So hordes of the undead are attacking, you've got a stash of food, water, and cerebral destructive devices ( ball-bats , guns, and machetes) now how do you keep the zombies and the looters out of your stronghold? A few quick "improvements" and your crib will be safe from thieves and brain-munchers.
Step 1: Book by Its Cover
Securing all entry points may seem simple and obvious but it will take more than boards to deter most threats. You need to appear as if there is nothing of use to be found at your spot. Make it seem like looters have already stopped by, drag useless items like old clothes that dont fit, toys, and other random objects into the yard surrounding keep.
Now is the time to really take one for the team and drag the tv out front then break it, break a couple of windows from the outside and wolla you have been looted. Dispatch a couple of walkers in the front yard and the looters wont think twice about stopping by.
Step 2: Windows and Doors
Boarding up may sound easy enough but those boards tell the world you are home and have stuff worth taking. Board the windows on the inside of the curtains so they cant be seen. Seal off every door dont just cover the opening but go a few feet beyond so you can screw or nail to as many wall studs as possible, this way they wont be broken into easily. Remember to leave some spaces open so you can see out, and shoot out of. Use the least obvious point of entry or exit the crawlspace or a makeshift trap door on the roof will come in verry handy.
Step 3: Keep Your Ride
A disabled car in the driveway will deter most pillagers from checking the garage or backyard. So leave the sedan out front and smash it to an unusable hunk of scrap, if possible remove the battery and alternator for generator parts ( we'll save that for another instructable).
Step 4: American Gothic
Now step back and look at the havoc you have caused and ask your self " would I look here for supplies ?" If the answer is yes keep breaking stuff untill it looks bad enough. When you are satisfied with your destruction grab your significant other and get a good Polaroid shot American Gothic style the get back in the house before you get eaten.