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Terigaddy

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Re: Survival survey: where do you store your stuff?
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2010, 06:24:46 AM »
I've been a member of YOWUSA since 2000 and in the archives there are lots of excellent information on hiding your stash.

An easy one for your back yard or bug out camp site is to bury an old freezer and place wood pile or scrap sheet metal or even a small light storage shed over top.

For hiding guns and valuables in the house check the "kick board" under your kitchen cabinets.  There is 5" tall space there.

Velcro to the back side of your bed headboard.

Take a good look at your windows and window treatments. Do you have a heavy curtain?  Build a small shelf at the top hidden by the curtains.

Pull up the carpet behind the door, cut a access door into the subfloor and install a small cash box.

There are a million creative hidden spots in my house.

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Re: Survival survey: where do you store your stuff?
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2010, 08:13:09 AM »
I've been a member of YOWUSA since 2000 and in the archives there are lots of excellent information on hiding your stash.

An easy one for your back yard or bug out camp site is to bury an old freezer and place wood pile or scrap sheet metal or even a small light storage shed over top.

For hiding guns and valuables in the house check the "kick board" under your kitchen cabinets.  There is 5" tall space there.

Velcro to the back side of your bed headboard.

Take a good look at your windows and window treatments. Do you have a heavy curtain?  Build a small shelf at the top hidden by the curtains.

Pull up the carpet behind the door, cut a access door into the subfloor and install a small cash box.

There are a million creative hidden spots in my house.

Terigaddy, good ideas especially the buried freezer. I am all for burying supplies out on the survival land and putting stuff on top then, too.
All The Best,
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Re: Survival survey: where do you store your stuff?
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2010, 08:17:16 AM »
This is from Above Top Secret.com
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread298738/pg1
Hiding Stuff at your Home page 1
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For those of us who plan to survive by preparations-in-place, this is a critical issue. Even for those who have plans to "bug out," you want to hide valuables where they won't be seized in some sort of martial law frenzy. For all of us, there are concerns about crime.


The two main "ransackers" I think of are thieves and law deputized "bad cops."



First the criminals.

Crimewatch actually puts outs an excellent brochure about "securing" valuables in your home. You begin by thinking like a break-n-enter artist. Here's what they look for:

-a means of entry that cannot be seen from the street or neighboring windows or public areas. A basement or cellar door, a window covered by foliage, etc.

-once inside, thieves will seek check the following areas:

1. The master bedroom.
You can gauge a family's wealth by their master bedroom. Size of bedding, electronics, etc, will give you a good idea. Clothing and toilettries tell you about occupations and lifestyles.

-in the wife's panty drawer.
This is where the best jewelry is kept.

-the husband's sock drawer.
Usually spare car keys, safe keys, etc. are kept here.

-Under the master bed
Most firearms in the American home are stored under the bed. If not there, they'll be in master closet.

-The bedroom TV.
Usually has the best stereo or game system in the house.

2. In the Living Room/media room
usually the best computer. Maybe some illegal items in or near the seat with the best view of the TV.

3. In the desk nearest the kitchen
This is where you'll find a filebox or a drawer full of ID theft-worthy data. Homeowners policies, bank account numbers, credit card info, etc. Also extra keys.

4. The kitchen
Look for goodies in the freezer, usually hidden in a coffee can or other resealable container. Also cookie jars and any "junk drawers" in the kitchen.


Once thieves have finished in the kitchen, they usually reverse the route out of the home, picking up heavy but valuable things they spotted on the way in.


How do you thwart this?

1. put junk jewelry in the panty drawer. In the dark or in a hurry, most (male) thieves can't tell the good from the crap.

2. have more than one safe. Put the one with old ID info under the bed.

3. Put an old or broken gun under the bed. A thief will assume it's the best you've got--unless he spots ammo for a gun he hasn't found yet. Keep extra ammo elsewhere.

4. Keep the long guns in a hall closet.

5. Keep valuables, and the real firesafe in the kitchen, behind the soup cans. Unless a thief is planning to move in, he's not about to inventory your pantry.

6. Keep a coffee can with 50 bucks in the kitchen freezer. An intrude will assume that's all the cash in the house.

Good hiding places for money and jewelry:
-in empty suitcases in the bedroom closet
-in fake/hollow toiletry items
-in amongst the "guest towels"
-in hollowed out books (only if you have a LARGE library)
-sewn inside curtains
-under the backing of pictures and wall hangings.
-inside air vents
-inside lamps. most table lamps have an ornamental hollow section.
-inside of bulk packaging, such as under the plastic liner of a cereal box, or in a bag of rice, etc.
-larger items can be hidden inside a pot with a lid, if the cookware storage is relatively inconvenient; say, under the rangetop, or a low cupboard behind a microwave, etc. and there are a large number of similar pots.

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citizen smith
Yet more sound ideas Dr. 

In addition to your list of places, for long-term storage maybe find somewhere that you'd have to get rather mucky or go to effort to find:

1: Buried under compost heaps or under the veg-patch where disturbed soil wouldn't be a giveaway

2: Sealed in water-tight containers and stored in the toilet cistern/household cold water header-tank/exterior rain-water storage butt

3: The inside bottom of the kitchen waste-bin

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Re: Survival survey: where do you store your stuff?
« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2019, 10:25:02 PM »
Yowbarb Note:
Within this Backdoor Survival article are several articles about the places to stash, cache food and supplies. Follow the links...
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https://www.backdoorsurvival.com/cache-and-stash-points-for-preppers/

Cache and Stash Points For Preppers

Backdoor Survival » Preparedness » Cache and Stash Points For Preppers
Samantha Biggers  Updated Jan 28, 2019

Having all your preps in one place is not always the wisest idea. Some people may have no choice but if you can have a stash point then consider it. Also, remember that during a SHTF emergency you may want to create stash points.

Stash points help you spread out supplies. Even if your home or bug out location is raided, if you have items stashed in other places at least you won’t have lost everything. A well-planned stash point system can make the difference between surviving or not or at least make it a lot less hard.

 

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