I meant that you can buy 1-foot diameter PVC pipe and endcaps at the hardware store, and that you can probably get larger-diameter pipes from other sources.BKT probably meant to say you can have them in 1" INCREASES, in sizes to well over 18" in diameter at the hardware store.
It's about $20/foot. Not too expensive, IMO. 6" pipe costs considerably less and may be suitable, depending on what's being cached.I agree, but that is an EXPENSIVE way to do things.
PVC cement tends to make things pretty darn waterproof. That's been my experience, anyway.And, the amount of waterproofing you will need to do will depend on what you are trying to preserve and where you are trying to preserve it...
Exactly right. It's fine to secure your cache, but it won't help you if you can't find it again. It's very, very easy to lose something you buried months or years ago. Use your head when choosing a place to dig.I've heard more than one story about something being 'buried' and when they went back to get it in a few years, The tree or fence post or what ever they used to locate the 'Stash' was gone and they would up digging up half the county!
Rock outcroppings and concrete foundations or post are good landmarks, just about anything else can't be trusted!
Coffins are good! The expense??I'm wondering what would be the best containers for long term burial....and don't say a coffin!
A friend of mine, has 100 acres and equipment, back hoe, etc.
He buried a whole 50' container, under about three feet of soil, with a cement access hole, as in a manhole access. He hid the entrance under carefully planted bushes and some black berry bushes.
nobody knows except his wife and son.
and you !!