Hello my friend and welcome back! I recently had a new Prepper ask me “How do you get through a Martial Law roadblock in a vehicle after SHTF hits?” This is the topic of today’s post so grab a cup of coffee while we visit.
You know, this is a very good question and one I hadn’t really given a lot of thought too. My first thought was blow it up! You see, I tend to be a hammer and to a hammer everything looks like a nail. A friend of mine pointed out that this particular challenge may require a little more finesse than I would normally use. Prepper friends are good to have!
We started by gathering together several other Preppers as we sometimes do and began batting ideas back and forth. We came up with quite a few before we decided to call it quits for the night. So in today’s post, I am going to throw out there what we came up with. These are in no particular order and if you have some you would like to add, please do so in the comments below this post.
In the event of Martial Law, things will be somewhat confusing to both the Civilians and those manning the roadblock. This is what you will want to capitalize on. Make their weakness your strength. If they are checking papers, then you should know this in advance. If they are, with today’s computers and printers you should hopefully be able to create a false set to use. If not, then play ignorant and simply say that another officer has them to correct a mistake on them.
The hard part is looking and acting like you are exactly who you say you are. If you can get a uniform from one of them in advance, then you’re well ahead of the game. If not then your best bet is to use whatever uniforms you have available and confuse them by saying they are a new style for your unit.
The next step is to confuse them by pretending to be a part of a unique group that is doing something very important and those in command need it done right now! I’m talking about things like Tower Technicians headed to fix the Generals comms system which has recently gone down and he is furious over it. If they still aren’t buying it, the just tell them fine and offer to call the General and let them explain why you are being held up. You may want to mention that he is in a really bad mood.
It helps if there is a pre-arranged phone number that can be used for just this purpose. It should have someone on the other end with a commanding voice who shouts everything they say. This person should always assume anything that comes in over the number is a direct challenge. If they rehearse the parts like they should, then it should work most of the time. Just remember that there are never any guarantees when I comes to war.
Now, it’s not enough to just look and act the part, everything needs to be a part of the illusion, like your vehicle as well. Remember that the idea here is to capitalize on their weakness and in this case that weakness is poor communications.
You need to have some magnetic signs made up and in your preps beforehand. I would recommend that you either have a black or green colored vehicle If possible. If not be sure to moan and bitch while at the road block about being stuck with some civilians a vehicle that was confiscated. The magnetic signs will also add an official look to it. The magnetic signs should look official with the proper logo and information on them. Look at pictures of DHS vehicles or FEMA vehicles you could also create your own alphabet soup name and stick a UN emblem on it.
OK, let’s recap. The idea here is to use their lack of communications against them. Even if they don’t know that there is one. The fact is that in any large-scale roll out of troops, there will always be confusion. Ask anyone who has ever served in the military and they will tell you. The bigger the roll out the more confusion there is. Use it to your full advantage and you just might make it through.
If all of this fails…Just blow them up! 🙂 Well that is it for today and I hope you have enjoyed today’s post. Until next time, please stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared. God save America!
PS: please share any ideas on this in the comments below.