Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Wednesday: 27 April 2011
Welcome Preppers and Survivalists,
One of my brothers recently purchased some property; the property is going to be his family's "Summer Home." They, he and his wife, plan to improve the property over the next few decades and retire there. My brother is also planning a slightly different use; he is planning to use the property as a retreat, just in case.
Because of this recent purchase, we have been talking about caches. One method we have been looking into is buying then burying a septic tank. The water proof septic tank would be buried near a potential future home site as a cover story. The tank would be filled with 5-gallon buckets of food and other supplies. Because of the expense, we probably won't do this.
Another method, I learned about a couple of years ago, uses pallets to make the cache. A large hole is dug. A pallet is placed in the bottom of the hole then the sides are lined with pallets. The space created by the pallets is then filled with filled 5-gallon buckets. A final pallet is placed on top of the other pallets and covered with soil from the hole. any excess soil is removed or spread around the area.
The Epicenter has more details on this method in the article titled "Emergency Food Storage: The Pallet Root Cellar."
Needless to say, Wednesdays are about other bloggers ideas, so I want to point out an article by James Dakin at Bison Survival Blog. The article is titled "Fuel Cost."
Mr Dakin's idea is similar to The Epicenter's, but it uses 2X4s, plywood, and plastic sheeting. This cache idea is larger and could be used as an emergency shelter. He also has some recommendations on what to put in the cache.
The Epicenter: Tip o'da Week - Emergency Food Storage: The Pallet Root Cellar.
Bison Survival Blog - Fuel Cost