1. Big Box Retail Stores
This one is no surprise to any experienced prepper. A lot of people think that it’s a good idea to go to their local Walmart or other big box retail store when the SHTF in order to pick-up supplies or even to take shelter for a while.
Of course, you know that this is flat out wrong. This is actually a terrible idea, especially if the power outage happened recently.
There will be way too many people attempting to do the same thing, and this could lead to a violent confrontation. If you must go into a big box store, choose one in a smaller town.
The one component to be especially aware of is that areas surrounding Walmarts and other mega store may be choked with gridlock, police presence, or even crowd control road blocks.
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