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Old 03-06-2012, 07:40 AM
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I live in the North East US where it's well over an hour's drive to get out of suburbia. I've read that in order to be well prepared for anything you ought to have caches along the way to your BOL, and possibly elsewhere, in case the SHTF after the S already HTF. While that's nice in theory, I can't figure out how to actually make it happen without burying stuff in friends' back yards... which to me makes absolutely no sense for security.

I'm certainly not asking anyone to share their cache locations, but can anyone give me ideas for places to store stuff along the way to safety?
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friends houses, relatives houses, vacation property, or even storage lockers (provided you get to the lockers before thieves if shtf)
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Caching in the traditional sense is not always possible in all locations. I'm surrounded by desert, which not only makes for a lot of good caching areas, but easy to dig ones at that.

But with some thinking outside the box, you can probably come up with workable solutions. Diluted gave some great suggestions. And if you get really familiar with the area, you may discover some of your own. Years back I had a friend who was becoming mentally ill. He used to take off and spend a week or two on the streets. In doing so, he discovered places to cache stuff in the city, right under people's noses! I never did learn his hiding spots, but he found plenty of them. He could disappear and live out of his caches for weeks.
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I have read a couple of books by the survivalist Ragnar Benson about caching and he said at one point in his life when he lived in a condo in Chicago of all places that he cached some rifles in a flower bed outside his condo! He said another guy he knew who traveled to D.C. all the time (a place known for their tolerant gun laws) he stayed at a certain hotel all the time. He actually cached a pistol and some ammo inside an interior flower bed in the lobby.

The point is if something is cached well and hidden really well (and deep) you can come up with some creative places to hide stuff. The key in my mind would be to make sure no ONE cache has anything too critical to lose in case it is ever found. Have redundancies or items if found by someone wouldn't be a devastating loss. For example, I am not sure I would ever cash a tube full of gold coins in a place that wasn't totally secure on the off chance someone might stumble across it and relieve me of 50K in gold in one fell swoop.
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I have some stuff cashed away out in country area's that I can get to on way to getting home. I have a PVC tube with a Marlin mod 60 with 200 rnds fixed blade knife, and a few other things hidden in the woods not far from the road that i drive everyday. I can keep an eye on it and make sure the area is not being devloped. I know the land owner and i have helped him get his cow's back on his land when they were out he lets me and the family fish his pond so he won't say aneything being there.
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The other thing is two of my friends have given me key's to there houses in case something was to happen if im out in there aera. when there not home. or even when there home i have a few thinge there.At one's house i keep a smaller BOB Sig p6
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Places to bury a cache must have the capacity for you to actually dig and bury it unseen, otherwise it will be gone when you need (and you may get arrested for trespassing).

Good places include any wilderness area, the woods along side of highways in some parts of the country, gravel areas around train tracks, undeveloped industrial land (you have to make sure it doesn't get developed or you might return to find a parking log over your cache, making it unrecoverable).

Make sure you can find it again when you need. GPS and/map grid coordinates can be helpful. So can landmarks, like utility poles, bridges and power pylons.
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Geocaching

If you're not familiar with it, do a search and try it out. You will be amazed at what you can learn about serious caching from this popular world renowned game.

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