Martial law can be defined as the military taking control of a city, state or country and running it at their discretion.  The military would impose control on a civilian population when law and order cannot be maintained by the civil authorities.  Martial law scenarios would likely involve a restriction, erosion or suspension of your Constitutional rights by government decree.

In order to survive martial law the following things should be considered.  You will need to prepare beforehand by becoming as self reliant as possible; avoid traveling to any and all areas under martial law; do not draw attention to yourself or your family during times of martial law; stay informed and never accept the governments word at face value.  Remember your survival trumps obeying dictates.

A constant, armed military presence  and routine patrols by the military will be part of martial law along with curfews and vehicle checkpoints.  There will be people who masquerade as law enforcement to lure people into traps and attack them.  Do not fall for this.  You need to be extremely careful who you follow and whom you trust.

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DD301

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Comments
  1. Wild_E says:

    very good post

  2. TamrahJo says:

    I was nine months pregnant and driving to work the night of the Limon tornado – I arrived not too long after the tornado had left devastation behind and was informed by the trooper on the bridge that I had to go stay at the restaurant left standing and wait for someone to come get me –
    “Lady, I’ve been through a tornado tonight – I ain’t deliverin’ a baby on the highway, too.”

    My mom and dad managed to get through the road block to come get me and my car, simply because the same trooper was on duty and remembered me.

    The next day, my dad braved the National Guard road block to get word to my lamaze coach that the time was here. I still don’t know how he managed that – because even two weeks later, when I was up and ready to return to my home, the town still looked like a war zone and the military presence of the National Guard was eerie – –

    I think of this when I think of war torn countries – how surreal everything feels and I, having not even seen the worst that can be…

  3. conelrad says:

    Reblogged this on Contra and commented:
    Imagine, if you will, (Rod Serling like voice) that if the Boston Bombing had just detonated a couple more devices, then add to it, the civil authorities could not get a handle on the situation such as not finding the Brothers Grim. How close was Boston to coming under Martial law? Could it have evolved into that scenario? The people were already told to stay in doors/home. Civilian services were suspended such as transportation, road blocks were in force, Think about it.

  4. conelrad says:

    Imagine, if you will, (Rod Serling like voice) that if the Boston Bombing had just detonated a couple more devices, then add to it, the civil authorities could not get a handle on the situation such as not finding the Brothers Grim. How close was Boston to coming under Martial law? Could it have evolved into that scenario? The people were already told to stay in doors/home. Civilian services were suspended such as transportation, road blocks were in force, Think about it.

    • rmactsc says:

      Thanks for the reblog. You are right; if the scenario had been larger in scope I think martial law might have become a temporary reality.

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