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Old 04-21-2016, 04:34 PM
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My worry is trespassers,

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You can have people scouting your location and you would rarely know they were even there.
This I don't understand: what's the big deal? I understand they may vandalize the place and steal everything, but scouting? People use google maps, fly airplanes, can find out everything they want to know from a realtor (or a County). Just assume this and move on.
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One thing to think about is that every day more people, many of them budding preppers, are using the Internet and things like Google Maps to look for a place to get away to if things go bad, to go and practice their skills, or even just to go backpacking and hunting without finding people's back yards every 100 ft.

I don't care how remote your BOL is or how invisible from the road it is. If you are NOT assuming multiple people know where it is already and they might be planning to head for it come "the event" you are fooling yourself.
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This I don't understand: what's the big deal? I understand they may vandalize the place and steal everything, but scouting? People use google maps, fly airplanes, can find out everything they want to know from a realtor (or a County). Just assume this and move on.
Considering the people came right up behind one of my sheds, where I keep all kinds of tools.
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This I don't understand: what's the big deal? I understand they may vandalize the place and steal everything, but scouting?
The last thread that ended up being a debate about trespassers and property rights and such was locked and edited. So...

I will just say this: Realize that your local property and/or trespass laws are different in other places. "Scouting" may be just fine in some places. "Scouting" is a really stupid idea in others.
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Considering the people came right up behind one of my sheds, where I keep all kinds of tools.
There are two distinct types of situations:
1. Unoccupied BOL. It is impossible prevent trespassing. Worse, stealing and vandalism should be expected. Even caches can be unearthed. This is why an unoccupied BOL is not a good solution.
2. Occupied property. It still impossible to prevent trespassing (especially in a remote area. It is possible to make the trespassers uncomfortable: good barbed wire fence (6 ft high, with space between strands not larger than 6"). With a belt of tanglefoot on the inside of the fence. Limiting access by other means (to redirect the trespassers to a visible approach) etc.
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I write this with curiosity. I live in West Texas not far West Texas but in a ruraul area none the less. Our BOL is located away from the major populous but is close enough to people that I worry about it. What shouldy strategy be in regards to safety? Stay out of sight and keep the wife and kids locked up in the shelter( yeah right my wife would kill me before anyone else did). What are my other options? We plan on gardening and we have a well plus solar wind and a diesel generator. All of those things attract attention. My quandry, is a permanent BOL the answer or do we need to be planning on a nomadic lifestyle?
Your location sounds good, and you know that nomadic is not a good option. Make the plan to make your place far less attractive. Make it look run down--the wind generator, a decrepit wind mill (run the diesel exhaust up the windmill structure). Make an underground bunker, where it is safe--you may even want to put the diesel generator in an underground--or at least behind a bream --nothing deadens sound like good earth!

Plant low water requirement brush, which is native, and does not stand out.

What do you have for water storage? Can you grow food, and take care of your basic needs with what you have now, and planed? Start working on those logistics.
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