Survival Summit 2014: Fortifying Your Home & Property Against Looters

Fortifying Your Home & Property Against Looters
Featuring Jim Cobb, Author of Prepper’s Home Defense

My notes from the 2014 survival summit!

3 Ds
Detour: or deterrents. Don't look like a good target!
Delay: gain time to be alerted and prepared to defend.
Defend: last option. Be swift and decisive if needed.

Dogs! a wonderful deterrent! (for Seargeant!)

Part of prepping is Homesteading!
"Broadly defined, homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency." (1)
some form of agriculture or way for providing food for the home; living off the land
small scale production; home business or economy
craftwork for household use or sale


Some Good Practices/Tips
Motion lights on all sides of the house
Have bells or wind chimes to put on doors and windows as alerts if power is out and electronic security systems will not work.
Have door and window shudders, bars, and or blocks on hand in the event of civil unrest; or have the materials on hand (2x6 inch boards, plywood, 3 to 3 1/2 inch screws
Have black plastic or landscape material on hand to cover windows (to keep light from shining out)
Practice defensive drills in the home, including gun battle scenarios.
Consider "over penetration" if you need to fire your weapon in the home.
Find, create, areas of cover (protects from gun rounds), and concealment (doesn't protect, but hides).
Practice, practice, practice. Use the tools and materials, and practice your plans before needing them!