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Moving part of the family at a time

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Okay, this is something this has jumped into my mind a time or two. So, I've given it a little thought and come up with a possible solution.

Scenario: The zombies are coming. Okay, truth be told, I'm not a zombie guy, but that is code for 'some shit happened, things have gotten very bad, and I have to move the family to my little plot of peace (BOL)". For whatever reason, taking the cars is not possible and we've either got to bike out or walk and we cannot do it all at once. I have to make two trips to get the family out. Insert whatever other scenario here, but the key is that I have to leave part of the family behind.

Since I have to leave half the family behind and I worry about looters, scavengers etc, I have been thinking of how to keep them safe.

One possible idea came to mind. I smash in the windows in the front, wreck the place good, leave spraypaint on the walls, leave the cupboards open and empty, leave some blood stains on the wall. Have I convinced roaming looters that the place has already been gone through so that they don't bother going to the back of the house where the family hides and waits, guns ready? Or did I just wreck my shit a little sooner than they did and not added any security? Any other ideas?
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In this scenario, if I were leaving, I would just leave. If I were staying, and assuming things were really down the toilet for as far as one can see, I would be more likely to create the "We've already been ransacked, now move along" look as a deterrent. But a deterrent is just that and won't stop everyone from potentially checking the place out. If they come in, they shouldn't leave. Except to dump them in the alley. Or add them to the decoration on the front lawn. I sure as heck don't want to feed them.

My ransacked look would entail maybe one slightly broken window most visible to the street, scatter some stuff on the porch and lawn and other "cosmetic damage". No sense in going crazy. You still have to keep the weather and critters out.
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