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Home Defense and Fortifications

 
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04/21/2012 07:30 PM
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Home Defense and Fortifications
Just sitting here wondering...How many of you are preppers or survivalists? ( I hate that phrase, puts me to mind some nutcase hiding in the woods with a .22 cal. rifle and a swiss army knife.) Am looking for a few ideas that can make our home a bit safer when SHTF. We have outside lights,a gen set), can you say target?),food put back for a bit, water etc....But without looking like a serious nut case would love to find a few low key ideas or things that can be used here at home?
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04/21/2012 07:34 PM
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FYI, when the next test of humanity comes you will not be safe in any home, especially if you are in an urban, or densely populated area.

You should rather, develop an escape plan to get away from these populated areas, one that can be exclusive and get you out quickly, with you, you should then have enough survival gear and supplies to live for as long as possible.
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04/21/2012 07:45 PM
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FYI, when the next test of humanity comes you will not be safe in any home, especially if you are in an urban, or densely populated area.

You should rather, develop an escape plan to get away from these populated areas, one that can be exclusive and get you out quickly, with you, you should then have enough survival gear and supplies to live for as long as possible.
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I agree, and live in a very rural area, midway between two lg, cities, B'ham and M'gmry.Out in the sticks now, and know for sure that if it gets bad, and it will, that being where we are is a problem. Some will migrate south, and others north. Am guessing the hungry, displaced and pissed off willstart looking for an easy mark, and I will not be an easy one. Have gun will shoot, but....rather it not come to that, Oh, read all the books too....
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04/21/2012 07:47 PM
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1) re-enforce your doors with steel plates around the frame and door sill to prevent them from being kicked I .
2) thorny bushes under all windows, and reinforced shutters on all ground floor windows. If you have a patio door, be prepared to board it over.
3) battery powered motion sensing lights
4) internal saferoom
5) fire protection
6) sand bags and source of sand so you can improvise a defensive position
7) camouflage- make the place look deserted, burnout, and obviously not worth giving a second look at. Obviously you will not add most on this list until tshtf, but collect the things you need now and store them onsite.

This won't stop all out chaos, but will help against a quasi-breakdown (think Argentina). Have a buyout plan to a safer location though, and most importantly, develop a good rapport with you neighbors
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04/21/2012 07:53 PM
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Simply put.. If you are caught in a quarantined zone, and containment protocols are in place... You are fucked.

Develop and test the escape plan while you still have the time... If not, learn to pray, that is all you'll have when the time comes.

Good luck.
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04/21/2012 07:56 PM
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go play pool with local bikies at their clubhouse for inspiration.

check building codes before making alterations.
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04/21/2012 07:58 PM
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[link to neosurvivalist.net]


[link to preparedcitizenwsg.blogspot.com]

a small dog can alert you to danger without being too much of a drain on the wallet. dogs hear a LOT better than humans and will bark if something is not right outside. try to find a rescue mutt (it's a survivor, and will be devotedly loyal to you)in good physical and mental health, not an inbred high-strung chihuahua that barks at the wind.

is your property fenced?

do you have several hand held fire extinguishers?

do you have a safe room?

do you have a way to escape if the zombies are massed outside?
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04/21/2012 07:59 PM
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If SHTF most people around you will be in the same shape, you would need to set up neighborhood watches (think Zimmerman) you can't stay a wake 24 hours a day. Remember a couple well placed Molotov cocktails would bring anybody out of their home.
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04/21/2012 08:00 PM
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You are not a nut case. It's smart to be prepared.
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04/21/2012 08:06 PM
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1) re-enforce your doors with steel plates around the frame and door sill to prevent them from being kicked I .
2) thorny bushes under all windows, and reinforced shutters on all ground floor windows. If you have a patio door, be prepared to board it over.
3) battery powered motion sensing lights
4) internal saferoom
5) fire protection
6) sand bags and source of sand so you can improvise a defensive position
7) camouflage- make the place look deserted, burnout, and obviously not worth giving a second look at. Obviously you will not add most on this list until tshtf, but collect the things you need now and store them onsite.

This won't stop all out chaos, but will help against a quasi-breakdown (think Argentina). Have a buyout plan to a safer location though, and most importantly, develop a good rapport with you neighbors
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Thanks, am doin that stuff already, have a Berkey, garden, a few bullets, and a gun or two, LOL,kinda lookin for some passive/active systems that might warn us or scare em away before I need act or react
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I have collected vegetable cans and old silverware I get at garage sales or where ever. I grind the handles into knifes, stick them in the cans with cement. Bury them on the inside and outside of my yard fence with only the blades
showing. When things get bad I will be adding my barbbed wire fince and I will have shards of glass around the silverware knives. there will also be holes around the fence. If you fall, and with these things in play, you WILL
get shot, and hung so everyone will see not to mess with me ! Peace and my God always be with you!

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