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Cold, Hard Cash!

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by Glock!9, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Glock!9

    Glock!9

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    How much is too much cash to have in your house?
    where are the best places to secure it? and how?
    I am trying to figure out the best play to keep it safe, yet accessible....
    I do have a safe, but I am assuming that a home invader would force me to open that of he got the drop on me.
    any thoughts?
     
  2. Tough one. I'm pondering the same thing. At my old place, I had a $100 bill stuck behind a painting on the wall. Not really sure what the reason was.
     


  3. gotplastic

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    Someplace close to your exits so you can grab it on the way out if there's a fire or you need to BO. I keep it work important papers, etc.. all together in a small fireproof box that is well hidden but convenient to access.
     
  4. Bolster

    Bolster Not Ready Yet!

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    All posters to this thread, please leave your home address and time of day you're not at home.
     
  5. SilverCity

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    If a home invader gets the drop on you, you have much more to worry about than losing some cash...:shocked:

    Keep the cash elsewhere, like in a "stash can" under the kitchen sink.

    SC
     
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  6. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    I am thinking 1 or 2 trillion dollars to use to pay off the creditors.

    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
    Washington D.C., District of Columbia 20500
     
  7. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    On a more serious note.

    1. Any money you have in hand is money that is not working for you. Additionally your home owners insurance will only pay for so much lost cash.
    2. If you don't have cash, there are times when you will not be able to do things.
    There needs to be a balance between 1 and 2.

    Where to put the cash?
    You have a couple options.
    1. Hidden in plain sight. If you have a container that looks like something else, no one will bother it.
    2. Hidden where no one will see it.



    And of course, dead men tell no tails. If anyone knows what you have, you have to assume that everyone knows what you have.
     
  8. Glock!9

    Glock!9

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    so there is no way anyone could ever get the drop on you? really? shower, sleeping?
     
  9. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    I didn't read that the way you did.

    I read it as "If home invaders get the drop on me, I am more worried about getting killed.
     
  10. Glock!9

    Glock!9

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    oh maybe your right lol....
     
  11. Carry16

    Carry16

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    I suggest one of those small Sentry fireproof security boxes you can buy at Wal-mart for about $40, inside your fireproof gun cabinet. I feel pretty confident that even a bad fire will not get to my cash. A home invader is either going to die, or I will, so I'm not concerned with them making me open the safe.
     
  12. dcc12

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    Cash in Firesafe= peace of mind
    Cash in Firesafe in floor of gunsafe = secured peice of mind
    Amount of Cash in Firesafe located in floor of gunsafe =No more than insurance will cover but enough to get by for a few months.= secure peice of mind.
    Enough ammo to barter/hunt/defend for a year in another safe= priceless.
     
  13. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

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    Hedge your bets.

    Several locations in the house.

    Safe deposit box at the bank.

    Wallet stash.

    etc
     
  14. UneasyRider

    UneasyRider C.D.B.

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  15. Will-21

    Will-21

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    Under $500.00 in $20.00 bills and smaller.

    Some here, some there, gun safe, pantry, taped behind washing machine, under coffee table.
     
  16. Bolster

    Bolster Not Ready Yet!

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    I keep $100 in $5 bills in each of our cars (buried as deep as I can get them in a car) and another couple of hundred in the house, again in $5s and $10s. So I guess I could lay my hands on maybe $500 in small bills.

    The small bills are for making last minute grocery purchases, immediately post-fan, when no change will be given due to nonfunctional registers. Or possibly for gas purchases...I could spurge the $100 on a partial tank of gas...?
     
  17. smokeross

    smokeross GTDS Member #49

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    I bury mine in the back yard in plastic bottles so it won't be found with a metal detector. Sure is tough to dig up at minus 20 degrees though in January.
     
  18. gosnmic

    gosnmic Re:member

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    Wait - do you hide things in public spaces (see ISBN 1-893626-46-6) (Wish I had an Amazon seller link to make $ off your purchases :p) ?!?! I just try to hide cash in my wallet but I can't seem to hide more than about $20-$40 at a time before it gets spent :rofl:
     
  19. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    IMO I think the best way to hide cash is put it in a small fire resistant safe and hide it in your basement amongst the other junk you store there. I read somewhere that the fire and heat most likely will be more contained to the upper floors. Whether thats true or not...who knows.