The threat of a terror attack continues to be a major concern and has proven that it’s a very real threat. You never know where or when one will strike.
Personally, I wouldn’t rank terrorism as a high priority for preppers as most people will never experience a direct threat from terrorists. On the other hand, a larger proportion of people might more likely experience the indirect results of a terrorist act. Anybody that travels by air knows the inconvenience of increased airport security and many people are concerned about the increased loss of personal liberties and privacy.
The goals of most terrorists is to create mass casualties, disruption of vital services and the economy, and to create a general sense of heightened fear among the public. In many ways terrorists have been pretty successful in increasing fear among the public and disrupting some services.
If terrorism is something that concerns you, the most important thing that you need to do is to make sure you’re prepared so that you know how to survive one.
While preparation is key, it’s also important to know what to do as an act of self defense right in the moment, because it can mean the difference between life and death. Sometimes you’re not caught with your gear at hand, so how do you handle a terror attack using a self defense mindset?
The best thing you can do is stay aware of your surroundings. If you see someone suspicious, get out of the location. Notify authorities if you feel compelled to. Watch for unattended bags or boxes, and listen for people shouting before an attack so you can flee immediately.