Discussion in 'Survival and Wilderness Skills' started by Black5, Apr 4, 2019.
I'm just gonna leave this here...
Well that's different.
Be a good way to hide small amounts of food.
Hate to ask where the shiv is stashed
I mean... if you lived in some parts of the world it probably isn't the dumbest idea. Especially if you actually have kids. Stash meds, cash, etc so they don't get stolen. Some places anything that can be of value has to be concealed. An old ragged, dirty doll that a kid is hanging on to may pass initial scrutiny.
You can go to most "survival store" type websites and find 100 things way stupider and less useful than this.
My doll would have a Victorinox Camper, 3 Bic lighters, a bottle of hot sauce and some jerky.
@Strigidae this would make for a great forum challenge: folks sew their own doll, stock it and then use only the doll and it's contents on an overnighter.
We used to use toys to hide....uh...never mind. That conversation is not for writing.
That strikes me as creepy.
Besides the interesting choices of contents IMO it’s not a terrible idea. As @C99c said there are 100 other stupider choices out there. I am not sure the rag doll would exactly fly in Most places but if you truly had to do something similar a kids toy might not be a terrible idea to stash survival gear...
Pick up a cheap car seat, stick it in the backseat, I dunno.
I like the idea of carrying it around talking to it.
My dolly....my.. precious....
@Black5 that is not a terrible idea either. I think a lot of people who “prepare for the worst” have a sort of glorified my plan is perfect assumption... That is a very dangerous assumption IMO...
I know it is a terrible comparison to make but think of every zombie or natural disaster or alien invasion type movie you can think of and the folks having to survive. Wrap all the worst case scenarios and things that go wrong and you might have a better visual picture what to prepare for. People seem to loose their mind when things go wrong...
SO IMO placing in plan sight or “non attractive” or “attention grabbing” pieces of survival supplies is a great idea. False garbage cans, fake mailboxes, gutted car seats, hidden in a spare tire, false filing cabinets in the office etc are all good options. I think we could start a whole thread on possible places to stash survival gear
I foresee an arms race of concealment products: a survival wig, a survival cast, perhaps even cosmetic surgery to implant survival items (the removable stitches provide cordage)...
It’s kinda like designing geocaches that only you are supposed to find. Having found as many Geocaches as I have and seeing where they have been hidden I can tell you there are plenty is spots right under everyone’s noses that would be practical for such ideas
The piles of crap and scrap in the top of an old barn may be more valuable than meets the eye.
How many hay bales you going to move before you find the gap between bales?
Do you realize how big that dry, rusted, fuel tank is on that scrapped tractor in the woods behind the house? You know...the old two piece clamshell tank?
All already out there and in use. Mostly DIY for those who need to transport something of value or whose life may very depend on having E&E tools always on them.
If you read enough interviews with cold war era spies or some folks who travel to certain areas today (like central and South America and the middle east) you get an idea that there really is nothing new under the sun.
I can see it gaining popularity with the mainstream survival crowd though. Anything to market or spend money on.
Colleagues are still amazed at what I pluck from my laptop bag.
Sometimes they are amazed at what I pull out of my pants.
Let's face it, cargo pocket emt type pants in a hospital blend in, and I've always have a sewing kit, boo boo bag, extra pens, etc on me.
Wait...what did you think I meant?
Just imagine it: instead of Build-a-Bear you'll have Build-a-PSK-Bear. Coming to a mall near you 2021. Coming to the Pathfinder Store 2022.