For a while now I've been thinking about a real SHTF situation. There is no one here but my wife, and I. I'm not bugging out, we will stay right here. As the crow flies, we are about 15 miles from any big city, Shreveport, LA. S'port has a population of about 200,000. By road it's about 25 miles. I know that I can't defend my property form inside my house, so I am preparing to defend from outside my house. I know what I can do, and I know what I am capable of. The question is how many can I defend my place from? If you bug out to a place that you have already chosen, and set up, how many can you defend your place from? And then there is the question of, "for how long". I'm 65, and not very mobile anymore. I think I can handle small groups, but what if the group isn't small? I have the fire power, but even a blind squirrel gets a nut now, and then! Meaning that if I was under fire, sooner, or later, someone is going to make a hit on me in a drawn out firefight. I'm thinking of building hidden rifle pits. Any suggestions?