This article was originally published by Sara Tipton at Tess Pennington’s ReadyNutrition.com
Tess is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint: How To Survive ANY Disaster
The dangers of going to a disaster shelter or a FEMA camp during an evacuation are many. Because of this, we’ve spent time attempting to encourage everyone to do their best to avoid both at all costs by having back up plans in place. But there’s one more danger of going to a disaster shelter that is perhaps the most disturbing of all: sexual assault.
So just where exactly do sexual offenders go during a hurricane? According to some reports out of Florida, sex offenders in each county are given a designated location that is separate from general population shelters. Most of the sex offenders under state-wide community control are being told they can report to their nearest prison or jail. Officials are also well aware that incidences of rape and assault become much more common in the wake of hurricanes such as Irma and Harvey. When state-wide evacuations for Hurricane Irma began, Florida’s Polk County sheriff announced that sex offenders would be banned from all shelters. “We cannot and we will not have innocent children in a shelter with sexual offenders & predators. Period,” he tweeted.
But what about those who aren’t convicted of a sexual crime but have plans to prey on the women at the shelter? They’ll obviously slip through the cracks and likely be able to hurt a few women without getting caught. there’s just no way to know if someone might be a potential sexual predator. It simply isn’t possible to do a background check on all people who enter a disaster shelter after being evacuated. It isn’t as if those who work at or volunteer at shelters intend to put people in harm’s way, in fact, they just want to help. But there’s no way to police everyone at all times making a sexual assault a horrifying reality of a disaster shelter.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which struck New Orleans in 2005, many women came forward to report that they had been raped or sexually assaulted after being evacuated and their stories have been largely unreported. Charmaine Neville spoke to a local television station a few days after Hurricane Katrina hit. But she didn’t really want to talk about the storm much. When she took shelter on the roof of a school, she said, she was raped by a stranger. “I had lain down and gone to sleep and somebody woke me up,” she said in an interview with the TV station WAFB. “They put their hand over my mouth, and a knife to my throat.” Her rapist threatened her, saying: “If you don’t do what I want, I’m gonna kill you and then I’ll do what I want to you anyway and throw your body over the side of the building.”
The horrifying truth is that 80% of teenage girls who survive a sexual assault will also develop a mental illness (such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder) stemming from the assault about four or five months later. That’s even more reason to keep your daughter and wife away from the creeps we all know are out there.
Overcrowded and understaffed shelters put all those who stay at them at risk, unintentionally. There’s no way a handful of people can monitor hundreds of others at all times, as Neville sadly found out. A disaster can also put people in situations where they’re at greater risk of being assaulted; from living with an abusive family member to staying at a crowded shelter. That’s perhaps the biggest reason to take your safety and shelter into your own hands.
FEMA’s director, Brock Long, has even repeatedly warned that Americans do not have a “culture of preparedness,” and that’s why so many need the shelters at all. To avoid putting children and adolescents (and anyone in your family) in an environment that is dangerous and potentially hazardous is something that is much-needed with the startling uptick in natural disasters. FEMA themselves are telling you not to rely on them and admitting to making mistakes that could have cost people their lives. So how do you prepare for a disaster to avoid a shelter or FEMA camp?
The book The Prepper’s Blueprint offers several suggestions and a step-by-step guide to help. It’s especially essential for those just beginning as a prepper. One of the best action plans for any natural disaster is to have a backup shelter or a place your family can go on their own away from the disturbing infections and diseases of most shelters. You will also be more likely to keep your family safe from sexual predators if you’ve got a means to protect yourself away from the crowds of hungry and angry people fighting over the last can of corn. All family members should also learn some basic self-defense just in case, especially the women. Women should feel empowered, not defenseless. Take classes in your area if you don’t know where to start. It’ll be well worth the money spent. Also, consider employing some simple situational awareness techniques too. Take the time to notice your surroundings and encourage female family members to do the same. Just recognizing that someone may be lurking or following you could save you from an assault. But the simple decision of just being away from the masses and out of sight of others could help you stay safer as well. We continue to advise that you avoid disaster shelters and FEMA camps at all costs.
