People have been taught too or thought of the idea to bury valuables since the beginning of time. Hidden safes have become popular over the years and their uses have varied widely. This is not a new idea, but the techniques and tools have dramatically changed.
At least 2 or 3 times a year a story surfaces about someone finding a cache of Roman coins or some other treasure buried in their back yard. We are not only talking about ancient Europe either, people find buried treasures in America all the time. And does prove how effective it is to burry valuables for safe keeping.
The indisputable primary use for hidden safes and deceptive hiding places has really gotten creative over the years. Everything from soup cans and ketchup bottles to even noodle packaging and laundry powder has become an “in plain sight” type of hiding spot. Thieves are very smart and they want your valuables as much or even more than you do, but thieves are not the only threat to your valuables or other items that are only valuable to you. You know that stuff; irreplaceable, but little physical value to anyone other than you. The first four leaf clover your son found, your child’s first baby tooth to come out or the thumb drive that has all the backup data from 3 years work on your novel and what about all those digital photos.
There are very few of the small safes or insulated lock boxes that can withstand the intense heat of a house fire. They even talk about that in their disclaimer.
It the case of a house fire, you would definitely want your small “secret” to be buried outside somewhere with quick and easy access while at the same time being safe from the fire itself.
Believe it or not, there is something even worse than a burglar or a house fire when it comes to protecting your valuables. We have seen this too many times lately and it seems to be occurring at least twice a year now. The only thing this big is the wholesale destruction and total devastation caused by weather.
Communities and even whole towns are being leveled in seconds with only a few minutes of warning if any warning at all. In this situation even a bank is not a safe bet for protecting your valuables. Sure, the vault is safe but getting into it to pull out your emergency hard cash will not happen quickly.
Having an underground safe that is buried on your property and totally under your control, even if a tornado destroyed your neighborhood can be a good precaution to take. People have known to bury valuables in an underground safe storage location for centuries. It is probably a good idea to take the advice of our elders and follow their lead, what is the worst that could happen?
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