reply to post by Valhall
1. I agree with this one. You can bet these will be the worst offenders: DC, Chicago, LA, Frisco, NYC, Miami, Detroit, Atlanta, Houston, DFW, Austin,
and Phoenix. I'm in Birmingham, and I don't think we have too much to worry about. We don't have a history of riots, and you're safe as long as
you stay out of northside. Just use common sense. Lock your car and house doors, maybe put the valuables under further lock and key.
2. Yes, and no. In recent years, police departments across the country have become increasingly versed in very effective nonlethals, and almost all
departments carry assault rifles in the trunk now. Full auto is always a last resort, but if you're dealing with a crowd that just smashed your car,
is throwing rocks and molotovs and is moving toward you, you gotta do what you gotta do. NYC would do ok, so would LA and Frisco. Cops there know the
city, and they can hold their own for a short time(which would buy time for the Guard to roll out. That's a 2-3 day wait after they're ordered to
report to their duty stations). Miami would fare OK, Detroit would get really bad. Texas would do OK, and the southwestern states would have their own
problems. Once the Guard is out, streets will get quiet REAL QUICK. DC would fare the best, the sheer amount of police, military, and federal agents
in the city would swing the odds in their favor.
3. Fires will be a greater threat than the riots themselves. First responders will find themselves besieged and unable to do their jobs. These will
cause untold billions in damage. Avoid them at all costs. And pray for rain.
4. True again. It's a join or get the snot kicked out of you mentality. Private property damage and loss of life will be staggering.
5. If you join the riots, I really hope my tax dollars don't go to your hospital bill when the cops and guard come bust you up.
6. Agreed. If these indeed become race riots if Romney is elected, you can bet the people with the Romney signs in their yards are going to have their
homes invaded, stripped, and burned. In that order.
7. Not even three days. I'd get a month's worth at least. Dehydrated food, ten gallon jugs of water, vitamins, things like that. Crackers. And
don't buy junk. Get healthy stuff. Energy and protein bars too. Get a whole spectrum of nutrition. And DON'T run and get everything last minute.
After the riots start, grocery stores will be madhouses. People will steal everything, and the shelves will be empty. Assaults and murders for
supplies will be common.
8. I recommend 3 weapons: Semi-auto assault rifle such as the AR-15, a cheap Mossberg 12 or 16 gauge shotgun, and a Glock 40. If you can't afford the
AR, go with the mossberg and the glock. They shouldn't set you back very much, the shotty's only a couple hundred. Keep it loaded and in an
accessible place. If you're trying to keep intruders out, I'd recommend not going with buckshot. If they're legal in your state, purchase Dragon's
Breath rounds. Loud, bright, fiery, and they pack one hell of a punch. I wouldn't fire them indoors, they have magnesium in them and can set your
home on fire. Kind of a last resort thing. But it'll send them running. Standard rounds for the AR and Glock. Having bear mace and combat knives
wouldn't hurt you either. If things really got bad, I'd load a 150-200 round drum on the AR.
9. STAY INFORMED. YES. Have a hand cranked radio. They're very easy to find, and they work like a charm. Have a flashlight as well, and I would
recommend you go ahead and get a first aid kit and a whole survival kit if need be. Use social media and those types of sites to know where the
threats are, and when it's safe to flee. These sites can be an invaluable tool in locating and assessing threats such as riots, fires, floods, and
10. Don't taunt on Facebook, you can make yourself a target. Also, don't tell the world about your survival cache if you don't want your door
broken down by a mob.
11. Yes, have a bug out bag. Pistol, ammo, water, maps, GPS, satphone, laptop, charger, spare chargers for everything, solar chargers, and a portable
power unit. Many of these can hold days of charge.
12. YES. have a place to go. Family out in the country. As soon as you see the signs of unrest, LEAVE. Leave before you get caught in history's worst
13. Yes, always have full tanks. I'd get at least 20 extra gallons in cans.
14. Yep, always good.
15. Make sure you're in contact with loved ones before the towers and landlines go out.