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7 Dangerous Places to Avoid When Disaster Strikes

7 Dangerous Places to Avoid When Disaster Strikes
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7 Dangerous Places to Avoid When Disaster Strikes
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Major disasters have a way of bringing out the worst in people, turning once safe locations into very dangerous places. Combine this will all of the non-human related risks that certain areas pose in a post-disaster scenario and you certainly have plenty of reason to be careful about where go.

If and when a major disaster strikes, there are a number of places that you’ll to stay far away from in order to ensure your safety. As you plan your bug out route and survival plan, try to keep a good distance from any of these seven places.

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1. Hospitals

Every hospital in the area is going to be overrun after a large disaster, meaning that your chances of receiving care when you visit one are minimal at best. Even if there is a small chance that you’ll be able to get medical attention, it’s probably best to avoid going to the hospital (depending on the severity of your injury, of course). After a disaster, hospitals are going to become epicenters of chaos and confusion, and full of hurt, desperate people.

What makes hospitals even more dangerous is the risk of contamination. The last thing you want to do at a time when a minimal medical treatment is available is expose yourself to infection, and hospitals are, by nature, full of infected people. Unless your life depends on it, you’ll be better off treating yourself and avoiding hospitals after a disaster.

2. Airports

Like hospitals, airports will become places full of hysteria and chaos as countless people try desperately to escape the area. It’s unlikely that any planes will be flying out after a disaster anyway, so avoiding the airport is your best bet.

If a desperate person realizes they aren’t going to be able to fly away from the disaster, robbing you might become their second best option. The same thing applies to train stations, subways, or any other mode of public transportation.

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3. Supermarkets

The vast majority of people are unprepared for major disasters and do not have food and supplies stockpiled. This means the supermarket is going to be the first place that many people run to. Of course, the store won’t have nearly enough product on hand to meet the demand after a disaster, and many people may be willing to kill over what supplies they do have.

Hopefully, you’ll have enough food stockpiled that you’ll have no need to rush to the supermarket after a disaster. If you don’t, though, trying to gather supplies after a disaster has already struck is a major gamble.

4. Bridges and Tunnels

Many disasters such as earthquakes, nuclear explosions, and more can damage the integrity of the infrastructure in the area, making places like bridges and tunnels a dangerous place to be.

There’s no way to know for sure whether or not these structures have been damaged and are on the brink of collapse. When planning your bug out route, it’s best to avoid these structures as much as possible.

5. Prisons

There’s no reason why you would want to go near a prison after a disaster, but there are plenty of good reasons to stay away from them. If the disaster is serious enough, security in the prison may break down, allowing inmates to escape. With no mode of transportation, these inmates will likely wander around the vicinity of the prison.

Major disasters can make even decent people do terrible things, so you can imagine what society’s worst would be willing to do with newly acquired freedom and a world with no rules. To avoid falling victim to an escaped inmate, you’ll want to plan routes that don’t take you anywhere near a prison.

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6. The Wilderness

Many people have this romanticized idea that when disaster strikes, they will simply head into the wilderness and live off of the land until things return to normalcy. However, bugging out into the woods with no other plan should be a last resort.

The reality is that surviving in the wilderness is much more difficult than it seems. Every single day is a battle to survive, and there are so many things that can kill you. You’ll have only a few days to find a source of water before you die of dehydration, and maybe less time than that to find shelter before you die of exposure. It may take a few weeks before you die of starvation, but finding food in the wilderness is often even more difficult than finding shelter and water.

Factor in all of the other dangers such as injuring yourself and being unable to move, wandering across dangerous wildlife, eating the wrong berry, and much more, and the wilderness becomes a very hostile place. Even trained survivalists have a hard time making it more than a week or two in the wilderness without ample supplies.

Heading for the wilderness is still an option if things simply get so bad that you don’t feel as if you can survive anywhere else. However, it certainly shouldn’t be your first choice, and you should always have a plan for where you are going to go next rather than planning on the wilderness being your final destination.

7. Locations of Riots

Any place that a riot has broken out is a place that you do not want to be. The mob mentality that takes over when a riot starts is extraordinarily dangerous as it takes away people’s fear of consequences as well as much of their individual responsibility. What starts as a mostly peaceful protest can turn violent in little time at all when people are angry.

