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DIY Whipped Cream Stash Can Safe

How to Make a Secret Stash Can Safe

Here is a list of 13 different tutorials on how you can build your very own diversion case safe. How to Make a Secret Stash Can Safe This tutorial gives you basic details on how to create your own stash can diversion safe from a soda can. It has pictures of them cutting the top […]

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Hollow Book Safe Custom Secret Compartments

How to Make a Secret Hollow Book Safe

Hollow books with secret compartments have been around for centuries, and are prevalent in a number of real and fictitious stories. One of the major draws to this simple diversion safe is it’s relatively low cost and ease of access. We’ve scraped the internet for some of the best guides on how to make your […]

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Custom private vault door

Residential and Bank Vault Door Manufacturers

We’ve narrowed down the top manufacturers of vault doors and listed them below with a few of each’s key features or offerings. Liberty Safe Vault Doors – Liberty Safes has been around since 1988. They offer a standard 6″ think, 950 lb.vault door in black and green. Doors have a heat activated relocker and dual […]

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Underground vault

Where to Lease Underground Vault Space

If you’re reading this page, you either have something valuable to store or are hoping to acquire something of value down the road that needs to be kept secure.  Here’s a list of underground vaults and storage facilities to help fill secure long and short term needs. These facilities generally exist in geologically stable areas […]

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Antique Mosler bank vault door

Low Cost Self-Filled Concrete Vault Door

A lot of people dream of walking down the stairs to their private vault in the basement to retrieve that special vintage bottle of wine.  Others imagine walking into a vault that displays their entire collection of firearms. I personally would like both of those, and another discreet vault hidden behind a secret bookcase door […]

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DIY Tutorial on Making a Hidden Bookshelf Door

How to Build a Secret Bookcase Door

Whether inspired by James Bond, Anne Frank or Scooby-Doo, it seems many people long for a secret/hidden bookcase door. They can be used to conceal safe rooms, vaults, wine cellars, or simple closets and utility rooms. No matter where a hidden door goes, if it’s made public, it’s a novelty that’s sure to be a […]

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Gear You Need to Survive the Apocalypse

The current doomsday news is about the May 21st, 2011 rapture. While I don’t know how anyone would take this particular even seriously, it does bring the topic of “being prepared for a worst case scenario” into the mainstream. To millions of “preppers”, folks that spend a considerable time acquiring and securing preparations, this article […]

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Cash Stash Found in Just Bought House Returned

A couple bought a house in Utah, where the previous owner, Arnold Bangerter, had passed away. Upon getting the keys and checking it out, the husband, Josh Ferrin, finds $45,000 in cash and other valuables stashed in the ceiling. The stash was housed in 8 WWII ammo boxes, and included cash, old stamps, bond certificates […]

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Finding Hidden Compartments in Antique Furniture

In the November 1939 issue of American Collector magazine, there was an article regarding antique furniture and the secret hiding spots built within. Safety deposit boxes, mutual funds, ETF’s and even checking accounts are relatively new inventions. In the 19th century and before, people relied upon stashing items in their house, be it important documents, […]

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