First of all I know last week I promised a “part II” for the “Catching Intruders” blog but something has just come up that I find time sensitively intriguing!! A friend of mine was contacted yesterday by a friend of his advising he wants to become a prepper” because a friend of his (allegedly a police officer) advised there is a high probability of an ISIS terror attack on the US Mexico border between now and 9-11 of this year. I suppose this is the way it always is in the PI world where I have to play 3 layers of possible truth or BS roulette to bring out the actual truth. I just want to say that in my opinion it is prudent to have a 30 day supply of everything you need at all times and not just for terrorists. Storms, quakes, currency collapse or just general hard times can be gotten through with just a basic 30 day supply of the items you use on a daily basis. This wouldn’t even make you a “prepper” in my book. Preppers have at least 1 years supply of what they need and in hard times could ration it for at least 2 years.
Now, I also want to say that the probability of a terror attack is always a big possibility every year around 9-11 and this year is a good one for several reasons.
- The US is fighting wars against multiple enemies on multiple fronts and appears to be ambiguous on who’s side they are on (as in the case of assisting ISIS in Syria while fighting them in Iraq). This means an exponential number of enemies to our country and possible terrorists.
- Every year that goes by since 9/11/2001 is another year that the terrorists have to study the holes in US security and when they think they can make a bigger statement than the first 9-11 they will do a second 9-11.
- This is the biggest one of all. There is glaring hole in the nations security that is well known to the world. The problem is known by everyone and their dog. If you haven’t already guessed it is the US and Mexico border. For those who have yet to see it, here is a video of investigative reporter James O’keefe dressing up as Osama Bin Laden to cross the border on foot and then walk out to the highway. He then makes a second crossing using an uncontrolled foot bridge without even getting his feet wet.
You may be wondering where I’m going with all of this. Well, just to let you know border crossing and terror are not my business but when I see undocumented crossing my mind races to the thought of informing my readers of a methods they may employ to keep their privacy. If ISIS does attack does it mean they will just blow something up and leave or does it mean they are going to seize ports and try to advance north? Will they try to attack multiple cities at once or will it even be ISIS? What about North Korea? If the ports are locked up these desert areas may be your only escape if you find your self on the run from a foreign army and collapse of the country is imminent.
If you want to do a border crossing without going to a port there are several legal things you need to know and some safety tips you may want to heed. First of all let me tell you I’m not responsible for your arrest, deportation or any time you may spend in the custody of roving desert kidnappers seeking ransom because all these things are possible in the border region. Now let’s get to what you need to know.
Crossing back into the USA (even if you are a US Citizen) is prohibited unless it is at an official point of entry. Below I have a link that explains the situation very plainly on the Customs and US Border Patrol web site. The link does however explain that you will face no US charges by leaving the US to Mexico or Canada by walking across the border anywhere. You could be charged with something in those other countries because they do require entry through an official point of entry. I don’t think all this will matter to you if you are running for your life but I just want you to know what the deal is if you are in that position.
If you want to bring goods across the border into Mexico you also have to take those through an official point of entry. If you get caught in Mexico driving an out of country tagged vehicle with no official authorization the Federales will seize your vehicle (you won’t get it back) and take you to jail. Illegal immigration into Mexico is also a felony in Mexico. I’ve been told they usually don’t enforce it when you are in town spending some greenbacks but let the dollar collapse or just be there broke and you could be in trouble my friend.
My suggestion would be to use this option as a very last resort but keep it in mind because you never know when you will be painted into a corner. If you will start working now on putting aside food and supplies that you use on a daily basis and build your home in the location you want, in a way you prefer then you should never have to flea. However, prepping lessons are for another time. Stay safe!!
PS – September is National Preparedness Month. It’s a great time to purchase stored food at a discount!