This article was originally published by Sara Tipton at Tess Pennington’s ReadyNutrition.com
Build your own in the side of a steep hill if you can. Reinforce the walls and ceiling. Conceal it well. City dwellers are screwed so bad.
I’m guessin if a ped shows up, it’ll turn into a disaster shelter
Yep, he’ll never make it in and never do it to another child again.
Quit talking about Catholic Priests like that!
Menzo, the damn catholics wrote the book on pedophilia.
@ Deplorable, not all catholics are idiots.
Remember not all sex offenders are guys. If some good looking female sex crazed offender tries anything with me== I’ just show her; well ; well ah, anything she wants. Has this site degenerated to where this is the best we can discuss?
As long as she looks good. No fatties or uglies.
Years ago the topic of sexual harassment came up in the Ins office i worked at. I asked this ine receptionist how would she define sexual harassment. Her response was, “Well it depend on who it is.”
Seems like everybody was banggging somebody in the office. I had my fair share. Ha.
dont want to be a party pooper but islam fits in there somewhere …
Another fear porn info commercial to sell books. Click the book add to avoid being raped.. How about if you buy the book and still get raped, you can sue the book author for millions? Seems logical eh? There is No book out tgere that will save you. Even the fraud book the bible, still has never saved a single life eternally. This is Click Bait for ignorant sheep.
You see the Bible is the perfect Con Job on ignorant sheep, John 3:16 ~”Who believes this crock of crap receives eternal life.” Oh really??? But when you actually die like everybody else who dies regardless of you are a believer and non believer, you are still dead, and can’t sue anybody. Its the perfect Con Job crime. And who are you going to sue anyway, the Bible’s Author? He is dead also. You surely would think the authors of the Bible would still be around, they wrote it right? Wrong. Stupid is.
Folks, if you want to believe in anything, believe in reality and yourself. Nobody is going to love you more than you. Guaranteed. Its your own internal instinct to survive. Fight or Flight. Now that’s a fact you can believe in.
Its amazing how book authors think their writings achieve Bible status, or the guaranteed do all for end all.. Your knowledge in your head, and experience and the will to survive is all you got. Get your preps out and field test every one of them on your own now in practice, and work the kinks and flaws out now by practice, and get prepared for the big show. Its coming to a town near you.
And if somebody is hell bent on killing you, they will. Just ask the manufactures of WiFi and 5G Military grade technology. They are gunning for you and me and every other good living thing, in every neighborhood on this planet. That’s their goal, is to kill you to reduce population count, so they can steal your assets, and not have to pay you social security benefits. Don’t be their statistic. Get smart.
Ever look at the nutritional value of food, before then after you stick it in the microwave? FACT: Microwave ovens kill most all of the nutrition value and vitamins in food. Microwave ovens need to be banned. Anybody still using a Microwave oven? Throw the damn thing away and start stove top heating your food. That’s why Americans are so fat. You can eat all the food you want and never get much nutrition out of it, if it is microwaved food. That’s why people keep eating, and crave hungry, to get some vitamins and minerals. And all you are eating is fiber filling with no nutritional value.
There is a test if you want to try this, get 2 identical sapling plants. Water one with regular filter water and other with filtered water but put in a microwave, then cool the water, and water the other plant. The other plant will die quickly. Because the Microwave oven zapped all the minerals out of the water. Its dead water. And this is the same thing what it does to your body. You are eating dead food.
TURN OFF YOUR WIFI ROUTER BEFORE BED!
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Menzo, convicted sex offenders are already screwed as far as their lives are concerned. That’s another group that will perish in the ‘great culling’.
Nothing worse than a scum sex offender.
She wanted it….
Yes john, and it was the was she was dressed. And of course it was consensual. And as Clinton would say “I did not have sexual relations with that 11 YO.” And wag your index finger when you say it, as it means you are more sincere.
