2015 marks the 36th anniversary of the publication of the book Farmer At War. This work details the struggles of the farmers, both white and black, in what was Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. The communist insurgents were responsible for tens of thousands of deaths, again both black and white.
I believe that there is much to learn from the experience of the farmers of Rhodesia. Below are a couple of links for the complete work.
https://archive.org/details/TheFarmerAtWar (for other formats)
For further study on Rhodesian Farmer Defensive Arrangements, please click the links to see some interesting discussion on home hardening techniques that were used. There is application for these today. Again Big Boy Rules apply here.
Here, here, here.