The Art of Geo-Stashing

  • May 11, 2013 · 5:00 PM
  • London Pub Co (Back Room)

Everyone should have a geo-stash or an alternative established location with supplies. This could be anything from supplies at a neighbor or friends house to a secret location with supplies somewhere north.

Geo-stashing (My Personal Definition): A container or 'stash' of goods/supplies secretly placed 'anywhere' and intentionally hidden from public view for the purposes of retrieving in the event of a disaster. The primary reason of a geo-stash is to offer some degree of assistance through a variety of means given a current crisis situation that an individual may be experiencing. This could include (but is not limited to) things like food, medical supplies, water, maps, ammunition, bartering items and comfort items.


Geo-stashing is something that anyone into survival must consider at some point. I’m guessing you don’t have a ‘bug-out’ location or bunker that you can go to. But perhaps some of you do. Is it within walking distance? Wouldn’t it make sense to ‘stash’ some items in various, hidden locations for your journey? Or do you plan to carry everything with you in a bug out bag?

The truth is that there may come a time when you must leave your current location. You may not even have a choice. We don’t have to look far into the past to see this within our history.

This event is going to be a less formal setting and more interactive where we’ll touch on the following aspects of geo-stashing:

Where are ideal spots within Ontario to geo-stash?

Geo-stashing locations above ground you may have never considered.

What items should you store?

What type of containers should you use?

How deep is the freeze-line within Ontario?

How to identify ‘stash’ locations through natural and manmade markers.

How to ensure your ‘stash’ will never be discovered.

Where walking distance is ‘X’ in relation to location ‘Y’ – how many geo-stashes do I need?

What about GPS co-ordinates and geo-stashing?

Where should I geo-stash if I don’t have another bug-out location to go to?

If you’re in a position (now) where all your supplies are in one location then just ask yourself what you would do if it was compromised or you were forced to leave? There are several reasons why you may need to ‘bug-out’. Perhaps a viral pandemic in your immediate area will force you to leave due to risk of infection. I can tell you now that the idea of a geo-stash will suddenly become quite attractive.

And if you do take the time to set up a geo-stash with some supplies now - then not only will have you some peace of mind but it will also be a resounding and refreshing plan B in the event of an event.

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  • Reina C.

    It was nice to meet everyone today! Great meetup!

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Colleen

    Thank you Che for another awesome presentation! I really appreciate all the research, combined with your own ideas that go into the slide shows. We had some great discussion during the presentation as well as as after and it was nice to meet the new members!

    May 11, 2013

  • Renata

    I am glad to hear that. I think webinars would be great. Regarding going with somebody in a car, once I will be finally able to arrive there, I hope to meet many people and hopefully some will be able to give me a ride in a car in the future.

    March 12, 2013

    • Renata

      Hi Robert,

      May 7, 2013

    • Renata

      Thank you very much for your offer to pick me up. I am not planning to attend this meeting since we will be probably going out of town, but maybe you can give me a ride to the next meeting, if you will be going as well. I would be great to finally go to such meeting and meet you all. Seems like a very interesting group.

      May 7, 2013

  • Liz Couture

    Interested in bug-out by bicycle. Would be curious if there are some specific tips for this.

    1 · April 1, 2013

    • Che

      Great thinking. Yes. I can elaborate on both the advantages and disadvantages of using your bike as a bug-out means of transportation.

      April 11, 2013

  • Renata

    It sounds very interesting. I wish you would organize your and other Prepers meeting in Toronto and not in Richmond Hill. It is too far for me to go without a car. Also have you ever considered organizing webinars? It would be great if you can offer such form of meetins as well. For example at www.gotowebinar.com

    1 · March 12, 2013

    • Robert Leclaire

      I agree. I am not able to make most of them because I simply can't get way the heck out there in time.

      March 12, 2013

    • Renata

      Yes, it is so far away. Maybe we can move it to Toronto, at least for some meetings? Are most of the people attending from Richmond Hill area?

      March 12, 2013

  • Robert Leclaire

    I have a hand held Garmin Oregon 450 that I bought a while ago (to survey some woodland I was considering) but it's mostly been collecting dust since then. It might be good to put it to some real use.

    March 11, 2013

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