How to Survive Martial Law: A Guide to Staying Safe

Martial law is one thing all preppers fear, and it can be a terrifying experience. America is facing times of social unrest that far surpasses historical unrest. Uncontrollable riots, social unrest, and more may lead to a call for Martial Law, no matter who presides over the nation.

A massive social uprising has been in the works for a long time. Not only can social unrest cause a call for Martial Law, but it can happen after any natural or human-made disaster. While not the same thing, we saw President Trump declaring a national emergency to force funds for a border wall. We never know what to expect from the government.

Since we currently aren’t under Martial Law, and if you can read this, we still aren’t under Martial Law, now is the time to figure out what to do and how to prepare.

What is Martial Law?

Before we dive into how to survive Martial Law, you have to understand what it is.

The Supreme Court hasn’t given us a full definition of what it entails, but Martial Law is the suspension of ordinary law, the Constitution, the Government and more. A military dictatorship replaces the rules during emergencies or civil unrest when the current government cannot perform their job.

Martial Law isn’t just a worry for America; it can happen anywhere in the world. It can happen for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • War
  • An EMP attack
  • A natural disaster such as a hurricane or Yellowstone erupting
  • A foreign invasion
  • Civil war

How to Survive Martial Law

Living under Martial Law is scary. The right to a fair trial is waved, and freedom of speech is gone. You can’t stop it from happening, which makes it feel even scarier. There are a few things you can do to survive Martial Law and gain control of your situation.

Stock Up Ahead of Time

Like any disaster scenario, it’s best to prepare ahead of time than during the situation. During Martial Law, store shelves will clear out in a heartbeat, and going to the store will be a scary job. You want to make sure you have plenty of food and water stocked up. Always have a minimum of 3 days’ worth of food stored, and you need one gallon of water per person per day.

Always Keep a Low Profile

What you don’t want is to become a target. Those who riot or are civilly disobedient are targets. During this time, preppers are vulnerable, and you need to keep a low profile at all times. Never call attention to yourself.

Never talk about your prepping. No one else needs to know what your family does or doesn’t have. Don’t dress in military-style clothing. Camouflage isn’t a good choice; save it for the wilderness. If you wear military clothing, you risk confrontation. Remember – low profile.

Listen, Don’t Talk

Freedom of speech is gone, so it’s best not to talk. Do more listening than talking. See what your neighbors or friends say, and hope that no one knows you’re a prepper. Lying in this situation is okay.

Trust No One

During Martial Law, people will try to impersonate military or law enforcement officers. Some might try to become the law. Preppers call this WROL post-disaster, which stands for Without The Rule of Law. It’s possible, so trust no one.

That also goes for friends and neighbors. They can quickly turn you in for things that you might say or do, so trust no one. These are scary times.

Know the Rules

Rules and laws change under Martial Law, so keep a tab on the current rules to avoid getting in trouble. Write them down or keep them in a notebook. Always pay attention to the rules that the authorities tell you, and understand that they can change during the chaos.

It can be hard to keep track of everything because you will receive different reports. Keep track of who said what will help.

Pretend You Have Nothing

Hopefully, as a prepper, you have enough water and food supplies in your cabinet, but you can’t let anyone else know you have these stockpiles. You have less reason to head onto the streets, but you need to play the part. Remember – low profile. People will notice that you, somehow, can never leave your house and they’ll ask questions.

Check out what your neighbors do and do that. Go to the local grocery store and pick up bread and other groceries.

If you do need to pick up supplies, try to avoid large stores like Walmart. Make sure you have cash on hand because ATM and credit card machines might crash.  

Avoid “Camps”

Avoid getting stuck in camps or large shelters with hundreds or thousands of people. These situations can quickly spiral out of control. You’re opening yourself up to a dangerous scenario, and people are likely to react violently. Bringing your family into these locations is rarely a good thing, and the military can force you to stay once you’re inside.

Decide If You Should Stay or Go

One of the most important things to decide is if you should stay where you are or go. Typically, the safest place for your family is inside of your house without lights on, but what if you can’t stay there. You don’t want to run out of food or water under Martial Law.

Whatever you do, don’t make plans late. The military and National Guard are trained to respond quickly and in a calculated way. Figure out how long you can stay in a spot and pick a backup location just in case you need to bug out. Be prepared to leave if needed. You don’t have to die for your home.

Safety in Numbers

The last thing you need to survive Martial Law is to have some community. Even if you don’t have weapons, you’re always safer in a group. You need people that you can count on to protect you. It makes you safer when facing troops or law enforcement. However, make sure you pick the right group and be wary of groups who make poor choices. Leave them behind fast – especially when survival is on the line during a SHTF scenario.

66 thoughts on “How to Survive Martial Law: A Guide to Staying Safe”

  1. Many people will run there mouth and get into serious trouble,many don’t know when to keep there mouth shut and listen, stay away from those people

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        • Correcting someone using the English language improperly, is NOT petty. Shouldn’t you WANT someone to tell you when you’re doing something incorrectly? If you’re an adult, and can’t figure out the difference between “there”, “they’re”, and “their”…. shame on you.

