Securing Your Home For SHTF – 5 Easy Ways

Jun 23, 2013 by

While you may have all of the survival backpacks and gear ready to go at a moment’s notice, how prepared are you to repel advances from predators? These predators will include animal and human depending on the situation.  When a disturbance happens, a large portion of the populace tends to lean towards looting. If an instance like this should occur, you need to have comfort knowing that you took great care in securing your home.

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1. Don’t Rely on Security Services When Securing Your Home

Although you may subscribe to ADT for securing your home, services such as these may be rendered moot in the event of a major catastrophe happening. Aside from services being unable to attend your needs due to inadequate personnel from the localized emergency, electronic systems may be rendered inert due to lack of power.

Unless you are able to develop a solar powered electrified fence utilizing a deep-cycle battery, these systems may be useless to your security needs.

2. Develop Skills in Firearms

For many individuals, home security involves the use of a firearm. However, a firearm can nearly be as dangerous to yourself and your family if you don’t know how to use the tool.

Teaching your family to respect the firearm and how to operate it can help keep everyone from becoming victimized or getting hurt from friendly-fire. There may be times when you are able to scare your attackers away simply by brandishing the weapon.

One of the most intimidating sounds in the world is the slide of a pump-action shotgun locking a shell into place.

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3. Canine Comfort

Dogs are always a good addition to keeping your home safe. Not only can they provide an early warning of intruders, but they may also defend the home with a ferocity that can be unnerving to say the least.

Even pets that aren’t trained for guard duty will defend their owners with undying loyalty. While small dogs are little more than an annoyance when contending with an aggressor, they can still assist in securing your home by alerting those in the home by barking.

4. Hidden Weaponry

While it may seem like paranoia to some, having weapons available within reach in every room of the house can help keep you alive.

Although hiding these weapons can keep them out of the hands of your attackers, they still need to be easily accessed while disguised in order for you to quickly retrieve them at a moment’s notice to help assure your survival.

5. Confidence

One of your greatest assets during a situation in any degree is your own inner strength. While panic and fear can help keep some alive, being focused can prevent irrational decisions that can have a negative impact later on.

A blind rage can be deadly for your attacker, as well as friendlies in your area. You need to remain focused and calculating waiting for the opportunity to strike in order to inflict as much damage as possible without risking yourself or others.

When it comes to protecting yourself and/or your family, you’ll need to inflict as much damage as you can as quickly as possible.

No amount of training can be enough when dealing with an opponent who has nothing else to lose and/or is starving. You should never underestimate your opponent and put him or her down as fast as possible.

If he or she has superior abilities to yourself, you risk everyone in the home by not acting with the ferocity of a mother bear protecting her cubs. There can be no room for hesitation as your opponent could likely kill you.

Securing your home is a job that is never completely done.  By taking these easy steps now, you assure yourself the basics of home security and allow yourself to continue building towards a more unbreachable home.

This is a guest post by Liz Nelson from She is a freelance writer and blogger from Houston. Questions and comments can be sent to: liznelson17 @

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