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The aim of the game in terms of home security is to deter. If you think that your best answer to home defense is to rush an intruder with a 12 gauge shotgun you are in for a rude awakening. That method of home defense carries a lot of consequences. It’s not just the risk of dying either.
You see, in some states, you aren’t even allowed to defend your property with a firearm.
It would only take one good lawyer to ruin your life and maybe even put you in jail for shooting a criminal in your own home. That is the reality of what you are up against.
To avoid that you are better off deterring people before they come to your door. One such deterrent is a good guard dog.
There are many different breeds out there. Which would be the best for home defense?
Top Dogs for Home Security
Maybe the number one dog for home defense and protection, the sheer size and power of the Rotty is undeniable.
These are big dogs that pack serious power. They are also very particular about the people inside a home.
When considering the size, the pit bull is not the largest dog on the list. However, when you measure loyalty and tenacity there may be no other breed that can compare.
Pitbulls are some of the best companions that exist. They also evoke immediate fear in those who know only the lore about them.
The German Shepard has long been an animal that was literally marched into battle. They still ride with our police both for their power and their superior sense of smell.
They are a great addition to any home and one heck of a deterrent.
If you think that only the big breeds can be good guard dogs, remember, we are talking about deterrents. We are talking about noisemakers too! An ornery Jack Russel will give you just as much warning as a pit bull.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.