One of the most difficult things a prepper has to figure out is where they should hide their valuables. A safe or vault is a good way to lock away valuables, but some burglars will just steal the entire safe or vault leaving you with nothing. This is the reason why Q-Line Design has done a fantastic job with their furniture. Here is one example of Q-Line’s SafeGuard Shelving System. It’s a great way to hide your valuables in plain sight.
As you can see from the video, the bookshelf blends in without alerting anyone that it has extra shelves or valuables inside. Furniture that blends in, but has hidden amenities, is essential to prepping. If you would like to learn more about Q-Line Designs, click here.
The number one rule that all preppers should know is to never talk about your prepping to anyone. There are many reasons for this rule that are obvious and can be life-threatening, which is why it is very important a prepper does not talk about their supplies or strategies. But, let’s say, someone does find out you are a prepper, what do you do?
Change The Subject
You do not want to be the first person someone thinks about when a disaster strikes. To avoid this at all cost, even if someone knows you are a prepper is to change the subject as fast as you can. The less they know, the better.
Downplay Your Supplies
If you do have someone asking about prepping and starts asking about your supplies, downplay as much as you can. Tell them you only have a few things stashed away for blackouts and a small emergency. You want them to think that you would be just as much in need of help as they would be to keep them off your radar.
Keep Your Supplies Hidden
Hiding your supplies is very important, especially when you have a lot of it. They know you have some supplies so having a few days’ worth sitting out will not look suspicious to those looking in.
Prepare To Bug Out
If you have any suspicion of people counting on retreating to your house after disaster strikes, it might be best to bug out before they get to you. You can wait it out and return when things start to calm down. If you would like a list of things you can use to make your own Bug-Out Bag, check out this infographic.
Prepare To Defend Your Supplies
When people become desperate for supplies and food, they are prepared to do anything it takes to save themselves. If they make it through your protection strategies it will turn into an all-out fight for your supplies. You need to be ready to protect what is rightfully yours.
This list can be avoided as long as you follow the number one rule: Don’t talk about prepping!