Grass on the field, play ball!
How about a Prepper Tip.. Making Fire. I never seen this first way of making fire but it is impressive. Like WOW..
Friction Fire 4 Ways… Fire Roll, Hand Drill, Bow Drill, and Bamboo Fire Saw
This is often called a fire plow. It won’t work well under humid conditions.
An unusual but effective fire technique is a fire piston. I already discussed it in detail prior. What happened in history was some natives with bamboo discovered that if they made a crude piston and flammable wood was in it as tinder, that the compression ignites the tinder bundle even with high humidity.
It’s a near goof proof way to get a coal fired to transfer into some flammable tinder and thus a fire quite quickly. In my opinion, it’s the MOST practical way to start a fire versus any technique…even flint and steel.
Some day, you will be freezing and wet and struggling to get a fire started. Or it’s humid. Or you’re exhausted. Nothing beats a fire piston.
And they are so simple to make with some very common inexpensive hardware. Look it up on youtube.
Just for kicks…try making a fire plow. It ain’t easy.
For laughs, look up anthropolgists trying to make a bowdrill. That is relatively simple, but educated idiots muck up rudimentary indigenous technology.
Few people today can start a flint and steel fire without charcloth. In history, old WEALTHY people used charcloth. This is why it is so amusing to see foljs claiming to know bushcraft and then use charcloth!
The way our ancestors used flint and steel was they had a base of charred punk wood and that easily takes an ember. They kept that in their tinderbox. But postmodern preppers don’t read any history.
Menzo, I wouldn’t have any problem shooting one.
Deplorable ReneTard talkin’ like a tough guy again. This guy is a tubby slob in his 60’s and living alone in his sister’s trailer. Total loser.
He’s a good man in my book. I don’t care what he’s got and he has the right attitude.
Menzo, you’re definitely no Mensa.
You sound gay to me.
Is he pushing your buttons?
Hogman, how the f#$% would you know? I could be sitting next to you in a bar and you’d never know it. And my weight is only 180 LBS, mofo. With your moniker, you sound like you might need to skip some meals yourself. And BTW, last time I checked losers are people who are on the programs living on other people’s tax money. I WORK for everything I want and need, asshole. Never collected one dollar of tax revenue for anything in my whole life. And the BOL is a CABIN, not a TRAILER. I’ll bet you wouldn’t know what a cabin is.
Yeah, 180 lbs, but you’re only 5’4″. And what bar would that be? The local [email protected] bar that you frequent? You won’t catch me there.
“Hogman” ….that just kind of says it all doesn’t it?
Bet he sleeps with them.
Its a shed with a padlock on a door, that can be easily pryed off by any stranger just walking up to it. No security. And is a shed at his Cuz place in N Ga that he has to drive hours to across state lines from Memphis to get to, but can easily be tracked by his satellite radio beacon Monthly subscription. Tell us about your BOV and BOB?
” Mr. President , we cannot allow a mineshaft gap. “
Best movie ever made, by the way.
There were no cases of sex offender attacks in the Harvey hurricane relief centers. This is very overblown by this author. These shelters are so crowded that any lewd behavior would be quickly be taken care of. (punch, smack, kick, stomp, etc!)At least here in Texas! Now, California, well, hmmmmm, OK, maybe a problem! He, he, he!
Over blown the in Harvey Weinstein Hurricane Centers eh? Couch casting for fun and games at all centers.
Yes of course the Catholic Church welcomes all children. Cant wait to get them in the clutches of their web. Teach then gods way.
It’s no wonder those freaking Priests get the weird look on their face when it’s time for confession
The article is just click bait to get people riled up.
The Dangers Of Disaster Shelters: Are Sex Offenders Welcome?
If this “disaster shelter” is in the form of a Catholic church, then Yes. It is very much welcomed.
