diversion safes and caches

Diversion Safes and Caches
Diversion safes for emergency preparedness supplies

Every prepper deserves a secret cache to store emergency preparedness supplies.
Whether home made or store bought, preppers must be sneaky to hide their preps,
and a diversion safe or cache provides the answer.  

Below you'll find 15+ ideas for secret compartments to hide ammunition, weapons,
food, water and supplies.

Diversion Safes for Preppers

Diversion Safe Method #1. Bean bag chair!
Sometimes the best place to hide something is the obvious. Why not replace the
foam balls with something more practical: dried pinto beans, black beans, and
kidney beans! How to do this? Fill your bean bag with bags of mylar encased beans
so they flush to the floor, then fill the rest of the bag with loose beans at the top to
provide the necessary comfort. (In a severe emergency you could eat the loose
beans as well!) Remember to buy your beans in bulk.

Diversion Safe Method #2 (Chapstick container).
Make your own "mini" safe by removing the Chapstick or other lip balm and replacing
the contents with dollar bills. Dollars won't really be worth anything when SHTF, but
it works well to illustrate the simplicity of the concept. Just replace the contents of a
real item with what you're trying to hide. Unless your thief's lips are extremely
parched, you won't find this item to be of much value to a thief in a world without
rule of law.

Use a deodorant container to stash cash, silver or gold.

Diversion Safe Method #3: Product cans!

  • (WD-40 can safe). Pictured right, the WD-40 safe is a commercially available
    product that could be easily overlooked in the garage, making it an ideal
    diversion safe.

  • (Barbasol can safe). Pictured immediate right, a Barbasol can safe is an ideal
    prepper solution to stash gold and silver. Ideal for preppers because it's not a
    food item! Best of all, it's made from the genuine item: a real Barbasol can!

  • Ajax with bleach safe. Pictured immediate right, is another wonderful place to
    stash small items, particularly gold and it could easily be overlooked by
    zombies stashed in your bathroom or under the kitchen sink. You may like to
    stash water purification tablets or even a pocket knife.

Diversion Safe Method #4: Wall clock diversion safe.
The sleek silver wall clock matches any décor in your home and although this may
look like an ordinary clock it has a secret hidden compartment where you can hide
your valuables. With a simple hinged design it is the perfect hiding place for jewelry,
cash or gold and silver.

Diversion Safe Method #5: Book diversion safe.
Because it locks, the book safe, pictured at the top of the page is a hidden safe ideal
for use as cash box or gun safe. It would hide easily in your bookshelf or library.

Diversion Safe Method #6:  Hanging Closet Diversion Safe.  
US Patrol Hanging Closet Safe, pictured at the top of the page, looks like a tank top,
but hides valuables to foils thieves! Contains clear zippered pockets, large and
small. It's made of cotton, it looks and feels like the real thing. Hang it in a closet
layered under a shirt. Venture out with peace of mind!

Diversion Safe # 7: Compact  Disk Safe.
Easily hide silver coins in a CD by the computer or as a DVD by the media cabinet.
Sneaky and safe! Just use the jewel case of a computer program or a music CD that
you no longer use and slide in your valuables along with he real thing. No one will
ever sort through your collection expecting to find gold.

Diversion Safe Method #8: Curio Gun Safe.
Pictured at the bottom right of the page, the gun safe looks like a curio on the
outside, but inside you can pack your firearms for security. Other options to deter,
defend and delay your property include and the under desk holster or gun magnet.

Diversion Safe #9: Moving Boxes.
Place emergency food reserves in cardboard moving boxes. Use a Sharpie marking
pen to write "Grandma's Country dishes," add a few clanking pieces on top, then
seal the box with packing tape and stash away in the garage or attic.

Diversion Safe Method #10: Door Frames.
Stashing food inside the plywood of doors is another popular prepper practice. It's a
bit tricky plying the wood apart and you may splinter the wood in the process or
need to repaint it, but the comforts of knowing your food or ammunition is safely
tucked inside should be comforting.

Diversion Safe Method #11: Beds.
How good you'll feel at night when you know you're sleeping on food. It's easy
enough to stash canned goods underneath a bed and hammer a few nails to seal
foods for storage underneath to make the drawers of a captain's bed look like a
facade. Another idea is to use food grade buckets stashed with preps as bed posts.

  • NOTE FOR FOOD STASH: Avoid storing too many canned goods, which may
    have a short expiration date, unless you can easily access the supplies and
    have a good inventory rotation system. Pack instead freeze dried foods, which
    have a 25-year shelf life. Likewise, bottled water may break down and leak to
    cause mold or otherwise damage; avoid bottled water under there.

Diversion Safe Method #12:  PVC Pipe.
PVC Pipe is a prepper favorite to make a survival cache. While it's tempting to hid
your survival cache on the property, it's best to bury a survival cache off your
property if it contains firearms you will need to defend your property.

Diversion Safe Method #13: Air ducts.
Remove air vents and you may find a discreet nook for a firearm. Just make sure the
item doesn't restrict air flow.

Diversion Safe Method #14: Crevices.
Clever places abound in your home and you know where they are! You may find
crevices hidden from sight in furniture.

Diversion Safe Method #15: Geo cache.
Pictured right you'll find the Cache Pack has a great variety of sneaky caches, and
includes: a fake bolt, fake utility plate, fake sprinkler, under a fake rock.

Diversion Safe Method #16:  Bear Canister.
Keep your food safe from wild animals, such as racoons and bears. If your bugout
location is remote and in bear country, a bear canister, pictured right is a must own
cache.

Preppers and survivalists will find many other diversionary tactics. The goal for
survival is to deter, delay and defend. Diversion safes help provide the "deter" and
"delay" portions of survival.

Diversion safes to avoid
There are some diversion safes that a prepper should avoid, and these will give you
an idea of what not to buy. They exist and you should not buy them:
  • Avoid drink diversion safes. No doubt a thief would, in a world without rule of
    law, savor a Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Arizona or other beverage container.
    And no doubt would be pleasantly surprised to find your gold or silver coins
    for barter.
  • Avoid Morton salt diversion safes. Salt will be extremely valuable!
  • Avoid Pringles diversion safes. Obviously it's food and will be wanted.
  • Avoid candle diversion safes. While ordinarily this unusual safe would be a
    great place to hide valuables, in times of extreme crisis, a candle would be
    very valuable!
  • Avoid lighter safes. We've seen commercially available diversion safes
    disguised as a lighter; however, a lighter will be an extremely prized
    firestarter, and for this reason it does not make a good diversion safe.

In short, when selecting a diversion safe, you'll want to steer clear from any safes
which resembles foods or water! As during a crisis food and water will be more
valuable than gold. The diversion safes on this page are not food or water related.
They may go undetected, so even if your home gets raided by gangs when SHTF,
you will have some resource to barter and fall back on.

Resources...
Have you ever needed to hide something where no one could find it? Well, this is
the book for you. Over 60 pages of clever hiding places large enough for guns,
jewelry, and just about anything you can think .

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