how to hide stuff in plain sight

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How to hide stuff in plain sight
Crafty ways for hiding food, supplies and valuables

Preppers are a crafty bunch - they hide stuff in plain sight! If you're new to prepping
or just want to get more creative ideas on where to hide stuff in plain sight, then  
keep reading. Hiding stuff for prepping is fun, but it also means you'll keep your
valuables out of sight for other circumstances, such as the babysitter or house
sitter, the plumber or repairman, the dog walker, your kids teenage friends, etc.

How to hide stuff in plain sight.

List of Prepper Hiding Places
Here are some ideas for clever homemade diversion safes and hiding places.

Prepper Stash #1: Air ducts.
Air ducts are a popular do-it-yourself prepper hiding place and you can buy them on
Amazon, left. Remove air vents and you may find a discreet nook for a firearm. Just
make sure the item doesn't restrict air flow.

Prepper Stash #2: 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.

Prepper Stash #3: Crevices.
Clever places abound in your home and you know where they are! You may find
crevices hidden from sight in furniture.

  • Door Frame Crevice. 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.

Prepper Stash #4: Product cans and plastics.
Diversion safes are available commercially (see bottom of the page), but you can
make your own. WD-40, Barbasol, the list is endless on cans and plastics for foods
and other products you could use. Here are the do-it-yourself directions:

  • Mayonnaise jar: Empty your favorite mayonnaise, wash it out. When it's dry,
    pour some white paint inside, and scrape like a knife as though you're getting
    the last bit of mayonnaise. The container now looks like mayonnaise and you
    can stuff valuables inside.

  • Chapstick container. Removeg the Chapstick or other lip balm and replace 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.

Prepper Stash #5: Compact Disk / Jewel Case.
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.

Prepper Stash #6: 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.

Prepper Stash #7: Old Vaccum Cleaner.
Don't dump your old vacuum cleaner! Give it new life as a do-it-yourself diversion

Prepper Stash #8: Vintage luggage.
It's easy to mistake vintage luggage for decor. Pictured at the top of the page is a
very stylish way to hide stuff. Stack three vintage suitcases of varying sizes. No one
will ever guess that one is stacked with ammo, the other with rice, beans and pasta,
and the other with canned meats.

Prepper Stash #9: Hide Away Keyless Security System
The V-Line Hide Away Keyless Security System, pictured immediate left, is your best
choice when you need a larger secure storage solution that is hidden under a desk
or shelf. The Desk Mate utilizes steel construction and a high grade keyless security
lock that is easy to program and easy to use. The included quick release mounting
system allows you to mount the unit in a hidden location with easy access to your
valubles, or a firearm. The quick release system also allows you to easily take it with
you for storage when you are on the go. The lock is a high grade system that needs
no batteries, and has up to 1081 different combinations.

Happy endings...
Hide your stuff or lose it.

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