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          • This is not an APA format doctoral dissertation… I think we can establish that grammar on a silly platform like fakebook, instagram, and various other comment spots is not necessary. Seriously! No …. no one needs to act like a know it all or prove they think they are better than someone else. But thanks for trying… you have just proven you cannot let shit go and you are OCD. There are places you can go to get help… mental illness is pretty much a known thing for liberals.

  2. I’m a single lady,- somewhat disassociated from close friends etc.due to my thinking& understanding of what you’ve just mentioned in your article. What should I do or or where can I go to meet like minded positive people?

    773-901-5824 (www.opportunity@gmx.com) Thank you.

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  3. Trump might use the virus as an excuse for declaring martial law. Then he can call off the election so he can stay in power. WHO DID YOU VOTE FOR IN 2016?

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    • Look who’s about to use martial law.. pulling out all of the troops from the Middle East.. clearly we know who you voted for 🤦

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    • Trump is nothing you thought he was. Him not being in office is the reason this might happen. Biden, Obama, and the Clintons are the reasons our country is falling apart. If you can’t admit that, you can’t be helped!

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      • Crazies. Just because everyone around you says the same thing, does not make it true.
        Our country is falling apart because people choose to reside in “echo chambers”. You only want to hear the news that says things you want to believe. You don’t research. Half the time you don’t read anything beyond a headline. If someone says something contrary to what you WANT to believe, you immediately disregard it as false. You proliferate conspiracies and non truths. But as long as it fits your agenda it’s okay. Lies are fine, if they make you look good. I’m not saying the Clintons are squeaky clean. But how the hell do you worship Trumps lying cheating ass, and call everyone else corrupt???

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      • So you’d prefer an authoritarian fascist in command?
        If you look at history the rhetoric and methodology that trump was using was almost identical to the methodology Hitler and rhetoric Mussolini used to come into power. I’m not saying Hillary or Biden were good choices but they are the lesser of two evils. And if you think trump had/has your best interests in mind you are truly gullible. Talk is cheap and authoritarian oligarchs like trump will say and do anything to stay in power. Maybe try reading some history and educating yourself instead of watching propaganda on Fox and YouTube

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    • It said in the article, it should be any president think about it. I voted for Trump much stronger than what we have now.

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    • I voted for Trump… if you are a liberal you are screwed. LOL… Trump should have used marshall law then America would not be falling apart like a third world shit hole

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  4. Have you considered the way trump has reacted to our current medical crisis? he has spread massive amounts of misinformation. Some of his supporters have threatened the life of one of our top medical experts. Why? because Fauci proved that trump LIED during a nation wide press conference. Fauci was ONLY DOING HIS JOB.
    Trump has said that he could live with 200,000 American citizens dying from the virus.DOES THAT SOUND LIKE A PERSON WHO SWORE TO PROTECT THE LIVES OF AMER. CITIZENS?
    WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF HE DECLARES MARTIAL LAW PLUS CANCELS THE NEXT NATIONAL ELECTION?
    WHO DID YOU VOTE FOR IN 2016?

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    • Here we are in 2021and we know Fauchi was a fat part of the Corruption!!..It wasn’t Trump lying, it’s been Fauchi and Biden sending our Tax Dollars to Wuhon, China to develope the COVID Virus!! Spread it, allow Illegal unvaccinated Immigrants into America to spread it more, and then try to destroy President Trump when he got the vaccine made!!.. Boy do I miss our REAL President Trump!!

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      • Now that the Dems are in power, I have to read up on this stuff to avoid actually dying. They should never be allowed into positions of power because they will kill us all, straight up. It’s insane how delusional the blind voters for the left can be. There are delusional people on the right, don’t get me wrong. But if you vote for the Dems, you either hate America or you’re too dumb to be voting.

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        • Totally agree. It’s not even just democrats tho. The Bush family is just as corrupt. People seem to forget that all these a$$holes loved Trump until he became president and started airing their dirty little secrets. Bush Sr told him everything before he died. And everyone at his funeral got a note telling them Trump knew it all. That’s why they went after him so fkn hard. He’s trying to help us and u all hate him for it. Wake up!!!

          Patriots I invite u to follow me on Twitter @countryqbangirl

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          • I can’t understand how you all can’t see that what Stephanie is saying is true! The reality of it is… We wouldn’t have to have write ups like this one if she was wrong.

      • Hate to break it to you but both Fox News and NewsMax are both owned by Illuminati families- owner of newsmax regularly donates to the Clinton foundation, and Fox News is often the worst of the fake news because it grossly deceives conservatives just like cnn and the like do the left. Two wings on the same bird.

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    • Fauci is a murder. You live in lala land . You need to fallow the real science. All that us going on is planned. I will not help people as stupid as you.
      Stasis in the white house.
      the clot shots kill.

