12 Unusual Home Defense Weapons
Your home is your castle. Once you leave your home – you are essentially a refugee. You lose access to shelter and essential supplies. You become vulnerable to disease and robbers. Life in the street can get very brutal. Hence, even though the world is much safer in the 21st century than it was before, it is highly recommended that you safeguard your home from potential invaders.
Check out these 12 unusual home defense weapons. They are cool AND effective:
1) Cell Phone with a stun gun!
When it comes to defense, a phone is one of the most effective weapons. You can use it to call the police or to summon your friends. Even though it is highly probably that law and order will become quite ineffective in a shtf scenario, cops will still remain a force to be reckoned with. And just in case you have to engage in some close range grappling, you can incapacitate your opponent by stunning him/her with this one of a kind cell phone stun gun (note: not REALLY a phone).
Quite stunning, we say! Just don’t stun yourself while shooting the shit with your buddies!
Check out the iStun on Amazon.com – currently 68% off at just $25.00.
2) Electric Jacket:
Yes, such a jacket does exist. It looks quite stylish too! People can look at you – but they cannot touch; because if they do – they will have quite an electrifying experience.
80,000 volts will put down any opponent instantly!
The jacket has been miraculously engineered in such a way that you will not shock you if you happen to touch yourself (pun not intended!). If you do happen to buy this jacket, please resist the urge to wear it to work in a packed subway train! Also, please do not hug your boss.
Pick one up for yourself at http://www.no-contact.com/
3) Flashlight with a shotgun:
When it comes to stopping power and deception in one small package, nothing comes close to the shotgun flashlight. It is quite useful for lighting up a dark area and also for lighting up the asshole that’s trying to mess with you or your family!
The only problem is that the barrel points towards the back, so every time you use the flashlight, you will have a shotgun pointing towards you. (On the plus side of things, there IS a safety ring that needs to be pulled out for the shotgun portion to work)
4) Fart spray:
Forget the pepper spray, this one is far more potent. We were very impressed with the flashlight shotgun, until we came across this one. This aerosol has a really, really foul smell. The kind that makes aggressive burglars want to drop their weapons and run! (Actually, I’m not kidding – this stings eyes like CRAZY and stinks like crazy too.)
5) An electric fence:
Jolt invaders into oblivion with a powerful electric fence. Very effective against wild animals and annoying neighbors too! An electric fence ends an invasion even before it has started. So you win even without lifting a finger. We know that you are itching to use that flashlight shotgun, but save it for a time when you will have no electricity.
6) Bullet proof windows:
Your windows are the weakest link in your house – they are easy to shatter and even if you do not take a direct hit, you can get severely injured by the shards of glass flying about. So invest in bullet proof windows. These are much harder to break through and the glass flexes instead of shattering.
We found some cool ones at tssbulletproof.com
7) Have a safe room in your house:
Yes, this is not just applicable to the bad guys in the movies. Braking into a safe room is very time consuming and arduous.
Hence, you get a chance to summon reinforcements in the form of cops (unless you are hiding from them) and friends. Stock all your valuables, including food and water in your safe room. Also, it is important that everybody in the house knows what to do in case of an emergency – so perform training drills, just like they do in the military.
8) Secret tunnel:
OK, this might be hard to accomplish if you live in a cramped apartment or a crowded locality. But it is quite a feasible option if you have a home in a secluded area. You can build a secret tunnel from your safe room – the tunnel can lead to any area – maybe a riverbank that has a motorboat parked in the water to facilitate your escape.
With some James Bond music playing in the background. This one will be an expensive project – but you might be able to pull it off with some frugal living and hard work. However, what worries us most is your ability to keep the secret tunnel a secret.
You see, only presidents and VIPs have such escape routes; so you might just be tempted to show off to friends and relatives. We know that a tunnel is not a weapon – it is better than a weapon. Plus, we did get the unusual part bang on!
9) An assault rifle (M16, AR-15 or AK-47) with a bayonet:
A proper weapon such as an AK-47 (or M16) will enable you to defend your home with amazing ferocity. If you have not tried firing this weapon, go to a shooting range and give it a shot. It is not one of the most popular assault rifles in the world for nothing. The bayonet is for close combat. If you choose to get yourself a firearm, learn how to use it properly. Couple your rifle with a handgun – lighter and less conspicuous. (You can hide it anywhere on your body).
10) Alarm systems:
These are not very effective in extreme conditions – such as civil war or some kind of natural catastrophe! The police will be preoccupied with other things at such times.
However, burglar alarms work quite well in day-to-day scenarios. A must have for families.
If you think that alarms are not that useful (they are not exactly weapons, after all), we suggest that you learn how to make Molotov cocktails. Those are pretty badass!
11) A dog:
Unlike alarm systems, dogs do not have a response time of ten minutes!
If you adopt/buy a large breed like a German Shephard or a Doberman, burglars will think twice about invading your perimeter. You can also train a dog to attack strangers on command.
Apart from the security aspect, dogs also make excellent companions. They can help not just with your survival, but with the survival of your genes too. How? Use your dog’s sociability to meet people of the opposite sex!
(Fact: Chicks DIG guys with Dogs, or Babies and they’re more likely by 30% to give you their phone #)
12) Tear Gas or Pepper Gas grenades:
(You can actually get these legally on amazon.com!)
If these are effective against angry, violent, hysterical crowds – they will surely repel a couple of petty burglars. Just learn to protect yourself while using these grenades.
If you want to respond to an emergency the right way, it is important to have practiced reflexes. Don’t just buy stuff – actually learn how to use it for effective defense.
For example: Just being able to hit the bullseye at a shooting range does not mean that you are good at defending your house.
You have to be good at other aspects of combat too – such as clearing, shooting from behind walls and so on.
Bonus: Learn these unusual home defense strategies and find out exactly why conventional preparedness can be deadly.
Important Reminder: Prepping for survival does not just involve shopping for seemingly cool items – it involves learning and practicing new skills and hoping that you never need to use them!