Planning for the worst
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Post By nontechguy
Post By high pockets
September 20th, 2013 02:04 PM
Planning for the worst
Iím always looking for ways to become more robust at my household. For instance, I have three ways to heat my home in winter, three ways to cook food, an alternate water supply, etc.
And as I was paying my homeowners insurance the other day, I realized that should my house burn down with all of my firearms and ammunition inside, I would be effectively disarmed at a time when I would be at greater risk. Iíd be living in a hotel or with friends, I.D. and credit cards burned up and temporarily not able to buy a replacement firearm, and so on. My relatives are not gun owners, so a loaner is out. The only way Iíve been able to resolve this is to keep a gun in a lockbox in my car, which is always parked in a detached, locked garage. What do you guys think about the risks in doing this?
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September 20th, 2013 02:12 PM
I have heard of burying a 5 gal bucket with a firearm and ammo for situations like this, but have no first hand knowledge :)
September 20th, 2013 02:18 PM
Do whatever makes you comfortable. If you are going to go through the effort just realize sooner or later someone is going to get into your car. Make sure the gun is secure- and don't park in the garage because I believe in your scenario where everything was totally burned down, you might lose the car in the garage too.
September 20th, 2013 02:24 PM
My NRA membership covers some costs of loosing my firearms in case of fire. That's a small start. The second half is to have your firearms on you when you get out of the burning house.
September 20th, 2013 03:03 PM
I, too, have three ways to heat my house: 1. Shut off the A/C; 2. Open the windows; 3. Turn on the heat. (I think it still works.)
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September 20th, 2013 03:26 PM
Open windows in PA not an option. Of course if the house burns down it's a moot point.
Originally Posted by OldVet
September 20th, 2013 04:05 PM
My first suggestion is to get a good fireproof (resistant) gun safe. The best/largest you can afford. You can store your personal papers, valuables, etc. as well as your firearms.
This link gives some good advice on that. Gun Safe Buyers' Guide
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September 20th, 2013 06:44 PM
Originally Posted by sideKahr
I have to admit, I am lax in this area, but I DO have three ways to cook at my house. 1) I cook, 2) My wife cooks (scary thought), or 3) One of the many local restaurants cook.
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