The Golden Horde refers to the mass exodus of the unprepared; from the cities to the suburbs and the rural areas after a disaster has ocurred.  They come looking for food, water and shelter whenever infrastructure has been decimated and they will loot anything and everything they can at your expense. 

If the power grid goes down for more than a few days; cities will become rapidly unlivable.  Without power; water and food distribution will cease, law and order will start to fail, crime, arson and full scale looting will begin and rape, assault and murders will escalate.

When people are cold, wet or hungry, for any length of time, it will peel away society’s civilized qualities and revert people back to an animal state; where survival at any cost becomes the norm.  You must make sure you are not in the path of the golden horde; but if you are, you must avoid detection, or if detected, be prepared to defend yourself.

As a prepper, you do not want to be a predator but you also do not want to be the prey.  In a survival situation consider all strangers as dangerous (stranger danger) and follow your pre-existing survival plan with modifications as needed.  Staying safe and alive is priority number one.

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  1. Brittius says:

    “Little Pig, Little Pig, let me come in.” – Be prepare for an assault on your domicile and include both fire extinguishing materials, and some type of wall reinforcement up to possibly 48″ , because the persons seeking to loot and pillage you, may be armed with the same exact firepower as you. They could have picked weapons up either from previous successful raids or by some other means.

    Also know the nutritional value of the food items you stock. It is always nice to have food that is filling but if absolute survival, you may need to be mindful of calorie consumption at possibly 1,000 to 1,500 calories per day and be glad to have it. Women and children have priority for extra. Men will have to think of supplementing and foraging anything fresh, from fish, to grubs, and make a mental note of anything like insect hordes in case they too at some later date may possibly be required for food value.

  2. rmactsc says:

    Great suggestions. I would also add when it comes to canned foods that you have prepped; make sure you rotate them properly. Also note that just because a can is past the expiration date does not mean you cannot eat it. Unless the can is bulging which indicates it has gone bad; the food in otherwise normal cans should still be edible, although the nutritional value may be diminished.

  3. conelrad says:

    Reblogged this on Contra.

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