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Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by LWYM425, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. LWYM425

    LWYM425 Snohomish county Member

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    Any of you guys use ammo cans as B.O. cases? I have a couple plastic cabela's ones packed with canned goods/firstaid/ammo/misc gear. As of yet, I don't have a duffle dedicated to bugging, but maybe I should.

    I doubt they are REALLY watertight, but I think they are close.

    Only problem is that they can get kinda heavy. Are you all more in favor of something with a strap?
     
  2. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    I use lots of different means to store stuff. Lots of different ammo cans - some are army surplus , some are plastic.

    I keep ammo and key supplies in metal ammo cans ( You can buy them new vs used/surplus)
    I find it safer and keeps out moisture + plus I seperate out ammo by caliber

    Have a couple plastics - Not sure how they will do - plus I worry about cracking - use them for first aid, emergency gear.

    I guess I feel more comfortable with the containers than something light weight.
     
  3. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    Make some kids, have them carry your stuff. Worked great for my Dad.
     
  4. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    We bought heirloom seeds online and they were sent in ammo cans. If the rubber gasket's in good shape, they should work well for first aid, seeds, etc...

    Will
     
  5. LWYM425

    LWYM425 Snohomish county Member

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    Thanks guys, good feedback,

    I'll stick with them for now but keep in mind the limitations
     
  6. Rammit

    Rammit Bothel Member

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    I like the surplus NV cases, I keep my first aid kid in one of those, they auto adjust pressure and are EVERYTHING tight, usually alot better shape then the ammo cans i find.
     
  7. chizuck

    chizuck central Wa. Member

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  8. Thebastidge

    Thebastidge 10411 NE Fourth Plain Blvd Vancouver WA 98662 Well-Known Member

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    I have a bunch of the night vision goggle cases in my surplus shop- they're great for a lot of things. They are water tight but NOT submersible. The overpressure release valve will allow water in if they get submersed deep enough. It's meant to let over pressurized are out, not to keep water out.

    I also have lots of ammo cans in various sizes. They really good for keeping things air tight, just inspect the gaskets to make sure they are seated correctly and in decent shape. Most are.
     
  9. chizuck

    chizuck central Wa. Member

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    Were is your shop located? I would like to shop a members shop. Keeping it in the family so to say
     
  10. lunalupis

    lunalupis Oregon, ecotopia Member

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    We bought the majority of our seeds from Horizon, where did you buy yours from?
     
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    cyborg Oregon City Active Member

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    Does anyone have contact info for the guy in Tualitin or Tigard that has ammo cans for sale? He usually has a post on Craigslist but not lately that I can find. Any info would be appreciated.
     
  12. Thebastidge

    Thebastidge 10411 NE Fourth Plain Blvd Vancouver WA 98662 Well-Known Member

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    My shop is in Vancouver: SW Washington Surplus 6601 E 18th St Vancouver WA 98861
     
  13. caden08

    caden08 washougal Member

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    Do you have 50 cal cans? In good shape?
     
  14. Thebastidge

    Thebastidge 10411 NE Fourth Plain Blvd Vancouver WA 98662 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. 50 Cal, 7.62 cans, 80mm cans...
     
  15. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    "Directive 21". He also goes by "The Berkey Guy". I ordered the heirloom seed vault after I ordered the Berkey Crown water filtration system. After researching these products, he had the best prices and the turnaround was quick.

    Will
     
  16. 19 Adam

    19 Adam rural Clackamas County, Oregon Active Member

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    The guy's screen name is Ammo Can Sales. Do a search and some of his posts will show up. He is a great guy and has almost brand new cans, no rust or major dings. I have made three purchases of about 30 cans from him, both 50 cal and the 30 cal. You will enjoy the visit, he is right off Hwy 99 in Tigard and if you are like me you will talk to him for at least an hour so do not be in a hurry.
     
  17. sadiesassy

    sadiesassy Prescott Active Member

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    Willseeker
    Did the seeds come in seal plastic bags inside an ammo can? Or are they in paper bags?
     
  18. cyborg

    cyborg Oregon City Active Member

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    19Adam, thx. I Got in touch with him and restocked for my latest preps. I did enjoy the chat with him..... he can talk your ear off but fortunately he has a lot to say. Seems we are of the same mindset. With a similar take on the future of our society.
    Bro... let's go shooting soon! Give me call when you can.
     
  19. Fuzzbling

    Fuzzbling Lane County OR Member

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    I like to use the .50 cal metal and plastic ones for storage of odd ball items like solid fuels, Sterno cans, zip ties, etc.. Basically stuff I know I will use and want, but not a direct part of a BOB.
     
  20. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the late reply, Sadie.
    The seeds are individually sealed per type in mylar airtight bags in the gasketed ammo box.
    Will