September 5, 2014 at 12:15 am #24167
I appreciate it.
...it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts...September 5, 2014 at 12:30 am #24170
I found a viewable PDF of it here.
...it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts...September 5, 2014 at 11:04 am #24184
Thanks for re-posting the link.October 24, 2014 at 11:10 pm #27719
Any suggestions on perimeter security? I’m looking for something that can stop, or at least slow down a vehicle is some nutcase tries driving into my property. I have chain-linked fences up but those aren’t very reliable with a vehicle. I did some research and haven’t been able to come up with anything yet.October 25, 2014 at 1:48 am #27726
Ditches and holes work well. Concrete barriers, barrels filled with sand, large diameter steel pipe installed like posts, fill with concrete. Angle them towards the direction of traffic for more effect. Large diameter steel cables anchored in concrete.October 25, 2014 at 11:56 am #27739
I’ve got a stone wall and being its been there for probably a couple hundred years, its a classic hiding in plain sight barrier. The driveway entrance itself only has a metal gate though, and not a heavy duty one at that so I’d have to figure out a solution there.October 25, 2014 at 2:53 pm #27741
Large coral rocks will do it. Really any large rocks will do it.October 27, 2014 at 6:00 am #27779
Second on the ditches – they don’t have to be huge, just deep enough for the entire tire to sink up to the frame. 12 inches would take care of most cars, 18-24 for all but the biggest 4wd tires. 24 inches wide – 90 degee walls. Once you’ve got both tires in a ditch, even 4wd will have a serious challenge getting out. Plus, they are super easy to camoflage – just grow some taller grass at the bottom and let it grow up to the height of the rest. Let water fill it up for extra slippery barrier.
Another option would be to weave your chain link with a long cable that is grill high. Once that car has to drag down several fence posts that are cabled together it should be slowed quite a bit if not stopped.
Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
- Thomas PaineNovember 17, 2014 at 12:30 am #29426
Sorry to be so tardy to the party…
Stopping vehicles? Well, eventually they’ll find a way around or through your defenses, given enough time, but “dragons teeth” were popular.
Made of concrete, maybe 3 feet high. Some were simple – looked kind of like a pyramid someone tried to push over. Some were were made of steel and welded together. Didn’t look like much, but it would stop a tracked vehicle – heard them referred to once as “track breakers”.
Combined with other obstacles, like ditches and other traps, it would probably take an Engineering unit to cross a piece of ground…
Edit: The welded steel ones have the advantage of being “bullet transparent”, while the concrete ones would probably lend themselves well to giving your enemy cover. Those are thick concrete. Probably reinforced with rebar. Combine the two – concrete base sunk into the ground with steel I-beams welded together and bolted down to the concrete… give your enemy nothing…
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.November 17, 2014 at 1:08 am #29430
Malgus! Nice to hear from you and see you’re still aboutNovember 17, 2014 at 1:13 am #29435
Yeah, I’m still here…. just really busy…
Will post a “hey, this is what I’ve been up to” post later on….
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1November 17, 2014 at 1:35 am #29437
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Uk36r3s6Lo ditches useless against modern tanks unless massive and then remember it comes with engineering mech force to by pass any impediment as stated before.
that is why IED are so popular in war zones.
all they would do is bring a dozer blade equipped unit and move all the impediments only one way to stop that
so you can see most def against that scenario is RUNNovember 17, 2014 at 12:37 pm #29478
In a SHTF scenario, I seriously doubt Joe Baggadonuts and his hardy band of heroes will be going up against bonafied Combat Engineers.
And many rural folks have their own earth moving equipment. The guy across the street from me has a couple dozers, a gawdawful big backhoe, a trencher, a ground saw… so, making really big obstacles is a doable thing, so long as the diesel holds out…
Infinite monkeys – you get enough people together for a long enough period of time, and eventually one of them will figure out how to overcome or bypass your obstacles. Hunkering down with a “fortress” mentality will get you and yours very dead. Even the walls of Constantinople fell… they stood tall for a thousand years, but eventually someone figured out a way to knock a hole in them, and then the Turks rampaged in the city for 3 days – killing anything that moved…
These are meant as a deterrent… if you build them right, it will take an incredible effort to go through them safely. Anyone willing to build defensive works in depth probably has the bodies and the firepower to back it up…
Soooo… pack a lunch.
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1November 17, 2014 at 12:45 pm #29490
<div class=”d4p-bbp-quote-title”>Malgus wrote:</div>Good stuff here…
Download, save it, print out several copies for your group… got some seriously good stuff on defensive works, MG positions, fighting positions, trenchworks, bunkers, effects of different things on you defensive works, such as bullets, explosives, etc.. really, really good stuff.
Access to this link has been disabled. Must have been good.November 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm #29503
Sure like to have that CE info. If anyone finds it somewhere else, please post it. Thanks.
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