How to Hide Anything

How To Hide Anything, by Michael Connor (Paladin Press, 1984). The entire book can be viewed or downloaded for free at

With little effort and expense, you can hide cash, armaments and even family from the menacing eyes of burglars, terrorists or anyone. Learn how to construct dozens of hiding places right in your house and yard. Here are small hiding places for concealing money and jewelry and large places for securing survival supplies or persons. More than 100 drawings show how to turn ordinary items into extraordinary hiding places.

And also by the same author — Sneak It Through: Smuggling Made Easier.
     Posted By: Alex - Sat Jul 16, 2016
     Category: Books

Maybe this guy is the originator of the packing marijuana in the tires idea.
Posted by Virtual on 07/16/16 at 01:52 PM
I read the book from the end, to see if I could find Jimmy Hoffa.
Posted by Greg on 07/16/16 at 05:39 PM
I must be a natural at hiding things. I buy something, use it once, and then store it where I can never find it the next time I need it.
Posted by Fritz G on 07/17/16 at 07:53 AM
Wow! Total amateur hour! Most of those for hiding small objects will be obvious after you've used them a few times because of unusual wear/dirt. Hollowing out table or chair legs is a good way to have them collapse. In the time it'd take you to build the outside ones, all your neighbors would have had a good look and know all about it.

I saw none which wouldn't be found by a rookie cop. I saw none which address how to prevent discovery by trained dogs.

Whenever I build something, I always add non-obvious spaces. A false bottom in a drawer? Nyet! It's better to have a thin box filling the space between the bottom of one drawer and the top of the next. Under a stair? Install what looks like the bottom of the stairs up to 12" below the actual stairs. Hinge it at the bottom and have a magnetic catch at the top so you can pull it down. To hide a person, build a cubbyhole in the ceiling (never, never, never inside a piece of furniture!).

No wonder this book fell into public domain!
Posted by Phideaux on 07/17/16 at 01:39 PM
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