A door stop is now part of your home security plan? Hell yes it is… Listen, Urban Survival isn’t about looking cool or tactical, it’s about being prepared for real-life threats. It’s also about being smart enough to use common everyday items to help protect yourself from threats.
One item that you might want to think about adding to your stockpile of supplies, or taking with you when traveling, is a good old fashion door wedge.
These cheap little wedges can come in extremely handy during an emergency situation. Shoving one of these little bad boys under the door can help give you extra time to react during a home invasion or attack. They’re also a great addition to a bug out bag because they can be used to provide added security when seeking temporary shelter in a building, public bathroom, or hotel room. They can also be used to wedge doors open during an evacuation.
While any door wedge will help buy you time, there are a number of companies who sell door jams specifically for security purposes. Jamming one of these wedges under the door can help you keep unwanted people out.
The Super Door Stop Alarm
With the addition of a very loud alarm, this little door wedge not only stops the bad guy from coming in but alerts you to the danger as well. They are great for traveling, and can give you an added layer of security while out on the road. You can find them for under $20 on Amazon.
This is one of our favorites. Made of LEXAN plastic, with rubber contact points for added strength and stickiness, the Wedge-It is carried by a lot of first responders because of its solid design. It’s small enough to fit in any bug out bag and has a hole to hook one or more on a carabineer. At only $10 they are a cheap way to add an extra layer of security.