New Mexico Urban Homesteader

Hello, I am A 50 Something, Prepper ;-}; former 60's Flower Child, don't believe in taxpayer subsidized special interest groups (political parties), DO believe in the Constitution and Bill of Rights (1st 10). Long time Independent & Informed Voter. Lover of the outdoors and firm believer that History Teaches - if only we will listen!

(No longer Urban or in NM. Now Rural in the mountains of Maine.)

This blog was started at the request of some dear friends that wish to become Preppers.

“No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.”

Demosthenes (384–322 BC, Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

6 Steps to Secure Hidden & Secret Storage

If you do a Google search on "hidden storage" or "secret storage" you will get enough returns to keep you busy for decades.

Yet they all have one major problem: It is only hidden, secret and safe if NO ONE ELSE KNOWS ABOUT IT!

Yep even hidden doors and safe rooms are not hidden or secret if more than a few very, very trusted people or family members know about it.

So here are my suggestions:

  1. Think Outside The Box
  2. Don't tell a single person about it.
  3. Hide it in plain sight. Find an everyday object that is big enough to hold what it is you want to hide in the proper environment and turn it into your secret hidden storage for that item.
  4. Don't tell a single person about it.
  5. Read a military manual or other books on Caching.
  6. Don't tell a single person about it.

Today is the Tomorrow you worried about Yesterday

From a 50 Something, soon to be rural homesteading, Prepper ;-}


  1. Posting this is probably an open invitation to every burglar who reads your blog, but for women of childbearing age, there is one storage spot for small items (the size of a paperback book or smaller) that, at least when I was growing up, very few males would mess with.

    If times have changed, or if you get a female burglar, it's probably not such a good hiding place.

  2. True but if one is really creative how many burglars will spend the time checking everything in a house that Might be a hiding place for something that May be potentially valuable?? According to my cop friends, most want in and out quickly. If it is isn't obvious, they will grab what is. They just don't have the time to do more than pull drawers, check frigs & closets and the like - small safes that are not bolted down will be taken with them and opened later. Believe me I have been a single parent that had my home broken into while I was home - not a good time but the intruders had it worse than me ;-}


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