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The 10 Best Hiding Places Where You Should Move Your Cache Now

At Primal Survivor, I’ve talked about protecting your home from theft and intruders before.

If you haven’t already, I encourage you to read this article about home security.

Even if you take these proactive steps, there is still a chance that burglars could get into your home.

As an added layer of caution, keep your valuables and cache in these secret hiding places in your home.

Three Questions to Ask When Choosing a Hiding Place

There are a lot of places to hide things in your home.  But not all of these hiding spots are going to be suited to your needs.  To narrow down a good hiding spots, you’ve got to ask yourself these 3 questions:

1. What are you trying to hide?
The main thing to consider here is SIZE.  It is a lot easier to hide a roll of money or some jewelry than it is to hide your guns.

2. How accessible does it need to be?
If you rely on your gun for home defense, then it is stupid to hide it someplace like in a mattress safe.  Good luck getting to it in time if an intruder enters!

The same also applies to things like jewelry.

If it is a big hassle to put the jewelry back in its secret hiding spot, your wife probably won’t do it, meaning it will be there in her jewelry box waiting to be found they thieves.

3. Does it need to be safeguarded against fire and flooding?
If you are going to hide a lot of money in your home, then this is something that you’ve really got to consider.

Do you really want to risk all of your hard-earned money going up in smoke because it was someplace like a secret wall compartment?

Secret Containers for Hiding Money and Small Valuables

Use these hiding places for small items and when you aren’t worried about fire or flood damage.

Deodorant Safe

There are a lot of soda can safes you can buy or make, and a lot of people use things like shampoo bottles for hiding their cache.

I’ve even seen a lettuce safe that you keep in your fridge.  But I DO NOT like these food-type safes.  What if someone comes over and wants to drink a coke?  They are going to find your secret cache instead!

But I do love the idea of a deodorant safe. Absolutely no one is going to borrow your deodorant!

You can buy it on Amazon here.

deodorant safe

Hairbrush Safe

This secret safe is really good for hiding money, jewelry, or other small valuables that you need to access frequently.

You can buy it on Amazon here.

Wall Outlet Safe

It is pretty easy to make this yourself.  In case you don’t want to, you can just buy one online.

wall outlet hidden safe

Secret Drawers and Compartments for Your Hidden Cache

Back in the 1800s and 1900s (before people used banks), it was common for furniture to have secret compartments like hidden drawers.

Now, this trend is coming back and you can find a lot of furniture online which has built-in secret hiding places.  There are especially some good ones for guns.

When choosing furniture with secret compartments, pay attention to how accessible it is.  Some of these, like the sofa bunker, are great – but it would take a while to get to your cache.  That could be critical if you are using it to hide your guns and need them quickly.

Under-Table Hidden Compartment

This is a great place to hide your gun in case an intruder comes.  The great thing about it is that it is so accessible, which isn’t something that can be said about most hiding places for guns.

hidden compartment under table

Tea Caddy Secret Drawer

I can imagine my wife using this as a jewelry box.  Then she wouldn’t have to worry about annoyingly hiding her valuable jewelry in some inaccessible spot each time she takes it off.

I’ve never heard of a thief taking an entire jewelry box, so he’d be rifling through it without even realizing that the good stuff was below his nose!

hiding spot for jewelry

BedBunker

This friggin’ awesome hidden safe is built into a bed and can hold up to 60 rifles.  They’ve got a twin bed option too.

You can also take out the gun rack and use the BedBunker to store other things too.  It is made by the company Safety and Security, and you can check them out here.

hidden safe

CouchBunker

The CouchBunker is also made by Safety and Security. I’ve never tried it out, so don’t know if it is actually comfortable.  If you have, let us know!

hidden safe in couch

Secret Stairs

You can now find all sorts of plans online on how to make hidden stair drawers.  But I like this idea for a secret hiding spot in your home best.

The “secret stairs” are made by Smart Product Technology and are good for hiding guns or other large caches.  It can also serve as a safe room for your family in event of a home invasion.

hidden compartment under stairs

Curio Cabinet Hidden Gun Cache

A very observant person might notice that the cabinet is a lot deeper than its interior shelves.  However, I doubt a thief is going to realize that while burglarizing your home.  Plus, the slide-out door means your guns are quickly accessible.

hidden gun safe

Waterproof Underground PVC Cache

If you need to hide a lot of money or valuables which could get destroyed by fire or flooding, then the PVC cache is one of the best options.

With some sealant, it can easily be made waterproof. The PVC isn’t fireproof, but you can always bury it in the backyard somewhere where fire won’t get to it.

I’ve seen people who have done cool things with the PVC cache – like “installing” it in their basement or under the bathroom sink so it looks like part of their normal plumbing.

The only downside to this secret hiding place is that your cache isn’t readily accessible, but it will be there when you need it.  You can check out this YouTube video to find out how to make a PVC cache.

pvc pipe cache

Which of these hiding places for your cache do you think is best? Let us know in the comments.

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  1. Also a good place is take tthe bottom frawer out of your befroom dresser. Place in plastic bags or small tins then put drawer back. Place santiary pafs n tampons in there. Thst will feter buglars

  2. What about double ziplock bagging stuff to put in bottom of toilet tank? Stuff that can survive water, of course.
    I’ve heard of people faking out a tampon package and rolling money inside the tampon applicator!

  3. Taping paper money in an envelope to the top side of fan blades on a ceiling fan? Inside the hollow legs of a metal table.

    • Not sure about the fan idea could be noisy when the fan is on. Nice idea on the table though, there are potentially hundreds of places for this so keep the suggestions coming.

  4. Hollow a part out the top of a door insert a mini draw, could put a lock in it that locks sideways. When was the last time you thought of looking there for anything.

  5. Im trying to think of a way to do a false bottom in a drawer big enough for a small fire proof box. there also pretty heavy so It would have to be pretty solid with easy access.

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