I live in a safe neighborhood in a town with a below-average crime rate, so I don’t really have to worry about burglars. However, I still have a lot of home security measures in place, and for two reasons:
1) Better safe than sorry. Just because there isn’t much crime in my area doesn’t mean I’ll never be robbed. And 2) Crime will skyrocket after the SHTF. This is my main concern. Most people only have a few days of food in their homes. When it’s all gone, some of them will start looting their neighbor’s homes. Hunger can turn regular people into animals.
If someone manages to get past all of my home security measures, I’d like to be able to tell them that I don’t have any food or supplies left. Hopefully, they will give up looking and move on. But that will only happen if I have some very good hiding spots.
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In this video, Penny University suggests 10 hiding spots for your valuables. Here are his suggestions:
1. In survival caches. Hide them all over your property or along your bug out route.
2. Under your bathroom sink. Put your valuables in a box of Tampons or other inconspicuous containers.
3. In your kitchen. There are many nooks and crannies you can turn into hiding spots. For example, you could create a false back in a cabinet.
4. Above drop ceilings. It’s very easy to hide items on the tiles in the ceiling. Just be careful as they will only hold so much weight.
5. Inside false wall compartments. Build removable panels into the wall behind paintings or in the back of closets.
6. Below a trap door in the floor. You could fit a lot of things underneath the floor if your home has a crawl space.
7. Inside air ducts. Try attaching items to a cord so you can pull them all out of the duct when you need them.
8. Behind a fake air vent. Just cut a hole in the wall and place an air vent over it.
9. In the attic. Create a hidden compartment in your attic behind the insulation.
10. Inside false PVC piping. Most people would never think to check inside pipes.
11. In a repurposed crawlspace. There is a lot of extra space down there.
12. Under the stairs. There is a lot of unused space under staircases.
Watch the video below for pictures of these hiding spots and more details about them.