Home Defense Tactics

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The definition of tactics is an action or strategy carefully planned to achieve a specific end. Home defense tactics are what you plan to do in order to survive.

On a Special Forces team we used to do an exercise called “what if.” What if this happened, what would be do. We would go through all of the scenarios we could think of do what ifs to plan out our actions. With a good idea of what tactics you want to do, you can play the what if game too.

We found a great video that gives you some principles to think about as you plan about what to do in the different scenarios.

Here are the different principles they talk about:

  • Evade
  • Arm
  • Barricade
  • Communicate
  • Respond

This isn't an all inclusive video but a good start to get you thinking.

Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments.

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