I did a minor bit of research on the internet and found little outside of "what to do" IF you are the victim of a "home invasion"! Now there has to be more to it than that.... Almost every website I have been to, always seems to have ( xeroxed copied?) the same message of utilising military handbooks or "experts" you can pay to get answers from. Join now for only $49.95!!! Nah, just kidding! Courses are far MORE expensive than that! Weird. I mean seriously, there is more on protecting yourself and homes from "ZOMBIES", than a real life scenario or a true survival scenario, I re-read the same old rhetoric..."the basics" of survival. Water, food, shelter, fire....etc., ad infinitum! I can see people starting a fire in their living rooms! ( Gee! I always wanted a "firepit" in the front room!) Maybe building a few sandbag bunkers in their bedrooms as well? Hmmm...Lining the sand filled walls with ballisitic armor perhaps as well? I don't think this is very realistic, ONLY good fodder/filler for a novel, or some guru's "buy my survival program" scam!? ($149.95!!!) I mean where's all the information about fences, lighting, door and window security? More, there has to be more, somwehere! We all know about OPSEC, re: light and sound policies, and so on.... What about the rest? I'm NOT referring to cutting "gun slots" in the sides of the homes.... More practical and everyday applications and solutions... I have had several accounts of being told it's all about exterior lighting and door locks! No one ever thought about the windows, or security? Sure you could spend scads of dollars and have those bars put in, and a mantrap system at your front door....complete with CS gas canisters! But, between you and I, what's the point? Many people live in very sparsely populated areas ( rural) and there is no desire for such contraptions and devices. Just because some of us live out in the "boonies", doesn't mean we are NOT prone to having un-invited guests come lurking around. Think looters and thieves! In fact that is more to the point. No neighbors, and no security will help in instances when and where you are away, for whatever reasons. Let's say you are at home and you live out in the land of OZ... Dogs are of some use, some being outside, and some being inside... Ok, but what else? Dogs can and have been, and will be poisoned, and even shot and unless you have trained them very well, they could be "taken out". It's a grave and growing concern among those of us that live in the far out and away areas, and those that have to deal with the problems now. Sure shooting them is a GRAND idea, but not realistic by any means.... ( No hogs,so what would I do with all the bodies?) You could spend the time and money to wrap your place in miles of electrified razor wire....Maybe even Get a few towers, man them with snipers and machine guns... But there again, not realistic. So, what's the answer? If you are more than one person and have someone that is responsible, they can stay behind and act as a guard. If you don't then what? Maybe someone will start a "rent-a-guy", for those that need someone to watch over their places, while they go for supplies? I don't know the answers, but IF I had them, I'd sure pass them on! My predicament is similar to the point where the "rule of law" is non-existant, except to protect the bad guys, so you can't just shoot them, not right now anyway! So what's a person to do? The bad guys are running rampant, and the deputies are ineffective by 70 miles! Not a good scenario. I flatly refuse to let it coontue on....I won't sell off my land for less than what I just paid for it, and I won't let it go to lien sales for unpaid taxes.... As I see it, all that it takes is ONE lesson to be taught to anyone of them and maybe, just maybe, the rest will learn? Ok, so now I'm not being realistic either.... It was just a passing thought. There are NO less than 7 people up there, that are in the process of stripping everything in the area, like army ants.... No amount of "Green Light" ant powder will be effective, unless... they were to be force fed, a lot of it! ( Idea: since GUNKID is out and about right now, Maybe I could hire him to go up and quickdraw on all of them at once!???) It's a problem for certain that must be resolved, and soon. My last response to what is taking place was, to call in an airstrike with white phosphorus ( willie peter). Then salt the earth, just for good measure!???