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    • You’re delusional and in need of urgent help if you think Fauci is looking out for the safety of the people.

      Keep smoking that crack.

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  5. I think you’re all mistaken if you think you can trust any news outlet from anywhere these days to provide factual, unbiased news.

    Democrats, Republicans, to me its the same thing. Monsters in positions of power pushing through agenda’s that favor them, either financially because they’re bought or immediately because they get something out of it.

    Never assume that someone in power gets to the point, where you know their name without having had any personal interaction with them, without being someone who has enough dirt on them to deserve life in prison.

    Always assume and prepare for the worst, whilst hoping for the best when it comes to people.

    Same with marriage vows. This isn’t an era where you can get happily married without covering your respective assets for the potential and likely devorce. ;p

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  6. Bill Clinton actually BALANCED THE U.S. FED.GOVT. BUDGET. When he left office; There was a FED. GOVT. SURPLUS.
    OBAMACARE started out as a State Govt. insurance program first used by Mass. Gov. Michael Dukakis. Obama noticed that the program actually worked. So he decided to implement it nationwide. The G.O.P. tried to DEMONIZE it because they knew that it worked in Mass. . I still remember being told that “DEATH PANELS” would be formed. They would select senior citizens who would be executed. Michael Dukakis may have lost the election because he couldn’t admit that the insurance plan actually works.
    Do you remember the tax reduction bill trump signed? How many of you actually benefited from it? The only people who actually benefited from it have one thing in common: THEY HAVE ABOUT $1,000,000 in their bank accounts

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  7. I’m sickened by the intolerance for the opinion of others. This country of which I am a patriot, is in theory, a free country. Not everyone needs to agree and thats ok. The way I see it is, if the people CHOOSING not to be informed and like sheep, voluntarily lead to slauter as they give up their rights without question than as sad as it is, it IS their choice. Let them make it. They will be a distraction while the rest of us are going to either survive and set our county back on the right path or die trying. Use what time we have moving forward for your survival rather than falling into the rabbit hole of arguing with anybody who doesn’t think the same way. Distractions.
    May God bless America. Be strong, don’t let the many deaths in the name of freedom be in vain. Or not. Do what you want. Opinions are neither right nor wrong, they are opinions and those deaths paid for my right to do so, yours too. I don’t want to hate or be ugly to eachother and it sadens me to see division amongst us because together would make it easier to keep our Country free but don’t be fooled, there are those of us that will do it with or without you.
    Oh, and say what you want about my grammer or spelling or opinion. I will always Love my Country, being an American and never think twice about defending it even from itself.
    🇺🇲

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  8. I read most of these comments, and I just have to say that you all need to do some rethinking. Everyone here seems to have drawn a line between two opposing political parties. However this could not be further from the truth. Dems and Reps have coexisted in America, in some form or fashion, since the writing of our Constitution. The problem is not between Dems and Reps, nor is it between Libs and Conservatives. The real problem are the globalists of each political party. Open your eyes folks. We are caught in a globalist agenda crossfire. As long as America stands militarily and financially strong, there can be no New World Order. America is the last hold out. We are the last defense against “them”. Stop dividing amongst yourselves. The time is long past for Americans to be divided by party lines because, in reality, party lines only exist on television. Party lines are here for your confusion and their entertainment. Stop allowing the media to teach you. Stop allowing your children to be hand fed messages from the corrupted, by keeping them in public schools. It was hard when schools were shut down, but you managed. Take your kids out of public schools and home school them. Get to know your neighbors. You shouldn’t care if they’re black, white, brown, or any other skin tone. Develop a bond with them, because that’s exactly what the globalist fear. They fear a united front. When we don’t fear them, they fear us. Quit bickering amongst yourselves, about Democrat this, and Republican that. Start seeing one another as God intended it… we all bleed the same color blood. Familiarize yourselves with the various agendas of the NWO… Agenda 21… Agenda 30. Agenda 21 has begun. We will never pull through this if we are not united.

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  9. The most likely way an E.M.P. attack can happen in the U.S. is with an Air burst nuclear blast. If An E.M.P blast is such an effective weapon; WHY HASN’TANYONE USED ONE YET?
    When has there ever been a Situation serious enough to to justify declaring MARTIAL law in the U.S. since the Amer. civil war?

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  10. I am so tired of people writing about martial law being declared in the U.S.
    IF a massive earthquake hits L.A. ; The national guard will be sent to help In L.A. .
    It won’t effect anything going on in Chicago. 9-11 happened because the C.I.A. did not want to share information with the F.B.I. .
    Can anyone please describe an event that would justify declaring martial law all over the U.S.?

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  11. Has the U.S. economy gone to hell since Biden’s been in office?
    Do not tell anyone that you’re a prepper. That “doomsday” prepper tv show has negatively effected all preppers. A lot of people believe all preppers are Qanon believing gun owners. A lot of us prepare for Hurricanes; tornadoes, and blizzards.

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