If you have not heard, there is currently a standoff in Oregon. This case began with Dwight and Steven Hammond (father and son). They are ranchers who were convicted in 2012 of arson for lighting public land on fire next to their ranch.They were imprisoned once and must return for a further term after federal appellate judges said they had been sentenced illegally the first time around. Though the ranchers in this incident are not responsible for the Federal Building’s takeover, their circumstance spurred the movement. Now, maybe 150 militia members are gathered in and around the headquarters and visitor center of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
There is no police activity around the facility. Instead, the government has decided to shut off the utilities to the facility and to block the road. Currently, the FBI is investigating. This is not the first time there has been an uprising in this country, and it will not be the last. Historically speaking, all major conflicts, organized rebellion or Civil War, have not occurred without small uncoordinated and unsuccessful incidents such as this Oregon standoff. Will this incident lead to a major one down the road? Possibly. Should you be prepared? Definitely.
Now is a great time to get your emergency kit ready (also referred to as a Go-Bag or a SHTF bag), and to make plans with your friends and family. Hopefully, there will be no natural disasters, no Civil War, or nuclear crisis. Ideally, you will never need to do more than enjoy a hobby with your plans and preparations. Should the disaster scenario arise, however, you should be prepared. So Plan, Prepare, and Survive.
For more details on the Oregon Standoff, check out the links below!