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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Landscaping and the Prepper

You may wonder how landscaping is part of a prepping lifestyle. The NM Urban Homesteader has written a wonderful post on how to consider landscaping and security. Here is a snippet
While most police will say that dense landscaping is an invitation to trouble and that statistically houses that cannot be seen from the street are at a higher risk for break-ins than houses that are, there are other landscaping tips they do not stress that they really should. Like their own "3-7" rule, especially if combined with thorny plants. IE: security landscaping.

The 3-7 Rule is to keep shrubs near the house no more than 3 feet high to deprive a potential intruder of a hiding place; Keep tree limbs at least 7 feet away from the side of the house and at least 12 feet off the ground, to deprive the intruder of easy access to a second level window or balcony.

I never knew this rule and am amazed at what good advice this is. Head on over and read the entire post here.


WomanWhoRunsWithHorses said...

Good advice. Combine the 3-7 rule with a variety of carefully chosen EDIBLE plant life and you create a truly preppy landscape. The thorns on berry bushes provide additional anti-incentive insurance for would be burglars. Fruit trees are both ornamental and food producing ...AND they are happiest with regular pruning.

: )

Gen-IL Homesteader said...

I've never heard that either. Good advice!

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