Crime reports have indicated that the average time a burglar spends in the home is around 6-10 minutes.
Since statistics show that most burglars are looking for high profile items (electronics, jewlery, firearms etc) and will typically look through bedroom and office drawers and closets, normal everyday items will be overlooked.
You can use this to your advantage by stashing valuables “out in the open” with your own homemade stash cans.
Here’s a tip from Prepper Academy website that shows you…
How to Make a Homemade “Secret Stash Can”
Making a stash can is a very simple process.
In this example, I’m using a used aerosol paint can, but any similar can could be used.
Items You’ll Need:
- Used up aerosol or similar type can
- Can opener
- Ceramic block or disk magnets (or similar powerful magnet)
Creating Your Secret Hiding Spot
Step 1: Obtain an empty can.
Especially if you’re using an aerosol can, be sure that you have fully discharged all the air pressure by pressing on the nozzle until no more air comes out.
Step 2: Remove the bottom.
With a standard can opener, place the circular blade directly above the metal lip of the bottom and open as you would a normal food can.
Step 3: Clean out can.
Once you’ve completely removed the lid, be sure to clean out any remaining paint, whip cream, or whatever contents are in the can.
Step 4 (& 5 shown): Place magnets in can.
Take your magnets and place them in the bottom of the can (since the can is made from metal they will stick without the need of adhesives).
Step 6: Place your valuables in the can.
Step 7: Replace the bottom.
Since the bottom lid is made of metal, it too will strongly adhere to the magnets.
Given the strength of the magnets, you can store even heavy objects like precious metals without risk of them falling out.
Step 8: “Hide” it out in the open.
For this step, you want it to blend as best as possible with the other items around it.
For example, you would not want to store a whipped-cream can amidst a bunch of paint cans. It needs to fit in with its environment.
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