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11 Places To Hide Your Guns In Plain Sight

 

The most effective defensive weapons you can own, without question, is a gun. A gun can be an equalizer in terms of an attack and could even be an advantage in a home invasion.  A gun is suggested by many as a primary weapon for a home and self-defense.

Owning any gun for any situation comes with a huge amount of responsibility.

Two very contradicting challenges often arise with gun owners:

  • All Guns Must Be Kept Hidden, Secure and Safe.
  • A Gun Needs To Be Easily Accessible If needed In A Situation.

For obvious reasons – any gun needs to be kept hidden secure and safe is so that children or guests cannot find them and use them when in your household

At the same time, your guns also need to be kept easily accessible so you can get to them quickly in the event of a life-or-death emergency.

Ideally, guns should be carried on the person – however, this cannot be done – should you have a barrage of gun power.  So easier said than done.  In this post, we offer a few ideas on where and how best to hide your firepower.

Potted Plants

So long as you have any pottery pieces that are large enough to hold a handgun, you can very easily stuff one in there. Be sure to wrap the gun in a towel before placing it into the pottery, so it will still remain hidden if anybody looks inside out of curiosity.

Under The Wooden Floors

Cut into your wooden floors so you are able to lift up a piece. You can then stash a gun in there for hiding. Be strategic about where you make the cut; underneath or right next to a table or couch would be ideal.

Underneath Your Couch

This is a great spot for longer guns like rifles or shotguns.  As many couches have fabric covering underneath them.  Simply cut a slit in the fabric to store your weapon underneath it. No one would be the wiser!

Picture Frame

Build or buy a box picture frame.  Selecting a rather ordinary or drab-looking photo/painting to put in the frame so no burglar will be compelled to take it would also be a good idea!

Cabinets

This is always a good spot and depending on how creative you are you can adapt   If you have got two corner cabinets below a counter in that little space that usually doesn’t get used the pack in there.   You could also strap a gun to the underside of the counter where it can’t be seen and where you can only get to it if you open a cabinet and reach inside.

Framed Raised Mirror

Who would think twice about looking behind a mirror – Raised just enough the framed mirror gives you the perfect hiding spot for your firepower.  A few can be bought that are locked and unlocked by using a strong magnet to disengage the locking mechanism.

Washing Machine or Dryer

This is a great idea as most Washers and Dryers have ample of free space in the frame of the machine.  It is great if for any reason someone comes in with a metal detector to search and confiscate weapons (like in a Martial Law) but could be a little more difficult to reach with ease.

 

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How to Prepare Your Own HouseHold Emergency Plan

 

By taking the time and preparing a household emergency plan ahead of a disaster – gives you and your loved ones valuable time and putting them at less risk and should educate and prepare everyone and assist in working out simple but important tasks.

We have shared a Household Emergency Plan template for you to download and shared some points to consider when completing it.

Here they are!

 

  • What will you each do in the event of the disaster?

Each disaster might not necessarily have the same procedure – In some emergency situations for example:  such as a tsunami or wildfire –  it is better to leave by foot than to drive or wait for transportation.

  • How and where you will meet up during and after a disaster?

Consider your transportation options in case you have to evacuate, discuss and practice your evacuation plans with everyone in the household, know the evacuation routes you could take and plan several evacuation routes in case roads are damaged or blocked.

  • Where to store emergency survival items and who will be responsible for maintaining supplies.

Remember you need 3 liters of water for every person every day

  • What you will each need to have in your getaway kits and where to keep them.

Prepare to look after yourself and your household for at least three days or more. Pack your emergency survival items for your home as well as grab bags in case you have to leave in a hurry.

  • What you need to do for members of the household or family with a disability or special requirement.

You might need to know how you going to move quickly with a baby or an elderly person – or how do you communicate with a person with a sight or hearing impediment?

  • What you will need to do for your pets or livestock.

Pack a pet’s emergency getaway kit. If you have domestic animals (such as horses, pigs or poultry) or livestock, know which paddocks are safe to move livestock away from floodwaters, landslides and power lines. In the event of an evacuation, ensure you have a plan in place so that they will be secure and have food, water, and shelter. The responsibility for animal welfare remains with the owner.

  • How and when to turn off the water, electricity, and gas at the main switches in your home.

Make sure everyone knows where the valves are and that they are not rusted or tight to loosen in an emergency.

  • What local radio stations to tune in to for civil defense information during an event.

Make sure everyone knows how to operate necessary equipment

  • Know basic first aid and how to deal with small fires.

Basic skills depend on who you speak too but we say they are:  Cleaning and Dressing of wounds, Making a makeshift splint or sling, performing CPR, Performing the Heimlich Maneuver and treating shock