Hello, my friend and welcome back! In today’s post, we are going to look at tactically secure neighborhoods and see that you know how to make yours tactically secure. Grab a cup of coffee and have a seat while we visit.
Wow! Every day I look at the news and see America slipping further and further into chaos, and the same is true for many other nations around the world. It sometimes feels like many are hell bent on destroying themselves. There are shootings, rioting, and people trying to kill each other everywhere you look now days, and there is no sign of it getting any better, anytime soon.
Once upon a time, many of the things we see now, only happened in battle and then it was rare. Now we have parents murdering their own children or doing horrible things to them. All you can do is shake your head and wonder where it all went wrong. Our parents used to dress us up and send us out trick-or-treating all by ourselves and now kids practically need an armed escort. The world has changed drastically and not for the better I’m afraid, but I’m sure you know that.
The sad part is that it is about to get a lot worse and it’s time to take steps to protect yourself and your family. Many people plan on sheltering in place or bugging in when it all falls apart. The question is can you protect yourself and those you love where you are? Most of us have neighbors and some of us even know a few of them. The thing is if they are not Preppers, will they turn on you when they get hungry? You bet they will and will do it before you know what is happening. So what are you supposed to do?
At this point you will have only two choices; leave or help them find a way to survive. If you have nowhere you can go then your best option may be the latter. Here is the next question and that is “How do you teach people, who you may not even know, to provide for themselves without letting on why you know how to do it?”
That will require whatever political skills you may have, but if they are desperate, they will listen to anyone. The first thing you need to do is to take inventory of what you have to work with. Are there ponds or swimming pools in your neighborhood, if not are there some close by? Water is your first concern and you must have it if you are going to survive. Locate it first! Then look for buildings which may contain food and get as much as you can as quick as you can. People are trained to follow the law so getting them to break it and take what they need, will be new to them. They just need someone to tell them it’s ok to do it.
Now that you have some food and water, then next thing you need to do is secure the neighborhood and protect what you have. This means tactically securing your neighborhood, putting up barricades, and posting guards anywhere others might try to attack. The question is where do you put these guards and people? To start with, find a paper map of where you are and the surrounding area. If you don’t have one, then now would be a good time to get a paper map of your city.
First, define a couple of parameters that you need to defend. Remember that you always need a fallback position in the event your primary perimeter is breached. Make sure every member of your group knows where these are and can get to them quickly. To set up your perimeter, first look for high points in your area, like hills or towers and tall buildings. These are going to be your lookout points since they will offer the best observation of what is going on and if anyone is approaching.
Next, you will need to build barricades at any roads or paths which others may use to enter your neighborhood. On roads, old cars placed end to end across the road make a good barricade, but it must be manned at all times. If there are woods or forest bordering your neighborhood, then you will want to set booby-traps in them to let you know if anyone tries to enter from that area. Any large area where someone might enter your area should be booby-trapped to give you notice of coming danger. If you look on the internet, there are tons of ideas on how to make booby-traps and most of them are pretty simple.
I have seen maps of neighborhoods where there are eight or more roads leading into a neighborhood and an area that size with limited people to defend it would be a logistical nightmare to protect. If this is the case for you then what you will want to do is to concentrate everyone into a smaller defensible area that you can handle with the amount of people you have. Be careful not to bite off more than you can chew when it comes to defense. Keep your area as small as possible while still allowing yourself room to grow food and still defend it.
I want to touch on something that people seem to be avoiding and that is that when you calculate how many people you have to watch your perimeter, you need to consider a couple of things based on the reason for the situation. If a person works more than twenty-five miles from home, then you cannot be sure that they will even make it home. In fact, what you may wind up with is a lot of women and children and very few men. This is not to say that woman don’t work because in today’s world it takes everything most families can scratch together to make ends meet. The thing is that most women seem to work closer to home than men do. If they have children then this is especially true.
You may find yourself with a lot of kids that have no parents to take care of them as well. That army of 50 men that you think you will have, might turn out to be 30 women and a handful of teenagers in the end. My point here is to look at it realistically and plan for the worst case scenario now so when the time comes it all falls apart because you don’t have what you planned of having to protect your neighborhood. Chivalry is great, but there’s a time and place for it and it’s not while you are trying to defend your family and friends.
I know I have only scratched the surface of this subject, and I will try to address more of it in the coming weeks. It’s very important that anyone who is considering sheltering in place take the time now to look at their neighborhoods and realistically come up with a good plan for defending their area and what it would take to do it. well, I guess that’s it for today and I hope you have found today’s post interesting. Until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared. God Save America!