reply to post by PrisonerOfSociety
Prisoner, I see your problem with that street. But then again, this can be turned into a bit of an advantage.
I don't know how many neighbors you know, but there's blocks and sections within that street.
Push comes to shove, you collectively keep out the riff-raff by blocking access to your enclave.
Another trick that is useful if one is staying in a structure is this:
Have the materials handy to strongly board up the top half of the doors from the inside.
You ask, what the hell?
The idea is that even if they break your door, they'll have to stoop over to enter. Now while they're stooped over, and I mean it doesn't matter
how many there are, they can only enter one at a time.
As he sticks his head through, you crush it with a sledge hammer, ax handle, lawnmower blade, polearm, or even a cinder block. It's real
discouraging to those who would consider following, and they'll likely move on to easier prey.
That ASSUMES you also blocked and barricaded your windows. Heavy blackout curtains will enable you to use candles or lanterns and move about within -
without your movement and activity from being observed from the outside.
Some due to their location and nowhere else to go, should likely stay and stick it out where they are.
Others who have a "final redoubt" shouldn't wait too long before leaving. Don't plan on taking your car and getting stuck in traffic.
Panic will be rampant.
Either get gone quickly using "alternate" routes, or stick it out for a while where you are while some things naturally "self-correct."
Neighbors will naturally tend to stick together, and will and can be a formidible defense.
For some of the weapons available where firearms are not allowed, consider what's in your tool shed, or go to someplace like "Museum Replica's"
and you can find spear heads and butt caps, polearms such as Fouche and Pikes, swords and all kinds of stuff that you can always claim are just
Remember, the Swiss with their Pikes were feared all through Europe. Long bows can be kept in storage and within weeks, one can actually become
fairly skilled. And these things are quiet.
I think deep down, many of us know something is in the wind. Just a few basics will place you way ahead of the bulk of the population.