If you live in a densely populated area, you always have to think about the human factor and how it may influence your life. While this may not be a big concern during your day to day life, things can drastically change when the brown stuff hits the fan. It would be better to avoid other people rather than starting a conflict with them. Avoidance is the key during a crisis and it will help you stay out of trouble during social turmoil.
Being able to take the right decision during a survival scenario will keep you and your loved ones safe. Thinking ahead and anticipating potential problems based on your living environment, and taking the right step to avoid dangerous encounters will become a way of living when SHTF. There aren’t many people you can trust when the world around you turns upside down. Even your neighbors can turn on you when the situation becomes desperate. Your best defense would be to stay out of sight and wait for the storm to be over. Keeping a low profile during a long-term crisis becomes a priority regardless if you hunker down or if you bug out.
We are not superheroes and it’s not your job to wander outside and establish order. If you plan to bug in, do just that. Concentrate on dealing with the effects of the crisis and manage its effects within your home. How long will your supplies last? Can you defend your home? Can you stay informed on how the crisis develops? These are hard questions and it will not be easy to find the right answer.
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