SHTF Home Defense Strategies: How to Keep The Zombies At Bay

So maybe you watch “The Walking Dead” and worry about zombies or maybe you just see the country headed for an economic collapse and you have very legitimate concerns about crime skyrocketing. Whatever your motivation, you want to know how you can “harden” your house to make it less of an attractive target for burglars or even looters.

The key to a home defense strategy is to make your house as unappealing as possible, NOT to have a huge supply of guns and ammunition to fight off the bad guys. It’s much better to never have to fight than to fight and even win.

The easiest and most “attractive” way to make your home less attractive to burglars is to plant rose bushes under every window. Nobody wants to climb through thorns to break into a house.

Since most home invasions happen through the front door, reinforcing that point of entry is a huge priority. The strength of your door doesn’t matter, though. When a bad guy kicks in your door, it’s the door frame that gives way, not the door itself.

Replace all the screws in your hinges and striker plate with hardened, two inch screws so that they go through the thin door frame into the studs. Add to that a “Door Club” for about $40 (I wish I had stock in that company!) and nobody will be kicking in your door anytime soon.

Your sliding glass patio door is a very easy point of entry for anyone with a brick or rock or baseball bat. However, if things go south, you can put out an “SHTF Welcome Mat” to keep the bad guys away from your glass. This is merely a large sheet of plywood with nails sticking up from it that will make it impossible for anyone to walk onto your patio with piercing their foot.

Now that you know how to quickly harden your home against zombies, looters or burglars for the zombie apocalypse, think about supplying your car with an emergency preparedness kit so that if disaster strikes when you are away from home, you will be prepared for everything.