I had my first “like” on one of my posts just a few posts back, it was from a fellow blogger. Maybe she did it to get me to check out her site, I don’t know, but I did check it out and saw that she is an authorized dealer of a product that I think looks pretty cool. I like it for a couple of reasons: one is because it addresses a need most of us have in our quest for resilience – home security, and the other is because it is a product that an unsupportive spouse could potentially be convinced to approve of. Here is the link to her blog: http://stealtharmour.wordpress.com/, here is a link to the main site: http://www.stealtharmour.com/ and here are a couple of thoughts on the product:
– It can be for home protection whether TSHTF or not because it could still deter/prevent break-ins – something my wife is on board with but would rather play the odds than have bars put on the windows. Bars on the windows are a little extreme anyway. Besides, even with bars the glass can still be broken.
– The main site says it has 98% UVA rejection while still allowing UVB rays in for plants.
– They can also be a preventative measure against storm and hail damage as well as break-ins. I wonder how much it would cost to replace the windows compared to applying this window treatment (I actually don’t know). Storm damage prevention would be the selling point that I would need to focus on because my spouse will never believe TS-is going to-HTF, she’ll only believe once it is actually happening. In fact, even then she may not believe it until TS-has-HTF for a while.
So if your greatest challenge in becoming resilient is an unsupportive spouse and you are not that challenged monetarily, then this could be an easy way to start showing your spouse the advantages of prepping and being prepared for the unexpected. That’s what being resilient is all about. You could even stage an attempted break-in or vandalism on your own place to push her in the direction of the going along with the purchase… Just sayin…