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How to Hide Things in Public Places Paperback – November, 1996


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Breakout Productions (November 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1559501480
  • ISBN-13: 978-1559501484
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,714,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fiery counsels the seriously stealthy in detail. He gives lots of attention to selecting hiding places and gaining access to a site when access is not readily available. He expounds at length on hiding things in public restrooms and explores such arcana as access to soap and other dispensers, along the way confirming attentive modern readers' hunch that there is now--more's the stashing pity--a dearth of toilet tanks in public facilities. Some of Fiery's strategies are more novel than others. His discussion of Simplex lock combinations, for instance, though perhaps not groundbreaking, is certainly intriguing, but hiding things under snow piles is old hat to anyone who has ever been a beer-swilling northern teen with empties to ditch. A useful book for those who need it, especially with the appended index of hiding places and list of Simplex lock combinations. Mike Tribby

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 12, 2000
Format: Paperback
Ill keep it short and sweet. You pretty much need to take the entire books contents into consideration... the book breathes a lot of creativity into the subject... especially since from my knowledge of police work I know that you dont want to hide them in incredibly obvious hiding places everyone would pick. If you are going to read this book its a good idea to add your own creativity and not limit yourself to just these places. also a note on the combinations you have to be patient and trial and error sometimes is the only way to figure things out but usually patience is rewarded not only was the previous review not helpful it was harmful....
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A O Cazola on February 7, 2002
Format: Paperback
I picked up this book on a whim. I have never felt the need to hide many things, even less so to hide them in public places; yet this book has come in handy.
It comes complete with handy diagrams and useful ideas. Some of the suggestions in this book have proven to be extremely useful...who knew, for example, that fenceposts are such excellent hiding places.
How to Hide Things in Public Places comes off a little earnest perhaps, but still maintains its usefulness and usability.
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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Oxyperious on March 16, 2012
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I bought the book because I expected it to have been written by a former spy. I expected it would give me ideas for hiding geocaches [see geocaching.com].

The author seems to be a dealer who hides money or unnamed substances, usually for someone else to pick up.

Any geocacher who has played for anytime at all has seen many more creative hiding ideas than are offered here.

I found it a waste of my time.
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15 of 24 people found the following review helpful By News Nut on July 25, 2000
Format: Paperback
Frankly, I don't need a book to tell me how to hide things in public. Yet, I read this book thinking that maybe it could teach me something new. Man, was I wrong. If you think that reading this book will teach you how to hide anything, think again. All of the hiding places suggested in this book are very specific to certain items. If you want to know how to hide something as small as a key or a slip of paper, then this book will suggest alot of obvious hiding places (such as under stair cases and behind vending machines) The problem is that this book does not tell you how to hide anything bigger than a tennis ball. If you want to hide an envelope, then read this book, but if you want to hide something three dimensional, then I suggest looking elsewhere for info. And as for the stuff about the lock combinations, I had an easier time understanding the instructions on how to program my VCR.
If the idea of hiding your house keys in a bathroom hand-dyer at Dennys sounds like brillance to you, then buy this book. But if you are looking for real, useful, easy to follow instructions, skip this lame book and just buy one of those fake books that is really a safe.
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