On gun safes, many of the less than $1000 safes regardless of the name on them (Remington, Winchester) are built by a company called Liberty. They are good safes and will discourage most. However , I received a call from a friend telling me he had been broken into. His safe was lying on the floor-it had been pried open. The perpetrators had gotten it on the floor and literally pried it open. Whoever installed the safe missed the floor joists and there was nothing in the wall studs to anchor the safe (Liberty did replace the safe). It had to be someone in the know because the cash and precious metals were gone and the guns stacked on the floor -several nice over and unders. He has up graded his safe and it is into the floor and wall. To have the lock on my safe work, the directions say the dial must be turned several times.
Grandma has her cabin in the woods on a river, the #1 daughter has her cabin to decorate, the S-I-L has his base camp for snowmobiling and 4-wheeling and fishing. For myself-I smile. There are getting to be many outdoor hand tools (a single bitted axe, a Plutaski axe, round nose shovels and square, rakes, hand tools for building). Most tools are from garage sales -the pennies on a dollar is true. The S-I-L presented me with several like new Coleman lanterns and stoves purchased on Amazon for $55. One emergency radio stays. That business of 2 is one and one is none leaves me a little uncomfortable. We only have one big Burkey-one generator-one reloader.
What to do about firearms and ammo has been a problem. All the adults have CC permits and there is a resident Mossberg 500. I find I’m still riding with a centerfire rifle and .22 rifle. If you dig far enough there are .22s buried around the cabin and a mix of shotgun shells.
Having two places really was bothering me, thinking about it I came to realize that without a major investment I wouldn’t have everything, however, I would be better off than a person trying to carry it all on their back, small car, or 4- wheeler.
Both home and the cabin have good solid neighbors. We have no plan to abandon the cabin for whatever reason should it become necessary. Storing fuels – for gasoline buy non-oxygenated gasoline/ pure gasoline it is old fashioned gasoline like farmers bought one year and used the next(there are sites on line that tell you who sells it). PRI-G for gas and PRI-D for diesel seems to work quite well,if you want a preservative.
Statistics: Posted by headhunter — Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:26 pm