What do you have in your home to protect you?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@figgnewton:  My FI and my puppy, lol. I read a statistic that when a woman has a weapon, it is more likely to end up being used against her than her to actually overpower a male intruder (unless she is trained, of course). I would love to have a gun but that doesn’t really fly in Canada.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Nothing! A broom? 😛

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We have a gun. You could always get an alarm system if you’re opposed to everything else.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Ourselves.  Our dog isn’t a guard dog by any means but she hears every little sound so at least we’d have a small head start.  But we live in a decent area, we also keep doorrs and windows locked because one never knows.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

A 20 pound corgi who would lick people into submission and DH has around 10-15 guns…

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

We have an alarm system, a static taser (not the kind to put you on your ass, more for show), and several guns in the house. 

I was always a little nervous about guns, but FI and I went to several formal training classes on how to handle them, as well as in-the-home self-defense classes (with and without weapons).  It was really educational and helped me to be more confident and feel safer around weapons.  FWIW, I don’t have kids though.  I don’t know how that will change for us when we do.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

2 dogs, my husband and a gun

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Nothing  🙁  We lock our windows and doors, but that’s about it. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We have a 2 year old 86Lb Labradoodle that has a strong bark and is very protective…. unless you have food LOL

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

These types of home invasions are SUPER rare.

I’m more worried about getting hit in my car than something about this ever happening.

We have a phone to dial 911 and a large dog. We’ll be ok.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

A deadbolt lock, a cast iron frying pan, a large kitchen knife and two courageous adults with loud voices and cell phones to call 911.

Home invasions are very unlikely to happen around here, and when they do, the burglars stake out the home to make sure nobody’s there because they don’t want comfrontation, they want stuff. Fires and flooding are much more common, though. Do you have a good plan for those? Flood insurance? A fire evacuation plan everyone knows? A fire extinguisher that works on all types of fires?

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Nothing really (unless you count my dog but she would only be able to lick an intruder to death).

I don’t live my life in fear of the “what ifs”.  I lock my doors at night and then go about my life.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

my husband just took the last gun so all i have now is pepper spray and two large things of bear spray 😉 that should do it…..if i get to it in time. i have thought about getting a wooden baseball bat though. ………i could also grab the machete lol. im more worried about bears then an intruder but that does happen a lot. not that most of them are harmfull but you know drunk people wonder into people homes a lot. i have been trying to make a habit of locking the doors but its more to keep out bears. my door is kinda hidden and close to the woods.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@figgnewton:  Dogs, very large dogs. Very protective of us and basically any kid they see. They will sit and watch the kids in the building play out front and if someone who doesnt live here gets too close they all go on alert to make sure nothing happens. We feel they would attack if needed to protect us, one of these kids or anyone that screamed.

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