America’s Death Zones: Where NOT To Be When It Hits the Fan

As the potential for a globally destabilizing event becomes ever more probable, many concerned Americans are starting to wonder where they’d go if the worst were to happen.

To help answer that question, we can start by identifying the areas of the country to avoid.

The following map of the United States takes into account all of the gun related deaths since the Sandy Hook school shooting. You’ll likely notice that there is one common denominator. The majority of the violence has occurred in major metropolitan areas, with some incidents spreading into outlying ex-urban and rural areas.

If this is the state of our nation during relative peacetime and perceived prosperity, imagine what it’ll look like in the midst of financial, economic or political turmoil.

Americans living east of the Mississippi River will likely experience the brunt of it. But anyone residing in and around any major U.S. city will, likewise, have a tough road ahead of them.

If you live in one of these red zones, you’d better plan accordingly:


As you may have guessed, the overwhelming factor in determining your chances of survival during a wide-scale regional or national emergency will be population density, a topic that has been extensively covered by Strategic Relocation specialist Joel Skousen:

…every crisis that threatens, even a local crisis, can turn exponential because of close proximity to people who cannot help themselves. Even good people panic in a crisis…

Wherever we find large groups of people, when crisis strikes we will also find the worst that mankind has to offer – rioting, looting, starvation and violence.

Survival expert James Rawles refers to them as the golden horde; the thousands of people who will be desperate for supplies, shelter and safety in the aftermath of a major catastrophe:

…there is just a thin veneer of civilization on our society. What is underneath is not pretty, and it does take much to peel away that veneer. You take your average urbanite or suburbanite and get him excessively cold, wet, tired, hungry and/or thirsty and take away his television, beer, drugs, and other pacifiers, and you will soon seen the savage within. It is like peeling the skin of an onion—remove a couple of layers and it gets very smelly. (Survival Blog)

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Given the probability of the United States succumbing to any number of devastating catastrophes that may include an economic collapse, food shortages, pandemic, regional earthquakes, solar storms, or war, there is ample motivation for those with the means to do so to get out of densely populated areas of the country. Likewise, living in locales with close proximity to major thoroughfares such as interstate highway systems could pose a danger as the ‘horde’ evacuates disaster-struck areas.


For many, relocation is not possible because of job requirements or other factors. Thus, those of us who are left with no choice but to remain in populated urban or sub-urban areas, it is strongly recommended that you consider preparedness planning for staying put, or bugging in, during an emergency. It’s not the ideal scenario, but if you plan on hunkering down then you may find it advantageous to have food stores and other long-term supplies, as well as home defense plans. And, should things get so bad that you have to leave your primary residence, be sure to have evacuation plans in place.

The U.S. government is actively preparing to deal with the aftermath of many of the possible crises cited above, namely the civil unrest that will follow. Police and military units are training to deal specifically with urban scenarios because emergency services planners understand that America’s metropolitan death zones will be completely devoid of law & order.

If you’re in one of these areas, and plan on staying during a major crisis, take steps now to prepare for the inevitability of mass chaos.

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15 Replies to “America’s Death Zones: Where NOT To Be When It Hits the Fan

  1. You have told us where not to be yet you have not told us where to go when the shit hits the fan. I live in my van so just tell me where it will be safe. I have also been told the banks will be closed for 2 weeks.

    1. The Zetas are saying the water from the Pacific Ocean will wash all the way up to the Rockies. So is Colorado a good place to go to? I have a sister-in-law in Vermont. Your telling us where not to be is only half of the answer. We need to know where to go now!

      1. keep in mind,,,,,, there will be less than 500,000,000 in the planet,,,,,, billions will die, in a few hours of the flip,,,,,,,,,,,,, 50% of the survivors will die +/- 6 months after the flip, not very pretty, but is reality
        I am from the Chicago area,,,,,, not there any more,,,,,,, as it will be under water all the way to the golf an inland sea over 200 miles wide
        Colorado, will be some what safe,,,, only for the ones there already, and under grown,,,,, dog eat dog after the dust clears,,,,,
        zetas are not saying all that they know,,, and for a very good reason,,,,,, my visions started with me for over 39 years,,,,,, sadly to say,,,,,, haven’t miss on a single one,,,,,,…..

        stay safe, and well my friend,,,,,

      1. mmmmm,,,, not very good!!, keep in mind, if you are lucky to make it after the flip,,,,,,, you will die in a matter of weeks, or be kill, and have for lunch,,,,,
        to survive, you have to be in a community of minimum 100 adults, if more,,,, that is better,,,,,,,,,,,,,, have stored food, and water to keep you alive for over 24 months,,,, seeds to plant after the weather clears,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, be in a location ,not to close to the new equator, and 3000′ altitude,,, more is better,,,,,,,,,
        know how to work the land, and make all that you will need in the future,,,,,,
        have schools, clinics, doctors,,tradesman, inventers, ect. ect. best not to travel during the shit,,,,,, have your place ready, and be there within 1-3 days than,,,,,,, you can say good by to all that you left behind,,,,,, money will not do you any good shortly before shtf, and not at all after,,,,,,

    2. Cynthia, there is no safe place in usa,,,,, before , during, and after the shift,,,,, you will be very luck to survive 3 months,,,,,,, how many in your family???

      1. Just myself. My neice and her girlfriend live in S.F and my sister-in-law nephew and niece in VT and nephew in NY

  2. You left some areas out. I am currently reading John Randall’s very-well-researched series titled “The Yellowstone Conundrum.” What IF the Yellowstone Caldera blows up? Depending on the combined Jet Streams, parts of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado will be devastated. Southern states will be the worse for weather and ash. Existing dams will burst, leaving a 20- to 30-mile swath of sheer destruction along the major rivers. Will any place be safe? Perhaps Texas, Nevada, and Utah but I wouldn’t count on it.

    1. one of my many visions,,,,,,, most of the Midwest will be flattened by high noise, and winds,,,,, when it’s over,,,, all buildings, houses, trees, are flattened, and covered with ash,,,,,,
      the time frame is ,,,,now, as I have my 3rd wife, and my son is 4 years old,,,,,,,
      this vision came when I was with my 2nd wife,,,,, I never see dates, only events in my life,,,,,,,,,
      25 years later,,,,, I am with my 3rd wife, and son,,,,,,
      there are some safe places,,,,,,, we have the place!!!
      stay well, and safe my friend,,,,,,

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    1. you are 200% wrong!!!! my dear friend,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
      location,,,,,, location,,,,,, location is the answer to your problem, all the preparations will do you any good if you are in the wrong place ,,,,,
      over 75% of usa will be worthless after the shift,,,,, and this is after all the smoke, water, ash has cleared,,,,,
      then all the killing will star,,,,,

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