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Get Over a Barbed Wire Fence

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I'm back!

(Technically, I never left. I just entered a long period of sluggish inactivity and ebbed creativity. To read more about me doing nothing ... err, I mean what I have been up to since the end of the summer check out my forum post.)

In celebration of my unholy resurrection I have decided to do a few things. Other than putting up that long forum post, I ditched the "In loving memory" from the giant match video because I'm no longer in your memories - I'm in your face (Oh snap!). Apart from that, I have also decided to post this Instructable on getting over barbed wire fences. What better way to emphasize my reunion with Instructables than by metaphorically and physically (and also metaphysically, check out my strong chi in step 2) breaking into their headquarters.

But enough with this pointless digression, on with the show!



Barbed wire fences are everywhere. They are used to keep people (and animals) both in and out of certain areas. Barbed wire has a long and interesting history, but instead of describing it here I will take the lazy man approach and direct you to the Wikipedia article.

Besides, I am more interested in barbed wire as a symbolic oppressive force on society than as something to keep cows in place (insert comparison between society and mindless cows here). Oppressive barbed wire is found mostly in bad neighborhoods, around prisons, and surrounding "official" off-limit government areas.

 
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EXCELLENT!!
Although I would never want to try Constantine Wire, which is nothing but razor blade material, which is what all prisons use now. Also, in prisons they have these other easier to climb over wires before the Constantine that sets off alarms, probably a row of 3, that have to be climbed over.
The only way is like in 'Prison Break' with Michael Scofield, who tattooed the Prison Blueprints on his back. Or do what the majority of prison idiots do, and hop out of a laundry truck in the laundry.
Concertina wire may be barbed or razor-type. The name comes from the coiled configuration, after the musical instrument. The loose coils offer far less support than a tensioned line, but you need more wire to cover a given distance.
When placed two or three rows deep on the ground, it becomes an effective barrier to foot traffic...and yes, ninjas and Marines aren't bothered by it.
Everyone calls it Constantine, and I will always know and love it as Constantine.
concertina wire is sometimes mistakenly called, sometimes by soldiers and marines constantino wire. "Constantino" probably came from a corruption/misunderstanding of "Concertina" and led to confusion with the Roman Emperor Constantine. thats from the wikipedia article so sorry man but your wrong anyway you should be mistakenly calling it "constantino" wire not "constantine" wire
don't listen to wikipedia about everything
0.0 you take that back
wikisucks
FF7 sucked. 2 (US 1991) was perfect though XD.
you like living with mom and dad?
I'm f14, i don't really have a choice other than maybe living with cousins and uncles or go to foster care. It's not too shabby either!
Check out Rangerfan's post with the wikipedia article. There is no such thing as constantine wire. It's concertina wire.
drumdude3 years ago
HAHAHA!
You made me crack up so hard at the "slipping and lacerations"!
splazem3 years ago
Thanks, I needed to know how to do this...
sk73 years ago
I'd have to say this was a very hilarious and educative Instructable :3
One additional little detail, which may help set your mind at ease, if crossing a razor wire fence still seems hazardous, even with a carpet......get on youtube, and watch bears fight. Consider that super dense fur they've got....one would think they also have such amazing strength, and terrifying claws, and should cleaver right through each other, sending chunks of flesh flying everywhere....but you mostly see little cuts emerge (little, all things considered) and some bits of fur getting ripped off. Summary; against knives and claws, fur is great armor !
NOW, HOW TO CROSS RAZOR WIRE ? I'd think it's not a whole lot different. I'm not sure just how sharp the stuff is, but I do own a handful of knives. In my humble experience, knives almost never cut anything until the object placed against the blade is moved, allowing the micro serrations to do their work....those serrations are exactly like saw teeth....you've gotta move a saw to cut with it. The exception is a razor blade....however, with using a carpet, the thick material on underside is usually just like hemp rope or twine. Raise your hand if you've ever tried cutting a thick rope with a razor blade...it can be done, right ?.....still, works much better when the blade is moved. Now imaging placing a blade against two layers of carpet.....you've got that tough underside layer, then a thick dense stack of fibers (the carpet fibers). Yeah sure, the razor wire will probably end up having cut a little of it once your done and loooking over it to see, but cutting through it while climbing over.....not real likely.
lukeyj155 years ago
What is Fence-AIDS??
aids from a fence. don't take it too literally
Tobita lukeyj155 years ago
Tetanus me thinks.
mikeybo23 years ago
I like the "Prison Song" referance lol
UFT5 years ago
why don't you just get 2 large sized car floor mats and drape it over the wires and climb over ?
REA UFT4 years ago
 or a regular rug from TJ Max?
this isnt a real barbed wire fence. i mean it has barbed wire but a barbed wire fence is the kind you see actually holding animals in the kind that have 7 strands of barbed wire going around
If you're going to get technical, "Barbed wire" is just that, Wire with barbs (the sharp things that poke out). But yeah, I think the carpet method would work just as well.
what i meant was this isnt a true barbed wire fences i own cows they use barbed wire fences its usually seven rows of the barbed thats it none of the other kind of fence
they only make the top barbed wire is to stop people from climbing over the top, assuming it's really hard to climb under it, it's cheaper that way.. and climbing an electrified fence is not the subject matter of this instructable.
vanbo blingity5 years ago
Plus, in most places at least, it is considered inhumane and cruel treatment to electrify barbed wire, and therefore illegal in most places with some agriculture-culture because local or governmental laws ban it.
not in oklahoma! haha...i know a couple guys who actually grabbed onto one before
 Damn. Ouch
i know right! they said the initial jolt was all that was bad and that the holding on wasnt too hard
They held on? were they having a contest? should the darwin awards be notified?
yeah(to all questions)
That's easier to climb, because you can usually just push it down with one hand and jump over.
not when theres electricity running through it
at which point it would be an "electric fence" or "electrified fence"... for which getting over is a whole other instructible...
Use two sticks to pry the wire down to the top of the fence so it creates a section of wire where there is no electricity... or use an EMP grenade.
They normally won't run electricity just to keep cows in.
for the dairy cows the wont but for bulls the either use steel vars or electrified barbed wire fences
davidemil555 years ago
first is do not talk about fight club second rule is you DO NOT TALK about fight club Love that movie
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