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Grid down disaster is nerve-racking. Just from a resources standpoint. Where does the food come from, the water, the medicines!
Now imagine dealing with your grid down disaster and people are trying to break into your home and take the meager preps you have! This will be the case when things get dark enough. If you have no security plan, it won’t take many people to overwhelm you.
You dont need to consider a lot to deal with basic home security, you don’t need a perimeter like Fort Knox, you just need to be a little less of a target than your neighbor.
That might sound strange but it should be your first goal.
If you are dealing with a grid down situation, you are going to have problems with things like home alarms. Some types of floodlights are going to require power, too!
So what can you do to create security deterrents without power?
Not the best alarm but dogs will let you know that bad guys are near.
Detering bad guys are the door is a big deal. If they cannot easily break in it can change things. It will also give you time to react.
Solar Powered Lights
Lights are a massive deterrent but in a grid, down scenario, you are going to need lights that store power from the sun. They are out there!
Brambles and Thorns
Around windows, you can grow blackberries and roses. People aren’t gonna wade through horns to break in the home. They will move to the next one.
This is a dark method but it will work in dark times. You can use the threat of violence or the remains of previous violence to convey a message. Imagine having blood-stained floorboards on your porch or the remains of the last burglar swinging form the porch.