Category Archives: Hardening the Homestead

Defense: Obstacles Part XII: Starting to Set It All Up

OK, back to the grind.  I’ve managed to catch up on the work around here after my little overseas soiree  and it’s time to start finishing this puppy off.  Sometime either later this year or early next year the entire … Continue reading

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Defense: Obstacles Part XI: Breaking Contact And Evading

Things are finally settling down and I’ve recovered enough from the hard drive crash (backups – a real necessity) that I can drive on with the blog.  Up to this point we’ve covered numerous types of obstacles and creative ways … Continue reading

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Defense: Obstacles Part X: Closing Some Gaps

A lot of time when it comes to obstacles you’ll want an obstacle with certain characteristics beyond what a normal obstacle would have.  You might tailor it to deter a specific threat or take advantage of your existing resources.    During … Continue reading

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Defense: Obstacles Part IX: Reinforcing Existing Fences

In the last entry we examined a few different types of common wire and concertina wire.  In this entry we’ll take a look at ways of reinforcing existing fences to make them better obstacles.  Your average fence that exists now … Continue reading

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Defense: Obstacles Part VIII: An Quick Look At Common Wire Types

First off sorry for the delay in posting – summer is a pretty busy time around here.  A little bit of rain brought me a needed break so I’ll nug this one out real quick.  In this entry we’re going … Continue reading

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Defense: Obstacles Part VII: Dealing With Sikorsky’s Toys

I’ve been asked in more than one email to address ways to counter helicopters inserting in your Area of Operations (AO).  I’m of the belief if you’re dealing with a helo threat then it’s probably a good time to shag … Continue reading

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Defense – Obstacles Part VI: Using Water To Our Advantage

Over the last few entries we’ve kind of moved back and forth over man-improved and man made obstacles.  We’ve covered hills, slopes, roads and trails, and bridges.  Now we’re going to examine a few ways to use water as a … Continue reading

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