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How to fortify and defend when down hill?

This is a discussion on How to fortify and defend when down hill? within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Hi, my property is bordered by a large river on the Northern, Eastern, and Western sides (its essentially a peninsula), but the Southern edge of ...

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    Question How to fortify and defend when down hill?

    Hi, my property is bordered by a large river on the Northern, Eastern, and Western sides (its essentially a peninsula), but the Southern edge of my property is against a steep hill (meaning everyone else is above me). What are the best ways to fortify the property with this down hill disadvantage? The property is around 30 acres, so the the border I'm concerned about is probably over 1,000 feet long and includes the road entering the prop.
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    If I might ask, how steep of a hill are we talking?

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    Is it possible to buy the hill? If not look at the most likely avenues of approach for placement of alarms and booby traps. Also modification of routes to a predetermined kill zone.
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    Empty land, heavy brush and trees, houses on hill above you? Kinda vague. If you can get onto the property, look for likely cover and concealment and see what vantage it gives looking onto your property, "If I were going to attack my house from here where would I be" kinda thing.
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    Move.
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    Moving is not a consideration. The hillside is our property. It's quite steep (ranges between 75% and 150% grade) and is forested (not heavily). At the top is a state Rd and behind that a vertical cliff with houses on it. So no one living where they can just walk out their door and to our place, but they can watch us pretty well. Unfortunately the road above gets lots of traffic. What about a natural fence such as some sort of thorny tall bramble (that won't weed/invade beyond where I plant it)? I'd like wildlife to be able to move in and out, but not humans.
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    I'd also say the neighbors are not threatening. It is more the passerbys I'm worried about.
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    Can you block the view with strategically placed dense pine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by riverside View Post
    Moving is not a consideration. The hillside is our property. It's quite steep (ranges between 75% and 150% grade) and is forested (not heavily). At the top is a state Rd and behind that a vertical cliff with houses on it. So no one living where they can just walk out their door and to our place, but they can watch us pretty well. Unfortunately the road above gets lots of traffic. What about a natural fence such as some sort of thorny tall bramble (that won't weed/invade beyond where I plant it)? I'd like wildlife to be able to move in and out, but not humans.
    Well, if the SHTF and security is a concern, looks like you've found your lookout/overwatch spot, doesn't it?

    If you are REALLY worried about it, and you own the hill, then construct a couple of hedgerows with multi-flora rose outside of a row of matting plants on the far one up the hill and something like thorny berries (edible) on the one closer to the house.

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    how far away from house

    how many trees...

    can you shoot from top to your house

    is there a road up to it

 

 
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