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Vacuum Packed Ammo
#41
I put them back in the ammo can so they don't get knocked around to much...a little padding would be benificial to be on the safe side. I also do this with shells when waterfowling, only I leave air in there so if they fall out of the canoe they'll float.
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#42
This is what I'm presently using:

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It seals just about any type of plastic, so I can reseal potato chip bags, etc. But, it doesn't evacuate air like the newer models. After reviewing this thread, I might look in that direction.

I have sealed ammunition with 6 & 8 mil plastic, it works fine without desiccant for 5-10 years. A couple of observations:
  • Mark the contents. I slipped a paper label in to identify the contents before sealing. After a few years, I tend to forget whether it's plain old fodder or a special handload.
  • If your sealer can accept sheet plastic, Home Depot sells 6 mil and sometimes 8 mil plastic sheets. This stuff stands up very well. Clear obviously allows viewing the contents, black sheet protects against sunlight. For a while I was welding black on one side and clear on the other. It works OK, but make sure the plastic sheets are about the same thickness.
  • I discovered that with care, I could dismantle a ziplock bag and re-weld the ziplock zipper onto a 6/8 mil bag of my own. This was particularly useful for protecting documents in my vehicle from rain, dirt, etc.

csmith;22286 Wrote:... Don't tell your neighbor though, apparently weatherproofed ammunition is a big no no.

I wasn't aware of this. Details?

streaker69;22289 Wrote:You realize that there's still O2 in those cans? If you're really concerned about oxidation then you should be putting the O2 Absorbers inside the can as well as a desiccant pack.

Noted for future operations.
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#43
I keep my spare ammo in the spam can the Soviets sealed it in Smile
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#44
I couldn't really see in the pictures, but wouldn't it be difficult to get the ammo out of the pack quickly if the need should arise?
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#45
(12-23-2012, 03:35 AM)rmagill Wrote: I couldn't really see in the pictures, but wouldn't it be difficult to get the ammo out of the pack quickly if the need should arise?

Your edc should contain a knife

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#46
morpheus6d9;58544 Wrote:
(12-23-2012, 03:35 AM)rmagill Wrote: I couldn't really see in the pictures, but wouldn't it be difficult to get the ammo out of the pack quickly if the need should arise?

Your edc should contain a knife

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Copy that.

Here's my standard solution:

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Titanium bonded EMT shears. Works every time.

Amazon has them for under $10.
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#47
I always have a knife with me. My concern is nit about tools but about how the ammo is packed. Once one cuts away to one round can you get them all out or must one cut out each round individually.
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#48
rmagill;58722 Wrote:I always have a knife with me. My concern is nit about tools but about how the ammo is packed. Once one cuts away to one round can you get them all out or must one cut out each round individually.

Once you break the seal on the bag, they're all loose.
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streaker69;58723 Wrote:
rmagill;58722 Wrote:I always have a knife with me. My concern is nit about tools but about how the ammo is packed. Once one cuts away to one round can you get them all out or must one cut out each round individually.

Once you break the seal on the bag, they're all loose.

Thanks for the clarification. Looks like a pretty good idea!
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rmagill;58754 Wrote:
streaker69;58723 Wrote:Once you break the seal on the bag, they're all loose.

Thanks for the clarification. Looks like a pretty good idea!

If you have a heat sealer you can package them individually though it's not a recommended method.
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