>> “I could discern no practical plan to defend in place, and no real contingency to get out.” <<
And you garnered that info from what?
And “get out” to where? - and why?
Defending in place is a case of .22 shorts and a rotary carbine to deliver a slug quietly so as not to attract attention.
Simple infantry tactics.
Three day siege. some H&I fire to deprive you of sleep and peace.
Direct, smart, simultaneous assault from multiple directions at the right time, or multiple times.
He doesn’t have the means to sustain a 24 X 7 X 360 degree multi-layered defense.
there is no way he and his family of four (guessing) could keep ‘me’ and my band of marauders from taking ‘you and yours’ in three days/ 72 hours. he simply cannot control the order of battle or its tempo. I can. It is simple to war game this.
Besides, piss ‘me’ off bad enough, and I’ll burn/smoke you out.
BTW, your .22 is laughable against what I would use. with what I have, If I can see you, you are in range. Not true for your .22 And I have NVG.
a family cannot defend their suburban homestead. period.
In truth I and mine will not be the ones who come for this guy. REAL barbarians will.
by staying, you condemn your family to die in place.
p.s. I read the article. He may have a good plan, but it’s not there, and he makes no reference to it.
pardon the typos; posting from mobile
get out = to our rural property and structures/ infrastructures.
We plan to leave our various places and gather away from urban/suburban in a ready location. Where we are going we and those around us can live and survive.