NOt a wild dreamer; and you don;t know me, and won;t.
Where we plan to go offers ‘stealth’. it’s very rural, way off the beaten track, offers cover and concealment, and controlled ingress routes.
WRT the people and their training. Let’s just say we have that covered. It’s not a militia thing, it’s what they/ we have done in our past, and what we are mentally (if less so physically) prepared to do. it’s more than just our nuclear family.
the net is that we are doing the right things to get away from certain death - a suburban stick-built home in a development near a major city.
I am convinced we could NOT defend in place and survive. We have FAR better chances getting away, and then regrouping.
You will feed the hive. It’s just a matter of when. If it weren’t so late, I’d refer you to some good titles on the subject.
But for now, just ping Matt Bracken on Facebook, and tell him ( a former SEAL and current FReeper) that you intend to pursue your D.I.P. strategy. You won’t like his response. He’s travis McGee on FR.
Wherever you may be, at some point, some level of DIP is necessary. It needs to be as low level as possible.
Hopefully just niping the scouts off, but disposal is the real issue, and why wild lands are best if possible. Just don’t drag them down wind from you, or you will have ‘guests’ that make a gangster look friendly. (we had some after a forest fire a few years ago - not good)