8 Unusual Booby Traps to Protect Your Home

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These booby traps will safeguard your home. Intruders won’t know what hit them if they try to break in.

Kickass Booby Traps That Will Protect Your Homestead


Creative Booby Traps to Guard Your Home

Remember when Little Kevin, in the film Home Alone, had to come up with some creative and innovative homemade traps in the house to fight off burglars? This flick serves as a great reminder that you can use just about any home security if you put your mind to it.

A booby trap is a device or rig intended to threaten, harm, or kill a person with the element of surprise, usually unknowingly triggered by the victim. In this age or time where our society is quickly heading into lawlessness, you can never be too sure. These traps can be a delaying tactic, harassment, or even pin down the enemy if set up perfectly. Don’t let your guard down and protect your home and your family.

Here are some of our favorite creative booby traps guaranteed to kick the enemy’s ass when SHTF:

1. Trip Wire

Trip Wire | Unusual Booby Traps to Protect Your Home

A trip wire is a wire or a cord stretched close to the ground and attached to an explosive or to an alarm that prevents an intruder from entering an area. It is one of the most basic yet effective forms of security system you can make. Have you heard about Mosul, Iraq? Iraqi forces are currently clearing hundreds or even thousands of booby traps placed by Islamic State Militants. It just shows how effective it is even after the insurgents have been defeated.

2. Feather Spear Trap

The feather spear trap is effective against wild hogs. This trap is easy to make but very lethal. It is also one of the earliest forms of traps. Our ancestors used these for hunting wild animals and to protect their land from invaders ideally placed on trails. Ever watched the movie Apocalypto? For sure, you’ll see one of these.

3. Paracord Snare Trap

The snare trap is one of the simplest forms of traps. It catches an animal around its neck or the body. This is an effective tool for catching and harvesting small games or furbearers. Though it may be illegal in some states, it is reliable in a desperate survival situation. Having the skill to make one of these is a good leverage for every survivalist.

4. Corn Flour Explosive

Corn flour sprayed in the flames of a burning candle inside a tin can will result in an explosion because of the rapid combustion. The reaction of this explosive device shows the change of the chemical energy stored in the corn flour into heat.

5. Slow Burning Fuse

 Slow Burning Fuse | Unusual Booby Traps to Protect Your Home

You can create an explosive time delay with some items you can find inside the house. With a slow burning fuse, you can buy yourself some time to hide before it explodes.

6. Punji Traps/Stake Pit

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Punji sticks are stakes that were sharpened, fire-hardened pieces of bamboo, sharp enough to easily penetrate a soldier’s thick boot. The ends of the stakes were soaked with enzymes or poison to cause infection. This booby trap can absolutely result in serious injuries or even fatalities.

7. Talking Booby Trap

If you’re looking for a way to catch those culprits or “sneaky snoops,” then this talking booty trap project is definitely a must try. Go get those pesky thieves with this firing device and prevent them from stealing your stuff!

8. Explosion Simulator

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This project may be just a simulator, but it can be a very reliable and kick ass booby trap if it’s made right. The explosion can cause serious damage to intruders. Consider it like anti-personnel mines. The fire that will come out of this simulator will drive those sneaky thieves away.


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INFOGRAPHIC | Unusual Booby Traps to Protect Your Home

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DISCLAIMER: The booby traps shown below are DANGEROUS and ILLEGAL in most countries. This article is for informational purposes only. Survival Life is not responsible for what you do with this information. For our full disclaimer, click here.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on April 10, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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