They would only be welcome for awhile, but if they attacked any of my family then they would be a victim of the storm. If you know what I mean.
Yep, spot on Sgt.
Yeah, the “Beretta PX4 Storm” Look it up. Makes a nice subcompact 20 +1 in 9mm. Got it. check…
Good advise. I’ve got one. Mine like 124 H.P. XTP’s.
Only if she looks like Asia Argento.
Sure they will, if they just follow instructions posted to leave the offending appendages outside. Same as firearms – the person can enter, the prohibited item cannot. Assistance to be kindly offered to separate the two.
Meanwhile, the high profile child abusing freaks continue their ritualistic crimes.
Sarge, storms and other disasters are the perfect time for “settling scores”.
I suppose that is why Mayor Nagin of New Orleans, dis-armed all the white people after Katerina.
I wonder if Mayor Nagan ever ponders that choice as he sits in Prison for a decade.
No it just makes him hate white people even more each day he’s in there.
He can’t possibly despise me more than I despise him. Long story, I’ll keep private.
Those gun owners should’ve put up resistance against the confiscators.
As it stands now I don’t have any type of score to even out. I pray I never do, but if I do I won’t show mercy, I will leave mercy up to God.
They will not the know the day or time of the vengeance I will serve up, or to who I will serve it to.
Sarge, I hear you loud and clear. Same with me. BTW, HAPPY LABOR DAY TO EVERYONE.
I went to a shelter during the hurricane last September. The hoards were packed in like sardines. I only left to go there because fire trucks were roaming telling people to leave. I brought my own food, the food handed out was of the lowest quality possible, pure garbage. The floors were covered with people laying everywhere in every building of the high school. Entering everything you carried was searched. Not going to make that mistake again, would rather ride out the storm.
Recent Hurricanes, here caused the county to open several shelters.
They warned these buildings may only handle 40 MPH winds. Hurricanes are usually well in excess of that speed.
There was no food.
Bring your own food, blankets and pillows, most places here allow pets. If they didn’t allow pets most people here would never go to a shelter.
Best bet is to prep and stay in place.
Other Natural disasters that destroy your home, obviously you must leave, but I’d put a tent up and stay close to my preps before I’d go to a shelter. Volcanoes excepted, then you stay with friends, family, anything other than a government or Red cross shelter.
The ‘logic’ of all gathering into a single building, no better or worse than where you were at, already —
Communism is god. God, save me.
My BOL Cottage rated @ 160 MPH. My Addition will be 2×6 walls. One of the safest Buildings in the County, besides cement Block houses. Now if you live in a paper thin 1-1/2 x 3″ walls and roof trailer. You fooked!! Only unprepared sheep and sheep molestors go to FEMA CAMPO SHELTERS. They will seperate the children from the parents and use your pets for camp stew.
Failure mode is not the walls, it is the roof.
The high winds throw rocks and what ever that break
your windows. There is then a big lift created that rips
off your roof, and then you get wet.
And yes, God hates mobile homes, that is why nature destroys so
many of them.
Naw… FL Building code now requires Metal Hurricane straps tied from the walls over the rafters The lid is not coming off anymore. But nothing is full proof. Just mitigates damage.
Hawaii has the same.
I recently finished my daughters house and there must be $1000 worth of hurricane and earthquake straps in it. I know because I paid cash for the house. Our roofs are metal and screwed on. Windows are rated to Cat 2 winds.
As you say nothing is full proof. You do what you can with what you have. I have another hurricane on the way. Hopefully it tracks North.
Yep I’ve been watching Miriam and Norman too. Neither should be an issue, but behind Norman is another one building steam. I’ll be off the island by then.
Got nowhere to go!
Lots of preps though!
Unattended, WASP masculinists are presumptive offenders, in the minds of third world savages and their enablers.
Conversely, miscreants get away with some of the same, bad manners, which slave owners got away with.
There is a master and servant relationship, and, yes, offenders are welcome.
Any man guilty of having sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child of ten years or younger should be put to death.
