What’s the most effective way to provide bullet resistance for your home? Here’s a field trial test of Joel Skousen’s gravel wall system.
Compare the bullet resistance of this system to:
Impact testing compressed earth by black powder cannon
4 thoughts on “Bullet Resistance of Gravel”
We designed a study to characterize soils used in military security in Abia State, Nigeria by collecting samples of the soils. We want to determine the morphological, physical and chemical characteristics. Do you thing this approach will address the problem of soil qualities used in military security.
Dr. Godwin Chukwu
Department of Soil Science and Meteorology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria
It depends on exactly what you have in mind (contained barriers? rammed earth?). Check with West Point military academy to see what they have publicly available.
Seems like having some earthbags and/or a pile of gravel handy might be a good prep for a SHTF, eh? Great find Owen!
I think so. A bundle of 500 bags takes up very little space and could be used to build all sorts of things, including a defensive barrier wall. Our 18′ DIA earthbag roundhouse used 500 bags. The following video shows the standard bag size and a bundle of 500 bags.