1. Arm Yourself
When the SHTF (sh*t hits the fan), people will become desperate bold and unpredictable. Being able to defend your family and home should include more than a baseball bat under your bed. Owning a handgun will give you the peace of mind that you can protect your family as well as the capability to do it. However, it is very important that you take a proper safety course to be able to handle it safely.
2. Your Home Is Your Castle
Your home is where your stuff is, so that is where criminals will try to invade. If you are prepared to defend it, you will deter them. Gates, security systems, guard dogs, security cameras and even signs can go a long way in helping the criminal decide that this house is not worth it. Even if you can’t afford a monitored alarm system, buy one that makes a loud noise. A spooked criminal will run immediately.
3. Stay in Shape
Being agile and fit is one of biggest advantages you can give yourself in an uncertain, chaotic world. You never know when you’ll have to walk 12 miles to store or a friend’s place. In addition, your days will become more and more about helping your
4. Learn Hand to Hand Combat
5. Don’t Open The Door
The days of answering the door to a stranger are long gone. There are too many stories out there of people having their door pushed in and being restrained while the criminal robs their home. Use a peephole or window to see who is at your door. If you don’t know them, ask them what they need through the door rather than giving them an opening. Also, carry your weapon with you if you plan to open the door. Won’t do you much good to have a gun upstairs in your safe if the criminal barges in when you open the door.
6. Prepare Your Family
Prepare your family for what they’ll need to do in the event of a home invasion. Getting your kids to a safe area will be your primary focus so practice what you want them to do. This is one of the most important SHTF tips you can follow. The plan should include having them heading to one central location in the house with their focus on calling for help (ie. phones, cell phones).
7. Don’t Trust Anyone
When the SHTF, your neighbors are people that happen to have bought the home next to you. Remember, they are nothing more than that. You don’t know their families’ history, the circles they run in and the company they keep. You could be a target through their relationship with you. Don’t make it easy for criminals to touch your inner circle. Never give your neighbor a spare key.
8. Don’t Be The Target
Consider if you were the criminal. Would you want to rob the house with the Lexus and Infiniti out front or the Dodge and the Toyota? A lavishly decorated/maintained house will be a target no matter how you slice. Don’t be the nicest house on the block.
9. Do A Dry Run
If you are unsure if your home is well protected, do a trial run as a burglar. Trying to rob your own house will help you find the holes in your defenses and give you the chance to tighten them up. It also helps to practice your safety plan with your family.
10. A Guard Dog Can Be Very Valuable
A big dog at home that barks when strangers approach is your best bet. However, even small, yippy dogs can do the job as criminals do not want attention drawn to themselves. If you can train the dog to attack would-be burglars, all the better.
Follow these SHTF tips to help keep your home safe for when times get tense.
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Bullet Proof Home (A Prepper’s Guide in Safeguarding a Home )
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