Or gets to own and run the Clinton Foundation and receive lifetime Secret Service Protection.
I propose as law, if a man is caught in the act of rape, regardless of the age of the victim, it is acceptable to end his life by any means necessary; as long as it is not deliberately slow torture. For example, it would be ok to stab him, or cut his throat; but it would not be ok to disembowel him, cut out his entrails and wrap them around a tree, then make him run till he drops. Likewise, it would not be permissible to injure him with a thousand tiny cuts, and drink his blood.
A humane shot to the back of the neck, hanging, or cutting arteries is perfectly reasonable and acceptable, especially during a crisis such as requires people to go to a shelter. Red Cross workers please note these guidelines. An official message.
what if the girl changes her STORY 2 years later…..and wasn’t REALLY raped at all??????? or what if it was consentual, yet she was afraid, and called it rape?…..how many “rapes” are “caught-in-the-act”?
Look for the DNA stains on the blue dress..
Bcod, lot’s of lives and families ruined by such false rape claims.
Pankaj Mishra , I hope your kids look just like you, It’s gonna be great.
And f u c words that got a problem with that.
Here’s an idea, separate the men and women/children. Keep the women under the protection of armed guard .
(((Ruth bater Ginsberg))). Wants to lower the age of consent to 12.? The never ending JP. Or soon to be ended JP.
See. Brave Ann Barnhart. A non bimbo.
Drug dealers/addicts, gang members, democrats, and other “scum of the earth”. It’s a mixed bag and I would have a hard time sleeping unless I was totally exhausted.
Surprise! The Feds have arrested all 5 of the Muslims involved in the New Mexico incident. New federal charges for them. Even a broken watch is right twice a day.
Keep in mind I would burn all Moslems to death if I could. It is the only “religion” that dosen’t deserve to be tolerated.
This Federalization of all law is not what America is supposed to be. If they can’t get you with a state law, they use some un-constitutional federal law to get you. Remember the Rodney King cops?
Why didn’t the Feds go after OJ? Because when it comes to the Federal Law it is all POLITICAL!
rellik, ten four.
Rellik, the NAACP was also protecting OJ and the all the jurors in that case. They supposedly also covered OJ’s legal fees but that’s never been confirmed.
Seems many say , whatever you heard about the stadium after Katrina, it was ten times worse . Out numbered white families. Maneuvering for protection. A wake up call? Do you really think they will allow us to live ,as we allow them? Be ready to be a South African white. As soon as they get the numbers. And how can we stop it? Fill your flasks!
been trying for two days to put up a post on how to find the offenders in your neighborhood.
I can not leave a reply – AT ALL! 🙁
ok–it seems to have something to do with the site I’m trying to put up…
let’s try it this way:
double U double U double U dot family watch dog dot US
you put in your address and any offenders show up on a map of your neighborhood.
In addition to searching my home area, I looked at a number of large cities. LA was shocking. Okay, the big metropolises are, but LA appeared to be paved with them.
Thanks for the link, grandee. I had this once upon a time but computers crash and some data is lost.
from this site I found TWO in my neighborhood.
Who knew?? Now I do 🙂
Has anyone heard the story of the pretty red head girl that was raped by black New Orleans police officers. And was later seem rocking on a street curb. In confusion. During the Katrina chaos? Should be hard to find ?
And I bet that pretty red head ain’t a ultra liberal democrat anymore?
I don’t know a about any body else…. but I am
sick up to my eyeballs of the tributes to Traitor
John Mccain. He alone killed 134 navy soldiers
and ingured 161, destroyed an aircraft carrier,
27 fighter jets and nearly killed a friend of mine
when he was blown off the ship!! All because
McCain was a show off.. who flooded the gas on
his plane to scare the guy (Lt. Col (?) White)
in the jet behind him, with a fireball blast out of
his tail end…causing the fire to ignite gas tanks….
and killing White and other crew when bombs and
missles and fire exploded on the flight deck and
the spreading gas fire ran down into the sleeping quarters
of the crew….many men still sleeping.
