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    I have spoke to many about not keeping all your long term food storage in your home...everyone gives me different Ideas where to store and being in the business I am people will know I have food. I have thought of burying food out in the yard...just not such how the best way is...renting a comercial storage area but that could would add up quickley. I am not in the city but diffinately not what I would consider in the country.
    Any Ideas???

  • #2
    What is the reason for not storing it in the home?
    Live like you'll die tomorrow, learn like you'll live forever.

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    • #3
      Well I don't know if this is what they were getting at.. but you NEVER EVER put all of your eggs in one basket. What is the food for? Disaster right? What do life altering disasters usually take out first? Your home. Fire, Flood, Tornado, Earthquake etc

      Consider dividing up your cache, maybe diff locations on your property, consider adding a root cellar, consider some off site storage etc
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      • #4
        I have a lot of storage and gear at my shop, my sisters, the shed, and am thinking of getting one of them small storage rentals.

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        • #5
          As my preps got bigger I had to start splitting them up. 2 locations in the house. Then out back in the shed. Then at mom's house 2 miles away. I'm close to where I want to be but will end up getting another shed for when I can afford the last of my preps.
          I would never get a rental shed because I don't want a monthly payment and I don't want nosy people knowing what I'm doing. And trust me people will see what your doing..

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          • #6
            Storage company such as "PODS" will put a storage container on your property .... get food grade 5 / 6 gallon buckets with sealing lids, put food, water, ammo, weapon, change of clothes in it and bury it in an easy for you to find again location near your home and perhaps along an egress route from home to safety.

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            • #7
              Be very careful when you make your caches. 4 of my 11 have been pilfered. About 3500 rnds of ammo gone, not to mention food seeds first aid, clothes, etc. etc. I never told a soul. No witnesses. No maps. JMO.
              G.I.H.S.O. Going In Hot, Safety Off.

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              • #8
                I agree with Diesel split it up. Do not make it so that one thing can take all your proeps.

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                • #9
                  I agree with splitting it up a bit.....I have some dispersed...my house...the folks place....and the BOL has a few different buildings....with supplies in each...

                  But I don't think I'd store in a place that I may not have someone in controll over that I trust...

                  I generally keep between 2 and 3 months at my place.....

                  My folks have about 3 to 4 months +....

                  And the BOL has in excess of 18 months...for the group....beans, bullets, and band aids....fuel and such too...:)
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TheLastMountainMan View Post
                    Be very careful when you make your caches. 4 of my 11 have been pilfered. About 3500 rnds of ammo gone, not to mention food seeds first aid, clothes, etc. etc. I never told a soul. No witnesses. No maps. JMO.

                    I'm afraid you took the hide in plain sight thing too literally and unless you are horrible at digging holes, covering them or hiding stuff then yes someone was watching you ;)

                    Be more carefull
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                    • #11
                      I understand what some are saying about not wanting to rent storage but sometimes you can get a small storage locker for a few bucks a month. Might only be a 3'x4' but u can get lots in there. Also sometimes they give a better deal if you pay for a full year in advance; just don't forget to pay the bill or they'll auction it off.

                      To me no better example of why not to have everything stashed at home than last weeks tragedy in Tuscaloosa. How many properties were wiped clean of house, shed and garages or the backyard is now under 30 tons of rubble. Hope your bucket isn't buried under there.

                      I took to using both a GPS and a map with with coded coordinates to mark my few caches. I plan to do more as time and money permit. I used 6 gallon buckets with screw on lids with an O-ring, stuff inside was put in several vac sealed bags along with desiccant packets.

                      For extra security I caulked all the grooves and cracks with silicon. My one stash I put it in a state game land area a short hike away; that way I don't need to worry about it getting sold or developed into a housing development. Not to far away but definitely off the beaten path. I did a drive by at nite, stopped and dropped the bucket off and drove on, then hiked back, carried it on to where I selected and used my e-tool to bury it. I made another visit a few days later to recheck my camouflage - I had trouble finding it so guess that was a good thing... Based on what MountainMan says maybe I need to take a stroll this weekend to check on it as it's been about 6 months.
                      Last edited by CountryGuy; 05-04-2011, 10:23 PM.
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                      • #12
                        one thing occurs to me.. it may make it hard to get it out, but you might want to remove the handle to make it more difficult for anyone running the area with a metal detector, also make sure any metal you do have is at the very bottom of the bucket
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                        • #13
                          Great points Diesel, I have everything in a few locations throughout my house and shed. No BOL and Dad is 14 hrs away in NYC(don't want to go there). I figure if something wipes out my house and shed before I can get stuff out, it probably wiped me out too.
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                          • #14
                            Have you considered renting a 5x5 storage place? $30 a month here....
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                            • #15
                              Things to consider: Disaster = power outage?

                              Does your facility have secure doors, electronic gate keypad access etc.

                              So maybe you can climb a fence and get to your unit, are you prepared to carry it all back to a vehicle

                              Storage is an ok idea, but not really the best

                              Also in turmoil people will pilfer them
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