When disaster strikes, it’s often quickly and without warning. In just seconds, earthquakes could collapse or severely damage the strongest buildings. In just minutes, peaceful protests can turn into riots that burn entire neighborhoods to the ground. Disrupted supply lines could cause an entire city to run out of food and water in just 1-2 days – pushing thousands, if not millions of desperate people out into the streets to grab whatever they can to survive. Most people are not prepared, and in the face of desperation, will get violent within just a day or two.
During any large scale crisis, there simply won’t be enough police officers or national guard soldiers to protect and supply everyone. Furthermore, no one will be specifically looking out for you. As we’ve seen again and again, support and protective forces often won’t even enter disaster zones until it’s too late – days or even weeks later. Even worse, history has shown us that police are often unwilling to confront civil unrest and violence after it reaches a certain scale. For example, the LA riots went virtually unchallenged by police as entire neighborhoods were looted and burned to the ground. After Katrina, even under direct police and military supervision, criminals were free to commit rape and murder on an industrial level inside FEMA facilities and the super-dome.
The simple fact is that no one will be looking out for you or your family. When things collapse, you are on your own. Public camps and FEMA facilities won’t be setup for weeks, and when they are, they will be the last place you or your family will want to be. Those that are not prepared won’t have a choice. By time disaster strikes it’s already too late.