Alright it's Sunday I'm back home and taking stock of my home preparedness. I forgpt all about my swimming pool in the backyard. So I have at least 15,000 gallons of water on hand.
My doors are all new heavy duty. Just installed them a month ago. Also new heavy duty lockable screen doors. Every hinge screw, deadbolt screw etc. is three inches long and steel. Never use drywall screws except for drywall. They don't have near the strength as real metal screws.
I don't store everything in my gun safe. I actualy have One cheap gun safe That wouldn't take a whole lot to pry open. I also have a another smaller one that is more secure. That's where documents and pistols go. It also has a digital combo on it so it's way easier to access. The purpose of it is to keep anyone that's in a hurry from taking the time to bother with it.
In the bottom of my office closet I'm also going to install another small heavy duty safe that will be my ammo dump. I can also store seldom needed documents in here as well. The safe I have for it has two doors with dial combos. It will be bolted to the floor like the rest.
My high value weapons like my AR and my Remington 700 sniper rifle are stashed in hidden places. Being part carpenter helps a lot. Burgulars in a hurry aren't going to be taking cabinets apart and looking for stuff hidden in walls.
As far as stock piling food for a disastor. I'm working on it. I'll do great if I want to live on beenie weenies and spam. I also have a stockpile of antacids stored up as well.
Stuff I need to work on? Alternative heat. I'm not screwing with a generator. Number one. There are better and easier ways to heat your house. I don't want to be a slave to the engine. I may renige on that philosophy in the future but that's where I stand now. I have a small house. 1,000 square feet. Not a lot to heat. I figure throw a tent up in the living room pile up the sleeping bags snuggle up with the wife and dog. Couple of paint can heaters should be sufficient. That's short term. Long term? I don't know. I want to avoid being a slave to fuel.
Other stuff. Fire supression. I need more fire extinguishers. I need one in every room. I'm also going to have to get some sort of defense against chemical spills or accidents. I live a half mile from a major interstate with people transporting god knows what on it. And a mile and a half from a major rail line that has a history of derailmants with major chemical spills and clouds not far from here.
This is a link to a youtuber that really has his shit together. He does excellent comprehensve videos on all areas of preparedness. This guy is good. Pay attention to him.
The linked video refers to bugging in. I wish I had half the set up he has.http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... RjteHkZMCM