120mm ammo can cache

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  1. atlastrekker

    atlastrekker Supporter Supporter Bushclass III Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    Part of my bug out plan involves caches along the route. I've heard about using 120mm ammo cans, but have never tried one for myself. I bought one to try out, buy wanted to ask if anyone else has used one and if so how it worked out.
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    Haven't used that specific size, but in general, ammo cans will rust very easily, maybe putting your supplies at risk.
    A similar size PVC pipe with one end cap glued in place and another with a plug adapter and plug would negate the corrosion problem but would be a bit less rugged.
    Would probably be far cheaper too.

    YMMV
     
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    I'd also go with PVC pipe. Don't bury in a wet area or possible flood zone. I'd also pack some anti moisture packets (desiccant) inside.
     
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    Interesting. I hadn't thought about rust, but that is something to think about for sure. I have used PVC and was looking for an alternative to that. I could have sworn that I had heard of and read about people burying .50 cal ammo cans with good luck. Maybe I should go back and revisit that. For the record, these guys are $29 at the local army surplus store.

    Disacant packets are definitely going to be used.
     
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    Here is one of the videos I was thinking of.

     
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    I would insert that 120mm container inside a larger piece of vertical placed PVC pipe. So it could offer more protection but be replaced easily with minimal digging, semi permanent. Under power lines metal detectors do not work btw...
     
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    Could you coat the outside of the tube with grease or cosmoline and put it in a vinyl bag before burrying?
     
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    That tube is aluminum I think,no corrosion worries..
     
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    My magnet sticks to it.

    The .50 cal ammo cans that I've buried in the past and every one that I've seen that was buried either in person or on the net was either coated or wrapped up. I have had good luck with those cans by literally wrapping them like a Christmas present in a tarp after a good coat of rustoleum. Grease coating might actually be a good idea as well.

    Keep in mind, not all caches are buried. While I might have implied that was my plan I actally had another idea for this one.
     
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    You could go all John Wick.
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    Definitely. Or it could be a pretty cool floor safe too. Dig a hole pour concrete all around it and leave the top exposed. Make a plug to cover it and then put a piece of furniture over the top.
     
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    I am sure the folks who find them will be happy.
     
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    Not one of mine has been found yet @NevadaBlue, knock on wood. Placement is everything.
     
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    Ya could seal it up in a big truck inner tube like the afghans were doing...
     
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    On behalf of my friends in the Forestry Service, please bury your stuff well below the depth where a routine 'controlled burn' of the underbrush on NF land would cook off your ammo... They kinda hate when that happens.

    For stashing a long arm, I'd stick with PVC pipe myself. Plenty of youtube videos on how to do it, with '1 year' and '5 year' dig-ups to check the condition. Even if your metal container doesn't rust though, that locking cap causes enough problems without rust, let alone with.
     

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