Rule 1: Avoidance. Never let down your guard and practice situational awareness at all times.
Rule 2: Carry a firearm and know how to use it. Pray that rule 1 keeps the bad juju away from you.
But here are some tips from The Organic Prepper. Pay attention!
You can prep, a little or a lot, or you can lose. Most likely your life. And your loved ones lives. Do what you can while you can. Work while it is day, for the night is coming when no man can work.
The good guys (sheepdogs) base their actions on their morals. I think back to my black belt oath that required standing up for the older, the weaker, the less fortunate. Never using your skill to intentionally harm another person. These ethics hold true no matter what you are doing, as a professional or just a plain Joe. Stay away from things that are intrinsically evil. Like Marxism.
Pacifism is a refuge for the weak and simple minded. When being open minded and charitable fails, it’s time to do what is necessary.