They transfered McCain to another ship for his own safety…
because the crew was so angry.
The press was told to squash that story. And blame it on
electrical problem. But the witnesses on deck that day knew
what happened. And what a jerk Mccain was.
The vietcong were amused that he did so much more damage
for them, than they were able to do themselves.
The only accounts of his stay at the HANOI HILTON prison
were his version only…. His prison camp was not like other
(fellow servicemen’s) POW camp.
kay123, Thank you. It had to be said. I agree with you completely. That entitled elitist scum should have died that that very same day, along with his 134 (plus 161 = 295) innocent victims.
Not to mention the millions of innocents he has continued to victimize to this very day.
Off topic, from Zerohedge-the head of Genocide Watch in 2012 conducted a study and came to the conclusion, “there is a coordinated campaign of genocide being conducted against white farmers”. Many of the whites surrendered their guns when the African National Congress (ANC) passed gun laws to confiscate the farmers weapons…
With the next presidential election there may be a socialist/Marxist/liberal in the oval office…
It won’t take much for a global treaty to be signed surrendering the sovereignty our nation that places us in a similar situation…
Had the current president not had the opportunity to (hopefully) place two supreme court nominees we could have already lost those freedoms and be in the fight…
hitlary could have brought about a civil war in her first term and would have had the full backing of TPTB, MSM and half the sheeple wandering the countryside…
What amazes me is you can see the tactics being implemented against us…there is no truth…there is no honor…there is no justice, being doled out to those who are destroying our nation…
Too early to fight, too late to alter course, I’m just sitting on the deck of Titanic, listening to the dance band play…
…and it’s a terrible spot to be in.
Seems good advice would be , Before you turn in your guns , put a bullet in every brown face you can?
If you have no other option than a “State Sponsored” stalag, then take your own protection – one on each hip, two hidden and one across the back. Use a pack for incidentals (ammo).
I recommend you go to heyjackass.com for a very good breakdown on Chicago shootings. And it’s also entertaining.
Entertaining but scary.
I despise Democrats and “Black” culture.
But this seems to be what the large
American cities have become.
There is an overt refusal to lock up violent offenders in the Chicago area. The given reason is that too many black males are locked up. Ignoring the fact that too many black males commit violent crimes.
Him, black males commit 75% of all the homicides in the US and most of their victims are other black people. The rate is about the same for other violent crimes by black males. FBI/DOJ statistics tell a really interesting story.
Most civilians do not know if you go to a military run disaster camp after a major disaster then military law applies. You can be held in it against your will or quarantined even if you want out of it.
That’s why officers at the doors check IDs and run them before admitting people into shelters.
We do every time one is opened in S. Fla
Gulf coast warning. Tropical Storm Gordon is heading into the Gulf today. Residents use caution and watch for flooding.
Today’s Weather Forcast = R A I N In T E X A S
Our rivers and canals are so full here in Central N Florida, just a few inches of rain starts the flooding into yards. I have a few more feet to go up before it hits my wood base of my building though. But in a few months, my building is going to me moved up on a built up mound, about another 3.5 Ft higher from where it sits right now. Wish that was done already.
The problem right now, is the flooding has saturated the ground so much the tree root systems are giving way and we are having many huge trees falling. Its a mess. We had a large tree fall over the canal near me from the other side of the swamp just doe to the flooding. It will take the county months to clean up just this mess already. No more rain please.
Rain and flooding in Wisconsin also. Send it to AZ and N California eh to put out the wild fires.
Good luck with the possible flood.
I’ve seen neighborhoods with houses built on wood poles. They resemble a dock, only with a house.
Seems anything negative about McStain gets
tossed ….in this site. How sad.
I am a conservative. But that doesn’t mean
we shouldn’t criticize others who try to
sham-wow the American public…..
like McStain did so many times.
