Well, today, I will kinda change it up a little and write a post that brings preppers, military survivalists, and wilderness survival experts together. It is the concept of the cache. I will tell you how to make a PVC Survival Cache and a 5 Gallon Bucket Cache to store your Survival Necessities. Just a thought real quick, I may do one or two more on hiding it and what goes in it, but today is the basic build.
Building a 5 Gallon Bucket Cache:
This one is pretty straight forward. The main thing I want you to remember is that the bucket has to have a seal-able lid. This is especially true if it is buried. You already know how much you can store in a bucket. This should definitely be enough for a 72 hour stash for at least two people. If you aren’t going to bury it, then you must make it hard to spot and inconspicuous. You will need to paint it. If you are going to paint, you should rough it up quite well so the paint will stick better. When weather takes its toll, you want your paint to stay. This goes for all caches.
Building a PVC Pipe Survival Cache:
The cool thing about the PVC, is that, although it breaks down in the sun, as long as it is buried, it will last a really long time. Many preppers or militant types want to ensure that they can get to their firearms in different directions, so at a minimum, they will stash some cheaper, but trusted firearms in a PVC Cache. All of the spaces in the PVC Cache are fill-able with other necessities as well. Never waste space that could be used for more items.
What you need (15-25 bucks to purchase these):
Want to test it?
Just as an added bonus, sometimes the best place to hide something like this is in plain sight. What I mean is this: If the PVC Cache it is placed in your yard, right beside where a sewage line clean out would be, you could bury it, but keep the lid above ground, like ANY clean-out could be. That makes it quick and easy to find and get to. Up to you if you feel comfortable with this idea.
As I write tips for your adventures and hear about cool gear, I will let you know all about it!