Cache IDEA

Discussion in 'General Survival Discussion' started by capt., Jun 26, 2019.

  1. capt.

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    About 10 years ago I thought what if I needed an item while on the road. I travel the road so I keep watch of changing things weekly. So after 10 years I went to retrieve it. Unknown what to expect, all was just dandy. Now what did I use? I got a surplus 155 Howitzer, powder canister, it has a rubber seal and is made of heavy steel with a tighten down dog/leg type method I did put a small desiccate pack in as well as things that would rust corrode etc. I did dip the lower half into bright Rustoleum paint to see it and add protection. I put silicon on the seal tightened down the lid buried it 2 feet below surface in a sandy loom soil. Over the top after bury and before refill I placed a cheap bright dog food bowl over the whole top , edge down. Well short story is when I got home It opened easy ,was dirty, dog bowl was fine and the contents were in perfect order. 10 years in the ground. I think it would go 20-30 years. I don't think (I) will however!, and the area was starting to progress, it was time . But I was amazed that it was in such great shape. I still have a 95 gallon yellow hazmat drum buried, I will wait longer for this one as I have shown my kids were to find it, so if I kick off , OH WELL can't take it with you. What do you use to stash Items?.
     
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  2. zimmy

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    026.JPG I tend to do things on the large end of the scale and installed a 1000gal fiberglass tank in the ground with a stainless steel lid and bolts. I can't say what is in the cache or where it is at but it would be most difficult for the average person to find it.
     
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  3. zimmy

    zimmy WELL SEASONED

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    027.JPG The outer shell of the tank is fiberglass while the inside is high density polypropylene.
     
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  4. zimmy

    zimmy WELL SEASONED

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    029.JPG The opening is about 24 inches in diameter so getting in and out is possible for a slim person.
     
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  5. capt.

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    AH now you make feel like a piker. I do like it thou. My only problem would be undoing all the bolts, I'M a kit'n old.
     
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  6. zimmy

    zimmy WELL SEASONED

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    Well it is for long term storage but all of the bolts don't have to be used, just use a thick cork gasket to seal it and half the bolts or less.
     
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  7. Idaholady

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    While hubby was gone; I had someone add three feet onto the interior side of an outbuilding. It is dark inside, so it is hard to see the addition. I used the same wood and painted everything the same color as the rest of the building. Put the peg board back up in sections. Re-hung all the tools that were there. Only different is one of the sections of pegboard opens and I was able to hide a few things along the side of the building. Once you put a bunch of tools in front of it; you can not tell there is a hidey-room there. Oh, and I'm NOT telling my hubby; so, don't you tell him either.