No, it is nothing to do with spying, for either side, but more to do with keeping your preps secret.
One big thing we can do to help our preps is to modify our homes to suit our requirements. Whether it is to enhance our homes such as putting in wood burning stoves or to enable us to prep safer such as hidden cupboards and cache spaces. The only problem I have is that for some of these it is more than a one man job and you don’t want to hire someone local so they know where your cache is. So you are reduced to doing it yourself and taking much longer to do it.
Unless of course you are a Belgian serial rapist where it appears these things hardly take any time at all and even people living with you don’t know what is going on. I wonder how they manage that? Have any of them written a DIY guide to building underground bunkers unobserved?
I thought first about looking for someone who preps locally and was willing to do some heavy lifting but the concern is that unless they were someone I already knew the OPSEC risk is just too much. Then I thought about someone who doesn’t prep but could do with some cash in hand. That worked out better but the concern then was they would know where all of the main hidey holes were and that defeated the object again. So I was left looking at someone who is willing to travel and do some building work regardless of whether they were a prepper or not. That seems the best option with the only issue being housing them while the work is being done.
I was therefore left wondering if there was not an opportunity here for someone with building skills to hire themselves out to do some of these things in remote locations for preppers. Of course although I would pay cash I would expect them to pay their taxes. Anyone interested in this? I have a bunker I need excavated via a three foot square hole in the house.