Do you own guns?
If you do, chances are you own a LOT of guns.
And like a lot of gun owners, you’ve probably got a big gun safe, or you’re considering getting one.
It’s like that old Mark Twain saying: “Put all your eggs in one basket… and WATCH THAT BASKET.”
Well, putting all your guns into the “basket” of one big gun safe might make you feel secure…
…but according to my friend Ox, it’s a mistake from a prepping standpoint!
Especially now, with “medical martial law” a reality of daily life, we need to be more protective than ever of our firearms.
Here is a summary of what Ox told me about that subject.
Survival Firearms: Hiding Your Guns From Thieves, Looters & Martial Law Confiscation
The massive gun safe is sort of the end goal for a lot of gun owners out there.
They dream of the day they can plunk down the cash for one of those huge, nearly indestructible gun safes for their home.
There are three big reasons, however, why your gun safe might actually be a liability, at least if you are a prepper.
Let’s run them down one by one.
Mistake Number 1: It’s All Your Eggs In One Basket
A great big heavy gun safe screams, “Cache of valuables.”
It’s impossible to miss and it’s difficult to hide.
Having a giant safe is like waving a huge red flag that says, “Hey, come steal this stuff.”
That’s why many people who keep safes for valuables also hide them behind pictures and whatnot.
Authorities and thieves will assume there is a lot of value inside if they find see that safe.
They’ll figure that anything worth keeping in that giant Fort Knox will be something worth taking…
….and they will do what is necessary to get in there.
A far better strategy is to have things in multiple locations that are not visible, like in the walls, in an attic, under cupboards, and in dead spaces inside cupboards.
Mistake Number 2: Too Close, Too Close!
Next, if you’re trying to hide stuff, space and distance are friends.
They will serve you very well.
This is why you want to spread your valuable items and weapons around in different hiding spots.
If one of those caches is found, you don’t lose ALL your stuff.
What this means, though, is that if you decide you want to hide stuff in the walls of your house, make sure the individual caches are very far apart.
If somebody finds one cache, they won’t just keep looking nearby and find everything else.
You’re counting on being able to outlast the searchers’ willingness to hunt for your stuff.
Mistake Number 3: Failing To Layer Up
Finally, consider layering your caches.
Let’s say you’ve got your real cache and it’s a 55-gallon drum, and you dig a hole and you bury it.
Then as you’re burying it you put a foot or two of dirt on top of it, and then you put an ammo box with some other good cache stuff in it, but not near as valuable as was in the 55-gallon drum.
Then you finish covering the hole.
That way, if somebody finds the ammo box, they may stop digging on the theory that they’ve found what they were looking for.
They’ve found the first layer only, but they won’t keep looking for the next layer.
All these strategies hinge on deceiving the people who want to take your gear.
When it comes to hiding your weapons, don’t make yourself look like a good target.
Don’t make yourself look like a good target.
Don’t make yourself look like you’re worth extra effort.
Be one of the good guys in advance.