Do you have a survival cache? Or have you wanted to store items, currency, or ammo in a hidden locations but did not know what, how, or where?
How to go about putting together a survival cache is a frequent question both in comments and in the emails that cross my desk. Until know, I admit to responding in a rather lame manner since for me personally, the answer has been to have a geographically separate bug-out-location. On the other hand, I do know that relying a upon a well-stocked alternate location is foolhardy. It can be vandalized or too difficult or dangerous to get to when you really need it.
The latest book in the Prepper Book Festival is The Prepper’s Guide to Caches by Joe Nobody and T. Pike. This is the book that will teach you what you need to know about burying your stuff then disguising its location so that even the most diligent sleuth can not find it. (Hint: bury your cache under a stinky, gross, pile of fresh manure).
Prolific author Joe Nobody is back for his fourth interview and has a copy of the Prepper’s Guide to Caches available in a giveaway. Honestly, I do not know of a single prepper that would not want this book!
Enjoy the interview then be sure to check in below to learn about the giveaway.
An Interview with Joe Nobody, Author of The Prepper’s Guide to Caches
Since it has been awhile since you answered this question, please tell us again what you are personally preparing for.
I prep for an extended grid-down situation, most likely followed by extensive civil unrest.
As my family goes about improving our skills and knowledge base, we think of years, perhaps decades without electricity, city water, fuel, and grocery stores. We envision a world that is a far more dangerous place at first, followed by a simpler lifestyle.
In your opinion, what is the likelihood that the event you are preparing for will really happen?
I’ve always thought that the likelihood of “the event” is low.
Our preps are like the smoke detectors in our house. That chance that our home is going to burn is very low, but if it does catch on fire, the detectors can save our lives. I sleep better at night knowing they are installed. I walk through everyday life with a healthier attitude knowing I am prepared.
Here is a related question. Of all the events that are likely to occur, which situation do you feel you are least prepared?
A nuclear winter would probably overwhelm my family. Our preps require access to outside food sources after some number of months.
What is your own personal #1 prep?
Defensive capabilities. You can have all the seeds, water purification, and medical equipment in the world, and it won’t do you a bit of good if desperate men take them from you.
If you were just getting started, what would you do differently?
We would train more on the skills we acquired. Camping, outdoor-oriented vacations, putting what we read and learn to actual use.
I would also network more with on-line forums populated with like-minded people. There you can bounce ideas, read about others’ experience with equipment, and learn a lot of things without investing time or money.
Do you have some advice or a personal message you would like to pass on to Backdoor Survival readers?
Be a prepper to be happy, not because you’re convinced the end of days will be next week. Use your preps to increase self-esteem, confidence, and family bonding, not because of paranoia. Focus your preparing energies on skills that are fun, enjoyable, and give you a sense of accomplishment.
In my experience, my own walk through life is easier because I know my family can survive practically anything, and that knowledge allows me to hold up my head and carry on when things go badly.
Joe has reserved a copy of The Prepper’s Guide to Caches: How to Bury, Hide, and Stash Guns and Gear for this Book Festival Giveaway.
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The deadline is 6:00 PM Pacific Tuesday with the winner notified by email and announced on the Rafflecopter in the article. Please note that the winner must claim their book within 48 hours or an alternate will be selected.
Note: This giveaway is only open residents of the United States.
The Final Word
Joe’s advice (the last interview question) simply blew me away. Being a touchy, feely type of person (if you were here you would get a hug and not a handshake), his message to all of us was remarkable in its truth as well as it’s simplicity.
The Prepper’s Guide to Caches is like that as well. It is easy to read and easy to digest. It is universal in it’s message to prepare by having a cache somewhere, anywhere really. Stashing a cache is not just for those with a plot of land. Joe and T. Pike share tips for the urban apartment dweller as well.
The bottom line? Hiding a cache of goods is not hoarding any more than having a smoke detector in your home is being paranoid. You are going to love this book!
For more information about the books in this latest book festival, visit Prepper Book Festival 11: The Best New Books to Help You Survive.
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
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Spotlight: The Prepper’s Guide to Caches: How to Bury, Hide, and Stash Guns and Gear
There are a variety of circumstances where creating a cache is a wise preparation. Natural and man-made disasters abound in our headlines, many of which can completely destroy valuable preps in a matter of seconds.
With proper techniques, equipment, and methods, practically any type of critical supplies can be safely stored in a manner that is nearly impervious to the elements. The largest single threat to any cache, however, is being discovered by other people. This guide will provide you with several methods, including disguise, diversion, and technology to defeat even the most sophisticated metal detectors, theft, or illegal seizure.
Author Joe Nobody is joined by T. Pike, USMC. During his two deployments in Afghanistan, Pike’s job with the Marines included searching for enemy caches. He found a lot of them, denying his foe important weapons, ammunition, and supplies. He also developed a unique level of expertise and experience that can now be leveraged by anyone who wishes to keep their personal assets out of harm’s way.
Plus: The Preppers Guide to Food Storage
No list of books would be complete without my own book, The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage. The eBook print version is available.