Secret stash

Discussion in 'Urban Survival' started by Doug H., Jan 29, 2016.

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  1. Doug H.

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    I live in Indiana, one of my concerns has always been tornados. Even with the best insurance company, it will be a few days before you get any help. So my idea was this, put a secret stash of basic survival essentials. A good majority of people have a self storage unit that they keep all of their extra crap in, and so do I. What I did was took a heavy steel construction job site box, with locking capabilities and bolted it to the concrete floor of my storage unit using concrete anchors and heavy lag bolts. Job site boxes are large enough to store quite a bit of stuff in them. In mine I keep a couple changes of clothes for each of us, skein bags, tents, a few cases of drinking water, camp stove, food for a week, copies of important documents, a couple of weapons and ammunition, first aid supplies, and some cash. The same could be done for a SHTF secret supply.
     
  2. lonewolf

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    I think a rented storage unit in an "urban centre" would get looted fairly soon after any SHTF event. just my opinion, but I reckon if you haven't got absolute control over where you store stuff, the same with Caches on land you DONT own, then you'll probably lose it in an emergency. I guess its worth a try but I wouldn't store stuff like guns and ammo there...just in case.
     
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  3. Doug H.

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    The main reason I did that was because of tornadoes in our area, to keep emergency stuff in a separate place from our home. When I started prepping I thought of a few other things to keep in it. Storing weapons in it would be more of a last resort. I do have a few stored in a separate location, but they are at a friend's home, and I store his extra weapons stash at my home.
     
  4. Tom Williams

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    You need a under ground shelter we buried a miltary surplus box that held radio equipment and use it as a root cellar and tornado shelter its perfect
     
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  5. franky

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    I agree with Tom that an underground shelter is the best location for a secret stash for most natural disasters, but building an underground shelter is not always an easily available option. In that case renting a safe storage unit also seems like a great idea but as lonewolf has pointed out, if it is not safe enough it could get looted pretty quickly after a disaster so choose the location of your storage unite wisely.
     
  6. iseeyou

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    Underground shelter i think is the safest bet. It's can be easily hidden, although it does require alot of time and effort to prepare it but it's totally worth it at the end. A storage can be ransacked pretty easily especially during these desperate times, you can just imagine people will be all aggressive and will do anything to break in said storage to collect the treasures.
     
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