Look up …mcstain WAS NO HERO.
He was never a conservative. His e-mails indicate that he was the one that instructed the IRS to attack conservative organizations. He was a Globalist, and as such, he was anti-American. An elitist ruler of the sheep.
Desperate people enter public shelters and FEMA camps.
You might have to go there if you have to bug out. During a fairly recent hurricane event, there was leaking natural gas plus storm surge. No one expects to be forced to bug out…but it occurs.
Part of preps is having an alternative as a result of making friendships and utilizing your relatives. You sometimes have to and likewise, you sometimes have to help others.
We really do NOT have good data on sexual assault as the feminists have totally redefined this. And this is coming from a parent to daughters and sons. They have been taught by the feminists to include every unwanted advance as “sexual assault” and so, you have absurd statistics so no one actually knows but PRESUMES a high incidence rate.
This is largely contigent on urbanization, associated crimes, and university life. So yeah, under these circumstances PLUS bugging out or disaster situations, then there is a very high incidence rate.
Or sadly due to military service or education by Roman Catholic clergy. Both have very high rates of abuse.
Now here is the factor you aren’t understanding. It’s two things. Violence is the primary aspect in these assaults…a shocking level. If you doubt this, talk to a law enforcement officer because it’s more about humiliation and violence than outright sexual abuse. The second aspect is STDs and PTSD in postcollapse SHTF situations and possibly pregnancy.
This totally alters what you have to manage under these conditions. You must be aware of addressing the short, medium, and long term effects by YOURSELF as you cannot count on anyone whatsoever to help the patient/victim: find justice, be secure, medical needs, wound care, pregnancy, infections, etc.
It is entirely plausible to expect very serious long term effects so prevention and watches and walking the boundary and vigilance are your mediation tactics.
Looking at the current aftermath of the typhoon in Japan, a million people were directly displaced due to sustained 135 mph winds! Never think that you neverbug out. That is silly. All can be displaced by something as complex to cope with like a hurricane. Loss of water due to spoilage by contamination often happened historically and this often drives out people from their shelter.
Any time you shelter with others, you have total loss of control.
You don’t want to invite just anyone into a shelter with you. Obviously Christians often overlook differences in order to witness to nonbelievers and help fellow Christians who are struggling. In ministry, the preponderance of the suffering are often nonbelievers. And most of them will NOT thank you…so have realistic expectations.
All should know that state registries have data on sex offenders. All you have to do is go online and type in your location and you willbe shocked by how many live within a five mile radius.
If you do this now, and some have photos of the offenders, then you are aware of their history. I bet you will recognize them.
This always shocks people.
You should also look and see the current distance to incarceration sites. And then look up the amount of ex-cons in your locale.
This is basic prepping information but very pragmatic in order to determine how many sociopaths and psychopaths you will have to deal with under SHTF situations.
Presume a 2-3% rate as a baseline but these folks have zero morality and will commit any criminal act toget what they desire.
A town has 5,000 people and of that number, 50-150 will resort to violence and mayhem and assault to get what they need when the SHTF. But sociopaths will intentionally hide in leadership roles as lawyers, physicians, pastors, business owners, law enforcement, ex-military, and politicians.
An urban environment has no carrying capacity, so that means those living will falter and likely organized crime and gangs will seize control. A city of a million has 10,000-30,000 sociopaths and psychopaths. But they also have drug abusers, common thieves, prostitutes, enforcers, distribution, loan sharks, etc.
It’s entirely plausible that an organized militia could form in an urban center to control nearby rural agricultural towns…but these require VAST food supplies and are unlikely to succeed in the medium and long term. Transportation is limited due to lack of fuel resources. They cannot project power as in history due to lack of cavalry.
Psychopaths can be very persuasive and if you have both, they will organize raiding. Intelligent ones will attempt to wrest control of agricultural reasons to rebuild feudal societies ie serfdom and or slavery.
That is what happens under disaster psychology and in history.