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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

How to Protect Your Home from Looters When All Hell is Breaking Loose

Article kindly provided by Danny Major of Alpha Survivalist

Proper home protection and self-defense is essential when it comes to situations when resources are scarce and looters might be lurking around town. If you don’t want your home to be broken into, it is very important to take all the proper precautions required in such cases.

Fortifying your home is important, but simply not enough in most cases. You also have to be careful about how you protect your home, what resources you store in order to avoid having to go out too often, and how to protect yourself against intruders who have already breached your front door.

Replace All Doors and Windows

It’s important to start by replacing doors, windows, gates and fences. Everything that might be used as an obstacle in the looters’ path should be enhanced.

You can start by replacing your regular windows with strong, non-breakable Plexiglas windows for added resilience. Also, make sure you secure steel bars to your windows to discourage looters from breaking in. This might seem like a desperate measure, but it could possibly save your life in the event of a riot.

Another option is to replace your locks. A lot of looters will find it easy to get past regular locks either by breaking them or using special devices to open them. However, a strong deadbolt is a whole new level of challenge altogether.

In most cases, possible intruders will be discouraged and move on to the next house, when they see that you have a heavy deadbolt in place. At the very least, you’ll give them a hard enough time to delay them and give yourself a chance to defend your home.

Carry a Weapon and Know How to Use It

Firearms are good for self-defense, but they’re also very useful in scaring off looters. No one wants to risk their life to get possession of a few trinkets and supplies that they can get with a lot less hassle and endangerment elsewhere. In short, if you’re armed and ready to defend your home, most assailants will immediately get the message and go elsewhere without hesitation. Of course, this can only happen if you actually have a license to carry a gun.

But did you know that the vast majority of the population can’t tell the difference between a real gun and a well-designed replica? This can be used to your advantage particularly if you don’t have a firearm license.

Buy a perfect replica of an intimidating hand gun or rifle, and point it at any assailant as they try to enter your home. In most cases, this action alone will have the desired effect.

Use Camouflage and Illusion to Your Advantage

A measure that isn’t usually discussed is the use of camouflage. When you’re trying to survive a SHTF type situation, there’s no guarantee that rioters and looters won’t enter your home at some point. So, it’s a good idea to have some measures in place to defend yourself and a good place to hide should they do so.

Hidden rooms are the best choice for hiding places, since potential intruders will not be able to make a valid assessment of the size and shape of your home based on what they see outside in the dark. So a hidden room is perfect for hiding your family and any valuables and supplies you might have.

There are also many benefits to concealed doors, hidden closets and trap doors that lead to secret underground rooms or areas of the basement not readily accessible through regular entrances. Incorporating any of these types of concealment into your home maybe one of the best investments you will ever make!




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