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Remember Home Alone? Little Kevin had to come with some creative and innovative ways to booby-trap the house against the burglars. This flick serves as a great reminder that just about anything can be used for home security if you put your mind to it. Scroll down and learn how to make your own booby traps to keep you protected from intruders.
Kickass Booby Traps That Will Protect Your Homestead
A booby trap is a device or rig intended to threaten, harm, or kill a person with the element of surprise, usually unknowingly triggered by the victim. In this age or time where our society is quickly heading into lawlessness, you can never too sure. Don’t let your guard down and protect your home and your family. But before we proceed into making these kickass booby traps, we better know the purpose or what are these traps for. Check them out below.
Booby traps are used [more or less] for 4 main purposes:
1. Delay the enemy.
2. Channelize the enemy.
3. Harass and demoralize the enemy.
4. Supplement firepower.
Here are some of our favorite creative booby traps guaranteed to kick the enemy’s ass when SHTF:
1. Trip Wire
A tripwire is a wire or a cord that is stretched close to the ground and attached to an explosive or to an alarm that prevents an intruder from entering an area. It is one of the most basic yet effective forms of security system that you can make. Check out the instructional video here.
This type of trap was first issued to US Pilots in WWII and available now for at home use.
2. Feather Spear Trap
The feather spear trap if effective against wild hogs. This trap is easy to do but very lethal. It is also one of the earliest forms of traps. Our ancestors used of these for hunting wild animals and to protect their land from invaders. Ever watched the movie Apocalypto? For sure you’ll see one of these. Check out the steps on how to make a primitive feather spear trap here.
3. Paracord Snare Trap
The snare trap is one of the simplest forms of traps. It catches an animal around its neck or the body. This is an effective tool for catching and harvesting small games or furbearers. Though it may be illegal in some states but it is reliable in a desperate survival situation. Having the skill to make one of these is a good leverage for every survivalist. Learn how to make a snare trap with a use of a paracord here.
4. Cornflour Explosive
Corn flour sprayed in the flames of a burning candle inside a tin can will result in an explosion because of the rapid combustion. This reaction shows the change of the chemical energy stored in the corn flour into heat. Find out how to make this explosive here.
5. Altoid Alarm System
Every survivalist knows that an Altoid tin has a lot of use. And one of them is that you can turn it into an alarm system. Check out the step by step instructions here.
6. Slow Burning Fuse
You can create an explosive time delay with some items that you can find inside the house. With a slow burning fuse, you can buy yourself some time to hide before it explodes. Find more about how to make a slow-burning fuse here.
7. Punji Stake Pit
The stakes were sharpened pieces of bamboo that were fire hardened. They were sharp enough to easily penetrate through a soldier’s thick boot. The ends of the stakes were often soaked with enzymes or poison that would cause infection. This booby trap can absolutely result in serious injuries or even fatalities. Learn more about it here.
8. Talking Booby Trap
If you’re looking for a way to catch those culprits or “sneaky snoops” then this project is definitely a must. Check out the steps on how to create this awesome and effective trap here. Go get those pesky thieves and prevent your stuff from being stolen.
9. Explosion Simulator
This project maybe just a simulator but it can be a very reliable and kick ass booby trap if it’s made right. The explosion can cause serious damage to intruders. The fire that will come out of this simulator will drive those sneaky thieves away. Learn how to make this explosion simulator here.
Are you tired of people going through your stuff? Well, check this video from Mist8k and protect your drawer!
Guard your home and keep your family safe and protected with these booby traps. In the event of SHTF, these booby traps will be an effective and reliable form of defense against different elements such as wild animals or folks with bad intentions. Your ingenuity, resourcefulness, and improvisation will play a pivotal role in a survival situation. Penny for thoughts? Tell us what you think about this list of booby traps by dropping your two cents in the comments below.
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