After ‘The Shit Hits The Fan’ (TSHTF), gangs will be the number one problem in cities of any size. The gangs will take over a city very quickly starting with their own blocks and neighborhoods. Their numbers will grow very rapidly as those desperate for water and food will become their “new recruits” and will join for their own survival.
The gangs will be a formidable force for a number of logical reasons, and will be the downfall of many preppers and others who happen to be in their way…
Gangs already rule the dark ‘underground’ of today’s cities. When TSHTF they will be unleashed and unbounded, enabled by the chaos that will become the new reality.
During this time, most law enforcement officers will be more concerned about the safety and well-being of their own families in their homes, and will choose to stay and defend their property instead of leaving it all behind to “go to work”. The police TODAY have enough of a difficult time doing anything about the gangs, and they sure wont be able to do much of anything to prevent their overrun after TSHTF.
People living in cities, or even immediate suburbs, will be subjected to a very cruel and unusual environment. They will be HIGHLY at risk from foraging gangs.
Think about this… It is one thing to protect yourself and your family from an intruder who wishes you harm. But how will you protect yourself and your family from a gang mob?
The thing is, even in good times (today?) the gangs are armed with weapons, have honed their criminal skills, and are not afraid to use them. Can you imagine this after TSHTF?
Gangs WILL rule the cities.
Most of us living our middle-class lives today, do not see the underworld, the gang activity, the drugs and dealings… They cleverly hide it and it lives largely in the shadows of our streets. If you know what to look for, you can find it and see it, but most do not as they are too busy texting, tweeting, or talking on cell phones as they blindly travel the streets.
It will be a shock.
Too many preppers in suburbia believe that they can make it on their own after TSHTF. This will NOT be the case in my opinion. Confronting a roving gang will be suicide for most.
It’s all about the numbers.
10, 20, 50 (or more) of them and 5 (or less) of you? Who’s going to win?
It will take clever planning, and there are many ways to deal with this threat. If you do not have overwhelming numbers or overwhelming defensive measures and/or protection, you will be wise to choose a plan that avoids direct confrontation altogether.
Here’s one… Move out of the city TODAY. Move out of densely populated suburbia TODAY.
Listen… We all ‘hope’ that the shit will never hit the fan. We ‘hope’ that the-powers-that-be will hold it all together. We ‘hope’ that because things have always been fairly peaceful in our lives, that they always will be. We ‘hope’ that all the things we’re discovering about the risks we’re facing are just overblown and exaggerated. We ‘hope’ that the mainstream is right and everything’s mostly okay out there.
The things is, we’re living in a bubble. A cocoon. We have a very false sense of security that has only existed for a VERY small slice of time on the timescale of human civilization. We are living in a fantasy world of sorts. Our sense of security could be blown out of the water in an instant. Be aware of where you live and whether or not you will be in immediate danger of gangs who will TAKE your food and supplies (and worse) as they feed their needs to survive after TSHTF.
We’ll cover possible solutions later. But first we must accept that if the shit hits the fan, that gangs will become your worst nightmare. And these may not be the stereotypical gangs that you see in your mind… they will be hoards of desperate people of all races willing to do anything to survive. It is human instinct.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Written by Ken Jorgustin.