How To Protect Your Homestead
Homesteading is a great way to live life to the fullest and enjoy all the benefits of being self sufficient. It also gives you the freedom to live in an area that you choose. If you have always wanted to be able to live off the grid, then you need to take a look at what you can do to get started with your own homestead. The first step is to get some land that you can call your own. You will need to check into the laws in your state regarding this. Once you have found a piece of property that is free and clear, then you can start to build.
Once you have a place that you can call home, then you need to consider how you will be protecting it from outside intruders. This is one of the biggest problems that people have when they are trying to create their own little piece of heaven. There are many things that you can do to make sure that your homestead is protected. One of the first things that you should do is to get a fence around your property. This will help keep out animals that might wander onto your property. It will also keep people from coming onto your land without permission.
When you have a fence, then you need to make sure that you put up barbed wire along the top of the fence. This will help keep people from climbing over the fence and trespassing on your property. You also need to install motion sensitive lights along the perimeter of your property. These lights will come on whenever anyone approaches your property. They will give you enough time to grab your gun and defend yourself if necessary.
Another thing that you should do is to put up a gate that locks. This will prevent unwanted guests from wandering onto your property. You also need a lock on your gate so that no one can enter your property without your permission. You should also consider putting up a gate that closes off your driveway. This will stop anyone from driving onto your property without your permission. Farm gates are relatively cheap to buy and easy to install, and this simple addition will prevent unwanted intruders from accessing your property with a motor vehicle, making it more unlikely that they will trespass onto your property.
The gate cost me about $200 (prices have gone up since I installed mine), the chain was $15, the lock was $80 (I bought a heavy duty commercial one), and the posts were just some material I had sitting around on my property. Add in a bag of quick drying cement, and you’re good to go.
One of the best ways to protect your property is to use a motion sensor alarm. These alarms will go off when they detect movement within a certain radius of the property. They are very effective and will help to keep your property safe. You should also consider installing a dog door so that you can let your pets out without leaving them exposed to predators. You should also consider getting a dog house so that your dogs have somewhere to sleep.
A good outside guard dog is a great addition as well. Just the appearance and presence of a big dog is an effective deterrent to intruders, even if your dog isn’t particularly aggressive, the trespasser doesn’t know that.
You should also consider putting up a surveillance system. This will allow you to see who is approaching your property and will give you the opportunity to call the police, or take alternative actions if necessary. If you are planning on living on your property for any length of time, then you need to consider getting a surveillance system. You will want to install a camera that has night vision capabilities. This will allow you to watch over your property while you are asleep or when you are not there.
There are many other things that you can do to protect your property. You just need to decide what you want to do and how you want to do it. You can hire someone to do this for you or you can do it yourself. Either way, you will want to do whatever you can to protect your property. You will never know when someone might try to break into your home and steal everything that you have worked so hard to accomplish.
I am a gym owner, personal trainer, reality based self-defense instructor (Certified Level 2 Krav Maga), and passionate bushwacker, survivalist and prepper. I’ve been living on my homestead that sits on 60 lovely wooded acres out in the country in rural Canada for the last 23 years with my wife and 3 kids. I spend much of my time gardening, raising chickens and other livestock, hunting, and honing my bushcraft skills. When I’m not working on one of my many projects (which include trying to decipher current world events) I enjoy relaxing in my hottub with a glass of good bourbon. I hope you enjoy my prepping website, and get some valuable information from it.