Hide Your Valuables

6 Ways to Hide Valuables in Plain Sight

You’ve got some good stuff in your house. Stuff you don’t want the washer repairman to see, stuff you don’t want the housekeeping service to take note of. It might be ammo, coins, guns, bottles of Jack Daniels. Important stuff.

You’ve considered a safe. But they’re expensive and well, they’re also a target. Any invader knows that’s where the really good stuff is.

You’ve considered a home security system. But it’s useless when the power is out.

What about a dog? We all love our dogs, but most are more of a warning system than a way to hide gold coins.

What about just finding a way to hide valuables in plain sight?

Absolutely.

Here’s 6 ideas on how to hide your valuables using ordinary items you may already have hanging around. Just remember to create a dummy safe – buy a used one and put some bricks in it. This will keep a burglar busy.

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Head In Sand

Preparing the Unprepared: 5 Ways To Help Your Loved Ones

Many of us have loved ones who are rigidly unprepared. To us, they seem to have their heads in the sand and anytime you share with them what you are doing and where you are with your preps, they roll their eyes (figuratively, if not literally) and bury their heads even deeper. Outside of an honest, straightforward conversation on the topic, what can a prepared person do for those he or she loves?

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Survival Blanket

Survival Blankets – 7 Ways They Can Save Your Life or Your Sanity

It’s 45 degrees and raining. Your last backpacking trip of the season has run into a snag – the weather was supposed to be fine and mild, but instead is dripping and cold.

The boots you wore for the weather you expected have sprung a leak and your right foot is shriveled and contributing to an overall feeling of soggy malaise. You make camp and start a smokey, barely-there fire, but you quickly realize that you did not pack the rain fly for your tent. And it’s already leaking.

Now what?

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Car Crash

6 Ways to Survive and Be Found After a Car Crash

It’s the first rain after a long dry spell, and the roads are a slippery mix of water and built-up road oil. The road you’re on is a narrow two lanes. It has tight curves and sudden drops. Suddenly, you’re hit in the face with two bright lights from an oncoming car. You swerve to miss and you find yourself flying. There’s no more road.

Crap.

You wake up and find that you’re at the bottom of a ravine in complete darkness. Alive. Stunned, yes. But alive. Thanks be to God.

This actually happened to a man named David Lavau. In 2011, he lost control of his vehicle in a situation similar to this. His family thought he was a goner. But five days later, the local police traced Mr. Lavau’s cell phone to the general area of the crash and his family went in search of him. They found him six days into his ordeal. He had survived by eating black ants and drinking dirty creek water.

In 2011, I read his story and realizing that I did not have jack in my car to survive, I took some lessons from it and got my car outfitted. Here’s what I learned →

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How Much Toilet Paper

The First Glops Have Hit the Fan, Do You Have Enough Toilet Paper?

Yes, I believe the first glops have indeed started to hit the fan blades. I can list all the reasons why, but I really don’t want to go there in depth. But I think many of you are with me on this. We can debate on where we’ll end up, but in the meantime, things […]

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