To avoid getting caught in a riot, you may want to steer clear of places where riots may break out such as near government buildings. If you do see a riot starting to form in your area, act as normal and inconspicuous as possible and maneuver away from the crowd.

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4 No Cook Meals For Surviving The Pandemic And Food Supply Shortages

prosciutto avocado sandwich

When it comes to your food supply, you just can’t risk not having enough. These no cook meals will be a great addition to your food supply planning. Check out the recipes below!

No Cook Meals to Help You Through the Pandemic

As of the writing of this article, there are 20 meat processing plants that have been shut down due to COVID-19 infections. We have been worrying about these types of effects on our food supply for months now, and this is the first real sign of how infections can affect the food supply.

When you walk into a supermarket, you might not see all the choices you had in the past. An empty meat case is a humbling thing for your eyes to fall upon. It’s the shocking realization that the seemingly infinite supply of chickens, pigs, and cows that are butchered for us has begun to run dry!

To deal with this issue, we are going to present four no cook meals that will help you create dinners at home that will feed your family without worrying so much about what’s available, or unavailable, in the meat case.

1. Smashed White Bean, Avocado and Salted Pork Sandwiches

Smashed White Bean, Avocado and Salted Pork Sandwiches | No Cook Meals for Surviving the Pandemic and Food Supply Shortages

As preppers we get beans. There are a bunch of ways to use beans and this a great example of how you can pack a sandwich with great nutrition and protein.

Serving: Makes 4 sandwiches


  • Can of White Beans
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Avocado
  • 8 Slices of Whole Grain Bread
  • 8 Slices of Salted Pork (Prosciutto, Ham, Virginia Ham)


  • Begin by draining your beans in a colander then smashing them up in a bowl add a few glugs of olive oil, salt, pepper. This little mix is delicious. If you add some minced rosemary, you can even turn this into a delicious dip.
  • Pit your avocado and cut it in half and then quarters lengthwise. Leave the skin on.
  • Lay the bread out on a clean work surface for assembling the sandwiches.
  • Spread your mashed bean mix onto one side of the bread.
  • Peel your avocados and slice 1 quarter for each sandwich. Spread slices over the bean spread.
  • Add a few slices of your pork to over the top of the avocado.
  • You can finish this sandwich with some lettuces, fresh sprouts, or just eat it as is.

2. Delicious Crab Salad

Canned crab is a protein option that will likely be around through much of this meat crisis. It does have to be kept in refrigeration, but it’s delicious and this chipotle mayo salad is great in the spring and summer.


  • 1 Can of Crab Meat
  • 1 Bunch of Asparagus
  • Chipotle Mayo
  • 1 Bunch of Green Onions
  • 1 Bunch of Cilantro


  • Drain your crab in a colander and set it in the sink.
  • Slice your asparagus into 1-inch pieces. Throw them into a bowl.
  • Thinly slice your onions and your cilantro and throw that into the bowl, as well.
  • Gently toss in the crab meat.
  • Squirt on enough Chipotle mayo to coat everything and toss gently not to break up the crab meat.
  • Chill in the fridge and serve.

3. Simple Greek Salad

Simple Greek Salad | No Cook Meals for Surviving the Pandemic and Food Supply Shortages

The combination of simple summer ingredients makes for an incredible quick salad that you could add other proteins, too, if you wanted. These could be canned meats.


  • 2 Large Tomatoes
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Red Onion
  • ¼ Cup of Feta Cheese
  • A Few Sprigs of Fresh Mint
  • ½ Cup of Kalamata Olives
  • Balsamic Dressing


  • I like to cut the tomatoes in large chunks and have them kind of be the main course in this salad. Peel and slice your cucumber in half. Remove the seeds and either dice or slice in half-moons.
  • Peel and slice your red onion in half. Julienne your, or thinly slice, your half onion.
  • Add all these ingredients to a bowl. Finely slice your mint.
  • Add your olives, crumbled feta, and mint to the bowl and add enough dressing to coat everything.
  • Stir it up and allow this to chill for at least an hour for the flavors to really blend.

4. Mediterranean Tuna Lettuce Wraps

Mediterranean Tuna Lettuce Wraps | No Cook Meals for Surviving the Pandemic and Food Supply Shortages

Using some similar ingredients and adding a protein like tuna, you can create some delicious lettuce wraps. The key to a good lettuce wrap is to have most of the items around the same size. So, consider that when you are preparing this dish.


