Prepared for Terrorist Threats
There’s no denying the fact that terrorist incidents are on the rise.
While people debate on social media over whether the government should
use the term ‘Radical Islam’, the truth of the matter is that many
people are dying from terrorist attacks that have become a very real
possibility due to globalization, influx of refugees and many other
factors. As a survivalist, one doesn’t have the luxury of debating
how things should be. Instead, you should be looking at how things
currently are and staying prepared for them. There have been
stabbings, shootings, bombings and even people driving vans into crowds
hoping to do as much damage to innocent lives as possible. The goal is
always to strike terror and fear in the hearts of people.
So, what do you do? Follow the tips below and stay prepared.
Be Alert and Aware… But Don’t Be Fearful
While a certain degree of fear is to be expected, you shouldn’t let it
paralyze you. During the 9/11 terror attacks, millions of people were
scared and glued to their TV screens as they watched the same scenes of
the Twin Towers repeatedly. This is pointless and only serves to
frighten you further. The first thing you should do is to be aware of
your current situation. There are a few factors that will
determine if the area you live in could be a potential target for
terrorists. Are you living near a transportation hub or an airport? Do
you work in an embassy? Do you live or work close to prominent people?
All these factors will raise the risks of attacks that may affect you.
Terrorists always want to cause as much damage as possible. They’ll not
travel all the way to a farm in Idaho to bomb a house with two seniors
sitting in it. Terrorists want to inflict maximum damage. Asses the
threat level in your area.
Terrorists have a few ways to do as much damage as possible. One method
is to have a primary bomb that detonates and kills. Following that, they
will have a secondary bomb that is only detonated when the first
responders such as the police and medical teams arrive. So, this causes
even more damage and panic. When a bomb goes off, the first
instinct for most people is to run away. The second instinct is to rush
back in and help those affected within the blast radius. Do NOT make
this mistake. Let the professionals clear the area first. Once it
is deemed safe, there will be ways you can volunteer your help.
Also note that if you’re in a high-rise building, do not go to your
window to see what’s taking place outside. The force of the second blast
may shatter your windows and send glass flying into your face. Always
hunker down and plan your next course of action.
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Expect Higher Security
Whenever terrorist incidents occur, security in the area tightens and
gets very rigorous. Make sure you have your ID and important documents
Carry a Firearm
If you live in the US where you’re allowed to have a firearm, you always
want to have one. During a church service in the First Baptist Church of
Sutherland Spring, Texas – an armed civilian was able to stop the
fleeing shooter who had just shot and killed 26 people in cold blood.
During situations like these, a firearm will save your life and the
lives of others. A gun control debate won’t. So, stay armed if you
can and if you’re faced with a terrorist threat which could happen
anywhere, you’ll be prepared. If you can't be armed, then consider
prepared with some of the non-lethal EDC options available.
Besides these tips, you want to be generally aware of the people living
around you, the people you work with, etc. Watch what they do, what
countries they are from, what their views are, etc. The more
observant you are, the more signs you will pick up, and if something is
amiss, you can always contact the authorities. Stay alert always.
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