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  •  A tip on the fire safe (3+ / 0-)
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    blueoasis, BachFan, BlackSheep1

    Unless you bolt that sucker down to the floor, I highly recommend a key type safe and leave the key in the lock or taped to the safe.

    Bitter experience taught me that.  I had a safe with a combination lock filled with my documents tucked out of sight. It was just to protect my documents. But someone broke into the apartment and along with several other small portable things they took the safe.  It was found in a wood grove about a mile from the apartment a few rainy days later pried open and papers scattered about.

    Two moves later and someone breaks in again when im on training.  This time I had left the key in the lock because my mom was going to come by and put some family history disks in the safe.  She arrived and found the safe open and all the papers thrown on the floor.  All we had to do on that one was pick them up and reorganize them.  

    I know, Identity theft.  True, but most people who break into homes are not looking to steal your Identity. They want high value small things.  Like cash or old coins or guns.  Things that fit in small fire safes that can be carried or put in a backpack.  

    As with all things, you are making a risk/reward guess.  My experience has been explained. (besides I avoid credit and stick to cash/debit cards so i'm not as worried about someone using my SSN to work under)

    Stupid question hour starts now and ends in five minutes.

    by DrillSgtK on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 08:53:54 AM PDT

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