  • Iceberg or Butter Lettuce
  • Canned Artichokes
  • Canned roasted Red peppers
  • Fresh Cucumber
  • Feta Cheese
  • Minced Olives ¼ Cup
  • 2 Cans of Tuna
  • Green Onions
  • Basil


  • Start by peeling all the full leaves from your lettuce. Set them on a plate either cover them with a wet paper towel or put them back into the fridge.
  • Dice the peppers, artichokes, and cucumbers into cubes. Go no larger than ½ an inch.
  • Thinly slice your green onions and basil and add them to a bowl with your diced vegetables. Add your loves to this bowl and mix them thoroughly.
  • Crumble your feta cheese over the mixture.
  • Drain your tuna thoroughly and then add that to the bowl, as well.
  • Gently toss this mixture. Try not to break up the tuna and the cheese too much but incorporate it thoroughly.
  • If you want, you can add some olive oil to the mix or a few glugs of balsamic vinegar. It’s also delicious just how it is.
  • Scoop a few tablespoons into a lettuce leaf, wrap it up and eat up!

These no cook meals should help lessen the stress you feel when thinking of what to feed your family. If you don’t have the specific ingredients, use your creativity, and use what you have. You might discover a new recipe while you’re at it!

What’s your favorite no cook meal recipe? Please share it with us in the comments section!

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Billionaire Whistle Blower: Wuhan Coronavirus Death Toll Is Over 50,000

  1. Exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui recently revealed leaks from Wuhan crematoriums. He claims based on the number of bodies their furnaces are burning, the death toll could be as high as 50,000.

A Chinese billionaire and whistleblower who lives in U.S. exile says Wuhan crematoriums have burned 50,000 coronavirus victims. | Credit: Chinatopix via AP

  • The official coronavirus death toll in China is a little over 800. But an exiled Chinese businessman says crematoriums are leaking the real figure.
  • A billionaire whistleblower alleges Wuhan has crematoriums working 24/7. He claims they’ve cremated some 50,000 coronavirus victims.
  • Guo Wengui is a Chinese billionaire living in exile in the United States.

The official coronavirus death toll is some 800 people in China. The current official death toll worldwide, outside of China, is 774. But a Chinese billionaire with a history of blowing the whistle on his former government says the real figure is much higher.

Exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui recently revealed leaks from Wuhan crematoriums. He claims based on the number of bodies their furnaces are burning, the death toll could be as high as 50,000. Wengui made the bombshell allegations in an interview with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.


Whistleblower: 1.5 Million Coronavirus Cases In China, 50,000 Coronavirus Deaths In Wuhan


He also claims to have inside information that there are 1.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases in China. Wengui is emphatic that these are not merely quarantined or “under observation” but confirmed cases of coronavirus infection:


China has struggled to contain the coronavirus. But it has also struggled to contain public outcry against censorship and tight control of information. Dr. Li Wenliang, who sounded the alarm about the disease, succumbed to an infection and died this week. The Chinese government arrested him for blowing the whistle.

Then officials tried to suppress news of his death. Afterwards, millions of Chinese citizens saw the hashtag #IWantFreedomOfSpeech on Mandarin language social media. But the Chinese government censored that too.

Are Wengui’s Crematorium Claims Credible?

Watch VICE’s 2017 profile on Guo Wengui. At the time, he published bombshell documents alleging corruption in the Chinese government. He got the attention of the media and reportedly the U.S. State Department.


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5 Types Of Ammunition To Stockpile For A Collapse


Every prepper knows it’s a great idea to stockpile ammunition when preparing for a major disaster.

You can use it for hunting, self-defense, or barter.

But which types of ammo should you stockpile?

If you plan on bartering, then you don’t want a bunch of calibers that nobody wants. And that’s just one consideration.

In this video, Reality Survival & Prepping talks about what he thinks are the 5 best types of ammunition to stockpile for a collapse.

Here are his picks:

  1. .22 LR – Very common, good for hunting small game, very light and small.
  2. 9mm Luger – Great for self-defense, fits in a wide variety of handguns.
  3. 5.56×45mm or .223 Remington – Also very common, cheap and effective.
  4. .308 Winchester – Widely used, works in AR10 and bolt-action platforms.
  5. 12 Gauge – You can do a lot with it — hunt, defend yourself, etc.

In the video below he makes a much more detailed case for each caliber. What do you think of this list?

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