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EwB

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Re: Urban retreat/security for home
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2011, 02:18:49 pm »

I have plans to build a play fort/tree house in the woods behind the house.  That would be the gathering point for the kids if the house had a fire or break-in.  It is across the creek and well concealed. 

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Re: Urban retreat/security for home
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2011, 02:56:52 pm »

I have plans to build a play fort/tree house in the woods behind the house.  That would be the gathering point for the kids if the house had a fire or break-in.  It is across the creek and well concealed. 

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With clear "sight lanes" towards the main house I would presume?  :rolleyes:
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Re: Urban retreat/security for home
« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2011, 04:40:15 pm »



Well, in any castle situation, your best defense is not the thickness of your walls, but in how well concealed your emergency way out is.

Last stands make for great movie or book subjects in real life...not so much

Even a shallow trench with plywood roof that leads to the woodline is better then a last stand.
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Re: Urban retreat/security for home
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2011, 09:02:17 pm »

I have plans to build a play fort/tree house in the woods behind the house.  That would be the gathering point for the kids if the house had a fire or break-in.  It is across the creek and well concealed. 

EwB

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With clear "sight lanes" towards the main house I would presume?  :rolleyes:

Yep, the kids could see the house, but it would be really hard for them to be seen.  Also, thinking about a zipline as part of the playground escape plan.  Of course, with the "normal play" going on, the kids could find it through the woods blindfolded.

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Re: Urban retreat/security for home
« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2011, 07:10:06 pm »

I have plans to build a play fort/tree house in the woods behind the house.  That would be the gathering point for the kids if the house had a fire or break-in.  It is across the creek and well concealed. 

EwB

:thumbsup:

With clear "sight lanes" towards the main house I would presume?  :rolleyes:

Yep, the kids could see the house, but it would be really hard for them to be seen.  Also, thinking about a zipline as part of the playground escape plan.  Of course, with the "normal play" going on, the kids could find it through the woods blindfolded.

EwB

I was thinking of the white towel/pillowcase hung in a window for the "All Clear" sign. or a dark colored towel or shirt would mean "Stay Put. I'll come to You."

That sort of clear sight lanes.

A red gingham table cloth/napkin or cloth would mean "suppers on come and get it".   :rolleyes:

Show them the trail markers from the Boy Scout Handbook as well. It becomes a grand game of "follow the clues" [to win the ribbon that gets you out of the dishes for one night or some such] and at the same time they are learning woodscraft that most folks will never even see let alone understand.

A zip line sounds great [and fun] as long as it is not attached to the house or in sight of the house.
Which would defeat the hidden part of the tree house.

IF you use wire for your zip line show them how to make their own "sliders" out of a wire clothes hanger and a tree branch.

My kids are grown and gone and I am apparently missing some of the fun things we used to do. :dontknow:
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Re: Urban retreat/security for home
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2012, 09:02:58 am »

Hi, if you are able to spend a little bit of $$ then you might be interested in some of the courses offered here http://www.survivalschool.us/
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Re: Urban retreat/security for home
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2012, 05:04:54 pm »

This borders on spam.  One post, linking a commercial site, only marginally related to a topic that's been quiet for a year.

I support reviving old topics.  I support commerce.  If this had been placed in the "Items for sale" section I would have kept quiet.  If the poster had offered any opinions or facts about the commercial offering it would look less like spam.

Just linking, not so much.

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Re: Urban retreat/security for home
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2012, 05:07:38 pm »

This borders on spam.  One post, linking a commercial site, only marginally related to a topic that's been quiet for a year.

Yes indeed... and I struggled over whether to allow it or not. Figured we'd see... if the person comes back and posts more, we've gained an asset perhaps. If they don't come back... proving it spam, it is easily deleted.

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Re: Urban retreat/security for home
« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2012, 09:59:21 pm »

I never doubted you for a moment, Mama.  Having done my share of swatting spammers, I know exactly the balance you seek; don't trash a human that may actually participate, while being ruthless on bots and those who spawn them.

This one doesn't read like bot spam, but they get better all the time.

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Re: Urban retreat/security for home
« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2012, 05:19:21 am »

This one doesn't read like bot spam, but they get better all the time.

Indeed! Yesterday I quickly reviewed more than 300 "comments" my blog software had pegged as spam.  Many of them started out sounding very rational and a few were quite difficult to decide on - until I contemplated the links given in their "profile." I didn't even bother looking at those with links in the post itself, of course, but a few of the others were at least momentarily questioned. I wound up dumping them all. sigh
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Re: Urban retreat/security for home
« Reply #40 on: December 01, 2012, 12:43:40 pm »

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Re: Urban retreat/security for home
« Reply #41 on: December 03, 2012, 08:20:53 am »

Anyone "Hunkering Down" for a seige in a "Bug in scenario better have some serious ammo, thick, anti tank rocket resistant lower story walls and the ability to survive the inevitable firestorm that is going to turn all those stick built houses to ash..........

Oxygen masks and a means to keep the bunker coool........

Realistically I thank you ahead of time for thinning the Horde (if you make a Cameroon Stand), and hate you for arming a segment of the horde (if you pattycake around and they take your stash).

Bug Out sooner rather than later otherwise it is going to get ugly.  "Lights Out" by Halfast is a perfect storm scenario..........
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Re: Urban retreat/security for home
« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2012, 08:45:02 am »

Flower planters that are shallower than they look and are concrete at least 1 foot into the ground and 2-3 feet wide to keep vehicles out of the living room.........but low enough to be only token cover for assaulters........and provide planting beds for food "Later".  Materials stored to extend your defenses after fences and houses are gone if you survive the firestorm..........  Concrete footings and iron/ steel "Posts" of some sort to bolt barrier materials to.  (I found some nice thick plate steel that I torched into 4" strips and shapened on the outside edge, they are set in 2' concrete inside pipe so they do not split the concrete when a vehicle hits them. they are set up as the cute little whit picket fence posts around the "Home Acre" the middle rail in that fence is wood bolted over a steel crossbeam.  All scrap I picked up at old building sites over the years.  I am pretty sure it will stop anything with wheels, since they split an old ford I towed into a test setup.  That is how I found out you hAVE to bury the blade ends in concrete inside a tight fitting pipe......shapened or not)
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Re: Urban retreat/security for home
« Reply #43 on: June 15, 2013, 09:51:22 am »

Yep! I am in just about the same condition but I have been actively preparing for around 5 years now. Wife feels the same also and answers "There's nothing we can do about it." Frustrating!!

She will not wake up!
   
The only advice I can contribute is plan on bugging out of there.

I live out in the country and 40 miles from a major city and I have planned on bugging out to a very remote area where I prospect for gold.

My wife plans on going to her folks in a urban area when the time comes. Suicide by default.

 

 
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Re: Urban retreat/security for home
« Reply #44 on: June 15, 2013, 10:10:17 am »

I guess she don't think there is really any gold there!  ^_^
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