The secret to a strong fortified home is layered defense. The main goal is to keep the attackers as out of reach as much as possible. A classic example of a structure that uses this strategy is a medieval castle. Don’t worry because digging a moat is not necessary in order to survive a zombie apocalypse. All you need is a fortified home, zombie weapons and gear, enough food supply and other essentials.
Medieval castles aren’t built with huge surrounding stone walls for no reason. Those walls were meant to slow down attackers in order to have a better chance of getting rid of them. Turn your simple home into a strong fortress and you’ll have very little to worry about during the attack of the undead. The following tips will tell you how to fortify your home and build layers of defenses from the outside in.
Starting from the outermost layer, this layer should be a strong wall that can withstand a force similar to a hurricane. Zombies don’t get tired and they can punch and attack this wall forever if they have to that’s why the outermost wall must be the strongest. Install some trip wires and traps that can alert you about the activities or presence of anyone outside. Dig some ditches and trenches for these can slow down the undead. Cameras installed around the perimeter will help in locating the attackers. This makes it easier to know where to focus your weapons and artillery or explosives.
If cameras are a no-go, then an observation tower would be the next good choice. Build this inside the walls and it should be tall enough so you can see around your home. Set up a sniper deck and easily shoot the zombie attackers and they wouldn’t even know what they are encountering or where it is coming from. This is a good vantage point where you can keep a lookout for incoming groups.
Another necessary line of defense for your fortress are metal coverings for your doors and windows. Wood can also be used to board them up but note that it can easily breakdown. However, it can be reinforced with metal bars to make sure the attackers will be kept outside of your home. Cover the doors and windows from the inside, not from the outside because a horde of zombies can easily rip them out. If you have the budget for it, an alarm system that can alert you if anyone is at the doors or windows will come in very handy.
Your last line of defense are weapons and traps. Sound diversions will be useful in case of a perimeter breech. Install speakers and traps around your perimeter wall and play loud noises to distract and lure out the zombies. As a last line of defense, your weapons must be of high importance. Firearms are excellent but you have to have a huge supply of ammo. Blades, swords and metal rods with sharp objects at its end similar to a scythe will also come in handy.