TEOTWAWKI & SHTF: Roadblocks & Restricted Areas - Bugging Out.
When bugging out you will likely encounter communities that will not allow access or entry. They may not allow you to approach either in vehicle or on foot. There are two types of roadblocks. Military/ law-enforcement and criminal. During a crisis situation, the criminal element may present to imposter law enforcement or military. If you find yourself in this situation. Stop ahead of time, and evaluate the situation. Observe the activities of that roadblock or checkpoint. You are looking for the procedure and operating standards at the roadblock. If you observe anything threatening then immediately turn around and find a safer route. If you observe the road blocked is being operated in a professional manner obey all instructions and approach slowly. Do not present yourself to be a threat. Do not present your weapons and be prepared to present state or federal issued ID, or passport. Be prepared to have a full vehicle search, full search of personnel and inventory. Your number one assets will consist of weapons, ammo, food, water, gold, silver, jewelry, fuel, batteries, vehicles, and your woman. These will be the things the criminal element will want to take from you, they will kill you for it. The best measure possible is to have a predetermined route with as minimal vehicle traffic as possible. Always plan alternate routes. Upon arrival at a law-enforcement or military checkpoint you must remember that small arms are the least concern, they are concerned mostly with VBIED's (car bombs) so it is highly important that you obey all instructions both on signs and via verbal commands. The second most important concern will be the spread of a pandemic. The best thing you can do before arriving is to cover your face and mouth with a medical mask. If approaching a checkpoint at night be sure to dim your lights. Never approach a checkpoint at a high rate of speed, always travel at 5 to 10 mph or less. During a crisis situation, the checkpoint may not have the man power to segregate gender searches appropriately. Females may have to tolerate being searched by the opposite sex. Always be aware of what is considered to be contraband items, and avoid having them in your possession. During a crisis situation, you may find that you have to do a vehicle swap often, picking up the skill of how to hotwire a vehicle will save you from doing a lot of walking. Remember during a situation of TEOTWAWKI or SHTF The infrastructure will be totally collapsed with in 24 days or less. The only place you will be able to obtain fuel will be from other vehicles. So either you have a siphoning kit, or you learn how to hotwire a vehicle. Be prepared to be turned around and sent on your way at a law enforcement or military checkpoint. Do not, do not trespass on military installations. They will most likely have authorization to use deadly force without warning. Your best bet, will be to egressed the urban areas. But it might not be feasible to travel across multiple states. The more you travel the more you expose yourself to the criminal elements. It's best to get somewhere safe fast and hunker down. Also research how to survive in nuclear, biological and chemically contaminated areas.