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Protecting Yourself, Your Loved Ones & Your Home From Social Unrest

user profile picture Adam Taggart Aug 29, 2020
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Executive Summary

  • Becoming a ‘Gray Man’ (or Woman)
  • Protecting yourself, your loved ones, your home & your money
  • Leading by example
  • How to make the best of where you are, and best practices for relocating/expatriating

If you have not yet read Part 1: Suddenly Fear Of Social Unrest Is Everywhere, available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

As mentioned, one of the top concerns we’re hearing our readers express is the increasingly likelihood of major social unrest breaking out.

And as long as the current policies driving the expanding wealth inequality gap continue, we agree that’s a very valid concern.

So, what can you today to reduce your vulnerability should unrest and the threat of violence/looting come to your community?

The good news is: A lot.

Below, we’ve compiled the most effective, practical actions and best practices for you to consider taking now to safeguard your loved ones, your home, and your wealth from the “mob threat”.

The ‘Gray Man’ Strategy

You’re not a target if they can’t see you.

That’s the logic underlying the Gray Man Theory which has become popular in the prepper community of late. Usually intended as a way of minimizing your threat profile to general crime and unruly crowds, it also offers benefits from avoiding government targeting.

Being a Gray Man (or Woman) is all about NOT standing out. If out in public, there are lists of rules to follow for making yourself as forgettable and unattractive to predators as possible — clothing, mannerism, movement, etc — a full list can be found here.

The same logic applies to your home and your money. If the view from the street is that your house is the nicest or your cars the flashiest, you’re more likely to targeted by thieves and looters. Similarly, always having packages delivered is a sign of affluence. And for God’s sake, as you accumulate hard assets like precious metals, don’t tell folks where they are. In fact, don’t tell anyone that you own any!

If you’re outspoken about your interests, your political beliefs or how prepared you are should crisis hit, you stand out in people’s recollection — being on someone’s radar may not be a good thing when the situation becomes desperate:


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