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DIY window slats for self-defence: by AMY SUAREZ on APRIL 1, 2012 - 0 Comments in OFF-GRID 101 It never hurts to...

It never hurts to be prepared for an emergency. The beauty of living in a city is that 85% of the homes are row homes. It’s easier to guard a row home than guard a 50 acre plot of land. In order to survive an emergency, you have to be prepared. Not just with food or supplies, but to guard your home and family against any unwanted guests. Before we start on instructions for window slats, here’s a list of supplies you’ll need: Long screws Electric rechargeable drill Several rolls of duct tape, one for each room in the house Circular saw Recessed light hole saw 1 x4 slats of wood, similar to deck railing, you’ll need 2 for every window and door Plywood lumber, one for each window and door Utility wall brackets (not the kind you hang) Tape measure You can rent most of the tools through Home Depot, but if you want to invest in them they’ll end up paying for themselves. Note: Al...

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