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Offline GnosticKnowmad

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Caltrops ,
« on: June 28, 2015, 05:25:48 PM »
very effective and highly dangerous . I don't have any but there are several you tube vids on how to make these nasty little devils >:D . I would only deploy such thing during a full on SHTF situation . Anyone breaking into your home or perimeter and steps on them is 1 going to give them selves always , two lower their threat levels because now they are injured and unable to stand  .

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Re: Caltrops ,
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2015, 05:35:30 PM »
Easily disabled by safety shoes with reinforced metal decks.
Besides, mine traps around your "home" tend to be unwise.
Have a few drinks one night and wander out to water the trees and you end up puncturing your foot on a forgotten one. Worse, you go chasing something/someone and in the heat of the moment and forget what you've done.
You lose your mobility and they can still wander off with your stuff.
Injury is death, when there is limited medical help... or someone (now the one not injured) is intent on doing you harm.


Throw family members (aka children) into the mix and you're setting yourself up for a disaster. [/size]Injure a neighbour's child and they will hunt you down, regardless of castle defence. There's a reason why, even in war zones, politicians don't authorize the trapping of their own front yards. They use guards.

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Re: Caltrops ,
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2015, 12:37:51 AM »
Personally I would give that type of defense a very wide berth. No matter what the situation the act of deploying them is done with the intent of harming others not something most of us would ever want to do. They also do not  discriminate between friend or foe, a very bad idea. Stick with a big dog, you have to feed them but they are much more effective.
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Re: Caltrops ,
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2015, 02:47:55 AM »
one not everyone would be using safety shoes . But most certainly they should only be deployed under specific circumstances and specific areas , like  entry points . during a riot when the power is down

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Re: Caltrops ,
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2015, 11:24:21 AM »
definitely safety shoes would evade them

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Re: Caltrops ,
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2015, 04:34:15 PM »
I have to agree with ICRCC on this one.  It's good to think of defense though.