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  1. Harry
    November 30, 2011

    Good post – here’s another idea:

    You will need a length of PVC pipe (length and diameter will be determined by what you want to cache), 2 PVC caps to fit the pipe, PVC pimer, PVC glue, Gorilla Tape, petroleum jelly (vaseline), and a hack saw blade.

    Prime one end of the pipe and one of the caps then apply glue to the cap and push onto the pipe with a slight twisting motion – allow to dry (depends on temp and humidity, could take up to a day). Fill pipe with your cache goods (cans of soup, a P-38 can opener, some water purification tablets, and a box of .22 ammo for instance), then prime and glue the other cap over the open end. Coat the hack saw blade liberally with the petroleum jelly and tape it to the outside of the pipe (this makes it easier to get into your cache, use the tape to wrap one end of the saw blade to protect your hand). Find a spot which is easy to remember (you may be really stressed when you decide you need your cache) and bury the pipe cache (deeper is better). Bury a piece of steel rebar or chain a foot or so above your cache to allow you to find it with a metal detector (a good strong magnet on a string will work). Don’t forget to include an E-Tool in your BOB unless you don’t mind ruining your manicure.

    Prime and paint the outside of the finished cache (dark blue or black is best), tie some 550 cord around the outside and secure with Gorilla Tape, and toss it into a pond or lake leaving the end of the 550 cord on shore. You may need to add some weight to the outside (tape rebar around the pipe) to make the cache sink. Hide the loose end of the 550 cord where you will be able to find it. Then when you need your cache simply grab the 550 cord and pull it out of the water.

    Once opened, each cache can be used as a container for water storage (include 2 or 3 zip locks in each cache to cover open end), foraging container (a 24″ long piece of 6″ PVC will hold approximately 3 gallons of nuts, berries, or clams), or IED (I will leave the details of that to your imagination).

    • Rourke
      November 30, 2011

      Great Harry –

      Rourke

  2. Whatifitistoday?
    November 30, 2011

    One of my favorite hiding places is in the bathroom cabinet up high behind the sink. Also I hide things under the kickboards of the kitchen and bathroom cabinets. When you have secret places like this make sure someone else knows about them. We always hear stories about people who move and forget about their secret stash, or just the other day the person who sewed their entire life savings into a suit lining and then gave the suit away!

  3. GoneWithTheWind
    November 30, 2011

    One+advantage+to+burying+a+cache+with+food+is+that+the+temperature+is+moderated+which+is+better+for+the+storage+life+of+the+food.

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