Beware the Trojan horse when it all falls apart!
Hello my friend and welcome back! I recently received a comment on one of my post from a gentleman who said he and his friends would just take what they want. Although he claimed he was only kidding, it did get me started thinking about how others may try to trick you into letting them in or giving up your supplies. (Trojan Horse) This is the subject of today’s post, so grab a cup of coffee and have a seat while we visit.
I think we can all agree that the time directly after a collapse will be very dangerous and we will all need to be very careful. What you have when it all comes tumbling down will be pretty much all you will have. There will be plenty of others who have not prepared, or only prepared half-heartedly and they will come looking for yours or anyone’s supplies that they can get their hands on. When this happens you will have to be very careful and not fall for a Trojan horse.
Now I’m not talking about the waves of walking dead that are looking for food and water, no I’m talking about those who will pose as a friend or an ally who is on your side. These will be the most dangerous. Let’s talk about each of these and what you need to keep an eye on when dealing with them.
First let’s start with the “Friend”, now this could be a neighbor or even a distant relative. It could also be members of the local law enforcement from your area. People you know and trust right now. When they come to you and say they just didn’t see it coming and were caught unprepared, you first instinct will be to just go ahead and let them in right? WRONG! Desperate people will do desperate things to get what they want and need. Sadly the truth is that you can’t trust anyone outside of your pre-collapse group 100%. Many will offer to trade work for food, but all they really want is to get inside and see what you have and where you keep it so they can come back later with their friends and take it. They will repay your kindness with treachery and death. Never let anyone see where you keep your food stores and supplies. If they begin to show too much of an interest in it then that is a sure fire sign you need to send them on their way. An honest man would respect your need for privacy and security and not keep pushing for the information. Never leave a newcomer unattended with a gun for any length of time. For the first 6 months they should always have a chaperone nearby.
Then there will be the ones who claim to have Military experience and are willing to trade their security services for food and shelter. If you pay attention, you will usually find that these people will show up right after you have been attacked by an unknown enemy usually for several nights in a row. This is a common trick that has been used time and time again down through history. They show up pretending to be something they are not and their only end game is to gain access to your compound and supplies. Insist that they are unarmed and are paired with one of your people if you dare take them in at all. Now don’t miss understand me, there will be a lot of good honest people out there looking for work, the problem is telling them from the ones who are Trojan horses and which are honest people.
So what is the best way to protect you for this? The best way is to have a full crew before it all falls apart. This way their interest will lie in protecting what the group has and not just taking what they want and moving on. Yes when the planting starts, you may need to have a few extra people to help. The best way to handle this is to not let them stay inside your compound, but rather meet you in the field and provide them with a small portion of the crop in return for their help. Even then you should have armed security watching over to be sure that no one tries anything funny. I guess what I’m really trying to say here is that you’re really need to have your team together and prepared before you before it all falls apart. Failing to do so could force you to accept others into your groups and end up with a Trojan horse attack from the inside. Well that is it for today and I hope you have enjoyed it. Until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared! God Bless America!