In light of that, there comes timely advice in Issue #140, March/April, 2013, of “Backwoods Home Magazine” from Claire Wolfe. She gives excellent tips on how to hide your guns–and find them later. That can be a challenge.
One important tip. Don’t take your cell phone with you when you’re caching. At the very least, shut it off.
An excerpt of Wolfe’s article follows. You’ll want to be sure you have a look at the whole thing.
Hiding a gun
The rules of three
By Claire Wolfe
My friend Jack pulled the car into a grassy clearing. We donned rubber boots, fetched a metal detector and digging tools from the trunk, and headed off along a game trail. Our mission: To dig up and test fire a pistol Jack had buried years ago.
The trail disappeared into a wetland, which Jack crossed with confidence. The muddy water was only about six inches deep where he walked, but I couldn’t see the bottom so I waded gingerly after him. It was at this point I discovered that my borrowed waterproof boots — weren’t. I squished along after Jack. By the time I emerged onto dry land, he was standing well ahead of me, next to the stump of an old cedar that had been logged a hundred years ago.
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Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.