A question came in from a British ex-pat living in Taiwan:
Everyone, every blog and every site I read (especially in English) always talks about self defense and using arms but what if you had none?
Everyone talks about bug out locations and protection through the use of arms but what if on route they were confiscated by the authorities and you found yourself unprepared with none?
I myself have a little place away from populated areas here in Taiwan and am fully conscious of the fact that if the laws break down and you are on your own, it’s gonna be hard.
Now I am about as removed as I can be BUT on an island like Taiwan which is heavily populated it’s impossible to be that far away from anyone looking for food or a place to hide.
So with that in mind and NOT having the availability of any arms, maybe as a question to your clearly wise audience “How would you defend yourself? Hide? Stand? Fight?”
This is also tough as there would be some weapons but not for all the masses and as a British Guy living in an Asian country blending in is not an option.
When faced with a violent aggressor or pissed off mob, there are two time-tested strategies - fight or avoid the trouble altogether.
In terms of fighting, there's an old saying - "God made men, but Sam Colt made men equal." Firearms are the great equalizer - a dude can outweigh you by a hundred pounds of muscle...doesn't much matter when put a couple rounds into his chest.