Survival Scenario – Flash Mob

As you may have heard there have been a spate of “flash mobs” in the country  recently.  Basically a mob will

materialize out of nowhere and will do anything from dance briefly to physically assaulting others.

Still don’t know what I’m talking about?  Here are a few examples running the gamut:

First – the bikini flash mob.  A harmless display of people suddenly stripping down to their bathing suits and dancing in a park in California.

Second – Report of a flash mob at a Wisconsin state fair.

And let’s not forget plain old-fashioned rioting due to sporting events like the hockey game in Canada or the rioting in England a couple of weeks ago.

Here’s your scenario:

Use your own situation here.  If you’re single without family how do you take care of yourself?  Do you have an infant to defend like I do?  Maybe you’re an older couple and you’ve got to take care of your wife or husband.


You’re walking through downtown (pick a city close by) with your family when you’re suddenly in the midst of a screaming mob.  It started out as fun for them, but the crowd suddenly turns hostile striking out at those who aren’t with them.  You witness a boy less than 20 yards away getting beat by two older teenagers.  So far the crowd hasn’t turned on you or your family, but you feel it’s just a matter to time.

The nearest shelter is at least 100 yards away and you don’t see any way of getting there.

Being the careful prepper that you are you’re carrying a .40 caliber Glock with an extra magazine.

Suddenly two older teens – probably 17 or 18 years old – see you standing there with your family and turn towards you.

What do you do?

-Jarhead Survivor