Uninvited Guests In Time Of Crisis by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog
“IF THINGS GET BAD, I’M COMING TO YOUR PLACE!”
Guest post by Mr. and Mrs. restoringBrad
– How many of us have heard people say that, or something similar to it? Even if they were laughing when they said it, they might mean it.
Sure, some folks would say that jokingly, but others were either nervously testing your reaction to see if it was okay or inviting themselves to show up at your location in the least confrontational way they could… by passing it off as a joke.
HEARING THOSE WORDS WILL USUALLY CAUSE ONE OF A FEW REACTIONS:
1. A positive feeling because they were spoken by someone whom you would welcome into your home during a time of crisis.
2. A negative feeling because they were spoken by someone whom you do not want showing up at your home.
3. A feeling of unease, because the jury is still out on the person who said it. You’re not sure if they would be an asset or a liability, or what the people they intend to bring with them would be.
Either way, now the onus is upon you to deal with that statement. Be glad it was made! Whether or not you want that person or people showing up, be thankful that they warned you of their intentions.
DEAL WITH IT RIGHT THEN AND THERE!
It will be easier to deal with this issue when the statement is made than when they simply show up at your door. It’s better for everyone concerned.
If you think someone else might want to evacuate to your location, then you should have given this possibility some thought already. Have your response prepared.
If you haven’t, now’s the time and you’re going to have to think on your feet.
The easiest way to deal with this is to prevent someone from judging your home to be the safe refuge that they should head to in the first place.
WHAT MOTIVATED THEM TO PLAN ON COMING TO YOUR LOCATION?
Before we look at the problem of uninvited guests showing up, let’s look at what would make someone decide that if there were a disaster they would want to come to your home.
You have control over some of this and may be unintentionally making your home an attractive choice in their eyes.
We are not referring to a disaster that would render their home uninhabitable while yours remains habitable.
We are referring to disasters such as societal collapse, infrastructure collapse, widespread or prolonged rioting, increased governmental restrictions such as martial law, etc. that do not destroy or render dwellings uninhabitable but effect both their home and yours.
Something caused them to compare their own location to yours and decide that in the event of a disaster, your location was the better place to be. So much better in fact that they predetermined they would abandon their home and head to yours.