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A great short term ground cache can be made of an 18 wheeler inner tube and a couple of hose clamps and it holds A LOT of stuff,and you can cram it in your backpack and haul it away when you're done.you can make several for almost nothing and put them at strategic locations for later use,although not designed for it,mine lasted 5 years.

Here's the how-to:
Go to any garage that works on large trucks and ask if you can have some old truck inner tubes.

Cut the inner tube in half,removeing the valve stem.

roll up one end and put a hose clamp on it,slop it full of rubber cement and let dry.

Put in your goodies [and a dessicant pack!]and repeat.

Here's what was in mine,just as a suggestion:
An SKS carbine,oiled,not greased and slid into an old sock.
A K-Bar.[not stored in the sheath,wrapped in a cloth.]
150 rounds of Ammo.
2 BDU sets.
2 pr socks.
2 t-shirts.
2 pr underwear.
4 MRE pouches.
1 small med kit.
1 cheapo water purifier.

But basically anything that will fit can be crammed in there,the rubber stretches so it can be packed tight,just leave enough room to roll the end and put your clamp on.
 

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Sounds like a good idea, keep in mind, if talking about putting your items underground having the means to dig it up. I live in an area where frost runs several feet in the ground for 6 months or so I would need some heavy equipment to dig that up not good when I really need the stuff
 

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If you went to a random part of the country side and just started digging with a back hoe I wonder how many SKS rifles and other stuff you would find?
 

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I bury stuff in Ga.no permafrost here,lol.
 

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Here's an idea I just pulled out of my ear:

Bury a garbage can and put supplies in it,only bury the lid deep enough to hide it and be easier to scratch open.
 

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Good luck in finding an innertube from 18 wheelers as they have been using tubeless tire just like cars for about 25 years or longer now.
 

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Here's an idea I just pulled out of my ear:

Bury a garbage can and put supplies in it,only bury the lid deep enough to hide it and be easier to scratch open.
Nice thought but what ever is there is there till the spring thaw... No amount of scratching will help.... It is like trying to scratch open a solid rock... Aint happening with out some sort of larger equiptment... That is the reason that in the summer folks north use holes in the ground as a refrigerator and in the winter they use the cashe to store things in...
 

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Home depot sells a hell of a weed burner for 40$,thaw it with that,LOL
 

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Home depot sells a hell of a weed burner for 40$,thaw it with that,LOL
That is one idea but just make sure you have plenty of propane to run it.

The other thought I had would be to find a hill that you could put it into the side of it, still have the frozen ground issue but that can be worked around.

another option would be to make a cover that is removable, so later you can just pull it up
 

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In case of social breakdown,urban warfare,riots,wholesale plague etc,one may become seperated from his goodies and require "spares"to get him out of "ground zero" or get his stuff back.
 

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Ok. I'm curious -- where would you say those scenarios rank, in terms of likelihood, along other disaster scenarios you've prepared for (e.g., fire, flood, burglary, tornado, hurricane, whatever else)?
 

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Lately,I expect anything,besides.....back when I stashed that crap,SKS rifles were 75$,BDU's could be had for 10$ and ammo was 2$ a box,it was cheap insurance.

Besides,Klinton was banning shit left and right and we were kind of expecting gun raids.
 
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