February 16, 2016 at 6:11 am #47330
I ran into this intriguing video while looking for more mundane ways to harden a suburban house. I realize it’s beyond the means of most of us, but some of the concepts may be applicable to existing (and less expensive) dwellings. Though it probably isn’t zombieproof, it might discourage ordinary burglary. I thought it worth a look … narrated in Polish, with English subtitles.
February 16, 2016 at 3:22 pm #47332
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The house is very interesting conceptionally, but as you said cost is as problem. All the automated moving walls and shutters are a liability when the power goes out. Defensively castle and fort designs with static defense systems that can be copied and built is where I’d pull from for ideas.February 16, 2016 at 5:40 pm #47334
One of the related videos after that one was the following – a VERY simple change that almost anyone can make to secure doors (a most common entry point, at least around here). Add 3″ screws not only to the door bolt plate, but also to the hinge plates. That last part comes at the very end of the video when the door holds, but the entire door frame is kicked out of the wall. Of course a metal, or at least metal-clad door also helps, as you’ll see in the video. (I particularly liked who they were attempting to keep OUT in the opening frame of the video as shown below. )February 17, 2016 at 1:46 pm #47357
Very interesting and creative design, though in my simple way I just think when you might need it most in a grid down situation nothing is going to work without power. Even home generators to power it are only as good as you have fuel to power them. The other thing is that sooner or later you must leave the house. Nobody has supplies enough to go on forever holed up inside. If you are living where you feel the need for such measures, then you are probably living in the wrong place. A pretty neat place nonetheless.February 17, 2016 at 2:45 pm #47358
If you are living where you feel the need for such measures, then you are probably living in the wrong place” MB
Truer words have never been spoken. Realistically living in a location where there would be no threats is not possible for most of us. There are to many strings attached. Cutting them all for a non existent place in the future doesn’t make sense either. There will be no safe havens after shtf.
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