Week #2 – SHTF Plan Prepping – Progress in Defense
What I Did To Prep This Week – SHTF Plan Building
To add to my defense capabilities I purchased 200 additional .40 cal rounds for my Glock 22. This would get me to nearly 500 rounds of ammunition which may sound like a lot. However, a) you knew know when TEOTWAWKI comes and b) I plan to do a bit of practicing in the coming weeks so I can use the extra. Related to that, I’ve called for a membership at the local range which is about 20 minutes from our house. My plan is to bring my wife so she can feel comfortable with the Glock.
Additionally, I began researching purchasing a shotgun for the home. Two choices that seem to stick out is the Mossberg 500 and the Mossberg Maverick 88. I’m still on the fence about the shotgun as I’d likely not try to use it for a break-in / home invasion. Rather I’d be looking to utilize it in a true SHTF scenario where we’d be defending ourselves daily. A big factor in deciding on a shotgun will certainly be ease of use as my wife will need to be able to handle it. I’ve heard the Maverick 88 is easier to handle. Will look to make a decision on this shortly.
Finally, I purchased a backup battery for the home alarm system via Amazon. Nothing fancy but will at least allow me to keep the alarm system running a bit longer in the case of a power outage.
After experiencing Hurricane Irene in 2011, we lost power for several days. However, that occurred in August and we utilized our generator to keep the fridge going and a few lights. I thought the other day, a power outage now would make things really tough given the winter. It’s not like I could plug my furnace into my 5500 Watt generator and poof, we have heat. Outside of some complex switch panel (which I need to research), I figured I’d certainly need 2-3 space heaters for temporary heat. I’m down to two heaters on Amazon and I hope to make my decision by the end of the week.
Next is looking into the switch for the furnace so the generator could run the heat if needed.
What I Do I Plan To Do Next Week?
a. Finance – I hope to have some updates on some physical gold and silver purchases.
b. Security – I have a few things planned for lighting and potential door security.
What have you done this week to improve your SHTF plan?