For those who aren't familiar with the term, caching is essentially hiding something away in a spot for use later. In this particular instance, we'll give you suggestions on how to cache in the sense of creating a survival cache. This can be buried in your backyard or in a remote location near a cabin you have or someplace you often vacation in. Just make sure, wherever you choose to put your cache, that you know exactly where it is.
To make things easy, we've compiled a step by step guide on how to cache, including everything you'll need in your survival/emergency cache.
- Pick a durable container. You need something that locks, as well as is made out of a material that can withstand the elements and animals.
- Store currency. We don't mean cash, because if things collapse in our world, that money will be useless. But gold and silver, those will still have value.
- Medical gear. Always have a first aid kit on hand, and include a trauma kit if possible, as well as some meds if you can.
- Weapons. If you are comfortable carrying a gun, store an extra one, plus ammo, in the cache, as well as a hunting knife which could help you when it comes time to find your dinner.
- Water purification. If everything goes to chaos, you have to assume that safe drinking water is going to be difficult to find. Luckily, there are many devices out there that can help you to drink water from just about any source.
- Food. Pack some freeze-dried meals as well as rations and protein bars. Things that won't go bad for several years, but will help to fill you if necessary.
- Rope, duct tape, and pots. You may need the pot for cooking, and it's always good to have rope and duct tape on-hand in an emergency situation.
- Batteries and lights.These are necessary things to have, so have a couple available.
These are the bare minimum items that you need in your cache container. If you have the space, you can put toilet paper, towels, blankets, etc. in there, but they are non-essential.