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Home Defense Done Right

You want to end up with a plan for your perimeter, your home’s outer shell and inside your home.

More layers of defense you have more chances of survival you will have. For each of those layers of defense, you have to determine fighting positions, barriers, obstacles and most of all, your kill zones.

Now that you have a defensive plan, it’s time to start getting to work on your home and property. You would need to get window bars to install on your home.These bars normally attach to the side of the home, outside the window area.Window bars are rather expensive, so you may choose not to put bars on all your windows. If you have a two-story home, you could choose to put bars on just the downstairs windows. However, if you have a porch overhang, or a balcony, you need to make sure that you protect the windows that are accessible from them as well.

On the hinge side of the door you’ll want to replace the screws with longer ones, so that they go into the stud. Also, replace one screw in each hinge with a pin, drilling out the corresponding hole in the other side of the hinge for clearance. Between the deadbolts and these bolts, your door will be much stronger.

Add two more deadbolts to the door, one high up and one down low. If you drill these out carefully you can actually do it without the hole saw going all the way through the door; all that will go through is the pilot bit. That can help keep your work hidden, as it’s fairly easy to fill in a 1/4 inch hole and hide it, but it’s not easy to hide a 2-1/4 inch hole. Just remember not to throw those deadbolts, unless your whole family is inside; otherwise, they can’t get in.

Take some time to look at gaps in your perimeter defense and come up with a plan to cover them in the event that everything goes to pot. What can you put in those spaces to increase the effectiveness of your hedge? Look around your home and back yard for things that might be lying around. Some ideas might be:
- Tree branches
- An old car that’s not running
- A utility trailer
- The pile of scrap whatever from the back yard

All you’re doing is improving your perimeter defense plan. Should there be a major crisis, and you feel the need to, you can then move those things.

 

You need to buy a weapon. Pick the one that you think will do the best job for you and make sure to put in a good stock of ammunition for it as well. Don’t forget to go to the shooting range together with a family member. This is very important in your home defense plan.

Don’t ever stop going to the range, talk to your family, improve your home defense layers and talk to your fellow preppers for more ideas and suggestions.

I hope that we will not need all of these preparations and what everybody’s doing to prepare is useless.

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