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Article - SELCO: What You Need to Know About Survival Caches

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  1. twp

    twp Moderator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    Some recommendations on the "what, why, where, how" of making caches.

    What You Need to Know About Survival Caches - The Organic Prepper

    You may disagree with the idea of caches... I'm in favor of them.

    The author offers a very good (IMO) suggestion on how to remember and relocate your cache(s). Take family/group pictures at the location and save them as simple memorabilia. No need for maps and/or GPS coordinates which might give away their purpose.
     
  2. Atlas

    Atlas Administrator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    Caches have a place in both a bug out plan and a bug in plan. I believe it is a valuable tool to utilize caches in your plan.
     
  3. lonewolf

    lonewolf Well-Known Member

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    the trouble with caches is unless they are on your own land you have no control over them.
     
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    Atlas Administrator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    That is true, but it's one of the chances that must be taken in some cases. This is why it is probably best to keep caches on other peoples land cheap and only filled with the basics.
     
  5. twp

    twp Moderator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    I have one cache now. It is nearby and contains a small amount of money. We are in a medium size city and I would need to travel several miles to get outside of it. That is the next choice for a cache.

    lonewolf; yes, a cache is at risk of being found by others. The solution is to have more than one cache, with duplicate content. I wish I could afford to do that right now.
     
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    lonewolf Well-Known Member

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    I live in the British countryside, I don't expect to have to bug out, most British preppers say I have bugged out already as I left the city 20 years ago.
     
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    Atlas Administrator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    I live in one of my bug out locations part of the year. I am also very lucky to have several others that I spend some time at each year, thanks to family, in several states.

    One word of caution @lonewolf, coming from someone who lives in a high fire danger area, keep a bug out plan for just in case, you never know when something might take your home away that you have no control of.
     
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    lonewolf Well-Known Member

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    oh don't worry, I have 5 or 6 places I can go to if this place ever becomes unsafe, already located and scouted by me in advance.
     
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