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April 24, 2020 at 9:52 am #28066Anonymous
In Daisy’s articles of 4/23/20 and 4/24/20 she lightly mentions using plywood to board up windows when the violence starts.
I know when a hurricane is coming you put the plywood on the outside of the windows because you are trying to protect the glass from wind and blowing debris. But, If your protecting against intruders, then what’s stopping them from using their own cordless drill to take off your plywood? The obvious answer is “you are”, but how? I suppose if you have enough people you can walk the perimeter or setup guard stations or something. The alternative is to shoot through the plywood from the inside or wait until they get the plywood is off and then either shoot them through the glass or wait until they start climbing in the window and shoot them. In this case, what if you have more rooms with windows than you have shooters and the intruders are removing plywood from every room with a window?
One solution would be to put the plywood on the INSIDE of the windows, then they can’t unscrew them. Or both inside and outside each window.
Assuming the power is out, how are you going to have light to see? Ok, I got a few oil lamps and several jugs of lamp oil. I also have a ton of candles. However, I’m pretty sure I will be nuts long before these run out if I can’t see out or go out for months. I’ll have to go outside to cook if the power is as I don’t have a wood stove.
I’m probably making this more complicated than it need to be, but that’s just who I am.
April 24, 2020 at 11:02 am #28079Crow BarKeymaster
Unless they are taking the plywood off with a cordless drill in a part of your home you cannot hear, or they are hoping you dont hear, I think them taking one through the window would be a real possibility.
Or wait for them to be halfway crawling through as their hands will be more occupied.
And, how many will be expecting trouble? I posted an article about two guys forced their way into some guys home. The one intruder got a few hits to the head from the owner.
The other one, the home owner shot him dead.
Since things went on lock down, as I type this, there are two KA-BARs within hand reach and a bolt rifle.
April 24, 2020 at 3:50 pm #28082namelusParticipant
You can put lag bolts through wall can’t unscrew the pointy end from out side through a 2×4.
You can use silicone on the screws head just takes time to in pick to unscrew giving you more time.
This is where cameras/ Com gear are your friend.
Our storm shutters are all on outside then they have ornate wrought iron bars, then the glass is 3x pane smash resistant glass. The doors look normal but good luck the wood outsides are just veneer rest are hand build doors 4 lock points and vault hinges… no human muscle will get through.
The other thing is plant stuff under the window that no one in right mind would stand in… sea buckthorn or roses or cactus. Bogenvillia.
Have a fenced yard and a big dog… even the sign and growling they will pick easier place.
Has some good home.defense ideas from real world. Brutal but effective.
Also remember your home is not ballistic proof if of standard construction making sand bag gravel bag fortifications inside is something i would suggest or at least have on hand and a plan.
Nothing says you can have a easy entry door that leads to a place you control.
April 4, 2021 at 5:33 am #35437JetOtParticipant
In regards to the windows, I have been thinking of making indoor shutters that are decorative but sturdy and can also be barred shut when necessary. That would prevent someone from removing them from the outside. Thoughts?
April 4, 2021 at 10:09 am #35447corsaireParticipant
You may be able to install accordion shutters inside. You could probs hide them behind a some curtains. They arent cheap though. Hurricane panel shutters also, but the bolts and track bars are hardly attractive. They do come in clear vs the aluminum or steel.
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