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:
1) Where are ideal spots within Ontario to geo-stash?
2) Geo-stashing locations above ground you may have never considered.
3) What items should you store?
4) What type of containers should you use?
5) How deep is the freeze-line within Ontario?
6) How to identify ‘stash’ locations through natural and man made markers.
7) How to ensure your ‘stash’ will never be discovered.
8) Where walking distance is ‘X’ in relation to location ‘Y’ – how many geo-stashes do I need?
9) What about GPS co-ordinates and geo-stashing?
10) 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.
If you do take the time to set up a geo-stash with some supplies now - then not only will you have some peace of mind but it will also be a resounding and refreshing plan B in the event of an event.
Che, Organizer of The Ontario Prepper Survival Network will be hosting this event.