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SHTF Lessons from Rhodesia

The 70s Rhodesian Bush War was a revolution led by Black guerillas against the white majority gov & population.… Image
It sucked to live on a rural farm. Many were far from settlements or cities and extremely isolated. This is important to note because living far away from everyone isn't always the solution. Isolated rural properties need large numbers of defenders.
The goal of these attacks was to terrorize white farmers off the land and to prevent Africans from cooperating with the government. I believe that attackers in America’s troubled times ahead will want to capture and possess isolated properties that can sustain them.
Farms were sniped at. Coordinated attacks with supporting fire from mortars and RPGs (Rocket Propelled Grenades) were common. Fires were often deliberately set to draw farmers out. Black employees as well as the farmers themselves were shot or kidnapped.
Particularly vulnerable farms received military assistance from small “sticks” of soldiers who rotated through guard duty at night. Others employed former or off-duty soldiers as body guards. Militias were formed under government auspices to act as guards. Image
Farms had an Agric-Alert radio system that linked the farms and authorities. They included panic alarms & would automatically identify the farm x-mitting. Informational broadcasts would be made if terrorists were operating in an area. Multiple antennas were used for redundancy. Image
Weapons had to be carried at all times; “Always go to bed with your weapon” was the practice. Attacks usually came at night. Curfews from shortly before dusk to dawn were instituted. Evening attacks were preferred b/c the terrorists could escape into the darkness.
Building layouts were adjusted so that they were closer together and more defensible. Arrangements were such that one building could offer interlocking fire to the others. Protected or hidden walkways and entrances allowed movement behind cover.
Friendly visits required house sitters and staying overnight to avoid night time travel. On the road when ambushes were expected, rifles were routinely pointed out the window during the journey. Vehicles typically traveled in convoys for protection against attack.
To learn more, check out the article linked above or pickup a copy of my book Rural Home Defense. Image

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