Underground Cache - Protect Your Supplies

For thousands of years people have been burying their treasure underground in secret cashes, to protect their valuables from thieves, natural disasters and corrupt governments. A hidden waterproof cache is the safest way to keep your survival gear secure.

Choosing a Location for An Underground Cache
The countryside is full of hidden caches, many were buried and locations were forgotten, or people simply passed away and their secret loot remains hidden underground. Choosing a suitable location is very important. Your survival cache can be hidden on your property, or on public land. Each has it's inherent risks. No matter where you choose to hide your cache, marking it's location and being able to find it again is of the utmost importance. Using suitable landmarks and GPS coordinates and not trees which can be cut down, or burned. It may be advantageous to have multiple caches instead of placing all your eggs in one basket.

Items to Store in An Underground Cache
Items that should be stored in a cache should be those considered for long term storage. Since your items will be buried, they will not be redly accessible. Plan your cache contents based on your needs.
Some ideas for what to place in a hidden cache:

  • Extra Clothes
  • Gold or Silver
  • Ammo
  • Firearms
  • Knives
  • Survival Hand Tools.
  • Sleeping Bag and Pad
  • Small Tent
  • Matches
  • MRE
  • Portable Propane Stove/Fuel
  • Spare Batteries
  • Flashlight
  • First Aid Kit
  • Items that Can be Bartered
  • Long Term Food/MRE
  • Backpack or Bag

For more ideas be sure to see our Survival List

Use a Suitable Container to Protect Your Gear

Many buried items were damaged when water leaked in and destroyed the contents. While many containers can be used that are said to be waterproof, once you bury them many will fail when moisture and water can permeate inferior seals.

One of the best containers to protect your gear is the UK-1627 TRANSIT CASE.


  • Durable, non-corroding ultra-high impact injection molded
  • ABS plastic construction
  • Protects against salt air, water, sand and dust
  • Withstands 1 meter submersion test
  • Optional built-in 3 in recessed wheels and retractable handle
  • Available with user configurable foam filling
  • Re moveable full length stainless steel hinge pin, padlock loops and 6 latches secure contents
  • Pressure equalization valve allows easy opening after altitude or temperature change
  • Interlocks in stacks with same or mixed sizes
  • Spring loaded powder coated galvanized steel handles with stainless steel twist-lock latches
Standard color is black ; custom colors and materials available on quotation

Internal Dimensions: 27 L x 18.1 W x 15.9 D in
Lid Depth / Base Depth: 4.7 / 11.2 in
External Dimensions: 29.1 L x 20.3 W x 17.3 D in (without handle)
30.0 L x 20.3 W x 17.8 D in (with handle and wheels)
Weight (empty): 28 lbs with handle and wheels
25.2 lbs without handle and wheels
Submersion Test Depth: 1 meter
Materials: Ultra high impact ABS, nylon, polypropylene, stainless steel hinge pins, silicone rubber o-ring 

By choosing the right location, and container for your survival cache, it will ensure that when you need it most your gear will be protected and ready for use.


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