html?hpt=T1 The article says it took 6 days for the looting to start. How long do you think it would take here? I was surprised that it says they aren’t taking food. Is that because they are being given food as charity?
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    [from here] "Driving in my car this afternoon, I heard an NPR reporter say some people in Port-au-Prince have had neither food nor water since the earth shook two full days ago. So I find the words in the lead story on The New York Times web site this afternoon grating: “The national police...
  4. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Panic, looting and triage after major Haiti quake http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100113/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/cb_haiti_earthquake_scene
  5. General Discussion
    Can you really fend off the starving hordes or defend your property if hordes of have nots come for your stuff? Not too far from my office is a bus stop where the day laborers have chosen to gather in hope of work. There have been more than usual lately and they are determined. They are there...
  6. Urban Survival
    The Reality of SHTF Weaponry for the Newly Awakened United States Citizen Many of us have examined and debated the SHTF scenarios to point of mental exhaustion and I wanted to try and create the most comprehensive and detailed analysis of the topic for the ‘Newly Awakened’; city dwellers who...
  7. Urban Survival
    During the NYC blackout of 2003, looting was minimal, and in fact, violent crime was lower overall on that day: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/16/nyregion/the-blackout-crime-this-time-fewer-arrests-as-the-city-stayed-dark.html Conversely, of course, we have the infamous example of mass...
  8. General Discussion
    These police officers were helping themselves to Walmart shoes and when they got caught they said they were 'looking for looters'. Now keep in mind that these police officers were not what I would call quality but during times of emergencies don't count on them to even follow the laws they are...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    i'm getting tired of the "i'm gonna go raiding, to get what i want or need" posts out there so let's define Raid or raiding shall we: marauding: characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding; "bands of marauding Indians"; "predatory warfare"; "a raiding party" raid - search without...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/01/national/nationalspecial/01lawless.html?_r=1&oref=slogin "John Carolan was sitting on his porch in the thick, humid darkness just before midnight Tuesday when three or four young men, one with a knife and another with a machete, stopped in front of his fence...
  11. Urban Survival
    Ok guys here we are, after the fact, whether it be hurricane, earth quake, nuke strike on washington, what ever it might be. You have some of your family or friends staying with you because you have a generator and a big wood burning bar-b-q pit. You are the only person in the whole...
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