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Everyone has to decide what they can do both mentally and physically to defend themselves and property.  Shooting someone should always be a last ditch effort to survive.  Here in Alaska buying guns and carrying open or concealed requires no permits or other paperwork so thieves or someone looking to harm you may be fairly dangerous and or on drugs. They know that going on someone’s property with or without bad intentions and the permission of the property owner could result in their death.

One of the best ways to protect your property and yourself is to stop people before they can get to close to you.  Most like to sneak in under the cover of darkness so lighting them up with motion detecting lights is a great deterrent. Battery and solar powered motion detection lights are readily available and the LED ones run a long time.  Nothing like a spot light on you to make you feel like a target in the middle of the night when trespassing.

Motion detecting noisy alarms to scare them off during the day and night plus alert you to someone or something on your property.  Around here bears and moose can also be hard on your health.

Silent motion detectors that only let you know something is in your yard. I have been using a wireless motion detector for many years in town and offgrid for the last 8 years.  The current version let’s you hook up to 8 motion detectors to 1 receiver. First one beeps once and the last one 8 times so you know what area of your property has movement.  Long range, simple setup, long lasting batteries relatively cheap and very few false alarms. Not sure if I can list the brand here but will if someone is interested.

Game cameras are now available that will notify your smartphone and send a pic of what set it off.  I recently added a security camera system. Local box store type with 16 cameras.  I had vandalism 3 times down at my gate which is 1700 feet away.  Now everything is recorded plus I can watch it live. Had a rough looking crew come by the gate twice one day and then again at 330 am.  Posted a picture of them and their truck on a couple of bulletin boards with a little advice about hanging out some place else.  Word got back to me that they were suspected of a number of break ins. They haven’t been back.

For non lethal self protection bear spray is great. For those of you living in in gun free states or for in your vehicle a dry  chemical fire extinguisher will put down a crowd and makes a good club once empty.

Shooting someone could end up taking a long time in court or just getting rid of the body a lot of work.