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I know that it's been talked about in rather joking ways over the years, but is anyone actually doing it? Is anyone actually burying items that you may need to use later?

Not asking for a show of hands, or map with x marks the spot. But it's something I've been thinking about and trying to come up with a way that items could be stored safely.

Here's what I was thinking. Getting a 7 gallon HDPE bucket and outfit it with a gamma seal lid. Run a good bead of silicone around the lip where the lid meets the bucket just to prevent roots from seeking that space. Remove the handle and put the bucket in the ground covered by at least 8" of soil.

Cut a piece of PT plywood to just fit over the lid, so that the weight of the dirt doesn't crush the lid and to help keep the dirt out of the depressions of the lid. Put a layer of weed mat over the lid and tuck it in around the sides of the bucket. Cover with dirt and plant tomatoes.

Obviously you'd want to put your stuff in it first, vacuum sealed, and drop in an O2 absorber, and desiccant pack, just in case a seal breaks on your bags.

What do you think? Good idea?
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streaker69;40827 Wrote:I know that it's been talked about in rather joking ways over the years, but is anyone actually doing it? Is anyone actually burying items that you may need to use later?

Not asking for a show of hands, or map with x marks the spot. But it's something I've been thinking about and trying to come up with a way that items could be stored safely.

Here's what I was thinking. Getting a 7 gallon HDPE bucket and outfit it with a gamma seal lid. Run a good bead of silicone around the lip where the lid meets the bucket just to prevent roots from seeking that space. Remove the handle and put the bucket in the ground covered by at least 8" of soil.

Cut a piece of PT plywood to just fit over the lid, so that the weight of the dirt doesn't crush the lid and to help keep the dirt out of the depressions of the lid. Put a layer of weed mat over the lid and tuck it in around the sides of the bucket. Cover with dirt and plant tomatoes.

Obviously you'd want to put your stuff in it first, vacuum sealed, and drop in an O2 absorber, and desiccant pack, just in case a seal breaks on your bags.

What do you think? Good idea?

Just build a bunker and get it over with. LOL. Seriously, sounds like a good idea.
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#3
I have wondered after reading about how you could safely store firearms in this fashion. I was thinking probably use a tupperware style box with the gun inside that is lubricated and wrapped in an oilcloth. Or even pour a little bit of used motor oil or something in. Would make for a messy gun when and if you ever retrieved it but should stop any corrosion from occurring and allow it to function. Then there is also cosmoline if you have it handy.

Also would not hurt to go through the same process with silicone bead around the lid, descant pack, O2 absorber and what not that you mentioned streaker.
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#4
Maybe for an item that you would only ever have to dig up and use once. Wouldn't be very practical for something that would go bad or need rotated.
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Shodan;40838 Wrote:Maybe for an item that you would only ever have to dig up and use once. Wouldn't be very practical for something that would go bad or need rotated.

That was kind of the idea. Shtf
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#6
Might be a good idea if You owned something that you may end up loosing.    
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#7
I have an idea on how to seal up a firearm inside a food saver bag so that the sharp edges of the firearm don't puncture the bag. I'll post back when I have pictures. Smile
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#8
8" PVC pipe with end caps, one end with a threaded plug.
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bac0nfat;40882 Wrote:8" PVC pipe with end caps, one end with a threaded plug.

Have you priced 8" PVC pipe parts lately? Quick search shows that it's about $11/foot. I'm sure the end cap, threaded plug cap are fairly expensive as well.
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streaker69;40884 Wrote:
bac0nfat;40882 Wrote:8" PVC pipe with end caps, one end with a threaded plug.

Have you priced 8" PVC pipe parts lately? Quick search shows that it's about $11/foot. I'm sure the end cap, threaded plug cap are fairly expensive as well.

Might be pricey, but it's designed to be buried. It will last for centuries, and the shape is perfect for burying. Just use a post hole digger or auger.
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