Prepper's Home Defense: Security Strategies to Protect Your Family by Any Means Necessary

Prepper's Home Defense: Security Strategies to Protect Your Family by Any Means Necessary

by Jim Cobb


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Does your disaster preparation plan include security measures? When civilization fails and the desperate masses begin looting, they will come for your food, water and life-sustaining supplies. This book shows you how to implement a complete plan for operational security and physical defense, including:
• Perimeter Security Systems and Traps
• House Fortifications and Safe Rooms
• Secured and Hidden Storage
• Firearms and Defensive Combat Techniques
• Gathering Intelligence and Forming Alliances

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612431154
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 12/18/2012
Series: Preppers
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 231,814
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.88(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jim Cobb is a disaster readiness expert. He has been a prepper for most of his life and has worked almost twenty years in the security management and investigation fields. Jim writes The Frugal Prepper column in Survivalist Magazine as well as a daily blog for Jim’s primary home online is found at He lives and works in the Upper Midwest, sequestered in a fortified bunker with his lovely wife and their three kids.

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Preparing the Home:

Storing and Stockpiling Food and Water
Installing Early Warning Systems
Building Fences, Walls and Natural Barricades
Clearing Property and Pre-Sighting for Armed Conflict
Fortifying Doors and Windows
Monthly Assessment Checklists to Review Overall Security
Comprehensive Solutions for Apartment Dwellers
Constructing and Supplying Safe Rooms
Placing Caches Near the Home

Skills and Training:

Basic First Aid

Last Resorts:

Choosing and Stocking Firearms and Other Weapons
Deciding between Lethal and Non-Lethal Booby Traps
Developing and Implementing Escape Routes

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Foreword 13

Introduction 16

Section I Security Planning

Chapter 1 Basic Security Concepts 27

Chapter 2 Operations Security 36

Section II Physical Defense

Chapter 3 Perimeter Defense 45

Chapter 4 Structure Hardening 60

Chapter 5 Safe Rooms 71

Chapter 6 Secure Storage and Hidden Storage 79

Section III Prepper Armory

Chapter 7 Firearms 93

Chapter 8 Other Weapons 109

Chapter 9 Hand-to-Hand Combat 126

Section IV Other Considerations

Chapter 10 Guard Dogs 141

Chapter 11 Communications 150

Chapter 12 Mutual Aid Agreements 165

Chapter 13 Children and Security 173

Chapter 14 Bugging Out 184

Chapter 15 Excursions 198


Further Reading 213

Recommended Suppliers 218

Photo Credits 222

About the Author 223

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